Stop “Shoulding” All
attention! If you are always thinking of the future, then you’re
not fully aware of what is occurring in the present. If your “to
do” list is running through your mind right now, then
STOP! Focus on what I’m about to tell you. You get NO
value from the present if you are living in the future because
that means that you’re not paying attention to the now.
Therefore, you’re not going to learn. Do I have your
attention? Good. If you want to learn more, then read on.
President of Reachmore, a small-business and executive leadership
coaching firm, shared the above advice with ISES members at
the August monthly meeting at Oak Hill Mansion. He said the
simplest way to manage your life with less time and resources
is to prioritize. We need to differentiate between what we “must
do” and what we “should do”. To accomplish
this, reduce stress, and take back control of your life, CJ
shared four simple rules to follow:
#1 – Plan the week in advance. Before you read your email,
create your “must do” list.
• Rule #2 – Take back your day. Do something that gives you instant
• Rule #3. – Turn off your email. Check mail 4-5 times a day and
turn it off the rest of the time to allow you to be able to concentrate on tasks
without being distracted.
• Rule #4 – Choose your future. How you respond to things that affect
you is your choice. Remember that you have control.
shared that memory recall and high recognition comes from laughing
and smiling. Always try to have fun and enjoy what you are
thanks to August meeting sponsors Oak
Hill Mansion and Chair
Covers & Linens. Lee Johnson added some bling to the
chair sashes by showcasing the brand new broaches offered by
Chair Covers & Linens. They come in silver or gold and
rent for only $1.00 each.
Immediate Past President
working in the event industry since 1999, Monica introduces
a partnership with Detail + Design. Monica’s passion
along with her creativity brings a new perspective to conferences,
social occasions and weddings for the Detail + Design team.
From the most intimate affair to the largest of conferences
and grandest of galas, Monica’s background in special
events is varied and diverse. Monica’s attention to
detail and desire for every event to be thought of as a theatrical
production first became apparent while working at the Walt
Disney World Resort, where every day is treated as a special
occasion. Monica’s passion for lavish occasions began
while working for several years at a historical Indianapolis
downtown hotel complete with grand Neo-classical architecture,
followed by years working in an upscale, contemporary museum
space. This varied background allows Monica to see events
through different lenses and allows her full creativity in
the coordination of her clients’ needs. In addition
to serving as Past Immediate President for ISES Indiana,
Monica is active in the Association of Bridal Consultants
having won their award at the 2005, 2008 and 2010 Art of
the Table and is part of the founding group for the Wish
Upon a Wedding Indianapolis Chapter. Monica also has joined
the exclusive ranks being one of fifty people in the world
that has as earned the distinction Master Bridal Consultant.™
is your title and position at your current company?
Kate B. Berglund
Creative Principal of KB design llc.
Making your event an experience through luxury branding.™
does your company do?
How is it different than others like it? KB Design is a boutique design
agency that focuses on event and small business branding. We work closely
with our clients, and their planners, to create an experience, leaving
a lasting impression
through a portfolio of pieces that meet our client’s needs. KB
Design was fortunate enough to fill an unmet need in the marketplace,
event branding for personal, corporate or social events. Our services
range from very affordable to highly customized using trend setting materials.
For example, some recent weddings have included invitations created in
metal boxes, specially engraved lemonade crates, or even laser engraved
wood. Our ability to create a unique experience for our clients has resulted
in multiple industry awards and press.
many years have you been
in the industry?
I have been in the industry since 2000, and started my business in 2004.
was your very first job?
My father was a veterinarian and I loved hanging with him at work. So,
when it came time for me to get my first job it was natural to all of
us that I would do something at the animal hospital. So, until I graduated
college, my one and only job I had through high-school and college was
to clean kennels and manage the ‘back of the house.’
is one thing that most people may not know about you?
I was born and raised in Wisconsin and graduated from the University
of Wisconsin. Go Badgers! I love the outdoors and am an avid fisherman
and snowboarder. And yes, love cheese too;-).
What led you in into the event industry?
My own wedding, which I hate to say that, but it is the truth!
did you decide to join ISES?
I joined ISES for a few reasons and the most important is that since
I am from Wisconsin and was a transplant to Indiana in 2003, I really
did not know the industry here. Therefore, for the future of my business
it was so important that I network and get to know those in the industry.
Since I had a few events under my belt and worked with a few others who
were already members they stressed what a great organization it is and
how much I could benefit. So, here I am 3 years and running…
is your most memorable event? Why?
Ooo, this is a tough one! I have worked with a certain family for a while
now and a few years ago did the parent’s vow renewal in Hawaii.
There were so many fun aspects that KB handled and was truly one of our
first large events. I think this one will always be close to my heart
because of having done events for the family previously and truly having
creative freedom. The trust they had in all of their team for the event
was fabulous and allowed us to do what we do best!
you were not in the event industry, what would be your
I have been getting this question a lot lately and it has made me think…I
truly was born to do something in art so I would probably do something
in the same field. Or if I had to dream, I always said growing up I was
going to be in the Olympics or Xgames for snowboarding.
The Mansion At Oak Hill
Prairie View Golf Club
Markey's Rental & Staging
Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Airport
Mary Azar Callahan
2010 - ISES Indiana breezes into the Windy
More than a dozen ISES Indiana attendees trekked to the Merchandise
Mart in downtown Chicago to see the latest venues, new products, sample
catering creations and network with event professionals from our region.
Education mini-sessions were intermixed throughout the tradeshow which
culminated with the BizBash Event Style Awards and a networking cocktail
party. Everyone found inspiring new ideas and enjoyed a fun road trip!
there something you would like to announce, brag about, or
just let everyone know? If so, email it to Jennifer McKinney-Seet,
CSEP, VP of Communications, and we will be happy to include
it in the next Newsletter. firstname.lastname@example.org
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you need assistance processing your request, please contact
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**Please note the FedEx Kinko’s member benefit will not be available
until the 4th day of the following month. For example if you signed up
for the discount in the middle of May, the FedEx Kinko’s benefit
will not be available until June 4th.
Now is the perfect time to expand your
role in ISES. There are opportunities for
all levels of experience and commitment.
Assist in planning the annual one day Education Conference scheduled
for November 17, 2011.
Event Chair: Tonya Shadoan, (317) 716-7643, email@example.com
Assist with planning fundraising events such as Aspire and Flaunt.
Director at Large: Mike King, (317) 423-3590, firstname.lastname@example.org
Assist the VP of Membership with enhancing and developing the ISES Indiana
VP of Membership: Vanessa Chavez, (317) 917-9999, email@example.com
Assist in planning the annual PACE Awards. Indiana’s premiere awards
ceremony for event professionals.
Director at Large: Leah McFarland, (317) 985-8992, Leah@eventfullplanning.net
Assist in coordinating the monthly meetings with the VP of Programs/Education
VP of Programs/Education: Sarah Hines, (317) 632-8687, firstname.lastname@example.org
October 13, 2010
- 48th Floor of Chase Tower
11:30 - 1:30 pm
ISES Indiana Education Conference
Mavris Arts and Event Center
November 17, 8am - 4:30pm
The Special Event
If you are interested in attending The Special Event January
25-28th in Phoenix, the early bird deadline is October 6th:
This is for
a Full Conference Pass, which gets you both the educational
content and entry to the tradeshow.
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