What If?  Why Not? And What For?  Answering Client Questions Requires Patience…

What If?  Why Not? And What For?  Answering Client Questions Requires Patience...

When you deal with the general public- you often encounter “a mixed bag of nuts.”  When you help clients with no money- that bag of mixed nuts contains more peanuts than almonds and Brazil nuts or even cashews.  The truth is that clients and prospects know far more about me than I do about them. … [Read more…]

Why Payment For Services Is Due Two Weeks Prior To Your Event Date…

Why Payment For Services Is Due Two Weeks Prior To Your Event Date...

Like anyone else, I have bills to pay, a website developer that enjoys being paid and a staff that expects compensation. Recently, I’ve had a flood of folks wanting me to officiate their event who have yet to return my contract or their deposit. If you are booking services through my sister site, The Pawning … [Read more…]

OCD & Me- How The Pawning Planners Prepare For Your Event…

OCD & Me- How The Pawning Planners Prepare For Your Event...

When I’m laying out a wedding- the details of where the bar will be, do we need handicap accessible tables and other issues that are often overlooked by my clients take first priority for me.   Planning and execution can often be disrupted by unexpected slip and falls, inlaws and outlaws, bee stings, big bites, … [Read more…]

Why Consultations Are Similar To “Blind Dates” Building Your Relationship With Clients… 

Why Consultations Are Similar To "Blind Dates" Building Your Relationship With Clients... 

My first contact with a client is generally by phone, email or through my sister website- No Money? No Problem- We Take Trades! The Pawning Planners.  Although the gap between Texas Twins Events and The Pawning Planners is based entirely on their ability to pay for services at Texas Twins Events or they have no money … [Read more…]

Copyright “Clues” Regarding Wedding Photos- The Client Gets Copies But The Photographer Owns The Copyrights…

Copyright "Clues" Regarding Wedding Photos- The Client Gets Copies But The Photographer Owns The Copyrights...

I’m pretty easy going with my client base through Texas Twins Events & The Pawning Planners and often use  clients photos on blogs and social media to promote my businesses. Since clients (whether they are paying or not) often want to see their photos right away- I post them on my business pages and do … [Read more…]

Hidden Treasure?  Often Pawning Planners Clients Don’t Realize What Their Trade Is Worth…

Hidden Treasure?  Often Pawning Planners Clients Don't Realize What Their Trade Is Worth...

When I opened my Ebay store in 2009 to generate income during a time of struggle when my husband who had never been unemployed (40 years in real estate development and construction), was out of work due to the real estate crash, other ebayers would contact me wanting to “trade” or barter their items for … [Read more…]

A Wedding at a Nudist Colony? Even I Can Be Surprised Occasionally…

A Wedding at a Nudist Colony? Even I Can Be Surprised Occasionally...

This afternoon I took a call from a man requesting my services and stating “everyone will be nude.”  Thinking my connection was going out on my cell phone I asked to verify “everyone will be rude?”  Surely he had not just informed me that “everyone will be nude?”  Speaking more clearly, the man repeated we … [Read more…]

Clarifying Roles of Team Members That Accompany Me At Events “The Texas Twins Team”

Clarifying Roles of Team Members That Accompany Me At Events "The Texas Twins Team"

Throughout my life I’ve worked for numerous large corporations and while customer retention was my specialty, customer satisfaction didn’t have the same importance to corporate America as much as profit. My theory on greedy corporations has been repeated by me for as long as I can recall “hogs get slaughtered while pigs get fed.” Call … [Read more…]

Brides on a Budget? Tips and Tricks to Keep Costs Low From the Pawning Planners…

Brides on a Budget? Tips and Tricks to Keep Costs Low From the Pawning Planners...

Did you know the average cost of a wedding in the United States is over $20,000?  Well folks the reality is that most hardworking Americans can’t afford the extravagance of such a costly endeavor which is why I started Texas Twins Events to offer low cost ceremonies and later the Pawning Planners to take trades … [Read more…]

Why Are Photographers & Wedding Vendors Requiring a Non-Disparagement Contract?

Why Are Photographers & Wedding Vendors Requiring a Non-Disparagement Contract?

A Non-Disparagement clause restricts individuals from taking any action that negatively impacts an organization, it’s reputation, products, services, management and employees. Let’s use Charlie Sheen for example Sheen v. Warner this case is in the news primarily based on a Non-Disparagement Clause. Standard Clauses (During the Term and thereafter,) “agrees to take no action which … [Read more…]