If you’re humble, it’s hard to toot your own horn. I understand that. But during times like now, with the recession as thick as it is, you must step outside your comfort zone and try things that might make you feel, well, just a bit uncomfortable – even though they shouldn’t.

I’m too old/young: Colonel Sanders was in his eighties when he began his Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant. Anne Frank was a young girl when she wrote her diary which is still published and read to this very day throughout the world.

Secondly, if you don’t know what your mission is, you need to find out. We all know our mission deep down inside. Sometimes it takes a bit of quiet self reflection to work it out, especially if you haven’t been very good at listening to yourself.

One important aspect of successful Atlanta event management is planning ahead. If you need a professional speaker or other speakers, you should contact them as far in advance as possible. No one likes to feel pressured to do something on short notice. For someone only speaking for 5 or 10 minutes, it might not seem as crucial. But the keynote speaker could spend a long time preparing his or her remarks. If you don’t contact them early enough they may have to turn down the event only because they won’t have time to prepare.

Feb rd Reflection corporate keynote speaker Fine Art is being presented which is from a school of artists known as the Reflections. The exhibit is at the Reflection Art Gallery, 2925 Fairmount Street in Dallas. For directions, call 214-965-9027.

Happiness is not a result of anything you do. It is simply a choice. So never try to find happiness in your work. You won’t find it there. It’s not an end-result. You may find satisfaction. You may find joy. You may find comfort. You may find a peace of mind but that’s not happiness.

People like to know that you care about their opinion, especially during big events. It’s important to get feedback on your event. Make sure your team makes a point to reach out to attendees personally and get their opinion of the event. Not only will it help you develop a better relationship with attendees but it will help you get valuable information to plan the next event.