Welcome to The Q Spot Blog! I am Qualena Odom-Royes and everyone calls me “Q” or “Professor Q”. This is Day 1 of the Just Blog It 30 Day Challenge and I am excited to get my blog out there again!!
Here is a little about me:
I am passionate about learning especially any and everything about meetings & events!!! I am a Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP), Certified Meeting Professsional (CMP) and a Certified Diversity Meeting Professional (CDMP) with over 20 years experience in the events industry and the owner and principal planner for a busy, award winning, meeting and event planning company: EventEssentials – Your Event Planning Solution!, based in Atlanta.
As such, I love sharing information, ideas and resources to make your meetings and events easier! For the past 12 years, I have been teaching a meeting and event planning certificate program that I developed at Clayton State University and I love it! My students inspire and motivate me to dig deeper, be innovative and think outside the box.
I created The Q Spot Blog because as a teacher and life learner I wanted to be a resource to help people! If you are looking for event education, volunteer opportunities or to gain experience in this crazy fun industry, “The Q Spot Blog” is where you need to be! I intend to feature some of my favorite vendors, provide tips, templates and tricks to make your events easier.
In a nutshell, I AM:
1- Sean’s Wife since 2000
2- Mini’s Mom since 2005
3- Mentor to Many
4- Chipotle Fiend
5- Container Store Addict
6- Great Keeper of Secrets
I look forward to connecting with you and thank you for following The Q Spot Blog!!