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!!