We had the good fortune of connecting with Steve Kemble and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Steve, is there something you can share with us that those outside of the industry might not be aware of?
People perceive that the world of planning events, meetings and weddings as a “glamorous” job! While we do create glamour for our clients, it is also one of the most stressful jobs in the world. In many cases you are responsible for planning the most important event in a person’s life. You need to be: *A highly organized individual
*You will be juggling various tasks each and every day, so you must be able to multitask
*”The devil is in the details”, which makes event, meeting and wedding planning fairly “devilish”…you need to have a very strong attention to detail
*You must possess strong time management skills- you will face a constant onslaught of time sensitive deadlines
And last but certainly not least, you need to have fabulous communication skills, as you will be constantly dealing with various vendors such as caterers, florists, designers, entertainers and more everyday!

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Steve Kemble recently profiled in The New York Times, is a known commodity. The world-renowned fashion and life-style expert, named one of the “Top 10 in the World” by Departures Magazine has thrown bashes for the likes of George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Bishop T. D. Jakes, Oprah Winfrey, the Dallas Cowboys and many more names one would recognize from the Forbes list. He has built his brand as “America’s Sassiest Lifestyle Guru” with several TV appearances on shows ranging from “Extreme Makeover: Wedding Edition” the CBS “Early Show”, “Good Morning America”, and “The Today Show”. Steve’s celebrity fashion commentary can be seen weekly in US Weekly magazine as a member of the “Fashion Police” .

What I have learned from my over 30 years in the events, meeting and wedding industry is to:
*Surround yourself with people with positive attitudes
*Experiment before investment
*Continue to challenge yourself by rethinking your marketing strategies
*Continue to strive for work/life balance
*Create a strong team of vendors to assist you in achieving your goals

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Steve Kemble’s Favorite Spots in Dallas!

Breakfast Favorites:
Cindi’s N.Y. Delicatessen, Restaurant and Bakery
San Martin Bakery and Cafe

Lunch Favorites:
Bistro 31
Capital Grille
The Honor Bar

Dinner Favorites
Fearing’s at the Ritz Carlton
Parigi Dallas
The Mexican Dallas

Nightlife Favorites
Lee Harvey’s
The Adolphus Hotel
The Mansion on Turtle Creek:

Shopping Favorites:
Highland Park Village
Northpark Center
The Galleria

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Shoutout to all the industry associations I am a member of- Meeting Professionals International (MPI), National Association for Catering and Events (NACE), International Live Events Association (ILEA), Special Event Assistance Relief & Crisis Help (SEARCH Foundation), Visit Dallas and many more! Associations bring reputable and ethical professionals together to share resources, information, networking opportunities, and education surrounding issues that affect the industry! My professional growth and success is a direct result of being very involved in the meeting, events and wedding industry.

Website: www.stevekemble.com

Instagram: @stevekemble

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