KELLY CHANDLER EXPERT SPEAKER
EXPERT PRESENTER, TRAINER and SPEAKER
Private training days, high level insight days, keynote speaker sessions, webinars & workshops
Do you need to increase knowledge on the business of weddings?
As a life-long learner with a constantly curious mind, Kelly LOVES nothing more than sharing her knowledge and empowering others with fresh insight to go and achieve great things, make change for their businesses and themselves. And, very importantly, to deliver above and beyond for today’s wedding customers.
She’s been a wedding-industry trainer for over 14 years when she first started teaching new independent wedding planners how to set up and launch their businesses. Nothing beats the buzz of an interactive “classroom” setting where Kelly’s an expert at nurturing fresh knowledge whether it’s teaching how to convert more wedding venue sales, effective social media strategy or on the future of the wedding market for potential new sector entrants.
PROVEN RESULTS Hand Picked Hotels
Kelly produced some excellent trend analysis and market insight for us at Hand Picked. With Kelly, we developed a series of interactive and informative workshops which the team really engaged with - Kelly is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about her craft and we very much value her input.
Head of Marketing & PR
Engaging and approachable
Kelly’s style is engaging, straight-talking, approachable and empathetic. She comes from an operational background, having curated and project-managed thousands of events, sensitivity handling tricky brides, keeping exasperated Chefs from imploding, keeping large teams on track, complex logistics juggled and tackling whatever challenges live events bring–you know those things that absolutely aren’t mentioned on the function sheet!
She also speaks from over 17 years as an entrepreneur and business owner where she’s been hands-on, self-taught, made sales and marketing mistakes and thrown herself into every aspect of running multiple successful wedding industry businesses. With persistence, determination and a good dose of humour!
5 to 500
She is regularly commissioned to speak on an exciting range of subjects, to intimate groups of 5 to gatherings of 500. Kelly presents to venue teams including Property owners & Entrepreneurs, Heritage estate custodians, Hotel senior management teams (GMs, Ops Directors, Sales & Marketing Directors), Venue Managers, Wedding Co-ordinators, Marketing Teams and Wedding Planners as well as other segments of the wider wedding industry too.
From Our Clients
‘Fantastic day of training with the excellent Kelly Chandler. Highly recommended for any wedding venues looking for support or inspiration. Thorough and hard-hitting, we came away with so many ideas as to how to improve our offering. Thank you Kelly for an excellent day.’
Cley Windmill, Norfolk
Rural business diversification into weddings - What's the opportunity in this market?
Sales success - Converting more wedding enquiries to showrounds and into booked dates
How to become a leading wedding venue and stay there
Nailing your sales process for wedding venue booking growth (even in Covid-times)
Venues & Wedding Professionals - A highly successful business marriage
Reaching the luxury segment of the wedding market
Adding weddings as a commercial revenue stream - Why and how?
Bridal psychology - Understanding this unique customer
As a leading figure in the business of weddings,
Kelly is regularly commissioned to speak at high profile events, wedding and business diversification shows in a variety of formats and roles from private training days, high level insight sessions, keynotes, conference Q&A panel discussions, roundtables, webinars, virtual summits and intimate workshops.
PROVEN RESULTS Polhawn Fort
Kelly spent a day training our entire customer facing team alongside the owners. This time was invaluable as we managed to overcome many issues that had previously belonged in the "too hard" basket as we had failed to fully recognise their importance in the sales outcomes.
Another hugely valuable outcome of this day was to appreciate each team members value to the Fort and gain better understanding of the extensive nature of their roles within the team. Having every member present has proved essential as we commence rolling out the action plan developed after Kelly's workshop as the team recognise the need to change to continue being successful. As a result of our work with Kelly, we have managed to freshen and modernise our offering. We have noticed a considerable upturn in conversion rate with 50% of visiting couples now booking the Fort (previously this was more like 20%). This resulted in achieving our best sales month in the history of Polhawn Fort one month after Kelly’s training. As a result of this increase in bookings we received deposits of £30,000 above our sales targets which negated any reservations we had about the cost of instructing Kelly.