We are all human, we all make mistakes. We envy that person who seems to have it all together, ALL the time. How do they manage to look so put together after a day full of work, family duties, errands, and everyday life?! Upholding this type of demeanor takes practice, but is achieveable. Event planners are great examples of this type of behavior. Outlined below are three qualities we find to be the most beneifical in the event industry.
Proactive: First off, no day is ever the same! A phone call, an electrical issue, each could cause a mishap in a matter of minutes. An event could be running smoothly and no matter how many checklists you have checked, something out of the ordinaryhappens. A strength every event planner must quickly learn is to think on their feet. Being able to react immediately andaddress the problem is crucial in this business. Hands on training will develop proactivity as a second nature skill.
Communication: The event industry runs on communication. Event Planners are constantlycommunicatingwith clients, vendors, and staff. Ensuring that the needs of the client are met is the goal of every event planner. Your in-house team communication between each other is just as important as that between a client and planner. Everyone must be on the same page from start to finish. By buildingstrong relationships in return will draw in more business and help you become a superior event planner.
Organization: More days than not, an event planner will be working on more than one event. A desk piled with long lists of details, timelines, and staff schedules is not a foreign sight to see. An event planner has to maintain order during all of the chaos. Setting up your workspace to be the most efficient is crucial. An event planner must be able to adapt to the constant changing environment around them. Post-Its, highlighters, Google Docs are a few items that can be found on our desks at all times!
If you dream of becoming a fantastic event planner, do not fret if you were not born with these specific characteristics. Event planners are magic workers. Bring forth your own individual strengths to help develop the skills that will make you unique at what you do!