Event planning is all fun and games until one detail gets missed out and the event topples downhill from there. If there’s one thing that successful and seasoned event planners have in common, it would be the skill of being prepared at all times. When we say at all times, it means not only having a Plan B but having a Plan C as well.
Seasoned event planners are like tailors with lots of different textiles, needles and threads – always prepared to come up with a masterpiece no matter what materials they are given. Without preparation and crisis management skills, event organizers would definitely crash and burn.
One important thing to consider in event planning is to constantly build partnerships to boost one’s network. It is worth noting that network is as important as net worth. Successful event planners work their way around new clients mostly from good referrals and word of mouth.
Choosing people to work with is also a make or break in the field of event organizing. All team members must always be on their toes, alert and ready to ensure that the event goes smoothly. If one team member spaces out or makes a mistake, the whole team will surely be affected and negative experiences from clients travel fast like lightning.
Efficiency and organizational skills are also a must for successful event planning. A high level of organizational skills is needed especially when events start pouring in simultaneously. For event planning newbies, it is highly recommended to start small and avoid accepting multiple events. Handling multiple events is for seasoned event planners.
For beginners, it is best to note that quality is more important than quantity. Focusing on one event will ensure that everything will go smoothly and will pave the way for more fruitful event planning experiences.