Are You a Successful Event Manager?
Are you a successful event manager? Would you like to be? Organising successful events takes a certain type of person, and without doubt not everyone is cut out for it. If you have the traits below, chances are you can not only organise events, but be a champion at it!!!
Time Management: It is vital to have the ability to multitask and prioritise. There are so many different factors that go into organising a successful event that you need to be able to know which tasks to tackle and when- this means you can be so much more productive.
Communication: A good event organiser needs to have excellent communication skills. Not only do you need to be able to communicate effectively with venues and suppliers, you also need to have the unique ability to also listen to your clients and understand their needs, then use that knowledge to deliver the best experience to their attendees. You also need to be able to work with a team, share your ideas, and delegate tasks according to strengths.
Creativity and Energy: There will always be a time that you need to think outside the box, and come up with solutions to problems that others may not see. There is also the element of creating an event which is not the same as all the others, and has the Wow! Factor. Also remember you will need all your energy and passion to get you through the long hours, and the challenges that can be thrown at you.
Flexibility: Any aspect of your event has the ability to change at any given time, and you need to be able to take these hiccups in your stride, and deal with them (sometimes so that no one even knows there was a hiccup). The ability to stay calm and focused when the pressure is on is vital.
Detail Oriented: For any event, there are so many details involved that you have to be on top of each of them, and know that if one changes even slightly, it can affect all the others. The ability to plan for contingencies and to be able to foresee potential threats and risks is a huge plus for event management.
Leadership: You must have the ability to take charge in a situation, in a respectful and professional manner. If you are not results driven and constantly staying on task, that is when the small problems creep in, which can lead to bigger ones. Event staff and your clients will look to you for guidance, so remain focused and positive.
Organising small events can be easy, particularly when all the hard work is done for you by Sticky Tickets! If you are planning on organising many, larger events or making this your career though, you will need to remember that planning and professionalism are highly sought after traits in this industry. At the end of the day, an event Organiser who is honest and professional and knows that the event is not about them but creating the best possible experience for their clients and attendees, will no doubt be a success.