Have you ever been in a situation where you are really trying to make big moves during your planning and coordination? At times you can get really excited about your goals and then you notice it does not come out the way you want it to be.
How many times have you thought of given up because you feel you are not capable enough to succeed and stand out like others?
When i decided to start my event planning business, i really did not have all the qualities i have now. I want to tell you that it takes constant learning from different source. All of what i had learnt i decided to put all to practice. Regardless of what you know trust me there are some key qualities you should possess if you want to succeed and break grounds in this business.
Event planning as you know is the order in which you plan and coordinate events. Now every planner know that in planning event there are methods, ways and order to follow. I know that each person is different, we all have our own style and concepts even though the process may look similar but honestly you need to have some outstanding qualities so you can make really big moves in the event world.
Therefore i do not want to sting you with what you do not have. what i want to tell you are things that i have learnt and made part of me which has made me where i am today. Trust me you can make it part of you .
Now lets get into the qualities you should have.
FIRST POINT, BE INNOVATIVE
This is one outstanding quality you need as an event planner. You should be creative, introduce new and intelligent ideas. You should be able to think outside the box. By this i mean that everyone is aiming at the same target you should be able to offer up to your clients new and outstanding ideas that should get them impressed and excited about working with you. Don’t also forget that after you have come up with that intelligent idea, you should work towards an act of creating that idea to be a reality.
SECOND QUALITY SHOULD HAVE. PAY ATTENTION TO DETAILS
This is my favorite quality, going into details. Getting it done and doing it right to avoid mistakes is just what is required. You need to pay attention to everything properly and make it well organized. You should thoroughly review any plan you have and make sure that there are no mistakes.
This quality is something you should really desire for as an event planner. Honestly paying details helps you see the main picture of everything.
MY THIRD QUALITY. FLEXIBILITY/GOOD TIME MANAGEMENT
There are times you need to solve urgent problems while working on site. Aside the plans you have made, it is possible that something might just go wrong and you need to adjust and solve that problem quickly so there is no clue that something wrong happened. As an event planner you need to be prepared to handle any kind of situation that may arise. Thereby making you to make changes where necessary. While you are changing most of plans to solve sudden issues, you must know that you are working with time, don’t spend the whole day on something that should not take much since you already have other things on your list.
MY FOURTH QUALITY. LEADERSHIP SKILLS/BEING PASSIONATE
As a leader it is required that you need to have passion because it makes you fruitful. Being passionate is important for a leader, it gives you purpose. Since you are always excited this quality will help you deal with difficult client and difficult people in the event world while you try to actualize your goals for that event instead of letting obstacles stop you.
MY LAST QUALITY. BE EXPOSED TO TECHNOLOGY
Times and seasons have changed, the world is fast developing, new trends are coming up, new gadgets have been introduced and is commonly used. Technology helps one do things faster and better and that makes your work productive and outstanding.
Honestly there are new ideas and formats. The use of old models are gradually falling. Technology can help you actualize a lot. The use of social media, internet and lots more.