Enthusiastic, punctual, able to think on your feet, and endlessly organised – these are just some of the assets that make a really fantastic events planner. But our experience in the industry has also taught us that while some parts of doing an amazing job are driven by inherent skills, a lot of what makes event managers truly great at their jobs is their attitude and mindset. If you’re looking to succeed, getting your head in the game and entering an event professional mindset is absolutely key. Here are our top ways to start thinking like an excellent event professional.
Event Professionals… value teamwork.
When you’re running an event, it can be tough to let go – after all, you’re the one in charge, and we get that you want to ensure that everything happens just as you’d imagined. But this can never happen if you don’t accept help, and the best event professionals know that. No man is an island, and when it comes to throwing successful and memorable events, surrounding yourself with a strong, competent, and reliable team won’t jean result in the event itself being improved, it will mean that you can focus on the really important things, and your individual performance will be better, too.
Event Professionals… think on their feet.
Even the most meticulously planned event will experience a few hiccups, but a seasoned professional will know how to think on their feet and come up with logical, simple fixes before a tiny mishap can derail the entire event. Above all, they’re able to stay calm when these inevitable hiccups occur, focus on the solution, and not let them affect the overall success of the day.
Event Professionals… communicate.
Every event we take on is different – from distinct moving parts, to varied team members, and independent desired outcomes. Each time you say ‘Yes’ to a job, you need to be prepared to come up with a whole new way of thinking, and communication is vital for success. A great event professional will use communication as their chief tool to ensure that an event runs smoothly, so set up clear channels with everyone from your client to your suppliers from the start.
Event professionals… are positive.
When the aforementioned hiccups happen at your next event, staying positive can be just as important as staying calm. Few things can genuinely ruin an entire event, and we’ve yet to come across a situation that hasn’t been rectifiable. With a positive outlook, a can-do attitude, and an ability to see solutions where others see problems, you’ll go a long way to ensure success and keep everyone around you positive, too.
Event Professionals… embrace creativity.
Behind every wonderful event is an event planner with an eye for detail, a brain for innovation, and a passion for creativity. If you’ve got your mind in the right place and you’re willing to go that extra mile to take an event from average to awesome, the results will be well worth it.