Does planning and organizing events give you a rush of adrenaline? Do you love the feeling of seeing an event being successfully carried out knowing that you were behind it? Are conferences, weddings, conventions, birthdays things that you look forward to planning?
Ever dreamed of making event planning a career? Why don’t you?
Be passionate about your job
Event planning is not easy. A lot of hard work, long hours and passion needs to be committed and you really need to love what you do. If you don’t have the passion for it right from the start, it is only a matter of time before you grow tired of it. To be a successful event planner, you need to be prepared for a lot of hard work and understand that you need to be as hands on as you can be. Being an event planner is not merely being the person in charge and getting others to run around getting things done for you. No, there will be moments where you are going to have to roll up your sleeves and get down and dirty. After all, if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself.
Keep updated & stay ahead of others
A successful even planner and manager is one that stays on top of the industry trends. Don’t hold back from getting involved in other industry events and see how other event planners and managers get things done. Experience is a very valuable and underestimated teacher.
Be a professional event manager
And finally, to be a successful event planner or manager, you need to exude confidence and professionalism at all times. Confidence is your key to convincing your clients to engage your services, nobody is going to be interested in working with an event planner who doesn’t look like they know what they’re doing.
Be confident, even when you might not be.
A confident personality is part of the persona you will need to build.