You may think your current job holds no relation to event planning professions. This industry is often perceived as an easy and glamorous way to earn a good living. The truth is, these professionals are among the most hardworking individuals who encounter many of the same pressures that most careers possess. As individuals who know the art of creating a vision and seeing it through to execution, they are perfect examples to look up to and learn from on how to better fulfill our own occupations. The following are some of their tips we can incorporate in our own work lives.
Don’t Agonize, Organize
When it comes to event management, strong organizational skills are a must. In this industry, you are expected to juggle a full range of logistics to execute various programs. Even though our own jobs may not require that much from us, adopting this skill can improve our work efficiency and our overall quality of life. Being organized can save us time, money, and even headaches. Ultimately, being organized means being in control. Anything from getting rid of desk clutter, to making lists, or using labels, can make a huge difference. The more detailed the organization, the better.
Stay Calm and Carry On
Accidents and errors are inevitable in any setting. Fortunately, this is when successful event managers truly shine, as they quickly take control of the situation in their most authoritative yet personable manner. The ability to have a relaxed tone and attitude in the middle of chaos brings their clients the reassurance they need. So when things get steep at your job, remember to stay level-headed and think on your feet. This is a praiseworthy talent very few possess.
Make Meaningful Connections
Because project management involves managing not only functions but teams of people, interpersonal skills are essential in this industry. Forging real connections with anyone in our workplace is a strength we should all embrace. In the case of an emergency, these contacts are sure to work along with you to solve any problem. People will do anything for you when you forge genuine relationships with them.
consider your job hard to enjoy, maybe take Oscar Wilde’s advice: “Imagine yourself without one”.
At JG & Associates, we know plenty of event planners who are fantastic at what they do. Do you know of any who can identify with this blog? Share with us in the comments below!