10 Apr The Top Skills you Need to Work on as an Event Planner
To be the best event planner you can be you need to work continuously in many skills. But don’t worry, you don’t have to be a pro at all of them in a day.
With the evolution of digital media, social networks have become more present than ever before. Twitter has shown to be a great tool for event planners. The community is becoming tighter and creating a stronger global presence, sharing photos, tips, videos, hashtags and podcasts. Being a meeting planner, you already are great at communicating, so you just need to expand to a new platform, in case you haven’t done it already.
Being great at communicating doesn’t only mean being good at talking you also have to be good at listening. Listen carefully to stakeholders and attendees. They usually provide great input in their area of expertise. This way, with more knowledge you can take better decisions.
Team up! Find other event or meeting planners in your area. Use it to be able to bulk buy and reduce costs. Also, they might have great input about new suppliers that offer better deals. This method could also work for international events. If a lot of planners are going to the same event you could ship together and reduce costs. Exhibitions Cargo would be more than happy to help you in this regard.
Design skills are a must. You don’t have to do all the design by yourself, but you do need to able to explain what you want and have an idea of how that would look.
Working with many suppliers you must be a master at project management. Be wise at choosing the right team, set the goals and parameters, and deliver the desired results.
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