Check Out These 7 Event Planning Tips For Successes Every Time
A recent survey found that the average event planner in the United States is responsible for overseeing anywhere between five and nine events each year. Considering that the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) found that there were 116,700 event planners in 2016, we can estimate that there are between 600,000 and 1,100,000 major events overseen by professional meeting, convention, and event planners, as the BLS calls the job title.
That’s a lot of events! With so many events, it’s inevitable that event planners mess up an innumerable number of times. Keep these tips in mind and you’ll be on your way to having a perfect, mistake-free event.
Do You Really Need A Professional Event Planner?
Assume that your wedding is in three months. If you consistently work overtime, are tasked with taking care of your children after work, doing most of the cleaning around your house, and cooking all your household’s meals, you sound too busy to plan a wedding on your own. Hiring an event planner would be worth your while.
Conversely, if you have plenty of time to plan over the next three months, you should consider planning the event yourself.
Research Potential Selections For Event Planners
Stay away from event planners who have very few or zero reviews. Once you’ve crossed these candidates off of your list, go through the reviews of each and every event planner in your general area. If you see a planner that has a few bad reviews on weddings and you’re planning a wedding, for example, pick another one, no matter how promising their prospects are.
The More Stressed You Seem, The More Stressed Others Become
Getting done things the right way when planning an event requires you to go with the flow, stay upbeat, and not take things too seriously. Make sure to smile profusely and laugh as much as you can.
This will help your assistants, co-planners, and other people around you keep their stress levels low.
Can You Multitask?
If you’re tasked with planning an event, your chances of reaching success skyrocket whenever you can multitask effectively. People who can’t multitask well are better off delegating their event planning needs to a skilled, experienced multitasker who blossoms in high-pressure environments.
Take Advantage Of Computer Programs And Apps
In today’s world of technology, you won’t have any problems finding software or apps to help you plan events. These digital tools help streamline all of your methods of contact so you don’t overlook things and effectively prevent you from forgetting important things.
Don’t Set Your Goals Unrealistically High
Event planners who shoot for goals as lofty as the Moon each and every time they plan things are likely to have worse performances than their more-reasonable counterparts. Don’t set the bar low – set it at a realistic level.
In many cases, if you overspend clients’ money, they will bill you for everything you spent in excess of their budgets. Make sure not to promise too much early on, then feel forced to overspend to compensate.
Those are 7 Event Tips by Brian Gefter!