If you work in the event field, create and support live events, if you are passionate about event planning and organizing, what can you do to make your achievements more efficient and to become a better specialist?
Communicate, communicate, communicate
Don't lose any chance to talk to people. Look around – there are hundreds of ways to promote your own presentation or lecture, meeting or other event, and yourself too. There are two best and most popular ways to make new communications. First: be active in the Internet. Use social media, write posts, messages and emails, ask and answer questions. Show that you are a real person, not only a brand representative. Second: attend other events. This will help you to see the difference, to learn something new (always, even if you are really good!), and to make new real contacts. Talk to the attendees about your common interests, speak about your working projects – if it is appropriate, take and give business cards. Sometimes after a successful talk it is not bad to write back to your new interlocutor, it may help to strengthen your business contact.
We live in the world of technologies, which are developing rapidly right now, and the next second, and so on. So if you stay too old-school, your competitors may overtake you in a very fast way. Stay trendy and up-to-date, learn what kind of modern technologies can help you to make your job better. Use an event platform which saves your resources – you will be happy to give your precious time and energy to your attendees, to make your events more popular and interesting.
Train your multitasking
The best event organizer has to be well organized by himself. Your job is not only to find a venue or to plan a number of attendees. You have to work with many different tasks – sometimes in one moment. They may be very and very diverse, variable, they may even seem strange and impossible. Stay flexible to do everything in the proper way and to get all the effect you can expect from your presentation or meeting. In every event – no matter of your event specific – you need to get several skills and types of knowledge, to make it better. So, as we already said, don't stop learning.
This tip mostly suits for the beginners, all the experienced professionals know it perfectly. It may seems that organizing an entertaining event is easy – ha-ha, it's just a party, what's the problem? Event planning and organization is always a long, difficult and very serious process. Don't take it too easy – you have a big risk to fail with all this chaos. Remember that you visit your event not to entertain. Your guests will have fun, and you will have to work. Focus on this moment and don't let yourself to look like an amateur.
Have a backup plan
Every person has a habit to think: what may happen if I do this, or if I don't do this, or if someone does this, or if something happens accidentally… This is normal. But you are the event manager, so you have to realize – no one plan works at 100%. Something is always going in another way. Think about plans B, C and other letters. It's not bad to plan some extra moments – what to do if someone feels himself bad (it is very important especially at entertaining events), and other force majeure cases.
Pay attention to yourself
Your health and your mood are you. If you take care of yourself, you form the necessary source of energy and keep your mind clear. So you can do your work better, you can react properly to any unplanned moments, you can achieve your goals more than you expect. So don't be a horse who works without any rest. Pay attention to your sleep, food, workouts, water drinking and mood.
Dream big, do what you can – and you'll get the best results.
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