05 Nov 5 Must-Have Skills to be a Successful Event Manager
5 Must-have Skills to be a Successful Event Manager
The Event Industry can be messy, stressful, demanding and very challenging!
Here we are with 5 must-have skills a successful Event Manager should manage to own, and to constantly improve!
Everybody knows… communication is key! As a Manager, it is important to provide your Staff with clear communication to keep everyone on track and ensure that the direction is clear. Listen to your Team and be open to new ideas. Communication is essential for the majority of roles, but… in Event Planning, the ability to listen and to clearly communicate is crucial to determine the success of your Event!
It may sound like a complementary skill but… given the increasing competition, the challenge of dealing daily with cutting-edge solutions and sudden changes… creativity can make the difference! As an Event Manager you need to come up with multiple ideas and potential solutions to reinvent your business continuously…
and guess what? With a fair amount of creativity which improves your problem-solving skills, it is possible to transform ideas into tangible projects and benefits!
- Multitasking and Time-Management
At various stages of the Event-planning process, Event Managers need to deal with numerous tasks at the same time. Imagine… you have to deal with multiple tasks at the same time for one project… but in the majority of the cases there are also multiple projects running at the same time! The ability to multitask and to be focused on different aspects is key to succeed in your role, so make sure to train your time-management skills and improve your skills in prioritizing!
- Flexibility and Problem-solving
It is essential to be able to keep calm, be fearless while achieving your goals, and able to adapt to new situations, especially in the Event Industry, where you have to deal with multiple stakeholders at the same time, different needs and requests! Flexibility allows you to maintain your business resilience and to ensure you can adapt to changes, and… a problem-solving orientation is key to guarantee results!
Since the Event Industry can be very stressful and demanding, it is essential to be genuinely passionate about the job and the Industry as a whole! Passion not only helps you to cope with stress and tough times, it may also help to boost your creativity and your willingness to do better! In life, nobody can’t teach you how to be passionate, you must feel it! Remember… Passion is the key to succeed!
Are you planning your next Event in Asia and want to make sure to have a Passionate Team working for you? Verve is here to help you and #MakeItHappen!