How to get better? Advice for event-managers. (a selection of articles and blogs by event industry professionals)
Despite of years of work and number of events done, the presence or lack of knowledge and experience — we often ask ourselves whether we are doing all right in our work? We picked up a few tips that will help you become better and achieve more.
Practice allows you to master skills.
The most simple advice — do more activities, help others, work in a team, volunteer, whatever. This will provide diverse experience. Each event is unique, so it is impossible to prescribe a universal formula for success to create the events. Through practice and errors, developing intuition, you will achieve the desired results.
From books on the theory and professional journals — to e-books and blogs — read regularly to learn theory and to keep abreast of the latest trends in the industry.
After each event, try to analyze the past and to summarize. Get information from the customer, the guests, from your team. Celebrate success, but do not miss the opportunity to analyze the defects, so that they do not recur in the future.
Reasonably use technology
Use only those innovations, that are appropriate and do not require large investments — of money and manpower. Understand the process behind these technologies to show their benefits and importance of using.
Involve opinion leaders
Look in the communities and social networks of experts to help with ideas and their implementation at the event. Use the best advice from the social networks as a source of inspiration. Attend professional events, listen to renowned speakers.
Look for solutions, not problems
Our mission — to find a solution to any problem that has customer. If the customer requests will certainly become a problem for you — negotiate. Active work experience can help to find optimal solutions and explain why it works.
As a professional in the organization of events — you will always be critical to the work of the competition, noting all the things that you would do differently. Visiting various events, you can see how the idea of the competition come to life, what processes are behind this. Emphasize the pros and cons.
Organize regular brainstorming sessions for the whole team — it should look like the perfect event. Forget all restraining elements (budget, resources). How to improve the perception of the participants? How to solve the problem? Are there other ways to solve the problems that are different from those used constantly?
Take care about yourself — for 100% job involvement you will need to charge the power and energy, good sleep, switching to other activities, rest, walk in the fresh air — anything that will help to relieve stress and get back to work.
Love your work!
We believe that the best event managers — those who sincerely loves their job, despite its complexity, and the DC voltage. After all, we cannot work half-heartedly and leave things to be done later. If you like the drive and the joy of victory — difficulties to you are not an obstacle!