- Posted by Preferred Events
New Years Goals for Event Planners
Going into the new year soon is a great time to reflect on accomplishments and lessons learned in the event planning realm and commit to making some positive changes going forward.
Apparently, more than half the planet make new year resolutions, but sadly, most never go further than making the verbal commitment. Goals for the new year can be a powerful motivator, however, if made with steps to achieve them and if they are realistically attainable.
For us as event professionals, some very attainable goals include ways to improve and further fuel our passion for the industry. If you are an event planner, you might want to look at these too.
- Be a first class event company.
Every event planner is in the industry because they strive for perfection, but whether you are at the outset of your career or a seasoned professional, there is always room for growth. Remember, now two events are exactly the same, so every event can be a self measure of how to out do yourself, whether in service, hype, reviews, or just plain organizational skills.
- Run better events
There are tons of things to do to be better. Improving on events being more engaging might be one way to strive for a better run event. Using new technology might be another. Have you ever used an app during an event to sync everyone?
- More Original Event Ideas
We are constantly trying to exceed customer expectations and while some events need to be predictable, some can be completely off the wall. Try brainstorming things you’ve seen that you think could be applied to this industry and let the creativity fly. Pick one or two new ideas and pitch them to your client, you might be surprised at how much they like the idea of doing something completely different.
- Learn to say no
As event planners, we are inherently people pleasures, but sometimes you have to manage expectations and say no when it is not in the best interest of the client or event company. Every event company is different as are the skill sets within them. Taking on an event that has a ridiculous timeline or is outside your capabilities is a fast way to lose credibility.
In conclusion, try to stick to realistic goals that also offer a way to stretch you enough that you grow. Add a timeline and plot regular reviews on the calendar to mark your progress. What are your goals for the coming year?
From everyone here at Preferred Events, we wish you a fabulous 2017.