But what do I know about organising events? I’ve collated a few delegate lists and sent out some joining instructions before…but never designed, planned and delivered a whole event.
Today the vast majority of event planners lack experience or formal qualifications and yet are expected to deliver outstanding events in the most public of environments. Many of you are what I call accidental event planners: it’s not the day job. Events may appear in your job description but not in your job title. Sounds familiar, is this you?
Who’d be an event planner?
While I may be slightly biased, there can be few things more rewarding than knowing that you delivered something from concept to completion and everything in between. I do, of course, accept that the somewhat pressured environment of event planning is not for everyone. Experience has taught me that, actually, we could all be great event planners. But as with anything in life, the more you practise events, the better and more confident you will become. With practice comes experience; with experience comes confidence. Real-life event experience will make you a better event manager because you have fought those event battles. You were there. Just remember, too, that event planning could be one of your untapped skills, something you did not know you were good at. So why not give it a go? The problem is, of course, that you will have to practise in public and you will make mistakes. Incidentally I knew nothing when I did my first event. That was 20 years ago and I am still going strong: still passionate about the value, importance and tremendous impact that great events can have in our business and private lives.
So how can I help you become a great event planner?
Unique to The Event Expert is an in-house suite of event management training courses which, to date, has transformed the event management skills and confidence of over 2,000 people. I have ½ day introductory programmes right up to a 3 day Ultimate Event Planning Master class. My courses are all high content ‘how to’ sessions based on what event planners have to do to design, plan and deliver successful events. My key objective is to give you the skills and confidence to run your own outstanding events. So move aside accidental event planner and say hello to my new self: a professional event manager… ready to tackle the next event!
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