What makes event planning interesting?
In this world, there are more than 19 types of business industries. Hence, why events?
Why does one choose event planning as their main job? Some think that the event planning job consumes much of your time, high-stress level, and irregular work hours. However, some passionate individuals are willing to go through the different challenges faced in the event industry. Let us see from a few pointers here.
“If you ask any event planner about their job, they’ll tell you horror stories about staying up all night the day before an event, or how something went wrong at the last minute and they had to improvise a fix to save the day.” - Eventerprise
One of the things event planners love the most about the career is the opportunity to express their creativity. Thinking out of the box is essential in this line. You may never know how you can transform a basic event concept to a unique one. With creativity in your concept, you can attract clients easily and it also benefits your future sales pitches.
The thing about events is that we are not restricted to common rules and regulations that we need to follow to execute the idea. We are open to any idea that is suitable for the client and of course, price worthy.
2) Full of Surprises:
Event planning is always full of surprises. Things that you thought that you will never get to do, you can experience it in the events world.
Some of the “interesting examples”:
· Attend a demo for a new event app launch
· Produce a changing room out of nowhere for talents to change when there is
limited changing room
· Write an eloquent and persuasive script for an emcee
· Work 22 hours setting up for an event the next day and sleeping for only 3
hours before the real event starts
· Travelling to different countries and experience the thrill of doing events
· Sourcing for the impossible at a last-minute timing/request
· Spend three hours on the phone reassuring the Chairman of the committee
that the guests will love the performance he has chosen for the night
· Food tasting during a site visit with your client
These are real-life examples from my own and colleagues’ actual event planning careers. It might seem nuts, however, it means a lot to us.
Most of us have tried to leave it once or twice. And none of us would trade the experiences we have because of it. We have so many stories to tell. Stories that happened behind the scenes, stories that are extraordinary, and that it wouldn’t happen in other industries.
3) Powerful Network:
As an event planner, you make a lot of connections with just anyone you meet. Be it your suppliers, vendors, talents, sponsors, former clients, attendees and other event planners are just a few segments of my network that I use daily.
The amount of life and work experiences you gain from this string of networks is unexplainable. The important thing about the network is that these people become a part of your life, like family. You spend hours with them, usually on-site at an event, exchanging thoughts with them on how things can be done better, working together through a high intense atmosphere and long working hours. They understand what you are going through and when an event turns out successfully well, we celebrate together. Happiness comes from within.
If you are a person who has a passion for events, you probably would understand what I mean. Receiving recognition from your partners, suppliers, interns, colleagues, and especially your clients, is something that we can’t live without. Imagine a client come shaking your hand and praising you for a job well done after a stressful month of planning and executing on the final day, no matter how tiring the job is, you feel a tremendous sense of satisfaction. This constant flow of recognition pushes you higher and higher each time, motivating you to strive for the next successful event. It is however, a double-edged sword, while each event can slowly build a profile, one bad event can ruin a reputation. That is how scary it is. Perfection is something that you need to achieve each time you run an event.
Do you think you have what it takes to become an event planner?