There are many different sides of event planning and if you have been successful with event planning throughout your life then you may go through your life wondering why so many other people have trouble with it. If this is true in your case then you may just have to start considering yourself “gifted” and create an event planning company of all your own! There are many advantages of creating an event planning company, but the main one is that you’ll be essentially working for yourself. Even though realistically your business will have clients, you will be able to keep all of the profit you make. Furthermore, many event planners that market themselves as a huge business oftentimes will make a great deal of money when planning a wedding or other large, public event!
On the other hand if you cannot handle everything in your event planning business by yourself then one option you may want to try is to take on an assistant. Of course, you will more than likely have to teach the person everything that you know and have learned about event planning itself, but using an assistant throughout your job could easily take a big load off of your shoulders! Here are some important guidelines, though, if you absolutely have to teach event planning to your assistant or another person, though:
The Customer Gets What They Want
Even though most businesses use this slogan as their motto, event planning specialists really have to do what is necessary so that their clients and customers get what they want. After all, the customer is the one coming to them for help and chances are that they simply don’t know where to find the right tools that they need to plan an event. Additionally, restaurants are the most popular stores for saying that the customer is always right and should get what they want, but everyone knows that oftentimes this rarely happens! For this reason, though, event planners and their assistants must do everything possible to make the client comfortable and confident in their decision of choose them as an event planning specialist!
Right below the issue of customer service are organizational skills. There is literally no event planning specialist without superb organizational skills and with all the dates, occasions, and events they have to plan organizational skills should be at the top of their list. Event planning assistants, though, too have a responsibility to organization. Whether it is simply showing up on time or making sure that all the event props are set into place at the appropriate time, organization is important for everyone who gets in the event planning business!
There are plenty of other skills, of course, that are important to an event planning specialist that must be passed off to their assistant! All event planners, however, usually have organizational and people skills, which are two crucial elements of the personality of an event planning professional so that they are able to succeed with all their clients!