Event planning is an energetic and creative career that keeps us eager to come to work every day. However, being an effective event planner takes more than just hard work. At MAC Production Group, we know that there are qualities that keep the event production process smooth. To ensure this, your team consists of individuals who embody those traits. Here are our top 5 qualities of a successful event planner.
The event planning industry is unpredictable, but that’s what makes it exciting! The planning process rarely goes as planned and instead of getting frustrated, successful event planners need to be adaptable and go with the flow. The ability to think on your feet is a crucial skill in the world of event planning.
- Organization Skills
There’s a lot of housekeeping that goes into event planning. From the catering to the decor, Audio-Visual, finances, and notes from the client, there’s always ten tasks to keep track of at once. Organization during the planning process is key to coordinating a smooth event.
Event planning can be stressful and can cut into your personal time. Sometimes clients have specific requests and things don’t go as planned. Planners who are passionate about event production are more likely to tackle the roadblocks and overcome obstacles they are faced with.
- Attention to Detail
Event planners who focus on the big picture, as well as the small technicalities, are the producers who plan the most compelling events. Being detail-oriented and focusing on whether the event is a social, corporate, or experiential event will give you an edge. Guests appreciate the small details that give the event character. By having a keen eye for details early in the process, you’ll be more likely to prevent bigger issues down the line.
- Interpersonal Skills
A single event can require a planner to work with dozens of different people, from the client to the design team, the florist, and the venue, the ability to communicate effectively with everyone in the planning process is a must.
Whether you are looking for an event producer or you are in the industry yourself, being adaptable, organized, passionate, detail-oriented, and a people person are qualities you should focus on when planning your next event. Aligning yourself with a great team of vendors can help take the some of the pressure off. MAC works well with event planners and show producers, and they put their trust in us to help them manage their event and keep everything running smoothly from start to finish.