The Life of an Event Manager

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1400 Event Industry Research A day in the life of an Event Manager The following summarizes two articles, written by women, in the Event Management industry. Both articles feature the Authors talking about what it takes to be an Event Manager and what traits a good Event Manager must possess in order to be successful in this competitive industry. A good Event Manager must harbor excellent organizational skills. These skills will help to keep track of your budget and meet precious deadlines. With good organizational skills, comes great planning. And with great planning you can predict obstacles before they arise and you are able to stay calm while devising a backup plan if things don’t go as predicted. The articles claim that in order to be successful in this Industry you must be able to keep the client happy. This can be achieve with outstanding communication and people skills. You must be able to take direction from your client but at the same time know when not to back down from important issues that need to be addressed. For example safety. So negotiation skills can help in this area. Both authors suggest that an Event Management role is not one for the faint hearted. You need to be able to thrive on the everyday pressures that this industry brings. To survive the early mornings, long days and late nights, you must retain a lot of energy. Events is not the place for sole delegators. Although delegation and management of staff is important, you must be prepared to roll up your sleeves and do the hard work because, ultimately,” the buck stops with you”. You, as the Event Manager, must take full responsibility of all actions. You are the first and last point of call for your client’s needs. Everyone involved in this event, will turn to you for guidance and support. Overall, you must hold all of these qualities and more to survive “A day in the life of an Event
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