We live in a world where the number of career options that have opened up for young professionals is so high, it gets a little overwhelming. One of the fastest growing, viable options today is event management. If you have the quality of multi-tasking, you have the makings of an event planner.
As the advertising and public relations industries have expanded over the years, the need to make a lasting, personal impression has also become a dire need.
Whether it's the launch of a product or service, a sporting event, a concert or even something small scale - there are a lot of attributes to the planning process.
Presence of mind, eye for detail and the ability to make quick decisions goes a long way in the business of event management. Having a thorough understanding of the nature of an event and how it is to be delivered is a skill that one can develop over time in the initial stages. Events industry is a multi-faceted, fast moving industry.
In this business, in your first few days as an event planner, you're bound to fumble a little, or even hit road blocks, however believing in your instincts and to be able to take quick decisions will definitely take you ahead. If you are a quick learner and a good communicator, you are sure to pick up the skillset required to make it in this business.
As a career, event management may seem sensational and glamorous. But as a manager, you have more than one role to play as opposed to a desk job which is clearly defined.
One must have good social skills, leadership skills, ability to perform under high pressure and to make quick decisions.
Networking becomes an imperative part of event management as well as coordinating with different vendors, artists, etc. is an unquestionable requirement. The prospect of travelling and meeting new people is undoubtedly exciting.
But, to be able to sew a large number of attributes together to produce one phenomenal event takes dedication and constant attention.
If a 9 to 5 office job isn't for you and you're looking for something that will take you places and keep you on your toes for the most part - provided you have the ability to balance and the keenness to explore and deliver, this may just be the perfect field for you.
Article Attributed to
Founder and Creative Director
Ferriswheel Entertainment Pvt Ltd