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Top 5 Qualities of an successful Event Manager

We believe successful Event Managers, are born with certain traits, other skills however, can be acquired on the job. Here are our top 5 qualities which successful event managers possess:

1. Leadership Skills

Good leadership skills are imperative to any Event Manager. Most event managers are born to lead, some become leaders. Only an experienced leader can guide a team to work cohesively towards a common goal which will ensure a successful outcome and memorable event. A successful Event Manager must be resilient and be willing to get their hands dirty and lead by example in order to get the job done.

2. Interpersonal Skills

With so many different types of people required to bring an event together, successful Event Managers must possess outstanding people management skills. They must be able to communicate and interact with people on all levels and with ease. They must have the ability to make everyone feel welcome, and a part of the team. They are able to quickly build rapport with each stake holder in order to get them to deliver on what is required and as a result build solid long term relationships. Efficacious Event Managers will inject positive energy into their team on a regular basis and they must absolutely love dealing with all types of people.

3. Organisational Skills

Successful Event Managers are highly organised, they are on top of every detail, they create and work through detailed task lists. To be a success, an Event Manager must have excellent time management skills and they must be able to meet deadlines especially on the day of the event. Good Event Managers are highly skilled planners who can manage every aspect of the event from venue bookings and liaison to supplier sourcing and management to event scheduling and scripting to budget management and more. A well planned and timed event will have a better chance at running smoothly.

4. Resourceful

Event Managers have to be able to pick up their phone and always get someone on the end who can provide a service or product to assist with their event. Anything can happen at an event and a successful Event Manager must be flexible, adaptable and able to think on the spot and utilise their resources and contacts to provide a suitable solution.

5. Creativity

Innovation is key to any event standing out from the rest and being memorable for all attendees. Event Managers need to be able to think outside the box to come up with creative ways for an audience or event attendees to engage with their clients’ product or service both at the event and beyond.

Have an Event coming up for which you need an outstandingly good Event Manager who possess all of these qualities? Get in touch let us help you design and manage a fabulous and memorable event which will be talked about for years to come.

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