Event planning skills require complete attention to detail
Ever heard the expression ‘the devil is in the details?’
Well, in event planning, one could say that ‘the angels are in the details’. You could also add – ‘it’s the little things that count’.
Detail is everything in event planning, and attention to detail is one of the most important event planning skills. If not applied to planning an event, it could lead to a completely wasted opportunity to not only achieve the goals of the event, but to go beyond those goals to create a truly special experience.
Event Planning Skills – in order of importance:
1. Attention to Detail
1.1 Plus – energy
1.2 Plus – creativity
1.3 With – excellent management skills
1.4 With – superior communication skills
1.5 Especially to – the little things that can make the difference between ‘good’ and ‘totally fantastic!’
1.6 In particular, with regards to – making sure all bases are covered (and Mr Murphy from ’Murphy’s Law’ is NOT on the invite list!)
Have you noticed something odd about the numbered list above? (Apart from it being the least boring numbered list in history). Look again…
Attention to detail underpins everything in event planning! It is not just one of the most important attributes of a good Event Planner – it’s a foundational event planning skill. If it doesn’t come 100% naturally, then it’s a skill that must be cultivated with – you guessed it – 100% attention to detail! Including 100% dedication to excellence! Excellent event planning skills are worth their weight in gold. They are highly sought after, and for good reason.
Clients know this is one of the most essential and crucial event planning skills and a feature of excellence. So, attention to detail one of the first things a great event planner or event planning company knows is to show these skills – not just claim to offer them. The attention to detail thus starts from the potential client’s first phone call and is carried through right until the event is wrapped.
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