All That Glitters Is Not Gold
Being an event planner is often misinterpreted as a career filled with all the glamor and glitz that is usually only the tip of the iceberg.
The behind-the-scenes is where the actual work lies in and is often missed out in being presented. Another point that is often missed out is that practical experience is all that matters.
While the event space is centrally based on learning from experience and building a strong social profile, the theoretical knowledge is just as if not much more important.
The main reason being, it equips the professional with the right information to handle situations in a calm and composed manner, dealing with conflicts the right way and in bringing together ideas that can complement each other in their overall execution.
The Balance Between Theory and Practice
By not investing sufficient time and effort in undertaking an event management course, acquiring the necessary certification and building your individual profile, very often, aspiring event professionals miss out on incredible opportunities.
Balancing one’s theoretical and practical experience can be quite challenging, especially if you’re a student, just starting out your career.
Long Term Benefits
The practical side of things seem more exciting, make for wonderful learning experiences and an opportunity to grow one’s professional network.
However, without the right learning and knowledge, none of this can be beneficial in the long run, since it is in the execution of what you have learned that you are able to grow and achieve your career goals.
The Power Of The Mind
A few other ways in which you can develop the right mindset as an event professional is by being courageous, unafraid to take risks, exploring global opportunities and making the most of the advancements in technology, marketing innovations and the wide pool of knowledge and talent that is available to you.
Working On Yourself
Hard work, commitment and discipline are other factors that determine the kind of event professional you can grow into.
Creativity and innovation are two other factors that need to be constantly worked upon in order to stay relevant and grow consistently.
Staying Calm Through It All
Above all else, is the ability to stay calm, collected and able to tackle compromising situations to the best of your abilities.
And the best way to do this is to get yourself the right training.