They say that you can really learn a lot from people who have been there and done that. That is actually true for event planners as well.
There are plenty of event management project in the past that have really set the tone of what event planning is today. If you want to become better, then take heed because I am going to share some of the useful tips that famous event planners have shared in the past.
1. Stay Calm Amidst Pressure
There are many stresses in life and it can really hamper our ability to entertain our guests. Brooke Astor, the wife of one of the wealthiest men in New York, said that pressures in life are inevitable, but it is staying in calm amidst those stresses that will make or break an event.
You see, event planners nowadays have the knack of cracking under pressure. This is especially true if some things didn’t go as planned. That is why you need to come up not only with an original plan, but you also need to have some backup plans as well.
Staying calm is a great way to remind yourself that the most important part of the event is not the actual content, per se, but it is actually entertaining your guests in any way possible.
2. Make It a Fun Occasion
Why do people go to certain events? One of the main reasons why is that they just want to have fun. That is also the mantra that President Franklin Roosevelt follows when he plans for events in the White House.
Although he is the president, he still invites other heads of state not only to discuss foreign affairs, but to also invite them to have fun as well.
Life is stressful as it is and if you can somehow let people feel that they can also take a break from all of the pressures in life is a really good thing. Make it a point to make your event as fun as possible so that people will remember it more than others.
3. Make It More Meaningful
Consuelo Vanderbilt, one of the champions of women’s rights, have made events more meaningful in a way that guests are allowed to express their opinions without fear or prejudice.
Days before the occasion, Vanderbilt would send invitations to her guests to tell them to create questions that will be asked on the event. Because there was attendee engagement, the events that she organized were filled with optimism and enthusiasm.
This is why you make it a point that your events will also encourage guest engagement as well.
4. Wow Your Audience
One common theme that you usually see on most events these days is that they’re lackluster and predictable. Organizers rarely do something unique that will make the occasion more memorable.
Even though he is fictional, you can still learn a thing or two about event planning by taking notes from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Character, Jay Gatsby. Mr. Gatsby always made sure to do things uniquely so that his parties and events are going to be something that people will remember for a very long time.
Think about implementing AV equipment differently, using lights in a unique way, and also, never forget that impeccable food!