In their job, a meeting and event planners are responsible for accomplishing a diverse set of responsibilities. Event planners are not only accountable for a great deal of planning and organizing tasks but the day to day additional work undertakings as well. To achieve success, some major qualities a meeting and event planner must have include organizational and multi-tasking skills, flexibility and resourcefulness, time management and people skills, attention to detail and diplomacy, to name just a few!
In a strange way, meeting and event planners are expected to be all things to all people. It is anticipated and assumed that a planner is able to accomplish anything (and I mean anything) that is thrown their way, while always maintaining a good attitude and a smile on their face. I can’t count the amount of times, because there are so many, a client has made an incredibly ridiculous request onsite and I am internally thinking “Are you kidding me?!” But no client I have worked with in this situation ever wants to hear “No can do”. So what we say is “No problem” and then go about trying to successfully accomplish that absurd request. As many of us planners have discussed previously, just because it maybe, possibly, perhaps can be done, doesn’t mean it should be done.
What Meeting and Event Planners Say When No One is Looking!
Oh if only to be a fly on the wall. If we could just have the chance to hear what planners are saying, really saying, behind the scenes to get things done. To have a glimpse of all the good and bad responses to those true life situations that make each and every event and meeting planner scratch their head at some point. You know, all those do what, change what, find what scenarios. Well, with our thanks to Plan Your Meetings and YouTube, now is the time to be that fly on the wall. So have a look and enjoy.