A party coordinator requires the ability to stay calm under pressure and to expect the unexpected. Ideally, everything will go off without a hitch and all that you would be required to do would be actually coordinate and liaise with your suppliers. Ahh…to dream the impossible dream.
Whether a dinner party for ten, or a wedding reception for 300, there are a lot of details involved when planning a party. And the more components involved, the more components that can go wrong. And while occasionally you might want to go running through the venue screaming, some might say that it doesn’t exactly inspire confidence. So it’s okay to run screaming, as long as you just do it in your head. On the outside, make sure you continue to exude the poise that is expected of you.
When calmer heads prevail, you’re able to see the opportunities in front of you and turn the proverbial lemon into lemonade. Most of us in the industry not only work well under pressure, but actually thrive! And sometimes, it’s during those moments, that some of our best work comes out.
Carol Burnett was the queen of making the most of it when a situation, or scene, didn’t go quite as planned. Often it created some of the most memorable moments on The Carol Burnett Show. Enjoy this classic blooper, featuring Carol Burnett, Vickie Lawrence, and Dick Van Dyke. Starring Tim Conway, absolutely nothing went as planned and yet over 30 years later is still unforgettable.