Career as a Meeting and Event Planner

Institute for Career Research

Career as a Meeting and Event Planner
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Career as a Meeting and Event Planner

Institute for Career Research

SOUNDS LIKE A PLAN! MEETING AND EVENT PLANNERS take those words very seriously. They chart the course of the biggest happenings around the nation and around the world. Never gave much thought to the work of meeting and event planners? That is because when you attend the gatherings they plan, these events come off seamlessly, as if the event is running itself. In fact, it takes months of hard, painstaking, behind-the-scenes work to make this undertaking look effortless. While the job may seem easy, anyone who has tried to organize even a small meeting or event knows better. Ever go to an event where there were not enough chairs, you could not find a napkin, or there were not enough receptacles for garbage? These results of bad planning probably ruined the whole experience for you and you would never go back. Great meeting and event planners are determined to keep these disasters from happening. Having organizational skills second to none is a prerequisite if you are considering going into the fast-paced world of staging the unforgettable. In planning an event, nothing can be overlooked. Missing the smallest detail can derail your entire project. Sometimes the work these specialists handle is relatively simple, like engaging speakers. It might be bringing in the right entertainment, selecting the ideal venue, or choosing the proper time of year to hold the event. How about something more complicated, like fireworks to close an event, balloons cascading from the ceiling, giant fountains flowing with chocolate? To a professional meeting and event specialist, pulling these things off is just your job. Though some planners spend a whole year working on one or two events, others have many different meetings and events going on throughout the year, and all of them come off perfectly. Meeting and event organizers do not actually hang the decorations, serve the food, set up the tables, and give the seminars. They are in charge of putting together a team of people who know how to get these tasks done flawlessly. As the leader of that team, the event planner checks out every last detail personally before the doors open.

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