26 Oct A Mini #EventProf Checklist
Up to Date Calendar
Everyone has their own system for maintaining a daily to-do list. Most of us keep a calendar or agenda to provide a look at each day, week and month. Maintaining a digital calendar is one popular method as it allows you to view your obligations at just the click of a button, although some managers still prefer a handwritten calendar. Finding what works most efficiently for you and your style is always the best method.
Having your own emergency kits for events is a great way to stay prepared and ahead of the game. Keeping things like pens, notebooks and back up batteries in your kit is ideal! Whatever your event, having these clutch little kits can save you in a pinch.
Extra Copies of Everything
Backup copies of all vital event documents will prove to be your best friend during a busy event. On many occasions documents get misplaced or distributed leaving you, the planner, in a tight spot. Unless you have quick access to a copier you could be left carefully guarding your master list!
Organised Filing System
Staying organised is very crucial to success as an event manager. Having a style of filing and tracking documents both on and offline will keep you on track and save precious time during busy events.
Food and Beverage
Always have your own supply of snacks and lots of water on hand. When you get busy as a planner it is easy to forget to eat or become dehydrated. Pick up a nice reusable water bottle (We all love a ‘Bubble Bottle’ here in Seven Events office!) and handy snacks you can eat on the go. This will help you to keep your energy levels high while maintaining focus and productivity.
Finding the best way to reduce your stress level is a secret weapon among event planners. For some people it might be a little glass of wine after work, spending time with friends or listening to music. Finding your stress reliever and making it a special part of your routine will go a long way in keeping you sane and happy!
A Positive Attitude
Having a great outlook on your events, career and work life will pay huge dividends towards your event outcomes. Nothing kills the vibe quicker than working with someone who has a bad attitude. Own your attitude and always do your best to bring a positive energy to your events.