Event management is an exciting, and challenging profession. Sometimes there may be hard situations that will question the smooth running of an event. A little inspiration is needed to help you get through the peaks and valleys.
Here we are talking about some inspirational quotes for event management professionals that will encourage you during the tough times of an event.
“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe” – Abraham Lincoln
Planning is everything for a successful event. You must lay the right groundwork to pull off a successful event. When you are to conduct an event, make a detailed plan including every minute detail and do it timely with perfection – on the event day you must be completely prepared.
“Some people look for a beautiful place. Others make a place beautiful” – Hazrat Inayat Khan
Creating beauty out of nowhere is a skill required for an event manager. An event is not always planned in a 5star hotel, resort or palace-like house – once the client shows us the venue, there is no complaining about what is not in there, but finding what all is there and what could be done in that plot, to make it a beautiful place for the event!
“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails” – Willian Arthur Ward
Complaining is not a word suggested for an event manager at an event venue. You are in charge and are supposed to find the remedies. There may be an unexpected weather change in an outdoor event venue, you cannot just complain about the weather and sit there, cannot expect the weather to come back normal – you have only one option, find and adjust the plan according to the change.
“It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan” – Eleanor Roosevelt
A strong wish can only be attained by combining it with meticulous planning. Just because you have a strong wish, or an excellent idea does not mean that you are going to be a successful event planner. It needs perfect planning, which has the same strength as your wish! Then only mind-blowing events can be created.
“I’m in charge of thinking of things before people know they need them” – Joan Harris (fictional character)
An event planner must foresee what’s coming in the events. He must think of all requirements that will come in an event. The client may not be aware or forgotten of those things, but the event planner shouldn’t be. When discussing the event with clients, point out the different requirements of the event and make them feel the expertness in you.
“Let our advance worrying become advanced thinking and planning” – Winston Churchill
Pre-event days are stressful for event planners by worrying about the success of the event. We want to be concerned about the event but not overly worried, as it will affect our total productivity in those days. So, transform your worries into thinking and focus on adequate planning to make the event to perfection.
“It always seems impossible until it’s done” – Nelson Mandela
Large projects and events can seem disconcerting and enormous, and it is natural to worry that you have taken on too much. Keep working on it and chipping away- focus on it, put your mind on it, keep working on it until it’s done. It is astonishing – what you can achieve when you put your mind to it.
“Focus on productivity instead of being busy” – Tim Ferris
You are busy doesn’t mean you are doing everything on time. There is a difference between being busy and productive. Using your efforts in an organized manner can make your time worth it and all the things are done in time. Create a schedule and proper timeline to do everything for an event.
“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change” – Charles Darwin
Even if you plan an event with utmost perfection, there will be some moments where a new problem arises, a problem that will shatter your planning – how well you overcome that change and continue the event smoothly will decide your success in the field.
“An event is not over until everyone is tired of talking about it” – Mason Cooley
An event managers success lies in the impressions of attendees of that event. Your event, the stories, the memorable experience you gifted to the attendees must have the power to make them tired of talking about it!
We Have Been There
In our journey towards the best event management company in Kerala, Icecube event management company has gone through the situations mentioned above. During the nose to the grindstone on preparations, these quotes have helped us to calm our nerves and move forward to make exceptional events!