Today I'm joined by UVU's newest event planning graduate: Paynton Matthews and I'm thrilled for you to listen in!
Here are her five biggest takeaways from her time at event planning school:
- Things go wrong at events and it is out of your control. You have to think quick and not let your client know you are stressing. Think quick on your feet! You have to plan down to every little detail. Even the simplest of tasks can make the biggest difference.
- You wear many hats as an event planner. Knowing things in every aspect of event planning from audio to catering can be so helpful. Also, you may be a therapist or a seamstress from time to time. Whatever the job calls for!
- Building a network is so important. Building a network of other event planners and vendors can be helpful in your career.
- This is a stressful job (always in the top 5 most stressful jobs) it is important to find an activity/hobby outside of work (like dirtylicious) that can help you de-stress after work. It is very important for your mental health.
- Creating a memorable experience for the guests is so important. They may not remember the souvenir they brought home that night but they will remember the happiness they felt while attending your event.
Event Planner's Toolbox:
Batteries, black duct tape, bottled water, calculator, clear packing tape, clipboards, energy bars, extension cords, first aid kits, flashlights, floral wire, hammer, hand sanitizer, highlighters, mending kit, flat tire repair, jumper cables, pain reliever, paper clips, pencils, pens, markers, personal hygiene items, pocket knife, lint roller, rubber bands, safety pins, scissors, screwdriver, super glue, tape measure, USB drive, phone chargers/batterie backs, Walkie-Talkies, Ziplock bags.
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