Skills Of An Event Organiser
By Lauren Darling and Nerissa Richens
There are many skills an event organiser needs to run a successful even, however the main skills that are ecential are: - Organisation - Listening - Communication - Term work - Reliable - Budgeting - Works well under pressure
Having organisational skill is really important as there are many things that need to be sorted out prier to the even so it can be done successfully. The stands and arenas, licences, toilets, venues, maps, car park and/or caravan space and rubbish bins all need to be organised and sorted before the event starts. Some of these need to be arranges months before, so the event organiser's job is to make sure all of these are sorted and arranged in good enough time before the event happens.
Listening and Communicating
These skills work together as the even organiser needs to be able to communicate with their term members as well as people attenting the event, by changing their wording to suit their audience. As well as this the event organiser needs to be able to listen as well as communicate with their term members and the pulic. This helps with being able to listen to solutions to problems that could occur before or during the event, and being able to effectively listen and responde to the public in a positive and polite manner.
The event organiser needs to be able to work in a term well as they have term members that help organise the event to make it easier as the jobs are seperated evenly to everyone. If the event organiser didn't have a term to work with then it could become very stressful for them to manage everything that needs to be sorted before and during the event. This means by having term members to help with the work load, it reduces the stress on the event organiser, however they need to be able to communicate and listen to the term members to be able to solve problems and be able to organise the layout of the event, as well as the licences and toilets etc. that needs to be arranged to creat a successful event.
The event organiser needs to be reliable because if they wasn't then the other term members would not be able to trust the event organiser to create a successful event. They need to be able to be reliable on contacting and arranging businesses and licencies for the event in good enough time, otherwise they may not be able to offer their services for the event. This would mean that the event would be very successful and it could ruin the event, as the public may complain about specific things not being offered to them. The term members also need to be able to rely on the event organiser to assign them jobs to complete for the success of the event.
Budgeting / Maths Skills
The event organiser needs to be able to work with money easily as they are about to calculate how much can be spent on certain things, and how much money each stall should be set up with. The basic maths skills are important when sorting the budget and calculating the spending and how much the public need to spend to stay/park/enter in certain events etc. If the event organiser couldn't do these basic adding and subtracting calculations then the event could not be a total success. This is because the spending for the event could go over their budget limit, as well as they may not be asking the public for enough to be able to grain a profit, or to even break even from what they spent to get the event running.
Works Well Under Pressure
This is also a very important skill to have as sometimes there is a situation that needs to be handled in a calm way, even if the person was not calm. These situations can become stressful for any event organiser, but obviously even situation is different, however the event organiser should always be calm in any sitaution. If they were not calm under the pressure it could cause an even worse situations than there was before, and it could disrupt events, as well as the rest of the public and could cause people to complain. This could reduce the success of the event and it coupld ruin the day for certian people. The event organiser keeping calm helps to