Likeability is an essential ingredient for a successful career in event planning. Networking and being able to connect with others on a personal and social level are key parts of the job description. In order to facilitate good working relationships, there are certain problem behaviors all event planners ought to avoid. Emotional outbursts, over-sharing, and inappropriate jokes and comments, for example, are all unprofessional and unlikeable behaviors. Event professionals should also avoid constant phone use, an inability to listen, incessant name-dropping, bragging, pessimism, and dishonesty, among others.
- Planning an event can be much easier if the people you work with like and respect you.
- How you present yourself to your colleagues and clients can be the key to if a door opens or closes for future opportunities.
- Avoiding bad habits such as gossiping, gossiping, spending too much time on our phones and not our clients needs and wishes will hurt our future planning jobs.
“We all get emotional from time to time, but as an event planner just make sure you deal with strong emotions better than most.”