I asked Event Management Professionals on Twitter to answer the following question:
#eventprofs – If u could give an event mgmt student one big tip, what would it be??? Please reply, I’ll pass it along to my students!!!
Here are the responses that I received…
virtueevents @mikegranek work with vendors that you trust and build solid relationships with them.
Kaisteffan @mikegranek focus on what ever brand you create and love your brand! You can’t be everything to everyone but you can be the best!
Seven_Events @mikegranek Student tip (s) “Listen” to your client and their requirements & detail, detail, detail, its all in the detail!
lizkingevents @mikegranek I would say “Network, Network, Network!”
eventsforgood Agreed. Also, find your niche. What is important to you? RT @lizkingevents @mikegranek I would say “Network, Network, Network!”
pcidfbizcon @mikegranek Proper prior preparation, prevents PAIN, promotes pleasure, precedes profitable productivity!
CACouncil @mikegranek – That its never 2 early 2 start bldg your network, and it should be a mix of ppl in and out the event comm.
FinanceAwards @mikegranek An excel ‘to-do’ list giving due dates once event date entered. Update it from your experiences. Keep throughout your career…
JeffHurt @mikegranek 1 big #eventprof tip: Focus on attendee meeting experience in addition 2 logistics. Put their experience 1st in yr planning.
Nadine_Zrinzo Make sure you are always always organised and on top of everything! @nicolejensen @mikegranek:
nicolejensen @mikegranek: RT @Elaine_Jensen: @nicolejensen dont be afraid of asking and learn from ever meeting. Sorry that is 2
rorybaust @mikegranek count all any thing or everything to fail, have backup plans and backup backup plans, prepare for the unexpected
FACTOR168 @mikegranek value people’s time. ensure the event is short+sweet with an engaging & entertaining narrative, and is memorable. #eventprofs
TempoLiveEvents My #1 tip: Tell your students 2 volunteer at many events. @mikegranek #eventprofs
Thank you everyone for your great feedback! I have passed your tips along to my students who have responded with great enthusiasm and excitement to your great advice.
I am still looking for more tips to add to this page, so if you have any pearls of wisdom that you would like to share with Event Management Diploma Program students, don’t hesitate to comment on this post or send me a tweet!