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5 Tips for Developing a Top Events Team

by Max Scotford

Are you and your team ready to produce top-notch events? As an event manager, it’s your job to make sure the team is properly prepared. The five tips below are guidelines for ensuring a team of any size is set up to enjoy their work, while properly executing great events.

 

1. The Right People for the Job

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Finding the right person for the job can sometimes be a challenge, but they ultimately will be a deciding factor in whether your event is a success or not. You need people that work well with others, knuckle down and elevate the work you are striving to achieve. Building the right team can take time, but truly successful events rely on competent and cohesive staff. Creating your dream team can be done, but it takes focus and experience. Produce a team that collaborates well and has fun on the job!

2. Talk to Each Other

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Make sure you and your team are on the same page regarding key aspects of your event, if you don’t, problems will arise.

Refresh your team’s memory by having a quick staff meeting at the start and finish of each day. This will allow you to go over everybody’s responsibilities and make sure you’ve covered everything.

Inevitably plans will change during the event. Using tools such as mobile phones or two-way radios are handy for keeping everyone in the loop. But it’s worth mentioning to staff to have their volumes on full and ready to answer when somebody calls.

3. Value your Staff

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Keep the morale high by thanking your staff. You should be sure to let them know how much you recognise their hard work. A simple thank you can go a long way in making your staff feel valued and appreciated.

After putting your all in to a hard day’s work, you don’t want to be greeted by negativity. Advice for what they could be done better is always something that should be discussed, but be sure to approach this in a positive manner.

4. Discuss Ideas

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 Encourage your team to think outside of the box! Dreaming big and creating exciting ideas for your clients can be really fun. Take time to brainstorm as a group and do your best to embrace any and all ideas.

Seeing events through a different pair of eyes can be used to your advantage. Especially when it comes to young or novice event planners. They may not have years of experience under their belt, but they can see your event from a perspective that might be closer to that of an attendee.

5. Job Well Done

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A successful event always has a great leader calling the shots, but the team behind them is the driving force to ensure success is achieved. When attendees and clients praise you for the event, be sure everyone in your team knows that they played a role in the accomplishment.

 

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