Welcome to the Event Manager Blog video series. This video is brought to you by EventMB in partnership with Eventtus, the next generation of event apps. Hey, this is Samantha from Event Manager Blog, and today we’re going to talk about why events might not be your thing. Being event professionals is tough, you have to put all of yourself into it and have creativity and passion, most importantly understand that things aren’t always gonna go as planned. We’re leaders, we have charisma, and we love organizing things We’re always the first to arrive at the beginning of an event and the last to leave at the end We never look stressed, and we always reflect a positive image We eat stress for breakfast, and we’re not afraid of a little pressure So let’s look at the top 5 reasons event planning might not be for you. Number one: you can’t get things done. If you find yourself procrastinating time and time again, events might not be for you. If you’ve ever planned an event before, you know how important responsiveness is. If your team asks you a question, you can’t say “I’ll let you know”. You have to make decisions every single minute so there is no time for “I have no time”. Number two: You’re scared of tech Events nowadays are all about tech, from making Smart AV decisions to choosing the right mobile app for your conference, you really have to understand tech. You should be an expert in all things social media, from live streaming to facebooking, and even snapchat. If you’re not willing to understand the basics of technology, you’re probably gonna struggle. And it might not be the right career for you. Number three: Chit-Chatting. Event planning might not be for you if you find yourself coming across as annoying to attendees or clients or anyone else involved in the event. Overly communicating or overly instructing is not the right way to go about communication. There’s no need to send email updates on a daily basis unless that’s what the client asked for. You should stay mindful of people’s inboxes before you hit “send”. Number four: you get tired easily. There’s really no workaround for this one. One thing we all have in common is an energy reserve that keeps us going and going and going. We don’t know what tired means. We can rest the day after the event although by then we’re probably already thinking about the next one. Number five: you’re not a good listener. Making decisions for events involves having really great listening skills If you don’t understand what your clients talk about, you can make a mistake and the event can be a mess. Experienced event professionals don’t assume that they know everything. They listen to their team, their vendors and their venue event planners know that good listening equals making better decisions So in conclusion being an event planner is a very rewarding career, but it can be pretty tough. These are the top five reasons why event planning might not be for you. If you feel like you identified with any of these treats, you might want to consider an alternate career path. But if you’re up for the challenge then go for it and good luck. Thanks for tuning into this video: five signs event planning is not for you. This video is brought to you by EventMB, in partnership with Eventtus, the next generation of event apps. Remember to subscribe to EventMB on YouTube and Facebook and if you enjoyed this, make sure to give it a like. thank you so much for watching.