Your reputation is everything, especially when it comes to your business. In event planning, your reputation can make or break you in an instant. After all, who would you rather hire – someone who has a stellar reputation or someone who has a history of producing shoddy work?
Put yourself in your client’s shoes. When an individual, organization or corporation is looking to hire an event planner, they want someone who is trusted and competent.
Your Reputation as an Event Planner
Clients put a lot on your shoulders but that’s because your work is a reflection on them too. If an event is successful, that client will get the glory. But if the event’s not successful, you’ll be the one left with the blame.
If you want some simple tricks to be known as THE trusted event planner, check out the video below.
Be on the positive side of all that talk!
Building your reputation to become a trusted event planner doesn’t just rest on the event’s success or failure, though. It also hinges on how you present yourself and how you work with people. In other words, you’re on from start to finish! From the moment you’re hired, keep in constant contact with your client to be sure you are meeting all of her needs and goals for the event. Also be sure to keep all vendors on your timeline by continually touching base with them.
Stay open, honest and up front with your client while planning the event.
If you hit any snags, and you undoubtedly will, resolve them quickly. Use your judgment to decide if the client needs to be made aware of each issue. Staying open and honest with your client will increase your trustworthiness and they will have complete confidence in you. Don’t let them down! As you continue to grow your event planning business, always maintain your own personal ethics and high standards. Being trusted and reputable is important in any industry and event planning is no different. Stay true to yourself and follow your intuition and good judgment to steadily build your reputation. And remember, you’re only as good as your last event! In the comments below, I’d love to hear from you. How do you set yourself up to the a trusted event planner with a stellar reputation? Thank you, as always, for reading, watching and sharing your experiences with all of us! Happy Planning,