As an event planner, you know that the success of any event depends on meticulous planning and organization. But it’s worth it when you see all the happy people who came to enjoy your creation. But even with the best-laid plans, there are always unexpected challenges that can arise. That’s why it’s crucial to stay motivated throughout the planning process.
Whether you’re planning an educational or corporate event, it’s always helpful to have some motivation. Check out these inspiring quotes for event planners, and keep them near you for when you might most need them. With their words of wisdom, you’ll be able to create the perfect event that your attendees will remember for years to come.
“Creativity is contagious, pass it on.” – Albert Einstein
Every great event starts with a great idea. Don’t be afraid to think out of the box or get the rest of the team involved in coming up with creative ideas.
“The amateur believes he must first overcome his fear; then he can do his work. The professional knows that fear can never be overcome. He knows there is no such thing as a fearless character; there are only people who have mastered their fear.” – Steven Pressfield.
When it comes to event planning, you’re bound to feel anxiety and some degree of fear when it comes time to take risks or step outside of the box to achieve success. However, nothing will ever get done if everyone stays within their comfort zone. So embrace your fears and use them as motivation for achieving your ultimate goal.
“For every minute spent in organizing, an hour is earned” – Benjamin Franklin.
Time is money, especially for event planners! If you are wasting time, you are wasting valuable cash. Be sure to make a focused effort and make efficient use of your time if you want a successful event.
“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar.
If you’re ever feeling unmotivated while event planning, take a step back and remember all the great things that will come from your hard work. In the end, everything will be worth it. Just take a deep breath and get motivated for one more day.
“Good fortune is what happens when opportunity meets with planning.” – Thomas Edison.
Your hard work and efforts won’t mean much if you don’t have a plan. It’s essential to understand what you’re working towards, so be sure to create a solid event vision before getting started.
“Whoever is happy will make others happy too” – Anne Frank.
Every event planner knows that organization, logistics, and attention to detail are key when it comes to ensuring a successful event. However, sometimes you need to take a step back and remind yourself why we do what we do – to make people happy and give them an experience they won’t soon forget. That’s where your big picture vision should come in.
“A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.” – Charles Schwab.
If anyone understands the power of endless enthusiasm, it’s event planners. Your audience members want to be wowed – your clients want you to set them apart from the rest, and it all starts with having a never-ending stream of enthusiasm for every part of the process.
“Plan well, present well.” – David Sandler.
A huge part of being an effective event planner is having strong presentation skills so that you can clearly convey all your ideas on paper or during a meeting. Make sure to plan accordingly so that you have plenty of time to practice how you will present everything.
“You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with” – Wayne Dyer.
Being an event planner usually means working long hours by yourself, so this can cause a bit of loneliness from time to time. Take some time for yourself to unwind with your favorite TV show or meet up with a friend, but don’t forget that the most important person you should be spending time with is you!
“Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four sharpening the ax.” – Abraham Lincoln.
Getting organized is an essential part of the event planning process along with planning. Be sure to take the time needed to plan out your tasks in detail so that you can stay on task and maximize your productivity throughout the entire day.
“Execution is doing the things right; leadership is doing the right things.” – Peter Drucker.
No matter how organized you are, if you are not leading by example, chances are all your hard work will be in vain. Make sure to set a good example for your team members, delegate responsibilities when possible, and make effective use of everyone’s skills.
“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination” – Jimmy Dean.
As an event planner, you should always be prepared for any challenges that come your way. Never lose sight of your vision and keep moving forward towards your destination!
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” – Mark Twain.
Being an event planner can be extremely overwhelming at times, but always remember that it’s just a series of little steps that you should take one at a time until you finally accomplish everything you want to do.
“Nothing is impossible; the word itself says ‘I’m possible!'” – Audrey Hepburn.
Never lose hope when planning an event because even if things get tough, you should know deep down inside that everything is possible with hard work and dedication! Now get out there and make your next event one of the best!
Every event professional wants to create events that will be remembered for years to come; well, now is your chance to start writing your own magnificent story! See yourself as the author of all your events and start writing the next chapter today.
“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.” – Dale Carnegie.
Last but not least, remember to enjoy the process of planning an event. Without having fun, you will probably end up getting burnt out before it even begins. Take some time to relax and indulge yourself in selfcare so that you stay motivated throughout the entire event.