Are you or your organization aspiring to grow your careers to become one of the top event managers in the industry? This is one opportunity you should never miss, as DOXA DIGITAL Nigeria, one of the top event managers in Nigeria as well as the Best Experienced events company in Abuja, Nigeria benevolently shares uncommon truths of how top event managers make themselves consistently sought after in the industry.
Top events managers know that fundamental to being relevant is creativity. Psychologists say “that creativity is the ability to generate, create, or discover new ideas, solutions, and possibilities. Very creative people often have intense knowledge about something, work on it for years, look at novel solutions, seek out the advice and help of other experts, and take risks.
Creativity means you are ready to turn whatever you are giving into a possibility, no matter the odds. Our experience has made us discover that some clients do not care how you will make it happen, all they know is that you have delivered before, this next time must be better or you are out. To improve on your creative acumen, discover your strength.
Being known for something
A famous writer once said, “be known for something or fall for anything”. Top events managers make their strengths known to their clients. It becomes a strong point of trust as well as an identity that speaks so much for you at times of decision making by your client. It could give an edge over others who are not known for anything. For instance, DOXA DIGITAL Nigeria is known for delivering fantastically on any project at a very short period of notices or deadlines. We are also known to exhibit very high technical capacities compared to others in the industry. When you are known for something, it sets you apart from others.
Don’t joke with feedback
According to an online management resource, Management Study Guide (MSG), “Giving your audience a chance to provide feedback is crucial for maintaining an open communication climate”. Top events managers understand that maintaining a good feedback system helps to create a platform through which communication between them and the clients are well interpreted and understood. Feedback is your audience’s response and it helps to analyse the effectiveness of your promise or deliverables. Your clients want to know if you are taking it seriously.
Making sacrifices. taking risk
Life itself is a risk; a thin line separates sacrifice from risk, meaning that risk is different from sacrifice. However, these two cannot be excluded from a business relationship of any form. Anyone, corporate and individual willing to break grounds and bounds will have to make sacrifices and take risks. The truth is that there will always be some clients who make an incredible request or approach you with difficult proposals expecting you to make it happen. What will your response be? The reason they are at the top is that they have developed the muscles to take risks and make sacrifices, no matter the size. This way, those clients are constantly looking out for good burden bearers, those who are willing to take over their risk from off their shoulders.
Sometimes top event managers look as if they are a fool, they are not! They are only being flexible because what is important to them at that moment is not themselves but the clients, customers or guests as the case may be. Bending over and or breaking protocols to please the client is what flexibility is. Most times these actions are needed because you need to win the client’s trust in your camp. It could be in the area of budget, time, and many other resources. Shifting grounds may just be what will make the client stick to you forever.
Training and retraining
If you want to exceed your clients’ expectations these days, you must prove that you are ahead. The world is moving at a very fast pace and things are changing rapidly. To meet up with trends and the demand of globalization, you need to learn and unlearn to remain in the race. For instance, since the advent of the COVID-19, the requirement for event management has changed drastically, with the rise of hybrid and virtual components. It now demands the requisite technical capacities to deliver on such a project. Top event companies indulge in training and retrains of their staff to be better equipped with recent know how’s
The UN Women’s Virtual Knowledge Centre defines evaluation as the systematic assessment of an activity, project, programme, strategy, policy, topic, theme, sector, operational area or institution’s performance.
Top events managers constantly engage in self-evaluation, to be able to know where they are and how far they are to their destination. The question will be are we growing or not? With this step, they are sure of the next actions to take depending on the information they have generated at a particular phase of the growth curve.