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Event management: Skills required

Managing an event requires effective interaction with people, from vendors to clients. Unless you get to know these people you will not know how to transcribe and translate the visions locked in the minds of individuals. Global opportunities | Quirky facts
Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2008 03:05 AM IST

Be a people person: Managing an event requires effective interaction with people, from vendors to clients. Unless you get to know these people you will not know how to transcribe and translate the visions locked in the minds of individuals.

Communication is the key: It is not enough to know what clients want. You need to be a good communicator to make them in turn want your services and believe that you can deliver. For this you will need to make successful presentations.

Have a can-do attitude: Event management is about keeping a client happy, even if requests seem bizarre at times.

Be up-to-date: Whether it’s technical know-how, company mergers or which actress is the flavour of the moment. There is an opportunity in everything.

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