From day in and day out RFPs. SOWs, venue sourcing, mobile event app finding, attendee engaging (before, during and after the event) - and the multitude of other tasks that lay upon any event professionals lap - it's easy to say that event planning is hard work. We've taken a gather around and found 7 (more) essential quotes to keep event professionals inspired, and on point:
1. "It's not just about ideas, it's about making ideas happen. Do it!"
How true this statement is! When event planning events, it's easy to be overwhelmed with the amount of opportunity and potential that exists. The ideas never seem to stop running through our head - but instead of just thinking of great ideas, it's important that event professionals implement those great ideas.
2. “When you innovate, you’ve got to be prepared for everyone telling you you’re nuts.”
When it comes to truly producing engaging and successful events, there is a lot of innovation that is required. You might have to defend the spend but if you can track the value and worth with results and reporting, then innovative ideas can prove their value. And odds are, your attendees are going to love them - and with MeetingPlay's mobile event app reporting & surveys, you can even ask them!
3. "If you must look back, do so forgivingly." - Maya Angelou
Unfortunately mistakes happen in the world of events. WiFi is wonky, the audio system has a glitch no one could have predicted - the list could go on. It's important that event professionals are able to look at the mistakes, and learn how to grow and develop (and better prepare for unexpected similar situations in the future).
4. “It is extremely important to be able to listen to the people who bring you bad news.” - Larry Ellison
Larry Elison, the co-founder of Oracle, and happens to be the 5th richest person on the planet, has shared similar advice that we've all read or heard at some point in time - but to actually swallow our pride, and listen to what others have to say, even when it's not what we want to hear, is essential to growth - especially, in the events industry.
5. "Multilevel multitasking multiplied multiple times is Event Management." - Rehan Waris
I think any event professional can agree, Rehan Waris, hit the nail on the head with this statement. Enough said!
6. “Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” - Theodore Roosevelt
Event professionals know that whether your job is as the event planner, meeting planner, audio visual tech, mobile event app company, the venue, or the multitude of other combinations of hard working individuals that go into successful events - being in an events is hard work, and work worth doing!
8."It is essential that with the ever-changing events industry, we as event professionals, commit ourselves to continued growth, being on the forefront of event technology and delighting attendee experience." – Joe Schwinger, MeetingPlay Founder
MeetingPlay is committed to staying on the forefront of event technology and mobile event apps. With the soon to be launched generation 3 and beyond, we are committed to helping event professionals provide an even more custom, event engagement experience.