Event manager – the dream job
My nose would grow if I told you I dreamed of becoming an event manager ever since I was a child. The truth is, I wanted to be a soldier, but it turned out green doesn’t suit my complexion. Oh, well. That’s life. I had to find something else… How about events, then?
Jimmy Buffett used to sing, “if we weren’t all crazy, we would all go insane”. You’ve got to love events to work in this business or else you’ll soon experience resignation, routine and burnout. Some of us are just born with it, others work hard to earn it.
While conducting training sessions and lectures at university, I frequently encountered an opinion that work in the event business is extremely interesting, fascinating and many people see their future in this industry. Well, let’s take a closer look at it, then, and see whether it really is the dream job and what traits one has to have in order to become an ‘event animal’. In my future posts I will present to you the qualities a good event manager should have and share with you my experiences from the reality of working in the event business.