It can be quite challenging to find a planner or management company that you can trust with your event and once you do find someone, you want to be certain that they are the best person or team for the job.
In this two-part post we will look at 6 tell-tale signs of a bad event planner. If your event planner displays any of these traits, it’s probably a good idea to start looking for someone else to manage your event if you want it to be a success.
They are never wrong
We understand that we trust those in the industry because of their extensive knowledge, but if something doesn’t feel right you should be able to let them know without them getting defensive, because even experts make mistakes. If you’ve heard the “but it always/never happens like that” speech its time to switch. You want someone who thinks outside the box and is prepared to acknowledge when their expertise doesn’t quite align with your vision.
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They display weak organisational skills
If your planner is never prepared for site visits and doesn’t make decisions by the deadline dates then you are in for a rough ride. Events are about details and keeping track of those details means being extremely organised. Checklists are everything in the event world and if your planner is running around without one something important will slip through the cracks and ruin your event.
They’re clock watchers
A good event management planner or team knows that they are always on call, because working in events is not a 9-5 job. If something goes wrong, you want to know that you can reach out to your planner who will go above and beyond to fix it, but someone who can’t help you because they’re on lunch is not the kind of person you want to work with. You want someone who is flexible, dedicated and has a can do attitude.