The Operation Behind Successful Events
The special events industry has grown enormously in the past decade. This fact is from a research which is recently conducted. People really need to hire a party planner for their events. The answer is easy, it is probably because people think that they lack expertise and knowledge when it comes to party planning. Independent planners can step in and give these special events the attention they deserve.
How to become an event planner? Party planners often start with a specific event. For example, a business man had started a catering services before doing a party planner business. Many other planners have similar stories. This is why aside from the planning that the planners do, they also provide other services to the client.
However, there are party planners who joins other business related to party planning before they could make their own. Consider getting a degree or certificate from a local university in event planning or management. A list of colleges and universities offering educational opportunities in this field is available from Meeting Professionals International (MPI).
Also consider working to become a CSEP (Certified Special Events Professional) or CMP (Certified Meeting Planner). ISES and MPI gives these designations, respectively. Many corporations, and some members of the general public, look for these designations when hiring planners. After the long run in studying to become a CSEP or CMP, these people are already considered as professionals.
Event planning services consider two markets, and they are the corporate and social market. Charities and non-profit organizations are being handled by the corporate market. Charities and non-profit organizations are the ones who are hosting fundraising events, receptions and athletic competitions in order to expand their horizon to the public and to get support. There are tons of events similar to these that occur each year, and you may start with small local events before organizing the large ones.
Social events include weddings, birthdays, anniversary parties, bar and bat mitzvahs, Sweet 16 parties, children’s parties, reunions and so on. You can concentrate on one event in order to have a full knowledge of it, however, you can also handle other events.
As a general rule, social events involve more weekends and holidays than corporate events do. However, events have “on” and “off” season depending on the type of event and depending on the country. But at least, you can still work on evening as you coordinate and manage events, no matter what your specialization is except those parties for young children. However, planning those events usually happen during business hours.