If there is an event, there would be constraints and exigencies. Unwelcome ‘guests’ they are, who come knocking and then barge into our space leaving everything topsy-turvy!
Poor scheduling, unplanned activities, preemptive measures not in place, budget limitation, the list can go on. End result: dejected guests, peeved customers, dissatisfied partners, unhappy clients, discontented employees. But an experienced event management company leading from the front can be the panacea. Right? Or are there other factors in the pool?
Prevention starts with identification. So, let’s start looking up: some typical situations and sure fixes.
A plush gent’s lavatory at the convention centre. Everything checked and largely functioning – except for a slight leak in an overhead pipe noticed by a junior event executive. During the break, suddenly there is a hue and a cry – water pouring from that very pipe (which looked so harmless earlier!) has flooded the entire lavatory floor.
Result: Unhappy clients, discontented employees.
The mantra is communication: connect everyone, all the time. A risk assessment tool developed at the planning stage can be handy. While identifying factors that can impact budget and timeline, it helps to figure out ways to tone down risks.
Muted excitement in the audience as the chief guest arrives. It is time to present the garland and bouquet. But missing from action is the person designated to bring them on stage – he is outside, looking for the assigned vendor.
Result: Poor organizing and scheduling.
Select the right person for the correct job. A workforce plan outlining human resources, skill understanding, and workload review will help avoid much headache.
The audience is crooning to the band’s music. Good turnout, great ambience – perfect event for a Saturday evening. Organizers are congratulating each other. Suddenly there is complete silence – the music band has stopped playing. Reason: the audio system has crashed.
Result: Unplanned budgeting and cost overrun.
There is nothing called ‘over-planning’. An event schedule with a tracking mechanism to assess cost, timeline, and changes, and communicate to stakeholders is most useful. Tasks, activities, timetable, selecting people – an event planner is indispensable.
So, searching for an experienced event management vendor who, while ably planning and executing, can handle risks and exigencies – where can we look for one? On the Flikeve platform, a resourceful online event planning hub offering search, explore, and select functions at a click! You can now plan your corporate and business event, conference, annual meet, or family day with ease – with Flikeve.
In the next post, read how technology can help you plan your event even better!