Event Planning, Tips

8 Characteristics Saint Nick Has that Every Event Planner Should Have

December 23, 2015

Believe it or not, Santa Claus has all of the characteristics necessary for being one of the best event planners in the world. If you want to be a great event planner or even a good event planner, take notes. Saint Nick is about to school you.

Here are the 8 reasons Santa Claus is the world’s best event planner.

1. He’s in Multiple Places at Once

One of the most magical qualities that Santa possesses is the ability to deliver presents to the entire world in one night. He does this by being in multiple places at once, and that’s one of the keys to being a successful event planner.

Successful event planners will be able to almost magically multitask both making sure the venue is decorated correctly, the food is going to be catered on time, and the speakers are ready to head on stage on cue. Tapping into Saint Nick’s ability to multi-task will allow you to be the best event planner you can be.

2. He’s Always Jolly

Have you ever seen Santa complain? Have you ever seen him with a frown or a scowl because he’s been planning, working and even losing sleep all for one day of the year?

No. You need to take on the spirit of Santa and convey nothing but joy and and happiness no matter what is happening or how hard you are working. That happiness will result in a more pleasurable experience for your attendees and a better event overall.

3. He Works as Part of a Team

Santa could never do all this work alone, but many event planners take on similarly difficult tasks and projects, but assume that they have to do it all alone. The best event planner will coordinate with a team of volunteers and staff to plan, manage and create a successful event.

4. He’s Always on Time

Can you imagine waking up on Christmas morning to find a note reading “I’m sorry, we’re running a bit late and you’re gifts will be delivered as soon as possible!”

No matte what happens, the show must go on. Your job as an event planner is to make sure that the event runs successfully, and successfully means that it needs to be on time too!

5. He has a Unique Brand

It’s impossible to see a man in a red suit and not think of Santa Claus. He has an instantly recognizable brand and identity.

As an event manager, you need to be able to be distinct, your brand as a person defines who you are, how your events are run, and how people look at you.

6. Lists are His Specialty

Just like Santa, a great event planner will create and organize lists in order to manage every aspect of an upcoming event. Event managers are always looking for the best tools to stay on top of every detail making lists a necessity for any event planner.

7. He can Read Minds

Somehow, Santa knows the right presents to get for kids who have never told him what they wanted. Event planners need to tap into that same mind reading ability to know what their attendees want without actually being told or asking them.

8. He has an Element of Showmanship

Event planners need to know that it’s not what you do, but how you do it that matters. Events need to be entertaining, surprising, pleasing, and engaging. If not, you’re attendees would rather stay at home and read about the event instead of actually going!

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