Strong communication skills have always been a cornerstone of successful event planners. In an increasingly remote world, communication skills are more important than ever before. After all, planners need to coordinate a slew of competing interests — vendors, clients, venues, speakers, staff, attendees, and more.
Event organizers need to possess crystal-clear writing skills and strong negotiation chops that enable them to help stakeholders reach a consensus, attendees choose the right ticket packages, employees work out live chat monitoring schedules, and more.
Here are a few other communication skills event pros need to have:
- Planners need to be highly empathetic in order to work with multiple types of personalities with a range of priorities and emotions.
- Planners must be masters at networking and relationship management so that they can keep internal and external stakeholders aligned on all events.
- Planners should be skilled at vendor management in order to build strategic partnerships and maximize outcomes and impact.