An event manager is, in a way, paid to come up with creative ideas. There’s a saying that you don’t become an event manager, you are actually born one . Well, that’s true. Event managers are expected to spout off spectacular ideas in the spur of the moment. But let’s face it, Creativity seems to have a mind of its own. More often than not, you will find event managers stuck in a rut because they’re unable to come up with new and original ideas for the events. But there is something you can do, after all, your reputation as an event manager is at stake. Practice makes perfect, and you can follow these tips if you feel you need to hone your creative skills the next time you plan an event.
Originality Is Always Preferred
Creative events are original events. It is as simple as that. You cannot copy an idea that ways executed a few years ago, and expect to get away with it. Audiences have a sharp memory when it comes to good events. You need to think of original events, something which hasn’t been done before, something which will shock and amuse the audience. There is nothing better than the look on their faces when you do the unexpected!
Visualizing Is Key
An important part of event analysis is visualizing. If you’ve got an original plan in mind, congratulations. Now before you implement it, you need to visualize and try to picture what you want your event to look like. A glimpse at the bigger picture would help you organize your event better. Imagine all possible scenarios in your head, take into consideration the “how” and the “what if’s”. Make sure you’re ready for what may come.
Now you might argue that creativity is an innate quality, but you couldn’t be more wrong. There are ways how you can cultivate creativity. Read a good book for inspiration. Listen to your favourite songs. We all have that particular song in our playlist which uplifts our mood when we’re feeling down. You never know when inspiration strikes, do you? Read up on all the greatest ideas by event gods. Brainstorming this way will not only give you the idea you need, but also help you understand that even the people, who are great today, were once stuck, just like you.
Fix Yourself to Boundaries
Now this might seem a bit out of the ordinary, but hey, you need to think out of the box, don’t you? Most people function well when margins are set for them. Because then they are forced to work with what they have. That is usually when creativity strikes. In fact, some of the most well known event professionals believe in this strange but useful tactic. Limit yourself, test your patience and rack your brains. That is the best way to come up with amazing and innovative ideas.
Good event management is all about originality and creativity. These small but useful tips might help spark your imagination and help you come up with a landmark idea. Isn’t that how all great men are born, anyway?