1 12 Event Planner Career

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1 12 Event Planner Career

  1. 1. Floral Design Careers Flower: Protea Career – Event Planner
  2. 2. Protea <ul><li>Available: Year round </li></ul><ul><li>Color: Orange, red, white, green </li></ul><ul><li>Flowers have exotic appearance </li></ul><ul><li>Medium mass flower </li></ul><ul><li>Contemporary & exotic designs </li></ul><ul><li>Longevity: 1-2 weeks </li></ul><ul><li>Sold by stem: $2.50 - $5 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Event Planner <ul><li>Career consists of organizing and conducting events for hire </li></ul><ul><li>Typical events: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Weddings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Corporate Meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reunions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trade Shows </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Symposiums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fund Raisers </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Meeting Planners <ul><li>Meeting planners coordinate every detail of meetings and conventions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>speakers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>meeting location and facilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>arranging for printed materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computers & naudio-visual equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Meeting and convention planners work for nonprofit organizations, professional and similar associations, hotels, corporations, and government. </li></ul><ul><li>Some organizations have internal meeting planning staffs, and others hire independent meeting and convention planning firms to organize their events. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Knowledge: <ul><li>Decor </li></ul><ul><li>Venue (location) selection </li></ul><ul><li>Catering </li></ul><ul><li>Entertainment </li></ul><ul><li>Gifts </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Lodging </li></ul><ul><li>Conference Services </li></ul>
  6. 6. Skills <ul><li>Verbal and written communications </li></ul><ul><li>Organization and time management </li></ul><ul><li>Project management and multi-tasking </li></ul><ul><li>Detail and deadline-oriented </li></ul><ul><li>Calm and personable under pressure </li></ul><ul><li>Negotiation </li></ul><ul><li>Budget management </li></ul><ul><li>Staff management </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing and public relations </li></ul><ul><li>Interpersonal skills with all levels of management </li></ul>
  7. 7. Education <ul><li>None required </li></ul><ul><li>Degree in marketing, hospitality or tourism management helpful </li></ul><ul><li>Community college programs available </li></ul>
  8. 8. Job Outlook <ul><li>Recession has had negative impact </li></ul><ul><li>Growth expected as economy improves </li></ul><ul><li>Can be full or part-time work. </li></ul><ul><li>Salary varies widely </li></ul><ul><li>Median annual income: $42,180 </li></ul>
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