If you’re an event planner, it may be frustrating when your clients don’t share your vision. However, the best event planners understand that their job is to listen to their clients’ needs. In today’s episode, host May Yeo Silvers discusses how to not expect others to live up to your expectations.
According to May, it is the event planner’s duty to elevate an event, but not at the cost of your clients’ wishes. Although you may want to make an event look as beautiful as possible, it’s important to understand that other people may have a different idea of what an amazing event needs. Instead of ignoring your client’s wants in favor of your own, May tells the listeners to not force feed their vision onto anyone, but rather respect people’s individual priorities.
Tune into this week’s episode of The Unstoppable Eventrepreneur™ to learn more about managing your expectations, why event planners have higher standards, and how to accept that not everybody wants what you want.
• “We get so excited that all we care about is the vision in our head, and we stop paying attention to what the client really wants.” (4:19-4:28) May)
• “The best event planner is an event planner who truly understands your clients’ priorities and vision. Your job is to inspire them and elevate the event. But your most important job is to listen to your clients’ needs and really understand what they really want.” (9:19-9:39) May)
• “I can't force feed people what my version of a best life is. I need to tell myself that not everybody wants what I want.” (12:06-12:17) May)
• “We don't know what is the best for anyone. So as a service provider, all we can do is to pay close attention to what each client’s wants, needs, and priorities are.” (13:42-13:55) May)
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