Your guide to become an Event Planner in Malaysia

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RM 2,100 - 2,800

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Who is an Event Planner?

An event planner is one who plan, coordinate, run and promote all sorts of events from press conferences to birthday bashes. A big event may look seamless, from the launching to the closing but it cannot happen without a professional and a team working ha

Booking the venue, going through the menu of the catering, buying props and so much more, if you can multitask and perform under pressure very well, you should be an Event Planner! Not only that, you will be meeting myriad of people from different walks of life and you will be connecting with them to support your events in distinct ways.

Booking the venue, going through the menu of the catering, buying props and so much more, if you can multitask and perform under pressure very well, you should be an Event Planner! Not only that, you will be meeting myriad of people from different walks of life and you will be connecting with them to support your events in distinct ways.

The pros and cons of being an Event Planner:

Pros

Feeling satisfied and fulfilled after completing a project

Job creates opportunities to meet new people and build connection

Become a crucial part in creating memorable and meaningful events such as weddings and birthdays

Cons

Events usually take place on the weekend and many Event Planners work late into the night as well

Lack of stability for freelance Event Planners

What are all the responsibilities of an Event Planner ?

Liaise with suppliers to prepare necessary items

Ensure the event matches with the client’s standards and requests

Oversee the progress of preparation and ensures that the event runs smoothly

Plan ahead and meet deadlines

Prepare backup plans

What skills do you need to become an Event Planner?

Knowledge of venues, contractors and suppliers

As an Event Planner, you will need to have a good grasp of your connection such as knowing around popular venues, who to contact for specific items and how soon you need to make reservation on a location or materials. This will save a lot of your time and believe it, time is so precious in this career that you can’t even afford wasting a minute away!

Ability to network with all types of people

The bigger your network, the more beneficial it is! Getting to know more people means having more sources for items and services from props to food and even venues. It will also be easier for you to secure multiple things such as venue and sponsorship when necessary. Besides that, you will be able to exchange or obtain feedback and advice easily through the network.

Ability to solve problems quickly

Your supplier cancelled on you last minute, the weather forecast states that it will be raining tomorrow and your event is at the outdoors, how are you going to fix this mess? Like it or not, you will need to fix it by hook or by crook. In addition, it is also always better to have backup plans thought of prior to the event day. Most if not all unexpected circumstances cannot be predicted and you should always anticipate for the worst.

What field(s) of study should you choose to become an Event Planner?

What are the requirements to be an Event Planner?

Obtain at least a diploma in Business, Marketing, Advertising or Event Management. Experience and knowledge play a more important role than qualification.

What are the working hours of an Event Planner?

May work regular business hours but may also work on weekends, as long as the deadlines are met.

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