Some people think of an event coordinator as a glorified administrative assistant, dressed sharply in a pencil skirt and blouse, taking notes and making phone calls. Others picture something a bit more akin to a stage manager, dressed all in black while wearing a headset and stitching up a costume that got ripped half way through a scene. In reality, all of the above can be true — but it’s not necessarily about what an event coordinator does that makes him/her effective. It’s about how they do it. It’s about making you feel at ease, taken care of, and — above all else — totally and undeniably stress free.

Having an effective event coordinator is a critical part of holding a successful gathering. Your corporate events serve as an extension of your company or organization, which is something you don’t want to leave to chance. When you bring in a professional, you are tapping into that person’s skill-set — including the ability to listen carefully, support you and your vision, and identify all the details you may have overlooked. They know who to call for each request you make: who the best caterers are, where to find the most reliable staff, and how to make everything/everyone work together like a well-oiled machine. They make events look easy.

Here’s just a short list of the event-coordinating skills we can offer your organization:

1. Great Listening Skills

Look at those big ears! I never miss a client's request.

Look at those big ears! I never miss a client’s request.

2. Organizational Detail

I’ve got lists of my lists and it makes me happy inside.

I’ve got lists of my lists and it makes me happy inside.

3. Resource Connections

Yes, I know Santa, and I know how to book him for your event.

Yes, I know Santa, and I know how to book him for your event.

4. Effective Communication

Turn left, turn left, turn left, TURN LEFT!

Turn left, turn left, turn left, TURN LEFT!

5. Masterful Negotiation

They brought us 300-pound ice blocks, I brought them food. It was a win-win!

They brought us 300-pound ice blocks, I brought them food. It was a win-win!

And, last but not least …
6. Sense of humor

It's important to never take yourself too seriously!

It’s important to never take yourself too seriously!