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To organize events, a coordinator must be organized, have no time management problems, and be detail oriented. In addition, communication must be on a high level, since events require cooperation and rapport with many different types of people.
This is a flexible issue. Some coordinators work alternately, depending on the opportunity. Others prefer to be either freelance or corporate workers. Companies naturally prefer someone with experience as an employee. On the other hand, there are many clients who require a highly capable freelancer.
An event coordinator is pretty much responsible for all major and minor aspects of the event. S/he is responsible for understanding client requirements, translating the same into an event plan, negotiating with vendors to attain prices that fall within budget and ensuring the event is managed tactfully, each chunk being completed timely.
Tight deadlines and a multitude of simultaneous tasks is a typical challenge. The job requires efficiency in many different areas. Flexibility and quick thinking are required to be able to adapt to changing requirements, last minute changes, mistakes, etc.
Training may include higher education and/or on-the-job training from past jobs. In public relations, hospitality services, marketing, business communication, etc. are highly valued, especially by business companies.
My biggest strength is creativity. My supporting strengths include team work, communication and negotiation.
My greatest weakness is perhaps that I am a perfectionist and never settle for anything less than perfection.
I offer exceptional command over Visio, MS Office, SAP and EBMS.
I am of the opinion that boss is always right. Once it happened that a client demanded a very unusual interior and my boss rejected it twice. I then convinced the boss to allow me to regard the client preferences, which he ultimately approved, and the customer was very happy with the design. I believe talking about things always helps.
I believe that I possess the time management skills and the ability to ensure detail orientation which is the key to efficiency.