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Being a successful event organizer doesn’t just happen overnight. As we’re sure you’re well aware, it takes hard work. Lots of hard work. However, successful event organizers aren’t that different from other successful people - they engage in healthy habits that help them focus and perform well under pressure. If you’ve ever looked at other successful event organizers and wondered how they do it or what you can do to achieve that level of success - we’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of 10 practical habits that could propel you towards your goals.

1. They Aren’t Afraid to Say No

Success doesn’t come without setting boundaries and knowing when to say no. If you’re saying yes to everything and spreading yourself too thin, chances are your event may suffer as a result. Event organizing can easily snowball from something simple into a complicated disaster if boundaries aren’t clearly defined and managed. Learn to be comfortable saying no and sticking to the plan.

2. They’re Always Learning

As is true in most cases, success comes from knowledge and learning. Whether that’s learning from past mistakes or observing others or actual book learning, the phrase ‘knowledge is power’ holds true in the event industry as much as any other. Successful event organizers learn from others and are up to date on the latest industry trends and information to create the best event possible.

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3. They Practice Self Care

Event organizing can be very stressful and it’s important to know how to unwind after a long day. Don’t skip out on your Sunday nap or bubble bath or long walk in the park. You are your greatest asset and you should treat yourself with care. Successful event organizers value their self care rituals and take advantage of opportunities to do things that help them recharge.

4. They Welcome Feedback

Constructive criticism is one of the foundational pillars of success. No amount of hands-on experience can replace feedback. A great way of encouraging feedback is sending surveys out to your guests to see what they liked or didn’t like about the event and how you can improve for future events.

5. They Do Their Research

A telltale sign of a successful event organizer is how well they conduct research and are able to dive deeper into the industry. This is an especially useful habit/skill when it comes to analyzing which vendors or providers to use. 


Researching ticketing providers is a crucial step in this process and making the right decision can make or break your organization. The right ticketing provider will help you increase your revenue, offer features built for you and your guests, and be there to support you along the way. If that’s what you’re looking for, Passage might be just the solution for you. Set up a demo or onboarding call now to talk through the details with our all-star team.


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6. They Appreciate Details

The old idiom, ‘the devil’s in the details’ rings true; the details are often the sticking point. Successful event organizers are in the habit of paying meticulous attention to details at every stage of the event. From planning to execution, paying close attention to details is sure to set your event apart and rocket you to success.

7. They Know How to Unplug

In many cases, event organizers are entrepreneurs. That means you have control over your work schedule.  However, this also means that work tends to follow you home and everywhere else you go. Working 24/7 doesn’t equate success, in fact successful event organizers would tell you one of the best things they did was learn to take a break and unplug. If you take the time to build up the habit of leaving work at work when you can, you’ll be on the road to success. 

8. They Aren’t Afraid to Fail

Mistakes and failures are what propel us towards success. In many cases, we have to fail several times before we’re successful. That’s part of what makes the success so sweet and also gives evidence to what works and what doesn’t. Successful event organizers understand the power of failure and trial and error.

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9. They Know How to Delegate

There’s always a million things that have to be done and as much as you may want to, you can’t do them all yourself. A successful event organizer understands the power of delegation and knows how to maximize their time.

10. They Know How to Ask for Help

Let’s be honest, asking for help in any situation can be difficult. However, a successful event organizer knows how powerful help can be and is aware of their own limitations. Oftentimes projects are more complicated or difficult than they may have initially seemed and we need to bring in backup - and that’s okay.

Success Doesn’t Happen Overnight

The world of event organizing and planning is tough, you know that first-hand. Success is not a given, but with these 10 habits and some elbow grease you’ll get there!


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