So, you’ve done all the right things – attended courses, mastered your sales pitch and proven that you can organize even the most complex wedding day. But the question is: have you got what it takes to be a great rather than a good wedding planner?
Being a wedding consultant demands such a wide range of interpersonal skills that a regular assessment of your strengths and areas for improvement is a valuable investment in your business. We think these three key qualities are essential to move you from average to awesome:
- The firm but fair negotiator – You want to get the best deals for your couples, but you don’t want to kill off useful supplier relationships by demanding like a diva. A spot of charm combined with a hard focus on results will earn you a great reputation.
- The calm character – The one thing you can be sure of is that something will go very wrong at some point. In fact, many things may go wrong at the same time! If you struggle under pressure, change your reaction by finding a meditation tool that works for you.
- The emotional investor – Show that you really care about each client’s big day by investing something of yourself in your communication. If you don’t inject excitement into your tone when you’re proposing your plans, how can you expect your couple to be enthused?
Do you agree? Are these three skills worth keeping under review or do you think that something else is more important?