by DUKSANGH SHERPA
What is event management?
In contrast to what is generally thought about event management, it's not only about running large events and gatherings but is equally about managing the miniscule details of the event in question to make sure that everything runs smoothly from beginning to end. "It is like cooking," says Prabhat Rimal of Vogue Event management, "just like the final dish shows how good the cook is."
What does it take?
Like every other job in the service industry, this job is more dependent on your personal ability and skills rather than educational qualifications. But a degree in any field, preferably in management, can be an added benefit. Good management skills are a must though. How well this profession can help you make a living depends on how willing you are to be on the go and out and about. Any discomfort with travelling may hinder your success. And because networking is vital to the profession, good communication skills are important.
"If you're looking for an easy way out then this is not a profession for you. It takes a lot out of you in terms of creativity and time," says Prabuddha of Red Carpet Nepal. "Dedication and patience should be the mantra if you are planning to enter this field," he adds.
How much does it pay?
Event management is in its developing stage. People still have confused feelings about it and there are only a few institutions that offer Event Management as an academic subject. It will take some time for people to come out of their cocoons and explore. In the long run though, because of its rapidly growing market, its acceptance seems inevitable.
In every job, the initial point is always tough. Likewise, event managers will have to go through their share of struggles in the beginning. After gaining some recognition and momentum things will seem a lot easier.
"This job is challenging but profitable if you are able to hold on to it," says Prabuddha of Red Carpet Nepal.
1. pravesh khemka , kathmandu , nepal
well i do agree wid all the organizers that event management is all abt being professional and nt all a cake walk stuff. hve to put one's heart and soul in it ... cheers to all. u really rock ktm ...
Posted on: 03 DEC 2009 | 9:31 PM NST | Report Abuse
2. Sudeshna, UK
Nice! got to know how hard work does it get to manange all dese events!!..good work guys!! =)
Posted on: 03 DEC 2009 | 12:28 AM NST | Report Abuse
3. sweeteypie, UK
PRABUDDHA..NICE WORDS THERE!I AGREE WITH YA TOTALLY..GUYS B.O.L FOR DA UPCOMMING EVENTS!!..WAY TO GOO :)
Posted on: 03 DEC 2009 | 12:31 AM NST | Report Abuse