By Tracey Manailescu, WPIC Cofounder
Below are 10 skills that will help you in your wedding business. All of these skills are things that need to be learned, and won’t cost you a penny. While they may sound simple, it actually can be quite difficult to master them.
- The ability to be able to get your thoughts and how you feel across to your clients in a clear and concise manner.
- Be able to manage time effectively.
- Make decisions based on facts and not emotions.
- Be able to break a process down into smaller tasks.
- Be willing to learn. Realize that you don’t know everything. No one likes a know-it-all.
- Recognize a problem, and be willing and able to adapt, modify, and change when needed.
- Be willing to listen and learn from others.
- Learn how to market and brand your company. If you just can’t, hire someone who can.
- Ask for help when needed.
- Know when something no longer serves you and your business, and walk away.
We would love to know your thoughts on this article. Do you have any tips to add to the above that have helped you and therefore, can help others?
In her role as Co-founder and Vice President of The Wedding Planners Institute of Canada, you have seen Tracey giving expert wedding advice across several platforms in North America, the Caribbean and Europe. She has been quoted in several wedding and tourism articles around the globe, and her weddings and events are regularly featured in media outlets such as Wedding Chicks, Munaluchi Bride, Elegant Wedding Magazine, Aisle Planner and Today’s Bride.
Tracey has planned weddings, events and conferences in Canada, Colombia, Mexico, The Bahamas, Barbados, Turks & Caicos, the United States, Jamaica, Italy and Ireland.
In addition to planning weddings, teaching WPIC courses and planning learning events for WPIC Alumni, Tracey regularly speaks at Wedding and Event Industry conferences.