The year after Sydney hosted the Olympics I joined an exhibition company builiding major trade and consumer shows along our eastern seaboard cities and in a variety of major exhibition centres, hotels and multi -purpose
venues. Some of the larger exhibitions such as The Good Food Show, The Gift & Homewares, National Manufacturing, and Cebit demand such a high level of collaboration between the build, electrical, furniture, signage, AV and events staff teams.
I have often been asked what does it take to be successful in the events industry. Excellent communication skills, highly organised, ability to work under pressure and an eye for detail are all highly desirable and universal skills in most job requirements.
In the service industry, it is so important that staff focus on client’s requirements and even be pre emptive in understanding what the client would require ahead of their requests! Whilst vocational education and training is necessary, I would always hire someone who has a positive and collaborative attitude, willing to do what it takes to ensure we deliver a service, above and beyond, in the sure knowledge that any shortage of skills can be trained but having the right attitude forms the soil and root out of which positive and affirming actions grow.
Charles Swindoll says…”I believe the single most significant decision I can make on a day-to-day basis is my choice of attitude. It is more important than my past, my education, my bankroll, my successes or failures, fame or pain, what other people think of me or say about me, my circumstances, or my position. Attitude is the ‘single string’ that keeps me going or cripples my progress. It alone fuels my fire or assaults my hope. When my attitudes are right, there’s no barrier too high, no valley too deep, no dream too extreme, no challenge too great for me.”
How may you align your attitude in the job that you are in today to make a difference, above and beyond?