Talking is NOT Communicating

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We have all been here: Hurrying to get things together and we all assume that everyone is on the same page… WRONG! No one thinks like you, as well as no one can read your mind. One thing I have learned in all these years of communicating with others on projects is, it is of up most importance to speak your mind and to make sure that every little detail is known by the people working on the project. If one person is left out on one detail the whole thing can go up in smoke.

It might sound extreme, but even the little things are important when planning for events and handling projects. It is a group effort and there needs to be communication, not just talking. Everyone needs to be in the loop when deciding on ideas, tasks and plans. If people are left out things get done the wrong way or disasters can occur. Having a communication plan before the project even starts is another great way to make sure that everyone gets each update or memo that floats around during a project.

Knowing the best way to get ahold of someone is key to a successful event. If everyone is on the same page, then everything will be done according to the plan. If things are not communicated, who knows what could happen. A lesson in life is just because there are multiple ways of communicating doesn’t mean everyone gets the e-mail, text, or phone call, follow-ups are necessary to smooth sailing on every project. The worst thing to do is assume someone is inside your brain, because that is one mistake you can’t undo.

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About nicoleelizas

I am a college student at the University of Nevada, Reno. I am studying Marketing and Management with a minor in Interior Design. I am on my way to graduating in December of 2011. After I graduate I am looking for a career in Event Planning in the greater Los Angeles area.

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