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  • Héctor A. Venegas

What kind of an event organizer are you?

Did you ever work with someone who is completely different from you? Did you ever wonder how they can work like that? Or did you ever think that it would be so much easier if other people were just like you?

Well then – maybe it’s time to know about your differences and to use them in a constructive way.

Try the short test:

Prioritize the statements horizontally. Score them from 4 to 1 points. Start with the one that suits you the best and score that 4. Then score the one that fits the least to you and give that 1. The 2 and 3 you can place where you find it best.

Once you have calculated your result then look for your highest score to find your event organizer type.*

ROW 1: You have a dominant-seeking behavior. Most likely you are direct, result-oriented, powerful, determined and strong-willed. When organizing event this means that you are the one liking to lead the way. You will make sure to get things done, but sometimes you might be running all alone, because you somehow “forgot” the others. “What is the point of playing if winning isn’t the goal?”J.D. Robb

ROW 2 You have aninfluential behavior. Most likely you are outgoing, enthusiastic, optimistic, humorous and lively. When organizing events this means that you always have great creative ideas. You will surely be inspiring and fun to be around, but you might also be confusing people around you with all your new ideas. “Whoever is happy will make others happy too.”Ann Frank

ROW 3 You have a stability-seeking behavior. Most likely you are typically quiet, flexible, patient, humble and tactful. When organizing event this means that you will be making sure that everybody feels good. You will make sure that everybody is included in the decisions that you make, but sometimes the decision process dies in all the involvement. “The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common”Ralph Waldo Emerson

ROW 4 You have a competence seeking behavior. Most likely you are analytical, reserved, systematic, private and accurate. When organizing event this means that you have control of every single detail. You will make sure that nothing goes wrong because you have a lot of backup plans, but sometimes it’s challenging for the people around you that everything takes a bit too much time to plan. “It takes less time to do a thing right than to takes to explain why you did it wrong” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

*This test is just for fun and it has its roots in DiSC. 1 is Dfor dominance, 2 is Ifor influence, 3 is Sfor stability and 4 is Cfor competence. The four different types or energy factors characterize the four sides of our entire personality.

We all have more or less of each behavioral type within us, but there is always one that comes more natural to you. When you are aware of this, it will be easier for you to understand your own way of behaving and to adapt when it is necessary for you to do so.

Especially when you work with other people as we do in the events and meetings industry.

Try it! You will see how it works!

(Following this blog will be a blog on how to cater for all types of participants – and yes it’s complicated, but it works!)

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