1.) Excellent time management-
The ability to coordinate not only yourself, but the scheduling of the entire team helping with the event. It’s all about planning, and re-planning and scheduling.
In my opinion, this is the most important. With years of experience in events, there is always something that requires a creative twist. Whether it be a piece of tape, or re-working a display because the display across the aisle looks too much like yours. You have to be very resourceful and confident and use what you have. Ability to pool together the individuals you need at a moment’s notice.
Share your ideas and your vision openly with your team, Talk it through. Communicate on a level that is respectful to everyone. Do not talk down to anyone or belittle them, regardless of their role. Everyone has their part which ultimately leads to your success, make sure you communicate clearly. Accept criticism and be open to new ideas. Most of all knowing how to listen.
Without passion and the love of your craft/art, you cannot over come the bumps and loopty-loops when all seems lost. I can train time management, but I cannot teach love and passion.
5) Details… Detail Oriented, Detailed Focus, Detailed Driven….
You have to be able to carry out your client’s vision and sometimes have to be quit stern get it done. Resolve problems and issues quickly. And you must be able to stand calm at zero hour when something doesn’t go your way. Your team should look to you for everything, the last thing they need is a shaky leader that makes rash decisions because they crack under pressure.