With rising markets come elevated moods and shrinking fears, particularly about job security. For those in-house event planners still waiting for the requests to come rolling in (which of course they will...on September 8), here's a quick tip:
Do more and do better with what you have in front of you.
If you've checked off every task on your list, review your list for something that's missing or could be added to improve the event.
Get off facebook, turn off your email alert, turn on your voicemail and spend 20 uninterrupted minutes thinking through the event and where opportunities exist to make it better.
Did you hear back from that department, attendee or vendor that you contacted three days ago? Your role as a service provider is to solve the issue to the best of your abilities, not just do 50% (send an email, receive an email).
So stop worrying about the next event that's yet to come and devote more time to doing the best you can for the event in front of you.