Self-confidence, flexibility, friendliness
Interview with Ana Tolar, MICE Sales Manager at Sava Hoteli Bled
Q: Challenging moments?
The main challenge in every event I work on is undoubtedly how to organise it to ensure maximum success for the client and the company alike. Sometimes there is no end to the challenges – that is when it is important to keep your organisational skills at the highest level, but sometimes all you have to do is stay calm.
Q: Best event?
On a personal level, it is definitely when, after the conclusion of a client’s first major event held in our hotel, they tell you that they have decided to organise all their other events here as well. It is also the greatest possible motivation that a client can give you.
Q: Dream event?
I don’t know… probably any event that goes smoothly, without any major problems. Each event poses its own challenges.
Q: Alternative career?
Since I have quite a few hobbies, I see my alternative career path somewhere in the cross section of my hobbies and formal education – perhaps ecotourism, major sport event organisation or something to do with photography and design. If I had to go through formal education again, I might choose something completely different – graphic design, website design.
Q: What’s your management style?
Considering the fact that I work very well within a team, this is how I make my decisions when it comes to major, important matters – I consult my colleagues in our department and in other areas, always striving to find the best solution for the company and the client.
Q: What would your key management advice be?
Self-confidence, flexibility, friendliness.