Something will go wrong, let it go on the day but learn from it for next time!
Never judge an artist by its age or ability, it may just surprise you
Be prepared to make changes at the last minute and always have a plan B!
@nick_lawson I wanted to share the competition on my LinkedIn but couldn't see anywhere to do that on the comp page? Is there an easy way to share this with our colleagues who might like to enter?
Do you not get the grey share bar on the left of the blog post?
Clear communication to team members and delegates! Make sure everyone knows what they're doing.
Ah I do - it just took 30 seconds to load. Ha ha I'm so impatient!
Never relax on event days..... Never.Not until the last box and participant has left the building.
Always assume there will be chaos; nothing ever goes to plan. Smile, breathe and do your best!
Feed your team! They can’t look after your guests if you don’t look after them!
People really, really care about the food! (and they really like telling you about it feedback surveys!)
Enjoy yourself, love the details. And Plan Plan Plan (waaaaay in advance)!
I always have a food stash on site. Just can't function without munchies. Quite often there are goodies to be had in the organisers' office too!
food, traffic and toilets...nothing about the event!!
Even if your event isn’t going smoothly, your warm approach can make audience feel valued & memorable.
Patience and learning to delegate small task. A contingency plan particularly for weather in the UK. Be prepared for long exhausting days and always do a follow up of lessons learned.