When attending an event, like a national convention, our expectations are high. We pay for it. More than money, we spend time, our most precious treasure, for the event. And unlike money, time is irreplaceable. That is why, as an attendee, I would always hope to get the most of what I pay for.
During the recent convention that I attended, a lot of errors and mishaps happened that made my critique self scream “why oh why!” However, my forgiving conscience was telling me “let it go, your complaints would only make things worse!” Focusing on the mishaps would only drain my energy.
In life, regardless of what happens, lessons always outweigh the errors. Here are the top 5 lessons I learned from the recent convention.
1. Preparation is key
To organize an event is not easy. That is why, it is vital to plan everything out. Communication is crucial during the planning stage. All key persons should be more than just aware of their roles. And they should be proactive. Questions like “what could possibly go wrong” should be asked during the planning stage. Then, they have to consider in advance any possible preventive actions.
I once planned a club event, which had 20 expected participants. Only 5 came. I thought we were very much prepared. But I was wrong. Looking back, I realized that there is no such thing as over-preparation. Continue reading “5 Lessons I’ve Learned from the Convention”