Let me first tell y’all… It was such a HUGE undertaking for me to plan and carry out the launch of my Happy Hour Mini-Summit Talk Series, Let’s Talk About It Over Cocktails!
I honestly spent hours stressing, I cried tears of frustration and I cried tears of relief as I watched my vision/passion project come to life before my eyes. It was NOT an easy undertaking, especially for someone who likes to do things on her own and finds it hard to ask for assistance. I am truly someone who is most accustomed to assisting others and while it is a commendable trait, being this type of person makes it challenging when you’re trying to grow and do things on a bigger scale!
However, I think this experience allowed for me to learn a couple of things that will only help me when planning the next talk of the series. One of the first things that I realized, was that things would have gone much smoother, had I started planning further in advance, especially with the many other projects that I had been juggling such as the development of my first V.I.P membership & e-course, writing of my first book and the managing of this blog.
I also realized that since I was trying to manage so much, I should have looked for volunteers (Because GOD KNOWS I needed a couple). However, on the flip side, I have a unique perspective for the future when I do solicit help from others. I will be fully capable of telling my volunteers exactly what I will need and how particular tasks need to be done. There is truly nothing that I will delegate (unless it’s something new) that I wouldn’t be able to explain, having gone through the process already.
Lastly, I came to realize that there is a reason people hire others to do the event planning for them! It’s is a huge undertaking to not only be the host and want things to go a particular way, but to also check people in at the door, check on guests as they arrive AND prepare for a smooth talk/speech. Not to say that it’s impossible, however, it’s much easier to do when the stress of every element of the ENTIRE event is not on your back.
At the end of the day, with all of that said and a couple of additional points of things that I learned from the planning and executing of my first event, despite how stressful it may have been at times, I didn’t give up. I DID IT and I am truly happy about it! There was a good turn out and it allowed for the intimate gathering that I was aiming for when I first started developing the idea of having this event.
I can certainly say, with certainty that if women are asking you when the next one is, that it was genuinely impactful and is something that is needed in the Fredericksburg area. I can’t wait for the next one, which will be help in the first week of August 2016. Stay tuned for the confirmed date!
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In the meantime, check out the photo gallery below and take a glimpse into the the launch of the LIVE Talk Series: