#SPICYtalks17 would not have been the success it was if not for the combined efforts of the entire CHILI publish crew, both in and out-of-house. Customer events, some dread it, others thrive on it. I tend to hover somewhat in between. Focus and dedication is what it’s all about in my book. Throw in some years of experience and you get a killer combo.
There are some tricks of the trade, of course. Sharing is caring, so here goes.
1. Location, location, location
Work hard – attendees want to make the most of their investment. Look for a venue that is hospitable, accessible and flexible. You need a helpful crew, friendly yet firm. Business is to be conducted, session deadlines to be respected. Select a venue that is accessible, limiting transfer time between meeting rooms to the absolute minimum. Be mindful of proper lighting and PA infrastructure. All adding up to flexibility – on both sides. You need a bamboo attitude – it doesn’t break under the pressure of the wind, it bends with it.