Events are like flowers | Event Management Philippines

Sunday, November 11, 2012

One of the hardest things to organize is an association event. The main reason is that there are a lot of leaders that are involved in the decision making process. The decision making process in this particular situation takes time. This time is sometimes detrimental to the event. Event needs time to ensure proper preparations are made. But if there is analysis paralysis it will not go anywhere but to disaster land.

This is the reason why any association event that is successfully undertaken is an experience worth celebrating.

The amount of time that the event took in the meeting room is a story itself. The amount of effort exerted by the proponents to convince and solicit the support of other members is a story of blood and sweat.

Add to the fact that the actual implementation entails commitment to people who are also facing their demons in their own businesses and companies.

Indeed, association events with or without event managers are full of drama and a great project management case study.

I have been involved in a lot of association events. I saw all the good and the bad moments while immersed in those events. I embrace all those things. Embracing it made me appreciate association events. The bruises and the bumps are worth it.

I am not being masochistic. In the deeper scheme of things association events makes the organization stronger. It makes the members trust the organization’s strength and commitment to serve the industry and its membership.

Tell me now why are you not willing to take the plunge in this challenging journey of creating association events like conference, convention and exhibition?

Events are like flowers, they are colorful, beautiful to the eyes and soul of the one that is appreciating it. However, unknown to the spectators that appreciate it, the gardener that took time to grow it and patiently watered and exposed it properly to the sun exerted great effort to make it the way it is.

Therefore, amidst the spectators in the garden that are having a great experience of seeing these flowers, the gardener is the happiest person in seeing these flowers on its current state.

I am one of the gardeners and will continue to be one for as long as I breathe.

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