You can never be fully prepared for anything. The best thing is to just do it and pivot as you go along.
Last Saturday's Boss Babe Summer Social was a major success and I'm so happy with how it all turned out 🎊
This was the 2nd major networking event we've ever hosted as well as our first major paid event and I am beyond thrilled so many boss babes were able to join us!
With every major event we host, there's always something that goes wrong. Even with the last event, there was a snowstorm that day and only half of the girls were able to make it.
To be honest, I haven't spoken in front of a crowd since @Bossbabe.mtl 's Influencer brunch back in March. So I was extremely rusty. The moment it was time for me to start off the event by introducing myself along with BBI, I flopped considerably 🙈
I didn't even say my name nor introduce myself and right away started talking about BBI and who we were. I had even written cue cards ahead of time and tried to prep myself on the day of (didn't end up using the cards at all).
We were also promised the venue an hour in advance in order to set up but there was a misunderstanding. When we arrived at 2 pm there were a bunch of people upstairs. We were forced to prep everything downstairs on a small table and ended up shattering the glass of one of our frames.
Soon after the event started, we had a difficult time trying to keep ourselves organized.
We also didn't eat prior to the event so we were all running on empty stomachs (never ever do this!!). I had major brain fog and felt at one point like I was working as a waitress again, doing a bunch of tasks simultaneously.
My biggest lessons learned: Never try to host an event AND be the photographer at one time. Hire someone else to do it, concentrate on ONE thing at a time and make it extremely clear who each team member's tasks are.
Despite it all, people still had fun and I'm so proud of my amazing team @withnancypham & @vimy.story for pulling off such a wonderful event.
I'd also like to thank all of YOU for your continuous support. You are the reason we continue to host these events 💞
Thank you for making BBI's vision come to life. - 13 hours ago