Countless development opportunities

The development opportunities for an event organiser are countless! As I wrote in another blog post: “Some days the feeling is almost like being a magician. Other days more of an office clerk, personal shopper or weight lifter. All great skills to master, when working with events.”

Some people say they are so afraid of public speaking, they would rather die than speak on stage for an audience. For me, combining the tasks of an event organiser and a Master of Ceremony / program host, it feels natural to stand in front of public and talk, sing or entertain.

Are you afraid of heights?

One special case came to my mind when I was cleaning after an event. Taking down decorations could also be a task that doesn’t suit everyone. Balloons that are hanging from the curtain rod can be a couple of meters high, depending on the venue. And the ladders are not always the most stable ones. Well, if the task was just to take down the decorations, it could have happened quickly. Just a clip with scissors and it’s done. But. I always think about sustainability. It takes a bit more time to collect everything and pack them nicely at once. This way the decorations are ready directly for the next suitable event. 

Using the right knots makes the task easier of course. I am so grateful for my background as a girl guide for having learned many useful knots. Not only to make them, but indeed with the sustainability thought, also to open them.

I will write more about my thoughts and actions around UN’s Sustainable Development Goals in another blog post. Now, more countless development opportunities await as I still have some balloons up there…

Decorations at the curtain rod can be an issue for the client. The good part is, you can leave it for the event organiser to hang and take down.
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