“The following is a continuation of my Event Development Series. The last Blog started describing the “Direction” section, now I want to move to the “Agreement” and “Size Matters” section. As suggested previously, any thoughts and idea are more then welcome!”
You have now made your formal presentation to your group. After much discussion, a decision has been made to go ahead with the event. You know why you are holding it and you have fully discussed and decided the ultimate objective. All participants are in agreement. Right? Many projects start off with great enthusiasm, but when tough decisions (money!) need to be made, in fighting starts to take place if everyone is not on side. More potentially great projects have failed or don’t even take place because all the players can’t agree. Before starting, make sure everyone understands what the project is, what need to be accomplished and what sacrifices are likely. Do these before you get too far into your project!
13. Size Matters
Finally, how large an event do you want to hold? Remember larger events require more time, planning, commitment, member participation and money…and they have more problems! This is why it is important to know your ultimate goal. If it’s your first event, it may be prudent to scale back and learn from your mistakes. If you do decide to go for the “brass ring”, plan, plan, and plan!