26 Mar Planning a Live Event:the Step by Step Saga-Part 2
If you read Part 1 you know that I ended by telling you about a shocking call I received…
It was the sales manager at the hotel we had booked for our upcoming Radiant Success Event. He was calling to tell me that the brand new hotel wouldn’t be completed on time. Yes you read that right. They were booking events and telling people the hotel would definitely be open May 1st. But obviously the contractor was saying one thing when the reality was another. And needless to say, I was not happy.
However the sales manager was a pro. Before calling me he had already searched for a replacement location and was able to secure the exact same type of accommodations in a nearby sister hotel. And they were willing to do whatever was necessary to make it right.
Of course this meant changing all of our marketing materials, scouting out a new facility, and working to sync the contract to include all the advantages of the original hotel contract, including amenities, schedule, room size and rates, food and beverage, event set-up, equipment rental and other details.
All I can say is we were very lucky that a location so similar to the original was available on such short notice and that we were working with people who wanted to make the transition as smooth as possible.
Now that that is completed we are on to planning other details. We’re going to be offering another FREE preview tele-class on April 7th
Zero to Six Figures: 5 Small Business Experts Share Their Biggest Breakthroughs
where the whole team—Me, Denise Wakeman, Kathleen Gage, Ellen Britt and Marnie Pehrson plan to open up in a high energy discussion and offer rare insight into the shifts we each had to make in our own thinking, the habits we had to work hard to change and the fears we had to confront in order to springboard to success….and how you can make those very same shifts for yourself so you can succeed in a BIG WAY!
You can sign up here to attend and get the audio recording.
We’ve lined up some awesome volunteers–all successful themselves–who will handle registration and event logistics. And the whole team has been answering the many customer support questions that come in each week.
The process for preparing and getting the word out about the teleclass is also pretty complex– press releases, online event listings, registration page, thank you page, e-mails, tweets. But it will all be worth it when we get to help others in our April 7th class.