Embrace the chaos
We’ve all heard this phrase before and if you’re in the trade show and event industry, you know you have to remain calm, even when you’ve silently “worked in profanity the way others work in oils or clay” – (thank you Ralphie from ‘A Christmas Story’).
You could also lose your mind, become a complete a-hole, or simply keel over from stress – none of which are appealing to most. There are so many moving parts and pieces that need to come together to make it work that there’s no doubt why there’s a need for the well-known Plan B for every show (and keeping your cool is essential.) There’s always a solution.
December is a time to review the happenings of 2016, enjoy the holidays with family and friends and to reflect on what can be done a little better in 2017.
My parents lived in the Great Depression era and some of their habits have rubbed off on me – I am a collector of stuff. I find it hard to get rid of things. My fear is that I will need that widget as soon as I pitch it. Read more…
So . . . I’ve never been a fan of selfies. In my opinion (Legal disclaimer: Not the opinion of Optima or Taylor Corporation), selfies are narcissistic . . . oh, look at me . . . how many likes can I get??? Ugh!
Now – enter, the selfie stick, a complete game changer! Why? Because you’re not taking a picture of yourself by yourself with a selfie stick. You will ultimately draw crowds typically made up of friends and possibly strangers too! And that’s exactly what we experienced at EDPA Access 2016! Which brings up the question – why is it a called a “selfie” stick then??? Read more…
I remember many years ago Katherine Hepburn was interviewed by Barbara Walters. You know, on one of Barbara’s “star specials” that she would air on tv and inevitably Barbara would get even the toughest of Hollywood stars to spill their guts and cry or overshare about their past. During Barbara’s interview with Katherine, the movie star said something about being a tree to which Barbara asked her what kind of tree she wanted to be. Katherine said she would want to be a mighty oak tree. Barbara, years later, in recounting this story would say “I would hope to be an oak tree like Katherine… I certainly would not want to be a weeping willow…”