Least Important Person In the Room
It is always flattering to be asked by clients to attend their events. It is not every event I get invited to but when I do and can attend, I am always very kindly looked after and it is great to see an event live in full flow and to see the some of the speakers we supply live in action.
If you stand back and watch you really get to see teamwork in action with so many different cogs working together to make the event a success. Everyone plays their part and without realising it they all contribute to the success of the event.
From the staff that greet you when you arrive and help the guests with their coats. The bar staff and waiting staff serving drinks and canapes in the reception to the occasional close-up magician entertaining guests whilst they await dinner and the awards that follow.
As guests enter the room there is the lit up and decorated stage put together by the production company, and the voice of god warmly welcoming guests as they enter the room. Out comes the food, prepared by hard-working chefs and kitchen staff, all served by waitresses and waiters onto tables neatly prepared by hotel staff. Entertainment, in the form of a speaker or comedian, brings a smile to all guests faces, as they wait to hear if they have won the award, they worked so hard for over the last year.
Whilst everyone may not walk away a winner, all the delegates get to dance the night away to the DJ who finishes off a memorable evening for all. All of this made possible by the event organisers – the clients themselves who have for months, chosen the venue, done the marketing, promoted the event, sourced the sponsors, organised the table plan, and been there on the night bringing all the elements together.
So, in all of this who is the least important person in the room? It is none of the above or the guests attending – the event is all about them. The least important person in the room is me. If I have done my job right, the speaker will have arrived on time been fully briefed and hopefully deliver on stage. As flattering as it is to be so looked after, I am not there to win anything and whilst I am happy to help out in any way on the night, I often tend to be just a lucky person who gets to see months of hard work come together.
We love being a part of the events industry and thank you to everyone who works us and letting us play a tiny part in the events you run. If we can help with any speaking enquiries please contact us on 020 8854 7247 or email email@example.com