When I was at music college and as a ‘young professional’ I would arrange a variety of concerts and performances to gain experience and to promote my musical services. This was a great way to raise my profile and become more confident with my performing – as well as being a good marketing activity. There was, however, something I learnt very early on: that combining organising an event, however small, with performing was not a marriage made in heaven! Worrying about ticket sales, setting out the chairs, getting the keys for the venue, drinks for the interval etc combined with learning and performing a programme was just TOO MUCH for anyone.
Like many people, I learnt the hard way that delegation is the way forward. There is no shame in recognising that you can’t do it all; that if you are racing around organising an event, there is unlikely to be enough energy to performing at the event too!
I know of many dynamic, talented people who are organising training days, workshops and other events. This is brilliant and I want you to shine so that you demonstrate how brilliant you are – rather than a lacklustre performance because you are exhausted from the whole process of organising the event.
In this week’s Superstar Communicator Podcast I share top tips to ensure you aren’t too exhausted to perform well when you are organising an event. This event could be a one day training day, workshop or other event. I want to ensure you have enough energy to do some organisation but also to shine at the event.
The podcast shares great top tips including:
- Pacing yourself on the day
- Tips on planning so you aren’t exhausted
- Delegating key tasks to others
- What to eat beforehand
- How to maintain your energy during the day
I also recommend you invest in our downloadable audio training course for teachers and trainers. This has many top tips on how to pace yourself when you are training; including what you should eat and not over speaking early in the day.