The event that no one came to

Photograph by Stefano Borghi-Cartier
Photograph by Stefano Borghi-Cartier

If you have ever been involved in organising events, then you’ve probably been there, unless you have been super fortunate or you run always the world’s most amazing events.

I perhaps have not and I have had a few ‘no shows’ or events with just a fraction of what I expected as a turnout.

Two things, I have always enjoyed even the smallest events, OK when no one comes it’s a little harder conversation wise.

Most importantly, no one died. The world didn’t end. I learnt and ran another event.

The learning is to make your event as focused as possible on providing something worth people exchanging their time for. It is what will be useful to them, not you.

It is about creating and offering value.

A glass of free orange juice, some crisps and a chance to network has been done. Done to death.

Be bold, be different, and realise that it is not about the number of attendees, it is to make sure the event was valuable enough to get the attendee(s) back to the next one and telling others what a great event it was.

No matter how many come to your event, keep going, but keep making it the best you can.

Patience, perseverance and a value to others from the event are three things to not lose sight of.

International Collaboration Day 16th July 2015

As one of the Founders of International Collaboration Day, I am sharing this with great live discussion we have lined up, as one of the many events happening on 16th July around the world, to promote and celebrate coworking and collaboration.

If you get a chance to join us all live via Periscope, then connect via our Twitter accounts Philip Dodson, Debbie Huxton or Stefan Thomas.

Join our live discussion on collaboration via Periscope @WorkHubs

Panel will be Debbie Huxton, Stefan Thomas & Philip Dodson

icollday 3 International Collaboration Day @Work Hubs Event details

We have invited Debbie Huxtion, Stefan Thomas, and Philip Dodson to chair a interactive discussion on the future of work, networking and collaboration. It will be live on Periscope..read more

About Debbie Huxton

Debbie, creator of the Big Wisdom Project, that will truly change lives, is also a speaker, coach, and author of the Little Book of Big Wisdom…click here to find out more.

About Stefan Thomas

Stefan is a speaker, trainer, author of the best selling Business Networking for Dummies and is leader in the world of business networking. Find out more…..

About Philip Dodson

Philip Dodson entrepreneur and Founder of @Work Hubs, Dodson Commercial and International Collaboration Day #iCollDay. He’s a mentor, blog writer, speaker and passionate about..click here to read more