Oh I wish I had a video that captured the vignette I’m about to describe …
In late September I was in Ohio speaking. The next day, I met with a public school foundation for a private consultation. The group is dramatically changing their gala, so I was sharing photos from appropriate events to give them ideas.
One of the Co-Chairs said, “Do you have other photos I can see?”
As if on cue, the Executive Director whipped out her copy of Creative Auction Themes, Decor & Centerpieces, handed it to the Co-Chair, and said “Watch this DVD. You’ll see tons of good ideas for decor and layouts.”
Huzzah! Round of applause for the best practice in action.What a brilliant way to energize and train your committee members, without spending your precious time doing so.
When someone is curious, that’s the best time to offer help. Giving them a DVD (or other tool) on their topic of interest educates and stimulates them. It’s a training tool to use year after year. It makes your job easier.
Here’s a link to that DVD the Executive Director shared with her Co-Chair.
This particular gem is a great resource if you’re re-tooling your event, such as moving from a sit-down dinner to an appetizers-only affair, or moving to a new venue and just want to see a lot of photos with layout ideas.