There are so many cliches in the meeting planning world. A favorite, that I myself am guilty of uttering a few thousand times is “what can go wrong may go wrong”. We’re all well aware that, when planning a meeting, whether with a planner or solo, sometimes “stuff” happens. There are so very many details involved that no one person (or team) can be on top of every single plan and detail. We always think we have it covered. We review, and review again, all the specifics; the bookings, the service companies, everything that we’ve planned and are responsible for. But really, who can oversee it all? Who can be in all places at all times?
Meeting Planning – I Can’t Do it All – WHAT!
When a problem arises, I can’t tell you how many times (a lot!) I’ve heard a meeting planner say “I can’t do it all, drive the coach, cook the food, set the rooms, etc.”. You know what I’m saying; we’re expected to be all things to all people. But truthfully, this is an impossible task and we realistically can’t be everything for everyone. But we can and do perform the best job possible and we can definitely rely on our in-house team and our hired service providers. And with all that experience, professionalism and hard work (and a hope and a prayer) put on the best, trouble free meeting possible.
Have a laugh and take a look at how Hyatt Meetings proves this point in a funny take on the meeting planning world.
- Conference Planning – Gotta Share! The Musical! (plananevent.org)
- Business Meeting Planning Gone Bad (plananevent.org)