Monday, September 17, 2012

Sweating the Details to Make Guest Feel Welcome at an Event

Last Wednesday at work, we hosted thirteen industry mavens (aka bloggers) for Wireless Field Day who'd flown into Silicon Valley for three jam packed days. The energy here has me giddy for Alt Summit in January.
Ready to Begin
Whether you're hosting an event or participating you want everything to be perfect. Before the delegates arrived at our corporate headquarters we surveyed and studied every aspect of the room we'd be presenting in.
Set up for Delegates
We added locally grown orchids to brighten up the space. We placed filled water glasses, a pitcher of water, and a bucket of ice on the table so that no one would be parched or feel uncomfortable getting up during the video taping.
Fresh Orchids
One of my coworkers even baked pumpkin cupcakes to make the delegates feel welcome.
For Alt Summit I've already begun planning my wardrobe (and how to fit everything in my luggage) and sketching business card designs. I've also started thinking of a hometown gift for my roomies.
Are you going to Alt Summit? Do you sweat the details?
Ciao Bella!
Credits: All images taken by Eden Hensley Silverstein for The Road to the Good Life.