Why I love Events! AG

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This was such a fun topic, made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.  To keep this blog somewhat short was tough! 

Why do I love events?  Well, I love our industry and the people in it.  That is what I truly love the most.  But it was not always like that.  So, let’s have some story time… 

My first huge event was a nonprofit gala in Orlando, Florida.  It was a huge 400-person gala. How the F did I get that job at 22?  Not sure (I was a great salesperson!)! Anyways, it was an over-the-top event. GoGo dancers – heavy production, and the best moment was when we opened the ballroom doors and guests came in. The coordination of the music, the smoke, the dancers – BOOM!  I was done – I knew events would be my life in some capacity.   It was a 20-hour day, but I couldn’t sleep in my hotel room. I was too jacked about what I was just a part of (I still get goose bumps over a great ballroom reveal and room transitions). 

When I first started this business, I had 12 weddings my first season. Was just me, no assistants (didn’t know that was a thing!).  I think about the first wedding I ever did. It was at a small ranch in Longmont, and the couple was so cute, kind, all the things you want.   I remember being so nervous!  But the day went great!  I loved every minute of it.  The mother of the bride was the one who hired me. She still likes my Facebook posts to this day.   

 

Fast- forward 8 years…. My love has evolved.  Yes, I still love events, but let’s talk about the people that power them!  

 

  • My team.   Yes, they have changed a bit over the years. But every person (well almost every – HONESTY!), has made a huge impact on my life.   I love them.  I want them to be successful. I want them to grow, sometimes that is not with me.  But that does not change the love I have for them.  They work so hard, they get beat to shit sometimes – but they show up. They work hard.  They never bitch – well that’s not true – but they do it for therapy reasons.   I am so lucky to have these people want to work for me.   The team I have right now.  Cue the waterworks!  They stuck through COVID and we will emerge like the MEffin phoenix’s we are!  
  • My close vendor pals.  The ones I hang with, drink with, vent and cry with.  Friends is not the right word for this.  Ride or Dies.  Partners.   I would not know these magical people without events.  
  • My businesses.  Every day is a challenge, things can be tough, exciting, overwhelming all at the same time. But I truly love my businesses every day and would not change that.  Would not have that without events.   

 

Adrienne Gardner
Adrienne Gardner
PRESIDENT of TGE. SPEAKER and TRAINER on sales process, growth and development adriennegardner.com gardnereffect.com

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