In continuing with our pull back the curtain theme, I was thinking this morning about new technology and the impact it has in our daily lives as well as the potential impact it can and will have on the live event space. I am a bit of a techy nerd so this line of thought is often in my brain. As a company we are on the cusp of investing in some areas that will drive our technology offerings for our clients to the leading edge and with that I am very excited.
Moment Of Clarity
However, life often dictates your ah hah moments and I was reminded of something else this morning. We are in the middle of interviewing for a new staff member and we have met some great people. Although the interview process can be taxing on time and resources, it is fascinating to learn what makes people tick, what drives them, and in some ways is flattering when you realize they really like what we are doing and want to be a part of the next steps. It’s a shame we are only looking for one position right now!
Okay so here was my moment of clarity. For you to be successful in industry or business, it isn’t about the leading edge of technology or innovation. It isn’t about the people you hire. It is about both. We could have the leading-edge technology but not have leading edge talent on our staff. If so our investments would be mis-placed.
The power of the human spirit is still stronger than technology.
PULLING BACK THE CURTAIN
In pulling back the curtain to what makes events successful, I keep going back to a central theme of people. We are hiring leading edge talent to use tools to produce great events. The power of the human spirit is still stronger than technology. While I am extremely excited about some new things on the horizon, I am more excited about sharing our human talent. Out of our human talent comes creativity, design, new ideas, practical execution, gratitude, empathy, and ultimately relationship.
If we connect with our clients and our audience on a human level then the tools and technology we use will be 10x more impactful. So pulling back the curtain…It is about staying on the edge with talent and technology.