When the only constant thing is sudden change, are your event plans ready to adapt and change course quickly? In this anniversary episode, Georgie Stayches shares tips on how the events industry can navigate uncertain times, as well as managing our emotions when demands are being placed on our mental health in unprecedented ways.
Georgie Stayches is the Founder and Chief Engagement Officer of Fetching Events & Communications, an agency specializing in event management, communication, and volunteer management. An industry expert with over 20 years of experience, she is passionate about events and communications that make an impact on the community.
Quotes from episode:
“Your Covid-safe plans need to be really flexible and really dynamic because at any moment it can change… depending on what's happening… Everything moves really quickly and you've got to be ready for that.”
“You're dealing with different expectations and different experiences with Covid compliance. And I think that's going to be a real challenge going forward. If the national plan takes this path that it's indicating that we will open up at 80%.... you're going to have a whole new education and behaviour process."
"It's the strong people you've got to watch out for. Someone I work with said to me, "how are you doing?" And she said, "I know you are a rock, but rocks can crumble." Because we pick up a whole lot of other people, but you know, who picks you up if you're the strong person or the go-to person?
- Georgie Stayches
-How event plans can be dynamic and flexible
-How different attitudes towards Covid can be a challenge when events reopen
-The things that worked best in the industry during the pandemic
-Public discussion topics and engagement techniques that currently work
-How Georgie pulled through her lowest moments during the pandemic
-Tips on navigating event cancellations in the new normal
-How to keep motivated
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