Sometimes I like to plan things out with lots of detail but more often than not I bounce around somewhere between “forgoing good for perfect” and finding a place to lose my latest to-do list. On this occasion I decided that I would invite a few colleagues to a live webcast from what I considered to be good source. I scrambled to invite a group and reserve a room so I thought things were looking good where around 10 people showed up. That was around 50% of the folks I had invited so considering that I gave them less than 2 hours notice I considered the exercise better than a failure and nowhere to go but up.
Well, it turns out that the webcast didn’t fully deliver in my opinion and from the feelings I got from my colleagues I hope I didn’t ding the little “street cred” that I may or may not have. I try to push knowledge and learning onto others, and sometimes I may not always connect the person with the right learning tool but that’s something I am trying to improve.
I think there are 3 key points I hope to keep in mind from this experience:
- Start small and invite a couple of people, or send the info out for them to watch it.
- Start planning and sending out invites well before the event as it will appear way more professional.
- Never let little bumps in the road slow you down and try to learn from even the mediocre attempts to help others learn.