Conference speaker hunting
I told him to be patient. My boss isn’t great at waiting for things. He wants results, he wants them fast and he wants them now. That’s his tagline, it doesn’t really make sense but he thinks it’s genius. About a week ago he told me he wants me to take the lead on our upcoming annual company conventions. It is not for another 8 months and there are a lot of logistics to arrange but of course he expects it to all be sorted out in the next week. He has asked me to send him through the confirmed professional conference speaker we are hiring, I have just started consulting with speakers and he already wants one locked down. We don’t even have a decided venue yet so how can I possibly have booked a speaker! I am going to have to be firm with him on this one. After telling him it’s quite hard to book a conference speaker without knowing the location of the conference he simply said, well why don’t we know the location of the conference. So I just went ahead and booked the current first choice, a big function venue in Melbourne. I was then able to go ahead and consult with event speakers who work in Melbourne about developing a keynote address for the conference. My boss wants to relay a message of motivation and hard work to his employees. The company is undergoing some major changes so I think essentially he is trying to keep everyone on board. I am pretty sure I have found the best keynote speaker in Melbourne for the job. She has an excellent portfolio, my boss loves nothing more than an industry expert. I once advised that we should take on some interns for a mentoring program but he couldn’t possibly understand the benefit of taking on young and fresh talent. He always says, nothing rivals experience. Another one of his sage sayings.