Although I will no longer be working for Gild, as a female entering the workforce, I promise to take their ideals and mission with me and do my part to press for progress.
You reserve the room. You order the catering. You bring in the perfect speaker. You send the invites and track the responses.
You plan an event. And people don't show up.
If you are painfully nodding along, you are not alone. So many of our clients struggle with the challenge of simply getting people to show up for the events that they have spent time, money, and effort to plan. Of course, most people are respectful—they let you know they can no longer make it, they lament that their travel schedule puts them out of the office the day of the event, they promise to attend the next one. The interest and intention are there, which you know because you have asked the attendees what they want. So how can you get past the last-minute fire drills and get people to show up for your events and programs?