UAE: Post Event Thoughts

UAE: Post Event Thoughts | Breezing Through

So this was the first international event that I did of this scale. There was a lot I learned I was good at and a lot I learned I was not so good at. I made some great new contacts and developed some incredible friendships. This picture was taken after the last day of the event and you can tell we were exhausted!

UAE: Post Event Thoughts | Breezing Through

 

Things I am good at:

  • Making sure the trains run on time. I about 1/4 Prussian (Northern German), so I can get really bossy and strict. This is great when you are responsible for 300 people and you need to stay on schedule!
  • Keeping calm in a crisis. We were lucky in that we didn’t have any major crisis during our event. There were a few minor ones though which made me really have to think on my feet. I was able to keep myself and the others around me occupied enough that we could take care of the crisis without freaking out.
  • Delegating. I did a pretty good job at delegating tasks that I didn’t need to be doing to the rest of my team. They always did an awesome job with anything I asked of them!
    UAE: Post Event Thoughts | Breezing Through

 

Things I am not good at and need to work on:

  • My facial expressions. If you have been keeping up this week, I am sure you have seen the many faces of Emily while running an event. I need to be better about keeping how I feel to myself and not letting it be all over my face!
  • Pacing myself. I have a bad hip and a bad back (I am way to young to have those kinds of issues) and I need to be careful about how much pressure and strain I put on my back and hip. I was not good at making sure I sat down more and I slowed down.
  • Delegating. I know, I just said that I was good at this, but it is something I need to work on still. I could have passed off a lot of things that I felt like I needed to take care of.

UAE: Post Event Thoughts | Breezing Through

Over all, I feel like the event went really well and I am so excited to be doing the same event in Jordan in February at the Dead Sea! Keep following along for updates on how that event is progressing! Thanks for reading!
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  1. September 12, 2014 / 8:04 pm

    I think reflection is an important part of any job. Good luck on your next event!

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