ARE WE READY FOR "Normal" Meetings & Conventions?

Meetings are Back. But Their A Little Weird. Dr. Willie Jolley

I’m a funny motivational speaker.  The pandemic was rough for me…though not nearly as tough as it was for so many.  (Hello my teachers and educators!  Hello my health care peeps!  I’m talking about you!)

I have several takes on what I’ve ben seeing out here in meeting and convention world. In no particular order….

Meetings feel special right now.  We are all so very glad to be together, meeting live and in person.  And not watching a virtual presentation. I hope this feeling of “special” lasts.

It still feels weird.  We’ve all been staying home so much it just feels odd to walk into a huge ballroom filled with people.

I think we’re headed to “normal,” but we are not there yet.  Yes we are meeting, yes we are together but it still just feels odd to be in large groups.  It seems like most people are still thinking, “Is this safe?  Are we at a super spreader event?” is at least in the back of people’s minds.  I don’t think I’ve been to a single event without getting some sort of message later about “Some people look to have had COVID at our event.

What do we think we can and should do is …

Be patient.  It’s coming back.

Be kind to ourselves. If you’re at an event and you need a break, just give yourself some space.  You’ve got this!

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