My meeting planners are under intense pressure. They don’t want me to make them look back in front of their internal clients, their bosses and their peers. So wanting to meet this minimum requirement does make sense on many ways. But it still feels odd to be setting our goal as “Good enough to get by,” instead of, “Fantastic and amazing.”
The fact that my clients in the meeting and convention industry is absolutely understandable. But it is also a little bit sad. How does this happen that we are not striving for awesomeness?
Why is this normal? Let’s look at this in the context of shopping for new clothes. We’d never walk into a department store and say, “ I’d like some pants that fit just normal, pants that won’t embarrass me. Pants that are good enough.” That is just crazy. If you’re looking for clothing that fits perfectly, makes you look like a million bucks and is nicer than even you hoped, yet you’re accepting of a professional motivational speaker who simply avoids negative evaluations something is a little ask.