Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Thank the man (or woman) behind the curtain!

 Next time you attend an event of any sort, take a minute to thank the men and women behind the curtain.

 Do you know what I am talking about??

Remember the scene from The Wizard of Oz, when it was discovered the great and powerful Oz was really just the ordinary man behind the curtain?

Every time you attend an event, think about all the men and women behind the curtain that put these events together. It takes a lot to run an event, from organization, advertising, materials, registration...

The smoother things go at these events, the more you can overlook the hard work that went into it.

Try to thank the people who take on the challenge and the big pile of work involved in working behind the curtain at the events you attend. They will appreciate the warm smile, maybe a hand shake or a pat on the back, and especially a "Thank You"! 

(I appreciate this point of view, since I used to have a job that had entailed registering over 1,000 attendees, gathering and organizing the speakers' materials and other info into a packet to hand out to all the attendees, and then actually going to the clinic and signing them all in at our annual event. That was a lot of work. I loved it, and I miss it)!

I am a Putnamaniac that appreciates and thanks the men and women behind the curtain!

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