Are you a duck or a cut snake? On-site event management tip

Hello Event Ninjas!

Do you like the title of today’s episode?

I thought it was hilarious when I heard this saying and of course, I found a way to apply it to events!

This is one simple little thing that I’m sure will stick with you whenever you are running an event. It’s my way of ensuring a fun, energetic yet calm and stress free atmosphere whenever team Venues 2 Events manage an event.


The theory goes a little like this…

We have all been to an event where you see the event management team running around, stressed and slightly freaking out. This isn’t a great environment for your team and especially not for your guests.


This is what I call being like a cut snake

Running around all crazy like, not really achieving anything.


So why should you be more like a duck?

A duck is graceful, they glide along the surface. Now under the surface those little duck legs might be paddling like crazy but the secret is that no-one can see it.  This is where your power as an event manager lies, in creating calm in sometimes what is a very stressful environment. 


So next time you are managing an event channel the duck, not the snake. 

Have you been a cut snake? Or maybe you have seen a cut snake in action? I would love to hear your experiences with either ducks or snakes, leave me a comment below and I’ll be sure to reply.

Keep running events, connecting people and changing lives.

x Kim



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