I truly love what I do.
However sometimes my passion at a fundraising event is misinterpreted causing those who’ve hired me to feel as if I’m personally attacking their organization – or a person within their organization.
- What type of train it is
- How fast it’s approaching
- And when it will hit.
The approaching train wreck comes in many forms. It could be a gaffe in the timeline or a problem with the speaker about to address the audience. It could be a Live Auction item, a display issue or even a potential bottleneck due to the layout of the room.
There are so many variables at an auction.
If those variables are done correctly it will enhance the event and there won’t be a train wreck. If those variables are implemented incorrectly it will hurt the event and create a potential train wreck situation.
Knowing the difference between the two scenarios is the reason for my dilemma. The question is: Do the event organizers want to know a train wreck is coming or not?
When it comes to approaching train wrecks I work with two different mindsets.