All Clients, Great and Small
The past year and a half has been a whirlwind of interesting clients, from Fortune 500 companies to tiny startups. I'm close to the action, and yet a step away. The variety and that little bit of distance keeps things fresh. I've supported big production all-hands meetings, and I’ve seen the stripped-down startup version which is much closer to: "Hey everybody, grab a slice of pizza and gather 'round."
For large events linking multiple sites, the preparation is intense and every detail matters-- from executive prep all the way down to the lighting. I get a kick out of the experience, from the lingo of the production crew to the last-minute changes, and the backstage laughs before showtime.
When it comes to startups, I buckle in for the ride-- keeping up and staying flexible, but also amazed at the crazy-fast pace of productivity, all supported by the seemingly-endless supply of snacks and breaks at the ping-pong table (although I’ve yet to get a game in).
Whether it's internal or external, high-production or informal, the communication needs invariably remain the same-- clarity of message, sincerity, inspiring leaders and prepared speakers. I'm enjoying doing my part, whether it's developing messaging for a brand-new startup, preparing speaking points, or making sure every event detail is covered. And honestly, I'm finding that working with all these clients, large or small, is pretty great.