Is now the time to plan a great event?

This horrible Covid-19 is causing all kinds of ripples. There is no doubt that some of those ripples are having a frustrating and even devastating effect on many lives, whilst to others it just brings boredom and uncertainty. However, it is not all bad and at some point we will come out the other side.

So what are the things that we have learnt over the last few weeks of staying at home that are life lessons for us all?

  • The weather seems better when we are not allowed out!
  • Pollution in the atmosphere is greatly reduced as planes, trains and automobiles are kept to a minimum.
  • Animal and marine life in general is returning to places it would not normally venture. So if you are a Dolphin – fancy a holiday in Venice? Now is your time!
  • When taking part in a Zoom conference call make sure that if you take your laptop with you to the toilet that you turn your camera off!
  • Now (if you are not splitting up) is a great time to plan to renew your wedding vows.

Needless to say it is this last item that has caught my attention, not that I didn’t have a laugh at the laptop incident, but there is a renewed trend, if you pardon the pun, of people planning to renew their marriage vows. I suspect that this is no doubt being brought on by the fragility of life, heightened in many cases by this dreadful pandemic that we find ourselves in the midst of.

The thing is, it does not just have to be those who are planning on re-celebrating the union of their marriages. It is probably a great time to prepare and to plan the next great event in your lives. It is not often you get to spend so much time stuck indoors and what better way to pass the time than to be creative.

I do appreciate that some are busier than ever and that being stuck at home produces other challenges. I have never been busier communicating with others and working on parts of my business and when you factor in home schooling a 9 year old, it is not easy. But for others what better way to distract yourself from uncertainty than to prepare that event you can look forward to even if you may not be able to pick a date yet!

So when we are allowed to gather once more in reasonable numbers and you decide that renewal and celebrations are the thing for you, remember The Man in the Red Coat. He, like many, has patiently waited to once again guide the throngs of people that congregate at family gatherings and celebrations, not to mention countless corporate and City events. With his assistance, warmth and humour a wonderful celebration can become a great celebration for all, especially those whose party it is. I appreciate that some may not feel like celebrating, depending on what may have gone before, but oddly he can help there too. Just not so brightly dressed.

Why do you want a bloke in a coat? The coat as I have mentioned in many past blogs is optional, but in the right circumstances it helps identify him as the person from whom guidance is forthcoming. However, it is his skills at making your plans work and as close to time as possible that makes the difference. So if you are thinking that it is time to renew your wedding vows or are planning on holding a celebration of any other kind with a reasonable number in attendance and you as the host would like not to have to worry about the running of the event, then get in touch and find out how The Man in the Red Coat can help. Depending on the event, he can be as formally informal as needs be.

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James Hasler is a professional event/conference host, moderator and facilitator. He is also a Master of Ceremonies, Charity Auctioneer and “Voice of God” and is well-known as The Man behind “The Man in the Red Coat”, a professional and experienced Toastmaster. Additionally he is a City of London Livery Beadle. He has facilitated events all over the UK, as well as internationally and was the 2019 Toastmaster of the Year.

He also coaches public speaking and works with those who wish to gain greater confidence in front of an audience or camera.

www.themanintheredcoat.co.uk Toastmaster, Master of Ceremonies and Beadle.

www.jameshaslervoice.co.uk Professional Voice Artist, Voice Over, Narrator and “Voice of God”.

www.haslerhillconsulting.co.uk “Moderation, Facilitation and Curation” as well as presentation and public speaker skills training.

Twitter @speakerJHasler