Who Am I Going To Meet?

It was the launch of one of those power list magazines which was full of people who had achieved something significant. Clearly I wasn’t on the list but some how I had managed to find myself at the launch event at 10 Downing Street.

The evening was well underway and the drinks and canapés were doing the rounds. As I was chatting to one of the guests I saw someone out of the corner of my eye and then heard them say “hello”. I turned and saw it was David Cameron, the only problem was I had a glass of something sparkly in one hand, half a vegetable samosa in the other hand and the other half in my mouth. I fumbled and mumbled offering him a rather odd handshake as I tried to juggle the refreshments. It was not one of my greatest moments!

One of the biggest reasons for attending an event is who I am going to meet. So have a good think about what I call ‘anchor participants’. These are the people who are going to draw other people to want to attend your event. Anchor participants may include:

Remember to watch out for those vegetable samosa moments. You might even want to eat before you go to the event to ensure you don’t get caught out!

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