More from: Humour

Stereotypes: Wherever I am , there’s POO.

There is one person that the buck stops with, is responsible for clearing up the cock ups we make and who, at every opportunity, side steps responsibility. It is the Principal Operating Officer. Now, I have been in the big leather chair and it is lonely at the top. Good management books will tell you […]

How to stay sane during isolation

Stuck inside to stay safe from COVID-19? We’ve got you. Spoiler alert: alcohol and food are among them. As the coronavirus pandemic are forcing people into social distancing or isolation, people are being forced into intense confinement, sometimes inclose quarters for long periods of time. Being alone most of the day elicits strange behaviour, especially […]

Event coffee culture: a guide

We, as event professionals, live on coffee. The idea of not drinking coffee to stave of boredom or the inevitable hangover is an alien thought.   Coffee is so much a part of event management culture that the idea of not drinking it is as foreign as the idea of having to explain the variants […]

Is the snowflake generation cut out for event management?

Some people refer to them as Generation Y, others as the millennials but the favourite title for today’s young folk is “Snowflake Generation”, a bunch of self-righteous prima donnas. Where would the event industry be had it not been for the pioneering spirit of past event managers who donned pith helmet and safari suit and […]

Eccentric Assassination by Corporatisation?

What’s the collective noun for a group of exhibition organisers? A Grump, perhaps a Reflective? Recently, I was in the company of a group of organiser grandees. An impassioned, transformational, entrepreneurial group you’d ever wish to meet. The conversation turned contemplative, as it does, as they reminisced about people they had known over the years […]

Panic if you hear…

If you find yourself in hospital, or at a medical event, decode the slang.  ·         3H enema – Enema that is “high, hot, and a hell of a lot.” Reputedly given to patients who give staff a hard time. ·         3P’s – Pill, Permissiveness and Promiscuity (relates to female patients with sexually transmitted disease) ·         […]