AUSA Global Force Day 3: The Show’s a Hit
Short day today—the show is only open for three hours. I was thinking that, with only one appointment left, I would get an opportunity to walk the show. Boy, was I wrong. Our first appointment showed up and that took an hour and a half. Great meeting, though. A couple other walk-ons and—wow, now it’s 30 minutes left and folks are breaking down their booths already (I hate that—it’s so rude. Shouldn't the ref throw them a yellow card?). We waited, though, and at the appointed time, we shut it down—the show was over. Above is a parting shot—that's John Chehansky minding the store before we shut it down. Anyway, a short wait for the crates and some great help from our marcomm and inside sales folks made breakdown easy. Forty-five minutes, and there I was sitting down writing this.
Reflecting on the week, I would say this one was a hit. Sure, we had the General cancel at the last minute, but hey, he promises to meet with me the next time I come to town, so all is not lost. Then there was the missing table and chairs, but even those arrived in time for our first sit-down. The crew were engaged, the meetings were awesome and I even lost some weight ("Lunch is not an option..."). So, yeah—a hit.
These things are always a ton of work and stressful as all get-out, so when it's over, it's a bit of a let-down... Time to relax.
Wait: is that my phone?