Time is Precious - Waste it Wisely - Gibson Hall

Time Is Precious Waste It Wisely

I was recently at my head office in Grays and I saw an inspirational slogan written on the wall of our meeting room saying “Time is precious, waste it wisely” which got me thinking about our clients and their conferences.

Should a conference consist of less talking and more doing?

I believe that a conference, when done the right way, can be a powerful business tool. Done correctly it can lead to action but I find myself asking how this can be achieved and I always come back to the same answer which is by making good use of the time that you have.

According to an online study 70 to 90% of what we learn is learnt socially, and much of this learning occurs during formal and informal meetings. So a conference shouldn’t just be a spectator sport with delegates listening and watching screens, it should encourage participation as well.

Do not let one speaker talk for longer than is necessary and make sure that the focus shifts. I personally know this as if I look in the same direction at the same point for a long period of time my attention will drift.

When choosing your conference venue ask the sales team at the venue for advice on how to maximise the space and achieve the results that you are looking for. At Gibson Hall, we pride ourselves on being an events venue that will help you plan and listen to your needs.

We can tell you what has been done before, what we have found works and pass all of our knowledge on to you. This is what makes us one of the best conference venues in London.

Remember – before planning your conference make sure that you have planned all the points below

  • Agenda
  • Attendees
  • Familiarise yourself with your chosen venue
  • Equipment for the conference
  • Plan your time wisely

Whilst at your conference make sure to keep in mind

  • Sometimes it is best to listen more and talk less
  • Network and engage with your attendees
  • Keep alert by eating and drinking enough as it could be a long day
  • Take notes

After attending a conference be sure to

  • Take time to digest the day and reread notes
  • Follow up with the connections that you networked with
  • Pass on any relevant information to members of your team who did not attend.


By Melissa Goldberg

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