We have just experienced the annual fundraising marathon of non-profits in our area. From January to May, almost every weekend is filled with conference room dinners, donations, table sponsors, silent auctions, live auctions, and of course a few slideshows to pull on our emotional strings.
Are these fundraising events bad? No, not at all. They […]
Having been involved with events for decades, I have learned that some things matter, and some things don’t.
There are numerous facets to producing an event. Many are seen, and ever more are left unseen. If you are producing an event for 30,000 ticket buyers, or if you are creating a small, intimate […]
Communication. It is the only way that organizations move forward, or backward for that matter. Have you ever read an email, reacted, and then realized that you have completely misinterpreted what the other person was trying to communicate? One word, one phrase, one icon can be interpreted based on that person’s past experience, […]
I have recently had the opportunity to work with a company that has gone above and beyond what we are paying them for. As a result I have been wrestling with the question: what are the results when people go above and beyond? As a paying customer I am far more likely to […]
Vintage Five was proud to be a part of the Professional Bull Riders Touring Pro Division event in Montgomery, AL. The two day event started with a military night on Friday where thousands of active military came out to enjoy some top notch bull riding. Saturday night was dominated by the Brazilian Bull […]
Have you ever spent time around people who are too smart to think? They have an innate ability to spit back information straight from a text book or manual, but when you ask them to use critical thinking skills everything falls apart.
I have found that oftentimes people in organizations across the […]
The beginning of dysfunction in organizations is the lack of trust. It is a simple formula: when trust is present, high quality work is produced…..when trust is absent, fear invades the workforce. When organizations lack trust employees tend to ask questions of the true intentions of their leaders due to an apparent lack […]