It’s a wrap everyone! Finishing off the week was our own seminar, On The Line, and we bookended the Wanted seminar series splendidly, if I do say so myself. I just wished more people showed up, but nevertheless, it was a solid effort from the Digital team. So here’s the self-assessment for the project.
Contribution & Collaboration: We had a Facebook group and I was very active in that. I started the group Google doc and was given the job as the designer along with Josh and Nadya but ended up doing a little bit of this and that.
Here’s a rundown of what I did pre-seminar:
Designed and printed the posters and thank you cards, and animated the poster for the screen in building 9. Funded the catering. Invited/liaised with two of the guests. Wrote several questions to ask during the seminar.
Here’s what I did during the seminar:
Took chairs from RMITV, borrowed the stage from Building 74 (was very difficult), gave out the flyers at the start, cleaned up the mess after the seminar.
The main obstacle I encountered was the guests. We had 3 locked in, but one of them dropped out a week before the seminar. I went on an invite-frenzy and e-mailed 4 people and received 3 positive responses. I locked in Beatrix and Steinar immediately after. They were great, too, I was very lucky to have found them! Reuben Ruiter dropped out a day before the seminar, but thank goodness we still have 3, otherwise I would have gone on another frenzy.
I learned a lot through making the seminar. It was such a big event that it was an eye-opener for me. I think what I learned most was the experience of executing something like this. It’s not difficult if you have the right team, though, and my team did such a great job.
I attended all of the seminar series except for Week 8’s seminar because I was overseas during that time. I attended all the classes and meetings, except for that period I was in Jakarta. I was there every step of the way and hand my hand in every group meeting and discussion. I didn’t take my eye off the ball once. Okay maybe once. I was probably distracted by a cat.
Connections & Intersections:
The value of the entire series is to have professionals tell us about the industry we want to be in, and making our own seminar teaches us event management and social media managing. The best part about being the guest liaison is that both Steinar and Beatrix are well acquainted with me, and I can easily contact them if I need any help. I have my foot in the door, yay! What I learnt about myself in this process is that I’m very demanding and domineering. Which isn’t a surprise; I’ve always been that way. But I realized that I do work well in teams, even though I originally though I was better off as a lone wolf.
Self Assessment Grade: 90/100 (HD)