This past Thursday was the Women’s EXPO. After a lot of work, planning, and last minute scrambling, I was really excited once the actual day arrived. We had some minor hiccups (like our new banner not arriving until halfway through the day) but overall it was a great experience. The EXPO staff and volunteers were simply wonderful and made my first event such a positive experience. I really cannot thank them enough for all their help and support! And I really have to send a great big thank you to my aunts and my niece for all their help and to my husband, who made me the best display pieces for my table!
I have to say that the best part of the day was getting to meet everyone who stopped by the table. With most of my business online, I don’t always have an opportunity to talk to my customers. At the EXPO, I had so many lovely chats with fellow book and poetry lovers about our favorite books, authors, poems, and poets, which I just adored.
And, on the brief moments where I could sneak away from my table, I really enjoyed stopping by some of the other tables nearby. I picked up a stunning hat for my god-daughter’s upcoming birthday at the Fascination Baby table and found a recipe packet for Apple Cinnamon scones at one of the tea vendors that I cannot wait to try out!
I am already planning on how to make my next EXPO even better. I know that I want to make more time for me to wander around the expo myself and that when I do, I should bring my camera so I can capture what a great event it is. I also know that I want to ask someone else to be responsible for taking pictures back at my own table. I got a couple of shots early on when we first set up but as things got busier, I didn’t get a chance to capture it on film.
Still, I did get some shots, and this being just my first event, I am sure that I will have more opportunities in the future to take photos.