The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]

Inside The Heads Of Business …
November 30, 2006, 12:40 pm
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I spend alot of time in hotels … either because I am travelling or because clients think it is the best place to hold conferences.

So yesterday it dawned on me [yes, I must be thick] that by checking out Hotel ‘Events Boards’ and seeing the ‘themes’ of the conferences being held there – I can get a quick idea of the issues Corporateland feel they are facing.

However, as much as I travel, I can only be in one place at a time … so this is where you lot come in …

Basically, what I am proposing is that if you ever find yourself in a hotel, you take a photo of the ‘Events Board’ and send it to this email.

What happens then is that we have a ‘Corporate Conference Blog’ [I’ve set up BSI but have done very little with it yet] … where all the photos taken are put up, and we try to identify any underlying themes/issues by day/week/month.

Sure, it could be a complete waste of time – but something in my gut tells me it won’t be … because with a bit of intelligence, we should be able to identify [albeit broadly] common /emerging themes by city, country, region or World – which can only be useful in further understanding the underlying issues faced by existing and potential clients.

Of course I’m not asking people to go out of their way … however if you are at a hotel, take a photo and send it to the email above.

Really appreciate your help and yes – the photo above does feature my very bald head. Don’t you think it’s arty??? [Don’t answer that!]

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Fantastic idea. As usual. Shit.

Comment by George

Great idea! (Will you invite me to your show?)

Comment by fredrik sarnblad

What show?

Comment by Rob

This idea and your advertising “changing rooms” TV concept. You’re on fire. Can I have my promotion back please.

Comment by Billy Whizz

Ask your boss – but I wouldn’t hold your breath!

Comment by Rob

Sounds like a good idea to me.

Comment by Rob Mortimer

I meant the Oprah show mate….he he. You know I love you.

Comment by fredrik sarnblad

Now if you could get staff working AT the hotels to send photos…

Comment by Rob Mortimer

Even better … but they’ll probably want paying for it. At least they would at the 5 star hotels … the mercenary gits, ha.

Comment by Rob


Was at the Radisson in Manchester last week, and there must have been about 8 conferences on at the same time.

Comment by Rob Mortimer

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