When WEN asks me to Compere
their Calicut Diwali Night, I say a Yes.
First off, I love the WEN community and I love the energy of Diwali.
Second, compering is all about communication – and I am a communications trainer.
(Though, come to think of it, all things are about communications.)
Third, these days its all about expanding my comfort zones !
Community-Communication-Comfort – my 3 reasons – is there a hidden root word ?
The evening started out at the carnival, where Salmat, my co-host, and I wandered the stalls and made new friends – with our mikes on. We asked questions, we complimented the beautiful people, we raised the crowd’s energy. We also gave away gifts galore! We coaxed the ladies to sing and dance – we brought them to the games stall, the tattoo stall and we gave genuine shout-outs (shriek-outs ?) to the Malabar Palace chaat counter !
Then the crowd moved on to the more formal venue – where we had a presidential address, a ramp walk, a flash mob. Add to it some amazing crowd work. We asked questions on gemstones, on baking, on trends in all the verticals – having all these entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds under one roof sure helped! It was a like a treasure trove of information.
WEN Cochin ladies came up to address the crowd and distribute some more prizes – and then the floor was thrown open to dance and dinner.
Once we switched off the mikes, we lit into the dance floor. So much energy to ground!
Kudos, Women Entrepreneurs Network, Calicut Chapter, for yet another amazing evening!