How awesome would you feel when your dream comes true?
A dream which you are carrying from last 12 years.
For me it was a mind blowing as well as an unbelievable experience.
Delivering first ever solo speech in front of 300+ awesome people. People who travelled 40 hours via train, people who travelled from another part of the country and people who managed to attend this seminar despite of having many other responsibilities.
I thank all of them.
This seminar was not possible without such awesome and enthusiastic attendees.
We got the idea to do this event when I was coming back to home after delivering my speech in Ludhiana.
I spoke around 1 and half hour in that speech.
Got tremendous reviews after my speech and all the students were very happy.
We were coming back to home and suddenly I asked my team, “Should we do a solo event in Delhi?”
All of them instantly replied – YES.
Let's do it.
We came back at home and started planning.
At first we thought that it would be simple task. Just announce on social media, ask some fellow bloggers to promote it and we are done.
But in reality it was much more difficult than that.
Getting people to attend your first ever seminar is difficult.
and planning everything is even way more difficult.
We all were newbies.
My whole team never ever did such a seminar.
We were clueless.
We started writing down each and everything and started doing daily meetings to convert this dream into reality.
One by one things were getting revealed.
Things like who will take care of badges, who is going to get the flex printed, who will manage the tickets at the backend, from where to buy the notepads, who is going to manage during lunch time, who will be the guys checking tickets at the gate, and a lot of other things.
Being from a very small city, it was difficult for us to get all the things done in my city itself.
We asked few of the friends to help but they all recommended to get such tasks done from Delhi only.
We finalized the dates and started putting more efforts to give it a shape.
Deciding venue was a big task itself.
We didn't know that how many people are going to register for this event.
When you are doing any event for the first time, you cannot guess the numbers.
We were bit skeptical but still we finalized to book a auditorium having 400 sitting capacity.
Now we had final date and venue.
Started promoting it on social media and at my blog too.
In first 24 hours we sold 48 tickets.
We couldn't believe that we have already achieved 12% of the goal.
Started doing more promotion and at the end we sold 270 tickets.
Number were less.
Although the start was very good, but the final count was very less.
Suddenly I got the idea to make an announcement. I invited all the attendees to bring one of their friend at the seminar at free of cost.
If atleast 50 of the attendees bring one of the their friends with them, we could achieve the number 300.
But on that day we counted 320 attendees.
We had an unbelievable 300+ attendees.
Here are some awesome captures.
Overall this was an outstanding experience for us.
I thank my sponsors IIPDS and Worduct for such a huge support. I couldn't make it without the help of my awesome friends Kapil Anand and Danish Wadhwa.
I specially thank Mr. Jaydip Parikh, Gurpreet Singh Tikku, Ashvin Patel, Jitendra Vaswani and Pradeep Kumar for coming to New Delhi just to attend my event.
This was a new beginning for me.
We learnt a lot of things from this event which we can improve in the upcoming events.
I will be doing 4-5 such events in the big cities in India.
So stay tuned for the updates.
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Let's meet in my next event. 🙂