Thoughts from the morning after…
Despite being in the grip of a particularly pernicious hangover, following a super fun night of post-event celebrations, my head is whirring with ideas and possibilities. Next year has to be even better. It has to have more impact.
I had a wonderful (if green) morning reading tweets and emails from so many generous, passionate and pumped up people. Clearly Meaning 2014 was a very positive and impactful experience for most of our participants. That feels good. Really good. But I want to resist being too self-congratulatory. We can do more.
It’s magical bringing lots of switched on, like-minded people together. It’s brilliant to hang out together for a day. That really is a buzz. And I love knowing that folk get inspired and motivated by our awesome speakers. But I can’t help thinking they’re kind of preaching to the choir. It would be pretty cool to broaden our reach.
So here’s an initial list of aims for Meaning 2015:
1. Get more brand side leaders along. I want more people from big business in the room.
2. Get more young entrepreneurs along. A partnership with our new friends at GEW will help make that happen.
3. Get some politicians along. We tried this year, but not hard enough.
4. Get the naysayers along. This one came from Mr Nixon senior (Tom‘s dad). #bringaskeptictoMeaning
We also need to keep tuning the programme to create more time for debate and deeper exploration. I’d love to hear some proper rows going on next year!
Give me a shout if you have energy or ideas to help meet these aims and create greater impact with Meaning 2015.
Of course there will be lots more content to share from Meaning over the coming days. Watch this space. Meanwhile time for hair of the dog…