Shortly after I accepted the position at Fonolo, I was asked if I could carve out some time to attend the Enterprise Connect conference in sunny, warm Orlando, FL. I’m always up for an adventure and jumped on the opportunity. The experience would also be a crash course in the world of telecommunications and what it’s like to ‘man’ a booth with Shai and Chris …
With an early Sunday morning start, I was on my way – fully loaded with 3 banners, marketing material and the regular stuff a girl needs. I could swear the width of the banners was equivalent to my height and schlepping them through the airport was a backbreaking experience. Aside from the screaming kids excited about Disney and some turbulence, it was a great flight.
The lobby of the Gaylord Palms Resort is gorgeous but what really takes your breath away is the climate-controlled glass atriums complete with alligators, turtles, non-venomous snakes and fish (oh my!) – all securely displayed within swamp themed habitats.
After offloading my bags, I headed over to the convention facility to get the booth set up. Errr, no AC and it was HOT. With only a few minor mishaps like a missing table & chair, a banner snapping and struggling with how to hang a sign with no ‘stuff to hang a sign with’, Fonolo’s booth was ready to go. There was definitely a buzz in the air as companies prepped their booths for the main event.
Six weeks into the job – I can’t complain!