This truly was the best planned, executed, informational MOM to date. This fact reinforces my plan to not host any more of them myself. The reason for this is as follows:
One of my fav all time TV series was Touched by an Angel starring Roma Downey. After several successful years it was cancelled and I always wondered why. Watching ET one night last year I got my answer. Martha the producer saw that ratingss were slipping and the reason why this was happening was simple; they had exhausted plausible scripts for the show. martha, the producer, had an awesome choice to make. fire the writers, screenplay writers, creative line folks and hire new or let the show run out the season and let contract lapse which is what she did. According to Roma none of the main players wanted new staff because of the close bonds that had developed.
In Troy last year I made the decision to totally stay out of this MOM and see how it went. Daph and David totally planned this MOM. I had exactly 25 minutes involved prior to getting there. I invited ONE guest…Alexander.
WOW!! as stated earlier this was the very best MOM EVER!!! Driving home I tried to pinpoint the best speaker and it was…ALL OF THEM!! I am amazed at all the knowledge and experience that was presented!
What had happened was I was out of ideas and energy and it is definitely time to turn this over to someone with new approaches and ideas. it was the right decision. It’s not that I did anything wrong, rather i was out of ideas and energy.
A very humble thanks to all that spoke. there were several VERY private peeps that overcame their limits and got up in front of the group to present. Another thanks to all that attended. without you there would be no meetings. sometime this year i will find my successor and post about them.
The highlights of the meet were meeting Daph’s Mom, David’s wife, and the news that Fred is ENGAGED!!! I saw the pics of his bride to be and she is beautiful and to see Fred’s beaming smile again was worth the trip!! I got about 15 minutes with my friend Steve Case and he is as busy as can be (what else is new?) Jim and Ellen are trucking on in their new Park and i know this will be a very successful venture…the Park is Immense!
Thank you all,