It’s been a few months since the crew talked about the PPP situation, and as the (extended) deadline to use the funds is creeping near, you’ll hear the tales of how we’ve each used our funds. Gloria, as usual, stays on the pulse of the changes and updates, and she shares some news that gives Dylan some room to breathe again.
As we’re getting ready to step into the final quarter of the longest, wildest year of existence, the crew (minus one) rallies to share how things are going in the day-to-day. You’ll hear a whole lot of happiness, in spite of a crazy year, and you’ll pick up a few unexpected blessings that have come in the form of operational cost reduction, guest satisfaction, and revenue targets.
After a long weekend at the virtual Float Con, the crew unpacked their bags and brains to share some of the highlights of the annual event. It was a historical moment – the first Float Conference to take place entirely on screen, and it was definitely one to remember. You’ll hear a few big speaker moments, including a big news bomb that left us all a bit speechless when we heard it. We also share the highlights of some of the Think Tanks, where participants were invited to turn on their cameras and ask questions, share their own best practices, and join in that ol’ Float Con sense of community that we all love.
It wasn’t all perfect, so you’ll hear a few of the downsides and mishaps, and why some folks are hoping for a virtual option again in the future.
So how did it go with the trial run of the Virtual Float Conference? Well, the main speaker was in tears, people were “eeking”, and technology played nice, except when it didn’t. Of course, those tears were of gratitude, the eeks were from float friends who were excited to see each other, and technology is… technology.
The crew shares their experiences with Virtual Float Conference Preview – what it felt like on the “speaker stage”, all of the behind-the-scenes dishing, and how they enjoyed the Think Tanks and Discord parties.
While there were definitely a few learning moments, the full conference is going to be pretty amazing if the Preview was any indication. (Oh, and you might not want little ears to hear this one – just a few little fun mentions that you might not want to explain later.)
In an interesting twist, our guest – who owns a marketing company – had great success and then closed her center. Heather Lawson Bradfield of Totum Advising Group also co-owned a float center in Florida until her business partner had a major accident and the pandemic hit.