Email This Page to a FriendPreview: Three Tricks of the Trade That I Think Others Should Know About, by Kaci Cronkhite
December 27, 2012
Managing a large event is a lot like sailing across an ocean. Both require the balancing of big bodacious dreams, piles of detailed plans, and are exponentially improved with the influx of an energetic, engaged and inspired crew.
When I took the helm of Port Townsend’s Wooden Boat Festival, I’d just comleted a circumnavigation. Life at sea seemed hopelessly far away and sometimes painfully full of contrasts to land life in America. Buoyancy was replaced by rigid terra firma; four-hour sleep cycles were replaced by eight and shoved altogether into the night; people and noise and smells were everywhere! At times, it made me crazy.