I have a rule at networking events that I have to talk to three people I don’t know before I am permitted to have anything to drink or eat (and this rule goes for anyone who goes with me). Last night was the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau event at the ESPNZone followed by the Bulls game. My prime objective at the pre-game reception was to bring
John Michael Dias who plays Frankie Valli in JERSEY BOYS around and introduce him to all the attendees who are the movers and shakers of the hospitality and tourism world. Maybe I have been going to too many of these events. By the time John Michael headed out at 6:00 to get ready to sing the anthem at the Bulls game, I was still dying of thirst and so hungry that could eat my name tag. Every time I walked up to group of people with John Michael, I was able to introduce him without looking at name tags. On one level, I was proud to show off in front of one of our stars but I hadn’t had lunch so I was getting dizzy.
But a rule is a rule. So finally before I got on the bus for the Bulls game at 6:30 I found three people I didn’t know. Those little mini-burgers never tasted so good! By the way, John Michael Dias sounded fabulous at the Bulls game.