#rememberedpoetryslam …and the Winner Is…Marketing Lesson Takeaways for Events!
I’ll tell you who the winner of the First Remembered Poetry Slam for 2018 is in a minute, but first, let me share a story involving Love, Failure and Resolve.
I fell in love with an idea (which I’m prone to do, but this one was just so great) called the Remembered Poetry Slam.
HEAD OVER HEELS BECAUSE IT WAS JUST THAT GOOD
I’d been thinking about hosting this event for some time, encouraged by the response I received when I posted the query, “Did you have to memorize a poem in school?” Several people commented that they recalled poems, and even typed a few stanzas of them. I took this as a sign, and Eureka! The idea struck. “Why not have folks share those memorized poems in a video!? There would be shared satisfaction with that literary art flying hither and yon on Facebook. How could it not warm hearts and encourage recitations to be recorded one after another?
I admit, I suffer from, “if I build it they will come” syndrome. I considered this event of sharing poetry so catchy and cool that surely people would jump in to record videos and, perhaps like wildfire (the good kind), the slam would ignite across social media.