Web Series Premiere
November 2019, the TWT team is in a deep dive session throwing ideas on a whiteboard, excited to prepare our 2020 “unconference”. We had established our commitment as hosts and animators of the unconference and the desired outcomes we wanted for participants.
We want to inspire people to disrupt status quo, shift their mindsets and move from “fear to excitement”. Bringing themselves to make an internal shift. We thought of the 1-degree shift: a small but powerful change that allows us to move into a new direction, breaking our routine, fueling our potential. We wanted it to apply in any sphere of their lives where they felt they needed that push.
January to February 2020, booking the venue, aligning with keynote speakers, updating the website, it is coming along!
March 2020, Covid-19 pandemic. Closure of venues, closure of all non-essential businesses, lockdown.
For societal security, the shift was imposed on everyone and at the same exact moment in our lives. We had no choice. We had to shift to survive as individuals and as a society.
Days and months went by, we would meet as a team and discuss the emotions we were going through: disbelief, scared, anxious, etc.
Questions such as: when will this end? Is my family going to be ok? Will my business survive? Wait a minute, our TWT event!!!
We had to jump from fear to excitement, and that took us a while. We no longer had the opportunity to host our community in a venue. We had to adapt, we had to shift, we had to find ways to continue our mission.
Here we are…. We changed venue in hopes of remaining close to you and continuing to move our mission forward.