Eventex Awards 2020 Jury Yearbook: Melinda L. Burdette
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Joyful, Committed, Georgia
What was your first job?
I was a cosmetics clerk at a national drug store chain.
If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
If you could go back in time and talk to your 20-yr. old self for 15 seconds, what would you tell?
Buckle down and stay the course.
What is your superpower in business?
Experience and the ability to create friendships with colleagues.
The only way to achieve the impossible is…
to face it head on.
Your formula for a successful event…
keep the chaos behind the curtain.
Who would play you in a movie?
Annette Bening, although she is older.
The event of your dreams…
I love concerts so any concert experience is the best for me.
What is the future of events?
I think that the future of events holds more hands-on experiences. They will be less defined as “attendees” and more as “participants”.
The best advice you ever received?
Whatever you do, give it 100%.
What are you fully devoted to?
What is the price of success?
I am sure that someone famous has said it but I think it is sacrifice.