Depends - if it was terrible, that's a good thing...
What type of event? Concert or seminar with question time?If a seminar, is the 2 hours to allow for question time and no-one has any questions? Is it advertised as such so people can make travel arrangements and then leave without feeling like they're missing something by slipping out early to make the train?I guess it all depends on how much I'd paid. If I was likely to think that it was ok value for two hours but not for 1.25 hours then yes, I'd feel cheated. I'd possibly feel this way more about a concert than a seminar.
christian talk thing. $30.Do we pad out the program or finish early?
Have you already sent out the advertising? If not, change the times if possible. Otherwise you might need to find padding.How have you worked out that it will take 1hr 15min? Have you timed everyone's speeches? I often find that conferences expect speakers to talk quickly or all be ready to go with no hiccoughs and things can go overtime when things don't go quite to plan.Being a bit short because your speakers haven't talked for as long as allowed or everything has gone smoothly with none of those pauses while they get out from the loo or whatever is ok if it's only short by about 15 mins, 45 mins is pushing it.
Pray. For 45 minutes.
Yes. Maybe you need to get a really good band in for some really good music.
Yes,depends - I'd definitely want my money's worth from some kind of performance, but if it was a talk, and what I'd otherwise be paying for is Q & A, I'd probably be pleased.(By the way, I tagged you in a meme, but feel free to pass on it.)
If it was chemotherapy I'd feel pleased.If it was a talk I'd feel ripped off, and doubly annoyed if it was clearly padded out.
So we should get a second speaker?What if you had never heard of the guy? Would that be better or worse than nothing?Helen - great suggestion. Unfortunately, cb booked.
Yeah, I'd probably be thinking it was a bit lean. But if there was a cup of tea afterwards where I could meet others, look through a book stall or ask the speaker questions, I'd be okay with that. Tea coverth a multitude of sins. Panel with question time? Intermission in the middle with biscuits? Whatever you do, start on time! I'd be more ticked off with starting late than ending early.
Yeah. Me too.But may have the ultimate solution. Brilliant. Wonderful...