Hello! I am Eleni Themistocleous and I am a Psychology student at University of Nicosia. I’ve been a student assistant for 6 to 7 months now, and also serving as a Production Manager here at Mediazone.
Mediazone gave me the big opportunity to participate at a big event, TEDx University of Nicosia 2019, which was the first big event I was participating in as a member of Mediazone.
Although, for me it was more than that. The reason is that TEDx talks came my way a long time before I became a part of Mediazone’s team. I discovered them on YouTube and since then they have given me so much inspiration and motivation but also they changed my way of thinking in many fields. So when I learned that Mediazone is covering this event, I was very excited and I couldn’t wait for it.
The time passed quickly, the organization for the event started and finally, the day of the event came. At this event, my position was, Script Supervisor of the event. The main task of being a script supervisor is to create a detailed script, which would indicate and confirm everything that is happening at any point of the event like for example, the time people needed to be on stage, light, video and audio cues and of course the flow of the entire event. Furthermore, I had to be in constant communication to support the Stage Manager.
Through this whole experience and especially during the day of the event, I learned many important things: I developed and improved my ability to multitask, to maintain attention to detail, to be patient, to solve problems by suggesting solutions and to work under pressure calmly and efficiently. I also understood in a more practical way that in order to be successful you need to be dedicated and to work hard. In addition, I experienced what means to be professional at your job position.
But one of the most important things that I gained thanks to this event, was being a part of a team with the same goals, working with people who love what they do, who have passion, excitement and vision but also who help and care for each other. Without the help of our team I could not be able to make it. I learned that in every job, teamwork and only teamwork leads to success.
For many people, being at Mediazone may be irrelevant to what I study. For me, it started as a challenge and an opportunity to develop and improve a lot of my skills. However, it turned out to be more than that. I became a member of a team where everyone is there to help each other to improve and be the best version of themselves. In conclusion, I would like to thank the Mediazone team for giving me this chance to live the TEDx experience but also that the chance to be part of this incredible team.
Mediazone Student Production Assistant