A recent thread made me realize that 2 things cause most of the hard feelings at retriever events.
1: Poor manners. This we will always have and there is nothing to be done about it.
2: Poor Marshalling. This is something we can help. Here are some things I think you need to be competant marshalling an event.
a: A list of equipment needed at the stake. This should come from the club or whoever marshalled the stake last year. One thing often overlooked in an HRC water test is WD-40 or gun oil. Somehow mud always gets in the 870 causing it to jam.
b: Some reliable method of communication between all the stake marshalls. Don't find out there is no cell phone coverage the day of the event.
c: A list of multistake handlers so they can be fast tracked at each stake.
d: The head marshall at headquarters should divide the multistake handlers between the stakes. That way they can run at the beginning of the running order and not all be lined up Master or Finished or the Open.
e: A bird technician meeting as early and as detailed as possible to try to minimize no birds.
Most of these ideas came from the other thread and I think are very positive steps towards marshalling a smooth event. There is a lot of experience on this board and I think your ideas on how to improve the marshalling at an event would go a long ways towards reducing conflicts.