Adapt or die seem to be the words of the day. Join Show Designer, Jeremy Thom and I as we discuss adaptability – on so many levels. We also talk about how the show business has evolved over the past couple of decades, where AR, VR and Gaming fit in, and how to help clients manage through the abstract into reality.
EY 13 WHAT THE TECH? – with Matt Ward
With Technology evolving before our very eyes, it was awesome to speak with WorldStage’s Chief Technologist, Matt Ward. We talked about adapting technology to create something new, collaboration and competition w/in the industry, what Producers can do to embrace the tech, and the evolution and incorporation of AR, VR, and XR into the events world and beyond.
She never thought she’d actually BE a Wedding Planner, but now there’s nothing she’d rather do. Tara Consolati and I discuss the art of Destination Weddings, in the beautiful Berkshires of Massachusetts. We talk about Style, Destinations, Networking, Social Media and what it takes to be a boss Destination Planner.
A first-ever, on Episode 11, Michelle Newbon debuts her playful, industry-related poetry! Michelle and I talk about the inspiration of her poetry, and about the state of the events industry in general. We also yak about the value of having a Content Manager on your next show, the importance of processes and managing content, the key attribute successful Content Managers must posses, Yea or Nay on Google Docs, and, oh yeah, did I me...
In episode 10, I talk with my new old friend, Trish Simitakos, of DC’s Trish Star Events, AND of Trish.O Show Fame. We discuss how COVID has us walking similar paths and sharing similar growing pains; using technology boldly and not letting perfection stand in the way of progress, and embracing Social Media to propel your brand and yourself to stardom!
In this episode, I speak with long-time friend, Bruce Wood of Hi-Tech Staffing in Louisville. We discuss the challenges COVID-19 is throwing at the technical people in the Events Biz, the power of word-of-mouth advertising, work ethics, the importance of treating people right, and being ready when the live events world starts up again.
David Landgraf is a storyteller, and if you have an event, he wants to tell your story. In this episode, we discuss the importance of getting those stories right. We also discuss the unique ability to see the details while not losing site of the big picture, staging in NYC, and we wrap with a topic near and dear to David’s heart: Sustainability.
David’s “4 E’s” – Excite, Empower, Educate and Entertain
Our newly-created “hashtags ...
Chief Bobby Halton is nothing if not authentic and genuine. I speak with the Education Director of FDIC, one of the biggest Fire and First Responder events in the world, about how he prepares for a week-long odyssey, from a city-wide takeover with real hands on training, to a monster-large exhibition, to preparing for and rehearsing for his part in Opening Ceremonies, Bobby provides a lot of punch in this hour.
Mary Adams of Event Consulting Group (ECG) seems to have found her niche…or maybe a couple of them. I speak with Mary about event planning and the value and benefits of focusing in on a specific sector. Mary also gives this introvert a few solid tips about how to get the most out of networking.
Mary Adams, CMP
Kyle is a (maybe not so?) rare combination of IT systems and web guru, prolific content creator, and gritty outdoor sports enthusiast. Put those things together, and you come up with a world of events where virtually, nothing is impossible.
Co-Founder – Gagglepod
Co-Host and ...
In this show I yak it up with Seattle-based Austin Beaver. We talk about the challenges of launching a new endeavor during a crisis, and how he thinks the events industry is going to roll out of this COVID thing. We discuss working both corporate and personal events for his clients, his current favorite productivity app, and we dip our toes into East Coast vs. West Coast approaches to production.
Founder – EXP Events...
In this interview, we speak with Eileen Valois. Eileen talks about the reason she works at Production Resource Group (PRG), and chats about her involvement with Sports Innovation Hub, Stadia Ventures. She then brings us up to speed on the Live Events Coalition, including its mission, goals, their current initiatives, and the significant traction, AND membership, it's gained since its recent founding.
Senior Vice ...
In this interview, Bob Bierman provides a 30,000-foot look at what the future of events looks like, how to cultivate and prepare your event talent, and the importance of trying new things, and possibly failing. We talk about the impacts COVID-19, as well as how the industry in general, is evolving.
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In this episode of Event Yak, Terri tees up the show, and tells you why she decided to launch an Event Industry podcast.
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