The EventBuzz podcast

The EventBuzz podcast

Connecting event professionals around the world by sharing real-life experiences, insights, event planning tips and more. In each episode, we break down a different challenge or discuss a new idea to uncover the latest industry trends.

Episodes

November 10, 2022 18 min

Is influencer marketing right for your event? Don't know where to start? What influencer is right for your brand? On this episode, our guest is an expert on all things influencer and brand marketing strategies, Katrina Xavier; founder of Blitz Marketing. 

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Michelle Jewsbury, CEO and Founder of Unsilenced Voices, shares advice for nonprofit founders and those trying to start or build their organizations.  With tips on collaborations, sponsor relations, fundraising and more.   

Unsilenced Voices (UV) is a global 501(c)3 nonprofit that empowers survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking in multiple countries using financial assistance, community education, and ...

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Award-winning speaker and advocate for mental health and invisible disabilities, Kristin Light, joins the show to help navigate mental illnesses and events. Topics include creating an accessible registration page, event website and marketing campaigns as well as different types of disabilities to consider. 

 

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Meg Prejzner, CEO and Founder of Hackett Brand Consulting, joins our 50th episode with advice on growing a business and brand. From identifying your target audience, branding and marketing strategies, to aligning your events with your brand...we cover it all!

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Founder and Director of Momentum Music and Arts, Mindy Kay Smith, joins the show with advice for teachers! From Broadway to adult and theater classes in public schools, she provides advice for current performing arts instructors as well as ones just starting out.  

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Want to learn more about what it takes to plan destination events? Or how to get guests traveling again post-COVID? Valerie Bihet, founder of the VIBE Agency and industry expert, joins the show with tips for professional event planners around the world. 

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Debra Eckerling, creator of the D*E*B Method for Goal-Setting Simplified and the KEEP System for Employee Retention, joins the show! Discussing her strategies and fundamentals for setting effective goals; for event planners, business owners, personal aspirations, etc. 

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It's time to talk CHOCOLATE! Founder and Chief Chocolate Officer of Cocoa Beantown Tours and Events, Victoria Kichuk, joins the show. As an expert in coordinating tasting events, she shares her experience pivoting to virtual tasting events and tips for running them. As well as advice for organizing in-person tasting events and tours. 

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Looking for keynote and public speakers to perform at your events? Mark Grimm, experienced keynote speaker, seminar host and founder of Mark Grimm Communications, joins the show to provide tips for finding and hiring event speakers, speaker management, collaboration and more advice! 

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Channing Muller of DCM Communications joins the show, with years of expertise and experience in the event industry to share with our listeners. Everything from uncovering the traits that make a successful event to crisis planning and transparent marketing when dealing with COVID-19 and other hiccups along the way. 

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Megan Bendtzen, speaker, consultant, fun specialist and Doctor of Fun, joins the show to discuss a serious matter...FUN! In this episode, Bendtzen talks about the different strategies for creating meaningful meetings, and advice on increasing engagement within in audience. 

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Outsourcing Director at MMCY Tech, Valerie Bowden, discusses the top jobs event planners should outsource and the benefits of outsourcing remote teams. With advice for current businesses and event planners working or looking to work with virtual teams.

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Founder of Endless Events and host of the EventIcons, Event Brew, and Event Tech Podcast, Will Curran, joins the show! With his expertise and event experience, we uncover smart ways to market events that reduce stress and make selling tickets easy. 

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Mollie Plotkin, owner of The Mollie Plotkin Group, represents thought leaders, motivators, business experts, professional athletes and other speakers for virtual and live events. In this episode, we are breaking down the process of finding and booking speakers, and tips on selecting the best speakers for your events.

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President of Corbett Public Relations, Bill Corbett, breaks down the timeline of promoting events and building a personal brand. He includes advice on attracting media, as well as how to prepare for a successful media interview. 

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Outback Team Building and Training's Senior Event Manager, Dolena Matthews, joins the show to discuss the long-term benefits of team building events. Plus, hosting activities with virtual teams and navigating time zones. 

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Ike Singh Kehal, CEO of an event platform for virtual and hybrid experiences, talks the future of events. All about the benefits of networking events online, and how to keep an audience engaged in a digital space. 

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Known as the Party and Profit Goddess and one of the top party planners in LA,  Marley Majcher talks not just about planning, but how to make money and budgeting tips. With topics like outsourcing staff versus volunteers, food at events, and tips for entrepreneurs, we had a lot to talk about.

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Tiffany Allen, founder of AEA Consulting Firm, a full service corporate event management company, joins the show discussing her background in the event space. Drawn from her 15 years of public sector experience as a contract manager, Allen advises on how to reach out to sponsors and event speakers, tips for contract management and creating effective sponsorship packages. 

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Director of Operations at Millwood Public Schools, A. Shannon Hayes, discusses the transition back as schools return to in-person. With advice for Athletic and Operation Directors, we discuss how he has been running contactless sporting events, live streams, and digitizing their entire event process. 



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