Speaking of Events

Speaking of Events

This is Speaking of Events – The podcast for Event Industry Leaders We bring together innovators, strategic rock stars, and visionary creatives to talk about all about events, industry trends, and anything in between.

Episodes

October 13, 2022 36 min

Today’s guest loves to create a vision and bring it to life. Kati O’Brien is the Director of Implementation and Training at SkedgeAlert. She sees the importance of event planning and how wonderful an event can be when it’s done with a planning professional. Kati joins the host Kerri Garbis to talk about her experience in the event industry.

 

Takeaways

  • Event planning professionals go through extensive training to be where they are ...
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    Today’s guest has seen more than her fair share of professional football games. Jacquelyn Carroll is the Corporate Events Manager with the Kansas City Chiefs. Jacquelyn is passionate about sports and providing guests to all the events at Arrowhead Stadium with an unforgettable experience. Jacquelyn joins the host Kerri Garbis to share some of her tips on professional event planning. 

     

    Takeaways

  • Behind every great event is a person...
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    It’s a very special day for Speaking of Events! We celebrate reaching 30 episodes and today’s guest couldn’t be better for the occasion. Andrew Roby is the Corporate Event Planner at Andrew Roby Planner. Andrew joins the host Kerri Garbis to talk about diversity within the event industry and shares some of his tips on how to be a successful event planner.

     

    Takeaways

  • Events are a life-changing experience and more people need to app...
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    Today’s guest knows that each event being put on in the corporate world has a plan or a theme to it, and she aims to take advantage of each and every event. Daniela Arciniegas is the Manager of Corporate Events at The Intersect Group. Daniela joins the host Kerri Garbis to talk and share some of her tips for corporate event planning and how to make them run smoothly.

     

    Takeaways

  • There is a large business purpose behind having a cor...
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    Today’s guest knows all about the behind-the-scenes work that goes into making a live event run smoothly and seem flawless. Angela Alea, the Chief Revenue Officer at LASSO. Angela is also the host of the Corralling the Chaos Podcast. Angela joins the host Kerri Garbis to share her tips on how to successfully run a corporate event.

     

    Takeaways:

  • There needs to be more of an appreciation of what it takes to create these amazing experi...
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    Today’s guest is a results-driven professional who has 14 years of marketing and event management experience. Jennifer Delaney is the Manager of Corporate Events at Netsmart. Jennifer is passionate about events and making sure that event planners also take care of themselves. Jennifer joins the host Kerri Garbis to share some of her tips on professional event planning.

     

    Takeaways

  • The event industry is now faster-paced than it was ...
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    Have you heard the term “glamping” before? It’s camping but fancy! Today’s guest is big on glamping as an event professional, so it only makes for the best glampers out there to talk. Jennifer Cowie is the Corporate Event Manager at Canadian Water Network. Jennifer joins host Kerri Garbis to share some of her tips for professional event planning.

     

    Takeaways

  • The most important part of event planning is the feedback from guests on h...
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    Today’s guest shares a passion for events as well as sometimes showing up undercover at events, the same way our fantastic host has done! Kat Deal is the Events and Program Manager at North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce. Kat joins host Kerri Garbis to share some of her tips about professional event planning and how to make events run smoothly. 

     

    Takeaways

  • Events seem more intimidating than they really are. Oftentimes e...
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    Today’s guest is someone who brings unbridled passion to each and every event that they work on. Nicole Nichols is the Associated Director, Marketing and Event Management at The New York Academy of Medicine. Nicole has seen speaker successes and speaker disasters and joins host Kerri Garbis to share some of her tips on how to make an event run smoothly and be a success.

     

    Takeaways

  • Events are an experience. It’s about how you feel ...
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    Today’s guest comes to us all the way from Texas and is a fan of Blue Bell ice cream. Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey is the CEO at Nifty Method. She lives and breathes events and has a relentless love of engagement and experiences. Lindsay joins host Kerri Garbis to talk about professional event planning and shares some of the tips she has learned.

     

    Takeaways:

  • Events are a big team sport. It requires a lot of work with a large group of pe...
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    Canada is a wonderful place full of extremely nice people, which happens to include today’s guest! Sandra Herriot is the Acting Director of Education & Meeting Planner Events at CHMSE and the Managing Director at RPI Productions. Sandra joins host Kerri Gabris to share his tips on professional event planning. 

     

     

    Takeaways:

  • You want to have touchbase points to know where your clients and your team are coming from and to find t...
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    Michigan is a very special place to Kerri and today’s guest just so happens to be from there! He has managed thousands of experiential and memorable events. Joe McKeown is the Head of Global Events and Partnerships at Ryan. Joe joins host Kerri Garbis to share some of his tips on how to expertly plan a corporate event.

     

     

    Takeaways:

  • Events have a big impact on the audience. A lot of people aren’t aware of the big impact of events ...
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    You’ve heard of the six degrees of separation, well now there is six degrees of Grease. Today’s guest met Kerri all the way back since 2016 during Kerri’s production of Grease in Kansas City. Joan Wells is the President of Experience at Augeo. She joined Augeo in 2021 and supports all live and virtual experiences. Joan joins host Kerri Garbis to share her tips on professional event planning. 

     

    Takeaways:

  • Events are the midpoint in...
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    Today’s guest has a passion for bringing people together. Appearing on her first non-company podcast, please welcome Rachel Heller, the Senior Event Content Manager at Bizzabo. Rachel thrives on making connections and is a self proclaimed “event content nerd”. Rachel joins Kerri to share her tips on professional event planning. 

     

     

    Takeaways:

  • Events bring people together and it creates amazing opportunities when you bring other pe...
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    Today’s guest is an avid runner and sports fan. She is passionate about events and loves discussing them with others. Megan Miller is the Manager, Events & Experiences at Fenway Sports Management. Megan joins host Kerri Garbis to talk about some of her tips for professional event planning and her stories from some of her times running.

     

    Takeaways:

  • You don’t have to blow up your entire plan if one person has a negative comment ...
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    Folami Jenkins is the Digital Event Strategist at Curve the Runway / Community Engagement Manager at Ruby Slipper Restaurant Group. She is from New Orleans and teaches a catering class for a group of young professionals who want to get into the event world. Folami joins host Kerri Garbis to talk about event planning and some of her tips for others. 

     

     

    Takeaways:

  • Events aren’t all about a room full of pretty things. Everything in ...
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    Donna Jarvis-Miller is the Director of Membership Operations & Events / Conference Manager at American Public Human Services Association. Donna has a passion for trade shows, and she uses that passion to create memorable moments for the people showing up to these events. Donna joins host Kerri Garbis to talk about how both of their last names are easily mixed up and their passion for events!

     

     

    Takeaways

  • Planning events takes ...
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    Leora Kimmel Greene is the Founder & Principal at One28 Strategic Events. Even though her company is in Massachusetts, the name has nothing to do with Highway 128 in Massachusetts, they are focused on event planning and Leora has a lot of knowledge to share about that! Leora joins host Kerri Garbis to talk about event planning and the effort that goes into that.

     

    Takeaways

  • Events are part of the overall strategic marketing and...
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    Courtney McNeese is the Head of Strategic Events at United Nations Global Compact. Both her and Kerri have a shared experience regarding the horrors of the New Jersey transit, but also share a passion for events! Courtney is impressed by the advancement in technology and how that can help corporate events better serve everyone. Courtney joins host Kerri Garbis to talk about event planning and provides her wonderful insight on how t...

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    Kate Cardoso is the Director, Strategic Events at HMI Performance Incentives. She is passionate about events and wants to make sure that attendees of events can better connect with the host, venue and everything else. Kate joins host Kerri Garbis to talk about event planning and shares some of her tips for success.  

     

     

    Takeaways

     

  • There are major staffing shortages right now and supply chain vendor issues, which leads to complica...
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