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The Legend Behind EventMB - #EventIcons Episode 49

The Legend Behind EventMB – #EventIcons Episode 49

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This week we are featuring the LEGEND behind EventMB (Event Manager Blog), Julius Solaris, an Events Industry Speaker and Author Extraordinaire! Julius is known for disrupting the events industry and bringing #EventProfs together. Today, he’ll be sharing about his humble beginnings and how he grew EventMB to become one of the largest publications in the events industry. We’ll also discuss using data to create content that #EventProfs want to see. This is a very special episode and we hope you were able to join us in person! As always, don’t forget to check out our Epic Resources section below where our guests share some of their favorite links and resources! Read More

Behind The Scenes at Life Is Beautiful - #EventIcons Episode 48

Behind The Scenes at Life Is Beautiful – #EventIcons Episode 48

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Life Is Beautiful! This week we’re featuring a couple of awesome #EventIcons – Grant and Adam Mills – and they are here to give us a behind-the-scenes peek into Life Is Beautiful (named Best Music Festival of 2016 by @pollstarlive)! Life Is Beautiful is an annual music, culinary, art, and learning festival held in Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada. Grant and Adam will be sharing how they got started, and how the Life Is Beautiful event began and has grown and expanded over the years. They’re going to share with us about how they have dealt with and overcome setbacks, how they reach out to engage the big names, and we’ll talk about the artists that are responsible for the amazing installations at the festival. Such an exciting episode! As always, don’t forget to check out our Epic Resources section below where our guests have shared some of their favorite links and resources! Read More

Healthy EventProfs- - #EventIcons Episode 47

Healthy EventProfs? – #EventIcons Episode 47

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Know any healthy EventProfs? They seem to be a rare breed. Join us for this special episode when we discuss how we can increase their numbers in the wild. Our ICONIC guest panelists include Dr. Kim Bercovitz of x-bytes, Kelly Treadway of EventCurious, and Kelly Smink of Amusement Masters. They’ll be sharing their tips and practical tricks for finding time to take care of yourself and your audience/guests. Eating habits to avoid, setting achievable health goals, managing stress, finding a support system, and how to generally take better care of yourself! Also, don’t forget to check out our Epic Resources section below where our guests have shared some of their favorite things that help them be Healthy EventProfs. Read More

Diversity in Events - #EventIcons Episode 46

Diversity in Events – #EventIcons Episode 46

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Diversity in Events is the topic of the day and we are really looking forward to getting into it! Our ICONIC guest panelists include Audrey Gallien, Marketing Director of Catalyst, and Carson Edwards, Jr., Global Sales Account Executive of Marriott International. What is diversity? Why is diversity in events so important? Not only will we be tackling this challenging topic head-on, but our guests will be lending their experience, and sharing their insight, on how we can all incorporate diversity into our businesses and events. We couldn’t be more excited about this week’s guests and this very important topic. You don’t want to miss this! Read More

How To Understand The Cost of AV - #EventIcons Episode 45

How To Understand The Cost of AV – #EventIcons Episode 45

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This week we’re wrapping up our 2-part series focused on How to Understand and Minimize the Cost of AV for Events. Bring your questions for our panelists! We’re being joined by the ICONIC Damian Oracki (Founder of ShowSlice), Tommy Melancon (Owner/CEO EventCollab & Level 2 Design), and Megan Powers (Marketing Communications Consultant with Powers of Marketing). What a lineup! Topics for today’s episode will include Why the Cost of AV is Often So High, How Can Planners Save Money on AV, and What Are Some Hidden AV Costs to be Aware of. Our guests will be addressing these questions and more as they share their years of experience and expertise. We’re unveiling the mysteries of the Cost of AV! Read More

How To Save Money On Event AV - #EventIcons Episode 44

How To Save Money On Event AV – #EventIcons Episode 44

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How To Save Money On Event AV – This is it! When planning an event, AV is always responsible for a large chunk of the budget. We hear you! So this week we are starting a two-part series titled How To Save Money On Event AV. Today, our featured panelists are the iconic Jon Trask from Strategic Meeting Tech and our very own events planning guru, Brandt Krueger! Jon and Brandt, along with host, Will Curran, will be answering your questions and sharing all of the tips and tricks they have learned over the years when it comes to budgeting AV. They’ll be explaining why AV carries such a high cost, some of the best ways to save on AV, and how to get the most bang for your buck! Read More

Best Event Industry Publications To Follow - #EventIcons Episode 43

Best Event Industry Publications To Follow – #EventIcons Episode 43

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Ever wonder what the best event industry publications are? Which ones are the “not to miss” shows? What are the #EventIcons watching and following? This week we have Adam Parry of Event Industry News and David Adler of Bizbash joining us on our panel and they are going to share their personal favorites with all of you! There are so many podcasts and blogs out there that it is difficult to navigate through and find the ones most suited to our industry. These iconic leaders are sharing their personal favorites with us and will explain why these are not to be missed. From industry news to just all-around great podcasts, we have their personal picks and we’re sharing them with you today! Tune in and stay up-to-date on the latest and Best Event Industry Publications!

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What is PCMA & Convening Leaders? - #EventIcons Episode 42

What is PCMA & Convening Leaders? – #EventIcons Episode 42

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What is PCMA & Convening Leaders? Our special guest host this week, Brandt Krueger, will be interviewing our Iconic Panelists and talking about PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association)! Our Iconic Guests include Carrie Johnson, Senior Program Manager at PCMA and Shannon DeSousa, Director of Sales & Industry Relations at Attendease, and PCMA’s 20 in their 20’s award recipient. These amazing ladies will be discussing the benefits of membership in PCMA, such as networking and expanding your education, and how to get involved/volunteer and make connections! We’re also going to be getting the scoop on PCMA Catalyst, Convening Leaders (Coming Up: January 8-11, 2017 in Austin, TX and in Nashville, TN 2018), Brain Dates, Tech Central, the Learning Lab, and SO MUCH MORE! This is an episode you don’t want to miss! We’re discussing everything you ever wanted to know about PCMA and Convening Leaders!

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Quote of the Day:
“Don’t be afraid of your vendors. They are your partners in success and if you treat them as such, not only will they have your back, but they’ll also be able to give you really good tips and tricks and ensure you’re successful because they have a stake in your gain.” ~Shannon DeSousa
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How To Increase Social Engagement At Events - #EventIcons Episode 41

How To Increase Social Engagement At Events – #EventIcons Episode 41

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Want to know How to Increase Social Engagement at Events?! Alex Plaxen of LittleBird Told Media is joining us to discuss how he got started in the industry and share his knowledge and expertise with us. Social Media is everything in this day and age! Alex is a true Icon in this area and he is joining us to answer our questions. We’ll discuss how social media allows us to connect with people we might never meet in person, from all over the world, and how this can impact the events industry in so many ways. We’ll also discuss how to properly manage both your in-person audience and your online audience simultaneously, as well as sharing how we can get attendees to use social media at events. These topics and more are on our agenda for today and you will want this information!

You’re watching this recording of our episode here on our blog, but wouldn’t you rather watch live and participate? Subscribe now to watch live! (We’ll remind you of upcoming episodes.) We would love for you to join us LIVE and bring your questions for our icons. We do this for you!

Quote of the Day:
“If you want your attendees engaging on social media at your event, they need to know HOW and WHY. It’s our job to tell them!” ~Alex Plaxen
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2017 Event Trends - #EventIcons Episode 40

2017 Event Trends – #EventIcons Episode 40

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Our topic this week – 2017 Event Trends! We have some amazing #EventIcons joining us to talk about their predictions for the coming new year. We have Corbin Ball, James Spellos, and Nick Borelli joining us today. They are bringing all of their event knowledge, and their crystal balls, and we’ll be discussing the top events and trends of 2016, as well as what we are expecting in events next year! This episode is not to be missed!

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