Build an Internal Event Team – Episode 129

September 18, 2018

It’s no question that everyone wants to build internal event team that’s amazing. However, actually going about creating the team can sometimes feel like a mystery. We are here to help you learn all about how to build an internal event team that is engaged and ready to execute events at the highest level.

On this episode of #EventIcons, Sej Pandya of Event Marketing Consultant, will be discussing how to build a great internal events team. We will talk about ways to connect your team whether you have weeks or a few hours to do so. How to filter and cut through the noise when hiring for your internal events team. Furthermore, we will discuss how brands are evolving their events and what you need to do to catch up. There is so much to cover today and by the end you will be a pro at building an internal event team!

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Everything You Need to Know About Mills James Agency – Episode 128

September 11, 2018

Today on #EventIcons we’re talking about the life of a creative agency. We will be learning from Mills James. For more than three decades Mills James has been helping some of the country’s biggest brands plan, develop and execute the events and videos that have shaped and driven the industry. They have offices in Columbus, Cincinnati and Cleveland, Ohio, providing event and video production services to Fortune 500 companies, startups and not-for-profits.

Futhermore, Mills James will be answering all your biggest questions in this episode. We will talk about the evolution of experiential events and other trends. And cover some of the biggest event challenges they have overcome and how you can overcome your challenges too. Check it out below!

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Live from Connect Marketplace – Episode 127

September 5, 2018

This week we are live from Connect Marketplace! If you are unfamiliar, Connect Marketplace is all about meeting with the best minds in the industry, they have the most interesting speakers from many industries and it’s a great time to well, connect! This weeks episode is an extended two-hour show with the best and brightest minds in the industry.

This episode will touch on almost every topic in the events industry. From sustainability to event technology we have you covered. Furthermore, we will discuss how to elevate the low points of your events and elevate them to the next level to best tips in entertainment it’s all here in this massive episode! Check it out below!

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Live From ILEA Live – Episode 126

August 28, 2018

Today’s episode is near and dear to our heart! We are live from ILEA Live! Joining us today are some of the best and brightest in the industry.  As you probably guessed, it’s all about ILEA Live and how to grow as an event prof. But! Before we jump into that I think it’s important we take a step back and go over ILEA. Incase you have been living under a rock, International Live Events Association is a thriving association for global creative event professionals. They provide networking, education, professional development and so much more to their members.  

What is ILEA Live?

ILEA Live is a yearly conference held for the association members to meet in one place, network, grow professionally and stay informed on what is happening globally. It’s not event planning 101 but a very indepth dive into live events. What also makes the conference unique is that it is intimate, there are not thousands and thousands of event profs at the conference allowing a setting that attendees can truly experience the conference and interact with even the biggest speakers! Today with the help of our iconic panel Dana Macaulay of Sonoma County Vintners, Tera Greenwood of Service Systems Associates, and Jen Poyer of Event Technology Consulting we will cover all that embodies ILEA Live. We will learn more about that, and how the event educates its leaders, feedback and tactical advice from our pantel and so much more! If you have ever been interested in attending ILEA Live you can’t miss this episode!

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Sh*t Event Planners Say, Part III – Episode 125

August 21, 2018

It’s back! Sh*t event planners say part three is in full force! This is a very special episode of #EventIcons. Our hosts – Will, Brandt, and Audrey – will be joined by Aaron Kaufman, the President of Fifth Element Group. They will be discussing as you probably guessed all the sh*t event planners say. The iconic panel will cover everything from corporate events, ageism and booking talent!  Join us for this entertaining and somewhat controversial episode!

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Event Key Performance Indicators: Metrics To Measure Your Events – Episode 124

August 14, 2018

Today we are talking all about event key performance indicators (KPI).  Key performance indicators are the measurable outcomes that measure event success. This can be confusing, what exactly are we measuring? Why do I need to do this? Who is defining the metrics? How will you measure them? Today we will answer all this and more!

Today our iconic guest Daniil Shcherbakov of Radario Marketing Platform will be discussing everything you must know about measuring event key performance indicators. So if you are still wondering what sort of metrics you should be measuring? Do you need a data analyst on your team? What is the best way to collect feedback from attendees and so much more you are in the right place. Let’s jump in!

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The Role of A Creative In Events – Episode 123

August 7, 2018

Do you ever feel like your events are missing something but you aren’t sure what? Do you find yourself wishing that you had better content, interesting videos and more. If so you may be missing a creative role from your event team. They are visionaries who help tell your story, take your visions and make it a reality. On top of that, they make sure your overall concept is cohesive and all your details are covered. If you want to have an amazing event you need really look into adding the role of a creative in events.

Creatives can understand your overall vision and turn it into a reality. That all sounds great, but where do you find them? What should you look for when hiring a creative? If you have a million questions running through your head right now don’t fear! Our iconic guests Mark Joseph Howell of Mark Joseph Creative will walk you through everything you need to know creatives in the events industry. We will discuss hiring a creative, what to consider for content, jack of all trades vs specialists, projection mapping,  and so much more! This episode covers everything about the role of a creative in events. Let’s jump in!

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Trends in Incentive Programs – Episode – 122

July 31, 2018

Incentive programs are a big piece of the events industry. The expectations for incentive programs continue to change. It’s no longer only salespeople that are getting rewarded. Companies are focusing on many other aspects and objectives to reward too such as customer retention.  As an event planner, you need to be ready and aware of these changes!

In this episode of #EventIcons our iconic guests Padraic Gilligan of SoolNua, and Megg Withinton of Intellective Group will cover everything you need to know about incentive programs. They will cover the differences between incentive organizations. Next, our guests will answer, how hospitality trends are being included in today’s incentive programs. What has changed in what companies are looking for in their incentive trip experiences and so much more. You don’t want to miss this episode if you are planning incentive programs! Speaking of planning, check out our corporate event planning checklist for more ideas!

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How To Succeed With Event Operations – Episode 121

July 24, 2018

What is event operations? Well, it depends on who you ask but to us, event operations are the people behind your event that you often don’t see and hear. They are the team at your event doing the actual execution. Operations do everything they can to keep your event running smoothly, from organizing execution to creating processes.

In today’s episode of #EventIcons our guests Chris Roberts of EventOps, Liz Lathan of Haute Dokimazo are here to talk about everything needed to succeed in event operations. From the skillsets needed for a career in event operations to measuring success in operations with metrics we have you covered! If you want to make sure your event is running smooth then you can’t afford to miss this episode!

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#MeToo Movement and Its Impact on Events – Episode 120

July 10, 2018

The #Metoo movement is an international movement against sexual harassment and assault. It has empowered people throughout the world and given a voice to the voiceless. As long as you haven’t been under a rock you have seen the movement gaining power in Hollywood and beyond. It is not a trend or a fad. It’s not new, it’s real and here to stay. It also doesn’t only affect women, men and women alike need to be apart of this and work together to end sexual harassment and assault. Like all industries, the event industry has been affected by these issues as well. Today we will be looking at the many nuances of this movement and what we can do in the meetings and events industry to support equality and communication about this issue.

In today’s episode of #EventIcons our guests Sarah Soliman of Soliman Productions and  Courtney Stanley of CS Consultingare going to take us through the difficult topics the #MeToo movement encompass. They will discuss what some common misconceptions people have about the movement are. When we plan meetings and events, what can we do to create safe zones and safe places at our events? What organizations can do, how to approach problems you see, as well as new resources. This is an incredibly powerful episode you do not want to miss regarding the important and powerful #MeToo Movement!

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