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Welcome to GatherGeeks, a place where people passionate about the power of live experiences come together. Join David Adler, chairman and founder of BizBash, as he discusses the latest news and trends affecting event marketers, meeting strategists, nonprofit organizers, and everyone in between. This podcast by BizBash is the destination for information, innovation, and inspiration for anyone involved in planning events and meetings, from conferences, trade shows, and fund-raising galas to pr ...
 
Business Unveiled is a podcast helping people in the creative industry refine their skills and grow their business. In every episode, you’ll be taken behind the scenes of the creative industry with celebrity wedding planner, entrepreneur, and productivity consultant Angela Proffitt as she shares her experiences in running a high profile event and design company around the world. There's nothing Angela and her team haven't seen before, and you'll get to listen to what she's experienced, how s ...
 
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It's never too early to have a financial plan! I know this can seem like a difficult task, but if you set goals and start where you are at, I promise, you'll be glad you did! Today, I am chatting with CEO and Founder of MoneyVerbs and Becoming Financial, Isaiah Goodman, all about business planning, intentional inclusivity and cash flow. In this epi…
 
Host: David Adler Guests: John Knightly, Amanda Segar In this special sponsored episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash chairman and founder David Adler chats with John Knightly and Amanda Segar, the chief marketing officer and the director of global field marketing and events, respectively, for BlueJeans by Verizon. The group discusses how the video confe…
 
I am a huge supporter of women in business and women creating opportunities for themselves to achieve their goals and lead lives that they love! Today, I am chatting with award winning business strategist, host of the Promote Yourself to CEO podcast, and best selling author, Racheal Cook, all about how creatives can break free from the feast-famine…
 
Hosts: David Adler, Stephanie Cheung Guests: Juri Seo, Dr. Richard Arriviello In this special sponsored episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash chairman and founder David Adler teams up with Stephanie Cheung, director of strategy and insights for Marketing Challenges International, to interview Juri Seo, an executive for Korea Tourism Organization, and Dr.…
 
As women we are power houses when it comes to business! So many women business owners are also "Mompreneurs". Balancing work and home life at times can be a challenge, but never forget that you are slaying the game as you GSD!! Today I am chatting with Podcast and Clarity Coach, and Mompreneur, Stefanie Gass all about helping incredbile women uncov…
 
If you’re an iPhone user you don’t want to miss this surprise bonus episode!! The Apple Queen herself, Angela Proffitt, shares her top tips and tricks for the iOS 14 update to help you increase your productivity for your business! This episode is brought to you by Kajabi, (the most amazing time saving all-in-one platform) check it out at: angelapro…
 
Have you noticed how life shapes us? Through the good and bad, we always learn and are given the opportunity to grow through out experiences. Today I am chatting with Jessica Zimmerman, Owner of Zimmerman Events and Author, all about transforming her zero-profit events company into a seven-figure business, all while caring for her ailing husband. I…
 
Host: David Adler Guests: Cindy Brewer, Michael Dalton, Jon Brown In this special sponsored episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash chairman and founder David Adler welcomes three guests from LEO Events to explore the value of versatility, diversity, and determination as we all navigate these turbulent times. Principal Cindy Brewer, senior vice president o…
 
We all have our own style, right? How do we translate that style over to our business? Today I am chatting with Lisa Landers, Owner, Curator, Content Creator and CEO of Swirl Boutique. She has three Southern California boutique locations and an online store. She established her business in 2006 and just opened her third location in 2019. Lisa has b…
 
Host: David Adler Guest: Vince Thompson In this episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash chairman and founder David Adler chats with Vince Thompson, the CEO, founder, and chairman of MELT, an Atlanta-based sports marketing and event agency. In addition to sharing how marketing best practices have evolved during the pandemic, Thompson discusses MELT U, his t…
 
Traditionally we are told the way to live our lives and to create a happy life is to study hard at school, get a secure job, and work at that job for years and years. We I am here to tell you that there is a better way! Today, I am chatting with Founder of Simple Passive Cashflow Lane Kawaoka all about how to invest to create the career and life yo…
 
It is important to set clear goals for your business and with your team. Goals drive us to grow in our business and personal lives! Today, I am chatting with Founder and President of LBL Event Rentals, Lisa Anhaiser, all about how personal goals and business goals intersect as well as successful goal setting strategies for yourself and your team. I…
 
Host: David Adler Guests: Sue Sung, Philip Dufour In this episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash chairman and founder David Adler hosts an important conversation about the future of the event industry. Recorded last week, Adler was joined by Sue Sung, SVP of corporate strategy for The Freeman Company who is representing Go LIVE Together, and Philip Dufour…
 
As a woman in business surrounding yourself with a support team, especially of strong and driven women, is vital to success. As a strong and driven woman you have the ability to influence others to hold themselves and their businesses to a higher standard of success and pride. Today I am chatting with Genecia Alluora, founder of Soul Rich Woman, So…
 
Has anyone ever said to you "Wow, you mean business"? Today I am chatting with Kendra Swalls, a former elementary school teacher turned photographer and entrepreneur who is helping women let go of the notion that perfection equals success. She helps women business owners through her podcast, Girl Means Business, with a mission to help women not onl…
 
As business owners and entrepreneurs we are passionate and proud of the skills and experience we bring to the table for our clients. Despite this there are still so many of us who are undercharging for our work. I sat down to interview, Business Coach, Katie Wussow all about how creative entrepreneurs can raise their prices and charge what they are…
 
Have you ever thought about how nature and the moon could be working in your business? I know what you’re thinking, but hear me out! In this episode, I chat with Jenny Fenig, Intuitive Business coach all about working with the cycles of the moon, lining up your message with the energy of your movement and why more saleswomen is exactly what the wor…
 
Host: David Adler Guest: Matthew Byrne, CSEP In this special sponsored episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash chairman and founder David Adler chats with Matthew Byrne, CSEP, the founder of Toronto-based Byrne Production Services. Byrne discusses how he's upping the game of virtual events through a no-contact Studio-in-a-Box concept, which easily helps sp…
 
As an entrepreneur and business owner there is always that moment that tells you to jump, to go for it! What was your moment? What was your turning point to change your life and follow your passions? In this episode, I chat with Chris-Tia Donaldson, Harvard graduate, CEO of Thank God It's Natural, and the author of This Is Only a Test, all about ba…
 
Host: David Adler Guests: Jennifer Savica, Maria Donado, Trey Moynihan In this episode of GatherGeeks—recorded during a July 15 panel discussion hosted by EventFluence—BizBash chairman and founder David Adler chats with Jennifer Savica, head of corporate events at New York Life Insurance Company; Maria Donado, director of events at Greystone & Co.;…
 
re you looking to take the next step to grow in your business, but aren’t quite sure where to start? Entrepreneurship is a journey of self-discovery and opportunities evolve through core life lessons In this episode, I chat with Barb Garrison, Career & Money Breakthrough Coach of Internal Groove all about how as creative entrepreneurs, our business…
 
Host: David Adler Guest: Capricia Penavic Marshall In this episode of GatherGeeks—the first of a three-part interview series—BizBash chairman and founder David Adler chats with Capricia Penavic Marshall, former Obama administration chief of protocol and former Clinton administration social secretary. Marshall gives an up-close-and-personal look at …
 
Booking your ideal client shouldn’t be so hard. In today’s world your website, sales copy and inquiry process need to be doing most of the work for you. In this episode, I chat with Margaux Fraise, Owner and Creative Director of Harmony Creative Studio shares how to focus on what is important for your ideal client, using sales funnels to work for y…
 
Did you know that having a blog and posting consistent content can increase your SEO significantly? Done right and you have the potential see a great return on hosting a blog of valuable information to drive your audience and clients to. In this episode, I chat with Dayne Shuda, Owner of Ghost Blog Writers all about entrepreneurship and deciding to…
 
Public speaking is one of the fastest and most effective ways to grow your brand. How do you stand out amongst a sea of people who “do what you do”? In this episode, I chat with Whitney McDuff, CEO of Proteus Speaker Consulting all about crafting a pitch that helps you stand out and gets you booked, the challenges most people face when trying to bu…
 
Host: David Adler Guest: Nick Simonette In this episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash chairman and founder David Adler chats with Nick Simonette, vice president of sales for full-service exhibit and event company Czarnowski. He discusses how Czarnowski teamed up with two competitors—George P. Johnson and Exploring—to launch the LiveForLife coalition, whi…
 
How do you cope with stress? What are the traits of a great leader? How do you develop the habit of building authentic communication and connection with colleagues? In this episode, I chat with Laura Khalil, Speaker, Trainer and Chief Storyteller of Brave by Design all about unlocking the code to becoming magnetic to help ambitious women learn how …
 
Have you ever thought, “how do I become a great leader”? As a business business owner it’s important to be in tune with who you are as a leader and how you want to lead your team so that they represent the business in a way that you can be proud of! In this episode, I chat with Joe Trodden, Mindset Expert of Mindset Experts all about clarity and mi…
 
Host: David Adler Guest: Kris Coratti In this episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash chairman and founder David Adler chats with Kris Coratti, the vice president of communications for The Washington Post. Coratti explains how the publication is hosting four to five virtual events per week, some drawing as many as 600,000 viewers. She shares best practices…
 
What is the one thing that business owners can do to maximize tax deductions? How do we know when we should incorporate? Should we work with a CPA? All important questions to ask when you are a savvy business owner! In this episode, I chat with Wendy Barlin, Tax Advisor and Business Strategist of About Profit all about tax deductions, questions to …
 
Are you an introvert? Or an extrovert? Or maybe a little in-between? No matter which you are, there are ways to use your personality to your advantage when it comes to your business! In this episode, I chat with Lindsay Maloney, Transformational Business Coach, all about how introverts can grow their business, understanding different personalities …
 
Host: David Adler Guest: Adrian Segar In this episode of GatherGeeks, listen in on a keynote session from BizBash chairman and founder David Adler and meetings expert and author Adrian Segar, delivered virtually during the Untethered Conference on May 21. The duo offers key leadership tips and survival strategies based on lessons learned from Antar…
 
How much time do you spend working ON your business, not IN your business? If you are looking to scale up, you need to listen to this episode! In this episode, I chat with Layne Booth, CEO and Scaling Strategist of The Project Booth, all about how to simplify to magnify your business, delegate tasks and how to prioritize your time. Website Facebook…
 
Technology is amazing right? I want you to think about all of the technology tools that help you be more productive. Now, I want to ask you to think of the things that lower your productivity. Technology is great when you are using it in the right way to better yourself and your business. In this episode, I chat with John Zeratsky, Author and Creat…
 
Host: David Adler Guest: Antonio Trincao In this special sponsored episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash chairman and founder David Adler chats with Antonio Trincao, the co-founder and CEO of Youcanevent, a global virtual events platform with clients including United Airlines and Microsoft. The pair talks all things virtual and hybrid events, discussing …
 
Have you heard of a thing I like to call “email jail”? Emails are an essential part of a communication process but there are ways to minimize the amount of time you spend on emails, so you can spend more time doing what you enjoy! In this episode, I chat with Elizabeth Sheils and Nora Sheils, Co-Founders of Rock Paper Coin, all about why email mana…
 
Being an entrepreneur and building a business is never easy. It takes persistence and a strong understanding of who you are and what you want your business to portray as a reflection of you. Coming from a background in mental health I understand and appreciate how much mindset comes into play when running a business. In this episode, I chat with Sc…
 
Hosts: David Adler, Ashton Pike Guests: Anthony Vade, Natasha Mytnowych, Qasim Virjee, Marc Dorfman. In this virtual discussion that marks the final part to a BizBash digital series, dubbed "Conversations from the Inside"—which gives industry leaders in local markets a voice amid the COVID-19 outbreak—BizBash founder and chairman David Adler and se…
 
Having experience in building an app, I can tell you, it’s no joke! It takes hard work, determination and focus on your specific market. But when all is said and done nothing beats the feeling of a successful launch! In this episode, I chat with Eric McMillen, Founder and CEO of DotTrot all about pivoting focus to a streamlined audience, how to sur…
 
Hosts: Claire Hoffman, Ashton Pike Guests: Tom Kehoe, Megan Williams, Lanie Hartman, Jack Scafide In this virtual discussion that marks the fifth part to a new BizBash digital series, dubbed "Conversations from the Inside"—which gives industry leaders in local markets a voice amid the COVID-19 outbreak—BizBash editors Claire Hoffman and Ashton Pike…
 
As an entrepreneur you may find yourself pushing to reach that next goal for your business and always striving for more. Having goals is a great thing but many times we define our success by our goals. “I’ll be successful when…” or “I’ll know I’ve really made it when…”. Success comes in seasons, it is not something that one day you simply attain, s…
 
Hosts: David Adler, Ashton Pike Guests: Greg Zalkin, Gary Ressler, Kelly Murphy, Shai Tertner, Richard Curran, Dan Cormany In this virtual discussion that marks the fourth part to a new BizBash digital series, dubbed "Conversations from the Inside"—which gives industry leaders in local markets a voice amid the COVID-19 outbreak—BizBash founder and …
 
Having planned many multicultural weddings myself I have learned how to navigate and customize each experience on an individual basis. The most important part of multicultural wedding success (from a planner perspective) is making sure not to assume that all cases are the same for one culture. In this episode, I chat with Petronella Lugemwa, Founde…
 
Hosts: David Adler, Ashton Pike Guests: Susan Lacz, Cory Ryan Frank, Rebecca Linder, Joe Schwinger, Susan Saville In this new BizBash digital series dubbed "Conversations from the Inside"—which gives industry leaders in local markets a voice amid the COVID-19 outbreak—BizBash founder and chairman David Adler and senior editor Ashton Pike take to th…
 
Marketing for your business can be challenging in an ever changing market of trends and technology. Have you been looking for a place to land where you can find inspiration to grow a profitable, sustainable and fulfilling business? A place that offers brand-building resources, practical marketing strategies and realistic revenue idea? In this episo…
 
Hosts: David Adler, Claire Hoffman Guests: Dominic Venn-Lever, Rolando Espinoza, Wayne Fernandez, Vinnie Balistreri In this new BizBash digital series dubbed "Conversations from the Inside"—which gives industry leaders in local markets a voice amid the COVID-19 outbreak—BizBash founder and chairman David Adler and West Coast editor Claire Hoffman t…
 
When small business owners can’t access capital they are forced to make difficult decisions, including closing their doors or taking expensive, often inappropriate, financing options that eventually bleed their business dry. In this episode, I chat with Business Financing and Credit Expert, Gerri Detweiler about the different financing options that…
 
Hosts: David Adler, Claire Hoffman Guests: Jaclyn Bernstein, Liron David, Jessica Rothstein Berman Simon Miller In this new BizBash digital series dubbed "Conversations from the Inside"—which will give industry leaders in local markets a voice amid the COVID-19 outbreak—BizBash founder and chairman David Adler and editor Claire Hoffman begin with t…
 
Hosts: David Adler, David Becker Guests: Chloé Reuter, J.B. Miller, Silvia Negri Firman In this virtual discussion, David Becker, co-founder and C.E.O. of Zkipster, and David Adler, chairman and founder of BizBash, talk to a group of event leaders from all around the globe to help us unpack what’s happening now with the COVID-19 crisis, prepare for…
 
We’ve all been there, we’ve attended traditional conferences with traditional speakers who, you guessed it, give their presentations from a traditional powerpoint. And all of this is fine! But it’s just that. As a speaker I want my presentations to be life changing and extraordinary and for the audience to take away tools to be more productive in t…
 
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