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Gathergeeks by Bizbash
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Welcome to GatherGeeks, a place where people passionate about the power of live experiences come together. Join David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, as they discuss the latest news and trends affecting event marketers, meeting strategists, nonprofit organizers, and everyone in between. This new podcast by BizBash is the destination for information, innovation, and inspiration for anyone involved in planning events and meetings, from conferences, trad ...
 
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Epic Live Events
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We navigate the world of live events. Whether you're putting together a large event with thousands of people, or a small mastermind group, we discuss how others have created live events and utilized them as a way to build their businesses.
 
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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Alisha Chadee, Owner and Lead Designer of Whim Event Planning and Design, also known as “The Bride Whisperer” shares why investing in the small details matters big time to clients, the importance of setting boundaries with your clients (hint: they’ll love you even more of it) and the tools that have helped Alisha go from frazzled to productive! ...…
 
Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guests: Sarah Soliman Daudin, Courtney Stanley In this episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash C.E.O. David Adler chats with Sarah Soliman Daudin and Courtney Stanley, industry veterans and partners who focus on professional development aimed toward women. The pair discusses how their new company, SarahxCourtney, aims ...…
 
Founder of Uncle Classic Barbershop, Amy Tanksley shares the myth vs. the reality of starting a business and seeing it through to a success. Amy uncovers the importance of leading with humility and honesty, understanding that it is okay to fail and failure is important for growth. No one has it all figured out, all you can do is keep learning a ...…
 
Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Mark Cooper In this episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash C.E.O. David Adler chats with Mark Cooper, C.E.O. of the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC), at MPI's World Education Congress. Cooper discusses what meeting planners want from venues today, which questions planners should be asking ...…
 
Professional drummer and Founder of CRASH Entertainment, Rich Redmond shares his experience as a musician, author, speaker, actor, podcast host and educator. Through various mediums Rich has become a leading innovator in his field and supercharged the professional and personal lives of many aspiring musicians and business owners through his “CR ...…
 
Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Kevin Mignone In this episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash C.E.O. David Adler and editor in chief Beth Kormanik hear from Kevin Mignone, the founder and president of KM Productions, a New York-based audiovisual production firm with clients including Vogue, Jaguar, Tinder, and the Whitney Museum of American Ar ...…
 
Ginger Jones, Founder & CEO of Jones Therapy Services shares an inside look into her journey of establishing a successful therapy business, the evolution and growth of the business, how she has taken what she has learned and pivoted to create a personal brand and become a thought leader in her field. By doing this she encourages and teaches pra ...…
 
Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Sebastien Tondeur In this episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash C.E.O. David Adler and editor in chief Beth Kormanik hear from Sebastien Tondeur, the C.E.O. of MCI, a Geneva, Switzerland-based event agency that produces more than 6,800 projects in 31 countries around the world. He shares how the company has gr ...…
 
In this episode the A-Team shares an exclusive behind the scenes look into a large production wedding where GSD levels were in high gear! Are you a GSD Leader? We discuss our favorite experiences and tips to help you elevate your business!By Angela Proffitt, LLC.
 
Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Lynne Wellish In this episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash C.E.O. David Adler and editor in chief Beth Kormanik hear from Lynne Wellish, a consultant and speaker for the hospitality industry. Wellish explains the idea of the "hidden planner"—a.k.a, administrative and HR professionals charged with producing in ...…
 
In this episode, Angela, Amanda and Aja discuss: *Experiences that make you say “Bless your heart” *Real life travel experiences and how the AP Team dealt with them *Best communication practices Key Takeaways: *Always be kind and respectful as you represent your business *Be a Team Player *Honesty is the best policy…
 
Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Tahira Endean In this episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash C.E.O. David Adler and editor in chief Beth Kormanik hear from Tahira Endean, the new head of events for the Society of Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE). She shares what incentive travel is and why it's such an effective way to stimulate sales, rewa ...…
 
In this episode, Angela, Amanda and Aja discuss: *Tips when traveling for business *Real life travel experiences and how the AP Team dealt with them *Best communication practices Key Takeaways: *Expect the unexpected *Communication is key *Embrace new experiences Connect: Facebook Instagram Linked In Pinterest YouTube…
 
Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Andrea Boulden In this episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash C.E.O. David Adler and editor in chief Beth Kormanik hear from Andrea Boulden, senior manager of the TD Wealth event team in Toronto, and a board member of Meeting Professionals Against Human Trafficking. She discusses what role the event and hospita ...…
 
In this episode, Angela, Amanda and Aja discuss: *Jaw dropping team moments *Real life event experiences and how the AP Team dealt with them *Best communication practices Key Takeaways: *Expect the unexpected *Communicate, communicate, COMMUNICATE! *Always be an advocate for your team Connect: Facebook Instagram Linked In Pinterest YouTube…
 
Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Andrew Lacanienta Continuing the GatherGeeks podcast's "back to school"-inspired episodes, BizBash C.E.O. David Adler chats with Andrew Lacanienta, a professor in the experience industry management department at Cal Poly University. Lacanienta shares his definition of experience design, breaking down the ...…
 
In this episode, Angela, Amanda and Aja discuss: *Jaw dropping guest moments *Real life event experiences and how the AP Team dealt with them *Best process and communication practices Key Takeaways: *Expect the unexpected *You can plan and keep a certain level of control but sometimes things happen that are out of your control *When in a challe ...…
 
Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Annette Gregg, Carl Winston Continuing the GatherGeeks podcast's "back to school"-inspired episodes, BizBash C.E.O. David Adler chats with Carl Winston, the director of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at San Diego State University, and Annette Gregg, regional senior vice president of PRA ...…
 
Welcome to this special edition of GatherGeeks: Walk the Floor—the podcast version of attending the premier trade show in Southern California for event pros without having to actually go. Find out what’s new, what’s cool, and what you are missing from the comfort of your car or while you are pumping iron at the gym. Join David Adler, C.E.O. and ...…
 
In this episode, Angela, Amanda and Aja discuss: *Situations of being blind sided and how the situation was resolved *Friendors vs. Professionals *Best communication practices Key Takeaways: *Working together as a team is your most valuable tool *Expect the unexpected *Things won’t always be perfect, and when things don’t go as planned your rea ...…
 
Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Nicolas Graf In the latest episode of the GatherGeeks podcast, BizBash C.E.O. David Adler and editor in chief Beth Kormanik sit down with Nicolas Graf, associate dean at the Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality at New York University. Graf discusses the role of higher education in the future of event ...…
 
In this episode, Angela and Jay discuss: *The innovative ideas that can elevate your business *Staying true to yourself and knowing that you can’t be everything to everyone *How to stay calm in challenging situations Key takeaways: *Know when to say when *It’s okay to say no *Panic is not your friend “Your value does not decrease based on someo ...…
 
Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Alison Slight In the latest Canadian edition of GatherGeeks' "Sparking Change" series of episodes, BizBash C.E.O. David Adler and editor in chief Beth Kormanik hear from Alison Slight, co-owner of Toronto-based production firm Candice & Alison. She discusses how the rules for creating "buzzworthy" events ...…
 
In this episode, Angela and Gary discuss: *Why so many of us know what we need to do to get better results, but can’t get ourselves to do it. *Why cleaning out your emotional hard drive will lead you to more success and freedom. *Why so many of us feel ‘stuck’ in our routines and can’t get off the wheel that keeps us from moving forward. Key ta ...…
 
Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik, Alex Carter Guest: Duncan Fraser In the latest Canadian edition of GatherGeeks' "Sparking Change" series of episodes, BizBash C.E.O. David Adler and Zkipster's Alex Carter chat with Duncan Fraser, director of the event experience team at Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment in Toronto. He shares different ways th ...…
 
In this episode, Angela and Curry discuss: *How being the first recipient of the #AngelaSOS contest changed Curry’s business *The experiences Angela shared with Curry to elevate her business. *The amazing things to come for Curry & Co. Events, LLC Key takeaways: *New launches *Even when it’s challenging you have to keep going *A little change m ...…
 
Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik, Alex Carter Guest: Matt Vaile In the latest Canadian edition of GatherGeeks' "Sparking Change" series of episodes, BizBash C.E.O. David Adler and Zkipster's Alex Carter chat with Matt Vaile, offline marketing producer for Shopify. He discusses the e-commerce platform's approach to events, diving into its Shop ...…
 
In this episode, Angela and Elly discuss: *Being unapologetic about who and what your brand stands for *Identifying who is your tribe who isn’t (both audience wise and network wise) *Roadblocks Elly faced as a young entrepreneur and how she tackled them Key takeaways: *Form a network *Talk to your audience *Don’t listen to all the hate “Jump in ...…
 
Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik, Alex Carter Guest: Issa Jouaneh In the third Canadian edition of GatherGeeks' "Sparking Change" series of episodes, BizBash C.E.O. David Adler and Zkipster's Alex Carter chat with Issa Jouaneh, the former senior vice president of American Express Meetings & Events. He shares ways to prove the R.O.I. of meeting ...…
 
Hosts: David Adler Guests: Justin Maddox, Producer, LEO Events, Airika Gigas, Vice President, Events, LEO Events, and Inga Hunter, Kowa Pharmaceuticals America This special episode of GatherGeeks explores the power of a great sales meeting and the intentional architecture of a company's culture. In an era when remote team structures are the nor ...…
 
In this episode, Angela and Staci discuss: *Why to focus on the relationship and not the “Deal” *How to “give to get” *Attracting people with your integrity Key takeaways: *Relationships over transactions *It is ok to give some things away for free *A no today may very well be a yes tomorrow “The time to perfect your business is not when things ...…
 
Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Joy Wallace In this episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash C.E.O. David Adler and editor in chief Beth Kormanik hear from Joy Wallace, founder of Joy Wallace Catering & Design. The Miami-based caterer reflects on three decades in business, sharing how she got started in the industry, essential components for a ...…
 
In this episode, Angela and Liz discuss: *How Liz built her business from a Twitter account. *The power and importance of becoming a “thought leader” for your business. *How Liz used her own events to drive new revenue and build her influence. Key takeaways: *Building a genuine audience on social media gives you a platform you can monetize. *Au ...…
 
Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik, Alex Carter Guest: Erin McGuire In the second Canadian edition of GatherGeeks' "Sparking Change" series of episodes, BizBash C.E.O. David Adler and Zkipster's Alex Carter chat with Erin McGuire, the associate director of special events at the SickKids Foundation in Toronto. She shares how a wide-ranging slate ...…
 
In this episode, Angela and Keith discuss: *The benefits of chat bots and live chat *Split testing to market more successfully to your audience *Working on your business vs. working in your business Key Takeaways: *Pay attention to the world and adapt your business to it *Efficient and quality client connection *How to keep everyone on the same ...…
 
Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik, Alex Carter Guest: Anthony Sargent In the first Canadian edition of GatherGeeks' "Sparking Change" series of episodes, BizBash C.E.O. David Adler and Zkipster's Alex Carter chat with Anthony Sargent, C.E.O. of the Luminato Festival, an international arts event that wrapped up this weekend in Toronto. Sargent d ...…
 
Being a Fearless Business Owner with Kathryn Porritt In this episode, Angela and Kathryn discuss: *The importance of connecting with a consultant for your business *What is a sales funnel? *Defining your target market Key Takeaways: *Marketing should make your business more simple not more complex *Know who you are selling to and be confident i ...…
 
Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: David Stark In this episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash C.E.O. David Adler and editor in chief Beth Kormanik sit down with David Stark, the creative director of New York-based David Stark Design and Production. Stark discusses how the industry has changed in the last 15 years, sharing how social media strate ...…
 
In this episode, Angela and Jacob discuss: *At what point to define yourself as a creative *The evolution and growth of business *Pushing yourself out of the norm so your creativity can thrive Key Takeaways: *Think outside of the box and find your uniqueness *Get comfortable being uncomfortable *If you’re going to do something, do it in a uniqu ...…
 
Hosts: David Adler, Claire Hoffman Guests: Cara Kleinhaut, Andrea Michaels, Justin Lefkovitch, Judy Levy, Sarah Shewey In this special live episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash C.E.O. David Adler and West Coast bureau chief Claire Hoffman moderate a panel on the art of creating events that people never forget. The multi-generational panel of top eve ...…
 
In this episode, Angela and Kelly discuss: *Why different is better than better *How knowing your ONLY-NESS will convert more sales *What specifically makes your “brand” relevant Key takeaways: *Learn how to uncover the things that make you remarkable *How you can influence others’ perception of you and your biz *The power of 3: Image + Voice + ...…
 
Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Andy Marcus In this episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash C.E.O. David Adler and editor in chief Beth Kormanik hear from photographer Andy Marcus of New York-based Fred Marcus Studio. Marcus shares his insights into the business of event photography, discussing how the family business got started, how social m ...…
 
In this episode, Angela and Judith discuss: *Why jewelry? *The meaning behind specific gemstones *The different kinds and tiers of jewelry *Ecommerce challenges Key Takeaways: *Have a guided business plan *The importance of a strong support network *Keep faith to overcome challenges, you WILL overcome *Be inclusive and kind in all areas and esp ...…
 
In this episode, Angela and Adam, Canaan and Austin discuss: *Capturing a story through photography *Building a team with different strengths and roles *Connecting with your clients *Being intentional with work and home life Key Takeaways: *The importance of defining best practices for your business *Overcoming unforeseen business challenges *S ...…
 
Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Jason Dallas, Amy Popper, David Shepheard In this episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash editor in chief Beth Kormanik sits down with the team behind the Marriott Convention and Resort Network's inaugural 48-Hour Film Challenge, which took place at the Douglas Hotel in Vancouver in March. Marriott CRN senior ma ...…
 
In this episode, Angela and Corrine discuss: *Taking a leap to tackle the seemingly impossible *Working with Software Developers-- today’s rockstars *Customer Service- the good, the bad and the ugly *Staying true to your mission and your promises Key Takeaways: *Be Profitable, never run out of cash *Believe in yourself first, or no one else wil ...…
 
Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Kris Coratti In the final edition of GatherGeeks' "Sparking Change" series of episodes recorded at the Meridian International Center in Washington, BizBash C.E.O. David Adler chats with Kris Coratti, the vice president of communications and events for the Washington Post. Coratti discusses how the public ...…
 
In this episode, Angela Channing Moreland & McKensie Stokel discuss: *The importance of a strong support team when starting a business *Different forms of marketing and how they affect your ROI *Vetting your vendors/bands before you suggest them to your clients *Being patient in the world of NOW Key Takeaways: *When cofounding a business be sur ...…
 
Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik, Alex Carter Guest: Ron Bracco In the latest edition of GatherGeeks' "Sparking Change" series of episodes recorded at the Meridian International Center in Washington, BizBash C.E.O. David Adler and Zkipster's Alex Carter chat with Ron Bracco, vice president of events for production agency Hargrove. He traces th ...…
 
In this episode, Angela and Annette Naif discuss: *The importance of investing in a business coach, even if you think you don’t need one *Strategy, strategy, strategy *Knowing the laws for businesses in your area/state *Ever changing challenges, that make you stronger Key Takeaways: *Be intentional in your marketing for your business *Batch you ...…
 
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