58: Setbacks into comebacks, authenticity and imposter syndrome ft Courtney Stanley

“The tougher the setback, the better the comeback.” ― Bernard Osei Annang

This is by far, one of the hardest lessons to learn during a challenging season, and for the event industry, it feels like the challenging season has no end. 

Tune into this brand new episode ft Courtney Stanley – an award-winning changemaker recognized globally, a keynote speaker, and event emcee – as we will explore and demystify these topics:

1. how to turn your setbacks into comebacks in the events industry,

2. the purpose behind brand authenticity, and what does it take to build an authentic brand,

3. how imposter syndrome manifests in our lives and strategies to help overcome it.

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“Events: demystified” Podcast is brought to you by Tree-Fan Events and your Podcast Host is Anca Trifan.

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More about Courtney:

Courtney Stanley is the CEO of Courtney Stanley Consulting (Keynote Speaker, Event Emcee, Career Coach), and she has spent 10 years helping professionals, entrepreneurs, and organizations engage in game-changing, impactful conversations that empower individuals to tap into their true potential, improve team and culture dynamics, and drive meaningful change, and she is recognized as one of the event industry’s most impactful change-makers. Courtney is the youngest member to have ever been elected to Meeting Professionals International’s (MPI) International Board of Directors. She is the recipient of Smart Meetings’ 2020 Women in Events Entrepreneur Award, Meetings Today’s 2019 & 2020 Trendsetter Award, MeetingsNet’s 2019 Changemaker Award, the Association for Women in Events (AWE) 2018 Disruptor Award, the 2015 MPI Chairman’s Award, and 2011 MPI RISE Award, named Collaborate and Connect Magazine’s 40 under 40 in 2011, and is recognized as one of the event industry’s most impactful change-makers. Courtney serves on the Events Industry Sexual Harassment Task Force, MPI’s Women’s Advisory Board, is a Meetings Mean Business Ambassador, and is the co-founder of the award-winning movement, #MeetingsToo.

You can find Courtney on social IG/TW/FB @courtneyonstage or on Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/courtneystanley

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Listen to this brand new episode airing on Tuesday, Jan 25th or

Join us LIVE, Jan 25th at 11:15 am PST/ 2:15 pm EST by following this link:

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RANT #01: Who the heck have I become?

“Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle.” Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Welcome to Events: demystified Podcast‘s NEW series: “She said WHAT? The Rant Series” –  where I go off the caff and say it as it is, tackling anything and everything in the AV production, technology, and event industry that not a lot of people are willing to talk about.

The Rant Series is short and spicy, comes out twice a month, in between the more tamed interview-style episodes. Today I’m tackling the hard task of figuring out what the hell did I turn from being pretty much a rockstar to a corporate ‘suit’, and was this turn a good or a bad one.

Stay tuned as I shared, never shared before, spicy details from my ‘rockstar days’, all the way back to my radio Dj-ing days. I think you will find this episode quite entertaining. 

This podcast is brought to you by Tree-Fan Events, a woman-owned boutique event production agency  – and your host is Anca Trifan.

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This episode’s reference: 

An Endless Journey of Growth on Day In, Day Out Podcast

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You can find connect with me on here, as well as on LinkedIn and on social @treefan_events.

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For event and podcast updates, tips, and tricks of the trades, find the podcast at these links:

Website: https://eventsdemystified.com/rant-series/

Email me: podcast at treefanevents.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eventsdemystifiedpodcast 

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Tree-Fan Events offers Hybrid Event Production Services: https://treefanevents.com/hybrid-event-services/ 

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Video Episode

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S4_56: Well, Hello 2022, here’s my Manifesto ft Anca Trifan, CMP, DES (V)

First off, Happy New Year (crossing fingers it’s still “happy”).

Secondly, welcome to our FOURTH Season, how awesome is that!

Since I decided to do something new and get off the hamster wheel where every podcast in this space is sharing what they hope the 2022 trends might be for the industry, I will just share my heart and what my hope is for this new Podcast season and brand new year. If you can take a bit of raw sharing with a small side of rambling, I will take you on a journey of what 2022 might look like for you, our loyal audience!

And since I’m not a grinch (not that I know of), here’s a link to 2022 Event Trends for your reading’s enjoyment.

“Events: demystified” Podcast is brought to you by Tree-Fan Events and your Podcast Host is Anca Trifan.

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You can find connect with me on here, as well as on LinkedIn and on social @treefan_events. 

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For event and podcast updates, tips, and tricks of the trades, find the podcast here:

Website: https://eventsdemystified.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eventsdemystifiedpodcast 

Email me: podcast at treefanevents.com

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Tree-Fan Events offers Hybrid Event Production Services: https://treefanevents.com/hybrid-event-services/ 

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Video Episode

55: 2021 Year in “Rearview” Thoughts ft Anca Trifan (V)

As we approach the final days of 2021, I am incredibly grateful, inspired by, and proud of the remarkable people who make up the event industry.

In this episode, I will cover seven main takeaways from the many episodes recorded and conversations had, one of the main takeaways being: 

Don’t forget the things you’ve learned in 2021″. 

But I have also taken the liberty to go somewhat rogue and expressed some of my professional challenges, something I have never talked about on this podcast. 

This past year has tested me in so many ways, from losing family members to COVID to losing young girlfriends to cancer, to having to rebuild my business from the ground up, but it has also tested us as industry professionals in ways other people did not experience nor understand.

This has not been easy, and however, as I sit and reflect today, I remain in awe of each of our clients, partners, listeners, and our event industry as a whole. 

We had all hoped that we would launch into 2022 with excitement, hope, and positivity…  ready to set fear and uncertainty aside. 

We are far more prepared for the challenges that lay ahead, and while it can be scary and frustrating to be faced again with yet another uncertainty, this is a fight we will not lose.

Every event I’ve worked on requires a diverse team in order for that project to be successful, and many events turned out to be a 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle; and in order for all the pieces to fit in the right place, we must have the right partners around us in order to create pictures and tell stories that create impactful and memorable experiences. 

Once that happens, what a gift that is, to our clients, and all those in attendance that are impacted tremendously.

So, while it may not be how we believed 2021 would end and 2022 would unfold, we remain hopeful that this is just another bump in the road.

Thank you for your commitment to my small but fierce production agency and to this podcast. 

My wish for each of you is that these last days of this year, and the first of 2022 find you surrounded by those whom you love and fill your heart with joy: your family, friends, and even colleagues, celebrating what is most important and what you’re passionate about. 

Without you, I could not do what we are doing over here. Your ongoing loyalty, your feedback, and your donations are what fuels our efforts, and we thank you in advance for your continued support.

Happy New Year Friends!

Your Host, 

Anca Trifan

www.eventsdemystfied.com

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Connect with me on here or via social @treefan_events

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Video Episode.

Stay tuned for this last video episode of 2021 to go LIVE today, December 30th at 12 pm PST/3 pm EST on all of our video platforms: YouTubeFacebook, Twitch, Twitter, and Linkedin Live channels. Subscribe to any of these channels to stay in the loop.

54: Mitigating risks with virtual and hybrid events ft Jazmyn Breanna (V)

Summary

Tune in this brand new episode of Events: demystified Podcast as your host, Anca Trifan, CMP, DES will be demystifying with her featured guest, Jazmyn Breanna – a passionate, skilled, and established live event producer and creative strategist with an early fascination for production and logistics, the following topics: – some of the ways in which we can make events that matter, – mitigate risks with virtual and hybrid events, and – curate an elevated guest experience that your audience won’t miss and ever forget. 

“Events: demystified” Podcast is brought to you by Tree-Fan Events and your Unicorn Podcast host is Anca Trifan.

Resources mentioned during this podcast episode:

Ep 20: Virtual Event Glossary: must-know terminology

Ep 21: Strategies for Choosing a Virtual Event Platform

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You can find Jazmyn on her website: www.jazmynbreanna.com or on social @jazmynbreannaevents

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Video Episode

53: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Events & Small Businesses ft Andrew Roby of Andrew Roby Events (V)

Summary

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is a term used to describe policies and programs that promote the representation and participation of different groups of individuals, including people of different ages, races and ethnicities, abilities and disabilities, genders, religions, cultures, and sexual orientations. In today’s episode, I have Andrew Roby of Andrew Roby Events – a proud Army Vet who happens to be a great Event and Wedding Planner who’s used to adapting and pivoting, having transitioned from a successful army career with frequent moves and deployments to becoming a leader in event planning. Join us as we embark to demystify one sensitive topic today, along with a couple others: Diversity, equity, and inclusion in the event industry and how we can do and be better. How we can improve the way we produce events and how clients experience them Work-life balance and what can be done to enjoy not working

“Events: demystified” Podcast is brought to you by Tree-Fan Events and your Unicorn Podcast host is Anca Trifan.

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You can find Heather on his website: www.andrewrobyevents.com or on social @andrewrobyevents

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Video Episode

52: Show Calling for virtual & hybrid events ft Heather Sharpe (Sherpa Group)

Summary

I am exceptionally giddy today to be talking about a topic near and dear to my heart: calling a virtual or a hybrid event as a show director. With the continued prevalence and increase in virtual and hybrid events, a lot of event professionals have needed to learn virtual and hybrid technical production skills to execute and deliver successful events. So today I’ve invited Heather Sharpe, a multi-award-winning Event Producer/ Director/ Planner, an instructor for the world-renowned Event Leadership Institute, and we’ll first define a few important terms as far as event production roles go, and then get into the meat of:

  • producing and delivering successful virtual and hybrid events; 
  • evaluating & organizing content, 
  • developing a cue sheet or technical script, and 
  • how to direct/call a virtual or hybrid show. 

Tune in and let’s analyze our capabilities and discuss best practices in Calling Hybrid & Virtual events.

“Events: demystified” Podcast is brought to you by Tree-Fan Events and your Unicorn Podcast host is Anca Trifan.

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You can find Heather on her website: www.SherpaGroup.ca, or on social @Heather.Sharpe

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Video Episode

51: Tapping into the power of emotions at events ft Deanna Nwosu (Deanna Camille)

Summary

How is it going, friends? Welcome to another episode of “Events: demystified” where we aim to demystify the world of in-person, virtual, hybrid event production and technology by sharing insightful tips, tricks, strategies, and tactics that will help you plan and execute successful events of all types, formats, and sizes! On today’s episode, I have my new friend, Deanna Nwosu joining me – a hostess with the mostest – a CMP since 2017, and a DES recipient, also an active member of Meeting Professionals International, serving on the RISE Awards committee globally, and the membership and marketing committees for the Ohio chapter.

Today we’re demystifying these top topics:

  • what does it look like to tap into the power of emotions at events,
  • how NOT to be or hire a boring keynote speaker, presenter, etc
  • immersive in-person or virtual experiences that delight all senses.

“Events: demystified” Podcast is brought to you by Tree-Fan Events and your Unicorn Podcast host is Anca Trifan.

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You can find Deanna on LinkedIn, or on social @deannacamille

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VIDEO EPISODE

Join us LIVE on Facebook, You Tube, and LinkedIn as we stream the video episode with Deanna Nwosu and engage with our live audience in the comments for Q&A.

50: Being Prepared for the Unexpected ft Mahoganey Jones (Events Specialists)

Summary

During today’s episode we are honored to be joined by Mahoganey Jones, CMP, DES, HMCC – founder and CEO of Events Specialists, a Canadian turnkey event management and production company. Our conversation today focuses around hybrid event experiences, event metrics and KPIs, being prepared for the unexpected, holistic event budgets for hybrid productions, risk management, and much more. Make sure to tune in! 

“Events: demystified” Podcast is brought to you by Tree-Fan Events and your Unicorn Podcast host is Anca Trifan.

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You can find Mahoganey on LinkedIn, or on social @mahoganeyjones

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Video Episode

Join us LIVE on You Tube, Facebook or LinkedIn as we stream the video version of the podcast episode on Friday, Nov 12th at 11:15am PST/2:15pm EST.

49: Making Sustainability a Priority Again for Events ft Nancy Zavada (MeetGreen)

Summary

The ever-growing concern about the environment and climate change has accelerated the demand for conscious consumerism and sustainable initiatives. However, for event professionals, creating green events can be quite a challenge at times. You want to offer a rich, personalized attendee experience while ensuring the event also meets your sustainability targets – a tough balance! And so today, I have invited an internationally recognized trailblazer in the sustainable event field, Nancy J. Zavada, CMP – Founder and President of MeetGreen to discuss best practices and guidelines on planning and producing post-pandemic sustainable events.

“Events: demystified” Podcast is brought to you by Tree-Fan Events and your amazing host is Anca Trifan.

Make sure to out the MeetGreen calculator for bench-marking the sustainable elements of your events.

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You can find Nancy on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nancy-j-zavada-328659/

Twitter: @nancyjzavada

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Video Episode