Rant #09: Saving Your Bacon

No expectations, no disappointments.” – Unknown

Have you ever attended an event where the expectation was so high and you were left with this yucky aftertaste, because that was not what all that hype was made about, and what you experienced instead was a watered-down version of an event you had such high hopes for? 

Or, you couldn’t attend an event and you were so excited to attend virtually, just to be there and partake in the experience, even if digitally, only for the stream to fail, the audio to be crappy, or the networking to be inexistent because the chat was disabled and the platform didn’t allow for any other type of interaction. If you’ve experienced any of these scenarios, stay tuned, we’re diving in there for one-of-a-kind Rant!

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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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Schedule your 20 min free consultation with our virtual and hybrid event experts by following this link.

Original Podcast Music written and produced by Fable Score Music. 

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You can find connect with me 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/

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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If you like our podcast, please show us some love by subscribing to this podcast on your favorite listening platform and following us on Instagram.  By leaving a great review and hitting the 5  stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same interests as you. Until next time! — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/eventsdemystified/message

78: In life and in events, keep your “Yes, and”-ers close ft Megan McCaleb (Improv Team Culture)

On today’s brand new episode we’re demystifying the power of “Yes, And” with our featured guest, Megan McCaleb, Boise’s kookiest comedian.

Megan McCaleb is an award-winning author, and an engaging improv coach, as the founder and facilitator of the Improv Team Culture.com. She teaches the power of “Yes, And” as a mindset tool, and an interactive, actionable resource to move through life’s challenges with more positivity and productivity.

She is passionate about creating happier, healthier human connections through humor. She has been the recipient of such honors as Idaho Business Review’s “Accomplished Under 40” and “Women of the Year.”

McCaleb is an upbeat and empowering, although tired, single mother of four, a rabid Jeep enthusiast that loves to brain-dump about business, events, personal growth, motherhood, adoption, and her obsession with improv-skills-turned-life-methodology.

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Connect with Megan on LinkedIn, or on her website: https://improvteamculture.com/

Check out her podcast “I Hardly Know Her”, you might just love getting to know her!

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

Let’s chat about your event, and schedule a time that works for you via the 20 min free consultation calendar link.

Original Podcast Music written and produced by Fable Score Music.

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For event and podcast updates, tips, and tricks of the trade, follow us on these social channels:

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If you like our podcast, please show us some love by subscribing to this podcast on your favorite listening platform and following us on YouTube and Instagram.  By leaving a great review and hitting the 5  stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same interests as you. Until next time!

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“Events: demystified” Podcast is brought to you by Tree-Fan Events, a woman-owned boutique technical event planning and production agency that provides the strategy, technology, and AV production to host and broadcast successful virtual or hybrid events. Let’s create something extraordinary together!

77: A sustainable approach to Event Swag & Gifting ft Linsay Moran (unWrapIt)

On the show with me today I have Linsay Moran, Co-Founder, Unwrapit another Canadian, aside from Mahoganey Jones,  that is trying to convince me that poutine is the best dish there is, and since I haven’t yet tried it, I will give her the benefit of the doubt.

Tune into this brand new episode to learn how a non-tech event professional founded a tech startup that is offering sustainable swag and gifting options for events that have the potential to do a whole lot for the environment, what those options are and how do they have the power to engage event attendees in unique ways.

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Connect with Linsay on LinkedIn, or on her website: https://www.unwrapit.com/

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

Let’s chat about your event, and schedule a time that works for you via the 20 min free consultation calendar link.

Original Podcast Music written and produced by Fable Score Music.

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For event and podcast updates, tips, and tricks of the trade, follow us on these social channels:

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

Become a Patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/eventsdemystified 

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If you like our podcast, please show us some love by subscribing to this podcast on your favorite listening platform and following us on YouTube and Instagram.  By leaving a great review and hitting the 5  stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same interests as you. Until next time!

Video Episode


“Events: demystified” Podcast is brought to you by Tree-Fan Events, a woman-owned boutique technical event planning and production agency that provides the strategy, technology, and AV production to host and broadcast successful virtual or hybrid events. Let’s create something extraordinary together!

76: Opportunities await those who seek them ft James Steadman (vMix op)

In this upcoming episode of Events: demystified Podcast, I have had the pleasure of interviewing James Steadman, my nerdy friend, a live-streaming production specialist and vMix operator extraordinaire, and dive together  into:


#vMix streaming best practices for #virtualevents,
– tips for using vMix as a streaming tool for #hybridevents,
– various ways to integrate other technologies like Zoom and the vMix call into pre and post-production work-flow,
– ways to monetize your skills as a vMix tech operator.

To learn more about the vMix software and its features, check out this link here: https://www.vmix.com/software/

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Connect with James on LinkedIn, where he’s fairly active.

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

Let’s chat about your event, and schedule a time that works for you via the 20 min free consultation calendar link.

Original Podcast Music written and produced by Fable Score Music.

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For event and podcast updates, tips, and tricks of the trade, follow us on these social channels:

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

Become a Patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/eventsdemystified 

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If you like our podcast, please show us some love by subscribing to this podcast on your favorite listening platform and following us on YouTube and Instagram.  By leaving a great review and hitting the 5  stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same interests as you. Until next time!

Video Episode


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Rant #8 Live Event Production vs Virtual Event Broadcast

Summary

The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms.― Socrates.

Let me ask you a question. What do you think of when you hear Live Event Production? Does that ring the same in your mind, with Virtual Event Production? Today I am on a rant to discuss the two, and then some. My hope is to demystify the differences that exist between all these digital event terms and where event production intersects with technology to deliver a fantastic event. 

So, if you landed on this Rant by mistake, let me assure you: you’re in the right place, you’re taking the time to learn, brush up on your skills, or even develop new skills and lay down a foundation for what could be new opportunities, and I am so glad you’re here, I appreciate you for carving this time and making the time investment for yourself, but also for your team, your clients and the future of your career in the industry.

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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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Schedule your 20 min free consultation with our virtual and hybrid event experts by following this link.

Original Podcast Music written and produced by Fable Score Music. 

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You can find connect with me 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/

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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If you like our podcast, please show us some love by subscribing to this podcast on your favorite listening platform and following us on Instagram.  By leaving a great review and hitting the 5  stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same interests as you. Until next time! — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/eventsdemystified/message

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74: It’s ok to change your mind and keep evolving ft Jen Salerno

Evolve into the complete person you were intended to be.” Oprah Winfrey

My next featured guest on the Events: demystified Podcast is someone that has been in the event industry for a minute or two, an amazing person you feel drawn to the moment you meet, my dear friend, #eventprof, and fellow event industry podcaster, Jen Salerno, CMP, DES. You’re going to very much enjoy this honest conversation, Jen Salerno is a 20-year veteran of the hospitality & events industry. 

Throughout her career, Jen has worked with and consulted for many of the biggest trade shows in the country and specializes in strengthening the relationship between event planners and the hospitality community. 

Today, she is the owner of JTS Connect, which provides live and virtual event host/emcee and moderating services. She is also the host of The Room Block, the podcast where hospitality and event professionals meet. 

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Connect with Jen on LinkedIn, or on her website:  www.jtsconnect.com 

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

Let’s chat about your event, and schedule a time that works for you via the 20 min free consultation calendar link.

Original Podcast Music written and produced by Fable Score Music.

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For event and podcast updates, tips, and tricks of the trade, follow us on these social channels:

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

Become a Patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/eventsdemystified 

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

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If you like our podcast, please show us some love by subscribing to this podcast on your favorite listening platform and following us on Instagram.  By leaving a great review and hitting the 5  stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same interests as you. Until next time! — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/eventsdemystified/message

Video Episode


“Events: demystified” Podcast is brought to you by Tree-Fan Events, a woman-owned boutique technical event planning and production agency that provides the strategy, technology, and AV production to host and broadcast successful virtual or hybrid events. Let’s create something extraordinary together!

73: Creating change in a segregated event industry ft Jason Brown

On the show with me today I have my dear event production friend, Jason Brown, a multi-faced individual, proud of his almost two decades in the #eventproduction industry as a senior video engineer, LED engineer, projection specialist, and video project manager,

all the while hustling like no other, pursuing many business and personal opportunities, such as building a real-estate empire in Las Vegas, competing in martial and body-building competitions, advancing #diversity #equity #inclusivity change and awareness wherever he goes,  

I mean this guy is amazing and seems to be doing it all, and I am super stoked to have had him on the show.

I’ve personally had the pleasure of working side by side with Jason on a large project down in So Cal and seeing him in action, tackling challenges head-on, troubleshooting on the fly while keeping his cool, acting like the professional he is, while also being so much fun to be around.

Honesty and integrity, along with determination and dedication are indeed Jason’s guiding principles in all aspects of his life. So let’s bring him and get started.

  • Tune into this unique brand new episode in which we demystify show prep, changing trends in video production while also tackling the tough subject of diversity and inclusivity, the challenges and barriers many of us still face in event production, but also the opportunities for growth that as event planner and producers we have to increase representation and build a better community for our events, but also for our event production teams and labor crews.

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Connect with Jason on his website, on LinkedIn, or on Instagram @yournewkeyswithme

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

Let’s chat about your event, and schedule a time that works for you via the 20 min free consultation calendar link.

Original Podcast Music written and produced by Fable Score Music.

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For event and podcast updates, tips, and tricks of the trade, follow us on these social channels:

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

Become a Patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/eventsdemystified 

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

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If you like our podcast, please show us some love by subscribing to this podcast on your favorite listening platform and following us on Instagram.  By leaving a great review and hitting the 5  stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same interests as you. Until next time! — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/eventsdemystified/message

Video Episode


“Events: demystified” Podcast is brought to you by Tree-Fan Events, a woman-owned boutique technical event planning and production agency that provides the strategy, technology, and AV production to host and broadcast successful virtual or hybrid events. Let’s create something extraordinary together!

72: Keep Up so you’re not Kept Out ft Sarah Soliman

With over a decade of experience in Broadcast Journalism and Production, Sarah Soliman brings her producing and reporting experience into her own company, Soliman Productions covering the meetings industry at large, with a team of like-minded creative professionals equipped to respond to all video and photographic requirements. Currently, Sarah is the face and content creator of MPI.tv and works with MPl’s publication, The Meeting Professional to produce year-round video content. Her passion for the industry is also reflected through important industry issues including sexual harassment in meetings and events, working to educate on preventative measures meeting professionals can pro-actively implement into their contingency plans. Sarah hopes to continue inspiring and educating meeting professionals in all facets of their careers through various initiatives she finds great passion in. *

In light of the latest Rant released on May 1st – which has gotten a lot of attention and many direct messages from #womeninAV who have dealt with #toxicmasculinity once or twice in their life, I am so excited to release this episode and the topic discussed which embodies confidence and competence, a sure way to put toxicity down on its paws. Sarah Soliman is an amazing role model, someone that has had to pave her own path and overcome, inspiring and mentoring more women to do the same, and so I have no doubt that you will love today’s episode!

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Connect with Sarah here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahsolimandaudin/ or on Instagram @sarahmariesoliman

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

Let’s chat about your event, and schedule a time that works for you via the 20 min free consultation calendar link.

Original Podcast Music written and produced by Fable Score Music.

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For event and podcast updates, tips, and tricks of the trade, follow us on these social channels:

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

Become a Patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/eventsdemystified 

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

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If you like our podcast, please show us some love by subscribing to this podcast on your favorite listening platform and following us on Instagram.  By leaving a great review and hitting the 5  stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same interests as you. Until next time! — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/eventsdemystified/message

Video Episode


“Events: demystified” Podcast is brought to you by Tree-Fan Events, a woman-owned boutique technical event planning and production agency that provides the strategy, technology, and AV production to host and broadcast successful virtual or hybrid events. Let’s create something extraordinary together!

Rant #7: Toxic masculinity on display in AV event production

Toxic masculinity refers to the notion that some people’s idea of “manliness” perpetuates domination, manipulation, and aggression.

Ok, this Rant literally took me several months of consideration if I should release it or not. It’s not an easy topic to address nor to talk about. In the best-case scenario, I expect to be misunderstood, maybe my motives to be called into question for releasing this episode, and for my experiences to be downplayed. Let it be so then because I know my experience is not an isolated one, and there are many women in the AV event production industry that have quietly carried the weight of their experiences and stories alone, not having the courage to speak up, or being afraid of the consequences to be paid for speaking up.

The truth is, there will always be consequences, that’s the reality of the times we live in, some consequences will be larger than others, some more impactful than others. I am ready to take my share by releasing this episode. You, the listener, be the judge of it and if you do identify even slightly with what I am sharing, please add your voice to the choir. Nobody should have to feel alone when sharing parts of their story.

Let’s be there for each other!

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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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Schedule your 20 min free consultation with our virtual and hybrid event experts by following this link.

Original Podcast Music written and produced by Fable Score Music.

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You can find connect with me 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/

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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If you like our podcast, please show us some love by subscribing to this podcast on your favorite listening platform and following us on Instagram.  By leaving a great review and hitting the 5  stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same interests as you. Until next time! — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/eventsdemystified/message

Video Episode

https://vimeo.com/688177805


“Events: demystified” Podcast is brought to you by Tree-Fan Events, a woman-owned boutique technical event planning and production agency that provides the strategy, technology, and AV production to host and broadcast successful virtual or hybrid events. Let’s create something extraordinary together!

70: The Importance of strategic partnerships to elevate the underdog ft Frank Carlisi

On the show with me today I have Frank Carlisi, Co-Founder and Event Producer for the ExV Agency, where he continues to uplift and empower as many people as possible through his unique events strategies, creative thinking, and dedication to building lasting and authentic relationships with everyone he works with, as we’re demystifying ways in which organizations can better equip themselves with the information, tools, and resources needed for successfully engaging a broad range of partners, other organizations and individuals in their communities to achieve their goals.

During this brand new episode, we are going to:
– demystify the importance of community-focused initiatives and community partnerships in the events industry,
– how to elevate your event to create an unforgettable, elevated guest experience,
– what does it take to create unique events to bring people together or build your brand during the pandemic and beyond.

Three Fun facts about Frank:

  • runs an Event Production and Business Development Agency, however, he is a classically-trained chef,
  • he’s building out an unscripted television docu-series department for his agency, the content will be available on network television in 2022 and beyond,
  • he is the co-founder of a non-profit called WOMEN BUILDING WOMEN which focuses on creating career opportunities through mentorship for women from underserved communities around the USA.

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Connect with Frank here: https://info4561875.wixsite.com/frank-carlisi-exv-ag

Support Women Building Women here: https://givebutter.com/women-building-women

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

Let’s chat about your event, and schedule a time that works for you via the 20 min free consultation calendar link.

Original Podcast Music written and produced by Fable Score Music.

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For event and podcast updates, tips, and tricks of the trade, follow us on these social channels:

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

Become a Patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/eventsdemystified 

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

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If you like our podcast, please show us some love by subscribing to this podcast on your favorite listening platform and following us on Instagram.  By leaving a great review and hitting the 5  stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same interests as you. Until next time! — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/eventsdemystified/message

Video Episode


“Events: demystified” Podcast is brought to you by Tree-Fan Events, a woman-owned boutique technical event planning and production agency that provides the strategy, technology, and AV production to host and broadcast successful virtual or hybrid events. Let’s create something extraordinary together!