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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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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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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.

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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.

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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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48: Stop leaving hot leads on the table during/after Events ft Ike Singh Kehal (Social27)

Summary

In today’s episode, you get the chance to meet Ike Singh Kehal of Social27, who’s passionate about Virtual Events that Make an Impact, and bringing the best part of in-person events to the virtual world for a greater reach, accessibility, flexibility, and insights than ever before.

Ike is a fascinating entrepreneur that applies the lens of business to some of the most important decisions that need to be made around an event’s format, especially during a time when we’ve been challenged the most to re-imagine what in-person, virtual and hybrid events look like in 2021 and beyond.

Tune in to today’s episode to learn more about Ike, who started his professional career at Microsoft where he focused on partner programs and marketing. He went on to co-found and run four successful organizations, eventually starting Social27, a virtual event platform that has been helping businesses connect digitally throughout the pandemic and beyond, thanks to its innovative virtual and hybrid event platform.

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

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You can find Ike here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ikekehal/

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HYBRID EVENTS

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47: The Importance of A/B comparison testing in Events ft Miguel Neves (EventMB)

Summary

In today’s episode, I have the pleasure of hosting Miguel Neves, EventMB’s Editor-in-Chief who likes to describe himself as a “curious creator and caring curator of computerized content and a conscious connector of charismatic characters’. Miguel lives and breathes the event tech sector and is deeply engaged in the global online community of event professionals. He is a Portuguese soul who built a career in the UK and is now raising a young family in southern Denmark.

Tune into today’s episode as Miguel and I will be discussing and

  •  demystifying the future of events as he sees it,  
  • the importance of A/B comparison testing in order to produce and host successful events,
  • what a proper hybrid event should and could look like, 
  • content planning for the full event cycle as well as, 
  • the approval process that goes into generating meaningful content that informs, involves and entertains, and much more.

“Events: demystified” Podcastis brought to you by Tree-Fan Eventsand your ah-mazing host is Anca Trifan.

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You can find Miguel here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/miguelseve

Also, on social @miguelseven

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Podcast Magazine Feature

Super grateful for the opportunity to have had Events: demystified featured in the Technology category of the Podcast Magazine, thanks to Laura Steward’s interviewing skills to get this story out, something that I haven’t shared with anyone yet, which is hilarious knowing how outspoken and obnoxiously open I tend to be as a podcast host.

I’m also super thankful for all the loyal listeners of the Events: demystified Podcast that made this feature possible. You are the rockstars of this story!

I hope my story of grit, determination and passion for doing what I love will inspire some of you to go after your own dreams, no matter how wild they might seem.

I hope you get beyond whatever limitations you might have and go after that which your heart longs for! Now go get a copy of the magazine and read the whole story!

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45: Community Over Competition ft Mary & Logan, Hosts of Better Events Podcast

Summary

On today’s episode of “Events: demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events,  your host, Anca. Today I have the honor of hosting not one, but TWO featured guests, good friends of mine, event professionals, live-streamers and podcast hosts and discuss what “Community Over Competition” means, how does it actually play out in events, and why the success of an event depends highly on working with the right event professionals.”Community over Competition” is a topic very near’n’dear to my heart and the fact that I get to discuss it with Mary Davidson of EP Events LLCand Logan Clements of Logan Strategy Group, both of them the hosts of Better Events Podcast, well that is a major treat! 

We will be live-streaming an extended pre-recorded video version of this episode on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Youtube. Subscribe to any of these channels to receive a reminder every time we go LIVE.

PS: Check out this episode where Anca got featured on the Better Events Podcast

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You can learn more about Mary here: https://epevents.org/

You can learn more about Logan here: https://www.loganstrategygroup.com/

Also, on social @epeventsllc @loganstrategygroup_events @bettereventspod

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44: The Secret Weapon to a Successful Trade Show – Virtual or Hybrid ft Jim Cermak (Tradeshow University)

Summary

On today’s episode of “Events: demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events,  your host, Anca, and her featured guest, James Cermak, host of the Tradeshow University Podcast are discussing best strategies that event organizers can take and practically apply towards the planning of a successful virtual or hybrid trade show. We’ll also give exhibitors something to take home, such as ideas the secret weapon to having a successful experience setting up and creating booth flow that doesn’t take away from generating leads and making meaningful connections. 

Free offer to our Listeners:

PS: Check out this episode where Anca is speaking on the Tradeshow Univesity Podcast

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You can learn more about Jim here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jimcermak/

Also, on social @tradeshowuniversity

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Video Episode

We will be streaming LIVE an extended video version of the audio episode on Friday (Aug 27th) at 12 pm PT/ 1 pm MT/3 pm ET on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Youtube. Pick a destination and join us LIVE. Or subscribe to these channels to receive a reminder every time we go LIVE.

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43: Branding Tips and Tools for your Virtual/Hybrid Events ft Swire Ho (Garuda Promo)

Summary

On today’s episode of “Events: demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events and your host, Anca, we are tackling all things promotional, branding and marketing and ways in which event organizers can deliver ROI to their sponsors, engage and delight their virtual/in-person audiences and market their event in a clever and creative way. And since marketing is not really my first language, or second, I have with me on the show today, Swire Ho aka #thepromoguy, from Garuda Promo, a branding solution company that serves organizations large and small with fun, out of the box, creative promotional items. A couple of fun facts about Swire:

  • he is a proud SFG1 certified kettlebell instructor from #StrongFirst,
  • the host of a podcast called “The Small Business Show” 

We will be streaming LIVE a video extended version of this episode on Friday (Aug 13th) at 9am PT/10am MT/12pm ET on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Youtube. Pick a destination and join us LIVE. Or subscribe to our channels on YouTube to receive a reminder every time we go LIVE.

Check out the episode Anca, our host got featured on “The Small Business Show” not too long ago: https://youtu.be/Z645HfAZbdM

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You can learn more about Swire Ho here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/swire-ho-thepromoguy-6b90631/ Also, on social @garudapromo

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42: Starting & Funding a Nonprofit or a Charity ft Travis Johnson (The Nonprofit Architect)

Summary

This is “Events: demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events with your host, Anca.  When you have a cause you care about and have gone as far as you can on your own to champion it, it might be time to start your own nonprofit charity to spread your work to a wider audience. Starting a charity can be a big undertaking, but there are basic steps to follow to make sure yours gets started on the right foot and so that’s what we will cover in today’s episode with my guest, Travis Johnson from The Nonprofit Architect.

We will be streaming LIVE a video extended version of this episode on Friday (July 30th) at 9am PT/10am MT/12pm ET on LinkedIn, Facebook and Youtube. https://youtu.be/rU6ThAfsiu4

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You can find Travis here: https://linktr.ee/nonprofitarchitect

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41: Experience Design for Virtual + Hybrid Events ft John Pistotti (Endless Events)

Summary

This is “Events: demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events with your host, Anca. While the work of a good planner is to make sure the event goes off without a hitch, the work of great event designers is to make that event memorable by allowing the creative juices to start flowing freely in order to create the feel, look, and atmosphere that not only matches the brand or the cause but also impresses attendees and leaves them with a positive memory long after the event is over. With that thought in mind, join me for a fun conversation around experience design solutions for virtual and hybrid events with experience architect, John Pistotti of Endless Events.

A few fun facts about John:
– his first job was as banquet staff for parties at the Playboy Mansion, LA
– he worked as a sushi chef,
– he was also an adventure guide leading trips up Half Dome in Yosemite, midnight snowshoeing in Lake Tahoe, and mountain biking in Santa Cruz.

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You can find John here:

www.linkedin.com/in/johnpistotti

www.twitter.com/johnpistott

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40: Elevating your Fundraiser from Virtual to Hybrid ft Samantha Swaim (Swaim Strategies)

Summary

This is “Events: demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events with your host, Anca, and on today’s episode I have the pleasure of interviewing Samantha Swaim of Swaim Strategies. Sam, as friends and friendors candidly call her, has more than 20 years of event planning and fundraising expertise. She founded Swaim Strategies, a fundraising event consultancy, in 2004, working with nonprofit organizations to produce impactful events locally and internationally, and move missions forward. Samantha is also the co-author of “Planning a Successful Major Donor Event” and the founder of the Annual Elevate Fundraising Conference. She travels internationally to teach nonprofit professionals the tools they need to elevate their impact through events.A few fun facts about our featured guest:

  • Sam used to work for the Grammys,
  • she has been producing fundraising events for 20+ years,
  • she adopted two puppies during COVID.

During today’s episode, we discuss topics such as:- the future of fundraising events post-Covid,- the top 3 mistakes to avoid when hosting a hybrid fundraising event,- the associated cost to planning and producing a hybrid event vs an in-person event,- the best way to manage expectations for a client that:

  • has either hosted a virtual event in 2020 and is now considering a hybrid, or
  • has never hosted a virtual event before and is just diving into this hybrid event format,

– top tips on connecting the virtual vs in-person communities together – ways to monetize your event on a 365-day basis without sacrificing the user experience for attendees,- decision fatigue, mental health practices, and a few more topics you would love to hear all about.

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You can find Samantha here:

https://swaimstrategies.com/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/samantha-swaim-she-her-a28a9a4/

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39: The current state of Hybrid Events with Julius Solaris (Swapcard)

Summary

This is “Events: demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events with your host, Anca. HUGE honor to feature Julius Solaris on today’s episode, currently the head of engagement at Swapcard, previously known as the founder and editor in chief of EventMB, acquired in 2019 by Skift, the largest and most influential travel media company worldwide.

Julius has always been (secretly, and not so secretly) one of my heroes in event tech and to interview one of the most influential individuals in the meetings industry by many magazines and media for the past 10 years has been beyond cool, especially as we’re kicking off our Anniversary special month of weekly episodes!

During today’s episode, 

– we get some of Julius’s behind the scene thoughts from MPI’s WEC in Vegas that just happened recently, one of the first in-person events that he attended since the onset of the pandemic, 

the challenge of engagement with virtual and now hybrid events,

– we take a peek into Julius’s crystal ball to find out what the next event trends might be for Fall of 2021/Spring of 2022,

– how to best use the tech tools at hand tobetter design a memorable event experience,

– and of course, mental health and what does Julius does to relax and keep his mind sharp.

Tune in for way more thoughts and tips shared by Julius during today’s episode!

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You can find Julius on these social channels:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliussolaris/

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38: Kicking Off our Podcast’s Two Year Anniversary Celebration from the Woods

Summary

“Events: demystified” Podcast turns TWO this month – can you believe it?! With that, we’re kicking off the anniversary celebration with an amazing line-up of featured guests that you won’t want to miss! Tune in in this short K/O introduction to find out who our guests are, what we will be covering during each one of the new upcoming episodes to be released EACH FRIDAY in JULY!

If you’re listening to this episode, you might also want to watch this LIVE on Friday, July 2nd at 10am MT / 9am PT on our Facebook and YouTube pages, as well as our LinkedIn profile, so you’re fully in the know with what’s happening behind the scenes, in the woods, surviving another animal attack, reminiscence of last year’s episode recorded in some other Idaho forest, only this time I get to introduce our amazing line-up airing out every Friday in July but also busting into moves on our brand new remix by Fable Score of our podcast theme song!

This is brought to you by Tree-Fan Events and I’m your host, Anca, super excited about what’s in store for our listeners this month!

Oh, and BTW, connect with me via WHATSAPP at #208.985.8620, and send me your feedback, suggestions, ideas for future topics and/or guests!

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37: The Makings of Great Communities IRL & Hybrid with Dan Berger (Social Tables Founder)

Summary

This is “Events: demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events and I’m your host, Anca. On today’s episode I have Dan Berger, the Founder and former CEO of Social Tables – and if you’ve been in events for at least a day, you’ve most likely heard and used Social Tables for your events – which he sold to Cvent in October of 2018. Prior to Social Tables, Dan worked in management consulting and served as a member of Congress. 

During today’s episode we get to demystify the idea of community, what does it mean for a post-pandemic world, what does it look like in the marketplace and ultimately, how do you build it for events moving forward with IRL & Hybrid. 

In Dan’s own words: “Belonging serves as an overall indicator of whether or not you’ve successfully built a real Community. Communities should feel exclusive to those who are a part of them. Why? Part of who we are is defined by who we aren’t. When everyone belongs, no one belongs.”

Stay tuned for additional tips shared by Dan, a true entrepreneur at heart, that left quite a legacy behind at Social Tables.

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You can find Dan on these social channels:

https://www.danjberger.com/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/danberger

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https://treefanevents.com/hybrid-event-services/

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36: Standing in your power as a female live-streamer with Marisa Cali (Live on Social Now)

Summary

This is “Events: demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events  with your Host, Anca. On today’s show I have Marisa Cali,  a virtual event producer from San Diego who supports the advancements of women in sports and inspires her community to be present for the conversations that matter.

A few fun facts about Marisa:

  • mindfulness & meditation has helped her tremendously and she hopes to inspire this practice in others as well,
  • women in tech is something she’s passionate about and encourages other women to not be afraid of,
  • work/life balance is the key to business growth.

During today’s episode we will touch on and discuss topics such as:

  • the most significant barrier that to overcome as a woman working in a predominately male-dominated niche
  • what does it mean to stand in your power as a female live-streamer
  • do’s and dont’s of Live Streaming
  • fool-proof streaming strategy
  • balance work and life responsibilities

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You can find Marisa on these channels:

http://www.instagram.com/liveonsocialnow

http://www.twitter.com/liveonsocialnow

http://www.liveonsocialnow.com

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35: The call for transparency in Virtual and Hybrid Event Production with Andy Johnson (AndX)

Summary

Well hello there! And welcome to a brand new episode of “Events: demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events.

For some refreshing honest truth, authenticity, transparency in event productions – mixed with laughter – tune into today’s episode with Andy Johnson ofAndXwith whom we get to demystify and discuss:

  • why transparency is so important for an event’s success,
  • why just because someone gives you money, you shouldn’t work with them,
  • why supporting your team is doing yourself a favor as a business owner,
  • what differentiates an Wow client from an Ow client,
  • the main struggles when transitioning from doing in-person live events to producing virtual events and now back to in-person/hybrid events.

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Find more about Andy and the AndX team here: https://andx.us/

Find Andy Johnson on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andy-johnson-59890888/

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

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Podcast Website:  https://eventsdemystified.com 

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32: A Mental Tool to Slay Your Giant plus Five Free Live-streaming Tools

Summary

This is “Events: demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events and I’m  your host, Anca.   

What should you expect from this episode? 

Firstly, I will share a few  thoughts with you since I just celebrated this past weekend another trip  around the Sun and I am so grateful for being here, being alive and  well!   

And (not) lastly, in the second part of the episode, I will share the five  free tools I kept drumming about  that I use frequently during my production of virtual events,  especially if like me, you’re sometimes solo-producing and  live-streaming events.   

So, let’s dive right into today’s episode!   

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Blog post related to the second part of the episode:  

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David & Goliath inspirational paraphrased with permission, courtesy of Marcus Taylor @unlockelevation 

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/treefan_events

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30: The New Role of a Benefit Auctioneer in Virtual Fundraising with Zack Krone, BAS

Summary

Welcome to a new episode of “Events: demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events, with your host, Anca.

To celebrate our 30th episode in style, I’ve invited with me on the air, a featured guest that knows how to have a good time and how-to enable his audience to have a fantastic time as well!  The president and founder of California Coast Auctions and co-founder of Idaho Benefit Events, Zach Krone, has designed his business with one goal in mind: to unite the world of entertainment with the world of fundraising. In 2019, Zack has done an impressive 265 in-person events and 54 virtual events in 2020. He believes that the spirit, community, and excitement of a live auction is the best way to raise money, awareness, and generate interest in an organization and that you have to give people a reason to walk through your doors, or in a virtual format, stay glued to a screen, and the best way to do that is by entertaining and inspiring people in the process. Tune in for a fantastic episode with Benefit Auctioneer Specialist, Virtual Fundraising Expert, Zack Krone!

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You can find Zack on LinkedIn or on Instagram @zackkrone_auctioneer

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46: Living and leading in live and business with passion ft Carey Smolensky (CSP Worldwide)

Summary

With me on the “Events: demystified” Podcast – sponsored by Tree-Fan Events, I have Carey Smolensky, a Husband, Father, “Papa C” to his grandson, Dynamic Businessman, Event Producer, Multi-Faceted Entertainer, Author, Recording Artist, and Entrepreneur. Carey believes that change and growth are the keys to innovation and he is constantly looking to evolve both personally and professionally to continually live his life with passion. Author of Living Life with Passion and Helping Others, Carey has turned his book into an annual experience; The Passion Summit, as the next logical step in sharing the ability to live life passionately while helping others, and during this episode, we’ll be talking about how you can live with passion personally and professionally especially in a current world of events.

In Carey’s own words: Believe in yourself and know that you have what it takes. Keep moving towards your goals and never look back. Keep persevering and look for the right opportunities in life because if you don’t, they will not find you.”

Download your free Blueprint for Finding Your Passion (chapter 3 of Carey’s book):https://www.thepassionsummit.com/blueprint

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You can learn more about Carey here: https://www.careysmolensky.com

Also, on social @careysmolensky

The Passion Summit: https://www.ThePassionSummit.com/

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