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97: Adapting to a post-Covid pre-recession event landscape ft Melissa Park

I know you’ve been expectantly waiting for a brand new episode to drop after the LONG break in November (because November was crazy hot with back-to-back traveling for hybrid events) – and so, WE’RE BACK!! 

On this new episode of the current “𝐖𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧 𝐁𝐞𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐬 𝐈𝐧 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬” season, 

I have invited Melissa Park to join me for a conversation centered around: 

  • Event budgeting and how to adapt in a post-covid & pre-recession landscape,
  • Tips for going from struggling to sold-out events (with engaged attendees),
  • How to beat (and come back) from burnout as an event professional – oy vey, how we need this one! 

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Melissa Park is the founder and CEO of Melissa Park Events, an award-winning global event company specializing in creating high-impact live and virtual experiences. She is the creator of The Mel-Factor Method, a contributing writer to numerous publications, and a sought-after keynote speaker and panelist. Park has been named on the BizBash 500 Most Influential Event Pros list two years running, a 40 Under 40 by Connect Corporate, Rising Star in Events by Smart Meetings, and one of Special Events’ 25 Young Event Pros to Watch.

UNIQUE FACTS 

  • She splits her time between the US and Australia producing events, speaking, and consulting,
  • She has a track record of turning struggling events into sold-out experiences.

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Connect with Melissa on these channels:

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

Let’s chat about your event, and schedule a time that works for you via the 20 min free consultation 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: @eventsdemystifiedpodcast 

SUBSCRIBE to our BRAND NEW YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2_hOoPp_DhYCvaH2SznPNw

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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, in-person or hybrid events. 
  • Let’s create something extraordinary together!
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96: Strong Back, Soft Front ft Jeniffer Bello (JB Experiences)

One of my favorite upcoming featured guests highlighted during the current Events: demystified Podcast‘s “𝐖𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧 𝐁𝐞𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐬 𝐈𝐧 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬” season, is Jeniffer Bello, CMP, one of my newest friends made during the several industry trade shows, conferences, and FAM trips that we kept running into each other, which made it feel like it was meant to be, a friendship match made in heaven.

Jen is my kind of girl: different, bold, and confident in her own skin.

She doesn’t apologize for who she is and she doesn’t dim her light just because she might not be everyone’s cup of tea.

Talking to her made me feel like I am talking to my twin self and I for once, felt like I belonged. And for someone like me, feeling like belonging to something or someone, is a HUGE deal. So, without further ado, here’s Jen’s bio.

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Jeniffer Bello, CMP – President and Executive Producer; Experiential Design, Meeting Planning with a Purpose, Production Management, Destination Sourcing, and everything in between. 

UNIQUE FACTS

  • Her multicultural background and experience allow her to design and produce experiences for diverse audiences. As a minority, she understands the value of inclusion and brings that into her meetings and events,
  • She went to school for Scenic and Lighting Design and worked in the technical side of theatre and media production for a good period of time, and she continues to work in Media Production (short films, documentaries, promotional videos, and reels) and every once in a while likes to work on a play,
  • She has a strong background in Digital Marketing and Branding and now uses this knowledge to help brands create unique experiences for her attendees that fully represent them. It also allows her to always have the guests at the center of the experience.

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Connect with Jen on these channels:

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

Let’s chat about your event, and schedule a time that works for you via the 20 min free consultation 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: @eventsdemystifiedpodcast  — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/eventsdemystified/message

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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!

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95: Sprinkle just a little bit of joy and see it coming back to you ft Cindi Cohn (Author of “More Joy”)

Continuing the conversation with some amazing 𝐖𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧 𝐁𝐞𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐬 𝐈𝐧 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬, I had the honor of interviewing back in July, Cindi☀️ Cohn, soon-to-be at the time author of “More Joy”, now published, also professional emcee, and in her own words: “the Queen of JOY and overuse of exclamation marks!!!!!!!!!!!!!”, and I must add, the queen of LinkedIn engagement, a woman on fire and on a mission to improve corporate performance one smile at a time.

Cindi Cohn is a dynamic, energetic, and experienced virtual educator with over 20 years in the virtual space, who now has used her gifts to help companies increase connection, creativity, and wellness for their virtual employees (remote teams) and it is a true gift to the attendees.

Today’s Discussion Topics include:

  • staying joyful in dark times and how it can be done,
  • Wellness: self-care tips for wellness, social media, negative news, negative people… 
  • LinkedIn: when you develop real relationships with people…it is not a numbers game
  • Paying it forward

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You can connect with Cindi on LinkedIn, as well as on Instagram @cinbin87

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

Let’s chat about your event, and schedule a time that works for you via the 20 min free consultation 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: @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 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! — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/eventsdemystified/message

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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!

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94: Creativity stems from limited resources ft Rumbi Chigumira (FOH Engineer)

Tune into our newest episode ft Rumbi Chigumira, from Johannesburg, South Africa, and get a look behind the scenes in the world of a house of worship sound engineer and media tech who’s equal parts passionate about servant leadership as well as technology, media, learning, and growing in her skills and knowledge, as well as inspiring the next generation of women to pursue careers in live sound engineering and event production.

Today’s discussion topics include:

  • Growth comes with stepping out of your comfort zone,
  • Maximizing value and excellence with limited resources,
  • Continuous learning and openness to adapt and its connection to leadership.

Rumbi is also passionate about equipping other church tech teams in smaller growing churches which led her to start a blog, where she shares her learnings and her journey on how to use limited resources creatively, and many other topics useful to the tech and media teams, such as The Tech Team checklist

She’s also the host of a Podcast called Masithethe, which means “Let’s talk” – a personal podcast where she focuses on community and topics related to everyday life experiences.

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You can connect with Rumbi on her website, on LinkedIn, as well as on Instagram @resoundingrue

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

Let’s chat about your event, and schedule a time that works for you via the 20 min free consultation 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: @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 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! — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/eventsdemystified/message

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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!

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93: Be Intentional. Be Impactful. Have Boundaries. ft Erika Kurlovitz (AKIRE Prod)

On yet another fantastic episode of the 𝐖𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧 𝐁𝐞𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐬 𝐈𝐧 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 series, we’re featuring another kick-a$$ fantastic guest, Erika Kurlovitz, President & Executive Producer AKIRE Productions – passionate, storyteller, designer and connector who has produced many notable events, as we demystify the world of events, women in events, and the secret to creating intentionally designed impactful event experiences.

Erika Kulovitz has developed her career in events & marketing for over 15 years. Throughout her career, she has produced large-scale corporate events and non-profit galas, across the country. Her background covers a wide span of the in-person and virtual events industry: show director, scenic set design, creative multimedia concepts, technical, stage management, and entertainment management. 

Erika brings her creativity, décor design expertise and knowledge to the teams she works with and her clients. Erika is a CSEP (Certified Special Event Professional) and she’s the recipient of many awards, including one of the Top 25 Young Event Pros to Watch (2015) by Special Events Magazine.

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You can connect with Erika on her website, as well as on social @akire_productions 

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

Let’s chat about your event, and schedule a time that works for you via the 20 min free consultation 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: @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 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! — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/eventsdemystified/message

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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!

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92: The Metaverse and how it can fit into your event strategy ft Valerie Bihet (VIBE Agency)

As we continue into our 𝐖𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧 𝐁𝐞𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐬 𝐈𝐧 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 journey of highlighting amazing #behindthescenes women in events, tech and event productions, we’re gonna glimpse for a moment into the #Metaverse, what it is, what it can mean for your events, as well as what type of events it is for.

We’re also going to dig deep into finding out what it takes for a small business and/or agency to survive during a recession with today’s guest, Valerie Bihet of the VIBE Agency, who’s a testament to the fact that it’s possible, not just to survive but to thrive.

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You can connect with Valerie on her website at https://www.thevibeagency.com, as well as on LinkedIn, and Instagram, 

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

Let’s chat about your event, and schedule a time that works for you via the 20 min free consultation 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: @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 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! — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/eventsdemystified/message

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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!

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91: The Best Event Experiences Were The Ones I was Most Afraid To Work on ft Annette Jukes (Small Prints)

Our new season, highlighting 𝐖𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧 𝐁𝐞𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐬 𝐈𝐧 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 continues with another fantastic live event production female, a very meticulous graphic operator extraordinaire, Annette Jukes, the owner of Small Prints, a graphic designer for print, digital and live events, PowerPoint and Keynote expert, content manager, and event specialist. She used to work in publishing, web, multimedia, and promotional design before becoming a freelancer 12 years ago. Her experience covers all aspects of design from brand development and advertising to shop interiors.

Tune into this unique brand new episode… to find out what are the dos and don’ts, tips, tricks & shortcuts of live event presentation graphics, simple suggestions for compiling content assets for presenters that make a big difference, and what to do when something goes wrong on stage.

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You can connect with Annette on her website at www.smallprintsdesign.com,

as well as on social, on Instagram: @smallprintsdesign

And on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/annette-jukes-small-prints/

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

Let’s chat about your event, and schedule a time that works for you via the 20 min free consultation 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: @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 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! — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/eventsdemystified/message

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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!

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90: The world of AV & Pro Audio, flash news: it’s all dudes ft Samantha Potter (Allen & Heath)

As we continue with another kick a$$ woman in AV and event productions part of the SEASON FIVE – WOMEN BEHIND THE SCENES IN EVENTS AND EVENT PRODUCTIONS, it is my great pleasure to introduce to you,

Samantha Potter – Audio Engineer & Install Empress, currently at Allen & Heath USA serving as the manager of the installation and commercial audio. With a diverse background in AV/IT, production management, and system design, she also serves as a senior editor and author for ProSoundWeb, Church Sound Magazine, and Live Sound International. 

Growing up a classical musician, Samantha discovered live sound by way of the studio and eventually began developing curricula for houses of worship while managing the production of funk and R&B bands in the midwest.

Her show, Church Sound Podcast, can be found on all major podcasting platforms.

UNIQUE FACTS

  • Started in studio work
  • Love the blend of computers and technology with live events/music

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Just a quick review, if this is your first time listening to the podcast, this season has been on my mind for many moons and it’s been a long time in the making. I am super stoked to introduce and interview many bad-a$$ women behind the scenes and in front of scenes, in events and event productions, and so in the next few episodes we will take some time to share their journey in the area of expertise they’re each championing, the challenges they had to overcome and the passion that drives them to stay and keep pushing forward in a male-dominated field.

Stay tuned for some spectacular humans joining me on the air in the upcoming weeks!

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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 link.

Original Podcast Music written and produced by Fable Score Music.

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September will be the launch of our brand new season: Women Behind the Scenes in Events. Stay tuned for some fantastic featured guests!

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 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! — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/eventsdemystified/message

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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!

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89: The fundamentals of Producing Epic Event Experiences ft Tahira Endean (IMEX)

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My next special featured guest on the Events: demystified Podcast part of the “WOMEN BEHIND THE SCENES IN EVENTS & EVENT PRODUCTION” is an #eventprofs I’ve been following for a while because she’s THAT rad, Tahira Endean, CITP,CMP,DES,CED – head of Programme IMEX and author of the Intentional Event Design, Our Professional Opportunity (2017), a textbook for anyone in the events industry, passionate about planning and producing events designed well.

Tune into this episode scheduled to be released Friday, Sept 9th, and gather some knowledge from an event industry veteran, someone so committed to the industry that she’s been recognized globally for a wide range of contributions, including a

-> SmartMeetings Women in Meetings Visionary (2021),
-> MeetingsToday Top 20 Trendsetter (2018), a
-> MeetingsNet Changemaker (2016),
-> the MPI BC Chapter Mentor of the Year (2018) and
-> in 2015 Tahira was inducted into the Meetings Canada Hall of Fame in the Big Idea category.

TAHIRA has earned her CITP Certified Incentive Travel Professional, DES Digital Event Strategist, CMP Certified Meeting Professional, and CED Certified Event Designer to augment her Professional Instructors Diploma, Event Management Diploma and Bachelor of Hospitality Management. 

Tahira is committed to the industry and has been recognized for a range of contributions, including a SmartMeetings Women in Meetings Visionary (2021), MeetingsToday Top 20 Trendsetter (2018), a MeetingsNet Changemaker (2016), the MPI BC Chapter Mentor of the Year (2018) and in 2015 Tahira was inducted into the Meetings Canada Hall of Fame in the Big Idea category. Tahira contributed to the 9th edition of the CIC Manual which provides the framework for the CMP studies and has had the opportunity to speak around the globe for a variety of event industry conferences.

Tahira also contributed to the 9th edition of the CIC Manual which provides the framework for the CMP studies and has had the opportunity to speak around the globe for a variety of event industry conferences.

Tahira is a curious event producer, passionate about intentional event design in live, virtual and hybrid formats and how we can use technology to enhance the human experience at events and every day. A believer in life-long learning she is midway through her Masters of Science in Creativity and Change Leadership.

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Connect with Tahira on LinkedIn or on her website: http://intentionaleventdesign.ca

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

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

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88: Kicking off Season FIVE: Women BTS in Events and Event Production ft Maggie Harker

It’s with great honor that I have the pleasure to invite to join me as I kick off a brand new season: 

WOMEN BEHIND THE SCENES IN EVENTS AND EVENT PRODUCTION

This season has been on my mind for many moons and it’s been a long time in the making. I am super stoked to introduce and interview some badass women in the next few episodes and have them share their journey in the area of expertise they’re championing, the challenges they had to overcome, and the passion that drives them to stay and keep pushing forward in a male-dominated field. 

Stay tuned for some spectacular humans joining me on the air in the upcoming weeks! 

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The kick-off follows with an ON AIR episode featuring MAGGIE HARKER – Senior Manager, Event Scheduling at Freeman Company, a live event professional with 20 years of experience as a technician, stage manager, producer, show caller, production manager, and labor manager for theater, conventions, corporate events, and touring shows.

Maggie is entering her 21st year of producing and supporting live events and connecting with humans in impactful ways, which has brought a source of light to her life even in very dark times!  Aside from all that, she’s a mom, she’s worked almost every role in live events, and she ran 13 marathons in two countries and 4 states, including an Ultra-Marathon!

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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 link.

Original Podcast Music written and produced by Fable Score Music.

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September will be the launch of our brand new season: Women Behind the Scenes in Events. Stay tuned for some fantastic featured guests!

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 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! — 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!

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Rant #11: Keeping healthy and fit during long show/event days

“You will never know your limits unless you push yourself to them”.

As the world of events started to open back up, many #eventprofs (including myself) have been packing their bags a whole lot this summer after an almost two-year downtime, and so re-learning what staying healthy while on the road and long events days remains a big priority, especially amid COVID-19.

Tune into this brand new rant as I am demystifying the complex dilemma of keeping healthy, eating healthy, and sticking to a fitness routine during long show days and weeks that run one into each other.

Throw a fitness bodybuilding competition into the mix, and let’s see how can one handle it…

PS: Do send my way your positive vibes, prayers, etc, and wish me luck as I am deep in Prep this week, in the midst of Peak Week, and I will be traveling to the WA state for the Olympic Natural INBF competition that will take place on Sept 3rd. A lot of hard work went into the package I’ll be presenting on stage. 

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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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“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!

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86: What is Salesforce and why do your events need it ft Matt Frank (Blackthorn.io)

Latest on the Events: demystified Podcast is our interview with Matthew Frank, the Director of Technology Evangelism & Product Marketing at Blackthorn.io, during which we take on to demystify:

– the common pitfalls in the event management space and how to solve them,

– how to get the most out of your hybrid event with Salesforce,

– strategies necessary to ensure sensitive data remains secure during the transition back to in-person events, and

– what event metrics event technology should capture and their impact.

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Matt Frank is a Denver resident and avid music enthusiast, with one goal in mind: to empower organizations with apps that delight and, simply put, ‘just work.’ Connect with Matt on LinkedIn, or on his company’s website.

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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 link.

Original Podcast Music written and produced by Fable Score Music.

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September will be the launch of our brand new season: Women Behind the Scenes in Events. Stay tuned for some fantastic featured guests!

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 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! — 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!

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85: Changing the atmosphere around you with your abundant energy ft Angel Marie Monachelli

Tune into this unique brand new episode to learn from our fire-cracker featured guest, Angel Marie Monachelli, the creator of the Shine On Movement, a ​six-time best-selling author ​known to many as the energizer bunny at virtual, hybrid, and in-person events, 

  • how to raise the energy of your events, especially in the digital and hybrid realm, and
  • how to eliminate the zoomed-out zombies by connecting your audience to energy, confidence, and joy.

Learn There Three Secrets You NEED To Know About Raising Your Energy: http://freegiftfromangelmarie.com/

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Connect with Angel Marie on LinkedIn, or on her website.

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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 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 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! — 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!

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RANT #10: Competent vs Likable – can a boss female be both?

Summary

Women, unlike men, are rarely perceived to be both competent and likable.”

Today’s RANT dives deep into the likability dilemma for women leaders or boss ladies, competence vs liability, a topic very much inspired by a recent TED talk I listened to, as well as some real-world case studies and recent event experiences from the world of AV event productions.

You can fill a room with studies on leadership that hail the importance of being a likable, honest, caring, and modest boss, but the truth is, as much as we talk about it, in the marketplace, that’s not what people want most. When people have a chance to choose whom to work with, and their own success depends in part on those people, a new study finds that cold competence becomes more important and likability less so.

When money is on the line, in other words, most people would rather work for a very competent jerk than a nice but less competent boss. 

Tune into this brand new RANT to find out where I fall on this debate continuum and if you agree with me, or disagree.

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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


“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!

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83: PR Tips and tricks for the event professional ft Meghan Ely (OFD Consulting)

Tune into today’s episode in which my featured guest, Meghan Ely, CWIP, a Certified Wedding Industry Professional, OFD Consulting owner that loves to combine her years of in-the-trenches event experience with a love of wedding PR, will explore and demystify the world of public relations especially as it relates to events and weddings to empower you to take your business and/or event to new heights.

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Connect with Meghan on LinkedIn, or on her website.

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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 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 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! — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/eventsdemystified/message

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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!

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82: Building meaningful connections while becoming a master communicator ft Brenden K. (Master Talk)

One of my biggest pet peeves in personal and business relationships is poor communication. And so I started asking myself, how does one get better at communicating?  Is it nature or nurtured skill set?

To answer the question I invited a MASTER COMMUNICATOR, Brenden Kumarasamy, founder of MasterTalk, where he coaches ambitious executives & entrepreneurs to become the top 1% communicators in their industry. He also has a popular YouTube channel called MasterTalk, with the goal of providing free access to communication tools for everyone in the world.

Fun fact about Brenden, he can karaoke in 8 languages, while speaking 3 fluently: English, French, and Tamil.

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Connect with Brenden on LinkedIn, or on YouTube

Check out his tips:  5 advanced public speaking tips

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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 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 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! — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/eventsdemystified/message

VIDEO PODCAST


“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!

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81: Not hired but inspired to produce events that transform ft Marlene Robinson

On the show with me today I have Marlene Robinson,  event producer, and personal development expert who after 20 yrs in corporate America,  left her career job and moved to Idaho where she plugged herself into the community by orchestrating retreats and events that grew into city-wide events for women with hundreds in the audience. Find out how COVID-19 stopped her in her tracks, but not for long and how she managed to turn lemons into lemonade by being resourceful, resilient, and relentless in her pursuit of following her passions.

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Connect with Marlene on LinkedIn, or on Facebook

Check out Marlene’s GIFT:  10 tips for producing outstanding events

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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 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 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! — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/eventsdemystified/message

Video Podcast


“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!

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80: Third-year Anni Kick-off: a one-year recap reel

Happy 3rd year anniversary “Events: demystified” Podcast!

What a ride it’s been and we’re only getting started! 

In this kick-off episode of the 3 yr anniversary, I was thinking that one awesome way to thank many of the featured guests of the past year is by creating a highlighting reel of each of last year’s featured guests. If any of these reels, their words and the topic discussed resonates with you, I invite you to go back and listen to that episode.

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

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

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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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“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!


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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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:

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 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!

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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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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 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!

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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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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 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!

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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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“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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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69: Post-Covid Contracts and Negotiation Tips ft Brittney Shea Cobb

On the show with me today I have a beautiful inside and out, equal parts sweet and sass, Brittney Shea Cobb,  a Global Meeting Planner with Innov8 Meetings+Events, and a well-rounded leader in the hospitality industry with over 15 years of experience ranging in the hotel, casino, food & beverage, and special events.

Tune into this brand new episode in which we will:

  • explore and demystify the world of contracts in the events and hospitality world, 
  • how you can negotiate a strong contract for your event that protects you and your organization, 
  • guidelines, value adds, must-ask questions cheat sheet, and 
  • how has force majeure changed our contracts for the better or worse?

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Connect with Brittney via these channels:

Instagram: @BrittneySheaCobb / Facebook: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brittneycobb

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brittneycobb

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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!

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68: The future of sustainable events is Regenerative Ag ft Jason Marmon

Summary

Have you heard of the SEEDS Principle before? Neither have we until we met today’s guest, Jason Marmon, Director of US Energy, Environmental Sciences, Sustainability, & Social Entrepreneurship, a social entrepreneur and a humbled optimist who will talk to us today about actionable sustainability and what it takes to coordinate sustainable solutions through the SEEDS principle, as well as event coordination and organization of sustainable events and social entrepreneurship before and post-Covid. 

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Connect with Jason on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jason-marmon/ 

Learn more about the Carbon Summit here: https://www.boisestate.edu/sustainability/carbon-summit-22/

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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, schedule a time that works for you via the 20 min free consultation calendar link.

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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

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RANT #6: Releasing “upgraded” Anca Trifan 4.0 version

Summary

The April 1st RANT features 𝒂 𝒎𝒂𝒋𝒐𝒓 𝒓𝒆𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒆: Anca Trifan (/’treefʌn/) CMP, DES 4.0 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐮𝐩𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝟒.𝟎 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧!

Join me on the Events: demystified Podcast as I celebrate someone I rarely get to celebrate: myself! It’s my birthday, it’s a MAJOR one and I’m sharing some of the lessons learned in the last 40 trips around the sun, those are a LOT of trips around the sun, yet I’ve never felt better and more confident in my life, so cheers to that! 🥳

PS: Also, is it confidence or arrogance to admit you’re hotter turning 40 than you were turning 20? I will let you all decide. I promise I’ll be fine either way.

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.

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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/

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/694897485

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66: Overcoming the fear of failure in events ft Thuy Diep, CGSP, DMCP, CSEP (Haute)

Summary

During today’s episode, you’re guaranteed to get a fresh dose of energy and optimism from a pint-size nuclear energy bomb, my featured guest Thuy Diep, CGSP, DMCP, CSEP – Senior Experience Designer at the Austin-based full-service creative & event agency, Haute. She continues to positively impact the #EventProfs industry as the 2021 BizBash’s Top 500 Influential Event Professionals and 2020 40 under 40 honorees (which we now both have in common) and today, she’s bringing a fresh perspective to our audience on these three important topics:

  • how to overcome the imposter syndrome as a refugee and first-gen immigrant, 
  • work-life balance when you’re involved in many things and live your passion in many ways,
  • overcoming the fear of failure, especially in an industry where admitting failure is kind of taboo.

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Connect with Thuy via these channels:

Instagram: @thuyndiep 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThuyDiepCheer and

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thuydiep

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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, schedule a time that works for you via the 20 min free consultation calendar link.

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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

Stay tuned for the video version of the episode to go LIVE today, March 25th at 11:05 am PST/2:05 pm EST on all of our video platforms: YouTubeFacebookTwitchTwitter, and Linkedin Live channels. Subscribe to any of these channels to stay in the loop.

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RANT #5: Can color influence our moods and emotions?

Summary

“Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions” Pablo Picasso 

Did you ever feel anxious in a yellow room?

Does the color blue make you feel calm and relaxed? 

In the 5th rant brought to you by Events: demystified Podcast, I’m making the case for color and what a powerful communication tool it is, and how it can be used to signal action, influence mood, and even influence physiological reactions.

I am also sharing how I am totally fond of this one particular color that inspired higher thinking in me during a situation when I was about to unleash a nuclear amount of passion onto someone that had it coming for them.

But I didn’t and I’m so proud of myself, and I’m possibly crediting my self-control to this one color that you might wanna surround yourself with, during stressful situations.

Also, this if not news, artists and interior designers have long believed to be true: color can dramatically affect moods, feelings, and emotions. However, your feelings about color are often deeply personal and rooted in your own experience or culture.

Tune in to find out how this certain color has inspired a level of generosity beyond anything else I’ve ever seen before!

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.

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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/

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

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64: Trade Shows and virtual, how well do they mix ft Nick Aldinger (IBL Events)

Summary

Almost to the date, beginning of 2020 I was sitting down, in my studio, with IBL Events co-founder, Anna Marie Aldinger recording Episode #10 and discussing trade shows and the news of this new virus that we didn’t know much about at the time… How much has our world has changed since then? 

And so, circling back on the show today I have Nick Aldinger, the CEO of IBL Events, one of Idaho’s largest producers of trade shows and conferences, and we get to answer that question, as well as explore a few interesting topics during today’s conversation, such as leadership lessons learned during challenging times, embracing change and finding a new business stream during a time when most event organizers, especially in the tradeshow space, struggled to stay afloat, and how do trade shows perform in the virtual event space. 

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You can find more about Nick here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickaldinger/

IBL Events: https://www.iblevents.com/shows

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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, schedule a time that works for you via the 20 min free consultation calendar link.

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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

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RANT #4: My Event Is Better Than Yours

“I will not reason and compare: my business is to create.” – William Blake

In the 4th rant brought to you by Events: demystified Podcast, I am getting a bit annoyed at everyone that pretends that their event is better than all the other events out there, regardless if it’s coming from a planner, a producer, a supplier, vendor, organizer or client. If you’ve been in the industry for a while like I have, the chances are there’s nothing new under the sun and you’ve seen it all. 

Living under the presumption that you are the only one capable to plan, produce, execute said event, and making it so unique, the aliens would like to get your number, it’s egotism and arrogance.

Somewhere down the line I also go into event platforms that are just as presumptions and once you get me started there, who knows where else I’ll go?

 Guess you’ll have to tune in and find out!

And side note, the NEW series: “She said WHAT? The Rant Series” –  is 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.

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.

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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/

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!

Video Episode

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62: Hybrid Events in 2022: same, same but different ft Megan Martin, CMP, DES, MPA

Summary

During this episode, I get to sit down with Megan Martin, CMP, DES, MPA of JUNO, an event strategist with advanced training and extensive experience in strategic meeting management, event development and planning, virtual and hybrid events, educational programs, and association management. Some of the topics that we will be covering: 

  • The economic impact of events,
  • Designing hybrid event experiences,
  • The need and importance of always thinking creatively/innovatively

A few things about Megan Martin. She has been working in the hospitality industry for over a decade. Megan has worked in the hospitality industry for over 15 years as a business event professional, an affiliate faculty member at Metropolitan State University of Denver School of Hospitality, Events, and Tourism, and now as an account executive with JUNO. Megan earned her bachelor’s in communications from Columbus State University and obtained her master’s degree in public administration from Kennesaw State University. She has also earned her Certified Meeting Professional and Digital Event Strategists designations. Megan has extensive volunteer experience with many industry organizations and is currently serving as Immediate Past President of the PCMA Rocky Mountain Chapter. Megan grew up on the east coast and currently lives in Montana. She is an avid baker and home chef that loves spending time with her dogs, Montana and Byrd, and partner, Jason.

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You can find more about Megan here: https://MeganMartinCMP.com

Or connect with her on here: https://www.instagram.com/MeetingsMegan

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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, schedule a time that works for you via the 20 min free consultation calendar link.

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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

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RANT #03: Must be aware of our choice of words

Summary

“Words are free. It’s how you use them that may cost you.” – Unknown

In this 3rd rant brought to you by Events: demystified Podcast, I am repeating myself, not because I’ve got nothing better to do, but because I just ran into a similar situation in which the AV supplier I was working with used the “AV guys” term several times during our conversation, even as I was visibly annoyed by how unaware they were and I couldn’t wait to explain why them using those were in that context felt like an insult to me and all (not many, but still – and why is that I wonder?!) the amazing female AV techs that I have worked with for the past almost two decades of AV production. And if I must repeat myself like a broken record until everyone gets the memo, let it be so! 

And side note, the NEW series: “She said WHAT? The Rant Series” –  is 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.

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.

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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/

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

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60: Intentional Event Design that crafts meaningful event experiences ft Anthony Vade

Summary

Tune into this brand new episode in which we will explore and demystify several topics related to event design, including:

  • how and why intentional event design is vital to create events with impact, 
  • how the human-centered design is the wave of the future for all business, not just for events,
  • what is intentional event design and why should we care about it?

For this topic, I brought on Anthony Vade, CED, Director North America, Event Design Collective GmbH, Innovative High-stakes Event Design. Proudly known as an instigator, creator, and change agent, for over 20 years he has helped event stakeholders create meaningful and memorable connections with attendees.

He has worked with the largest audiovisual, event tech, and event production companies in the industry. Designing and executing large-scale conferences, corporate and entertainment events in virtual, hybrid, and live scenarios. He continues to push experience design boundaries in his role as the North American Director with Event Design Collective.

A couple of fun facts about Anthony:

  • He is a World Explorer that has worked on events as varied as Music Festivals and Concert touring to medical conventions and television production.
  • He studied Archeology in the university with a focus on Human Evolution, which gave him a passion for evolutionary psychology which he applies in event design regularly.

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You can find Anthony on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthonyvade

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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, schedule a time that works for you via the 20 min free consultation calendar link.

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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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RANT #02: Flash-news: your crystal ball is broken

“Trying to predict the future is a loser’s game.” – Ken Liu


In this 2nd rant brought to you by Events: demystified Podcast, I am questioning the logic behind some of the event decisions made to go back to in-person full-steam ahead with what seemed to have been little considerations to how the attendees might feel about it, especially the ones who are not yet comfortable to join large gatherings, yet are left without an option because your event does not give them one. 

I must profess from the get-go and say that some of my passion so visibly expressed does not mean harm nor ill intentions, it is my way of expressing a ton of feelings and sentiments on any particular topic which I feel strongly about. It might come across as belligerence,  but rest assured, it is purely genuine passion because the NEW series: “She said WHAT? The Rant Series” –  is 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. 

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Website: https://eventsdemystified.com/

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

Email me: podcast at treefanevents.com

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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.

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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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Tree-Fan Events offers Hybrid Event Production Services:

HYBRID EVENTS

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