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!

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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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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 our live-stream on all of our video channels.