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

Summary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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34: Transitioning gracefully to in-person fundraising events with AJ Steinberg (Queen Bee Fundraising)

Summary

In this brand new episode of “Events: demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events, I have the honor of sharing the airwaves with the wonderful “queen bee” AJ Steinberg who will delight you with her tips and expertise in event-based fundraising as she’s set to change the world one event at the time! During today’s episode we touch on: 

👉 sponsorship strategies for events, 

👉 treating your AV production vendors as your partners “in crime” when producing successful events, 

👉 hybrid fundraising events likened to houseboats, and 

👉 fundraising tips and strategies on how to gracefully transition back to in-person events now that we’re ready to do that. 

Bring a notebook and tune into the full Podcast Episode for all the tips!

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Find more about A.J. here: https://www.queenbeefundraising.com/

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33: Out-of-the-box Hybrid Event Experiences and Models with Will Curran (Endless Events)

Summary

Welcome to a new episode of “Events: demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events, with your host, Anca. In this episode, I have the honor of interviewing a special guest: Will Curran, Head Einstein at Endless Events. Will and I had a little too much fun enjoying our newly formed connection but also touched on some very important things such as: 

👉 how crisis can be turned onto its head as an opportunity for growth and the valuable lessons learned there,

👉 a couple of brand new hybrid event models (Electron model?), 

👉 the difference in mindset around Hybrid 1.0 vs Hybrid 2.0,

👉 how can you design a Hybrid 2.0 experience for your virtual and IRL audience, and

👉 the difference between FOMO and JOMO in digital community models.

You will truly enjoy this episode so go ahead and dive right into today’s episode!    

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Find more about Will here: https://willcurran.com/

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/treefan_events 

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

Summary

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

What should you expect from this episode? 

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

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

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

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Blog post related to the second part of the episode:  

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

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VIDEO EPISODE

31: The Importance of Time Management & Friendors when Planning Virtual Events with Emme Pumarega (EJP Events)

Summary

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

On the show with me today I have Emee Pumarega of EJP Events, a veteran of the hospitality and event industry, who began working in hospitality and events over 20 years ago, bringing  a world of event knowledge in handling events as diverse as all-weekend wedding bashes; international activist conferences; and corporate milestone celebrations. We will be discussing time management when planning virtual events (meetings and conferences) and other important tips related to networking and surrounding yourself with friendors that support your virtual event’s production.

A few fun facts about Emee:

– she is the child of immigrants from the Philippines; herself and her siblings and I are the first of our family to be born in the US,

– she once thought she would be a scientist or researcher and studied science at Yale,

– she finds the recent surge of storytelling in business interesting, and always wants to reference it back to Indigenous culture and practice rather than think of it as a purely business or US American practice that “comes out of nowhere”.

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You can find Emee on LinkedIn or on Instagram @ejpevents

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I welcome your feedback and suggestions via social media direct messaging or email at podcast@treefanevents.com 

If you liked what you heard, please show us some love by subscribing to this podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or your favorite listening platform. By leaving a great review and hitting the 5 stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same interests as you. Here’s to joy, purpose, happiness & health! Until next time! — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/treefanevents-podcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/treefanevents-podcast/support

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

Summary

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

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

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You can find Zack on LinkedIn or on Instagram @zackkrone_auctioneer

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VIDEO EPISODE

29: If content is King, Engagement is Queen for Virtual Events with Bruce Rosard (ARIVAL)

Summary

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

Today’s episode features an incredible event professional that’s been around the event industry for a while, probably before I was born (not to make him sound old, just very experienced!). Bruce Rosard has already proven to be an influential figure for this podcast, one of the main influencers to have made a really good case for us changing the podcast’s name to reflect more accurately the topics discussed and capture the interest of more event professionals wanting to expend their expertise in the world of events, may they be virtual, hybrid or in-person. 

During today’s episode, Bruce will share a wealth of information on creating real and authentic engagement during your virtual events, as well as tips on how to generate interest for your online event with content that truly engage an online audience in this new and wild world of virtual and hybrid events. 

So buckle up and let’s dive in!

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You can find Bruce on LinkedIn,  and via email: bruce@arival.travel 

Find out more about ARIVAL, as well as insight, resources and research relevant to this large community of creators of tours, activities, attractions & unique experiences. 

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28: The Business of Virtual Weddings and Events with Ashley Hawks (Forever Bride & EideCom)

Summary

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

Today we get to tackle the subject of virtual weddings and events, uncover marketing strategies for weddings, virtual and hybrid events and much more with my featured guest, Ashley Hawks of Forever Bride and EideCom Event Productions from Minneapolis, Minnesota. A few fun facts about Ashley: she grew up in her mother-owned bridal shop where she learned hands-on everything she knows about business and marketing, she has no college degree yet has been a force in the business/marketing/sales world for almost 20 years, she designed and helped develop a fantastic virtual platform for the wedding industry (Foreverbride.com) which is now being used by EideCom to help organizations  across the country produce virtual & hybrid conferences,  trade shows, and multi-day meetings. The platform is called SECOND STAGE.

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You can find Ashley on LinkedIn,  and on Instagram @ashleyxhawks

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I welcome your feedback and suggestions via social media direct messaging or email at podcast@treefanevents.com If you liked what you heard, please show us some love by subscribing to this podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or your favorite listening platform. By leaving a great review and hitting the 5 stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same interests as you.

Here’s to joy, happiness, warmth and health! Until next time!

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VIDEO EPISODE

27: From an Event Producer’s Corner – a candid conversation with Tim Blackton (former Nike EP)

Summary

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

In today’s episode, we’re diving into the role of an Event Producer for events and seeing things from a producer’s corner (perspective), with Timothy Blackton, former Senior Event Producer at Nike World Headquarters in Oregon, where he planed, coordinated and performed World Class live productions and where he also worked with mentionable clients such as Nike, KFC, Cole Haan, Converse, North Face, Adidas & Freightliner to name a few. He’s a Creative Producer, Director, Writer and Actor on a fun independent short film entitled, “TECHS: Behind the Scene of the People Behind the Scene”,  a refreshing and hilarious comedy that first screened last fall at the Portland Comedy Film Festival where it earned a Best Comedy Film Award Nomination. Stay tuned for tips on producing & management styles that empower your team, how-to deal with an event that goes sideways, what makes for a great team, and of course, tips for personal being in a challenging industry.

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You can find Tim on LinkedIn,  and on Twitter and Instagram @revtimmyb 

Watch TECHS here: https://youtu.be/ut24UgZlHdY

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Here’s to joy, happiness, warmth and health! Until next time!

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26: Event Technology Trends of 2021

Summary

Welcome to a new episode of “Events: demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events, with your host, Anca. Now that 2020 is behind us, welcome to 2021! Hope you all had a great holiday season, wishing you all a happy and… a different kind of new year!

In the first episode of 2021, we will cover a few emerging trends this year, such a technology and production, what will make a great hybrid experience for events, what is a micro-event experience, how is tech being repurposed to serve the current needs in the event industry as it’s embarking for a hybrid event format and more… 

Stay tuned and don’t forget to hit subscribe so you get notified of new podcast episodes as they come out as we’ve got quite the line up this spring!

Mentioned in this episode:

Virtual Fundraising Case Studies

Please contact us here to get a free copy of the strategy roadmap for transitioning from an in-person gala to a virtual event.

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