16: A virtual conversation about Virtual Events with a Live-streaming Production House – The AV Dept

Summary

Ok friends, this episode is BIG big! We’re having a conversation today about Virtual Events that strive to make a difference in today’s pandemic, from a Live-streaming Production House’s stand-point. If you’ve followed our previous two episodes this month, you know we’re celebrating one year since coming out here on the air demystifying the world of audio visual and lighting and revealing to you all everything that’s to know related to event productions, behind the scenes tricks of the trade, as well as insightful tips, strategies, tactics and  perspectives which hopefully have helped and will continue to do so, to plan and produce successful events of all types, sizes and formats: in-person, virtual or hybrid. Why is this episode is big? Because I got two very special guests that I’ve known and worked with for more than a decade. Our history goes deep and wide in the world of events. Listen to the full episode to find out who my guests are and the things they have to say about virtual events live streaming, the future of events and what to look out for as far as industry trends go.

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The AV Department LLC can be found at:

https://theavdept.com/   and on Social Media: @theavdept

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15: A virtual conversation about Virtual Events with Brent Berg from Valiant Productions

Summary

If you’ve already tuned into our previous episode aired last Friday, you know we’re celebrating our ONE year anniversary this month, since coming out here on the Air and attempting to demystify the world of audio visual and lighting and revealing to you all everything that’s to know related to event productions, behind the scenes tricks of the trade, as well as  sharing insightful tips, strategies, tactics and  perspectives which hopefully have helped and will continue to do so, to plan and produce successful events of all types, sizes and formats: in-person, virtual or hybrid. And because I wanted to diversify this experience for our listeners and give you a wide range of what it’s like to plan events during the current season, I decided to bring on several different event professionals with different experiences and perspectives regarding virtual events.

In today’s podcast episode, I get to speak with a very important guy and partner at Valiant Productions located in Boise, Idaho, serving and thriving as a full-service audio-visual company in the Treasure Valley. To learn more about Brent Berg, his best in class, state of the art production solutions and the type of events they do over there, tune in and listen to our full episode.

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Valiant Productions can be found at:

https://www.valiantprod.com/ and on Social Media: @valiantprod

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14: A Virtual Conversation about Virtual Events with a Non-Profit Fundraising Expert – Raise Agent

Summary

A virtual conversation about Virtual Events from a Nonprofit Fundraising Expert Point of View, because this month is a huge celebration for us! We’re turning ONE! This July we’re celebrating one year of being on the air aiming to demystify the world of audio visual and lighting for events and revealing to you everything that’s related to event productions, behind the scenes tricks of the trade, as well as  insightful tips, strategies, tactics and  perspectives which hopefully have helped and will continue to do so, to plan and produce successful events of all types, sizes and formats: in-person, virtual or hybrid. Because as we discussed in our previous episode, virtual events, in one capacity or another, are here to stay and we’re excited to have the opportunity to share from the front lines our experience with producing virtual events. In order to diversify this experience for you, our audience, and give you a wide range of what it’s like to plan events during this season, I decided to do something different this month and invite several event professionals from all parts of the event industry to have a virtual conversation about virtual events, and what it’s like to plan events during this time, according to their experience, in this new reality of planning and producing events.

Our first featured guest is Lauren Dully Clark , Principal Consultant and Founder of Raise Agent, based in Portland, Oregon and working with clients throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond. To find out more about Lauren, her highly skilled team that raises the bar to help nonprofit events succeed and how they do it, listen to our full episode.

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Lauren Clark Dully and Raise Agent can be found at:

https://www.raiseagent.com/who.html   and on Social Media: @raiseagent

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13: Event Details to share with your Virtual Event Producer & AV Partner

Summary

To say that a lot has changed in the event space over the last few months is an understatement, but there is some light at the end of the tunnel and we’d like to share with you  a few important virtual event details that you need to provide your event producer or AV partner for a successful event. We’ve already seen some great requests from clients looking to dive back in and we’re excited to see our industry come together to keep it strong. Over the past few months, we have served and assisted many organizations with their virtual events, especially virtual fundraising during a time when many non-profit and for-profit fundraisers have feared that they will not be able to meet their annual budget goals. By pivoting to virtual, as a matter of fact, many of these organizations have raised more than they projected or hoped that they would, some way above previous year’s fundraising. And the good news doesn’t stop there, by going virtual, they’ve opened up to an online audience that otherwise they would have not been able to reach, an audience that could very much become a live in-person audience, in the near future. Virtual events, in one capacity or another, are here to stay and we’re glad to have this opportunity to share with you our tips and experience  on producing virtual events so far, our hope being that more organizations would consider transitioning to virtual events and we could be a fit for you and your virtual event management and production needs.

In this episode I’m going to talk more about virtual events, about the type of information and content you need to consider and have prepared and ready before the date of your virtual event. We are here and ready to partner with you in transitioning your events to virtual, even beyond the post-Covid19 era, going into Hybrid Events – because you know that’s coming. We are taking steps to educate ourselves on ways to make event spaces safe and compliant so that future event attendees feel safe and ready to engage again in-person. Before we go on, download HERE your free RFP template that we will discussing in great detail and exploring together during today’s episode!

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Links mentioned in this Episode:

https://www.marquamauctionagency.com/7-reasons-to-virtually-fundraise-now/

Guide to Virtual Events Technology

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12: Virtual Events Technologies to sustain your events and your business

Summary

First off, a warm and very virtual HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to all of you mothers out there! Today is a day for honoring all the women in our life who support and nurture us, from our sisters to our grandmothers to our mothers in law.  Mothers, in any form motherhood might have taken for – you deserve to be celebrated especially during times such as these! Let’s take a moment to stop and reflect on all of the hard work our mothers do!

COVID-19 has been devastating for most small businesses, including my own. For most event organizers, promoters, music venues, and entities in the live events industry this virus has been a complete “show stopper.” Tens of thousands of live events have been shut down and nobody knows how long the live events ban will last. Event Organizers are faced with an unprecedented crisis that is affecting every city and every state in the United States, and worldwide. The coronavirus is forcing us to make tough decisions on a daily basis.

I will be talking about some of those decisions during today’s Podcast Episode and provide a few tactical steps that can be taken right now to help ensure the long-term survival of our events and our businesses.  Right now is the time to learn something new, embrace the new way of doing events, learn the technology behind it, make an investment in this new knowledge which will pay the best interest long term.

I hope you will join me by tuning in on all major podcasting platforms as we will be exploring this topic together!

Links mentioned in this Episode:

Guide to Virtual Events Technology

https://aftontickets.com/blog/how-to-survive-covid-19-as-a-small-business-or-event-organizer/

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11: Coronavirus Chronicles and what can be done about it

Summary

Four weeks indoors as a family can make a few things clear. You will know if your marriage is stable and if you truly love your children. You will know if you can keep yourself occupied for a lot of hours. You will also know for certain if you love or hate puzzles, science projects and board games.  I always had a feeling I hated puzzles, but was not 100% sure of that until recently. I am now certain; I despise them.

All jokes aside, the reality is, we are all struggling to deal with the recent outbreak of COVID-19 virus, which will have both short- and long-term impact, and moving forward with scenario planning for a range of uncertainties pertaining to proceeding and recovering in the months and even years ahead.  When facing uncertainty or crisis, identifying reliable and timely sources of information is critical to making responsible decisions.  And I totally understand how this is a stressful time for everyone  and people want to know what they can do now to protect themselves and their families.

In this episode I will be talking exactly about that and sharing a bit of my experience in the quarantine.

I hope you will join me by tuning in on all major podcasting platforms as we will be exploring this topic together!

For event and podcast updates, tips and tricks of the trades, find us on Social Media on these channels:

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10: How to prepare for a successful trade show event – IBL Events

Summary

In this episode  I have the honor of interviewing live, Anna Marie Aldinger, the president and owner of IBL Events, one of the largest producers of consumer trade shows in Idaho. We will cover topics such as personal strategies to handle multiple projects at the same time, tips to overcome event stress, the type of return an exhibitor should expect from a trade show, how to create a visually appealing booths, marketing tactics to ensure success before and after exhibiting at a trade show and of course, the growing concerns about the spread and impact of the COVID-19 virus (aka corona virus) and the type of precautions a meeting professionals should take, if and when should they cancel their event and the type of plan that should be in place not just for the organizers but also for venues, keeping attendee’s health and safety on top of mind.

This episode was a lot of fun recording and I sure hope you will tune in on any major podcasting platforms as we will be exploring this new topic together!

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09: Questions to ask your AV Provider/Partner

Summary

In this episode I will be talking about ways of getting the most out of your AV partner,  I will be discussing AV RFPs or proposals, what it takes to hire an AV supplier or vendor and what questions would you be asking when partnering with a new AV provider. While AV provider is used quite a lot in the industry, I like to refer to this title as AV partner, because what you really want out of this relationship is a partnership, you want someone that will have your back and look out for you, will understand your vision, will work tirelessly  towards accomplishing your goals, and will basically provide more than just AV. Remember, you’re hiring a provider to manage a significant portion of your event for you. If you don’t trust them as your partners then they’re not the right fit for you. A true partner will offer input based on their experience & expertise, even in areas that they’re not technically being “paid” to oversee, and that simple act can make a world of difference in the outcome of your next event because you should be looking for more than just an equipment provider. This will be a great topic for any event planner and professional that finds themselves in the position to create such new partnerships and relations. So stick around and let’s explore this topic together!

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08: Event Technology Trends of 2020

Summary

Happy New Year for all of you event professionals out there! May this year, this decade even, signify the greatest successes and achievements of your life! May it be a year filled with plenty of closed deals and opportunities! As the first episode of 2020, I couldn’t find a better topic of discussion than naming and going over the top event tech trends for the coming year. So stick around as I will be going over some amazing tech trends covering different topics, including digital transformation, improved personalization, event data and two most commonly noted: artificial intelligence (AI) and a wide array of applications for virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR). My goal with this Podcast is to bring you the latest event technology tips, ideas, trends and strategies to run successful events, a guide to better understand how event technology is used in events.

Strategy, intelligence, and ideas to make technology work for your event!

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07: Ten Event Project Management Tools [Review]

Summary

During today’s episode, our last episode of 2019 (!), we will uncover some of the best event project management tools, and dive into ten options for your events to keep the hundreds of moving parts organized and all the planning tasks on track, because we all know that events, even the smallest of them have a lot of moving parts and so many elements need detailed management, which is why it’s so important to have a management tool to track it all. With the right tool, you can see all of your to-dos and deadlines, and collaborate with your event planning team. 

If you’re not sure where to start, stay tuned to find out my list of event management tools that will help your next event go off without a hitch!

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