Should We Move Away from Excel? Technology Solutions for Event Professionals- Episode 90

December 12, 2017

Excel is not working for event professionals. So what are some good technology solutions for event professionals? Event profs cannot work in a space that you cannot collaborate in. You need collaborative workspaces and technology solutions for event professionals that everyone can access at any time.  If you want to move off excel and into a technology solution that will help you succeed, then this is the episode you are looking for! This week, We have some amazing #EventIcons joining us to talk about their view on this topic. We bet this is the episode you don’t want to miss!

This week our ICONIC guest panelists includes Dahlia El Gazzar (Dahlia Plus INC.), Tess Vismale (Dahlia Plus INC.) Keith Johnston (PlannerWire, LLC) and Michelle Wyatt (CadmiumCD). They’ll be sharing their insights on technology solutions for event professionals, the tricky aspects of using them, and the trends in tech that will make working better for everyone. So Stay tune and enjoy!

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How To Build Your Personal Brand – Episode 89

December 5, 2017

Do you want to build your personal brand but are unsure how to do it? This week, our special guests are going to tell you how to build your brand and make people remember you. They are here to answer all of your questions about this hot topic. We’re excited to get their insider information and to share it with all of you.

In this #EventIcons episode, we have Judi Holler (Holla! Productions LLC), Will Curran (Endless Events), Audrey Gallien (Catalyst Inc.) and Tahira Endean (BCIC) as our guest panelists. They will be sharing how to structure your persona to maximize your brand. So, tune in to hear what they have to say as they share their combined wisdom and experience on how to build your personal brand.

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Tips For The Perfect Event Website – Episode 88

November 28, 2017

Ever want to know the secret to creating the perfect event website? If so, this is your episode! Our special guests this week are the ICONIC Julie Novack (PartySlate) and David Epstein (Bizzabo). They are here teach you everything you know to create a great event website, from the information you need to have on your site to the user experience we have you covered.

They will be answering your questions and sharing tips and tricks for creating your best event website yet. There is a wealth of information! You can’t miss this. So, jump into the video below and watch! This is your one-stop for everything you need to know about the perfect event website!

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Everything You Need to Know About Event Catering- Episode 86

November 14, 2017

Think you know everything about event catering? We bet we can surprise you! Our ICONIC panelists Brandon Maxwell (President of M Culinary Concepts), Michael Stavros (Director of Business Development at M Culinary Concepts), and Chef Michael de Maria (Chief Culinary Officer at M Culinary Concepts) are here to tell us all about event catering!

In this episode, these guys are here to answer all of your questions about catering challenges, how to demanding handle clients, best practice that planners should always abide by, secrets of successful catering businesses and much more. There is a wealth of information! You can’t miss this. So, jump into the video below and watch! This is your one stop for everything you need to know about catering in events!

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Our #EventIcons Favorite Events- Episode 85

November 7, 2017

This week we have a special episode! Our hosts Will Curran (Endless Events), Brandt Krueger (Event Technology Consulting) and Laura Lopez (Social Tables) are sharing their favorite events they have attended. The conversation also covers what events they are looking forward to attending soon! You can’t miss this show!

In other news! We are VERY excited to announce the launch of #EventIcons on Zoom! This is something we have had in the works for awhile, and it’s finally launched! Zoom allows us to go on Facebook Live so tune in and check it out!

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How To Bring Local Flair To Your Event – Episode 84

October 31, 2017

Events are now expected to bring a local feel to their experience! But, how can you bring local flair to your event? We’re going to tell you how! This week our ICONIC guest panelists are Andy Acs (TripScout), Erin Icenhour (Visit Charlotte), and Tressa Rini (Hello! Arizona Destination Management) and they are joining us to answer all of your questions on this topic.

Some topics our guests address in this episode include: advantages of bringing local flair to an event, benefits for planners to choose a unique venue, trends of AR and virtual events and SO MUCH MORE! This is an episode you don’t want to miss!

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Bizzabo – The world’s fastest growing event tech company – Episode 83

October 24, 2017

Do you know Bizzabo started its journey from a garage? Want to know how this popular event tech company has grown into the giant it is today? In this week’s episode, Our ICONIC guests David Epstein (Demand Generation Director at Bizzabo) & Brandon Rafalson (Content Marketing Strategist at Bizzabo) are here to tell us all about it!

In this #EventIcons episode, David and Brandon will be discussing the evolution of Bizzabo. They will be sharing their favorite tech with us and where they see event apps and event marketing tools heading in the near future. There is so much insight to be gained from this episode and we are giving you direct access!

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Are You Creating Sustainable Events? - Episode 82

October 17, 2017

The choices we make in the event industry make a huge impact on our world. Each event we plan, we have a choice to help or hurt our environment as a result of what we create.  How do you go about creating sustainable events? What makes an event sustainable?  If you are curious about creating a “greener” event, you won’t want to miss this!

In today’s episode, Kerem Baran (Boomset), Hans Etman (Masters in Moderation) and Nancy Zavada (MeetGreen) join us to answer all your questions on this hot topic. They’ll  be discussing the trends in creating sustainable events. Furthermore, how to measure sustainability and much more.  Stay tuned for an interesting discussion that you won’t want to miss!

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Show Calling and Production – Everything You Need To Know – Episode 81

October 10, 2017

A show caller (or producer) combines all components of an event to make the show a success. It’s not an easy job! This week our ICONIC guest panel includes Stephen Bowles (Founder of ShoFlo) and Keith Oberfeld (Founder of KBOGroup, Inc.). They will be sharing with us everything you need to know about show calling and production. This episode is one you don’t want to miss!

In this #EventIcons episode, Stephen and Keith will be answering all of your questions and discussing the typical role of show caller, the Shoflo evolution, and how technology impacts a production company. Tune in and find out why show calling and production is the key to success for events.

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  • Shoflo An event production software for live events.
  • KBO Group Planners and producers of shows and events.
  • The Production Channel (an event production blog, podcast, and resource for those who work in the live events industry)
  • Dropbox (secure file sharing and storage)
  • ShowFlow (user programmable, stand alone, show control software that lets you design and program your entire show)
  • Intercom (customer messaging platform)
  • Clear-Com (communications equipment company)
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