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You Come First: Event Planners & Staying Healthy In 2020

You Come First: Event Planners & Staying Healthy In 2020

February 18, 2020

Get your green smoothie ready to go, because it’s time to talk about staying healthy in 2020! So, it’s no secret to anyone that event planners have one of the most stressful jobs in the world. And it’s not uncommon for the events industry to be considered one of the most draining. But our health is something we should always prioritize. So much so that we’ve even done an episode in the past tackling the topic of burnout. And is there a better time than the year 2020 to start getting serious about your health goals?

This is why we’re happy to welcome Kelly Treadway on this episode of #eventicons. Kelly has been featured on the show before, and she’s here today to expand on the topic of staying healthy in 2020. Today, she joins our lovely hosts Brandt Krueger and Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey for an exciting hour-long conversation packed with tips and advice. So, are you excited to learn more about how you can stay healthy and be better at your job than ever before? Press play and let’s get iconic!

EventIcons Ep 201 - 2020 Event Tech Trends That Will Shape The Year

EventIcons Ep 201 - 2020 Event Tech Trends That Will Shape The Year

February 11, 2020

Welcome to another episode of #eventicons, and this time around we’re talking 2020 event tech trends! If you know Endless, you know we love talking about event tech. So much so, we have another podcast entirely dedicated to the topic. And we thought this would be a great opportunity to bring you a crossover episode. In recent past episodes, we covered several 2020 trends in the industry, including marketing and design. So now it’s time for the 2020 event tech trends to shine!

Joining our amazing hosts Will Curran and Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey are two veterans of the show. We’re very happy to once again welcome Corbin Ball and Jim Spellos. Make sure you take some time to check out the previous episode where we had the pleasure to welcome these incredible people. And once you’re done, feel free to press play and join us on this 2020 event tech trends focused conversation! 

 

#EventIcons 199: World Class Emcees Can Make Or Break Your Event

#EventIcons 199: World Class Emcees Can Make Or Break Your Event

January 30, 2020

Welcome to today’s exciting conversation about MCs for events! And more precisely, how they can make or break your event. Before you join us on this wild ride, make sure you check out one of our previous episodes. It’s all about panels and moderation, and it will serve as a nice prequel for today’s show. Because this week, we’re diving even deeper into the topic of MCs for events. And how you can ensure you choose the absolute best that will help your event be remembered as incredible.

Joining our lovely hosts Will Curran and Alex Plaxen are two amazing guests. First, we have Samme Allen. She is a multi-award winning professional MC, facilitator, and moderator. And her infectious high-energy and positivity have a reputation to get the best out of people. Plus, we also welcome Dan Ram. He is an incredible MC, who’s done incredible things. And these include some pretzel throwing and introducing Will to Ireland. So, click here right now and join us!

#EventIcons Special: 200 Episodes Of Iconic Conversations!

#EventIcons Special: 200 Episodes Of Iconic Conversations!

January 29, 2020

It’s a very special day because it’s an #EventIcons special! That’s right everyone, we are proud to be here today, celebrating 200 episodes of the show. And if you’ve been following us for a while, you know we’ve recently celebrated four years on the air. But because one celebration simply isn’t enough, we’re taking it one step further. There’s cake, confetti, a live concert…okay, maybe not all of that. But you know what? The stuff we have in store for you is even better than all of that!

Guiding us through this week’s journey are our hosts Alex Plaxen, Will Curran, Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey and Brandt Krueger. And we’ve sent an open invitation to all the iconic people who were once part of the show. It’s going to be full of surprise appearances, best-of-moments, recaps, and a whole lot of energy. So, are you excited for the #EventIcons special? Jump on board right now!
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Live From PCMA Convening Leaders 2020: It’s #EventIcons!

Live From PCMA Convening Leaders 2020: It’s #EventIcons!

January 14, 2020

This week's edition of #EventIcons comes to you from PCMA Convening Leaders 2020! It all happened in San Francisco between the 5th and 8th of January. And it was the perfect melting pot of event professionals and industry leaders. Networking was the defining word of the event that saw all sorts of people getting together, discussing ideas, and gaining new insights.

So, whether or not you got the chance to attend, we're giving you the scoop. And that means all things PCMA and event running related! Joining our incredible hosts Linday Martin and Brandt Krueger are Angie Ahrens and Peter Berliner. Angie is the VP of Operations at of Leadercast and Peter is the President of Innovative Entertainment. And they are here today to share all of their best experiences at PCMA Convening Leaders 2020, as well as their perspective on running events. So, are you excited? Then wait no longer and press play, it's time for a new episode of #EventIcons!

#EventIcons 2020 Sneak Peek: New Year, New Content!

#EventIcons 2020 Sneak Peek: New Year, New Content!

January 7, 2020

It's time for an exciting #EventIcons 2020 sneak peek! Because we're not only diving into a new year, but also a new decade, we decided to give you a taste for what's to come. So, you already know that #EventIcons is the show to pay attention to if you want to know what the icons of the events industry are up to. And we've covered some incredible topics the past year, from crisis communication to event planner burnout, women in events, and many, many more.

With four years of incredible episodes behind us, the bar is quite high. But don't worry - we have all the intention to deliver! Joining us today are our iconic hosts Will Curran, Kaitlin Colston, Alex Plaxen, and Lindsay Bilbrey, the powerhouses behind the show. And they are ready to give you an #EventIcons 202 sneak peek to make sure we get your appetite running for what we have in store this new year. So press play and join us on this amazing journey!

The 2020 Event Design Trends That Will Define The New Year

The 2020 Event Design Trends That Will Define The New Year

December 31, 2019

The trends keep on coming, and today we’re tackling 2020 event design trends! Ahead of the new year, the #EventIcons team is laying down the foundation for what’s to come. And we’ve already covered business and marketing trends, so it’s time to get a little more creative. Design is always one of the most exciting topics we cover on the show. And we can guarantee you that the conversation about the future of design in the industry will keep up that pace.

Joining our amazing hosts Alex Plaxen and Brandt Krueger are icons David Merrell and Susie Perelman. David is an experienced designer, storyteller, public speaker, creative mind and puzzle solver. He’s been in the business for 30 years as the owner and creative director for AOO Events, known for the live immersive events. And Susie has decades of experience in events, a thirst to travel the world and a curiosity to explore trends pertaining to design. She uses her experiences to curate linen collections at Mosaic. So, are you ready for this? Then press play, we’re talking 2020 event design trends!

2020 Event Marketing Trends: What Will The New Year Bring?

2020 Event Marketing Trends: What Will The New Year Bring?

December 17, 2019

It's time to dive deep into the world of 2020 event marketing trends! Because it's December, the next episodes of #eventicons will focus on what's to come. And, of course, what these trends mean for our industry. So today, we kickstart this series of episodes with 2020 event marketing trends. As event professionals, marketing is an enormous part of what we do. And being on top of what will change and what will remain the same puts us one step ahead in the game.

To help us out with this exciting conversation, we welcome two iconic guests, Nicole Osibodu and Mark Granovsky. Nicole is an event planner professor at San Diego State University and the President and co-founder of Haute Dokimazo. Mark is the CEO of G2Planet, an enterprise software company that provides corporate event marketing and management solutions to large companies. So, are you ready for this? Press play, it's time for #Eventicons!

Celebrating 4 Years Of Iconic Conversations!

Celebrating 4 Years Of Iconic Conversations!

December 10, 2019
Can you believe we’re actually celebrating yet another Event Icons anniversary? And that’s it’s already been four years since Will Curran began this journey? Either way, and whether you’ve been tuning in since 2015 or you just recently found out about the show, we couldn’t be happier that we get to celebrate with you! Four years of iconic guests, four years of creativity, four years of pushing the boundaries of the events industry. And today, we’re doing a round-up of the year 2019. Our iconic hosts themselves get together for one stellar episode. Welcoming Will Curran, Brandt Krueger, Lindsay Martin, and Alex Plaxen, we’re going over the highlights of the past 12 months.
 
So, what were the best episodes? And which ones got the most love from the audience? What did our hosts learn with all the amazing guests we had? All of this and so much more on the Event Icons anniversary episode. Press play right now and join us in our walk through memory lane!
 
2020 Business Trends and How They Impact Events

2020 Business Trends and How They Impact Events

December 3, 2019

We talk a lot about trends this time of year. And in today’s episode of #EventIcons we’re covering 2020 business trends and how they impact our industry. 2020 is the start of a new year, new decade AND an election year. It’s safe to say 2020 is going to be a big year with new trends and we are covering all that and more today on #EventIcons.

Helping Linsday and Alex forecast the biggest 2020 business trends is the iconic Mike Dominguez, the President & CEO of Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI). ALHI is a Global Sales Organization with a team of nearly 80 professionals located among 26 offices across North America and Europe, ALHI’s serves a membership group of hotels that are Independent Hotels & Independent Brands that are an exclusive luxury collection. Prior to joining ALHI, Michael served in sales leadership positions with MGM Resorts, Loews Hotels, Hyatt Hotels, Starwood Hotels and many more. Michael is also actively involved in leadership roles in the Meetings and Events Industry. Could we have a better guest to help predict trends? We don’t think so! Press play, it’s time for another episode of #EventIcons!

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