What Is PCMA & Convening Leaders? – Episode 42

December 28, 2016

What is PCMA & Convening Leaders? Our special guest host this week, Brandt Krueger, will be interviewing our Iconic Panelists and talking about PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association)! Our Iconic Guests include Carrie Johnson, Senior Program Manager at PCMA and Shannon DeSousa, Director of Sales & Industry Relations at Attendease, and PCMA’s 20 in their 20’s award recipient. These amazing ladies will be discussing the benefits of membership in PCMA, such as networking and expanding your education, and how to get involved/volunteer and make connections! We’re also going to be getting the scoop on PCMA Catalyst, Convening Leaders (Coming Up: January 8-11, 2017 in Austin, TX and in Nashville, TN 2018), Brain Dates, Tech Central, the Learning Lab, and SO MUCH MORE! This is an episode you don’t want to miss! We’re discussing everything you ever wanted to know about PCMA and Convening Leaders!

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Quote of the Day:
“Don’t be afraid of your vendors. They are your partners in success and if you treat them as such, not only will they have your back, but they’ll also be able to give you really good tips and tricks and ensure you’re successful because they have a stake in your gain.” ~Shannon DeSousa

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How To Increase Social Engagement At Events – Episode 41

December 21, 2016

Want to know How to Increase Social Engagement at Events?! Alex Plaxen of LittleBird Told Media is joining us to discuss how he got started in the industry and share his knowledge and expertise with us. Social Media is everything in this day and age! Alex is a true Icon in this area and he is joining us to answer our questions. We’ll discuss how social media allows us to connect with people we might never meet in person, from all over the world, and how this can impact the events industry in so many ways. We’ll also discuss how to properly manage both your in-person audience and your online audience simultaneously, as well as sharing how we can get attendees to use social media at events. These topics and more are on our agenda for today and you will want this information!

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Quote of the Day:
“If you want your attendees engaging on social media at your event, they need to know HOW and WHY. It’s our job to tell them!” ~Alex Plaxen

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  • Mention
  • Awario
  • Hooke Audio – The Hooke Verse is a pair of wireless headphones that incorporate binaural microphones designed to record 3D audio. Specially placed mics in each ear record audio the way the ear actually captures sound.
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2017 Event Trends – Episode 40

December 14, 2016

Our topic this week – 2017 Event Trends! We have some amazing #EventIcons joining us to talk about their predictions for the coming new year. We have Corbin Ball, James Spellos, and Nick Borelli joining us today. They are bringing all of their event knowledge, and their crystal balls, and we’ll be discussing the top events and trends of 2016, as well as what we are expecting in events next year! This episode is not to be missed!

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One Year Of Interviewing Event Industry Icons – Episode 39

December 7, 2016

We are officially celebrating ONE YEAR of Interviewing Event Industry Icons! It’s our anniversary! This is a very special episode of #EventIcons. Our hosts – Will, Laura, and Sean – will be recapping the past year of interviews, guests, and topics. We’re talking industry news and trends, favorite episodes, guests, and resources that have been shared, and who we’d like to have on the show in 2017! We are so excited for you to join us for this episode and lend your input. This show is for YOU – and we want to hear what you, our viewers and subscribers, think.

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