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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How to Engage Your Live Stream Audience – Episode 80

October 3, 2017

It is now an expectation that events have an online aspect. Anyone can add an online element, but how do you make that element valuable and engage your live stream audience?  Strategic thinking is required to organize and provide a positive remote experience. There is no point to be live if you are not going to engage actively with your remote viewers. Need more ideas on how to improve engagement with your audiences? Check this out! 

In this episode of #EventIcons our guests Martin Shepherdly of Be There Global (UK) Ltd and Paul Cook of Planet Planit guide us through how to create a fantastic remote experience, and the best tips for remote engagement. Watch below to ensure your remote audience feels engaged and part of your next event!

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