Trends in Incentive Programs – Episode 122

July 31, 2018

Incentive programs are a big piece of the events industry. The expectations for incentive programs continue to change. It’s no longer only salespeople that are getting rewarded. Companies are focusing on many other aspects and objectives to reward too such as customer retention.  As an event planner, you need to be ready and aware of these changes!

In this episode of #EventIcons our iconic guests Padraic Gilligan of SoolNua, and Megg Withinton of Intellective Group will cover everything you need to know about incentive programs. They will cover the differences between incentive organizations. Next, our guests will answer, how hospitality trends are being included in today’s incentive programs. What has changed in what companies are looking for in their incentive trip experiences and so much more. You don’t want to miss this episode if you are planning incentive programs! Speaking of planning, check out our corporate event planning checklist for more ideas!

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How To Succeed With Event Operations – Episode 121

July 24, 2018

What is event operations? Well, it depends on who you ask but to us, event operations are the people behind your event that you often don’t see and hear. They are the team at your event doing the actual execution. Operations do everything they can to keep your event running smoothly, from organizing execution to creating processes.

In today’s episode of #EventIcons our guests Chris Roberts of EventOps, Liz Lathan of Haute Dokimazo are here to talk about everything needed to succeed in event operations. From the skillsets needed for a career in event operations to measuring success in operations with metrics we have you covered! If you want to make sure your event is running smooth then you can’t afford to miss this episode!

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#MeToo Movement and Its Impact on Events – Episode 120

July 10, 2018

The #Metoo movement is an international movement against sexual harassment and assault. It has empowered people throughout the world and given a voice to the voiceless. As long as you haven’t been under a rock you have seen the movement gaining power in Hollywood and beyond. It is not a trend or a fad. It’s not new, it’s real and here to stay. It also doesn’t only affect women, men and women alike need to be apart of this and work together to end sexual harassment and assault. Like all industries, the event industry has been affected by these issues as well. Today we will be looking at the many nuances of this movement and what we can do in the meetings and events industry to support equality and communication about this issue.

In today’s episode of #EventIcons our guests Sarah Soliman of Soliman Productions and  Courtney Stanley of CS Consultingare going to take us through the difficult topics the #MeToo movement encompass. They will discuss what some common misconceptions people have about the movement are. When we plan meetings and events, what can we do to create safe zones and safe places at our events? What organizations can do, how to approach problems you see, as well as new resources. This is an incredibly powerful episode you do not want to miss regarding the important and powerful #MeToo Movement!

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Behind The Scenes with INBOUND – Episode – 119

July 3, 2018

INBOUND is arguably one of the most-watched, must-attend events in our current times. Everyone wants to go. The event continues to attract an incredible audience around brilliant programming and content. Content is at the heart of everything they do. The speaker line up is buzzworthy and has included in the past huge names such as Michelle Obama and John Cena. With the launch of the INBOUND Studio they now even have a year-round content, all focused on the business of growing business.

In today’s episode our iconic guests Kim Darling, Laura Moran, Elijah Clark-Ginsberg. and Meghan Kenney of INBOUND. They will be giving us insight into how they choose and curate content for the event. The team will share how they break up the types of sessions to make them exciting and effective.  They will explain how they bring in the right speakers, how they evaluate and improve their content, setting expectations and so much more. You really don’t want to miss this!

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