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Lifestyle and event design expert Preston Bailey reveals how his focus on personal growth has been the root of his professional success, answering your questions along the way. Not only will he share the secrets, tools, and technologies behind his extraordinary ability to transform spaces into theatrical environments; you’ll also discover more about the man behind the magic. Learn the methods of meditation, mindfulness, and self-discovery Preston uses that can help you find the balance you’ve been searching for in your own creative endeavors. Preston will welcome to the show some of the many notable celebrity clients he has worked with, along with members of the PB team. These conversations will illustrate how they helped Preston bring their clients’ wedding and event dreams from plans on paper to an experience full of life for all the senses. With each episode, he will take you beyond just a deep dive into design and toward a journey to grow yourself right along with your business. Turn your own life’s visions into reality!

Lifestyle and event design expert Preston Bailey reveals how his focus on personal growth has been the root of his professional success, answering your questions along the way. Not only will he share the secrets, tools, and technologies behind his extraordinary ability to transform spaces into theatrical environments; you’ll also discover more about the man behind the magic. Learn the methods of meditation, mindfulness, and self-discovery Preston uses that can help you find the balance you’ve been searching for in your own creative endeavors. Preston will welcome to the show some of the many notable celebrity clients he has worked with, along with members of the PB team. These conversations will illustrate how they helped Preston bring their clients’ wedding and event dreams from plans on paper to an experience full of life for all the senses. With each episode, he will take you beyond just a deep dive into design and toward a journey to grow yourself right along with your business. Turn your own life’s visions into reality!

Location:

United States

Description:

Lifestyle and event design expert Preston Bailey reveals how his focus on personal growth has been the root of his professional success, answering your questions along the way. Not only will he share the secrets, tools, and technologies behind his extraordinary ability to transform spaces into theatrical environments; you’ll also discover more about the man behind the magic. Learn the methods of meditation, mindfulness, and self-discovery Preston uses that can help you find the balance you’ve been searching for in your own creative endeavors. Preston will welcome to the show some of the many notable celebrity clients he has worked with, along with members of the PB team. These conversations will illustrate how they helped Preston bring their clients’ wedding and event dreams from plans on paper to an experience full of life for all the senses. With each episode, he will take you beyond just a deep dive into design and toward a journey to grow yourself right along with your business. Turn your own life’s visions into reality!

Language:

English


Episodes

18: Gregory Van Glaanen Weygel: Preston’s Protégé-Turned-Producer on Spirituality in Business

4/7/2022
On this special episode of Preston's podcast, he is joined by one of his own former protégés, Gregory Van Glaanen Weygel, to relive their journeys. They discuss faith and success, Gregory's bad side (known as "The Beast"), handling office gossip, and so much more. And, they even retell the first time Gregory joined in to produce with Preston and what he learned about himself under pressure. Listen in and enjoy... Links & Resources: Host: Preston Bailey Guest: Gregory Van Glaanen...

Duration:00:31:05

17: Preston Opens Up About His Creative Process and How to Move Forward Post-Covid

3/24/2022
As we are coming out of the pandemic, we are bringing things back to the beginning while also turning the tables. On today's episode, Preston welcomes Wedding Biz Network Founder and Executive Producer, Andy Kushner--host of The Wedding Biz podcast. Andy takes the host seat and interviews Preston about his journey through the pandemic. And, Andy gets Preston to take a deep dive into his creative process and how he stays inspired. They discuss nurturing client relationships, the struggles...

Duration:00:30:05

16: The Memories that Blossom

3/3/2022
This is definitely Preston's most personal episode, yet! His guest today is one of his FAVORITE people in the world--his husband, Theo Bleckmann! Theo is a massively accomplished musician with two Grammy nominations under his belt. And, in this episode, they take you down memory lane--sharing how they met and also discussing what makes a couple work, their own relationship challenges, supporting each other's demanding careers, and so much more. Listen in and enjoy... Links &...

Duration:00:26:42

15: Keeping Cool Under Pressure

2/10/2022
Preston's guest today is a luxury planner with achievements and accolades that rival other top planners in the business. After proving herself by working under other brands, Kaitlin Donaldson launched All the Best Moments in New York in 2020--bringing her dynamic experience and passion for curating exceptional events to a growing portfolio of clients. She and Preston discuss how helpful it is to educate luxury clients on the processes involved in planning a wedding, in order to help manage...

Duration:00:33:17

14: The Golden Age of Events with Erin Halley, Presented by On the Move Entertainment

1/27/2022
Preston is joined by Event Manager and Producer, Erin Halley, to discuss his favorite subject as events are booming back--money and budgets! How does this new age of events affect the three service areas of Preston's business: designing, planning, and execution. Erin shares her secret in discussing budgets with clients. How do you not let the fees scare the clients away? And, what are the silver linings to a potential client walking away, due to sticker shock? Listen in as Preston and Erin...

Duration:00:37:43

13: Crafting an Atmosphere with Darren Olarsch

1/13/2022
Preston is joined by one of his long-time friends, Darren Olarsch--an entertainment producer at the absolute top of the game! The Founder of New York-based On The Move Entertainment, Darren has been producing INCREDIBLE entertainment for events since 1993--collaborating with his clients on a level that few others do. And that commitment paired with his true passion for creating an unforgettable experience makes him deliver an atmosphere that reflects his clients' personalities and thrills...

Duration:00:29:08

12: Business is Back, but Preston Wants to Know if You are Ready

7/1/2021
Preston discusses the excitement that we are getting from clients as they begin to give us new business. However, he believes that safety isn't the only thing that needs to change post-COVID. As we begin to get more work, we need to reevaluate how we are pricing, negotiating, and finding team members. Listen in... Links & Resources: Host: Preston Bailey Show Info, Episodes, and Notes: StopAndSmellTheRosesPodcast.com Have a question for Preston? Record a voice message and be featured on...

Duration:00:15:26

11: Defining an Event Producer with Nadine Jervis--Creator of the Title

6/10/2021
Today, Preston discusses how to produce a successful event that the client feels was worth the spend with the master of Event Production, Nadine Jervis. She has over 20 years experience making wedding fantasies come true. The Producer at Large at Preston Bailey, Nadine also continues to work with other globally renowned event designers like Norma Cohen, Marcy Blum, and Jeff Leatham. Nadine and Preston discuss how they literally created the title “Event Producer” before that was even a thing....

Duration:00:50:29

10: Learn from Preston’s Mentor of Over 40 Years, Celebrity Interior Designer Vicente Wolf

5/27/2021
Preston and celebrity interior designer, Vicente Wolf, discuss how Vicente is the reason Preston touched his first flower. Vicente has advised Preston throughout his over 40-year career. Learn about how they have kept relevant in their industries and continue to find inspiration--as well as practical tips on how to charge a client and presenting designs that sell. Listen in... Links & Resources: Host: Preston Bailey Guest: Celebrity Interior Designer Vicente Wolf | Follow Vicente on...

Duration:01:05:01

9: Mindy Weiss on Event Planning for the Kardashians, Plus Managing the Covid Crisis and Your Crew

5/13/2021
Join Preston as he invites celebrity wedding planner and author of The Wedding Book, Mindy Weiss to the show. From Kim’s first birthday to her wedding to Kanye, we have Mindy to thank for the amazing Kardashian celebrations we follow on social media. Preston and Mindy discuss dealing with the pandemic, celebrities, and the one thing Mindy will not tolerate from a client. They talk through their team dynamics and how to deal with employees that become like family and those that move on for...

Duration:00:50:30

8: A Peek into Publicity with Publicist Tracey Jordan

4/22/2021
Take a peek with Preston behind the publicity curtain with publicist-to-the-stars, Tracey Jordan. Tracey has represented quite the portfolio of clients, including the late Aretha Franklin. In this conversation, Tracey explains why hiring a publicist to work with you can be such an accelerator of your brand's growth. If you've ever considered hiring a publicist, Tracey and Preston will quickly uncover for you why NOW is the time to do it. Then, Tracey sheds light on her key advice for where...

Duration:00:41:46

7: Taxes 101 with Specialist Zellerita McNight

4/8/2021
Taxes. Taxes. Taxes! As the deadline looms for us all, Preston invites a tax specialist to answer ALL our questions--his niece, Zellerita McNight. Zell is an accomplished accountant and tax preparer who (as Preston himself puts it) REALLY knows her stuff. And, they will cover a LOT on this episode for you, starting with the tax differences you'll face based on the type of entity you establish your business as in the first place. Then, Preston and Zell discuss expense declarations, changes...

Duration:00:44:08

6: Preston's 10 Commandments, Presented by FMI Farms

3/25/2021
Today, Preston hits his Wise Old Man segment sweet spot - driving straight to the practical points of taking care of clients. These ten commandments for Preston have served as a solid foundation for both the growth of his business and for elevating the experience level for which he has become known. Listen to find which of these rules that he has set in stone for himself are going to be the next guideposts for YOUR event business. Then, Preston answers another wonderful listener question on...

Duration:00:19:57

5: Taking Care of My Clients, My Morning Routines, and My Friendships Across the Aisle, Presented by FMI Farms

3/11/2021
In his first introduction to his Wise Old Man segment, Preston discusses some of his philosophies behind his approach to taking care of his clients. He shares his extrovert envy, while highlighting the advantage that being an introvert has given him in learning to listen for his clients' true needs. Often, that has made the difference in his business when handling clients who REALLY know what they want versus those who need help figuring their wants out. Preston also opens up about how his...

Duration:00:27:06

4: Get Legally Set with Your Creative Business' Contracts, Presented by FMI Farms

2/25/2021
Tackle your creative business' contract woes with Preston's guest--New York-based creative business attorney and advisor, Kunbi Odubogun. She is the creator of Legally Set--an online template shop offering legally sound contract templates for entrepreneurs, event pros, and creative business owners. She and Preston dive into common contracts issues for creatives--including (and in particular, because of) how to structure your creative business' contracts in the time of a pandemic. Kunbi...

Duration:00:52:19

3: Preston's Therapist Peter Azrak on the Intersection of Addiction, Faith, and Success, Presented by FMI Farms

2/11/2021
Climb inside Preston's mind as he is joined by someone who knows him best--his long-time therapist, Peter Azrak. Peter is a psychotherapist in private practice in New York City who specializes in bridging the gap between mental health and spirituality. Having earned Master's degrees in Religious Studies and Social Work, Peter has helped Preston through many of his life's twists, turns, ups, and downs. On this episode, Preston and Peter open up about why people seek therapy. Why do we wrap so...

Duration:00:36:04

2: Marcy Blum on Success Through Vulnerability, Presented by FMI Farms

1/28/2021
Join Preston as he invites his very first guest and longtime friend, Marcy Blum! Marcy is a New York City-based wedding and event planner. Sought after internationally, she has over 30 years of experience crafting events with sanity, humor, innovation, and style. Marcy creates events that stimulate the senses and awe guests with an attention to detail and flair for the unimaginable, while creating a seamless and enjoyable experience for clients. She has certainly earned being named one of...

Duration:00:35:51

1: Welcome to Stop and Smell the Roses with Preston Bailey, Presented by FMI Farms

1/14/2021
Lifestyle and event design expert, Preston Bailey, is so excited to launch his podcast, Stop And Smell The Roses! Having worked with a variety of high-profile clients all over the world (including Oprah, Eva Longoria, Isaac Mizrahi, and Martha Stewart), Preston LOVES making his clients’ visions come to life in ways they never imagined--and, now he is sharing the magic behind that spirit through his new show! He's joined on his first episode by his producer, Andy Kushner, owner of The Wedding...

Duration:00:27:40

Teaser Trailer for Stop and Smell the Roses

1/7/2021
Lifestyle and event design expert Preston Bailey reveals how his focus on personal growth has been the root of his professional success, answering your questions along the way. Not only will he share the secrets, tools, and technologies behind his extraordinary ability to transform spaces into theatrical environments; you’ll also discover more about the man behind the magic. Learn the methods of meditation, mindfulness, and self-discovery Preston uses that can help you find the balance...

Duration:00:02:59