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The GatherGeeks podcast by @BizBash is where people passionate about the power of live experiences connect.

The GatherGeeks podcast by @BizBash is where people passionate about the power of live experiences connect.
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The GatherGeeks podcast by @BizBash is where people passionate about the power of live experiences connect.

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@GatherGeeks

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Episodes

How Events Became Essential to Condé Nast’s Strategy (Episode 115)

9/17/2018
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Erica Boeke In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, speak with Erica Boeke, vice president of experiential for CNX, the events arm of Condé Nast. Boeke discusses why Condé Nast has shifted its events from add-ons to an essential strategy, and dives into how her team brainstorms and evolves events for the media company’s biggest brands as well as outside clients. She shares...

Duration:01:01:22

What Makes a Great Event Host? (Episode 114)

9/10/2018
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Carla McDonald In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, speak with Carla McDonald, founder of entertainment website The Salonniere. McDonald discusses her annual list of the 100 best party hosts, sharing how the list came about, her selection criteria, and highlights from the 2018 list. She also explains why the need for human connection is greater than ever, what type of...

Duration:00:38:09

Practical Advice for Third-Party Event Planners (Episode 113)

9/3/2018
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Christie Cook In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, hear from Christie Cook of Art of Motion Events in Durham, North Carolina. Cook discusses life as a third-party planner in a smaller market, including why meeting planners may want a small- to mid-size city rather than a major convention market, ways to foster nationwide relationships, the advantages of owning your own...

Duration:00:44:42

Essential Rules for Event Speakers (Episode 112)

8/27/2018
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Brett Lavender In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, hear from Brett Lavender, owner of speaking, training, and coaching practice the Persuasive Lion. Lavender gives in-depth advice for event and keynote speakers, sharing a mix of theory and practical tips for improving your skills. He dives into how room layout and temperature affect communication at conferences and...

Duration:00:58:31

Everything You Didn't Know About Table Linens (Episode 111)

8/21/2018
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Pablo Oliveira In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, hear from Pablo Oliveira, the founder and creative director of Miami-based textile design and rental company Nüage Designs. Oliveira shares his rules for event linens, discussing what colors and styles are best for formal events, how textiles can be used to set a mood, and more. He also discusses why proper linen choices...

Duration:00:36:20

When Events Don’t Work, and 7 Other Smart Ideas for Engaging Attendees (Episode 110)

8/14/2018
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Amanda Slavin In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, hear from Amanda Slavin, the C.E.O. and founder of experiential marketing agency CatalystCreativ. Slavin dives into the seven levels of event engagement and how brands can utilize them, and gives examples from the massive Global Citizen Festival in New York. She also shares how to determine if you’ve engaged guests properly,...

Duration:00:58:50

The Importance of Mapping Out an Event Narrative (Episode 109)

8/6/2018
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: J.B. Miller In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, hear from J.B. Miller, president and C.E.O. of Empire Entertainment. Miller shares his philosophy of mapping out event narratives, from invitations to emotional messaging to logistics to first and last impressions. He also discusses ways to sell a client on a big idea, how to make sure you’ve valuing a guest’s time, and why...

Duration:00:32:59

Bryan Rafanelli on Creating “Wow” Moments at Events (Episode 108)

7/30/2018
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Bryan Rafanelli In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, hear from Bryan Rafanelli, the founder, president, and chief creative officer of Boston-based Rafanelli Events. The renowned event planner and designer discusses why he includes three to five “wow” moments in every event he works on, sharing favorite details from some of his recent high-profile events. Rafanelli also...

Duration:00:30:29

Colin Cowie’s Tips for Seducing Clients and Guests (Episode 107)

7/23/2018
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Colin Cowie In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, hear from Colin Cowie, owner of full-service design and production firm Colin Cowie Lifestyle. The legendary event producer shares his tips for making a good first impression, appealing to all the senses, and winning over clients and event guests. He also discusses the most overused word in the industry today, the best time...

Duration:00:28:35

Designing Events for Instagram vs. the Guest Experience (Episode 106)

7/16/2018
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Larry Abel In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, hear from Larry Abel, the owner of Abel & McCallister & Abel, an experiential firm with offices in Los Angeles, New York, and Nashville. Abel discusses designing for Instagram versus the guest experience, what he loves about the event industry, and his number-one rule for events. He also shares how to combat long lines at...

Duration:00:37:19

Univision's Marketing Chief on Taking Event Risks That Pay Off (Episode 105)

7/10/2018
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Rachel Gross shares her tips for creating unique brand events, engaging an audience, building a strong team, and more. Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Rachel Gross In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, sit down with Rachel Gross, the senior vice president of event marketing at Univision. Gross shares her bedrock principles for event planning, diving into the festivalization of events, ways to think...

Duration:00:56:10

Why Coworking Venues are the Hottest New Gathering Places (Episode 104)

6/26/2018
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Sacha ElWakeel In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, hear from Sacha ElWakeel, co-founder of Love Child Social House, a unique, 1960s-inspired coworking and social space in Toronto. ElWakeel shares why the venue is a place people can be all day—for work, play, speaker series, events, and more. The group also discusses what coworking spaces offer that other event venues might...

Duration:00:38:24

Effective Ways to Promote Face-to-Face Interaction at Meetings (Episode 103)

6/18/2018
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Host: David Adler Guest: Maarten Vanneste In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, sits down with Maarten Vanneste, president of the Meeting Design Institute in Belgium and founder of the Fresh Conference, an annual event where meeting professionals discuss the industry’s latest trends. Vanneste traces his history in the industry and how he became interested in the world of meetings. He also discusses the most effective ways to get meeting attendees interacting,...

Duration:00:36:55

GatherGeeks Live: The Importance of Strategic Storytelling (Episode 102)

6/12/2018
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guests: Capricia Marshall, Jodi Moraru, DJ Saul, Annie Senatore In the first live episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, interviews top event veterans at the Park Hyatt Washington, D.C. The panelists are: Capricia Marshall, former chief of protocol at the White House and current ambassador in residence for the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center; Annie Senatore, creative director and C.E.O. of Design Foundry; DJ Saul, C.E.O. of ISL; and...

Duration:00:56:32

How C2 Montréal Uses Disruption to Create Game-Changing Results for Participants (Episode 101)

6/4/2018
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Hosts: David Adler, Ian Zelaya Guest: Richard St-Pierre In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Ian Zelaya, assistant editor of BizBash, hear from Richard St-Pierre, the president and C.E.O. of C2 International. St-Pierre discusses the most recent edition of C2 Montréal, and how the 7,000-attendee conference inspires C-suite executives to think more creatively and create value and deals out of face-to-face conversations. He also explains why he doesn’t call C2...

Duration:00:33:01

Defining the Purpose of a Live Event (Episode 100)

5/25/2018
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Priya Parker In the 100th episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, sit down with Priya Parker, the founder of Thrive Labs and author of the new book The Art of Gathering. Parker draws from interviews with a variety of traditional and non-traditional event organizers, as well as her background in conflict resolution, to create a framework for how to bring people together. She digs into...

Duration:00:59:24

Defining K.P.I.s and Other Client Tips From a Top Event Pro (Episode 99)

5/21/2018
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Scott Cullather In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, sit down with Scott Cullather, co-founder and C.E.O. of brand communications agency InVNT. Cullather has been immersed in the industry since he was a child, and he shares his knowledge of how the business has changed. He also dives into the effects of social media on live events, the main reason most people want to throw...

Duration:00:50:59

How Local Event Companies Can Have a Global Reach (Episode 98)

5/14/2018
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Shai Tertner In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, sit down with Shai Tertner, the Israeli-born founder of event firm Shiraz Creative. Tertner discusses how his company grew from a catering and model staffing firm into a full-service production agency that executes global events for Google, Moët Hennessy, and other big-name brands. He dives into the evolution of the event...

Duration:00:51:13

How the Trade Show Industry Has Been Failing Women—Until Now (Episode 97)

5/7/2018
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guests: Courtney Muller, Angela Scalpello In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, sits down with Courtney Muller of Clarion UX and Angela Scalpello of the Scalpello Group at the SISO C.E.O. Summit in Las Vegas. The group explores the inequality of women among the leadership in the trade show industry, noting that while women make up two-thirds of the industry, they hold just 10 percent of C-level positions. They share solutions for...

Duration:00:34:17

How Event Producers Will Survive in the Gig Economy (Episode 96)

5/1/2018
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Sarah Shewey In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, hear from Sarah Shewey, the founder and C.E.O. of Happily—a nationwide network of freelance event producers who specialize in day-of operations. Shewey dives into her perspective on the future of the industry, including how technology such as AI gives people the time to become more creative. She also discusses the biggest...

Duration:00:36:27