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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

Creating Spectacle and Stunts That Get Event Guests Talking (Episode 123)

11/12/2018
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Michael Cirino In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, sit down with Michael Cirino, creative director for New York-based event production and entertainment company A Razor, A Shiny Knife. Cirino shares how he creates experiential marketing, culinary events, interactive installations, and tech-fueled experiences like laser-branded sandwiches and drone photo booths. He discusses...

Duration:01:01:55

How to Make Your Corporate Event Feel Like a Family Event (Episode 122)

11/5/2018
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Kathryn Arce, Rebecca Grinnals In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, hear from Kathryn Arce and Rebecca Grinnals, the owners of Engaging Concepts and producers of the Engage! wedding business summits. The pair dives into their strategic thinking about events, including how they encourage guests to participate in activities, ways to promote networking, how to make first-time...

Duration:00:43:49

How to Strategically Manipulate Events (Episode 121)

10/29/2018
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Jes Gordon In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, hear from Jes Gordon, owner of New York-based design and production firm Jes Gordon/Proper Fun. The veteran producer discusses how she masterminds event design to create a stellar first impression, and how she thinks through the entire guest experience. She dives into specific strategies she uses to set the perfect tone for...

Duration:00:30:11

Why First Impressions Make or Break Your Event—Special Edition

10/26/2018
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Host: David Adler, C.E.O. and Founder, BizBash Media Guests: David Becker, C.E.O. zkipster In this sponsored episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash C.E.O. David Adler teams up with David Becker, C.E.O. of event software zkipster, to talk about how good first impressions lead to successful events. Mr. Becker shares his insights on how event technology platforms have proven to be an integral piece of the puzzle at modern events, and what tools are most important. The pair is joined by Dr. Alexander...

Duration:00:24:45

How to Create Positive First Impressions for Event Guests (Episode 120)

10/22/2018
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Todd Fiscus In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, hear from Todd Fiscus, the owner of Todd Events in Dallas. Fiscus discusses how to create good first impressions for event guests of any age, and why he uses a roller coaster metaphor to describe event flow. He also shares ways to get brands to take risks, why design should evoke emotion, how to channel the spirit of an event...

How to Create Thoughtful Events for Every Type of Client (Episode 119)

10/16/2018
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In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, hear from Debbie Geller, owner of Los Angeles-based Geller Events. She shares her tips and tricks for creating a positive first impression, dealing with big egos, maintaining client relationships, and creating intentional human moments. She also dives into how she designs for all five senses, creates event flow, and convinces guests to make the ultimate sacrifice: giving up their...

Duration:00:40:32

How Hilton Leverages Community to Create Experiential Events—Special Edition

10/11/2018
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Host: David Adler, C.E.O., BizBash Media Guests: Lisa Russi, Hilton’s Senior Director - Catering & Event Sales Operations Americas and Philip Thompson, Executive Chef Hilton McLean Tysons Corner In this episode, BizBash C.E.O. David Adler sits down with Hilton’s Executive Chef Philip Thompson and Lisa Russi, Senior Director of Catering and Event Sales Operations to discuss how Hilton has learned to truly reflect the communities where they operate, creating memorable experiences for event...

Duration:00:51:24

What Event Pros Can Learn From the 50-Year-Old Meridian Ball (Episode 118)

10/8/2018
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guests: Stuart Holiday, Jane Sloat Ritchie In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, hear from Ambassador Stuart Holiday, president and C.E.O. of the Meridian International Center; and Jane Sloat Ritche, founder of the Meridian House Ball. The group discusses the upcoming Meridian Ball, which celebrates its 50th anniversary on October 12, and how the black-tie fund-raiser has evolved...

Duration:01:00:11

What Planners Need to Know About Event Technology Now (Episode 117)

10/1/2018
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Adam Parry In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, sit down with Adam Parry, director of Event Tech Live in London in November. He discusses the hottest areas of event tech for everything from concerts to trade shows, as well as the best tech for engagement and the where the biggest technology innovation is coming from right now. Parry also dives into the concept of...

Duration:00:54:23

The Anatomy of a Modern Event Agency- Special Edition

9/27/2018
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Hosts: David Adler Guest: David Kenyon, Sr VP Production, LEO EVENTS In this sponsored episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash sits down with David Kenyon, Senior Vice President, Production of LEO Events to discuss how Leo Events became the new model for the modern event agency, serving some of the largest brands in the world including Walmart. Learn how B2B event efficiency can pair with B2C creativity to maximize engagement, how to best use lighting, graphics, music, and...

Duration:00:26:09

Inside Walmart’s Big-Event Strategy (Episode 116)

9/24/2018
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Mark Henneberger, David Kenyon In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, hear from Mark Henneberger, vice president of shows and events at Walmart, and David Kenyon, senior vice president of production at LEO Events. Henneberger shares behind-the-scenes details on Walmart’s events including the massive shareholders meeting, and discusses how his team works with the LEO Events...

Duration:00:41:31

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 events...

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 of...

Duration:00:28:35