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THE NEXT LEVEL: David Stark: Creativity in Design, Creativity in Business

12/10/2018
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Andy and first-time co-host Cindy Novotny, of Master Connection Associates, discuss the incredible interview with David Stark. David opens up about his business and his business structure. David really does so many things in his business incredibly well. Andy and Cindy also discuss: If you haven't listened to David's full episode, you can listen here. Check out Cindy Novotny and Master Connection Associates here.

Duration:00:17:39

David Stark: Creativity in Design, Creativity in Business

12/10/2018
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“You’re only as good as your last party.” This old adage is something that renowned event producer and designer David Stark holds in high regard. David has produced events for noteworthy celebrities like Glenn Close and Brad Pitt, organizations like Saturday Night Live, the Whitney Museum, and the Metropolitan Opera, has 5 books published, and the list goes on in similar fashion. David’s career in design started in college when he pursued studies in painting. After finishing graduate school...

Duration:01:05:57

THE NEXT LEVEL: Phillip Van Nostrand: Photography & Designing Your Lifestyle

12/3/2018
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Just in time for Engage!, Andy and Melissa are discussing all of the best networking techniques to make you stand out among your competition. The topic of today's episode comes from lessons learned from Andy's interview with Phillip Van Norstrand. He's a master networker! In this episode, Andy and Melissa also discuss: Resources: Phillip Van Norstrand Interview Bryan Rafanelli Interview On The Wedding Biz Network: The Stylish Bride with Julie Sabatino This Episode is Sponsored...

Duration:00:15:51

Phillip Van Nostrand: Photography & Designing Your Lifestyle

12/3/2018
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Has your religion influenced you through your whole life? On today’s show that is just the case as our guest grew up in a Christian family with good clean fun all around him, despite the influence of a “hippy commune.” Starting off his career path as part of the church, he eventually found a new devotion to photography when he fell in love with traveling. Phillip Van Nostrand of Phillip vn Photography not only has the talent of capturing perfect photos for weddings and other events, but...

Duration:00:53:50

Kimi Werner: Trusting Your Inner Voice

11/26/2018
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In today's conversation, Andy talks with Kimi Werner, the U.S. National Spearfishing Champion of 2008 who transformed her passion for discovery and the sea to inspire others and travel the world. Why is Andy releasing this episode on The Wedding Biz? Because it’s a very touching and courageous story, and ultimately deeply inspiring. Kimi’s story is about something all of us creatives, in the event industry, can resonate with, which is to fully trust our inner yearnings and choose how we want...

Duration:01:09:21

THE NEXT LEVEL: Alison Hotchkiss Rinderknecht: Maintaining Balance Within The Adventure

11/19/2018
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Join Andy and Melissa Fancy as they dissect the lesson from Alison Hotchkiss Rinderknecht, of Alison Events. Alison has been named one of the top wedding planners in the world by Vogue Magazine and she shared all of her best tips in her interview! Andy and Melissa also discuss: If you haven't listened to Alison's full interview, you can find it here.

Duration:00:16:14

Alison Hotchkiss Rinderknecht: Maintaining Balance Within The Adventure

11/19/2018
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Have you ever wondered how can you work and travel the world at the same time? Today’s guest not only does just that, but also excels in her industry planning and designing weddings and events worldwide. Working with top vendors such as caterer Paula LeDuc, she is always seeking projects that expose her to new challenges. Alison Hotchkiss Rinderknecht, of Alison Events, is not only a destination wedding planner all over the world, but she also finds time to write books! Growing up with the...

Duration:00:47:55

THE NEXT LEVEL: Robert Fountain: Forging Your Own Path

11/12/2018
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Join Andy and his co-host, Melissa Fancy as they discuss the many unique aspects of Robert Fountain's business that was discussed in the full interview. Robert isn't worried about what anyone else is doing - he's doing what he does best and being true to himself along the way. Andy and Melissa also discuss: In case you haven't listened to Robert's full interview yet, you can find it here.

Duration:00:17:37

Robert Fountain: Forging Your Own Path

11/12/2018
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Have you ever felt the satisfaction of reorganizing the furniture in your home? Today’s guest, is quite familiar with that feeling, in fact, he’s been redesigning his spaces since he was young. Now a leader in event design, he stays under the radar with most events, but deserves a serious moment in the spotlight. Robert Fountain of Robert Fountain International is known all over the world. Creating visions most people can’t even dream of, he has become an artist for top organizations,...

Duration:00:52:06

THE NEXT LEVEL: Paula LeDuc: Fine Catering, Design, Emotion and Relationships

11/5/2018
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In this episode, Andy and Melissa pull out their favorite parts of the Paula LeDuc interview. Paula was such a unique guest, and she's done amazing things in her niche, so there was a lot of ground to cover. Andy and Melissa also discuss: If you haven't listened to Paula's interview, you can listen in here.

Duration:00:16:37

Paula LeDuc: Fine Catering, Design, Emotion and Relationships

11/5/2018
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Did you grow up knowing what you wanted to do with your life? Most people change their minds multiple times before they decide on their career. Today’s guest grew up always being creative, as her father was an engineer, building things. If you asked her then, she would not have an idea she would be where she is today - an entrepreneur growing something from nothing, and knowing what her skills were, and what she could pass on to others. Paula LeDuc of Paula LeDuc Fine Catering and Events...

Duration:00:52:37

THE NEXT LEVEL: Kelly McLeskey & Nancy Liu Chin – Oh So Inspired

10/29/2018
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In today's episode of THE NEXT LEVEL, Andy and guest co-host Sean Low really take a deep dive into the interview with the ladies behind the Oh So Inspired Conference. There's a lot this duo covered in their interview about partnerships and creating live events that we haven't had a chance to discuss with other guests. Andy and Sean also discuss: Also mentioned in this episode: Preston Bailey's interview on The Wedding Biz The Business of Being Creative - Sean Low's Business

Duration:00:20:10

Kelly McLeskey & Nancy Liu Chin – Oh So Inspired

10/29/2018
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On today’s show, we hear from Kelly McLeskey-Dolata and Nancy Liu Chin, Co-Founders of Oh So Inspired. Each successful in their own right, Kelly in planning and Design with her own company, Savvy Event. Nancy, a floral designer with her company, Nancy Liu Chin Designs. Oh So Inspired, is an annual 3-day retreat for wedding professionals. We will get to hear about Nancy and Kelly and what led them to where they are today, and what they are doing. Also, we will hear about the dynamics of...

Duration:00:52:48

THE NEXT LEVEL: Andrè Maier: Photography from the Heart

10/22/2018
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In this episode of THE NEXT LEVEL, Andy and Melissa come together to dive into Andrè Maier's interview. Andrè is a wedding photojournalist and his path to success has been anything but conventional. In this episode, Andy and Melissa also discuss: Also mentioned in this episode: Colin Cowie Sean Low Ceci Johnson Preston Bailey Harmony Walton

Duration:00:20:47

Andre Maier: Photography from the Heart

10/22/2018
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Have you ever felt stifled by the exactness and predictability of your chosen career? Today’s guest spent years studying science, such as molecular biology and organic chemistry, all the while his creative side was calling.. Eventually, he transitioned to photojournalism and found that he was really good at it, and more importantly, it fed his soul. Andrè Maier of Andrè Maier Photography has a special gift for photographing subjects and events so that they look as natural as they do in...

Duration:01:00:13

THE NEXT LEVEL: Jennifer Zabinski: High-Touch Planning

10/15/2018
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In this episode, Andy and Melissa discuss Andy's interview with Jennifer Zabinski, of JZ Events. Jennifer's interview presented so many tangible takeaways for other Designers, so listen in and learn the biggest takeaways from this episode. In this episode, Andy and Melissa discuss: Make sure if you haven't already listened to Jennifer's show, you can listen here.

Duration:00:18:17

Jennifer Zabinski: High-Touch Planning

10/15/2018
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This week’s episode features Jennifer Zabinski of JZ Events. Jennifer is a dedicated and talented wedding planner, known for being cool under pressure, great with communication and always looks out for the vendors while honoring the clients. About Jennifer: Jennifer Zabinski is all about the details. She tailors every event to the couple, adding stylish elements and engaging all the senses in the process. She's also the queen of logistics—her weddings are mini-productions with every...

Duration:00:57:02

THE NEXT LEVEL: Ceci Johnson: Designing Stationery, Lifestyle and Business

10/8/2018
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On today's show, Andy has Sean Low joining as a guest co-host. Today's episode focuses on all of the nuggets that can be extracted from Ceci Johnson's interview. Ceci has an incredibly creative business, so Sean is able to offer some insights on the creative business side. Sean Low is the Founder of The Business of Being Creative. In this episode, Andy and Sean also discuss: Previous Episodes Mentioned: Colin Cowie Preston Bailey Julie Sabatino Connect with Sean Low

Duration:00:18:31

Ceci Johnson: Designing Stationery, Lifestyle and Business

10/8/2018
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This episode features Ceci Johnson of Ceci New York. We have the privilege to listen to how Ceci built her business from the ground up. Ceci of New York is an artist and designer of not only invitations and stationery but art and branding materials as well. Ceci tells stories of her client’s life in her design of invitations and stationery, and about being in the business of happiness. Show Highlights: A little on Ceci’s background growing upSome lessons Ceci learned from her fatherHow...

Duration:01:02:03

THE NEXT LEVEL: Ines and Veronica Di Santo: Bridal Couture Brilliance

10/1/2018
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On today's show, Andy and Melissa are joined by Julie Sabatino of The Stylish Bride podcast on The Wedding Biz Network. Today's discussion centers on Ines and Veronica DiSanto's show. In this episode, Andy, Melissa and Julie discuss: If you haven't listened to the entire interview with Ines and Veronica, you can find it here.

Duration:00:15:56