Part 3/3 - We round off our chat with Smyle's CEO, Rick Stainton talking case studies, industry regulation, raising the industry profile, the need for industry leaders, the event trade press, its trade bodies and Government to do better, expanding overseas and how Rick works two jobs (3 if you include being a Husband/Dad).
Part 1/3 - So you want to do brilliant work, grow your business and win award after award. We chat to someone who is part of a team that does just that. That someone is Rick Stainton, CEO of UK 'Agency of the Year', Smyle
In Part 2/2 we share today's popular speaking topics and I persuade Maria Franzoni - a speaker bureau professional of some 20+ years to name a few names and share some clips of popular speakers - Angela Oguntala, Dr Beau Lotto and Caspar Craven, plus anecdotes, budgeting and the changing face of the professional speaker business.
In Part 1/2 we talk the ‘what’ and ‘how’ of hiring keynote speakers for events, conferences and meetings with Maria Franzoni - a speaker bureau professional of some 20+ years. Full of tips and sound advice.
I talk with 'Practical Futurist', Andrew Grill on the business of Social, whether that's the social in social media, social sharing, social selling or social business in general. We cover Linkedin, the 'sanity versus vanity' of Instagram, your digital first impression, how to rise above that noise, quality content and Sir Tim Berners-Lee.
We talk how to get digital, Bitcoin, Betty the Bot, off-loading the tedium, the role of personal digital agents, attracting high profits, data in the cloud or in a Swiss bank, poor event apps, the 15 people you should really network with and Arthur C Clarke.
Stories from our Voice of Gods. If it has 'celebrity' in the title, it probably isn't! Winning a gong. Ice cool in the ring. Her Majesty The Queen - is she there? Always have a 'CYA' list to hand - in case of the unexpected.
Three Blind MICE sits down with two events industry stalwarts to talk events. A dress rehearsal for Three Blind MICE. We talk UK Brexit, mistakes event professionals make, freelancers and the lack of health and safety in events.