Better Events

Welcome to the "Better Events" podcast! Join two event planners and strategists, Logan Clements and Mary Davidson, who believe we can all create, host and attend better events. In this podcast you will 1. Learn about event strategy and actions that you can use today as an event host, planner, or manager, 2. Hear directly from the people who are creating innovative and inspiring events today and tomorrow 3. And Grow your business along the way! Now let's get started and thanks for listening to the "Better Events" podcast. Support this podcast at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/bettereventspod

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60 - Legal Resources for Small Business Owners ...
<p>One of the most important parts of owning a business is the legal aspect. We interviewed lawyer and small business owner Lauren Boyd of Guide My Business to talk through the steps that every business owner should take to legally align their business. We also dive into contracts, the impact of COVID on event businesses, and more. Whether you’re just starting your business or have been in business for years, there is something for you in this episode.</p><p>——<br>SHOW NOTES:</p><p>Follow Lauren here:</p><p>Website: <a href="https://thelaurenboyd.com/">https://thelaurenboyd.com/</a></p><p>Instagram: @guidemybusiness &amp; @thelaurenboyd</p><p>Facebook Group: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/legallyaligned">https://www.facebook.com/groups/legallyaligned</a></p><p>Relay Pro: <a href="https://relaypro.com/">https://relaypro.com/</a></p><p>-----<br>FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM:<br> <br>@bettereventspod<br>@loganstrategygroup_events (Logan)<br>@epeventsllc (Mary)</p><p>Want to support the podcast? Buy us a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/bettereventspod<br> <br>CHECK OUT OUR BEHIND-THE-SCENES RECORDINGS ON YOUTUBE!<br> <br>THANKS FOR THE LOVE! Love this podcast? Please share with your event friends, tag us, and leave a review!</p>--- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/support</a>
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59 - 10 Reasons Why We Love Virtual Events
<p>This week, we sit down and list out all of the reasons why we love virtual events. Whether you’re in the camp that has embraced the digital revolution for events, between 100% virtual and hybrid events, or someone who’s been a little resistant, we lay out all of the pros of having a virtual event, as a planner and an organizer. Learn more about why we think virtual events are here to stay and some of the benefits of adding this skill to your event toolkit.</p><p>——</p><p>SHOW NOTES:</p><p>Mary’s Untethered Presentation - The Future of Fundraising Events: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yBKVrVFKNo">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yBKVrVFKNo</a></p><p>FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM:</p><p>@bettereventspod</p><p>@loganstrategygroup_events (Logan)</p><p>@epeventsllc (Mary)</p><p>Want to support the podcast? Buy us a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/bettereventspod</p><p>CHECK OUT OUR BEHIND-THE-SCENES RECORDINGS ON YOUTUBE!</p><p>THANKS FOR THE LOVE! Love this podcast? Please share with your event friends, tag us, and leave a review!</p>--- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/support</a>
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58 - Attendee Engagement with Remo’s Founder Ho...
<p>No matter if you’re hosting a virtual event or looking to engage with your hybrid workforce, attendee and audience engagement is a vital. We sit down with Hoyin Cheung, the CEO and founder of Remo, to discuss best practices for creating authentic attendee engagement, the future of remote work, and more. Remo is an interactive virtual event platform that empowers you to recreate natural interactions in any type of gathering; from global events to remote work meetings.</p> <p>——<br> SHOW NOTES:</p> <p>Remo: https://remo.co/</p> <p>Remo has generously offered our listeners a 15% discount on a Remo plan. Use the discount code BETTEREVENTS at checkout to receive the offer, the code is active until July 31st.</p> <p>Notion: <a href="https://www.notion.so/">https://www.notion.so/</a></p> <p>Episode #43 - How to Secure Hosted Opportunities as an Event Planner with Vanessa Loney: <a href="https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/episodes/43---How-to-Secure-Hosted-Opportunities-as-an-Event-Planner-with-Vanessa-Loney-e1edb4a/a-a7dfeav">https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/episodes/43---How-to-Secure-Hosted-Opportunities-as-an-Event-Planner-with-Vanessa-Loney-e1edb4a/a-a7dfeav</a></p> <p>Follow Hoyin Cheung here:</p> <p>LinkedIn: <a href="http://linkedin.com/in/hoyincheung">linkedin.com/in/hoyincheung</a></p> <p>-----<br> FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM:<br> <br> @bettereventspod<br> @loganstrategygroup_events (Logan)<br> @epeventsllc (Mary)</p> <p>Want to support the podcast? Buy us a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/bettereventspod<br> <br> CHECK OUT OUR BEHIND-THE-SCENES RECORDINGS ON YOUTUBE!<br> <br> THANKS FOR THE LOVE! Love this podcast? Please share with your event friends, tag us, and leave a review!</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/support</a>
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57 - Should You Even Have an Event?
<p>One of our favorite things to do on the podcast is to tackle the “Shoulds” of the event industry. And one of the biggest questions to ask yourself as an event host or ask your client as a planner is “Should You Even Have an Event?” We’ve talked about how often we see a disconnect between the mission/goal of an event and the execution and one way to check that you’re staying aligned is to first challenge if you need to have an event in the first place.</p> <p>——</p> <p>SHOW NOTES:</p> <p>Episode #2 - Starting with Why and Finding Your Event Northstar: <a href="https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/episodes/2---Starting-with-Why--Finding-Your-Event-NorthStar-eupf69">https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/episodes/2---Starting-with-Why--Finding-Your-Event-NorthStar-eupf69</a></p> <p>Mary’s Company: EP Events - Events with a Purpose: <a href="https://epevents.org/">https://epevents.org/</a></p> <p>FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM:</p> <p>@bettereventspod</p> <p>@loganstrategygroup_events (Logan)</p> <p>@epeventsllc (Mary)</p> <p>Want to support the podcast? Buy us a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/bettereventspod</p> <p>CHECK OUT OUR BEHIND-THE-SCENES RECORDINGS ON YOUTUBE!</p> <p>THANKS FOR THE LOVE! Love this podcast? Please share with your event friends, tag us, and leave a review!</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/support</a>
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56 - Producing Large Scale Sporting Events with...
<p>Ever wonder what it's like to produce at the Kentucky Derby, the Final Four, and the Olympic Games? This week's guest Kelly Reed of Van Wagner has done just that. She breaks down her experience producing and showcalling some of the largest events in the world and shares tangible tips about how you can get into sports production and overall business advice for achieving your professional goals.</p> <p>——<br> SHOW NOTES:</p> <p>Episode #40 - Showcalling 101: https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/episodes/40---Showcalling-101-e1dh2tt&nbsp;</p> <p>Episode #20 - What It's Like to Work at the Tokyo Olympics: https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/episodes/20---What-Its-Like-to-Work-at-the-Tokyo-2020-Olympics-e16big7</p> <p>Follow Kelly Reed on:</p> <p>LinkedIn: <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelly-reed-87523930/" target="_blank"><u>https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelly-reed-87523930/</u></a></p> <p>Instagram: @kellyreed10</p> <p>Van Wagner Productions: http://www.vanwagner.com/&nbsp;</p> <p>-----<br> FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM:<br> <br> @bettereventspod<br> @loganstrategygroup_events (Logan)<br> @epeventsllc (Mary)</p> <p>Want to support the podcast? Buy us a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/bettereventspod<br> <br> CHECK OUT OUR BEHIND-THE-SCENES RECORDINGS ON YOUTUBE!<br> <br> THANKS FOR THE LOVE! Love this podcast? Please share with your event friends, tag us, and leave a review!</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/support</a>
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55 - Managing VIPs at Events
<p>We both love working with VIP guests, speakers, and clients. We sit down to talk about Mary’s recent experience at a hybrid event, how you prepare for working with VIPs, and some classic dos and don’ts</p> <p>——</p> <p>SHOW NOTES:</p> <p>Episode #15: Emphasizing Hospitality in Events with Laura Yarbrough-Lloyd: <a href="https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/episodes/15---Emphasizing-Hospitality-in-Events-with-Laura-Yarbrough-e14tqud">https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/episodes/15---Emphasizing-Hospitality-in-Events-with-Laura-Yarbrough-e14tqud</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.loganstrategygroup.com/">http://www.loganstrategygroup.com</a></p> <p>FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM:</p> <p>@bettereventspod</p> <p>@loganstrategygroup_events (Logan)</p> <p>@epeventsllc (Mary)</p> <p>Want to support the podcast? Buy us a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/bettereventspod</p> <p>CHECK OUT OUR BEHIND-THE-SCENES RECORDINGS ON YOUTUBE!</p> <p>THANKS FOR THE LOVE! Love this podcast? Please share with your event friends, tag us, and leave a review!</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/support</a>
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54 - Exploring the Virtual Attendee Path with A...
<p>Virtual events have opened up events to attendees across the country and even internationally. As you create your hybrid or virtual event, you need to think about your virtual attendees' paths. We interview Arianna Black, an experience architect with Women in Product, about her experience in building passionate online communities and listening to their needs.</p> <p>——<br> SHOW NOTES:</p> <p>Asking Better Questions with Jen Mueller Episode: <a href="https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/episodes/48---How-to-Ask-Better-Questions-for-First-Impressions--Interviews-and-More-with-Jen-Mueller-e1get4h">https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/episodes/48---How-to-Ask-Better-Questions-for-First-Impressions--Interviews-and-More-with-Jen-Mueller-e1get4h</a></p> <p>Royalty Free Music Options:</p> <p>#1: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyE-FV9UL3s&amp;list=PLW_omwEM1aifHXPSo2Dl6BO9K75kOHp1r&amp;index=15">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyE-FV9UL3s&amp;list=PLW_omwEM1aifHXPSo2Dl6BO9K75kOHp1r&amp;index=15</a></p> <p>#2: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC-NM1FuvBE&amp;list=PLW_omwEM1aifHXPSo2Dl6BO9K75kOHp1r&amp;index=17">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC-NM1FuvBE&amp;list=PLW_omwEM1aifHXPSo2Dl6BO9K75kOHp1r&amp;index=17</a></p> <p>Follow Arianna Black here:</p> <p>Website: <a href="https://www.womenpm.org/conference-details">https://www.womenpm.org/conference-details</a></p> <p>LinkedIn: <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/arianna-s-black/">https://www.linkedin.com/in/arianna-s-black/</a> <br> -----<br> FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM:<br> <br> @bettereventspod<br> @loganstrategygroup_events (Logan)<br> @epeventsllc (Mary)</p> <p>Want to support the podcast? Buy us a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/bettereventspod<br> <br> CHECK OUT OUR BEHIND-THE-SCENES RECORDINGS ON YOUTUBE!<br> <br> THANKS FOR THE LOVE! Love this podcast? Please share with your event friends, tag us, and leave a review!</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/support</a>
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53 - Tips for Producing an Event in Zoom Like a...
<p>Let’s talk all about hosting events in Zoom. We talk about why Zoom is so popular, our favorite features, what it means to be a Zoom producer and how you can learn how to become a Zoom producer.</p> <p>——</p> <p>SHOW NOTES:</p> <p>FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM:</p> <p>@bettereventspod</p> <p>@loganstrategygroup_events (Logan)</p> <p>@epeventsllc (Mary)</p> <p>Want to support the podcast? Buy us a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/bettereventspod</p> <p>CHECK OUT OUR BEHIND-THE-SCENES RECORDINGS ON YOUTUBE!</p> <p>THANKS FOR THE LOVE! Love this podcast? Please share with your event friends, tag us, and leave a review!</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/support</a>
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52 - What is a Virtual Event Technician/Streami...
<p>Virtual event technicians and streaming engineers play a crucial role in elevating your virtual and hybrid events. We sit down with Luke Clements to talk about how you can elevate your next livestream, how he started using OBS, and common mistakes he sees clients make and how you can avoid them.</p> <p>——<br> SHOW NOTES:</p> <p>Follow Luke Clements here:</p> <p>Linktree: linktr.ee/itslukeclements</p> <p>Website: <a href="https://www.itslukeclements.com/">https://www.itslukeclements.com/</a></p> <p>Twitch: <a href="https://www.twitch.tv/itslukeclements">https://www.twitch.tv/itslukeclements</a></p> <p>Open Broadcast Software (OBS): <a href="https://obsproject.com/">https://obsproject.com/</a></p> <p>-----<br> FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM:<br> <br> @bettereventspod<br> @loganstrategygroup_events (Logan)<br> @epeventsllc (Mary)</p> <p>Want to support the podcast? Buy us a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/bettereventspod<br> <br> CHECK OUT OUR BEHIND-THE-SCENES RECORDINGS ON YOUTUBE!<br> <br> THANKS FOR THE LOVE! Love this podcast? Please share with your event friends, tag us, and leave a review!</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/support</a>
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51 - How to Scale an Event Business with West P...
<p>Learn how two connectors pivoted their business during the pandemic and have continued to scaled as a virtual and hybrid event production company. We talk about how they got started, tips for scaling your business, and make a connection between running your business and doing squats. Don’t miss this exciting conversation with West Peek Production co-founders Scooter Taylor and Tre’von Hill.</p> <p>——<br> SHOW NOTES:</p> <p>Follow West Peek Productions here:</p> <p>Website:&nbsp;<a href="https://westpeek.productions/">https://westpeek.productions/</a></p> <p>Social: @westpeekevents</p> <p>LinkedIn: <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/west-peek-productions">https://www.linkedin.com/company/west-peek-productions</a></p> <p>Calendly: <a href="https://calendly.com/">https://calendly.com/</a> <br> -----<br> FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM:<br> <br> @bettereventspod<br> @loganstrategygroup_events (Logan)<br> @epeventsllc (Mary)</p> <p>Want to support the podcast? Buy us a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/bettereventspod<br> <br> CHECK OUT OUR BEHIND-THE-SCENES RECORDINGS ON YOUTUBE!<br> <br> THANKS FOR THE LOVE! Love this podcast? Please share with your event friends, tag us, and leave a review!</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/support</a>
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50 - Episode 50! What We've Learned So Far
<p>We made it to episode 50! We reflect on our favorite moments from our first 49 episodes, what we’ve learned so far and a look ahead at what’s coming up on the podcast. We also take you behind the scenes on some of the production that goes into the pod so stick around if you’re looking to start your own podcast.</p><p>——</p><p>SHOW NOTES:</p><p>http://www.loganstrategygroup.com</p><p>FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM:</p><p>@bettereventspod</p><p>@loganstrategygroup_events (Logan)</p><p>@epeventsllc (Mary)</p><p>Want to support the podcast? Buy us a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/bettereventspod</p><p>CHECK OUT OUR BEHIND-THE-SCENES RECORDINGS ON YOUTUBE!</p><p>THANKS FOR THE LOVE! Love this podcast? Please share with your event friends, tag us, and leave a review!</p>--- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/support</a>
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49 - Event Scope Creep: The Good, the Bad, and ...
<p>Scope creep is one of the biggest challenges as an event business or a business really in general. We share what scope creep is, why it’s a problem, what you can do to avoid it in future projects, and flip the script to talk about when scope creep can be good (it’s rare but possible we promise).</p> <p>——</p> <p>SHOW NOTES:</p> <p>FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM:</p> <p>@bettereventspod</p> <p>@loganstrategygroup_events (Logan)</p> <p>@epeventsllc (Mary)</p> <p>Want to support the podcast? Buy us a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/bettereventspod</p> <p>CHECK OUT OUR BEHIND-THE-SCENES RECORDINGS ON YOUTUBE!</p> <p>THANKS FOR THE LOVE! Love this podcast? Please share with your event friends, tag us, and leave a review!</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/support</a>
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48 - How to Ask Better Questions for First Impr...
<p>In this episode, we interview sports journalist and business owner Jen Mueller about the power of asking better questions. We talk about what makes a question good, why it’s important and how you can incorporate better questions into your life, especially if you’re moderating a panel or participating in an interview.</p> <p>——<br> SHOW NOTES:</p> <p>Jen’s Asking Better Questions Video Series: <a href="https://www.talksportytome.com/Asking-Better-Questions-Video-Series">https://www.talksportytome.com/Asking-Better-Questions-Video-Series</a></p> <p>Follow Jen here:</p> <p>Website:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.talksportytome.com/">https://www.talksportytome.com</a></p> <p>Instagram: @TalkSportytoMe</p> <p>LinkedIn: <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenmuellertalksporty/">https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenmuellertalksporty/</a></p> <p>Twitter: @JenTalksSports and @TalkSportytoMe</p> <p>Jamboard: <a href="https://jamboard.google.com/">https://jamboard.google.com/</a></p> <p>-----<br> FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM:<br> <br> @bettereventspod<br> @loganstrategygroup_events (Logan)<br> @epeventsllc (Mary)</p> <p>Want to support the podcast? Buy us a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/bettereventspod<br> <br> CHECK OUT OUR BEHIND-THE-SCENES RECORDINGS ON YOUTUBE!<br> <br> THANKS FOR THE LOVE! Love this podcast? Please share with your event friends, tag us, and leave a review!</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/support</a>
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47 - Community Over Competition Debrief: Built ...
<p>In this episode, we recap a book we read called Built to Belong by Natalie Franke and talk about the importance of community over competition. We break down some of the key principles, share examples of how community has helped us in our careers, and have a surprise announcement at the end so stick around!</p> <p>——<br> SHOW NOTES:</p> <p><a href="https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781546017684" target="_blank"><em>Built to Belong </em>by Natalie Franke</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Be-Our-Guest-Perfecting-Institute/dp/1423145844 " target="_blank"><em>Be Our Guest</em></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Business-Etiquette-Made-Easy-Professional/dp/1510751939/ref=asc_df_1510751939/?tag=hyprod-20&amp;linkCode=df0&amp;hvadid=475795130774&amp;hvpos=&amp;hvnetw=g&amp;hvrand=6272558529943358146&amp;hvpone=&amp;hvptwo=&amp;hvqmt=&amp;hvdev=c&amp;hvdvcmdl=&amp;hvlocint=&amp;hvlocphy=9033474&amp;hvtargid=pla-907550824305&amp;psc=1 " target="_blank"><em>Business Etiquette Made Easy</em></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780765381194" target="_blank"><em>City of Saviors</em></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781538751701" target="_blank"><em>The Little Book of Life Skills</em></a></p> <p>-----<br> FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM:<br> <br> @bettereventspod<br> @loganstrategygroup_events (Logan)<br> @epeventsllc (Mary)</p> <p>Want to support the podcast? Buy us a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/bettereventspod<br> <br> CHECK OUT OUR BEHIND-THE-SCENES RECORDINGS ON YOUTUBE!<br> <br> THANKS FOR THE LOVE! Love this podcast? Please share with your event friends, tag us, and leave a review!</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/support</a>
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46 - Hybrid Event Case Study: Virtual Nonprofit...
<p>In this episode, Mary and Logan sit down to talk through a recent hybrid event, from the event basics, tech set-up, and staffing plan. We also recap our top key takeaways that you can apply to your next event.</p> <p>——</p> <p>SHOW NOTES:</p> <p>Unity Intercom (virtual comms): https://www.unityintercom.com/cloud</p> <p>-----</p> <p>FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM:</p> <p>@bettereventspod</p> <p>@loganstrategygroup_events (Logan)</p> <p>@epeventsllc (Mary)</p> <p>Want to support the podcast, buy us a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/bettereventspod</p> <p>CHECK OUT OUR BEHIND-THE-SCENES RECORDINGS ON YOUTUBE!</p> <p>THANKS FOR THE LOVE! Love this podcast? Please share with your event friends, tag us, and leave a review!</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/support</a>
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45 - Mentorships vs. Advice vs. Coaching in the...
<p>In this episode, we interview Lynne about her experience with mentorship, coaching, and advice giving. There comes a time in every business owner’s career where they have learned so much that they’re ready to step into a role of an educator. We dive into the key differences, opportunities to mentor in the event industry, and more.</p> <p>——<br> SHOW NOTES:</p> <p>Follow Lynne here:</p> <p>Website:&nbsp;<a href="https://lynnereznickphotography.com/">https://lynnereznickphotography.com/</a></p> <p><a href="https://lynnereznickphotography.com/wedding-client-experience-academy">The Wedding Client Experience Academy</a></p> <p><a href=" https://lynnereznickphotography.com/lrp-education">Download Mentorship Bundle and Other Resources</a></p> <p>Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/lynnereznickphoto/">https://www.instagram.com/lynnereznickphoto/</a></p> <p>Facebook: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/lynnereznickphotography">https://www.facebook.com/lynnereznickphotography</a></p> <p>-----<br> FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM:<br> <br> @bettereventspod<br> @loganstrategygroup_events (Logan)<br> @epeventsllc (Mary)</p> <p>Want to support the podcast, buy us a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/bettereventspod<br> <br> CHECK OUT OUR BEHIND-THE-SCENES RECORDINGS ON YOUTUBE!<br> <br> THANKS FOR THE LOVE! Love this podcast? Please share with your event friends, tag us, and leave a review!</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/support</a>
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44 - Managing Finances as a Small Business Owner
<p>In this episode, we’re talking all about the financial side of being a business owner. Mary and Logan share lessons they’ve learned from their years in business, where they go to learn and ask for advice, and tools you can use in your business, events and beyond.</p> <p>——<br> SHOW NOTES:</p> <p><a href="https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/episodes/15---Emphasizing-Hospitality-in-Events-with-Laura-Yarbrough-e14tqud">Ep. 15: Emphasizing Hospitality in Events with Laura Yarbrough-Lloyd</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780735214149">Profit First (Book)</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781538745380">Women with Money by Jean Chatsky (Book)</a></p> <p><a href=" https://hermoney.com/t/podcasts/">HerMoney Podcast</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781523094783">The Magic of Tiny Business (Book)</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780525573043">Smart Women Finish Rich (Book)</a></p> <p>-----<br> FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM:<br> <br> @bettereventspod<br> @loganstrategygroup_events (Logan)<br> @epeventsllc (Mary)<br> </p> <p>Want to support the podcast, buy us a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/bettereventspod</p> <p><br> CHECK OUT OUR BEHIND-THE-SCENES RECORDINGS ON YOUTUBE!<br> <br> THANKS FOR THE LOVE! Love this podcast? Please share with your event friends, tag us, and leave a review!</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/support</a>
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BONUS Livestream: Unpopular Event Opinions
<p>In this special episode of the Better Events podcast, Mary and Logan go live on YouTube, Facebook, and LinkedIn to share their event opinions that many might find unpopular. Filled with fun bonus tips, they talk about creating fun at virtual events, wedding dinners vs. late-night snacks, roles of MCs and event marketing plans, and more.</p> <p>Watch the entire episode on the Better Events YouTube and Facebook page as well as Logan Clements and Mary Davidson's LinkedIn Page</p> <p>Logan's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/loganclements/</p> <p>Mary's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maryrosedavidson/</p> <p>FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM:<br> <br> @bettereventspod<br> @loganstrategygroup_events (Logan)<br> @epeventsllc (Mary)</p> <p>Want to support the podcast? Buy us a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/bettereventspod<br> <br> CHECK OUT OUR BEHIND-THE-SCENES RECORDINGS ON YOUTUBE!<br> <br> THANKS FOR THE LOVE! Love this podcast? Please share with your event friends, tag us, and leave a review!</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/support</a>
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43 - How to Secure Hosted Opportunities as an E...
<p>In this episode, we sit down once again with friend of the pod and the head of Global Planning for Blue Ribbon Events, Vanessa Loney. We dive into what we mean when we say hosted opportunities, the value they bring to you as a planner or a vendor or event venue, and how to make the most of hosted experiences.</p> <p>——<br> <br> SHOW NOTES:<br> <a href="https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/episodes/31---Event-Conference-Recap-IMEX-America-2021-e1ad4of" target="_blank">IMEX Recap Episode #31 of the Better Events Pod</a></p> <p>MPI WEC Event2022: <a href="https://www.mpi.org/events/wecsanfrancisco">https://www.mpi.org/events/wecsanfrancisco</a></p> <p>SITE: <a href="https://www.mpi.org/events/wecsanfrancisco">https://www.mpi.org/events/wecsanfrancisco</a></p> <p>IBTM World: <a href="https://www.ibtmworld.com/">https://www.ibtmworld.com/</a><br> -----<br> FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM:<br> <br> @bettereventspod<br> @loganstrategygroup_events (Logan)<br> @epeventsllc (Mary)<br> </p> <p>Want to support the podcast, buy us a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/bettereventspod</p> <p><br> CHECK OUT OUR BEHIND-THE-SCENES RECORDINGS ON YOUTUBE!<br> <br> THANKS FOR THE LOVE! Love this podcast? Please share with your event friends, tag us, and leave a review!</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/support</a>
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42 - Enneagrams and Event Planning
<p>In this episode, we’re talking enneagrams and share our results live and what it means in the event planning world. We’ll go through what enneagrams even are, our live reactions, and how they relate to our event planning process.<br> <br> -----<br> <br> SHOW NOTES:<br> <a href="https://quiz.gretchenrubin.com/" target="_blank">4 Tendencies Quiz</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.amazon.com/Day-Week-productivity-profitability-sustainable/dp/034942490X/ref%3Dasc_df_034942490X/?tag%3Dhyprod-20%26linkCode%3Ddf0%26hvadid%3D459680637280%26hvpos%3D%26hvnetw%3Dg%26hvrand%3D9109665034521358171%26hvpone%3D%26hvptwo%3D%26hvqmt%3D%26hvdev%3Dc%26hvdvcmdl%3D%26hvlocint%3D%26hvlocphy%3D9033474%26hvtargid%3Dpla-863622118022%26psc%3D1&amp;sa=D&amp;source=editors&amp;ust=1644883350820450&amp;usg=AOvVaw02KUni0WPYY-PhBR2IQJ6z " target="_blank">4 Day Week Book</a><br> -----<br> FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM:<br> <br> @bettereventspod<br> @loganstrategygroup_events (Logan)<br> @epeventsllc (Mary)<br> <br> CHECK OUT OUR BEHIND-THE-SCENES RECORDINGS ON SPOTIFY AND YOUTUBE!<br> <br> THANKS FOR THE LOVE! Love this podcast? Please share with your event friends, tag us, and leave a review!</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/support</a>
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41 - How to Transition to Full-Time Entrepreneu...
<p>In this episode, we sit down with Jasmine Smith of SmithCo to talk about how to transition to full entrepreneurship in the event industry. If you've been wanting to amp up your side hustle or transition from full-time employment work to entrepreneurship, this episode is for you!<br> <br> -----<br> <br> SHOW NOTES:<br> <br> - Follow Jasmine here:<br> <br> Website: <a href="http://workwithjasmine.com/" target="_blank"><u>workwithjasmine.com</u></a></p> <p>Instagram: @thejasminesmith</p> <p>Linkedin:<u> </u><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasminesmith1126/" target="_blank"><u>https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasminesmith1126/</u></a></p> <p>Twitter: @jasminedotsmith</p> <p>Listen to her new podcast, Built to Quit wherever you listen to podcasts<br> -----<br> FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM:<br> <br> @bettereventspod<br> @loganstrategygroup_events (Logan)<br> @epeventsllc (Mary)<br> <br> CHECK OUT OUR BEHIND-THE-SCENES RECORDINGS ON YOUTUBE!<br> <br> THANKS FOR THE LOVE! Love this podcast? Please share with your event friends, tag us, and leave a review!</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/support</a>
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40 - Showcalling 101
<p>In this episode, we're talking all about showcalling and being a showcaller. You'll learn what it is and what a showcaller does before and during an event.<br> <br> -----<br> SHOW NOTES:<br> <br> If you're interested in our Run of Show (ROS) template, send us an email at bettereventspod@gmail.com<br> <br> -----<br> FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM:<br> <br> @bettereventspod<br> @loganstrategygroup_events (Logan)<br> @epeventsllc (Mary)<br> <br> CHECK OUT OUR BEHIND-THE-SCENES RECORDINGS ON YOUTUBE!<br> <br> THANKS FOR THE LOVE! Love this podcast? Please share with your event friends, tag us, and leave a review!</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/support</a>
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39 - Microweddings with Gretchen Culver
<p>In this episode we sit down with Gretchen Culver to talk about microweddings!&nbsp;</p> <p>-----</p> <p><strong>SHOW NOTES:</strong></p> <p><strong>(Spotify listeners - don't fret, video podcasts will be returning soon!)</strong></p> <p>- Follow Gretchen here:</p> <p>Website: <a href="http://www.rocketscience.events/http://www.rocketscience.events/" target="_blank">http://www.rocketscience.events/</a></p> <p>Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/rocketscience.events/" target="_blank">https://www.instagram.com/rocketscience.events/</a></p> <p>Facebook: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/rocketsciencewe" target="_blank">https://www.facebook.com/rocketsciencewe</a></p> <p>-----</p> <p>Questions or topic suggestions? Email <a href="https://bettereventspod@gmail.com/" rel="ugc noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">bettereventspod@gmail.com</a></p> <p><strong>FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM:</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/bettereventspod/" rel="ugc noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">@bettereventspod</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/loganstrategygroup_events/" rel="ugc noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">@loganstrategygroup</a> (Logan)</p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/epeventsllc/" rel="ugc noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">@epeventsllc</a> (Mary)</p> <p>CHECK OUT OUR <strong>BEHIND THE SCENES RECORDINGS</strong> ON <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXjtECaK1bq0hQtBWrYxepw" rel="ugc noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">YOUTUBE</a>!</p> <p><strong>THANKS FOR THE LOVE! </strong>Love this podcast? Please share with your event friends, tag us, and leave a review!</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/support</a>
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38 - Leveraging Yourself to Become Referral-Wor...
<p>In this episode we sit down with Bron Hansboro, the Flower Guy, to talk all about referrals and how you can use them to grow and evolve as a business.<br> <br> -----<br> <br> SHOW NOTES:<br> <br> - Follow Bron here:<br> <br> Website: <a href="//www.theflowerguybron.com" target="_blank">www.theflowerguybron.com</a> &nbsp;<br> <br> More About Bron: <a href="https://weddingindustryspeakers.com/speaker/bron-hansboro/" target="_blank">https://weddingindustryspeakers.com/speaker/bron-hansboro/</a><br> <br> Facebook: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/theflowerguybron" target="_blank">https://www.facebook.com/theflowerguybron</a><br> <br> Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/theflowerguybron/">https://www.instagram.com/theflowerguybron/</a><br> <br> -----<br> <br> Enter to win our January Giveaway by sending us an email with content/topic suggestions to bettereventspod@gmail.com. We'll randomly select five of you to win Starbucks gift cards so you can enjoy coffee on us!<br> <br> FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM:<br> <br> @bettereventspod<br> @loganstrategygroup_events (Logan)<br> @epeventsllc (Mary)<br> <br> CHECK OUT OUR BEHIND-THE-SCENES RECORDINGS ON YOUTUBE!<br> <br> THANKS FOR THE LOVE! Love this podcast? Please share with your event friends, tag us, and leave a review!</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/support</a>
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37 - Embrace Your Value & Worth as an Event Pro...
<p>In this episode we sit down with Allison Pieter to talk about knowing your worth.</p> <p>-----</p> <p><strong>SHOW NOTES:</strong></p> <p><strong>(Spotify listeners - don't fret, video podcasts will be returning soon!)</strong></p> <p>- Follow Allison and Cassis Productions here:</p> <p>Website: <a href="https://cassisproductions.com/" target="_blank">https://cassisproductions.com/</a></p> <p>Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/cassisproductions/" target="_blank">https://www.instagram.com/cassisproductions/</a></p> <p>LinkedIn:<a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/cassisproductions" target="_blank"> https://www.linkedin.com/company/cassisproductions</a></p> <p>- Learn about the Metaverse from the EventMB Blog <a href="https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/meet-me-at-the-metaverse?first_name=Mary&amp;last_name=Davidson&amp;email=mary%40epevents.org&amp;country=United%20States&amp;utm_campaign=Meet%20Me%20at%20the%20Metaverse%20Report&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsmi=178832973&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8U_RFtV2IYWGwJjKvJjHV0gwyQDMOPeQt3B2-Os8F9uvi9YxKMuawYg2oBUISyMcml64E-CLjeKCGTWe2sSJ0ayK53Pw&amp;utm_content=178832973&amp;utm_source=hs_email" target="_blank">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>-----</p> <p>Questions or topic suggestions? Email <a href="https://bettereventspod@gmail.com/" rel="ugc noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">bettereventspod@gmail.com</a></p> <p><strong>FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM:</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/bettereventspod/" rel="ugc noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">@bettereventspod</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/loganstrategygroup_events/" rel="ugc noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">@loganstrategygroup</a>_events (Logan)</p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/epeventsllc/" rel="ugc noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">@epeventsllc</a> (Mary)</p> <p>CHECK OUT OUR <strong>BEHIND THE SCENES RECORDINGS</strong> ON <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXjtECaK1bq0hQtBWrYxepw" rel="ugc noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">YOUTUBE</a>!</p> <p><strong>THANKS FOR THE LOVE!</strong> Love this podcast? Please share with your event friends, tag us, and leave a review!</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/better-events-pod/support</a>
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