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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11 - Contingency Planning for Events
<p>In this episode, you'll learn more about how you can incorporate contingency planning into your events and why it's so important.</p> <p>-----</p> <p>Bonus tip: <a href="https://www.allseated.com/">Allseated</a> - A great floor planning platform!&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> (Logan)</p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/epeventsllc/" rel="ugc noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">@epeventsllc</a> (Mary)</p> <p><strong>CHECK OUT OUR 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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10 - What Does an Event Planner/Producer Do?
<p>In this episode, you'll learn more about what an event planner/producer does. Whether you are in the event industry, interested in getting started in the industry, or just want to learn more about what we do, this episode is for you!</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</strong> RECORDINGS 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> --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. <a href="https://anchor.fm/app">https://anchor.fm/app</a> 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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9 - Being Authentic on Social Media with Jess K...
<p>We're joined by Jess Keener, of Jess Keener Photography. Jess has been an entrepreneur for the past 13 years running a photography business called Jessica Keener Photography, specializing in portraits and event photography. She is currently starting a new business, Palate Cookies, baking a variety of creative cookies with an exploratory palette of flavors. In today's episode, Jess will guide you on being authentic while building your brand.</p> <p>-----</p> <p>Follow Jess here:</p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/jesskeenerphoto/">@jesskeenerphoto</a>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/palatecookies/">@palatecookies</a>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/keenoncolor/">@keenoncolor </a>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/keenerchronicles/">@keenerchronicles</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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8 - How to Manage Stress
<p>In this episode, you'll learn more about how you can manage stress and come away knowing that you're not alone and that we all need a reminder to take care of our personal needs.</p> <p>-----</p> <p>Why you should try new things - <a href="https://loganclements.medium.com/why-we-all-need-a-mental-jungle-gym-a48a59ba38f3?source=your_stories_page-------------------------------------">Logan's Blog Post</a></p> <p>Is stress good or bad? <a href="https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-wide-wide-world-psychology/201601/why-stress-is-both-good-and-bad">Article 1</a>, <a href="https://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2012/12/good-stress-bad-stress.html">Article 2</a></p> <p>Book Recommendation: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Sleep-Unlocking-Dreams/dp/1501144316">Why We Sleep</a></p> <p>Gretchen Rubin's <a href="https://quiz.gretchenrubin.com/">4 Tendencies Quiz</a> and the <a href="https://gretchenrubin.com/books/the-happiness-project/about-the-book/">Happiness Project</a> book</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</strong> RECORDINGS 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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7 - How to Present Yourself Professionally in t...
<p>In this episode, you'll learn more about upgrading your own virtual setup and how to complete your own speaker tech check and come away with platform and tool suggestions to improve how you present yourself professionally in the virtual world.</p> <p>-----</p> <p>Learn more about our <a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rzeyCdEc1b6uuinUY7T5YZ9e462PClQj/view?usp=sharing">workshop</a> we present on this topic!</p> <p>Our favorite video of the year: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGOofzZOyl8">Lawyer Zoom Cat</a></p> <p>Top 4 platforms for virtual events/streaming: Zoom, Streamyard, OBS, Youtube Live</p> <p>Top 3 tools to upgrade your virtual setup: Ring Light, USB Microphone, Ethernet Cable</p> <p>Check your internet speed at <a href="//fast.com">fast.com</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</strong> RECORDINGS 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> --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. <a href="https://anchor.fm/app">https://anchor.fm/app</a> 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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6 - How to Handle RFPs (Request for Proposals) ...
<p>We're joined by Vanessa Loney, Head of Global Planning for Blue Ribbon Events. Vanessa has overseen some of the most elaborate festivals, corporate events and social galas for a client list that includes celebrities, business executives and non-profits. In today's episode, Vanessa will guide us on how to get more business with RFPs (Request for Proposals) and you, our listeners, will come away knowing how to structure your RFPs and how to find them. We are pleased to have Vanessa as a guest of the Better Events Podcast!</p> <p>-----</p> <p>Follow Vanessa here:</p> <p><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/vanessaloney/" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/BRibbonEvents" target="_blank">Facebook</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/blueribbon_events/" target="_blank">Instagram</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</strong> RECORDINGS 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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5 - What is a Run of Show and Why Does Your Eve...
<p>In today's episode, we're going to dive into your Run of Show/your ROS/timeline and how to build it and use it in your event.</p> <p>-----</p> <p>Check out <a href="https://loganclements.medium.com/why-you-need-an-event-plan-for-your-next-zoom-meeting-2836f7c92edb?source=your_stories_page-------------------------------------">Logan's Blog post</a> and <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcN6OTl6PCs&amp;t">YouTube video</a> about this topic!</p> <p>Exclusive listener giveaway: Email us for a copy of a Run of Show template!</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><strong>CHECK OUT OUR 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> --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. <a href="https://anchor.fm/app">https://anchor.fm/app</a> 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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4 - Fundraising Event Strategies for Non-Profits
<p>In today's episode, you'll learn about strategies to utilize when planning your fundraising event and come away with tangible tips on how to get started. Mary and Logan tackle the best kind of fundraisers to do and if fundraisers really are the best way to raise funds.&nbsp;</p> <p>-----</p> <p>Our favorite fundraising event platforms: <a href="https://www.auctria.com/">Auctria</a>, <a href="https://www.pledge.to/">Pledgeling</a>, <a href="https://www.onecause.com/">One Cause</a>, <a href="https://www.greatergiving.com/en">Greater Giving</a>, and <a href="https://www.charityauctionstoday.com/">Charity Auctions Today</a>&nbsp;</p> <p>Questions about fundraising platforms? Reach out at our email below!&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> (Logan)</p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/epeventsllc/" rel="ugc noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">@epeventsllc</a> (Mary)</p> <p><strong>CHECK OUT OUR 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> --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. <a href="https://anchor.fm/app">https://anchor.fm/app</a> 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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3 - COVID Compliance at Hybrid Events with Jacl...
<p>We're joined by Jaclyn from Plan Me Away LLC as she shares how to stay COVID compliant at hybrid events. Jaclyn, based out of LA, has over 20 years of experience in event production and business operations and we are pleased to have her as a guest of the Better Events Podcast!&nbsp;</p> <p>-----</p> <p>- Follow Jaclyn <a href="https://www.instagram.com/planmeaway/">@planmeaway</a> on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter and learn more about her services at <a href="https://planmeaway.co/">planmeaway.co</a></p> <p>**Disclaimer: Check your CDC guidelines, we are not medical professionals.&nbsp;</p> <p>- <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/large-events/considerations-for-events-gatherings.html">CDC Guidelines</a> for large gathering (check your state and county rules for more in depth guidance)</p> <p>- <a href="https://healtheducationservices.net/training/covid-19-compliance-officer-c19co/">COVID Compliance Officer information&nbsp;</a></p> <p>- <a href="https://www.eventscouncil.org/COVID-19/COVID-19-resources">Events Council Guidelines</a></p> <p>- <a href="http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/coronavirus/docs/protocols/Reopening_MusicTelevisionFilmProduction.pdf">Appendix J</a> (referred to in episode)</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><strong>CHECK OUT OUR 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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2 - Starting with Why & Finding Your Event Nort...
<p>In today's episode, you'll learn more about your why / your events North Star and how you can apply it to your planning process to create better events!&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://loganclements.medium.com/define-your-why-how-to-bring-focus-to-your-event-39e5aee0aecb?source=your_stories_page-------------------------------------">Logan's Blog post</a></p> <p>Email <a href="//bettereventspod@gmail.com">Mary</a> for her event Marketing/Communications Timeline Template.</p> <p>Check your internet speed at <a href="https://fast.com/">https://fast.com.</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><strong>CHECK OUT OUR BEHIND THE SCENES RECORDINGS ON </strong><a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXjtECaK1bq0hQtBWrYxepw" rel="ugc noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">YOUTUBE</a><strong>!</strong></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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1 - What Is the Better Events Podcast?
<p>What is this podcast? Who are your hosts? What can you expect in this podcast? What will you gain by listening to this podcast? Take a listen to find out!</p> <p>Logan's favorite clipboard linked <a href="https://www.target.com/p/plastic-document-holder-with-clipboard-up-38-up-8482/-/A-13319449#lnk=sametab">here</a>.</p> <p>Our favorite project management tools: <a href="https://toggl.com/">Toggl</a> or <a href="https://clickup.com/">ClickUp</a></p> <p>Mary's favorite caterer/food presentation: <a href="https://www.subzeroicecream.com/">Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream</a></p> <p>-----</p> <p><strong>Questions or topic suggestions?</strong> Email <a href="//bettereventspod@gmail.com">bettereventspod@gmail.com</a></p> <p><strong>FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM:</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/bettereventspod/">@bettereventspod</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/loganstrategygroup_events/">@loganstrategygroup</a> (Logan)</p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/epeventsllc/">@epeventsllc</a> (Mary)</p> <p><strong>CHECK OUT OUR BEHIND THE SCENES RECORDINGS ON </strong><a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXjtECaK1bq0hQtBWrYxepw"><strong>YOUTUBE</strong></a><strong>!</strong></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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Trailer: Better Events
<p>Welcome to the "Better Events" podcast! Join two event strategists, Logan Clements and Mary Davidson, who believe we can all create, host and attend better events.</p> <p>In this podcast you will:</p> <p>1. Learn about event strategy and actions that you can use today as an event host, planner, or manager,<br> 2. Hear directly from the people who are creating innovative and inspiring events today and tomorrow<br> 3. And Grow your business along the way!</p> <p>Now let's get started and thanks for listening to the "Better Events" podcast.</p> <p>-----</p> <p><strong>SHOW NOTES:</strong>&nbsp;</p> <p>Questions or topic suggestions? Email <a href="//bettereventspod@gmail.com">bettereventspod@gmail.com</a> &nbsp;</p> <p>FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/bettereventspod/">@bettereventspod</a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/loganstrategygroup_events/">@loganstrategygroup_events</a> (Logan) <a href="https://www.instagram.com/epeventsllc/">@epeventsllc</a> (Mary)<a href="https://www.instagram.com/epeventsllc/"> &nbsp;</a></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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