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S. 3 Ep. 29: Hot Tips with David Adler

We sat down with event expert, David Adler, and were not disappointed! David came with great event pet peeves which ended up turning into a hot tips list! Tell us your story. I am definitely one of the oldest people in our industry at this point. I was a startup guy, I started a magazine....

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S.3 Ep. 28: Magic, Networking, Events, and More!

This week we sit down with Twin Cities’ Brad Gudim, an event veteran.  Listen to how he used events to gain exposure and now creates opportunities for those starting out to meet others! Tell us about you and your story. Well, the story is, I have been in events for a long time. When I...

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S.3 Ep. 27: Wrapping up 2019: Our Favorite Moments

This week Charles and Lisa sit down to talk through segments of the podcast that have stuck with them! We highlight some of our favorites, listen to hear what has changed our team! Charles:I was listening to the one with Justin Jones he’s on the road a lot doing emceeing and promo work and he...

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S.3 Ep.26: Creating a Spectacular Event

What goes into creating a spectacular event? Erich of Spare Key joins us to share how they have transformed their event to be something amazing! Tell us about Spare Key. It was founded in 1997 by a south Saint Paul family. They had a little boy, shortly after he was born he was rushed into...

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S.3 Ep. 25: Be a Boss at Bossing

Dustin Westling is a team leading guru! Listen to how he hires, inspires, and leads a team. Tell us about yourself. I am a life long hospitality professional. My background is in hotels, convention centers, public attractions. I found my place in this industry and over time transformed into the business I have now. We...

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S.3 Ep. 24: Getting the Most out of Your Donors

This week we welcome back Jim Leighton and he shares some of his secrets that has led to success in the fundraising business! Tell us a little bit of your story. The last 14 years I was at Children’s Cancer Research Fund. We produced large events in the twin cities. I’ve raised all my money...

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S.3 Ep.23: Add a Comedic Twist to Your Events

Have you ever thought to add a comedic flair to your event? After listening, you may consider adding someone like Scott Bloom who can contextualize jokes for your audience! How did you get into the events world? Well, I remember specific story when I was in second grade it was at camp, I remember a...

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S.3 Ep. 22: Beachbody Events: 18,000 People Working Out

Beachbody’s events are pretty massive.  Leah Green sits down and walks through the details including a fitness portion that obstructs ten city blocks! How did you end up at Beachbody? You’ve been there for 10 years? Yes. I’ve been here for a long time. I actually got my start with beach body that summer right...

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S.3 Ep. 21: Breaking into the Event Industry’s “Micro-Communities”

This week we have a crossover podcast with Will Curran of EventIcons and Endless Events. He shares his journey in the events world and how he used the different event communities to grow his career.  Listen for advice on connecting with those in the tight knit communities that exist in our industry! Tell us your...

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S.3 Ep. 20: Using Event Design to Make a Difference

David Stark is an event veteran who uses design to make guests feel moved. How does he find inspiration? How does he give back? Tell us your story. When I went to college, I had no idea that there was an events world. I had no idea that this kind of career existed and that...

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