Episodes: Masonry

S.3 Episode 14: Develop your Personal Brand Without the Label, Bossy

Kate Patay from ILEA Live shares about how she helps brands and individuals create and refine their personal brand.  Tell us about you. I do brand and image strategy now. I spent almost 20 years in special events, I switched to the dark side, I was a vendor for almost 7 years. Then about three...

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S.3 Episode 13: Believe it or Not, Everyone is a Sales Person!

Karen Gordon of Goodshuffle shares some information gold this week!  With a super power of empathy, she shares some helpful tips for those starting out in the events world.   You have to tell us about your career. I started in tech sales and decided I never wanted to work in sales and technology again,...

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S.3 Episode 12: Stop. Collaborate and Listen!

This week is all about collaboration to tell the story and create the best event. Lenny joins Charles and Paige at ILEA live and explains how he has used the relationships he has made in the events industry! You have to tell us about you. I’m in Las Vegas, an experimental architect, aka event producer....

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S.3 Episode 11: Authenticity and Events: The New Movement

Our first international guest, Dan Bolton brings two words to mind: Genuine and Authentic.  He shares how specific events have impacted him as well as help change culture!  This episode shows how events are more than just gatherings but can be movements! How did you get in the events world? Pretty much by fluke, I...

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S.3 Episode 10: Getting Real with an Events Planner Part 2

What are you up to? This spring I took a few months off to be with my kiddos. I was doing the whole mom thing and doing all the activities and cooking, and in the interim I did my first show calling gig. It was terrifying. It’s super scary. I loved the control of it. ...

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S.3 Episode 9: Tomatoes, Crickets, and Heads of Lettuce?

Tell us about your background I was with Microsoft for 13 years came into the program to change the world at Microsoft with food. I was able to do that.  We had some good times and some bad times along the way, but for the most part it came out really well. The thing about...

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S.3 Episode 8: Bringing Back Human Experiences to Events

At ILEA Live we sit down with Kevin White, XPL, and he talks all about the science of human behavior. We were encouraged to think through the human experience at events in order to create an event that your guest will love!

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S.3 Episode 7: “Happily” Save the Planet With Events!

Sarah Shewey is a pioneer woman of the experience economy. She is the Founder & CEO of Happily, a platform that rapidly assembles experiences for the fastest growing brands in the world with the largest network of freelance event producers. She is also the co-founder of TEDActive, the founder of EXP, a co-founder of The...

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S.3 Episode 6: Beam in your Keynote: Using Holograms to up your Event Game!

You can have someone present without being at your event: Holograms.  Ashley C talks all about holograms and how they are changing the events industry. Listen to the expert in the market who has created the patents for this engaging experience! Ashley Crowder, Co-Founder and CEO of VNTANA Tell us holographs? We are all about...

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S.3 Episode 5: Leadership Will Love You

This week’s episode Charles shares his experience of his early days in the events world.  He learned how to use it as an opportunity to grow as well as bridge the gap between leadership and the audience. 

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S. 3 Episode 4: Swag, Gifts, and Apparel: Quality Over Quantity

On this episode of Meeting Minds; Charles and Paige chat with Zach Sussman about merchandise trends in the event industry. Swag (stuff we all get) that people actually want is crucial. Find out what merchandise is likely to resonate and not become waste!

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S.3 Episode 3: Don’t Be Boring, Make a Difference

How do you keep people connected, engaged, and give back?  This week Jordan B from CWT Meetings and Events sits down and shares how he is a “solutions designer”!  Hear how you can come up with ideas and solutions for your events.

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