Talk with Renee Dalo

Renee Dalo

Biz Chat for Wedding Pros and Creative Business Owners. Entrepreneurship is a crazy ride, and it's easy to keep your head down, do the work, and hope and pray that you've got it right. Right? Talk with Renee Dalo brings you real talk straight from the mouth of biz owners who have been there! We get down to the nitty-gritty so that you can take action and uplevel your business today! read less
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213 | Talk about the Client Experience with Kara Hanes
5d ago
213 | Talk about the Client Experience with Kara Hanes
Creating 5-Star Client Experiences in the Wedding Industry You won't believe what Kara Hanes, wedding photographer has to say about authentic client communication and the game-changing strategies that have transformed her business. Get ready to be inspired and take your client experience to the next level.  Regular and thoughtful client nurturing can enhance relationships and elevate service delivery in the wedding industry. This involves providing consistent communication, educational resources, and personalized services. It also means embracing diversity and inclusivity, ensuring all clients, regardless of body type or size, feel valued and understood, contributing to a more inclusive and welcoming business environment. Kara Hanes is a photographer and educator with a passion for capturing cherished moments with her background in education. Before delving into the world of photography, Kara embarked on a fulfilling journey in early childhood education. Graduating with a degree in Early Childhood Education in 2007, she dedicated a decade of her life to nurturing young minds as a preschool teacher. Immersed in the delightful chaos of a classroom, Kara honed invaluable skills that transcend into her current career. Her years spent guiding and educating preschoolers provided her with a unique skill set that seamlessly translates into her business. Kara's ability to multitask effortlessly became an asset in orchestrating the perfect client experience with wedding celebrations and senior photoshoots. Her background as an educator equipped her with the art of gentle authority—knowing precisely when to step in for direction while also understanding the beauty of allowing moments to unfold naturally. Kara's keen sense of communication, a crucial element in both teaching and photography, ensures that every interaction is engaging, informative, and enjoyable.
212 | Talk about Gen Z's Influence on the Wedding Industry with Amanda Shuman
Feb 23 2024
212 | Talk about Gen Z's Influence on the Wedding Industry with Amanda Shuman
Get With the Times or Get Left Behind: Updating Your Biz for Gen Z Are you feeling stuck in your wedding business, trying to cater to the elusive Gen Z clientele? You might have been told to stick to traditional marketing strategies, but let's face it - that's not getting you the results you want. It's time to shake things up and take some brave, imperfect action to attract Gen Z clients and stay ahead in the industry. If you're feeling stagnant or overwhelmed, this episode is your guide to infusing authenticity, experimenting with new approaches, and making your business relevant to the next generation. Get ready to take your wedding business to the next level with some bold, out-of-the-box strategies! Designer, strategist, marketer and speaker, Amanda Shuman is an expert brand strategist and designer for creatives. She's the founder and CEO of Carrylove Designs, a fully-remote digital marketing agency for creative small businesses. With over 100 success stories, her team of designers and copywriters helps creatives craft a brand that stands out from the crowd so they can make more doing what they love. Known for her 'strategy-first' way of thinking, she's had the opportunity to appear on dozens of podcasts, virtual summits, and stages for creatives around the nation and supported entrepreneurs including Heidi Thompson, Maria Bayer, and Brandee Gaar. At Carrylove Designs, she’s committed to providing services and education to support creative small businesses so they can get paid more to do what they love while working less. A strong believer in the power of intentional branding, Amanda knows pairing a beautiful brand aesthetic with an intentional website strategy is the cornerstone for success and booking clients effortlessly. Connect with Amanda Shuman Carry Love Designs (website) Instagram Join the Find Your Ideal Client challenge at carrylovedesigns.com/client to build an avatar based on past data and experiences to identify your ideal client clearly. See you next week, friends!
211 | Talk about Hyper-Personalized Weddings with Steven Grietzer from Provenance
Feb 15 2024
211 | Talk about Hyper-Personalized Weddings with Steven Grietzer from Provenance
Imagine a tool that’s transforming wedding ceremonies, and it’s not what you’d expect. This isn’t just about vows and speeches; it’s a game-changer for wedding planners. Join me in uncovering the unexpected with Providence’s hyper-personalized approach. Get ready for a revelation that will reshape the wedding industry. Stay tuned for the unexpected. My special guest is Steven Greitzer. Steven Greitzer, the founder and CEO of Provenance, has been at the forefront of modernizing wedding ceremony design. With a background in the technology sector, his innovative approach has transformed the wedding industry. Passionate about crafting meaningful and personalized ceremony scripts, vows, and toasts, Steven has empowered tens of thousands of wedding planners, couples, officiants, and guests. His expertise in hyper-personalized wedding trends and the evolving dynamics of wedding ceremonies makes him an invaluable source of knowledge for wedding planners seeking to elevate their clients’ wedding experiences. "The wedding itself has changed tremendously, and in very short order too. In 2009, about 60% of weddings were held in churches, in synagogues mosques, and some sort of religious venue. Today, that's only 22%. Today, 60% of couples write and read their own vows, as opposed to reading traditional vows that come from some sort of religious text." - Steven Grietzer In this episode, you will learn all about: How to guide your couples in personalizing their wedding ceremonies to create unforgettable moments.How to prepare friend or family officiants to elevate the wedding experience.Explore Provenance software for seamless officiant, ceremony, vow and toast management.Guide your clients to overcome challenges in writing heartfelt wedding vows.Many of Renee's personal stories of ceremonies & vows gone wrong. It's great for a laugh! Connect with Provenance Website / Use code RENEE for 20% off Instagram TikTok What Renee's Obsessed With This Week I'm teaching a brand-new free Masterclass, "Provenance, Prose & Prosperity" all about HOW Planners can use this amazing tool to not only help their clients, but uplevel their whole experience and make a little passive income too. Join me here.  (If you see this after the date of the Masterclass, you can sign up to receive the replay!) Until next week, friends!
209 | Talk About Single Parenting + Entrepreneurship with Heidi Schalk
Jan 20 2024
209 | Talk About Single Parenting + Entrepreneurship with Heidi Schalk
As the product of a single-parent home, I cannot believe we’ve never touched on this topic in almost four years of the podcast! Since I am child-free by choice, I invited my new friend Heidi Schalk on the show to chat all about it – and chat we did! We covered this topic and many others in this week’s episode. Heidi believes children should actively participate in their parents’ goals and aspirations. She sees this as an opportunity to teach them about goal-setting, teamwork, and responsibility. By including them in the family’s journey towards success, children learn valuable skills and how to contribute positively to society. Today’s guest is Heidi Schalk, a single parent and entrepreneur who has navigated the challenges of running a business while raising her children. She transitioned from being a stay-at-home mom to building a successful business, overcoming her fears and mindset obstacles. With a background in health and wellness, including personal training and bodybuilding, Heidi’s journey into entrepreneurship was driven by a desire to create a sustainable income while being present for her family. Her experience in balancing work and family life offers valuable insights and practical advice for single parents seeking personal and professional growth. As a business coach, Heidi brings a unique perspective to the conversation, sharing her wisdom and experiences to inspire others on their own journeys. Connect with Heidi Schalk Website / Instagram TikTok / LinkedIn Things We Mentioned in This Episode Check out Heidi’s podcast: Be S.H.E (Renee will be a guest later this year!) Better with Renee Dalo / Renee's monthly membership for entrepreneurs What Renee’s Obsessed With This Week Wedding Business CEO Summit – Online Summit February 12th – 16th 2024 / Get your free ticket here See you next week, friends! Same time, same place.
208 | Talk About Monetizing Social Media with Dominic & Serena
Jan 12 2024
208 | Talk About Monetizing Social Media with Dominic & Serena
If you're feeling frustrated and overwhelmed by the lack of engagement on your social media posts, then you are not alone! You may have already tried boosting posts or running ads, only to see minimal results and wasted money. Instead of attracting your ideal clients and generating leads, your efforts may be falling flat and leaving you feeling discouraged. It's time to shift your strategy and focus on creating authentic and valuable content that resonates with your audience, leading to sustainable income and business growth. Joining me this week are the talented wedding professionals, Dominic and Serena. With their combined expertise as MC, wedding DJ, and wedding planner, they bring a fresh perspective to our conversation on monetizing social media in the wedding industry. Their journey of embracing social media as a platform for generating passive income is both relatable and inspiring. Dominic and Serena's genuine approach and willingness to share their experiences make them valuable contributors to our discussion. Their insights into the balance between showcasing the dreamy allure of weddings and staying authentic on social media will resonate with industry peers seeking to harness the power of digital platforms. Get ready for an enlightening exchange filled with practical advice and industry wisdom. Connect with The Wedding Duo On TikTok On Instagram Things We Mentioned in This Episode The Emu Lady (KnucleBump Farms) and their Emu Emmanuel (not David, as I said, lol) Archival Pens for ketubah signing - Renee recommends! What Renee's Obsessed With This Week Be Sage Conference - Join me in Mexico next month for top-notch education, relaxation, and more! Wedding Summit Series: Planners Workshop - January 30 & 31st
205 | Talk about Booking More Clients with Jane Goodrich
Dec 15 2023
205 | Talk about Booking More Clients with Jane Goodrich
Join us as we dive into the world of word-of-mouth marketing and excellent client relationships with photographer Jane Goodrich. Discover the power of building lasting connections with intention, and listen in as Jane walks us through her 8 Steps to Booking More Weddings. We also dive into Jane's impressive (and easy!) email funnel workflow - it's so good!! You can find Jane on her website. And Picsello on IG and the website. About Jane Goodrich Jane Goodrich is an award-winning photographer, Founder and CEO of Picsello, and a passionate advocate for helping creative professionals thrive in the photography industry. Jane possesses a strong background in business and marketing, which has been instrumental in her success. Having managed two successful photography businesses and built The Photography Business brand, she has garnered immense respect within the industry for her ability to run a prosperous and thriving photography business. Based in New York, Jane’s journey as a photographer began at a remarkably young age, directing her first photo shoot at the tender age of 4. Over the years, she has honed her skills and grown professionally to become a noted commercial photographer and renowned newborn and children’s photographer. Beyond her artistic talents, Jane’s true passion lies in mentorship and education. As a dedicated mentor, she empowers both professional and amateur photographers by teaching them how to launch and sustain successful businesses. In an industry that demands both artistic excellence and business acumen, Jane’s guidance has proven invaluable to photographers seeking to make their mark. Jane channeled her extensive knowledge and experience into creating Picsello, a groundbreaking platform designed to empower photographers. Picsello provides photographers with the tools they need to efficiently manage, market, and monetize their businesses, making it a game-changer in the photography world. Through Picsello, Jane continues to shape the future of the photography industry by fostering a community of thriving creative professionals. What Renee's Obsessed With This Week Better with Renee Dalo (Holiday Special $100 off the year, expires 12/31) How to Write a Year-in-Review Post - I wrote this a few years ago, but the education still stands! Grammarly - save your writing from typos.
204 | Talk about Permission to Speak with Samara Bay
Dec 8 2023
204 | Talk about Permission to Speak with Samara Bay
Do you desire to gain more confidence in expressing your true self and presenting your ideas? Join us as our guest, Samara Bay shares the key to unlocking your inner wisdom and tapping into the power of your voice for greater impact and influence. Discover how to harness the strength of your authentic expression for more effective communication and successful idea pitching. Samara Bay's teachings transcend the ordinary and delve into the transformative impact of voice. Understanding this impact helps individuals embark on a journey toward self-empowerment, contributing to personal growth and positive change. Together, Renee Dalo and Samara explore how this transformation leads to profound experiences, enabling individuals to confidently pitch ideas and influence their professional and personal spheres. Samara Bay, an accomplished author and speaker known for her book "Permission to Speak," offers a fresh take on the power of voice and unlocking wisdom. With her unique insights, Samara encourages individuals to embrace their authentic voice, fostering greater confidence in communication and pitching ideas. Her expertise in empowering others to unleash their potential and communicate effectively makes her a valuable resource for those seeking to amplify their impact. Through her work, Samara brings a dynamic perspective to the art of authentic self-expression, making her a trusted voice in the realm of personal and professional growth. To watch Samara's interview with Deepak Chopra, go here. Things We Mentioned in This Episode "A Thousand Times Before, Reprise" by Tara Mohr Better with Renee Dalo (Holiday Special $100 off the year, expires 12/31) Permission to Speak, How to Change What Power Sounds Like, Starting with You by Samara Bay How to Pitch: A Zoom Workshop on Getting to Yes with Samara Bay Connect with Samara Follow Samara on IG Samara's website Connect with Renee Follow Renee Dalo on IG Subscribe on YouTube
203 | Talk about Relationships & Entrepreneurship + Enneagram with Natalia Hernandez
Dec 2 2023
203 | Talk about Relationships & Entrepreneurship + Enneagram with Natalia Hernandez
Navigating Relationships with Enneagram Wisdom: A Conversation with Natalia Hernandez If you're feeling frustrated and disconnected in your relationships, despite your efforts to communicate and understand each other, then you are not alone! You might find yourself constantly arguing or feeling like your partner doesn't get you, leaving you feeling unheard and unseen. But there is hope! By learning about the Enneagram and how it can improve understanding and communication in relationships, you can start to bridge the gap and build stronger connections with your loved ones. My special guest is Natalia Hernandez Natalia Hernandez, a distinguished relationship coach and Enneagram specialist, possesses extensive experience in guiding entrepreneurs through the complexities of their personal and professional relationships. With a comprehensive understanding of the Enneagram, Natalia provides invaluable insights into the impact of personality types on relationship dynamics. Her background as an entrepreneur equips her to offer practical strategies for effective communication, fostering empathy, and navigating the intricacies of intimate relationships. Natalia's expertise, combined with her pragmatic approach, positions her as a trusted authority for individuals seeking to fortify their connections and achieve greater relational fulfillment. In this episode, you will be able to: Understand Enneagram types to improve relationship dynamics and communication. Harness the power of Enneagram for personal growth and self-discovery. Utilize Enneagram insights to enhance relationships and wedding planning. Explore how Enneagram principles can strengthen entrepreneurial ventures. Uncover the impact of Enneagram on relationships for a more fulfilling life. Connect with Natalia Hernandez Follow Natalia Hernandez on Instagram at @nataliahernandezcoaching for more insights on Enneagram and relationship coaching.Check out Natalia's podcast, Enneagram and Love, for in-depth discussions on using Enneagram in relationships.Visit Natalia's website, nataliahernandezcoaching.com, to access her practical guide to Enneagram and her resource on how to stop arguing and start communicating.Grab Natalia's guide called Practical Guide to Enneagram to dive deeper into understanding Enneagram and its application in personal and professional relationships.
202 | A Week in the Life at Wedding MBA
Nov 22 2023
202 | A Week in the Life at Wedding MBA
Renee Dalo, the host of Talk with Renee Dalo, takes us behind the scenes of her experiences at the Wedding MBA conference in this special episode. As she embarks on a week filled with networking, learning, and growth, Renee shares her excitement and gratitude for being able to attend such a prestigious event. From the DIY preparations for her booth to the joy of reuniting with industry friends, Renee's diary entries paint a vivid picture of the conference's bustling atmosphere. Despite the challenges of little sleep and high-stress levels, Renee's dedication to making the most of the week shines through. She emphasizes the importance of showing gratitude and being present, not only for herself but also for the attendees of her Conference Confident experience. With a desire to do her best and create meaningful connections, Renee looks forward to a successful week at Wedding MBA. Key Takeaways  Gain valuable insights and behind-the-scenes experiences from the Wedding MBA conference that will elevate your wedding business.Discover the power of gratitude and how expressing it can enhance your conference experience and unlock new opportunities.Explore the challenges of conference logistics and learn practical strategies to navigate them smoothly for a stress-free event.Embrace and celebrate the influential voices of women in the wedding industry, and learn how their perspectives can shape and inspire your business.Prioritize self-care during intense conferences to ensure you stay energized, focused, and ready to make the most out of every moment. Mentioned in This Episode: Oduberg Law Not Your Average Law Refine for Wedding Planners Becca Poutney / Check out my episode of her show here! Wedding Summit Series Conference Confident 2024 (Holiday Special 25% off, expires 11/27) What Renee's Obsessed With This Week Better with Renee Dalo (Holiday Special $100 off the year, expires 11/27) ONE/SIZE by Patrick Starr: Mini On 'Til Dawn Mattifying Waterproof Setting Spray
201 | Talk about Brave Leadership with Crystal Whitaker
Nov 17 2023
201 | Talk about Brave Leadership with Crystal Whitaker
Do you want to enhance your leadership skills and foster inclusivity within your organization? Are you seeking a solution to create an environment where everyone feels valued and included? Look no further! Our guest, Crystal Whittaker, will be sharing her expertise on brave leadership in creating inclusive environments, offering you the key to unlocking improved leadership skills and the ability to cultivate a truly inclusive workplace. Join us as we explore the solution to achieving an atmosphere that embraces diversity and empowers all individuals to thrive. Crystal Whittaker founded Crystal Lily Creative, a well-established branding and leadership development consulting firm specializing in creating inclusive environments. With her extensive expertise, Crystal offers coaching and brand photography services to leaders and businesses seeking to disrupt the status quo and build brands rooted in core values. She is also the author of the highly acclaimed book, "Brave Leadership Is a Choice," which serves as an inclusive guide to creating a sense of belonging. Crystal's deep understanding of brave leadership enables her to empower individuals to foster connection, creativity, and collaboration in their organizations. Her insights and experiences make her a sought-after guest, providing valuable perspectives on the topic of building inclusive environments through brave leadership. What Renee's Obsessed With this week:  Better with Renee Dalo Full Focus Planners The key moments in this episode are: 00:00:00 - Introduction  00:02:51 - Finding Inner Bravery 00:06:49 - Creating Containers for Others  00:09:32 - Collaborative Leadership  00:11:19 - Recognizing Bad Leadership  00:15:42 - College Speech Class Experience  00:17:01 - Charisma and Competence  00:18:22 - Teaching Charisma and Building Confidence  00:19:58 - Leadership and Humans  00:22:10 - Vulnerability and Leadership  00:29:48 - Learning to let go and recalibrate  00:31:24 - Making choices and saying goodbye  00:33:47 - The misconception of leadership for women  00:35:15 - Frustrations of ongoing equity conversations  00:37:33 - The challenges of pursuing equity in leadership  00:44:23 - Crystal's Habits for Self-Care  00:46:15 - Voice Notes as a Journaling Alternative  00:47:02 - Better Membership and January Goal Setting  00:48:07 - No Black Friday Sales, Full Focus Planner Recommendation  00:49:54 - Thanksgiving Episode Announcement  *************************************************** Subscribe to Renee's (new) YouTube Channel here Follow Renee on IG here and TikTok here Until next week, friends!