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This is Speaking of Events – The podcast for Event Industry Leaders We bring together innovators, strategic rock stars, and visionary creatives to talk about all about events, industry trends, and anything in between.

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Working With a Professional - Kati O’Brien - Speaking of Events - Episode # 032
Oct 13 2022
Working With a Professional - Kati O’Brien - Speaking of Events - Episode # 032
Today’s guest loves to create a vision and bring it to life. Kati O’Brien is the Director of Implementation and Training at SkedgeAlert. She sees the importance of event planning and how wonderful an event can be when it’s done with a planning professional. Kati joins the host Kerri Garbis to talk about her experience in the event industry.   Takeaways Event planning professionals go through extensive training to be where they are today and use that training to help corporate companies put on amazing events. When companies try and do it on their own they end up struggling and not producing as good of an event.Kati enjoys putting all the pieces together for an event and getting it ready for the public to take part in the process. If Kati could change one thing about the event industry it would be that she would get rid of name tags. In her previous jobs, Kati was a headhunter and that taught her valuable skills for her next job and how to value people in a company. Kati spent time working at trade shows and she fell in love with those events she found that she has a passion for planning events. The day the event goes live is Kati’s favorite part of the event process.When dealing with an event professional, it’s important to use your manners and treat them with respect.    Quote of the Show 3:52 “Event planning is a profession and it's not something that you just pick up on a whim.”   Links LinkedIn:   Ways to Tune In: Amazon Music - Podcast - - Play - -     Speaking of Events is produced by Ringmaster, on a mission to create connections through B2B podcasts. Learn more at
Working With a Professional - Kati O’Brien - Speaking of Events - Episode # 032
Oct 13 2022
Working With a Professional - Kati O’Brien - Speaking of Events - Episode # 032
Today’s guest loves to create a vision and bring it to life. Kati O’Brien is the Director of Implementation and Training at SkedgeAlert. She sees the importance of event planning and how wonderful an event can be when it’s done with a planning professional. Kati joins the host Kerri Garbis to talk about her experience in the event industry.   Takeaways Event planning professionals go through extensive training to be where they are today and use that training to help corporate companies put on amazing events. When companies try and do it on their own they end up struggling and not producing as good of an event.Kati enjoys putting all the pieces together for an event and getting it ready for the public to take part in the process. If Kati could change one thing about the event industry it would be that she would get rid of name tags. In her previous jobs, Kati was a headhunter and that taught her valuable skills for her next job and how to value people in a company. Kati spent time working at trade shows and she fell in love with those events she found that she has a passion for planning events. The day the event goes live is Kati’s favorite part of the event process.When dealing with an event professional, it’s important to use your manners and treat them with respect.    Quote of the Show 3:52 “Event planning is a profession and it's not something that you just pick up on a whim.”   Links LinkedIn:   Ways to Tune In: Amazon Music - Podcast - - Play - -     Speaking of Events is produced by Ringmaster, on a mission to create connections through B2B podcasts. Learn more at
Arrow Heading Special Events - Jacquelyn Carroll - Speaking of Events - Episode # 031
Oct 6 2022
Arrow Heading Special Events - Jacquelyn Carroll - Speaking of Events - Episode # 031
Today’s guest has seen more than her fair share of professional football games. Jacquelyn Carroll is the Corporate Events Manager with the Kansas City Chiefs. Jacquelyn is passionate about sports and providing guests to all the events at Arrowhead Stadium with an unforgettable experience. Jacquelyn joins the host Kerri Garbis to share some of her tips on professional event planning.    Takeaways Behind every great event is a person with an idea and that is idea is made with good intentions about creating lasting memories. Events at the end of the day are a human experience. In the event space now, the teams are much larger than they were before covid because there is more work that needs to go around.Jacquelyn spent time in South Korea helping to set up the Winter Olympics in Pyongyang. In a lot of events, you get emotionally invested in the outcome and you will hold onto the memories from those events for a lifetime.Part of being a great event coordinator is being very detail-oriented, customer friendly, and having the ability to think on your toes.  In the event space, you have to be proactive versus reactive. Nothing will ever go to plan so you need to think ahead and plan for the worst and try to avoid it coming true.Jacquelyn’s favorite part of the event process is when people walk into the event space and light up seeing all the amazing work that has been done.   Quote of the Show 4:47 “I wish more people knew that behind every great event is a person with an idea.”   Links: LinkedIn:   Ways to Tune In: Amazon Music - Podcast - - Play - -   Speaking of Events is produced by Ringmaster, on a mission to create connections through B2B podcasts. Learn more at
Saying Yes to Yourself - Andrew Roby - Speaking of Events - Episode # 030
Sep 29 2022
Saying Yes to Yourself - Andrew Roby - Speaking of Events - Episode # 030
It’s a very special day for Speaking of Events! We celebrate reaching 30 episodes and today’s guest couldn’t be better for the occasion. Andrew Roby is the Corporate Event Planner at Andrew Roby Planner. Andrew joins the host Kerri Garbis to talk about diversity within the event industry and shares some of his tips on how to be a successful event planner.   Takeaways Events are a life-changing experience and more people need to appreciate that. Especially now during the pandemic, it is important to have those human connections with others.It’s important that there are still barriers that are being overcome in terms of race within the event space, we should be normalizing having more people of color in larger roles.You can walk the walk, but at the end of the day, you need to be able to talk to the talk as well. You can talk about being inclusive and having higher positions for other races but you need to prove that you are serious to your word as well.Roughly 25% of additional companies have begun to evaluate their diversity programs to make sure that they are not just going to the same people over and over again and are spreading their money around.A work/life balance is an important balance and a necessary part of life. Everything at the end of the day will come back to that and don’t feel like you have to work yourself to death.Andrew’s journey in events started with his time in the army. He helped put on the Coca-Cola classic and some fashion shows as well. The best way to take care of an event professional is by asking them how you can help. It’s good to be their support system if they need one.   Quote of the Show 3:41 “I really wish people would see events for the life-changing experiences that they really are.”   Links: LinkedIn:   Ways to Tune In: Amazon Music - Podcast - - Play - - of Events is produced by Ringmaster, on a mission to create connections through B2B podcasts. Learn more at
Professionally Planned - Daniela Arciniegas - Speaking of Events - Episode # 029
Sep 22 2022
Professionally Planned - Daniela Arciniegas - Speaking of Events - Episode # 029
Today’s guest knows that each event being put on in the corporate world has a plan or a theme to it, and she aims to take advantage of each and every event. Daniela Arciniegas is the Manager of Corporate Events at The Intersect Group. Daniela joins the host Kerri Garbis to talk and share some of her tips for corporate event planning and how to make them run smoothly.   Takeaways There is a large business purpose behind having a corporate event. It allows large companies to have people network and gain more knowledge from the people around them.People tend to stay with the groups they arrived with when they go to an event but it’s essential to go around and network. Networking could help you to find a solution to a problem you might be having.While people at the executive level of a company are usually pretty busy, it’s important to come up to them with an elevator pitch and grab their attention before they are gone. Younger event professionals tend to be more nervous or shy because of the online schooling they had to go through and losing that touch of human interaction. Daniela’s favorite part of the event process is seeing how it looks before all the guests arrive. She enjoys seeing something that you visualised come to life. The best way to take care of an event professional is to remind them to close their eyes and take a moment to take a few depths breaths to relax and recover from the stress of planning an event.   Quote of the Show 9:07 “Make that elevator pitch align with how you see your growth within the company.”   Links LinkedIn: to Tune In: Amazon Music - Podcast - - Play - - of Events is produced by Ringmaster, on a mission to create connections through B2B podcasts. Learn more at
The Show Must Go On - Angela Alea - Speaking of Events - Episode # 028
Sep 8 2022
The Show Must Go On - Angela Alea - Speaking of Events - Episode # 028
Today’s guest knows all about the behind-the-scenes work that goes into making a live event run smoothly and seem flawless. Angela Alea, the Chief Revenue Officer at LASSO. Angela is also the host of the Corralling the Chaos Podcast. Angela joins the host Kerri Garbis to share her tips on how to successfully run a corporate event.   Takeaways: There needs to be more of an appreciation of what it takes to create these amazing experiences. It takes weeks of work for one event to be planned and can be a logistical nightmare. The event industry is incredibly underserved when it comes to having good tools and investments in place. This means that people who work in this industry have to be even more careful to make sure events run smoothly. During the pandemic, 38% of people in the event industry left that business altogether because of the stress it was causing them. The pandemic allowed the event industry to take a reflective look at itself and move on from some of the bad habits in the industry and make it better for everyone.The event industry is very misunderstood. With people thinking it’s not as important as it actually is, it leads to a smaller amount of investments that come in. Before COVID, the event industry was full of creative minds but you also need business-savvy minds who understand the financial aspects of creating an event.The best way to take care of an event professional is to treat them with respect. Every day they bring a lot to the table and their stress level is very high.   Quote of the Show 4:03 “The calmest part of any show is during the show.”   Links: LinkedIn:   Ways to Tune In: Amazon Music - Podcast - - Play - - of Events is produced by Ringmaster, on a mission to create connections through B2B podcasts. Learn more at
Properly Planning Events - Jennifer Delaney - Speaking of Events - Episode # 027
Sep 1 2022
Properly Planning Events - Jennifer Delaney - Speaking of Events - Episode # 027
Today’s guest is a results-driven professional who has 14 years of marketing and event management experience. Jennifer Delaney is the Manager of Corporate Events at Netsmart. Jennifer is passionate about events and making sure that event planners also take care of themselves. Jennifer joins the host Kerri Garbis to share some of her tips on professional event planning.   Takeaways The event industry is now faster-paced than it was before COVID took over. A lot of aspects of the industry had to change as well to keep up with the COVID guidelines.Event professionals aren’t just party planners. There is an incredible amount of thought and detail that goes on behind the scenes. It’s important to take some time to recover mentally and really recharge. Planning events can be stressful and it can wear on you quickly if you aren’t careful.As an event professional, you have to be quick to react when things are happening and be more solution-focused rather than panicking.The last couple of years has re-validated why events are so important. Human interaction is a fundamental part of our everyday lives, and it helps our overall wellbeingYou can use data to find a way to be more strategic with your communication and then that can lead to more people showing up to your events.Jennifer’s favorite moment in the event process is seeing when all the hard work has come to work   Quote of the Show 3:30 “[Event professionals] are like a duck on water. We're calm and cool and collected on top. And then underneath, we're just paddling like heck.” Links LinkedIn:   Ways to Tune In: Amazon Music - Podcast - - Play - - of Events is produced by Ringmaster, on a mission to create connections through B2B podcasts. Learn more at
Building a Relationship - Jennifer Cowie - Speaking of Events - Episode # 026
Aug 25 2022
Building a Relationship - Jennifer Cowie - Speaking of Events - Episode # 026
Have you heard the term “glamping” before? It’s camping but fancy! Today’s guest is big on glamping as an event professional, so it only makes for the best glampers out there to talk. Jennifer Cowie is the Corporate Event Manager at Canadian Water Network. Jennifer joins host Kerri Garbis to share some of her tips for professional event planning.   Takeaways The most important part of event planning is the feedback from guests on how the event went. It helps to shape all your events going forward. You want to make the event that you are producing more eventful and impactful for the attendees.It’s good to be aware of the carbon footprint you are having by putting on an event. Try and plan an event that is environmentally friendly.Some events are more focused on internal events now rather than making virtual events for everyone to attend.There’s something incredible about an in-person event where you can see people connecting in person and building relationships.There are plenty of options available for hybrid events where you can change camera angles and give the speaker a tool to interact with the virtual audience. When it comes to young professionals in the event space, you want them to feel like they are a part of the conversation and to not discount their questions.   Quote of the Show 3:12 “Feedback for me and, and how important your feedback is when you attend events, is really what helps us shape events as we move forward.”   Links LinkedIn: to Tune In: Amazon Music - Podcast - - Play - -   Speaking of Events is produced by Ringmaster, on a mission to create connections through B2B podcasts. Learn more at
Pivoting Towards Events - Kat Deal - Speaking of Events - Episode # 025
Aug 18 2022
Pivoting Towards Events - Kat Deal - Speaking of Events - Episode # 025
Today’s guest shares a passion for events as well as sometimes showing up undercover at events, the same way our fantastic host has done! Kat Deal is the Events and Program Manager at North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce. Kat joins host Kerri Garbis to share some of her tips about professional event planning and how to make events run smoothly.    Takeaways Events seem more intimidating than they really are. Oftentimes event professionals are stressed about the timeline but most events are run in an organized fashion.Even if you are hesitant or nervous about going to an event, it’s worth it just to go anyway for the experience.When going to an event, have a business card ready to go and have a 30-second pitch of your company ready to go as well.If you see a person alone at an event, you should go talk to them because they joined the event with the intent to network.Everyone has the ability to use webinars if they want to have virtual or remote events and it is a great resource to have.The effects the pandemic had on the event industry are prominent and it changed the way most events looked, with more space and the ability to have the event done virtually.Kat’s favorite part of the event process is the execution of the final event.   Quote of the Show “I think that there's enough out there for everybody to have the ability to do webinars.”  Links: LinkedIn: to Tune In: Amazon Music - Podcast - - Play - -   Speaking of Events is produced by Ringmaster, on a mission to create connections through B2B podcasts. Learn more at
The Client Experience - Nicole Nichols - Speaking of Events - Episode # 024
Aug 11 2022
The Client Experience - Nicole Nichols - Speaking of Events - Episode # 024
Today’s guest is someone who brings unbridled passion to each and every event that they work on. Nicole Nichols is the Associated Director, Marketing and Event Management at The New York Academy of Medicine. Nicole has seen speaker successes and speaker disasters and joins host Kerri Garbis to share some of her tips on how to make an event run smoothly and be a success.   Takeaways Events are an experience. It’s about how you feel when you step into an event space and take part in an immersive experience.You want people to leave an event and when they see a certain brand or graphic it brings them back to the event they attended and they think about it in a positive way.The biggest return on investment is when you get return attendees for events and they can give their testimony to how great the event was.There’s always room to enhance or improve each event. You want your events to reach the next level and make them a little larger.When producing an event, you have to think about what you are offering and make it worthwhile for people to get out of their chairs and attend your event.As a speaker, you should do a little bit of research on the industry your audience is in. That way you can tie in personal touch points and make them relevant and impactful to your audience. With corporate events, it's more of an experiential event marketing while non-profit is more knowledge-based.   Quote of the Show 3:44 “I wish people would know that events are an experience, they're not just events.”   Links LinkedIn:   Ways to Tune In: Amazon Music - Podcast - - Play - -   Speaking of Events is produced by Ringmaster, on a mission to create connections through B2B podcasts. Learn more at
Opening Up The World - Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey - Speaking of Events - Episode # 023
Aug 4 2022
Opening Up The World - Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey - Speaking of Events - Episode # 023
Today’s guest comes to us all the way from Texas and is a fan of Blue Bell ice cream. Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey is the CEO at Nifty Method. She lives and breathes events and has a relentless love of engagement and experiences. Lindsay joins host Kerri Garbis to talk about professional event planning and shares some of the tips she has learned.   Takeaways: Events are a big team sport. It requires a lot of work with a large group of people in order to make the event run smoothly.The pandemic created a lot of struggles for the event industry but now that things are slowing down it has allowed the opportunity for events to emerge again.Your work is never fully done in event planning. You always want to take the next step forward and be better every year. Take the time to get to know your audience. It will give you great content and you can include it in your speech to have better engagement.Coming down the road there is more change in the future for events. As recessions loom and pandemics occur, even professionals can do hybrid events.The decision making process for event planning professionals has become more complex now.The pandemic showed brought out the best speakers and humbled others and showed them how to improve in their craft.   Quote of the Show 12:04 “As we're coming out of a pandemic, it's like we can't catch a break and the dumpster just stopped being on fire.”   Links LinkedIn:   Ways to Tune In: Amazon Music - Podcast - - Play - - of Events is produced by Ringmaster, on a mission to create connections through B2B podcasts. Learn more at
A New Now - Sandra Herriot - Speaking of Events - Episode # 022
Jul 28 2022
A New Now - Sandra Herriot - Speaking of Events - Episode # 022
Canada is a wonderful place full of extremely nice people, which happens to include today’s guest! Sandra Herriot is the Acting Director of Education & Meeting Planner Events at CHMSE and the Managing Director at RPI Productions. Sandra joins host Kerri Gabris to share his tips on professional event planning.      Takeaways: You want to have touchbase points to know where your clients and your team are coming from and to find the best way to support them.People tend to forget how purposeful events are and the important role that they play in an organization.As an event organizer, you want to make sure that your speaker is prepared for the rules you have and make sure that they follow them.Second chances for a guest speaker are ok but you don’t want to give someone a third chance if they keep breaking the rules.As a speaker, you need to put your ego aside and understand your audience and know that it is all about your audience. Engagement is absolutely essential as a speaker. You could have an interactive piece or a Q&A session, whatever it takes to connect with your audience.You don’t need to use PowerPoint for everything. It is old and outdated, and the audience will get bored from just reading off of slides.   Quote of the Show   10:37 “Events matter. I think that is something that people sometimes tend to forget how purposeful events are.” Links LinkedIn: to Tune In: Amazon Music - Podcast - - Play - - of Events is produced by Ringmaster, on a mission to create connections through B2B podcasts. Learn more at
The Power of a Great Speaker - Joe McKeown - Speaking of Events - Episode # 021
Jul 21 2022
The Power of a Great Speaker - Joe McKeown - Speaking of Events - Episode # 021
Michigan is a very special place to Kerri and today’s guest just so happens to be from there! He has managed thousands of experiential and memorable events. Joe McKeown is the Head of Global Events and Partnerships at Ryan. Joe joins host Kerri Garbis to share some of his tips on how to expertly plan a corporate event.     Takeaways: Events have a big impact on the audience. A lot of people aren’t aware of the big impact of events and instead just focus on how events happen.You don’t want an event to be exactly the same as it was last year. You need to change things up and bring something new to the table.As an event professional, you have to consider including people virtually and in person as hybrid events have become more and more common.You need an ROI measurement tool for corporate events to show that they are providing a valuable service to the company.The average attention span of an audience at an event has dwindled down now because of how distracting phones have become.The digitally enabled generation is changing the event landscape. They are used to instant gratification so grabbing their attention proves to be an extra challenge.Take the time to get familiar with the stage and make sure you can read the teleprompter from where you will be on stage.   Quote of the Show   2:49 “The seven most dangerous words in the event business are we did it that way last year” Links: LinkedIn: to Tune In: Amazon Music - Podcast - - Play - - of Events is produced by Ringmaster, on a mission to create connections through B2B podcasts. Learn more at
Events as an Experience - Joan Wells - Speaking of Events - Episode # 020
Jul 14 2022
Events as an Experience - Joan Wells - Speaking of Events - Episode # 020
You’ve heard of the six degrees of separation, well now there is six degrees of Grease. Today’s guest met Kerri all the way back since 2016 during Kerri’s production of Grease in Kansas City. Joan Wells is the President of Experience at Augeo. She joined Augeo in 2021 and supports all live and virtual experiences. Joan joins host Kerri Garbis to share her tips on professional event planning.    Takeaways: Events are the midpoint in a conversation. There is a whole other conversation and level of engagement that goes on before and after events. When events couldn’t happen during covid, it showed that events are more of an experience than just something that happens.Virtual events have made it so you can cater to a wider audience across the globe for an event rather than having them miss out.When a speaker walks up on a stage, they are representing a brand so it is important that they are able to put the brand in a positive light.You want to make sure that the VIP interactions are spot on. Be educated on the brand and the company executives.People who are just entering the event industry are bringing in fresh ideas and leaving behind any preconceived notions that veteran event professionals might have.Polls and surveys are a great way to have people interact with speakers at events and get them more engaged in it.   Quote of the Show   3:09 “What we try to educate people about is events are the midpoint in the conversation.” Links: LinkedIn:   Ways to Tune In: Amazon Music - Podcast - - Play - -   Speaking of Events is produced by Ringmaster, on a mission to create connections through B2B podcasts. Learn more at
Planning For a Purpose - Folami Jenkins - Speaking of Events - Episode # 017
Jun 16 2022
Planning For a Purpose - Folami Jenkins - Speaking of Events - Episode # 017
Folami Jenkins is the Digital Event Strategist at Curve the Runway / Community Engagement Manager at Ruby Slipper Restaurant Group. She is from New Orleans and teaches a catering class for a group of young professionals who want to get into the event world. Folami joins host Kerri Garbis to talk about event planning and some of her tips for others.      Takeaways: Events aren’t all about a room full of pretty things. Everything in an event is done purposefully and has meaning to it.You want to provide your clients with their ideal vision and make sure you are meeting them on their level. All events should have a purpose when they are being put on. You want to think about the people who are in charge and involved also benefiting from it. Speakers at events need to be prepared for anything, and it’s a good idea to get them to read off a script that has been approved. As an event professional, it’s best to be prepared for any situation to happen, including catering an event for Michelle Obama with 3 days notice. Giving back to the community and others is a positive impact that an event professional can have. Folami’s favorite part of the event process is when she has captured the client’s feelings and made them feel happy.    Quote of the Show: 3:44 “I wish more people knew that events weren't all about a room full of pretty things. Events have meaning, they all have meaning they're there for a reason.” Links: LinkedIn: to Tune In: Amazon Music - Podcast - - Play - -
Tricks of the Trade Show - Donna Jervis-Miller - Speaking of Events - Episode # 016
Jun 9 2022
Tricks of the Trade Show - Donna Jervis-Miller - Speaking of Events - Episode # 016
Donna Jarvis-Miller is the Director of Membership Operations & Events / Conference Manager at American Public Human Services Association. Donna has a passion for trade shows, and she uses that passion to create memorable moments for the people showing up to these events. Donna joins host Kerri Garbis to talk about how both of their last names are easily mixed up and their passion for events!     Takeaways Planning events takes a lot of time and people don’t realize that. There are plenty of pieces that need to fall into place to make it work.During COVID, it became a challenge to represent the same feelings of a trade show through virtual means.Venders weren’t sure how to manage their booths because they are used to face to face interactions and engagement went down.Trade shows are not just about the vendors, but they are also about the audience. Organizers for these have to meet the sponsors for what they want out of the event.You have to listen to the people coming to your events and hear what they want to see and these events. That way you can make it engaging and entertaining for them.Everything is done on a tight schedule with trade shows, so pushing some things around can create a bit of a mess.Sometimes the speakers at an event need to be heard and know that they are being listened to.   Quote of the Show 15:52 “I think trade show organizers have to acknowledge that we have to meet our sponsors where they are. What do they want out of this versus what do we as organizers want? Links LinkedIn: to Tune In:   Amazon Music - Podcast - - Play - -
Leaving With a Story - Leora Kimmel Greene - Speaking of Events - Episode # 015
Jun 2 2022
Leaving With a Story - Leora Kimmel Greene - Speaking of Events - Episode # 015
Leora Kimmel Greene is the Founder & Principal at One28 Strategic Events. Even though her company is in Massachusetts, the name has nothing to do with Highway 128 in Massachusetts, they are focused on event planning and Leora has a lot of knowledge to share about that! Leora joins host Kerri Garbis to talk about event planning and the effort that goes into that.   Takeaways Events are part of the overall strategic marketing and communications and fundraising plans, they aren’t just stand alone events.When planning an event, you need a community that is ready to join and contribute to the event.The biggest part for an event is finding your main vendors at the beginning and then fine tuning the smaller details 5 - 6 months out.During these difficult times, you need to be flexible and willing to pivot when it comes to event planning since guidelines and rules are constantly changing.You want people leaving the event feeling like they heard about your company and understand what you do. Define a goal of the event. People need to hear something three times before they really understand it, so expect to repeat yourself and your mission at an event.Your event is your onboarding for new clients. It shows them your company and what your values are and what your company does, and connects you to them.   Quote of the Show   6:34 “Events take so much time, effort, blood, sweat, tears, along the way.” Links LinkedIn: to Tune In: Amazon Music - Podcast - - Play - -
The Return of Events - Courtney McNeese - Speaking of Events - Episode # 014
May 26 2022
The Return of Events - Courtney McNeese - Speaking of Events - Episode # 014
Courtney McNeese is the Head of Strategic Events at United Nations Global Compact. Both her and Kerri have a shared experience regarding the horrors of the New Jersey transit, but also share a passion for events! Courtney is impressed by the advancement in technology and how that can help corporate events better serve everyone. Courtney joins host Kerri Garbis to talk about event planning and provides her wonderful insight on how to make an event successful.     Takeaways: The event industry was waiting for a disruption to happen, and covid came along and did just that. While it provided its hardships, it brought along some new ideas to events.The advancement of technology and live streaming has brought new and innovative ideas into corporate event planning. “Roadshow model” events have become popular, where you bring the event to where people are, rather than bringing in a large number of people all together to one location.You have to know where you are starting from and what your footprint is on the climate. Think about what the gifts you give to attendees and if it is necessary.Digital models allow you to reach a wider audience for an event as it is more accessible for everyone globally.Speakers could take some pointers from politicians, as they are able to bring in a crowd, share a story and talk off the cuff.Speakers are used to being at home and getting on zoom for a talk, but now people will need to come back and do in person talks.   Quote of the Show 4:16 “The biggest thing is that the advancement of the technology for virtual platforms it's been unbelievable. The platforms that were out there, how the mainstage worked,, how you could live stream, then the networking, the use of video, some of the gamification, it was there. it's unbelievable.” Links LinkedIn: Global Compact Panel Pledge: to Tune In: Amazon Music - Podcast - - Play - -