Liam Martin - Founder of the ‘Running Remote’ Conference in Bali

February 21, 2019
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Liam is the founder of TimeDoctor and staff.com and also runs the ‘Running Remote’ conference in Bali. In this interview we discuss:

    1. How Liam started off with a plan to be a Sociology professor but it didn’t work out as he wasn’t good at teaching
    2. How he started the conference by finding a niche that no existing conference was serving (a great tip for listeners
    3. Why Liam wears his ‘Running Remote Conference’ t shirt every time he speaks at another conference
    4. We discuss how not many people talk about the economics of running a conference (apart from The Events Podcast)
    5. How Liam focused heavily on the financials to make sure he didn’t lose money
    6. How you can get hotels to pay you 10-20% of all room booking fees
    7. How to negotiate with hotels
    8. How he is dealing with local governments who want to pay to bring his conference to them as they want to attract remote workers
    9. How it’s way easier to get sponsors for your second conference (Liam 10x’d his prices!)
    10. How he gets to break even just from sponsors
    11. Pro Tip: Get speakers to record a promo video to show they are speaking at your event - great social proof
    12. They sold 9% of tickets in first month, 19% in second, 30% in third, 15% in fourth, 28% in fifth, 10% in sixth
    13. Pro Tip: If you can get 50% of conference attendees to come again next year you are doing great
    14. How they made a mistake only having vegetarian food in year one
    15. If you have a VIP party….then charge for it
    16. How he got all his speakers Diplomatic Immunity!

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James Schramko - Author of ‘Work less make more’ who runs ‘Superfast Business Live’ conference and ‘Maldives Surf Business Mastermind’

February 14, 2019
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James is the author of the fantastic book ‘Work Less Make More’ and owns ‘Superfast business’ - a membership community for online entrepreneurs. In this interview we discuss:

  1. How James spoke at his first event while still an employee and sold a $5000 course
  2. How his first event promised all attendees to have an online business up and running at the end of the second day - and achieved it!
  3. The benefits of taking a speaking course to become a better speaker
  4. His system to produce a huge amount of podcast and video for very few hours spent each week
  5. Maldives Surf Business Mastermind - How James gets a group of high level entrepreneurs on a boat for a tropical mastermind. We discuss the benefits of this type of event and why there are more and more of them
  6. Superfast Business Live - A conference now in its 10th year with 150+ attendees. James talks about how he plans and promotes this event and the benefits, including keeping in touch with his community, and getting new members

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Justin Cooke - Co-founder of Empire Flippers, one of the Worlds largest online business brokers

February 7, 2019
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Justin is the co-founder of Empire Flippers…. one of the world biggest online business brokers. He moved to the ‘wild west’ city of Davao, Philippines to start their first office and now have a global remote team with over 50 employees.

Justin is a great example of someone who is not in the events business BUT has consistently used events to GROW his business. He has used residential meet ups to build relationships with customers and team members. He also has a ton of useful info about exhibiting at conferences, and tips both for exhibitors and for conference organizers.

On the interview we discuss:

  1. The story of how Empire Flippers was founded in Davao, Philippines
  2. How they built their business as a fully remote team and run ‘in person’ meetups twice a year to get the team working together
  3. Founding annual ‘Empire Retreats’ - Their meetup’s for clients and team members in a cool villa in Phuket, Thailand. Check out the YouTube video!
  4. Why they sponsor a lot of conferences and what they look for to get an ROI
  5. Some tips for conference organizers on how to keep sponsors happy
  6. Lots of tips for event sponsors including “Why if you go to an event it’s important to be in the right room, at the right parties to meet the right people”....and how to make this happen

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More information on Justin can be found on his website https://empireflippers.com/. If you are in the market to buy or sell an online business he is absolutely the person to talk to.

Chris Robb: Author of ‘Mass Participation Sports Events’, International Speaker and Founder of ‘Mass Participation Asia’ conference.

January 31, 2019
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Chris Robb has done a lot! From running events at his school growing up in Zimbabwe to being the road manager for the Sydney Olympics. He founded the Singapore Marathon and sold it to Ironman before launching is career as an international consultant and speaker. He now lives in Bali and runs the Mass Participation Asia conference and is a sought after speaker and consultant

On the interview we discuss:

  1. How Chris organized a running event at his school to pay for the school running track to be resurfaced
  2. How he went to University in South Africa and ran events there
  3. What are the business models for mass participation sporting events
  4. Moving to Sydney and working on the Olympics as road manager
  5. The huge rise of ‘Tough Mudder’ style races
  6. Starting the Singapore Marathon and selling it to Ironman
  7. Why he moved to Bali
  8. His advice for people wanting to speak at conferences
  9. What are the opportunities for entrepreneurs to start a new event now

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Luke Reed: Running meetups then growing to conferences

January 24, 2019
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Luke founded a company called ‘Tech Circus’ that runs meetups and conferences in the UK around some focussed tech areas such as UX Design and FinTech.

It’s a super interesting chat as we get into some basics that I get asked about a lot: How do run meetups, then grow this community and then run larger conferences. Luke did this and he drops a lot of knowledge on how he achieved it.

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Dan Taylor and James Sayer talk about how they met and started running events across Asia together

January 17, 2019
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It’s time to introduce my co-host on the podcast James Sayer. James and me met at my second ever conference, which I ran in Bangkok six years ago and have been running events together ever since. In that time we have ran over 100 events together of all sizes in almost every country in Asia so it’s been a real adventure.

We hope you enjoy this ‘origin story’ recorded from Prague and Bangkok

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Follow James on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/JamesDSayer

How to get 100+ attendees to come to your meetup with Clare Kennedy and David Costello from ‘Founder Institute’

January 10, 2019
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Clare and David run the Prague chapter of ‘Founder Institute’. A pre-seed accelerator for startups. I met them when I was lucky enough to be a mentor at two of their recent events. For their first ever meetup the got 75 attendees, and over 100 to their second. I wanted to find out how they did this to see what listeners running meetups can learn from this….so I got them on the pod

On the podcast we discuss:

  1. How their first entrepreneurial venture (a mobile app) went wrong
  2. How they founded their own digital marketing agency and what customers they focus on
  3. How they ended up running a local chapter of the Founder Institute
  4. How they partnered with local entrepreneurs to gain quick access to a large local network
  5. How the majority of registrations came from Facebook ads
  6. How Instagram ads are still undervalued

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More information on David and Clare is below:

http://disruptdigi.com

An entrepreneurial journey based around events with Jason Moore from ‘Location Indie Podcast’ and ‘Zero to Travel podcast’

January 3, 2019
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Jason is a really fascinating guy. After College he started his career with ‘experiential marketing’  - running roadshows worldwide to promote products and services. He worked as a tour manager for an up and coming rock band before starting two successful podcasts and a membership community for location independent entrepreneurs. He runs meetups and events worldwide for his community.

On the podcast we discuss:

  1. How Jason started off with experiential marketing
  2. Being a tour manager for a rock band
  3. His successful website ‘EventExchange’
  4. How he started his podcast
  5. Running meetups for his community while on the road
  6. Running conferences for his community in the US and Mexico

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More information on Jason is below:

http://zerototravel.com/contact/

https://locationindie.com/about/

https://www.facebook.com/zerototravel

 

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Emma-Jane Packe - Running 250+ events a year at ‘The Supper Club’ a membership group for successful entrepreneurs in the UK

December 27, 2018
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On the interview we talk about:

  • How Emma-Jane started off in sales and how we think it’s the best grounding for being an entrepreneur
  • How the Supper Club grew as an events focussed community to 450 members

I hope you enjoyed the podcast as much as I enjoyed talking to Will and if you did please leave us an iTunes review it really means a lot to us !

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More information on Emma-Jane is below

Emma-Jane Packe (EJ), Managing Director of The Supper Club

Biography

Emma-Jane (EJ) is Managing Director of The Supper Club, a membership community exclusively for high growth entrepreneurs with revenues ranging between £1 million and £500 million. Founded in 2003, its mission is to inspire an entrepreneurial mindset in ALL leaders. EJ is passionate about enterprise and after consulting on a start up at post product stage she was inspired to get more involved with entrepreneurial businesses. She now supports fast growth business owners and their teams and enjoys meeting some of the country’s most inspiring minds daily. She is also an authority in developing successful teams. Her insight comes from working with and talking to hundreds of entrepreneurs and business leaders about their experiences as well as growing her own teams across Europe.

The Supper Club

The Supper Club is an exclusive membership community of over 450 inspirational founders and CEOs of high growth businesses. Since 2003, we have enabled thousands of members to realise their growth ambitions. The average growth of our members is 34 per cent year on year with average sales from £1m to £500m. We support members through all stages of the entrepreneur lifecycle, from scale to sale and beyond. The Supper Club is highly valued for the quality and diversity of its membership, event experiences and pro-active personal support. We bring the right members together at the right time to support each other in their journeys by sharing the hard-learned lessons along the way.

 

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Living and running events in China with Mike Michelini from ‘Global From Asia’

December 20, 2018
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I’m fascinated by everything to do with China so it was a real pleasure to talk from Mike Michelini who has not only spent years living in mainland China but has also been running events there for several years.

Mike left a job on Wall Street to start selling bar products online, leading him to help others do the same and eventually move to China to run events for people sourcing from China.

On the podcast we discuss:

  1. Why Mike moved to China
  2. What it’s like and work in China
  3. How the China trade shows work and how people source products from China
  4. Global Sources and Canton Fair - the huge China trade shows
  5. How Mike runs his events in China
  6. How Mike uses upsels before and during his events to increase revenue
  7. Mikes upcoming event in Colombia
  8. Why Mike moved to Chiang Mai Thailand

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More information on Mike is below and if your doing business in China or Hong Kong he’d love to hear from you:

mike@globalfromasia.com

https://www.globalfromasia.com

https://mikesblog.com

 

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