Johnny FD: Digital Nomad Kingpin and Founder of the ‘Nomad Summit’

November 29, 2018
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Johnny FD is a big name in the ‘Digital Nomad’ community. He runs two successful podcasts and hosts the ‘Nomad Summit’ each year at two venues in Las Vegas and Chiang Mai, Thailand. He ran his first event by posting a meet-up in Facebook and has grown it in a short time to  a hugely popular event with 400+ attendees. This interview has ton of great tips on how to get started running your first conference.

If you are interested in becoming a digital nomad and working from anywhere in the world check out his conference taking place Jan 19-21 2019 in Chiang Mai..

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More information on Johnny is below:

http://www.nomadsummit.com

https://www.johnnyfd.com/

https://www.youtube.com/user/JohnnyJ3N/videos

 

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

November 22, 2018
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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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More information on Chris can be found on the links below:

Chrisrob.asia

https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-robb/

http://massparticipationasia.com

 

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Running Two Annual Conferences for Entrepreneurs in Bangkok and Austin with Catalina Alvarez from Dynamite Circle

November 15, 2018
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This is an amazing interview to hear from to a conference organizer about how she plans, markets and runs large events. Catalina manages two annual conferences in Austin and Bangkok for a group for ‘location independent entrepreneurs’ called the Dynamite Circle founded by Dan and Ian from The Tropical MBA which I’m also a member of.

On the interview we discuss:

  1. How Catalina moved from Spain to Miami then went to work in China aged just 18
  2. What it was like living in Shenzhen
  3. How she came to work for the Dynamite Circle
  4. How they sell a lot of tickets for the next year right after the end of the conference, and before the dates are even announced!
  5. The pros and cons of holding an annual conference in the same venue versus moving it around
  6. The problems in Asia with customs when your shipping packages from sponsors worldwide
  7. How the payment schedule works when working with conference hotels
  8. Why you might not want to use a hotel for the first year of a conference
  9. How conference hotels in the US are way more expensive then in Asia and charge for every extra
  10. How they start very early looking for sponsors and speakers
  11. How people love to hear real stories from their peers rather than professional speakers
  12. How they go for ‘actionable;’ rather than ‘inspirational’ sessions
  13. How they send a feedback form right after the event
  14. How they run three whole days of pre conference sessions at the hotel
  15. How they sometimes have to find replacement speakers at the last minute
  16. The structure of their conference team
  17. How they organize a team of volunteers to help run the actual conference
  18. How they use Attendify App and EventsFrame
  19. How the party venues change hands so often in Bangkok that they always need to find new ones
  20. How they have a ‘Master of Ceremonies’ for the whole event to introduce everyone on stage and also coordinate the parties.

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Connect with Catalina on LinkedIn or email catalina@dynamitecircle.com

 

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William Kunhardt - A successful Classical music conductor who also runs ‘The London Feast’ - an immersive secret dining experience in London

November 8, 2018
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This was my favourite interview so far and I think you will really like it! Will Kunhardt is a fascinating guy…. A classically trained violinist who wanted to be a conductor and got his start by putting on his own concerts instead of waiting to he hired.

Will parlayed that into founding his own Orchestra (called the Arensky Chamber Orchestra) then co founding a company to run a series of epic ‘Immersive Experiences’ in London, including one coming up in December 2018 called The Great Christmas Feast..a ‘secret dining experience’ experience based around Charles Dickens ‘Christmas Carol.’

We talk a lot about how Will still remains creative and works as a musician and composer while retaining full control over his creations and running a profit making business.

On the interview we talk about:

  1. How Will got his start as a classical music conductor by putting on his own events
  2. How becoming a conductor is more competitive than becoming a premiership footballer
  3. How Beethoven, Mozart and Wagner were hardcore promoters and hustlers
  4. How Will founded his own orchestra
  5. How Will had to get good at getting Government arts funding for his orchestra to survive
  6. How he co founded an events company The Lost Estate to put on immersive experiences, including The Great Masked Ball, based around Swan Lake
  7. How Will promoted their events almost exclusively using Facebook ads, which he taught himself despite not being a Facebook user.
  8. How the ‘Immersive Experience’ events category is a huge and growing one
  9. The influence of the ‘Four Hour Work Week’ book by Tim Ferriss on both our businesses
  10. How Dickens ‘The Christmas Carol’ essentially rebooked Christmas and gave us many of the traditions we still enjoy today
  11. The level of analysis Wil does for his events. Thinking at every stage how will this make the attendee feel.
  12. Gary Vaynerchuks phrase ‘Clouds and Dirt’....how it’s important to get into the high level vision to produce something amazing, while still getting into the nitty gritty logistics to make an event work

 

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Visit https://www.thelostestate.com/ for more information on William Kunhardt and if you can get to London anytime in December then I can’t recommend highly enough to check out The Great Christmas Feast.

 

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‘How to sell your event’ with Steve Monnington from Mayfield Merger Strategies

November 1, 2018
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It’s something every event producer thinks at one time….  “I’d love to sell my event.” But is it even possible, and who would buy your event?

On this week's episode of ‘The Events Podcast’ I spoke with Steve Mornington from Mayfield Merger Strategies. Steve is a ‘business broker’ for selling events, and his company handles the  whole ‘Merger & Acquisition’ process.

This is an amazing interview for anyone who may be thinking about selling their event in the future. Steve is super knowledgeable on this topic and handles multiple millions in dealflow each year. On the interview we get into:

  1. What type of events are the easiest to sell
  2. The difference between ‘Conference businesses’ and ‘Exhibition businesses’
  3. When to sell your event
  4. How to sell your event
  5. Who is buying events right now
  6. The role of private equity companies in events
  7. How many times profit do events sell for
  8. What the sale process looks like
  9. Does the seller have to be involved in future years?
  10. What is the outlook like for selling your event in the next few years?
  11. The importance of travel when running a global business

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You contact Steve through his website or connect with him on Twitter. Check out also the link below:

How much is your exhibition worth?

 

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