The Events Podcast
The return of Will Kunhardt - Partner in ‘The Lost Estate’, an ‘Immersive Experience’ events company

The return of Will Kunhardt - Partner in ‘The Lost Estate’, an ‘Immersive Experience’ events company

February 28, 2019

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By popular demand we have Will Kunhardt returning to the podcast for the second time. If you didn’t get to check out Will’s first appearance and talk about his journey from classical conductor to ‘immersive events’ mogul it’s a ‘must listen’ so check it out wherever you listen to your podcasts. There's also a direct link below:

https://goo.gl/kHdTFZ

This interview takes place three months after the last one. Will has just finished an epic two month run of the Great Christmas Feast in London, an ‘Immersive Experience’ on an epic scale….every day for two months….so we get into all the stories while they are still fresh in his mind.

This interview is amazing in that we have some inspiring ‘big picture’ visions of someone building a growing company, combined with some actionable tips to get attendees to your events right now. In this interview we discuss:

  1. The problems setting up the feast, including his idea to bring a crane in at midnight to Central London to secretly lift in kitchen equipment
  2. The importance of recruiting a good Project Manager and how Will didn’t need to be there ‘in person
  3. Will talks about going full time and founding his events company The Lost Estate
  4. Will talks about what’s next The Lost Love Speakeasy his most ambitions event yet and one with no end date.
  5. Their plans for an agency to help other run ‘Immersive Experiences’
  6. We give you some AMAZING and actionable tips to help promote your events including:
    1. Lead ads for Instagram
    2. Multiple landing pages for different interests - micro targeting
    3. Divi for Wordpress
    4. YouTube pre roll ads
    5. Two layered ads on Facebook

This podcast is sponsored by www.eventsframe.com - Effortless ticketing and attendee management with NO ticket fees and plans from just $20.month! Email dan@eventsframe.com with the subject line ‘PODCAST’ for a special secret discount code.

I hope you enjoyed the podcast and if you did please leave us a review anywhere on the web it really means a lot to us !

Finally please join our Facebook Community of #eventprofs to keep the learning going…. and get in touch with me via dantaylor.me

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More information on Will can be found on below:

https://www.thelostestate.com/

http://lostlovespeakeasy.thelostestate.com/

http://insidetheestate.com/

 

Will email will@theaco.co.uk

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

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!

 This podcast is sponsored by www.eventsframe.com - Effortless ticketing and attendee management with NO ticket fees and plans from just $20.month! Email dan@eventsframe.com with the subject line ‘PODCAST’ for a special secret discount code.

I hope you enjoyed the podcast and if you did please leave us a review anywhere on the web it really means a lot to us !

Finally please join our Facebook Community of #eventprofs to keep the learning going…. and get in touch with me via dantaylor.me

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More information on Liam can be found on https://runningremote.com

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

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

This podcast is brought to you by www.eventsframe.com - Effortless ticketing and attendee management with NO ticket fees....Make the switch from Eventbrite today! Email dan@eventsframe.com with the subject line ‘PODCAST’ for a special discount code.

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

Finally please join our Facebook Community of #eventprofs to keep the learning going…. and get in touch with me via dantaylor.me

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More information on James can be found on his website: https://www.superfastbusiness.com

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

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

This podcast is brought to you by www.eventsframe.com - Effortless ticketing and attendee management with NO ticket fees....Make the switch from Eventbrite today! Email dan@eventsframe.com with the subject line ‘PODCAST’ for a special discount code.

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

Finally please join our Facebook Community of #eventprofs to keep the learning going…. and get in touch with me via dantaylor.me

Sign up to our newsletter, delivered every Friday to get notified when the podcast is live, plus the latest events news of the week!

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.