The Events Podcast
Dan Taylor talks with David Abrams about starting a software company for events

Dan Taylor talks with David Abrams about starting a software company for events

March 28, 2019

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This week's episode is a bit different. I was delighted to be a guest on the ‘SaaS Breakthrough Podcast’ with David Abrams from Demio to talk about EventsFrame, the ticketing system I co founded. I am often asked about the backstory of EventsFrame by listeners so this is a great way to tell the full story.

I thought I would post it here as I get into a lot of detail about how we founded the software and a lot of the problems and ‘war stories’ of our entrepreneurial adventure so far. If you are thinking about starting an app or software for event producers this is the episode for you!

In this interview we discuss:

  1. Founding AppsEvents - our Google for Education Partner company
  2. How we came to start EventsFrame to use ourselves
  3. AppSumo - What it is…...and the good, the bad and the ugly of doing an AppSumo offer
  4. How to make your ticketing software more viral
  5. How podcasting really helps you grow your network
  6. How hard it is to start a business, and how there is no substitute in the beginning for hours and hours spent contacting potential customers
  7. What are our plans for EventsFrame - (Side note we are looking for a sales and marketing co founder so get in touch!)

The 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 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 David can be found below and please check out his podcast directly it’s really cool!:

https://learn.demio.com/podcast/  

Influencer Marketing and Social Media Marketing with Mariska Kesteloo, founder of ‘Word of MICE’

Influencer Marketing and Social Media Marketing with Mariska Kesteloo, founder of ‘Word of MICE’

March 21, 2019

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The world of social media marketing is one I’m just getting to grips with so it was great to talk with Masiska who is an expert on the topic. She has worked not only with event organisers but with hotels, resorts and destinations which is interesting to hear about things from the other side also.

‘Social media influencers’ has a lot of negative connotations (to me anyway) but Mariska explains how to find experts in your field and how you can use influencers to make your event a success ...even on zero budget.

In this interview we discuss:

  1. What are social media influencers and how can you use them even on zero budget
  2. Learn how your speakers are an influencer that you can use to support your event (Connected point: Check out the interview with Liam Martin and his tips on how to get your speakers to record YouTube promo videos)
  3. The ‘MPI’ organization and how attending it’s meetups can help you build a career in the events industry
  4. How to make a standard promo post about your event and give it to your speakers and anyone else involved in your event to promote
  5. The importance of looking at social media as a conversation, not just you promoting yourself
  6. Why LinkedIn is still Mariska's favourite channel as it’s completely business focussed
  7. Some great tips on how to connect with people on LinkedIn and use ‘sales navigator’ successfully
  8. How to negotiate with venues and use your social media marketing to help this

The 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 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

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 Mariska can be found below:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariska-kesteloo-influencermarketing/

http://www.wordofmice.com/

Coran Woodmass - How to get invited to speak at conferences

Coran Woodmass - How to get invited to speak at conferences

March 14, 2019

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I’ve known Coran for a few years. Along with his wife Leanne they live a fairly nomadic life, but often spend 3-4 months in Prague where we have spent a lot of time together.

It was also an interesting chat from a general business & entrepreneurship stand point following on from my chat with Anton Kraly last week about Drop Shipping as Amazon FBA selling is a different but business model

We also have a great discussion about promoting yourself online including newsletter, YouTube/Facebook/Instagram video strategies to do week in week out, including how Coran repurposes content to all channels and his exact workflow.

In this interview we also discuss:

  1. How Coran started by networking his way on to podcasts
  2. How Coran bombed at his first speaking event in Hong Kong…. and this still led to Coran getting a customer!
  3. How Coran got his first paid speaking arrangement (in Ukraine)
  4. Corans hack for speaking to attendees after he has presented to maximise his contacts
  5. The importance of networking with speakers and sponsors at the event
  6. The reasons why Coran still speaks for free all the time even though he gets paid to speak

If you enjoyed this chat check out two related interviews:

  1. Anton Kraly who talks about dropshipping as Amazon FBA selling is a different but similar business model
  2. Corbin Ball who is a sought after speaker on the subject of events and event technology
  3. If you want more podcasts about about selling your business check out interviews with Steve Monnington and Justin Cooke

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 share the podcast with one person you think will enjoy it. This REALLY helps 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 Coran can be found on https://thefbabroker.com/about

 

Anton Kraly - Founder of ‘Drop Ship Lifestyle Retreat’

Anton Kraly - Founder of ‘Drop Ship Lifestyle Retreat’

March 7, 2019

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Anton runs the hugely popular website Dropship lifestyle where he teaches people to set up and run dropship stores…. a really interesting business model where you set up an online store with no inventory and of course run your business from anywhere.

In this interview we discuss:

  1. What is drop shipping? And how it is a great way to make money online
  2. How Anton structures his business with an office in Austin and a Philippines remote team
  3. How Anton runs annual retreats for his community for around 100 people in locations such as Thailand, Hawaii, Prague and more!
  4. What he’s learned from over six years of continuously running an annual event

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 share the podcast with one person you think will enjoy it. This REALLY helps us.

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

More information on Anton can be found at https://www.dropshiplifestyle.com/retreat/