The Events Podcast
Running ‘Fireside Conference’ a conference for entrepreneurs in the Canadian wilderness with Steven Pulver

Running ‘Fireside Conference’ a conference for entrepreneurs in the Canadian wilderness with Steven Pulver

May 30, 2019

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On The Events Podcast, we have spoken to a lot of people running retreats in beach or mountain locations. Today's guest though has taken it to the next level! He is running a huge conference for over 300 entrepreneurs in the Canadian Wilderness and attracting big-name speakers for free. Find out how he’s done it on this weeks interview.

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You contact Steven at https://firesideconf.com/ 

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Running open mic nights with Romeo Crow

Running open mic nights with Romeo Crow

May 24, 2019

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I’m fascinated by anything to do with the music industry and today's guest Romeo Crow has a long career as a  professional musician. He started running a series of open-mic nights across London and the UK and has grown it into a huge business with events every day of the week.

We talk about:

  1. Romeo's background as a musician
  2. How to make money as a musician in 2019
  3. Open-mic events - what are they?
  4. The business model for open-mic nights - Romeo gets paid by the venue (pub) and we discuss how he recruits new venues to act as hosts
  5. How Romeo makes sure he always has enough musicians every night, and his ongoing recruitment process for musicians
  6. Romeo’s business systems: Romeo is of a fellow fan of ‘The e-Myth’ book and systemizes everything…. Including buying a new PA and other equipment for each venue and storing it on site to save on transportation. He also keeps all equipment the same brand and model so his staff can operate it easily.
  7. Celebrity news! Find out which famous musicians turned up for Romeos open-mic nights! 

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You contact Romeo at https://romeocrow.me/

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

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

May 16, 2019

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

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 deal flow 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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How much is your exhibition worth?

John Mikton: We discuss the World of ‘International Schools’ and becoming a sought after speaker and trainer

John Mikton: We discuss the World of ‘International Schools’ and becoming a sought after speaker and trainer

May 9, 2019

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I’ve known John Mikton for over 9 years now and he’s been a huge help and a mentor to me as I launched my company AppsEvents. I wanted to talk to John on the podcast as he’s a really interesting guy...A lot of listeners don't know about the world of ‘International Schools, but John has used them as a way to live and work quite literally across the World and raise a family along the way.

John is one of the best people I know at building up his knowledge and connections to become an expert in a specific niche and we talk about how he did this.

He also is a sought after trainer and conference speaker so we get into how this came about. Finally, John has been involved in dozens of conferences across the world so we discuss some things that he recommends that work really well.

In this interview we discuss:

  1. His background and how he got started with International Schools
  2. How he used this job to live all around the World, including Tanzania, Tokyo, Prague, Zurich, Luxemburg
  3. Building his profile as an influencer. Why he went ‘deep not wide’ and build up a huge name as someone on the narrow field of International School Education Technology
  4. Working as a trainer and speaking at conferences
  5. We discuss some of the events we have run together and what John has seen work well with conferences

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More information on John is below:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/217006628337791/

https://beyonddigital.org/

Jeff Berwick returns: What is it like to double a conference size to 2000 people in a year?

Jeff Berwick returns: What is it like to double a conference size to 2000 people in a year?

May 2, 2019

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It’s great to have returning guest Jeff Berwick back on the podcast to talk about the recent ‘Anarchapulco 2019’ conference. This year the conference doubled in size to 2000 people which brought with it a new set of challenges.

Jeff runs a conference for Anarchists which is a hugely fascinating topic in itself, but this year there was a lot of drama which leads to a lot of cancellations before the event. There was the tragic shooting before the conference of a member of Jeffs community, plus the decline in Bitcoin price (many attendees had paid with Bitcoin and Jeff had not hedged against this).

However, against all these odds Jeff pulled off a great event. He explains how he structured his committee to run things without him getting involved directly (Jeff is a true ‘hands off’ manager) and we talk a lot about how to get a team to run a large event successfully.

Check out our first interview with Jeff too about the background to Anarchapulco

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More information on Jeff is below:

https://anarchapulco.com/

https://www.youtube.com/user/TheDollarVigilante/featured