The Events Podcast
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

David Abrams - Co-founder of Demio on his entrepreneurial career and running ‘virtual events’ as webinars

David Abrams - Co-founder of Demio on his entrepreneurial career and running ‘virtual events’ as webinars

April 25, 2019

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It was great to chat to David who is co founder of Demio - some really cool webinar software (that integrates with EventsFrame of course ;) )

It’s a great entrepreneur ‘origin story’. David is one of the new breeds of entrepreneurs who have never had a job, and I really love these stories, as when I came out of college it wasn’t an option to start an online business but now it’s a viable career choice.

David had a lot of false starts including launching 4 web apps before he stuck with Demio and even then it took 2 years to launch it, so it was a real struggle in the early days.

We also learn about running virtual meetups, training and events via webinars and discuss:

  1. How to keep people engaged with regular activities, quizzes etc.
  2. How to sell a virtual event using testimonials and social proof

If you want to hear more of David, he interviewed me on his podcast about the story of EventsFrame so check it out here it was a fun chat

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

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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/  

Dan Taylor on the ‘More Travel in Life Podcast’ talking about Managing Remote Teams & Events Around the World

Dan Taylor on the ‘More Travel in Life Podcast’ talking about Managing Remote Teams & Events Around the World

April 18, 2019

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This week's episode is a bit different. I was delighted to be a guest on the ‘More Travel in Life Podcast’ with Jen Miller to talk about travel and business. I’ve always been fairly nomadic and been able to run conferences and training events remotely, and we discuss how I did it, and also how we manage a remote team distributed around the World.

I actually wrote a Medium post about how running live events are a great business for digital nomads which ties in pretty well to this interview.

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Jethro Binns - Running a huge sports membership site, sports events and music events

Jethro Binns - Running a huge sports membership site, sports events and music events

April 12, 2019

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Jethro is a former professional squash player whose career was cut short when he suffered a career-ending injury on court. He used this to his advantage and formed squashskills.com, a successful membership site for squash players. In this wide-ranging discussion, we get into a lot of topics including:

  1. Turning an injury into an opportunity
  2. Starting a subscription membership site and bring profit from month 1!
  3. How to run sporting coaching events
  4. How Jethro promotes his electronic music events

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.

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More information on Jethro can be found below:

www.squashskills.com

Chris Ducker - Author of ‘Rise of the Youpreneur’ talks personal branding, outsourcing and events

Chris Ducker - Author of ‘Rise of the Youpreneur’ talks personal branding, outsourcing and events

April 4, 2019

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This week's episode features an amazing entrepreneur Chris Ducker. Chris runs The YouPreneur Summit, an annual conference with over 500 attendees, and has used meetups and masterminds throughout the growth of his many businesses. He’s a super inspiring guy and I think you are going to love this conversation.

In our chat we discuss:

  1. Going to Cebu, Philippines - why he went there
  2. How Chris became a ‘virtual CEO’ and only occasionally goes in to the office
  3. Becoming an outsourcing expert and founding www.virtualstafffinder.com
  4. What it’s like to start a BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) company in the Philippines
  5. Running ‘Tropical Think Tank’ a high ticket price ($4000) event in the Philippines
  6. Becoming a personal branding expert the Youpreneur expert
  7. Why and how did he start the ‘Youpreneur Summit’ in London
  8. Full circle - Why Chris moved back to the UK

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!

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More information on Chris can be found below and please check out his podcast directly it’s really cool!:

www.youpreneur.com

www.youpreneursummit.com/

www.chrisducker.com

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!

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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 ;)

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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.

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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.

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

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