The Events Podcast
Living in an RV, and running events for Hackers with Taylor Banks

Living in an RV, and running events for Hackers with Taylor Banks

July 18, 2019

Taylor is a fascinating guy. He’s a hacker who used his skills to become a well-paid consultant, helping governments and companies protect their systems. He’s a regular at Def con, which is an annual conference in Vegas for hackers everywhere. I’ve personally been and it’s an amazing event and at a huge scale. Even more interesting is that the conference is cash only and no pre-registration…. so they have no idea about how many people will turn up. Taylor partnered with Defcon to run local meetups and other events relating to security and Infosec, which we discuss in detail.

What is really interesting about Taylor is that he runs his business empire from an RV (recreational Vehicle) and he travels full time across the US with his wife!

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Running residential retreats for entrepreneurs across the world with Chris Reynolds

Running residential retreats for entrepreneurs across the world with Chris Reynolds

July 11, 2019

Chris ran charity projects in Costa Rica, Peru, and Africa where he got a taste for running live events. This led him to run ‘The Entrepreneur House’, a productivity-focused residential retreat in multiple cities including Barcelona and Chiang Mai. Chris started off running his events over two months which is a pretty herculean feat!... but has now reduced it down to 10 days.

Chris travels full time with his girlfriend although he likes to stay in one place for several months at a time and told me the term ‘slowmad’ which I hadn’t heard before to describe this lifestyle.

Chris is a Podcasting machine and he’s produced close to 400 podcast episodes that I can find! Podcasting is a major sales funnel for his events but we discussed how this is a long term proposition and you need to really enjoy it. The second major sales funnel is posting in forms and groups that Chris is a part of. Chris shares his content widely on social media (Reddit, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and this also helps with attendees but no one platform worked especially well for him.

Along with the events, Chris runs productivity coaching and the podcast also helps him get new clients for this.

In terms of the logistics of the events, Chris makes it a super casual format with fixed sessions then free time in between and the attendees often organize trips, etc by themselves. Chris gets involved to make sure everyone is having a good time and to keep the group dynamic good, although with the kind of people he attracts it’s always a friendly crowd.

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You can get in touch with Chris via his website https://www.thebusinessmethod.com/ 

Running meetups then growing to conferences with Luke Reed

Running meetups then growing to conferences with Luke Reed

July 4, 2019

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Luke founded a company called ‘Tech Circus’ that runs meetups and conferences in the UK around some focussed tech areas such as UX Design and FinTech.

It’s a super interesting chat as we get into some basics that I get asked about a lot: How do run meetups, then grow this community and then run larger conferences. Luke did this and he drops a lot of knowledge on how he achieved it.

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‘Growing your conference to be an exhibition’ and launching ‘The Events Growth Academy’ with Steve Monnington

‘Growing your conference to be an exhibition’ and launching ‘The Events Growth Academy’ with Steve Monnington

June 27, 2019

Steve Monnington is a business broker for events companies and his first interview was one of our most popular episodes.

We get into a lot more great content about how to position your events business for sale, how to grow your conference to be an exhibition and then Steve’s new initiative ‘The Events Growth Academy’.

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How much is your exhibition worth?

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Event Planning like a Pro with Mikey Robins

Event Planning like a Pro with Mikey Robins

June 20, 2019

Mikey Robins is a professional event planner based in Philadelphia. He runs events for high net worth individuals and companies across the East Coast of the US. We learn about what an event planner actually does and how they make money. Mikey gives a lot of tips for anyone looking to get into this area including how to get your first client, getting business by referrals, chasing repeat business and social media presence.

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Running Children’s Events with Helen Nurse

Running Children’s Events with Helen Nurse

June 13, 2019

This week's guest is Helen Nurse who used a background in television production to start a children's entertainment company in the UK called ‘Wonder Adventures’ together with her husband. It’s fascinating to learn about this area of events and the complex planning that goes into making engaging entertainment for kids.

We discuss all the ways that Helen promotes events where they are selling tickets, and also private events such as Children's parties. We get into some ‘old school’ techniques like distributing flyers and print advertising which are still going strong for Helen!

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Running Diversity Events with Redgina Hill

Running Diversity Events with Redgina Hill

June 6, 2019

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Diversity is becoming something people are much more aware of nowadays and our guest this week Redgina Hill is the Diversity and Inclusion Officer at a University in Indiana. In addition, she has branched out to form her own consulting practice.

Redgina is running her first event next month so it’s the perfect time to talk to someone about how they are putting a first event together, plus promoting and planning it. We also discuss what she hopes to get from the event and what her plans are to grow the business afterward.

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

How much is your exhibition worth?