An entrepreneurial journey based around events with Jason Moore from ‘Location Indie Podcast’ and ‘Zero to Travel podcast’

January 3, 2019

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Jason is a really fascinating guy. After College he started his career with ‘experiential marketing’  - running roadshows worldwide to promote products and services. He worked as a tour manager for an up and coming rock band before starting two successful podcasts and a membership community for location independent entrepreneurs. He runs meetups and events worldwide for his community.

On the podcast we discuss:

  1. How Jason started off with experiential marketing
  2. Being a tour manager for a rock band
  3. His successful website ‘EventExchange’
  4. How he started his podcast
  5. Running meetups for his community while on the road
  6. Running conferences for his community in the US and Mexico

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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

More information on Jason is below:

http://zerototravel.com/contact/

https://locationindie.com/about/

https://www.facebook.com/zerototravel

 

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Emma-Jane Packe - Running 250+ events a year at ‘The Supper Club’ a membership group for successful entrepreneurs in the UK

December 27, 2018

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On the interview we talk about:

  • How Emma-Jane started off in sales and how we think it’s the best grounding for being an entrepreneur
  • How the Supper Club grew as an events focussed community to 450 members

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

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More information on Emma-Jane is below

Emma-Jane Packe (EJ), Managing Director of The Supper Club

Biography

Emma-Jane (EJ) is Managing Director of The Supper Club, a membership community exclusively for high growth entrepreneurs with revenues ranging between £1 million and £500 million. Founded in 2003, its mission is to inspire an entrepreneurial mindset in ALL leaders. EJ is passionate about enterprise and after consulting on a start up at post product stage she was inspired to get more involved with entrepreneurial businesses. She now supports fast growth business owners and their teams and enjoys meeting some of the country’s most inspiring minds daily. She is also an authority in developing successful teams. Her insight comes from working with and talking to hundreds of entrepreneurs and business leaders about their experiences as well as growing her own teams across Europe.

The Supper Club

The Supper Club is an exclusive membership community of over 450 inspirational founders and CEOs of high growth businesses. Since 2003, we have enabled thousands of members to realise their growth ambitions. The average growth of our members is 34 per cent year on year with average sales from £1m to £500m. We support members through all stages of the entrepreneur lifecycle, from scale to sale and beyond. The Supper Club is highly valued for the quality and diversity of its membership, event experiences and pro-active personal support. We bring the right members together at the right time to support each other in their journeys by sharing the hard-learned lessons along the way.

 

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Living and running events in China with Mike Michelini from ‘Global From Asia’

December 20, 2018

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I’m fascinated by everything to do with China so it was a real pleasure to talk from Mike Michelini who has not only spent years living in mainland China but has also been running events there for several years.

Mike left a job on Wall Street to start selling bar products online, leading him to help others do the same and eventually move to China to run events for people sourcing from China.

On the podcast we discuss:

  1. Why Mike moved to China
  2. What it’s like and work in China
  3. How the China trade shows work and how people source products from China
  4. Global Sources and Canton Fair - the huge China trade shows
  5. How Mike runs his events in China
  6. How Mike uses upsels before and during his events to increase revenue
  7. Mikes upcoming event in Colombia
  8. Why Mike moved to Chiang Mai Thailand

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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

More information on Mike is below and if your doing business in China or Hong Kong he’d love to hear from you:

mike@globalfromasia.com

https://www.globalfromasia.com

https://mikesblog.com

 

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Corbin Ball: ‘Meetings Technology’ speaker, consultant and writer

December 13, 2018

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Corbin Ball is a world renowned expert on Event technology and all aspect of the events business. He’s also an accomplished speaker who gets invited to speak at events across the US, Asia, Europe and Middle East.

This interview we cover:

  1. How Corbin build his career as a speaker and consultant and his advice to others doing the same
  2. What are the trends in Events Technology and the events business in general

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

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More information on Corbin at https://corbinball.com/

 

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Jeff Berwick: An Anarchist who built a 4500 person conference in four years!

December 6, 2018

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This was the most fun interview so far for me and Jeff is a real larger than life character. Jeff is an Anarchist who founded the ‘Anarchapulco’ conference in Mexico which he has grown in just four years from a 60 person meet up to over 4500 attendees!!

Jeff gives a lot of great advice for people starting out building a conference, including:

  1. How to produce a lot of free content to build your personal brand and the brand of your event
  2. How he keeps his ticket price low to maximize attendees and help out the audience
  3. How Jeff and his team have an obsessive focus on giving attendees the best conference experience ever
  4. Why Jeff hosts his conference in Acapulco Mexico
  5. How Jeff speaks at a lot of conferences and this helps him see what works and what doesn’t work for his events
  6. To really ‘niche down’ with your event - it’s amazing how specific you can get with events
  7. How Jeff likes to recruit a great team and get them to take care of the detail of running an event
  8. As the conference got bigger how Jeff recruited a professional event manager
  9. Jeffs background….how he made and lost a fortune in the past 
  10. Jeffs rap career
  11. Bitcoin price outlook

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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

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More information on Jeff is below:

https://anarchapulco.com/

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

 

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Johnny FD: Digital Nomad Kingpin and Founder of the ‘Nomad Summit’

November 29, 2018

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Johnny FD is a big name in the ‘Digital Nomad’ community. He runs two successful podcasts and hosts the ‘Nomad Summit’ each year at two venues in Las Vegas and Chiang Mai, Thailand. He ran his first event by posting a meet-up in Facebook and has grown it in a short time to  a hugely popular event with 400+ attendees. This interview has ton of great tips on how to get started running your first conference.

If you are interested in becoming a digital nomad and working from anywhere in the world check out his conference taking place Jan 19-21 2019 in Chiang Mai..

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

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More information on Johnny is below:

http://www.nomadsummit.com

https://www.johnnyfd.com/

https://www.youtube.com/user/JohnnyJ3N/videos

 

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Chris Robb: Author of ‘Mass Participation Sports Events’, International Speaker and Founder of ‘Mass Participation Asia’ conference.

November 22, 2018

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Chris Robb has done a lot! From running events at his school growing up in Zimbabwe to being the road manager for the Sydney Olympics. He founded the Singapore Marathon and sold it to Ironman before launching is career as an international consultant and speaker. He now lives in Bali and runs the Mass Participation Asia conference and is a sought after speaker and consultant

On the interview we discuss:

  1. How Chris organized a running event at his school to pay for the school running track to be resurfaced
  2. How he went to University in South Africa and ran events there
  3. What are the business models for mass participation sporting events
  4. Moving to Sydney and working on the Olympics as road manager
  5. The huge rise of ‘Tough Mudder’ style races
  6. Starting the Singapore Marathon and selling it to Ironman
  7. Why he moved to Bali
  8. His advice for people wanting to speak at conferences
  9. What are the opportunities for entrepreneurs to start a new event now

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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

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More information on Chris can be found on the links below:

Chrisrob.asia

https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-robb/

http://massparticipationasia.com

 

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Running Two Annual Conferences for Entrepreneurs in Bangkok and Austin with Catalina Alvarez from Dynamite Circle

November 15, 2018

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This is an amazing interview to hear from to a conference organizer about how she plans, markets and runs large events. Catalina manages two annual conferences in Austin and Bangkok for a group for ‘location independent entrepreneurs’ called the Dynamite Circle founded by Dan and Ian from The Tropical MBA which I’m also a member of.

On the interview we discuss:

  1. How Catalina moved from Spain to Miami then went to work in China aged just 18
  2. What it was like living in Shenzhen
  3. How she came to work for the Dynamite Circle
  4. How they sell a lot of tickets for the next year right after the end of the conference, and before the dates are even announced!
  5. The pros and cons of holding an annual conference in the same venue versus moving it around
  6. The problems in Asia with customs when your shipping packages from sponsors worldwide
  7. How the payment schedule works when working with conference hotels
  8. Why you might not want to use a hotel for the first year of a conference
  9. How conference hotels in the US are way more expensive then in Asia and charge for every extra
  10. How they start very early looking for sponsors and speakers
  11. How people love to hear real stories from their peers rather than professional speakers
  12. How they go for ‘actionable;’ rather than ‘inspirational’ sessions
  13. How they send a feedback form right after the event
  14. How they run three whole days of pre conference sessions at the hotel
  15. How they sometimes have to find replacement speakers at the last minute
  16. The structure of their conference team
  17. How they organize a team of volunteers to help run the actual conference
  18. How they use Attendify App and EventsFrame
  19. How the party venues change hands so often in Bangkok that they always need to find new ones
  20. How they have a ‘Master of Ceremonies’ for the whole event to introduce everyone on stage and also coordinate the parties.

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Connect with Catalina on LinkedIn or email catalina@dynamitecircle.com

 

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William Kunhardt - A successful Classical music conductor who also runs ‘The London Feast’ - an immersive secret dining experience in London

November 8, 2018

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This was my favourite interview so far and I think you will really like it! Will Kunhardt is a fascinating guy…. A classically trained violinist who wanted to be a conductor and got his start by putting on his own concerts instead of waiting to he hired.

Will parlayed that into founding his own Orchestra (called the Arensky Chamber Orchestra) then co founding a company to run a series of epic ‘Immersive Experiences’ in London, including one coming up in December 2018 called The Great Christmas Feast..a ‘secret dining experience’ experience based around Charles Dickens ‘Christmas Carol.’

We talk a lot about how Will still remains creative and works as a musician and composer while retaining full control over his creations and running a profit making business.

On the interview we talk about:

  1. How Will got his start as a classical music conductor by putting on his own events
  2. How becoming a conductor is more competitive than becoming a premiership footballer
  3. How Beethoven, Mozart and Wagner were hardcore promoters and hustlers
  4. How Will founded his own orchestra
  5. How Will had to get good at getting Government arts funding for his orchestra to survive
  6. How he co founded an events company The Lost Estate to put on immersive experiences, including The Great Masked Ball, based around Swan Lake
  7. How Will promoted their events almost exclusively using Facebook ads, which he taught himself despite not being a Facebook user.
  8. How the ‘Immersive Experience’ events category is a huge and growing one
  9. The influence of the ‘Four Hour Work Week’ book by Tim Ferriss on both our businesses
  10. How Dickens ‘The Christmas Carol’ essentially rebooked Christmas and gave us many of the traditions we still enjoy today
  11. The level of analysis Wil does for his events. Thinking at every stage how will this make the attendee feel.
  12. Gary Vaynerchuks phrase ‘Clouds and Dirt’....how it’s important to get into the high level vision to produce something amazing, while still getting into the nitty gritty logistics to make an event work

 

I hope you enjoyed the podcast as much as I enjoyed talking to Will 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

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

Visit https://www.thelostestate.com/ for more information on William Kunhardt and if you can get to London anytime in December then I can’t recommend highly enough to check out The Great Christmas Feast.

 

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

November 1, 2018

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

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 dealflow 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?

 

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