Wedding planners, caterers and talent booking agents will contribute insights into the events industry and will share their tips, tricks and horror stories to help you host your next event.
Magic of the Moment – Jessica Tkachuk
Kris speaks with Jessica Tkachuk, Events and Communications Specialist at Boom Goes the Drum. Jessica cares deeply about getting people back to interacting face to face in a world where tech and social media are driving us further away from those sorts of experiences. She thrives on the experiences when people …
Liveliness and Engagement – Occasional Notes
Kris speaks with Barb Mitchell and Laurie Parente, Founders of Occasional Notes. Barb and Laurie began as performing pianists and piano teachers. As good friends they teamed up and began playing at various events, especially weddings. They began developing a team of performers which has expanded over time and has allowed …
Building a Consistent Practice – Kaleigh Doherty
Kris speaks with Kaleigh Doherty, Founder and Creative Director of Banff Yoga Festival. Kaleigh discusses the goals of the festival to support local wellness-focussed businesses and provide a space for yoga students to build a consistent practice. She outlines some of her marketing strategies and her rigorous process for recruiting …
Fundraising and Flexibility – Carrie McManus
Kris speaks with Carrie McManus, Director of Programs with Sagesse. Carrie tells us about their Annual Eat Play Love event and enlightens us about the ins and outs of coordinating this fundraising event of indulgence which pampers its guests with wine, food, spa services and more. She outlines her strategy …
Appetizing Events – Kelly Beames
Kris speaks with Kelly Beames, Event Manager with River Cafe Group. Kelly discussed how she moved up through Restaurant positions and made her way into events through that world. She lays out the top considerations one should focus on when booking restaurants and dives into the tools that come in …
Connecting with a Brand – Jenn Egroff Delconte
Kris speaks with Jenn Egroff Delconte, an Event Producer and Marketing Strategist with Catalystica. In this episode she takes us through her marketing background and recalls how she discovered a passion for event production through that work. Delconte places a special focus on connecting people with a brand in a unique …
Excellent Resource for Running a Successful Event!
This Podcast series is a wonderful and concise overview on many of the aspects, which individuals and groups may come across when organizing events.
Each episode is a fresh and lively discussion between the host and the interviewees. It's interesting and entertaining to hear the personal accounts of each Guest. The challenges they've faced, and all the details they had to learn and go through to put on a successful and properly executed event.
Every Guest is very insightful and brings up valuable points I may never have considered before attempting to put something together. I came away with some great suggestions to consider implementing when I next plan an event. Some insightful lessons from people in many different roles and levels of the Event Planning, Promotions, and Production Management Industries, and great tips from others from a more Grassroots and smaller scale.
Well produced and keeps you engaged throughout. Great work! I highly recommend it to anyone looking to organize an event. There are things to take away from it no matter what scale of event you are producing.
Concise and informative
I am happy to produce for you The Event Planning Podcast. I am an avid podcast listener myself and I hope that this content is beneficial to you. I love meeting our interviewees and trust that you will enjoy the episodes!