11 episodes

Corralling The Chaos is a weekly podcast for companies and crew professionals in the event industry. We pull back the curtain to talk publicly about the things event professionals worry about privately. We’re asking the tough questions so we can give you the answers you need. And nothing is off-limits.

This podcast is hosted by Angela Alea, President and Chief Revenue Officer at LASSO.

Corralling the Chaos Angela Alea

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    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

Corralling The Chaos is a weekly podcast for companies and crew professionals in the event industry. We pull back the curtain to talk publicly about the things event professionals worry about privately. We’re asking the tough questions so we can give you the answers you need. And nothing is off-limits.

This podcast is hosted by Angela Alea, President and Chief Revenue Officer at LASSO.

    w2 vs 1099: What You Need to Know

    w2 vs 1099: What You Need to Know

    In today's episode we peel back the layers of a hotly debated topic in our industry: the pros and cons of being classified as a w2 or 1099 worker. For decades we've operated in a space where 1099 seemed to be the only logical choice for freelance talent, but with the introduction of laws like AB5 in California and increased scrutiny of payment practices in the industry as a whole, you may want to re-examine your stance on the subject. Listen closely as Angela breaks it all down.
     
    Key Topics:

    The IRS & Department of Labor
    Employee Protections
    Taxes and writeoffs
    Unemployment

    • 13 min
    Why the Live Events Industry Needs Advocacy

    Why the Live Events Industry Needs Advocacy

    The impact of the pandemic was devastating to a wide variety of businesses in 2020, but the live events industry and those we partner with were some of the hardest hit. Yet because of the behind the scenes nature of our businesses, many people, including those in the government were unaware of our plight.
     
    In today’s episode we speak with Nancy Shaffer and Dwayne Thomas of the Live Events Coalition, a non profit organization speaking out and advocating on behalf of the live events industry, about what they’ve been doing for the last 2 years to bring awareness to the difficulties that our industry faces.
     
    Topics Covered:

    Why The Live Events Industry is Invisible
    The Reality of Covid Losses
    What Advocacy Looks Like
    Preparing for the Next Big Thing

     

    • 39 min
    How to Market Yourself as a Live Event Tech

    How to Market Yourself as a Live Event Tech

    In today's episode we speak with Michelle Smith, a veteran labor coordinator, who has worked with some of the largest companies in the live events industry, including LASSO. 
    We dive deep to get her best advice for techs on how to market and promote themselves + best pratices for show site conduct and building relationships. Whether you're a seasoned veteran or brand new to the industry, there's plenty to learn in this value packed episode.
     
    Topics Covered:

    Technical Skills vs. Customer Service
    Fair Treatment for Techs
    Building Your Reputation
    How to Upskill as a Freelance Tech

    • 24 min
    AB5: How Shows in California Have Changed

    AB5: How Shows in California Have Changed

    In today's episode we discuss the impact and implications of California Assembly Bill 5 on the events industry.
    This bill, which forces companies to re-classify contractors as employees, was originally intended to regulate companies that hire gig workers in large numbers like Lyft, Uber and Door Dash. Unfortunately, it's also forced production companies, av labor companies and many others to drastically change how they operate.
     
    Today we dive deep on what that means for those of us doing shows in California.
     
    Key Topics:

    What is AB5?
    Who does AB5 apply to?
    How can we continue to operate in a cost effective and compliant manner?
    What are the penalties for non-compliance?

    • 19 min
    Selling the Show

    Selling the Show

    Today Angela welcomes Dave Jenson, Jonathan Roffel & Karl Becker. Saddle up as our guests share from their years of expertise to unveil their sales best practices. Along the journey, you will gain some valuable strategies and find tools to help you maximize the revenue for your companies.
    Key Topics:

    Changes in the Sales Process.
    Don't Copy & Paste the RFP from last year.
    The balance, the Buy-In, and Being Responsive
    The Right Techs at Right Time
    #NoMoreDiscounts and Knowing Your Numbers  

    Be sure to subscribe to our podcast and before you join us again, Comment below if you are “Managing” or “Maximizing” your revenues.

    • 47 min
    Corralling The Chaos At The Show Site

    Corralling The Chaos At The Show Site

    Today our Host Angela Alea welcomes Mike Aubry and George Flores. Saddle up as our guests share wisdom from their 37 years of combined experience of corralling the chaos in our industry.
    One thing you should consider as we dive in today is, whether have we taken responsibility for creating chaos. Lean in as we discuss our role as leaders in adding to the chaos or minimizing it.
    Key Takeaways:

    How to blend in and be distinguishable at the same time.
    We need more mentors.
    Are your leads on-site involved with the crews?

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Daniella24 ,

Event industry profs gotta check this out…

With only a few episodes out to the public, the variety of topics covered has already been outstanding. From how to best run a show onsite to AB5 compliance and employment laws, Angela does a fantastic job unraveling chaotic topics and leaves you at ease at the end of each episode. Whether you’re an event tech, an event company leader, project manager, labor coordinator or operations executive, this show is for you. Check it out!

[Full Disclosure] I might be a little bias, being that I am a LASSO employee, but the marketing team along with Angela Alea have produced a killer podcast!

liz9139 ,

Getting the answers we need

Great to hear insights on what’s happening in the live events world. Great advice for clients and crew members!

DDB_22 ,

A Breath of Fresh Air

This is the podcast the event industry needed. Angela tackles tough issues with the care and compassion that allows people to see a better path forward. I’m excited for what’s to come!

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