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Behavior change designer Dr. Kristin Malek (aka Dr. K) wants you to Experience U! Throughout the Experience University podcast, Dr. K will challenge you to flip what you thought you knew about events, experience, and yourself on its head.

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Behavior change designer Dr. Kristin Malek (aka Dr. K) wants you to Experience U! Throughout the Experience University podcast, Dr. K will challenge you to flip what you thought you knew about events, experience, and yourself on its head.

    S8E11: Rural Economic Development Through Events

    S8E11: Rural Economic Development Through Events

    Tune in to this week’s episode of the Experience University podcast as we delve into the transformative power of events in rural economic development. Join host Dr. Kristin Malek as she explores the realm of ag (agriculture) tourism, cultural events, and the strategic nuances of tourism marketing with the insightful director of Visit Knox County, Stacy Miller. Discover how these events not only attract visitors but also foster community pride and economic growth. Don't miss out on this enligh...

    • 17 min
    S8E10: Event Competencies with Lydia Tobin

    S8E10: Event Competencies with Lydia Tobin

    Have you ever noticed how EVERYTHING is a funnel? In this episode, Dr. Kristin Malek, our host, and student Lydia Tobin introduce the key competencies essential for a career in events and marketing. They dive into practical insights on marketing and events, sharing the interdisciplinary benefits of their experiences. Tune in to explore unique event competencies, the connections between tourism and events, and how everything truly funnels down to something.Events and Marketing Education (4:53)...

    • 27 min
    S8E9: Event Psychology with Victoria Matey

    S8E9: Event Psychology with Victoria Matey

    How can understanding psychology transform your approach to event planning? In today’s episode, host Dr. Kristin Malek introduces the concept of event psychology with Event Psychology Advisor and Co-Founder of Matey Events,Victoria Matey. Together, they explore how events serve as catalysts for behavior change, emphasizing the integration of behavioral science into the event industry. Dr. K and Victoria discuss common event planning pitfalls while advocating for innovative strategies, includi...

    • 27 min
    S8:E8: LARPing in Events with Erika Shaefer

    S8:E8: LARPing in Events with Erika Shaefer

    Step into the immersive world of LARPing with Experience University, hosted by Dr. Kristin Malek! Discover how live-action role play transforms events, fosters authentic connections, and promotes storytelling and community building. In this episode, Dr. K and event planner Erika Shaefer explore the fascinating realm of LARPing and its application in event planning. Erika shares insights from her decade-long experience with LARPing and events, emphasizing how event planners can leverage LARPin...

    • 18 min
    S8E7: AI Keynotes

    S8E7: AI Keynotes

    Ever wondered if event keynotes are truly driving lasting change or just offering surface-level motivation? In this episode, Dr. Kristin Malek discusses her approach to speaking on AI, Gen Z, and neuroscience, emphasizing behavior change. She shares her journey from a successful AI session for rural leaders to landing more speaking gigs through LinkedIn. Despite skepticism about her AI expertise, she emphasizes mindset shifts over technical details. She challenges event professionals to prior...

    • 13 min
    S8E6: Exploring Engagement with Scott Gould

    S8E6: Exploring Engagement with Scott Gould

    Join us as we explore the role of authentic connection, debunk myths surrounding networking, and navigate resistance. In today’s episode, Dr. Kristin Malek and Scott Gould examine engagement, focusing on its necessity for relationships. The discussion also touches on leveraging social platforms for community engagement and experimenting with three-way connections for event success. Defining Engagement (1:55)Engagement in Events (4:02)The Rule of 3 (6:14)Engagement in Large Events (10:45)Comba...

    • 26 min

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