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Biz Chat for Wedding Pros and Creative Business Owners.
Entrepreneurship is a crazy ride, and it's easy to keep your head down, do the work, and hope and pray that you've got it right. Right? Talk with Renee Dalo brings you real talk straight from the mouth of biz owners who have been there! We get down to the nitty-gritty so that you can take action and uplevel your business today!

Talk with Renee Dalo Renee Dalo

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    • 5.0 • 75 Ratings

Biz Chat for Wedding Pros and Creative Business Owners.
Entrepreneurship is a crazy ride, and it's easy to keep your head down, do the work, and hope and pray that you've got it right. Right? Talk with Renee Dalo brings you real talk straight from the mouth of biz owners who have been there! We get down to the nitty-gritty so that you can take action and uplevel your business today!

    212 | Talk about Gen Z's Influence on the Wedding Industry with Amanda Shuman

    212 | Talk about Gen Z's Influence on the Wedding Industry with Amanda Shuman

    Get With the Times or Get Left Behind: Updating Your Biz for Gen Z Are you feeling stuck in your wedding business, trying to cater to the elusive Gen Z clientele? You might have been told to stick to traditional marketing strategies, but let's face it - that's not getting you the results you want. It's time to shake things up and take some brave, imperfect action to attract Gen Z clients and stay ahead in the industry. If you're feeling stagnant or overwhelmed, this episode is your guide to infusing authenticity, experimenting with new approaches, and making your business relevant to the next generation. Get ready to take your wedding business to the next level with some bold, out-of-the-box strategies!
    Designer, strategist, marketer and speaker, Amanda Shuman is an expert brand strategist and designer for creatives. She's the founder and CEO of Carrylove Designs, a fully-remote digital marketing agency for creative small businesses. With over 100 success stories, her team of designers and copywriters helps creatives craft a brand that stands out from the crowd so they can make more doing what they love.
    Known for her 'strategy-first' way of thinking, she's had the opportunity to appear on dozens of podcasts, virtual summits, and stages for creatives around the nation and supported entrepreneurs including Heidi Thompson, Maria Bayer, and Brandee Gaar.
    At Carrylove Designs, she’s committed to providing services and education to support creative small businesses so they can get paid more to do what they love while working less.
    A strong believer in the power of intentional branding, Amanda knows pairing a beautiful brand aesthetic with an intentional website strategy is the cornerstone for success and booking clients effortlessly.
    Connect with Amanda Shuman

    Carry Love Designs (website)

    Instagram
    Join the Find Your Ideal Client challenge at carrylovedesigns.com/client to build an avatar based on past data and experiences to identify your ideal client clearly.

    See you next week, friends!

    • 41 min
    211 | Talk about Hyper-Personalized Weddings with Steven Grietzer from Provenance

    211 | Talk about Hyper-Personalized Weddings with Steven Grietzer from Provenance

    Imagine a tool that’s transforming wedding ceremonies, and it’s not what you’d expect. This isn’t just about vows and speeches; it’s a game-changer for wedding planners. Join me in uncovering the unexpected with Providence’s hyper-personalized approach. Get ready for a revelation that will reshape the wedding industry. Stay tuned for the unexpected.
    My special guest is Steven Greitzer.
    Steven Greitzer, the founder and CEO of Provenance, has been at the forefront of modernizing wedding ceremony design. With a background in the technology sector, his innovative approach has transformed the wedding industry. Passionate about crafting meaningful and personalized ceremony scripts, vows, and toasts, Steven has empowered tens of thousands of wedding planners, couples, officiants, and guests. His expertise in hyper-personalized wedding trends and the evolving dynamics of wedding ceremonies makes him an invaluable source of knowledge for wedding planners seeking to elevate their clients’ wedding experiences.
    "The wedding itself has changed tremendously, and in very short order too. In 2009, about 60% of weddings were held in churches, in synagogues mosques, and some sort of religious venue. Today, that's only 22%. Today, 60% of couples write and read their own vows, as opposed to reading traditional vows that come from some sort of religious text." - Steven Grietzer
    In this episode, you will learn all about:
    How to guide your couples in personalizing their wedding ceremonies to create unforgettable moments. How to prepare friend or family officiants to elevate the wedding experience. Explore Provenance software for seamless officiant, ceremony, vow and toast management. Guide your clients to overcome challenges in writing heartfelt wedding vows. Many of Renee's personal stories of ceremonies & vows gone wrong. It's great for a laugh! Connect with Provenance
    Website / Use code RENEE for 20% off
    Instagram
    TikTok
    What Renee's Obsessed With This Week
    I'm teaching a brand-new free Masterclass, "Provenance, Prose & Prosperity" all about HOW Planners can use this amazing tool to not only help their clients, but uplevel their whole experience and make a little passive income too. Join me here. 
    (If you see this after the date of the Masterclass, you can sign up to receive the replay!)
    Until next week, friends!

    • 37 min
    210 | Talk about Is Social Media Really Worth it? with Johanna Renoth

    210 | Talk about Is Social Media Really Worth it? with Johanna Renoth

    This episode is for those of you who, at one time or another, have said in exasperation, “I wish I should just QUIT Instagram!!” or “I am NEVER going to be on TikTok!”. Our guest this week DID quit social media, and she’s here to tell us all about it.
    Johanna Renoth is an expert in alternative marketing strategies and a passionate advocate for aligning business with personal values. With a decade of experience in the field, Johanna brings a fresh perspective to the conversation around social media marketing, prioritizing well-being over social media norms. Her journey from struggling with traditional social media marketing to embracing a more values-aligned approach provides valuable insights for small business owners and solopreneurs seeking a more authentic and sustainable way to grow their businesses. Johanna’s expertise and experience make her a compelling voice in the exploration of alternative marketing strategies, offering a unique perspective that challenges the status quo.
    Connect with Johanna Renoth
    Website
    Newsletter
    What Renee’s Obsessed With This Week
    Wedding Business CEO Summit – Online Summit February 12th – 16th 2024 / Get your free ticket here

    • 46 min
    209 | Talk About Single Parenting + Entrepreneurship with Heidi Schalk

    209 | Talk About Single Parenting + Entrepreneurship with Heidi Schalk

    As the product of a single-parent home, I cannot believe we’ve never touched on this topic in almost four years of the podcast! Since I am child-free by choice, I invited my new friend Heidi Schalk on the show to chat all about it – and chat we did! We covered this topic and many others in this week’s episode.
    Heidi believes children should actively participate in their parents’ goals and aspirations. She sees this as an opportunity to teach them about goal-setting, teamwork, and responsibility. By including them in the family’s journey towards success, children learn valuable skills and how to contribute positively to society.
    Today’s guest is Heidi Schalk, a single parent and entrepreneur who has navigated the challenges of running a business while raising her children. She transitioned from being a stay-at-home mom to building a successful business, overcoming her fears and mindset obstacles. With a background in health and wellness, including personal training and bodybuilding, Heidi’s journey into entrepreneurship was driven by a desire to create a sustainable income while being present for her family. Her experience in balancing work and family life offers valuable insights and practical advice for single parents seeking personal and professional growth. As a business coach, Heidi brings a unique perspective to the conversation, sharing her wisdom and experiences to inspire others on their own journeys.
    Connect with Heidi Schalk
    Website / Instagram
    TikTok / LinkedIn
    Things We Mentioned in This Episode
    Check out Heidi’s podcast: Be S.H.E (Renee will be a guest later this year!)
    Better with Renee Dalo / Renee's monthly membership for entrepreneurs
    What Renee’s Obsessed With This Week
    Wedding Business CEO Summit – Online Summit February 12th – 16th 2024 / Get your free ticket here
    See you next week, friends! Same time, same place. 
     

    • 34 min
    208 | Talk About Monetizing Social Media with Dominic & Serena

    208 | Talk About Monetizing Social Media with Dominic & Serena

    If you're feeling frustrated and overwhelmed by the lack of engagement on your social media posts, then you are not alone! You may have already tried boosting posts or running ads, only to see minimal results and wasted money. Instead of attracting your ideal clients and generating leads, your efforts may be falling flat and leaving you feeling discouraged. It's time to shift your strategy and focus on creating authentic and valuable content that resonates with your audience, leading to sustainable income and business growth.
    Joining me this week are the talented wedding professionals, Dominic and Serena. With their combined expertise as MC, wedding DJ, and wedding planner, they bring a fresh perspective to our conversation on monetizing social media in the wedding industry. Their journey of embracing social media as a platform for generating passive income is both relatable and inspiring. Dominic and Serena's genuine approach and willingness to share their experiences make them valuable contributors to our discussion. Their insights into the balance between showcasing the dreamy allure of weddings and staying authentic on social media will resonate with industry peers seeking to harness the power of digital platforms. Get ready for an enlightening exchange filled with practical advice and industry wisdom.
    Connect with The Wedding Duo
    On TikTok
    On Instagram

    Things We Mentioned in This Episode
    The Emu Lady (KnucleBump Farms) and their Emu Emmanuel (not David, as I said, lol)
    Archival Pens for ketubah signing - Renee recommends!


    What Renee's Obsessed With This Week
    Be Sage Conference - Join me in Mexico next month for top-notch education, relaxation, and more!

    Wedding Summit Series: Planners Workshop - January 30 & 31st

    • 52 min
    207 | Talk About Pivots with Heather Crabtree

    207 | Talk About Pivots with Heather Crabtree

    Join me for a candid chat with long-time entrepreneur Heather Crabtree.
    We dive into Heather's journey of personal and professional pivots over the past 20+ years in business. From leaving law to build a successful event planning company, to pivoting into business coaching after her daughter's cancer diagnosis, Heather shares vulnerable insights on evolving identity, grief, and learning to lead with your values.
    Key takeaways: - Navigating the emotions of closing one chapter to start another - The power of community support during life's hardest moments - Letting go of hustle culture to create work that aligns with your priorities.
    I loved reconnecting with my dear friend on her resilience through unexpected pivots. Tune in for an inspiring conversation on standing by your truth while growing a business. 
    Things Mentioned in This Episode: 
    Be Sage Conference - join me in Mexico for an extrodinary educational event!
    Follow Heather Crabtree on IG, and check out her website here. 

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

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75 Ratings

75 Ratings

Kara Hanes ,

Feeling Renewed

Such a great listen. As I start the new year I’m feeling refreshed and pivoted into the year and soaking up all of the Talk with Renee Dalo content. Thanks for sharing friend!

136mainmom ,

Thank you!!

I have been a listener of this podcast for a long time, apologies for taking so long to write this - I listen while I am driving 😎. Renee, you always seem to speak to exactly what is happening in my business or my life and I am so thankful for your nuggets of wisdom that you share. Xo

AshCapsho ,

Riveting Wisdom, Heartfelt Stories

Renee sweeps you into a riveting sphere full of invaluable wisdom and heartfelt storytelling. This podcast is a beautiful concoction of authentic tales that stir the mind and heart in equal measure. - Ash & The Capsho Team

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