13 episodes

Crisis comes in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes we see it coming, sometimes we don't. Host Frank Supovitz has spent more than 30 years creating, managing and producing major sports and entertainment events, and he'll speak with professionals in all walks of life and business about how they have handled crisis and adversity.
From the Super Bowl to the Boston Marathon; from personal struggles to nationwide traumas; from natural disasters to breakdowns of technology, and much more, guests will talk about how they managed these crises and the lessons learned that they pass on to others.

When Things Go Wrong Black Barrel Media

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 10 Ratings

Crisis comes in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes we see it coming, sometimes we don't. Host Frank Supovitz has spent more than 30 years creating, managing and producing major sports and entertainment events, and he'll speak with professionals in all walks of life and business about how they have handled crisis and adversity.
From the Super Bowl to the Boston Marathon; from personal struggles to nationwide traumas; from natural disasters to breakdowns of technology, and much more, guests will talk about how they managed these crises and the lessons learned that they pass on to others.

    Willie O’Ree — NHL Legend: With only one eye, Willie broke the color barrier for Hockey

    Willie O’Ree — NHL Legend: With only one eye, Willie broke the color barrier for Hockey

    Willie O'Ree, the great grandson of an escaped slave was the first African American Hockey player in the NHL. He played 22 Years. Not only did Willie break the color barrier for Hockey and make the sport accessible for African Americans, but he did it with one eye -- a secret he told only one person.
    Hear his story of triumph over extreme turmoil and what should have been a career ending eye injury, as well as the advice he received from Jackie Robinson, another trailblazing African American who broke the MLB color barrier in 1947 with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

    For more information on Willie, watch his documentary: https://www.williedoc.com

    To purchase the book or audio book of “What To Do When Things Go Wrong” by our host, Frank Supovitz, go to: 
    https://www.amazon.com/What-When-Things-Wrong-Inevitable_And/dp/126044158X

    For more about Frank Supovitz, check out Fast Traffic Entertainment at FastTrafficEvents.com and on social media: Facebook, @SupEvents on Twitter, and LinkedIn.

    This show is a production of Black Barrel Media. Visit our website BlackBarrelMedia.com and our social media: @blackbarrelmedia on Facebook and Instagram, and @bbarrelmedia on Twitter.
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    • 58 min
    20 Year FBI Veteran, Greg Shaffer, Shares tips to Surviving Active Shooter Attacks

    20 Year FBI Veteran, Greg Shaffer, Shares tips to Surviving Active Shooter Attacks

    If something is going wrong around you -- you want Greg Shaffer with you. If not, you want to listen to this interview to learn what he would do and read his book. Greg if the founding partner of the Shaffer Security Group and a 20 Year FBI Veteran, he served on the Hostage Rescue Team Tactical Operator (HRT), he is an FBI Certified Crisis Negotiator, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Paramedic and Close Quarter Battle Instructor. He takes us through how having a "Survival Mindset" and "Situational Awareness" can save your life when too often our first reaction is to freeze in fear, by explaining examples at the Pulse Nightclub Shooting, 80 killed on the street at Bastille Day in France and the El Paso Texas Walmart shooting.
    We also have Skylar Stewart, Sr VP at Defendry, and Emergency Response Technology Solution Provider for companies and governments, who explains how they are on the cutting edge of using AI and software to identify threats before they happen and expedite emergency response.
    We end with an incredible story from Greg about how, why and when the HRT was created and how their task is to find the "worst of the worst".

    To stay dialed in without being paranoid -- buy Greg Shaffer's book, Stay Safe: Security Secrets for Today's Dangerous World:
    https://www.amazon.com/Stay-Safe-Security-Secrets-Dangerous/dp/1948484579

    Follow The Shaffer Security Group at:
    Facebook: @Shaffer.Sec.Group Twitter: @ShafferGroup Instagram: @ShafferSecrurityGroup

    To purchase Defendry Security Systems:
    https://defendry.com

    Follow Defendry at:
    @DefendrySafe on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

    To purchase the book or audio book of “What To Do When Things Go Wrong” by our host, Frank Supovitz, go to: 
    https://www.amazon.com/What-When-Things-Wrong-Inevitable_And/dp/126044158X

    For more about Frank Supovitz, check out Fast Traffic Entertainment at FastTrafficEvents.com and on social media: Facebook, @SupEvents on Twitter, and LinkedIn.

    This show is a production of Black Barrel Media. Visit our website BlackBarrelMedia.com and our social media: @blackbarrelmedia on Facebook and Instagram, and @bbarrelmedia on Twitter.
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    • 43 min
    Richard Levick - Chairman/CEO of LEVICK: Managing the Impossible I Communication during 9/11, BP Oil Spill, NFL/NIKE

    Richard Levick - Chairman/CEO of LEVICK: Managing the Impossible I Communication during 9/11, BP Oil Spill, NFL/NIKE

    Richard Levick's phone rings at all hours, from all over the world, for one reason -- a crisis has occurred. With 40 years of experience, Richard credits his instincts in guiding him to navigate companies through "fixing the impossible". From the recent Champlain tower collapse in Miami, to 9/11, the BP Oil Spill, the Banking crisis, Larry Nassar Women's Gymnastics tragedy, to the Nike / NFL / Colin Kapernick controversy and many more... he breaks down how he navigated the issue or his thoughts if he was not directly involved. He also gives advice to those interested in a career in a Crisis Firm and tips on what to expect from people experiencing a crisis and how to manage disasters when they occur.
    Follow the Levick Agency on Twitter @LEVICK, on Instagram @Levickagency, and on Facebook @communicatingtrust and their website: www.levick.com

    To purchase the book or audio book of “What To Do When Things Go Wrong” by our host, Frank Supovitz, go to: 
    https://www.amazon.com/What-When-Things-Wrong-Inevitable_And/dp/126044158X

    For more about Frank Supovitz, check out Fast Traffic Entertainment at FastTrafficEvents.com and on social media: Facebook, @SupEvents on Twitter, and LinkedIn.

    This show is a production of Black Barrel Media. Visit our website BlackBarrelMedia.com and our social media: @blackbarrelmedia on Facebook and Instagram, and @bbarrelmedia on Twitter.
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    • 44 min
    Jeffrey Miller — NFL Kansas City Chiefs Vice President of Security | Super Bowl security and managing a public tragedy

    Jeffrey Miller — NFL Kansas City Chiefs Vice President of Security | Super Bowl security and managing a public tragedy

    Jeffrey Miller is former chief executive in charge of security for the NFL and is the current Vice President of Security for the Kansas City Chiefs. Prior to those positions, he had a distinguished career in law enforcement. He was an officer in the Pennsylvania State Police department and was the commissioner from 2003 to 2008.
    In this episode, Jeff talks about Super Bowl security, and then discusses the most difficult experience of his professional life: managing the unfolding tragedy of a school shooting in front of media from around the world.
    This is a powerful episode full of extreme challenges and important lessons.

    For more about Jeffrey Miller, please visit www.jeffreymillerconsulting.com/
    To purchase the book or audio book of “What To Do When Things Go Wrong” by our host, Frank Supovitz, go to: 
    https://www.amazon.com/What-When-Things-Wrong-Inevitable_And/dp/126044158X
    For more about Frank Supovitz, check out Fast Traffic Entertainment at FastTrafficEvents.com and on social media: Facebook, @SupEvents on Twitter, and LinkedIn.
    This show is a production of Black Barrel Media. Visit our website BlackBarrelMedia.com and our social media: @blackbarrelmedia on Facebook and Instagram, and @bbarrelmedia on Twitter.
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    • 48 min
    Chanel Keenan -- NHL Seattle Kracken Intersectionality Consultant

    Chanel Keenan -- NHL Seattle Kracken Intersectionality Consultant

    Intersectionality Consultant for the Seattle Kranken on battling Brittle Bone disease and the challenges she, and the disabled community, face every day that many of us take for granted, and how we can help. Discussion topics: the challenges of managing the logistics of sports stadiums, restaurants and office buildings for disabled persons as well as evacuating during fires, school shootings and valuable tips on how/why not to panic in an emergency.
    Follow Chanel Keenan on Twitter: @Chanelly37
    To purchase the book or audio book of “What To Do When Things Go Wrong” by our host, Frank Supovitz, go to: 
    https://www.amazon.com/What-When-Things-Wrong-Inevitable_And/dp/126044158X
    For more about Frank Supovitz, check out Fast Traffic Entertainment at FastTrafficEvents.com and on social media: Facebook, @SupEvents on Twitter, and LinkedIn.
    This show is a production of Black Barrel Media. Visit our website BlackBarrelMedia.com and our social media: @blackbarrelmedia on Facebook and Instagram, and @bbarrelmedia on Twitter.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 45 min
    Dan Donovan -- Managing Partner of STRATOSCOPE explains Olympics Games crisis

    Dan Donovan -- Managing Partner of STRATOSCOPE explains Olympics Games crisis

    Just about any crisis imaginable in an event setting, Dan Donovan has been faced with. As a managing partner of STRATOSCOPE, Dan has spearheaded operational risk solutions teams for the largest events in the world: Olympic Games, Super Bowl, NFL, NBA, NCAA, All Star Games to name a few. 

    In this episode he takes us through obstacles faced at the Atlanta Olympics including the Centennial Bombing. The near crisis at the Sydney Olympics during the lighting of the Olympic Flame with all star athlete Cathy Freeman and the cringeworthy Sydney Olympics Gymnastic Vault issue. We also discuss his handling of what appeared to be a bomb at a very high profile 100,000 person corporate conference minutes before the largest event, and what happened after he got the call that an attack took place at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester stadium. 

    For more about STRATOSCOPE, please visit: https://stratoscope.com

    Follow Dan Donovan on Twitter: @ddonovan50

    To purchase the book or audio book of “What To Do When Things Go Wrong” by our host, Frank Supovitz, go to: 
    https://www.amazon.com/What-When-Things-Wrong-Inevitable_And/dp/126044158X

    For more about Frank Supovitz, check out Fast Traffic Entertainment at FastTrafficEvents.com and on social media: @FrankSupovitz on Facebook, @SupEvents on Twitter, frank.supovitz on Instagram and LinkedIn.

    This show is a production of Black Barrel Media. Visit our website BlackBarrelMedia.com and our social media: @blackbarrelmedia on Facebook and Instagram, and @BBarrelMedia on Twitter.
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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

nhlsammy ,

I lived it with Frank!

Wow these are so good, Frank has always been such a good event storyteller but now he’s an actual storyteller! Having been the reason for some of the things that have gone wrong at his events, I know just how much goes into fixing it when they do. So glad he is sharing his experiences so someone just might prevent a problem or know what do to when it strikes.

Kudos Sup!

readmylippman ,

Frank gets it!

Putting on an event is hard enough... Frank knows what it takes and what to ask to produce events that deliver!

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