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Events: demystified

By Tree-Fan Events Podcast
If you plan, host & produce Live, Virtual or Hybrid Events, this Podcast is for you! Each episode, we aim to demystify the world of in-person, virtual, hybrid event productions + technology for nonprofit, corporate, and for-profit events by sharing insightful tips, tricks, strategies, and tactics that will help you plan and execute successful events of all types, formats, and sizes! https://eventsdemystified.com/
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49: Making Sustainability a Priority Again for Events ft Nancy Zavada (MeetGreen)

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51: Tapping into the power of emotions at events ft Deanna Nwosu (Deanna Camille)
How is it going, friends? Welcome to another episode of "Events: demystified" where we aim to demystify the world of in-person, virtual, hybrid event production and technology by sharing insightful tips, tricks, strategies, and tactics that will help you plan and execute successful events of all types, formats, and sizes! In today's episode, I have my new friend, Deanna Nwosu joining me - a hostess with the mostest - a CMP since 2017, and a DES recipient, also an active member of Meeting Professionals International, serving on the RISE Awards committee globally, and the membership and marketing committees for the Ohio chapter. Today we're demystifying these top topics: what does it look like to tap into the power of emotions at events, how NOT to be or hire a boring keynote speaker, presenter, etc immersive in-person or virtual experiences that delight all senses. “Events: demystified” Podcast is brought to you by Tree-Fan Events and your Unicorn Podcast host is Anca Trifan. ————————— You can find Deanna on LinkedIn, or on social @deannacamille ————————— For event and podcast updates, tips, and tricks of the trades, follow us on these social channels: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eventsdemystifiedpodcast  Become a Patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/eventsdemystified  ————————— Tree-Fan Events offers Hybrid Event Production Services: https://treefanevents.com/hybrid-event-services/  ————————— If you like our podcast, please show us some love by subscribing to this podcast on your favorite listening platform and following us on Instagram.  By leaving a great review and hitting the 5  stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same interests as you. Until next time!
36:18
November 20, 2021
50: Being Prepared for the Unexpected ft Mahoganey Jones (Events Specialists)
During today's episode we are honored to be joined by Mahoganey Jones, CMP, DES, HMCC - founder and CEO of Events Specialists, a Canadian turnkey event management and production company. Our conversation today focuses around hybrid event experiences, event metrics and KPIs, being prepared for the unexpected, holistic event budgets for hybrid productions, risk management, and much more. Make sure to tune in!  “Events: demystified” Podcast is brought to you by Tree-Fan Events and your Unicorn Podcast host is Anca Trifan. ————————— You can find Mahoganey on LinkedIn, or on social @mahoganeyjones ————————— For event and podcast updates, tips, and tricks of the trades, follow us on these social channels: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eventsdemystifiedpodcast  Become a Patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/eventsdemystified  ————————— Tree-Fan Events offers Hybrid Event Production Services: https://treefanevents.com/hybrid-event-services/  ————————— If you like our podcast, please show us some love by subscribing to this podcast on your favorite listening platform and following us on Instagram.  By leaving a great review and hitting the 5  stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same interests as you. Until next time!
32:47
November 10, 2021
49: Making Sustainability a Priority Again for Events ft Nancy Zavada (MeetGreen)
The ever-growing concern about the environment and climate change has accelerated the demand for conscious consumerism and sustainable initiatives. However, for event professionals, creating green events can be quite a challenge at times. You want to offer a rich, personalized attendee experience while ensuring the event also meets your sustainability targets – a tough balance! And so today, I have invited an internationally recognized trailblazer in the sustainable event field, Nancy J. Zavada, CMP - Founder and President of MeetGreen to discuss best practices and guidelines on planning and producing post-pandemic sustainable events. “Events: demystified” Podcast is brought to you by Tree-Fan Events and your amazing host is Anca Trifan. Make sure to out the MeetGreen calculator for bench-marking the sustainable elements of your events. —————————  You can find Nancy on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nancy-j-zavada-328659/ Twitter: @nancyjzavada —————————  For event and podcast updates, tips, and tricks of the trades, follow us on these social channels: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eventsdemystifiedpodcast  Become a Patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/eventsdemystified  ————————— Tree-Fan Events offers Hybrid Event Production Services: https://treefanevents.com/hybrid-event-services/  ————————— If you like our podcast, please show us some love by subscribing to this podcast on your favorite listening platform and following us on Instagram.  By leaving a great review and hitting the 5  stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same interests as you. Until next time!
28:11
October 25, 2021
48: Stop leaving hot leads on the table during/after Events ft Ike Singh Kehal (Social27)
In today's episode, you get the chance to meet Ike Singh Kehal of Social27, who's passionate about Virtual Events that Make an Impact, and bringing the best part of in-person events to the virtual world for a greater reach, accessibility, flexibility, and insights than ever before. Ike is a fascinating entrepreneur that applies the lens of business to some of the most important decisions that need to be made around an event's format, especially during a time when we've been challenged the most to re-imagine what in-person, virtual and hybrid events look like in 2021 and beyond. Tune in to today's episode to learn more about Ike, who started his professional career at Microsoft where he focused on partner programs and marketing. He went on to co-found and run four successful organizations, eventually starting Social27, a virtual event platform that has been helping businesses connect digitally throughout the pandemic and beyond, thanks to its innovative virtual and hybrid event platform.  “Events: demystified” Podcast is brought to you by Tree-Fan Events and your amazing host is Anca Trifan.  —————————  You can find Ike here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ikekehal/  —————————  For event and podcast updates, tips, and tricks of the trades, follow us on these social channels:  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eventsdemystifiedpodcast  Become a Patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/eventsdemystified  —————————  Tree-Fan Events offers Hybrid Event Production Services: https://treefanevents.com/hybrid-event-services/  —————————  If you like our podcast, please show us some love by subscribing to this podcast on your favorite listening platform and following us on Instagram.  By leaving a great review and hitting the 5  stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same interests as you. Until next time!
37:57
October 18, 2021
47: The Importance of A/B comparison testing in Events ft Miguel Neves (EventMB)
In today’s episode, I have the pleasure of hosting Miguel Neves, EventMB’s Editor-in-Chief who likes to describe himself as a "curious creator and caring curator of computerized content and a conscious connector of charismatic characters'. Miguel lives and breathes the event tech sector and is deeply engaged in the global online community of event professionals. He is a Portuguese soul who built a career in the UK and is now raising a young family in southern Denmark. Tune into today’s episode as Miguel and I will be discussing and  demystifying the future of events as he sees it,   the importance of A/B comparison testing in order to produce and host successful events, what a proper hybrid event should and could look like,  content planning for the full event cycle as well as,  the approval process that goes into generating meaningful content that informs, involves and entertains, and much more. “Events: demystified” Podcast is brought to you by Tree-Fan Events and your ah-mazing host is Anca Trifan. ————————— You can find Miguel here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/miguelseve Also, on social @miguelseven ————————— For event and podcast updates, tips, and tricks of the trades, follow us on these social channels: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eventsdemystifiedpodcast Become a Patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/eventsdemystified ————————— Tree-Fan Events offers Hybrid Event Production Services: https://treefanevents.com/hybrid-event-services/ ————————— If you like our podcast, please show us some love by subscribing to this podcast on your favorite listening platform and following us on Instagram.  By leaving a great review and hitting the 5  stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same interests as you. Until next time!
43:29
October 10, 2021
46: Living life leading with passion ft Carey Smolensky (CSP Worldwide)
With me on the “Events: demystified” Podcast, I have Carey Smolensky, a Husband, Father, "Papa C" to his grandchildren, Dynamic Businessman, Event Producer, Multi-Faceted Entertainer, Author, Recording Artist, and Entrepreneur.  Author of Living Life with Passion and Helping Others, Carey has turned his book into an annual experience; The Passion Summit, as the next logical step in sharing the ability to live life passionately while helping others, and during this episode, we’ll be talking about how you can live with passion personally and professionally especially in a current world of events.  In Carey's own words: "Believe in yourself and know that you have what it takes. Keep moving towards your goals and never look back. Keep persevering and look for the right opportunities in life because if you don't, they will not find you.”  Download your free Blueprint for Finding Your Passion (chapter 3 of Carey's book): https://www.thepassionsummit.com/blueprint “Events: demystified” Podcast is brought to you by Tree-Fan Events and your ah-mazing host is Anca Trifan. —————————  You can learn more about Carey here:  https://www.careysmolensky.com  Also, on social @careysmolensky  The Passion Summit:  https://www.ThePassionSummit.com/  —————————  For event and podcast updates, tips, and tricks of the trades, follow us on these social channels:  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eventsdemystifiedpodcast  Podcast Website:  https://eventsdemystified.com   Become a Patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/eventsdemystified  —————————  Tree-Fan Events offers Hybrid Event Production Services: https://treefanevents.com/hybrid-event-services/  —————————  If you like our podcast, please show us some love by subscribing to this podcast on your favorite listening platform and following us on Instagram.  By leaving a great review and hitting the 5  stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same interests as you. Until next time!
40:19
September 25, 2021
45: Community Over Competition ft Mary & Logan, Hosts of Better Events Podcast
On today's episode of “Events: demystified” I have the honor of hosting not one, but TWO featured guests, good friends of mine, event professionals, live-streamers and podcast hosts and discuss what "Community Over Competition" means, how does it actually play out in events, and why the success of an event depends highly on working with the right event professionals. "Community over Competition" is a topic very near'n'dear to my heart and the fact that I get to discuss it with Mary Davidson of EP Events LLC and Logan Clements of Logan Strategy Group, both of them the hosts of Better Events Podcast, well that is a major treat!  We will be live-streaming an extended pre-recorded video version of this episode on on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Youtube. Subscribe to these channels to receive a reminder every time we go LIVE with any of our Podcast episodes. PS: Check out this episode where Anca got featured on the Better Events Podcast. “Events: demystified” Podcast is brought to you by Tree-Fan Events and your host is Anca Trifan. ————————— You can learn more about Mary here: https://epevents.org/ You can learn more about Logan here: https://www.loganstrategygroup.com/ Also, on social @epeventsllc @loganstrategygroup_events @bettereventspod ————————— For event and podcast updates, tips, and tricks of the trades, follow us on these social channels: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eventsdemystifiedpodcast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/eventsdemystified Podcast Website:  https://eventsdemystified.com  ————————— Tree-Fan Events offers Hybrid Event Production Services: https://treefanevents.com/hybrid-event-services/ ————————— If you like our podcast, please show us some love by subscribing to this podcast on your favorite listening platform and following us on Instagram.  By leaving a great review and hitting the 5  stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same interests as you. Until next time!
49:40
September 10, 2021
44: The Secret Weapon to a Successful Trade Show - Virtual or Hybrid ft Jim Cermak (Tradeshow University)
On today's episode of “Events: demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events,  your host, Anca, and her featured guest, James Cermak, host of the Tradeshow University Podcast are discussing best strategies that event organizers can take and practically apply towards the planning of a successful virtual or hybrid trade show. We'll also give exhibitors something to take home, such as ideas the secret weapon to having a successful experience setting up and creating booth flow that doesn't take away from generating leads and making meaningful connections.  Free offer to our Listeners: Get Top 52 Trade Show Tips free here: https://tradeshowu.biz/ We will be streaming LIVE an extended video version of the audio episode on Friday (Aug 27th) at 12 pm PT/ 1 pm MT/3 pm ET on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Youtube. Pick a destination and join us LIVE. Or subscribe to these channels to receive a reminder every time we go LIVE. PS: Check out this episode where Anca is speaking on the Tradeshow Univesity Podcast ————————— You can learn more about Jim here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jimcermak/ Also, on social @tradeshowuniversity ————————— For event and podcast updates, tips, and tricks of the trades, follow us on these social channels: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eventsdemystifiedpodcast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/eventsdemystified Podcast Website:  https://eventsdemystified.com  ————————— Tree-Fan Events offers Hybrid Event Production Services: https://treefanevents.com/hybrid-event-services/ ————————— If you like our podcast, please show us some love by subscribing to this podcast on your favorite listening platform and following us on Instagram.  By leaving a great review and hitting the 5  stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same interests as you. Until next time!
27:22
August 25, 2021
43: Branding Tips and Tools for your Virtual/Hybrid Events ft Swire Ho (Garuda Promo)
On today's episode of “Events: demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events and your host, Anca, we are tackling all things promotional, branding and marketing and ways in which event organizers can deliver ROI to their sponsors, engage and delight their virtual/in-person audiences and market their event in a clever and creative way. And since marketing is not really my first language, or second, I have with me on the show today, Swire Ho aka #thepromoguy, from Garuda Promo, a branding solution company that serves organizations large and small with fun, out of the box, creative promotional items. A couple of fun facts about Swire: he is a proud SFG1 certified kettlebell instructor from #StrongFirst, the host of a podcast called “The Small Business Show”  We will be streaming LIVE a video extended version of this episode on Friday (Aug 13th) at 9am PT/10am MT/12pm ET on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Youtube. Pick a destination and join us LIVE. Or subscribe to our channels on YouTube to receive a reminder every time we go LIVE. Check out the episode Anca, our host got featured on “The Small Business Show” not too long ago: https://youtu.be/Z645HfAZbdM ————————— You can learn more about Swire Ho here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/swire-ho-thepromoguy-6b90631/ Also, on social @garudapromo ————————— For event and podcast updates, tips, and tricks of the trades, follow us on these social channels: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eventsdemystifiedpodcast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/eventsdemystified Podcast Website:  https://eventsdemystified.com  ————————— Tree-Fan Events offers Hybrid Event Production Services: https://treefanevents.com/hybrid-event-services/ ————————— If you like our podcast, please show us some love by subscribing to this podcast on your favorite listening platform and following us on Instagram.  By leaving a great review and hitting the 5  stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same interests as you. Until next time!
27:39
August 10, 2021
42: Starting & Funding a Nonprofit or a Charity ft Travis Johnson (The Nonprofit Architect)
This is “Events: demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events with your host, Anca.  When you have a cause you care about and have gone as far as you can on your own to champion it, it might be time to start your own nonprofit charity to spread your work to a wider audience. Starting a charity can be a big undertaking, but there are basic steps to follow to make sure yours gets started on the right foot and so that’s what we will cover in today’s episode with my guest, Travis Johnson from The Nonprofit Architect. We will be streaming LIVE a video extended version of this episode on Friday (July 30th) at 9am PT/10am MT/12pm ET on LinkedIn, Facebook and Youtube. https://youtu.be/rU6ThAfsiu4 ————————— You can find Travis here: https://linktr.ee/nonprofitarchitect ————————— For event and podcast updates, tips, and tricks of the trades, follow us on these social channels: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eventsdemystifiedpodcast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/eventsdemystified Podcast Website:  https://eventsdemystified.com  ————————— Tree-Fan Events offers Hybrid Event Production Services: https://treefanevents.com/hybrid-event-services/ ————————— If you like our podcast, please show us some love by subscribing to this podcast on your favorite listening platform and following us on Instagram.  By leaving a great review and hitting the 5  stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same interests as you. Until next time!
35:21
July 30, 2021
41: Experience Design for Virtual & Hybrid Events ft John Pistotti (Endless Events)
This is “Events: demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events with your host, Anca. While the work of a good planner is to make sure the event goes off without a hitch, the work of great event designers is to make that event memorable by allowing the creative juices to start flowing freely in order to create the feel, look, and atmosphere that not only matches the brand or the cause but also impresses attendees and leaves them with a positive memory long after the event is over. With that thought in mind, join me for a fun conversation around experience design solutions for virtual and hybrid events with experience architect, John Pistotti of Endless Events. A few fun facts about John: - his first job was as banquet staff for parties at the Playboy Mansion, LA - he worked as a sushi chef, - he was also an adventure guide leading trips up Half Dome in Yosemite, midnight snowshoeing in Lake Tahoe, and mountain biking in Santa Cruz. We will be streaming LIVE a video extended version of this episode on Friday (July 23rd) at 9am PT/10am MT/12pm ET on LinkedIn, Facebook and Youtube. https://youtu.be/M6hTmmuWJqQ ————————— You can find John here: www.linkedin.com/in/johnpistotti www.twitter.com/johnpistotti ————————— For event and podcast updates, tips, and tricks of the trades, follow us on these social channels: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eventsdemystifiedpodcast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/eventsdemystified Podcast Website:  https://eventsdemystified.com  ————————— Tree-Fan Events offers Hybrid Event Production Services: https://treefanevents.com/hybrid-event-services/ ————————— If you like our podcast, please show us some love by subscribing to this podcast on your favorite listening platform and following us on Instagram.  By leaving a great review and hitting the 5  stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same interests as you. Until next time!
40:34
July 23, 2021
40: Elevating your Fundraiser from Virtual to Hybrid ft Samantha Swaim (Swaim Strategies)
This is “Events: demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events with your host, Anca, and on today's episode I have the pleasure of interviewing Samantha Swaim of Swaim Strategies. Sam, as friends and friendors candidly call her, has more than 20 years of event planning and fundraising expertise. She founded Swaim Strategies, a fundraising event consultancy, in 2004, working with nonprofit organizations to produce impactful events locally and internationally, and move missions forward. Samantha is also the co-author of “Planning a Successful Major Donor Event” and the founder of the Annual Elevate Fundraising Conference. She travels internationally to teach nonprofit professionals the tools they need to elevate their impact through events. A few fun facts about our featured guest: Sam used to work for the Grammys, she has been producing fundraising events for 20+ years, she adopted two puppies during COVID. During today's episode, we discuss topics such as: - the future of fundraising events post-Covid, - the top 3 mistakes to avoid when hosting a hybrid fundraising event, - the associated cost to planning and producing a hybrid event vs an in-person event, - the best way to manage expectations for a client that: has either hosted a virtual event in 2020 and is now considering a hybrid, or has never hosted a virtual event before and is just diving into this hybrid event format, - top tips on connecting the virtual vs in-person communities together - ways to monetize your event on a 365-day basis without sacrificing the user experience for attendees, - decision fatigue, mental health practices, and a few more topics you would love to hear all about. ————————— You can find Samantha here: https://swaimstrategies.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/samantha-swaim-she-her-a28a9a4/ ————————— For event and podcast updates, tips, and tricks of the trades, follow us on these social channels: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eventsdemystifiedpodcast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/eventsdemystified Podcast Website:  https://eventsdemystified.com  ————————— Tree-Fan Event's Hybrid Event Production Services: https://treefanevents.com/hybrid-event-services/ ————————— If you liked what you heard, please show us some love by subscribing to this podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or your favorite listening platform.  By leaving a great review and hitting the 5  stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same interests as you. Here’s to many successful IRL or hybrid events! Until next time!
43:26
July 16, 2021
39: The current state of Hybrid Events ft Julius Solaris (Swapcard)
This is “Events: demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events with your host, Anca. HUGE honor to feature Julius Solaris on today's episode, currently the head of engagement at Swapcard, previously known as the founder and editor in chief of EventMB, acquired in 2019 by Skift, the largest and most influential travel media company worldwide. Julius has always been (secretly, and not so secretly) one of my heroes in event tech and to interview one of the most influential individuals in the meetings industry by many magazines and media for the past 10 years has been beyond cool, especially as we're kicking off our Anniversary special month of weekly episodes! During today's episode,  - we get some of Julius's behind the scene thoughts from MPI’s WEC in Vegas that just happened recently, one of the first in-person events that he attended since the onset of the pandemic,  - the challenge of engagement with virtual and now hybrid events, - we take a peek into Julius's crystal ball to find out what the next event trends might be for Fall of 2021/Spring of 2022, - how to best use the tech tools at hand to better design a memorable event experience, - and of course, mental health and what does Julius does to relax and keep his mind sharp. Tune in for way more thoughts and tips shared by Julius during today's episode! ————————— You can find Julius on these social channels: https://www.juliussolaris.com/ https://twitter.com/tojulius https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliussolaris/ ————————— For event and podcast updates, tips, and tricks of the trades, follow us on these social channels: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eventsdemystifiedpodcast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/eventsdemystified Podcast Website:  https://eventsdemystified.com  ————————— Tree-Fan Event's Hybrid Event Production Services: https://treefanevents.com/hybrid-event-services/ ————————— If you liked what you heard, please show us some love by subscribing to this podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or your favorite listening platform.  By leaving a great review and hitting the 5  stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same interests as you. Here’s to many successful IRL or hybrid events! Until next time!
47:57
July 9, 2021
38: Kick-Off our Podcast's Two Year Anniversary from the Woods ft Anca Trifan (Tree-Fan Events)
“Events: demystified” Podcast turns TWO this month - can you believe it?! With that, we're kicking off the anniversary celebration with an amazing line-up of featured guests that you won't want to miss! Tune in in this short K/O introduction to find out who our guests are, what we will be covering during each one of the new upcoming episodes to be released EACH FRIDAY in JULY! If you're listening to this episode, you might also want to watch this LIVE on Friday, July 2nd at 10am MT/9am PT on our Facebook and YouTube pages, as well as our LinkedIn profile, so you're fully in the know with what's happening behind the scenes, in the woods, surviving another animal attack, reminiscence of last year's episode recorded in some other Idaho forest, only this time I get to introduce our amazing line-up airing out every Friday in July but also busting into moves on our brand new remix by Fable Score of our podcast theme song! This is brought to you by Tree-Fan Events and I'm your host, Anca, super excited about what's in store for our listeners this month! Oh, and BTW, connect with me via WHATSAPP at #208.985.8620, and send me your feedback, suggestions, ideas for future topics and/or guests! ————————— For event and podcast updates, tips, and tricks of the trades, follow us on these social channels: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eventsdemystifiedpodcast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/eventsdemystified Podcast Website:  https://eventsdemystified.com  ————————— Tree-Fan Event's Hybrid Event Production Services: https://treefanevents.com/hybrid-event-services/ ————————— If you liked what you heard, please show us some love by subscribing to this podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or your favorite listening platform.  By leaving a great review and hitting the 5  stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same interests as you. Here’s to many successful IRL or hybrid events! Until next time! BMBTAInrzwaVbrMzw0kg
18:49
July 2, 2021
37: The Makings of Great Communities IRL & for Hybrid Events ft Dan Berger (Social Tables Founder)
This is “Events: demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events and I'm your host, Anca. On today’s episode I have Dan Berger, the Founder and former CEO of Social Tables - and if you’ve been in events for at least a day, you’ve most likely heard and used Social Tables for your events - which he sold to Cvent in October of 2018. Prior to Social Tables, Dan worked in management consulting and served as a member of Congress.  During today's episode we get to demystify the idea of community, what does it mean for a post-pandemic world, what does it look like in the marketplace and ultimately, how do you build it for events moving forward with IRL & Hybrid.  In Dan's own words: "Belonging serves as an overall indicator of whether or not you’ve successfully built a real Community. Communities should feel exclusive to those who are a part of them. Why? Part of who we are is defined by who we aren’t. When everyone belongs, no one belongs." Stay tuned for additional tips shared by Dan, a true entrepreneur at heart, that left quite a legacy behind at Social Tables. ————————— You can find Dan on these social channels: https://www.danjberger.com/ https://twitter.com/danberger https://www.linkedin.com/in/danberger ————————— For event and podcast updates, tips, and tricks of the trades, follow us on these social channels: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eventsdemystifiedpodcast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/eventsdemystified Podcast Website:  https://eventsdemystified.com  ————————— Tree-Fan Event's Hybrid Event Production Services: https://treefanevents.com/hybrid-event-services/ ————————— If you liked what you heard, please show us some love by subscribing to this podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or your favorite listening platform.  By leaving a great review and hitting the 5  stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same interests as you. Here’s to many successful IRL or hybrid events! Until next time!
28:19
June 25, 2021
36: Standing in your power as a female live-streamer ft Marisa Cali (Live on Social Now)
This is “Events: demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events  with your Host, Anca. On today's show I have Marisa Cali,  a virtual event producer from San Diego who supports the advancements of women in sports and inspires her community to be present for the conversations that matter. A few fun facts about Marisa: mindfulness & meditation has helped her tremendously and she hopes to inspire this practice in others as well, women in tech is something she's passionate about and encourages other women to not be afraid of, work/life balance is the key to business growth. During today's episode we will touch on and discuss topics such as: the most significant barrier that to overcome as a woman working in a predominately male-dominated niche what does it mean to stand in your power as a female live-streamer do's and dont's of Live Streaming fool-proof streaming strategy balance work and life responsibilities ————————— You can find Marisa on these channels: http://www.instagram.com/liveonsocialnow http://www.twitter.com/liveonsocialnow http://www.liveonsocialnow.com ————————— For event and podcast updates, tips, and tricks of the trades, follow us here or on these Social Media on these channels: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eventsdemystifiedpodcast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/eventsdemystified Podcast Website:  https://eventsdemystified.com  ————————— Tree-Fan Event's Hybrid Event Production Services: https://treefanevents.com/hybrid-event-services/ ————————— If you liked what you heard, please show us some love by subscribing to  this podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or your favorite listening platform.  By leaving a great review and hitting the 5  stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same interests as you. Here’s to many successful hybrid events! Until  next time!
44:20
June 10, 2021
35: The call for transparency in Virtual and Hybrid Event Production ft Andy Johnson (AndX)
Well hello there! And welcome to a brand new episode of “Events: demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events. For some refreshing honest truth, authenticity, transparency in event productions - mixed with laughter - tune into today's episode with Andy Johnson of AndX with whom we get to demystify and discuss: why transparency is so important for an event’s success, why just because someone gives you money, you shouldn’t work with them, why supporting your team is doing yourself a favor as a business owner, what differentiates an Wow client from an Ow client, the main struggles when transitioning from doing in-person live events to producing virtual events and now back to in-person/hybrid events. ————————— Find more about Andy and the AndX team here: https://andx.us/ Find Andy Johnson on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andy-johnson-59890888/ —————————     Tree-Fan Event's Hybrid Event Production Services: https://treefanevents.com/hybrid-event-services/ ————————— For event and podcast updates, tips, and tricks of the trades, follow us here or on these Social Media on these channels: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eventsdemystifiedpodcast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/eventsdemystified Podcast Website:  https://eventsdemystified.com  ————————— If you liked what you heard, please show us some love by subscribing to  this podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or your favorite listening platform.  By leaving a great review and hitting the 5  stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same interests as you. Here’s to many successful hybrid events! Until  next time!
37:07
May 25, 2021
34: Transitioning gracefully to in-person fundraising events ft AJ Steinberg (Queen Bee Fundraising)
In this brand new episode of “Events: demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events, I have the honor of sharing the airwaves with the wonderful "queen bee" AJ Steinberg who will delight you with her tips and expertise in event-based fundraising as she’s set to change the world one event at the time! During today's episode we touch on:  👉 sponsorship strategies for events,  👉 treating your AV production vendors as your partners "in crime" when producing successful events,  👉 hybrid fundraising events likened to houseboats, and  👉 fundraising tips and strategies on how to gracefully transition back to in-person events now that we're ready to do that.  Bring a notebook and tune into the full Podcast Episode for all the tips! ————————— Find more about A.J. here: https://www.queenbeefundraising.com/ —————————    ————————— For event and podcast updates, tips, and tricks of the trades, follow us here or on these Social Media on these channels: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eventsdemystifiedpodcast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/eventsdemystified Podcast Website:  https://eventsdemystified.com  ————————— If you liked what you heard, please show us some love by subscribing to  this podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or your favorite listening platform.  By leaving a great review and hitting the 5  stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same interests as you. Here’s to many successfully hybrid events! Until  next time!
43:55
May 10, 2021
33: Out-of-the-box Hybrid Event Experiences and Models ft Will Curran (Endless Events)
Welcome to a new episode of “Events: demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events, with your host, Anca. In this episode, I have the honor of interviewing a special guest: Will Curran, Head Einstein at Endless Events. Will and I had a little too much fun enjoying our newly formed connection but also touched on some very important things such as:  👉 a couple of brand new hybrid event models (Electron model?),  👉 the difference in mindset around Hybrid 1.0 vs Hybrid 2.0, 👉 how can you design a Hybrid 2.0 experience for your virtual and IRL audience,  👉 the difference between FOMO and JOMO in digital community models, and  👉 how crisis can be turned onto its head as an opportunity for growth and the valuable lessons learned there. You will truly enjoy this episode so go ahead and dive right into today’s episode!     —————————   Find more about Will here: https://willcurran.com/ —————————    —————————   For event and podcast updates, tips, and tricks of the trades, follow us here or on these Social Media on these channels:      Podcast Audio Link:  https://eventsdemystified.com    Podcast Video Link:  https://vimeo.com/541160892  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eventsdemystifiedpodcast  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TreeFanEvents  Twitter: https://twitter.com/treefan_events  —————————   If you liked what you heard, please show us some love by subscribing to  this podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or your  favorite listening platform.  By leaving a great review and hitting the 5  stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same interests as you. Here’s to many successfully hybrid events! Until  next time!
54:12
April 25, 2021
32: Mental Tool to Slay Your Giant + Five Free Live-streaming Tools for Virtual Events ft Anca Trifan (Tree-Fan Events)
Welcome to a new episode of “Events: demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events, with your host, Anca. What should you expect from this episode?  Firstly, I will share a few  thoughts with you since I just celebrated this past weekend another trip  around the Sun and I am so grateful for being here, being alive and  well!    And (not) lastly, in the second part of the episode, I will share the five  free tools I kept drumming about  that I use frequently during my production of virtual events,  especially if like me, you’re sometimes solo-producing and  live-streaming events.    So, let’s dive right into today’s episode!    —————————  Blog post related to the second part of the episode:   https://treefanevents.com/2021/04/08/five-free-live-streaming-tools/   —————————  David & Goliath inspirational paraphrased with permission, courtesy of Marcus Taylor @unlockelevation  —————————  For event and podcast updates, tips, and tricks of the trades, follow us here or on these Social Media on these channels:     Podcast Audio Link:  https://eventsdemystified.com   Podcast Video Link:  https://vimeo.com/533741599  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eventsdemystifiedpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TreeFanEvents Twitter: https://twitter.com/treefan_events —————————  If you liked what you heard, please show us some love by subscribing to  this podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or your  favorite listening platform. By leaving a great review and hitting the 5  stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same  interests as you. Here’s to joy, purpose, happiness & health! Until  next time!
35:38
April 10, 2021
31: The Importance of Time Management & Friendors when Planning Virtual Events ft Emme Pumarega (EJP Events)
This is “Events: demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events  and I'm your host, Anca.  On the show with me today I have Emee Pumarega of EJP Events, a veteran of the hospitality and event industry, who began working in hospitality and events over 20 years ago, bringing  a world of event knowledge in handling events as diverse as all-weekend wedding bashes; international activist conferences; and corporate milestone celebrations. We will be discussing time management when planning virtual events (meetings and conferences) and other important tips related to networking and surrounding yourself with friendors that support your virtual event's production. A few fun facts about Emee: - she is the child of immigrants from the Philippines; herself and her siblings and I are the first of our family to be born in the US, - she once thought she would be a scientist or researcher and studied science at Yale, - she finds the recent surge of storytelling in business interesting, and always wants to reference it back to Indigenous culture and practice rather than think of it as a purely business or US American practice that “comes out of nowhere”. ————————— You can find Emee on LinkedIn or on Instagram @ejpevents ————————— For event and podcast updates, tips, and tricks of the trades, follow us here or on these Social Media on these channels:   Podcast Link: https://treefanevents.com/podcasts/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/treefan_events/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TreeFanEvents/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/treefan_events I welcome your feedback and suggestions via social media direct messaging or email at podcast@treefanevents.com  If you liked what you heard, please show us some love by subscribing to this podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or your favorite listening platform. By leaving a great review and hitting the 5 stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same interests as you. Here’s to joy, purpose, happiness & health! Until next time!
49:03
March 25, 2021
30: The New Role of a Benefit Auctioneer in Virtual Fundraising ft Zack Krone, BAS (Idaho Benefit Auctions)
Welcome to a new episode of “Events: demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events, with your host, Anca. To celebrate our 30th episode in style, I’ve invited with me on the air, a featured guest that knows how to have a good time and how-to enable his audience to have a fantastic time as well!  The president and founder of California Coast Auctions and co-founder of Idaho Benefit Auctions, Zach Krone, has designed his business with one goal in mind: to unite the world of entertainment with the world of fundraising. In 2019, Zack has done an impressive 265 in-person events and 54 virtual events in 2020. He believes that the spirit, community, and excitement of a live auction is the best way to raise money, awareness, and generate interest in an organization and that you have to give people a reason to walk through your doors, or in a virtual format, stay glued to a screen, and the best way to do that is by entertaining and inspiring people in the process. Tune in for a fantastic episode with Benefit Auctioneer Specialist, Virtual Fundraising Expert, Zack Krone! ————————— You can find Zack on LinkedIn or on Instagram @zackkrone_auctioneer ————————— For event and podcast updates, tips, and tricks of the trades, follow us here or on these Social Media on these channels:  Podcast Link: https://treefanevents.com/podcasts/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/treefan_eve... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TreeFanEvents/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/treefan_events I welcome your feedback and suggestions via social media direct messaging or email at podcast@treefanevents.com If you liked what you heard, please show us some love by subscribing to this podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or your favorite listening platform. By leaving a great review and hitting the 5 stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same interests as you. Here’s to joy, purpose, happiness & health! Until next time!
47:08
March 10, 2021
29: If content is King, Engagement is Queen for Virtual Events ft Bruce Rosard (ARIVAL)
Welcome to a new episode of “Events: demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events, with your host, Anca. Today's episode features an incredible event professional that's been around the event industry for a while, probably before I was born (not to make him sound old, just very experienced!). Bruce Rosard has already proven to be an influential figure for this podcast, one of the main influencers to have made a really good case for us changing the podcast's name to reflect more accurately the topics discussed and capture the interest of more event professionals wanting to expend their expertise in the world of events, may they be virtual, hybrid or in-person.  During today's episode, Bruce will share a wealth of information on creating real and authentic engagement during your virtual events, as well as tips on how to generate interest for your online event with content that truly engage an online audience in this new and wild world of virtual and hybrid events.  So buckle up and let’s dive in! ————————— You can find Bruce on LinkedIn,  and via email: bruce@arival.travel  Find out more about ARIVAL, as well as insight, resources and research relevant to this large community of creators of tours, activities, attractions & unique experiences.  ————————— For event and podcast updates, tips and tricks of the trades, find us on Social Media on these channels: Podcast Link: https://eventsdemystified.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eventsdemystifiedpodcast  Twitter: https://twitter.com/DemystifyEvents Become a Patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/eventsdemystified  ————————— I welcome your feedback and suggestions via social media direct messaging or email at podcast@treefanevents.com If you liked what you heard, please show us some love by subscribing to this podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or your favorite listening platform. By leaving a great review and hitting the 5 stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same interests as you. Here’s to joy, purpose, happiness & health! Until next time!
43:37
February 25, 2021
28: The Business of Virtual Weddings and Events ft Ashley Hawks (Forever Bride & EideCom)
Welcome to a new episode of “Events: demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events, with your host, Anca. Today we get to tackle the subject of virtual weddings and events, uncover marketing strategies for weddings, virtual and hybrid events and much more with my featured guest, Ashley Hawks of Forever Bride and EideCom Event Productions from Minneapolis, Minnesota. A few fun facts about Ashley: she grew up in her mother-owned bridal shop where she learned hands-on everything she knows about business and marketing, she has no college degree yet has been a force in the business/marketing/sales world for almost 20 years, she designed and helped develop a fantastic virtual platform for the wedding industry (Foreverbride.com) which is now being used by EideCom to help organizations  across the country produce virtual & hybrid conferences,  trade shows, and multi-day meetings. The platform is called SECOND STAGE. ————————— You can find Ashley on LinkedIn,  and on Instagram @ashleyxhawks ————————— For event and podcast updates, tips and tricks of the trades, find us on Social Media on these channels: Podcast Link: https://treefanevents.com/podcasts/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/treefan_events/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TreeFanEvents/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/treefan_events  I welcome your feedback and suggestions via social media direct messaging or email at podcast@treefanevents.com If you liked what you heard, please show us some love by subscribing to this podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or your favorite listening platform. By leaving a great review and hitting the 5 stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same interests as you. Here’s to joy, happiness, warmth and health! Until next time!
43:37
February 10, 2021
27: From an Event Producer's Corner - a conversation ft Tim Blackton (former Nike EP)
Welcome to a new episode of “Events: demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events, with your host, Anca. In today's episode, we're diving into the role of an Event Producer for events and seeing things from a producer’s corner (perspective), with Timothy Blackton, former Senior Event Producer at Nike World Headquarters in Oregon, where he planed, coordinated and performed World Class live productions and where he also worked with mentionable clients such as Nike, KFC, Cole Haan, Converse, North Face, Adidas & Freightliner to name a few. He’s a Creative Producer, Director, Writer and Actor on a fun independent short film entitled, "TECHS: Behind the Scene of the People Behind the Scene",  a refreshing and hilarious comedy that first screened last fall at the Portland Comedy Film Festival where it earned a Best Comedy Film Award Nomination. Stay tuned for tips on producing & management styles that empower your team, how-to deal with an event that goes sideways, what makes for a great team, and of course, tips for personal being in a challenging industry. ————————— You can find Tim on LinkedIn,  and on Twitter and Instagram @revtimmyb  Watch TECHS here: https://youtu.be/ut24UgZlHdY ————————— For event and podcast updates, tips and tricks of the trades, find us on Social Media on these channels: Podcast Link: https://treefanevents.com/podcasts/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/treefan_events/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TreeFanEvents/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/treefan_events  I welcome your feedback and suggestions via social media direct messaging or email at podcast@treefanevents.com If you liked what you heard, please show us some love by subscribing to this podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or your favorite listening platform. By leaving a great review and hitting the 5 stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same interests as you. Here’s to joy, happiness, warmth and health! Until next time!
44:12
January 25, 2021
26: Event Technology Trends of 2021 ft Anca Trifan (Tree-Fan Events)
Welcome to a new episode of “Events: demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events, with your host, Anca. Now that 2020 is behind us, welcome to 2021! Hope you all had a great holiday season, wishing you all a happy and... a different kind of new year! In the first episode of 2021, we will cover a few emerging trends this year, such a technology and production, what will make a great hybrid experience for events, what is a micro-event experience, how is tech being repurposed to serve the current needs in the event industry as it’s embarking for a hybrid event format and more...  Stay tuned and don’t forget to hit subscribe so you get notified of new podcast episodes as they come out as we’ve got quite the line up this spring! Mentioned in this episode: Virtual Fundraising Case Studies Please contact us here to get a free copy of the strategy roadmap for transitioning from an in-person gala to a virtual event. ————————— For event and podcast updates, tips and tricks of the trades, find us on Social Media on these channels: Podcast Link: https://eventsdemystified.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eventsdemystifiedpodcast  Twitter: https://twitter.com/DemystifyEvents Become a Patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/eventsdemystified  ————————— I welcome your feedback and suggestions via social media direct messaging or email at podcast@treefanevents.com If you liked what you heard, please show us some love by subscribing to this podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or your favorite listening platform. By leaving a great review and hitting the 5 stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same interests as you.
40:60
January 10, 2021
25: 2020 Year in Review in Virtual Events: Soundbites_part 2
Welcome to part 2 of our 2020 Year in Review episode of “Events: demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events, with your host, Anca. Hopefully you got to listen to the first part already and you’re ready to embark on the last part of this full of wisdom-nuggets episode! A quick overview, the premise of this episode is built around the fact that we wanted to produce a soundbite compilation out of all the amazing episodes recorded in 2020 because we've had some really good ones. With the risk of repeating myself, If you haven’t gotten the chance to listen to them all, I highly encourage you to go back and listen when you have time over the holidays. In the first part of the 2020 Year in Review episode, we covered some of the concerns that were lurking on the horizon at the time each episode was recorded and the steps the event professionals that I got the opportunity to interview have taken to pivot their events to virtual, what type of personal and professional challenges each one of them faced in the very beginning, and we also covered audience engagement and interaction and many tips were provided.  In this episode we will touch on virtual event platforms, discuss key elements of a successful virtual event, touch on hybrid events and review some trends to watch out for in 2021. Today you will hear from: Lauren Dully Clark of Raise Agent,  Brent Berg of Valiant Productions,  Todd Campbell and Brian Lehmann of The Av Dept,  Canaan Hackler of Hackler Productions,  Fundraising Ambassador Johnna Wells,  Benefit Auctioneer Patrick Siver of gEvents LLC,  Event Platform Specialist and Strategist Mark Woodworth,  Event Planner & Producer Beth Sandefur, and Auctria Event Platform Coordinator, Laurie Hochman. Tune in and cheers to all of you out there survivors and thrives, 2020 has got nothing on us! ————————— For event and podcast updates, tips and tricks of the trades, find us on Social Media on these channels: Podcast Link: https://eventsdemystified.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eventsdemystifiedpodcast  Twitter: https://twitter.com/DemystifyEvents Become a Patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/eventsdemystified  ————————— I welcome your feedback and suggestions via social media direct messaging or email at podcast@treefanevents.com If you liked what you heard, please show us some love by subscribing to  this podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or your  favorite listening platform. By leaving a great review and hitting the 5  stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same  interests as you. Thank you for sticking with me this year, for listening to this podcast, thank you to all of you amazing guests that joined me and enriched my experience with your knowledge and expertise.  Happy Holidays to all of you friends, close and far, old and new, and the lost one too!
39:37
December 18, 2020
24: 2020 Year in Review in Virtual Events: Soundbites_part 1
Welcome to our last episodes of 2020 of “Event AV and Lighting, demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events and your host, Anca. Happy “You’ve just made it through 2020” to you all! In this episode we wanted to produce a soundbite compilation out of all of the other relevant episodes recorded this year because we had so many tips, insight, knowledge and wisdom shared on the air, and so we wanted to highlight that in this part 1 of today's episode.  And if you haven’t gotten the chance to listen to all the previous episodes where each featured  guest today has their own prime-time, I encourage you to go back and listen. And while you're there subscribe to the podcast! In this episode we will divulge some of the concerns lurking on the horizon at the beginning of the year and the steps the event professionals featured today have taken to pivot their events to virtual, we will be covering the challenges each one of them faced in the beginning and touch on audience engagement and interaction providing you with helpful tips you can implement today. In this episode you will hear from: Anna Marie Aldinger of IBL Events, Lauren Dully Clark of Raise Agent,  Brent Berg of Valiant Productions,  Todd Campbell and Brian Lehmann of The AV Dept,  Canaan Hackler of Hackler Productions,  Fundraising Ambassador Johnna Wells,  Benefit Auctioneer Patrick Siver of gEvents LLC,  Event Platform Specialist and strategist Mark Woodworth,  Event Planner & Producer Beth Sandefur, and Tune in and cheers to all of you out there survivors and thrives, 2020 has got nothing on us! ————————— For event and podcast updates, tips and tricks of the trades, find us on Social Media on these channels: Podcast Link: https://eventsdemystified.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eventsdemystifiedpodcast  Twitter: https://twitter.com/DemystifyEvents Become a Patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/eventsdemystified  ————————— I welcome your feedback and suggestions via social media direct messaging or email at podcast@treefanevents.com If you liked what you heard, please show us some love by subscribing to  this podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or your  favorite listening platform. By leaving a great review and hitting the 5  stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same  interests as you. Thank you for sticking with me this year, for listening to this podcast, thank you to all of you amazing guests that joined me and enriched my experience with your knowledge and expertise.  Happy Holidays to all of you friends, close and far, old and new, and the lost one too!
46:38
December 18, 2020
23: Overcoming Virtual Event Challenges with Lynn Edwards of Proper Planning
Welcome to a new episode of “Event AV and Lighting, demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events, with your host, Anca. Today I have the pleasure of inviting with me on the air a rockstar and veteran of the event industry, Lynn Edwards Owner of Proper Planning, bringing to the table over 30 years of experience and a wealth of knowledge in the areas of event management, overall event strategy, creative event design, event marketing, sponsorship development, contract negotiations, vendor management and overall meeting production. During today's conversation we will focus on tips and strategies on overcoming challenges in this current virtual event world. Lynn's genius way of constantly drawing parallels between the in-person event experience to the digital one, will captivate you & make things so much easier to understand.  Tune in and let’s dive right in! Mentioned in this episode: Four different types of Virtual Event Platforms ————————— You can find Lynn on LinkedIn: Lynn Edwards, on Instagram: @proper_planning and here www.properplanningteam.com ————————— For event and podcast updates, tips and tricks of the trades, find us on Social Media on these channels: Podcast Link: https://treefanevents.com/podcasts/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/treefan_events/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TreeFanEvents/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/treefan_events  I welcome your feedback and suggestions via social media direct messaging or email at podcast@treefanevents.com If you liked what you heard, please show us some love by subscribing to this podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or your favorite listening platform. By leaving a great review and hitting the 5 stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same interests as you. ————————— Stay tuned to a very special episode airing out on December 18th: 2020 Year in Review!
54:16
December 10, 2020
22: Virtual Fundraising on Fire ft Beth Sandefur (Beth Sandefur Events)
Welcome to a new episode of “Event:  demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events, with your host, Anca.  Today I have the pleasure of inviting with me on the air a special guest, Beth Sandefur of Beth Sandefur Events, a woman on fire in the fundraising virtual event arena, planning and producing several dozen virtual events so far, one more creative than the other. Beth is a seasoned event planner with a strong background in development and hands-on experience in theatrical production, her efforts focusing on the planning and execution of fundraising galas, typically with a large auction component. It has been my pleasure to carry on a candid conversation with her about emerging practices & trends that we’re seeing and have seen so far coming out of the virtual events world with a focus on fundraising and gala virtual events. In this episode Beth is going to share her hard learned tips and tricks and we’ll even cover a few ways to stay sane in the whirlwind of virtual event planning and producing.  So tune in and let’s dive right in! ————————— You can find Beth here: https://www.bethsandefur.com/ and on Instagram @bethsandefur ————————— For event and podcast updates, tips and tricks of the trades, find us on Social Media on these channels: Podcast Link: https://eventsdemystified.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eventsdemystifiedpodcast  Twitter: https://twitter.com/DemystifyEvents Become a Patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/eventsdemystified  ————————— I welcome your feedback and suggestions via social media direct messaging or email at podcast@treefanevents.com If you liked what you heard, please show us some love by subscribing to this podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or your favorite listening platform. By leaving a great review and hitting the 5 stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same interests as you. Here’s to joy, happiness, warmth and health! Until next time!
53:49
November 10, 2020
21: Strategies for Choosing a Virtual Conference Platform ft Mark Woodworth (Peerles Events)
 In today's episode, I invited on the air my colleague, Mark Woodworth, an expert in enterprise grade virtual conference platforms to discuss the general strategy and factors when choosing a conference platform, as well as the different features and capabilities that should be compared and considered for the product offering you’re reviewing. If you've already tried to determine which conferencing platform is best for your group but realized the amount of time it takes to do through research, you want to tune in to today's episode and save yourself some sweet time! ————————— You can find more about Mark Woodworth on his LinkedIn profile or his Website  ————————— For event and podcast updates, tips and tricks of the trades, find us on Social Media on these channels: Podcast Link: https://eventsdemystified.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eventsdemystifiedpodcast  Become a Patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/eventsdemystified  ————————— I welcome your feedback and suggestions via social media direct messaging or email at podcast@treefanevents.com If you liked what you heard, please show us some love by subscribing to this podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or your favorite listening platform. By leaving a great review and hitting the 5 stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same interests as you.
43:10
October 10, 2020
20: Virtual Event Glossary: must-know terminology
Welcome friend to a new episode of “Event AV and Lighting, demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events, with your host, Anca, recording this episode somewhere in the deep woods of Idaho, finding her way home. Well, not really - but so it happens that our episode #20 is a special edition recorded under special circumstances. In this episode, as you're listening to the soothing sound of a nearby creek - occasionally sprinkled with chipmunks attacking our host -  you will also be learning to decipher between some of the most commonly used virtual streaming acronyms as we will be going over a comprehensive list of abbreviations and staple key words from A to Z that every virtual meeting and event planner should know and understand in order to navigate the technology available to you, troubleshoot potential issues and improve the overall quality of your live streams. ————————— For event and podcast updates, tips and tricks of the trades, find us on Social Media on these channels: Podcast Link: https://treefanevents.com/podcasts/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/treefan_events/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TreeFanEvents/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/treefan_events  I welcome your feedback and suggestions via social media direct messaging or email at podcast@treefanevents.com If you liked what you heard, please show us some love by subscribing to this podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or your favorite listening platform. By leaving a great review and hitting the 5 stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same interests as you. Here’s to joy, wholeness, safety and health! Until next time!
35:46
September 10, 2020
19: A helpful fundraising platform for your upcoming Virtual Fundraiser: Auctria
Welcome to our new episode this month!  Today my goal is to introduce to you a helpful tool with a great number of features to assist in raising much needed funds during this pandemic via virtual fundraising, and for that, guess what, I have a surprise for you! I have another guest with me today  and we will be talking about this tool that any organization that is looking to fundraise and raise much needed funds needs to know about. This episode is very much targeted towards the nonprofit sector more so than our general thematic episodes where we talk about event and audio-visual productions, but even so and even if this is not necessarily your interest point, I believe there will be a lot of opportunities to learn about something that normally is not part of your repertoire, if you may, so tag along and maybe learn a thing or two, and in the wise words of Jack Lewmann, “Never stop learning, for when we stop learning, we stop growing”. --------------------------- You can learn more about Auctria at: https://www.auctria.com/features/ and on Instagram @auctria, Pinterest @auctria, Facebook Group: Auction Team Talk --------------------------- For event and podcast updates, tips and tricks of the trades, find us on Social Media on these channels: Podcast Link: https://treefanevents.com/podcasts/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/treefan_events/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TreeFanEvents/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/treefan_events  I welcome your feedback and suggestions via social media direct messaging or email at podcast@treefanevents.com If you liked what you heard, please show us some love by subscribing to this podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or your favorite listening platform. By leaving a great review and hitting the 5 stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same interests as you. Here’s to safety and health! Until next time!
26:41
August 10, 2020
18: Virtual Events Overview with an Fundraising Advocate & Ambassador (Johnna Lee Wells)
As this month is coming to an end and with it our one year anniversary celebration, which if this is the first time you’re listening, we’ve celebrated this entire month with weekly featured guests that honored us with their presence, virtually, and shared from their experience tips and insights of working in this reality of planning and producing virtual events. Having had the opportunity to discuss the topics of virtual and hybrid events with my guests and hear their opinions and sometimes very different perspectives, it has provided me and I’m sure all of you listening, with a rich overview of how everyone is navigating this complex world of events quite differently, by being more resilient, and creative, than ever.    Today is our last episode of this celebration series and I couldn’t have invited a more appropriate featured guest for our last episode of the month but an amazing and very experienced Fundraising Advocate and Ambassador, Johnna Wells - propelled by momentum and a heartfelt call to cultivate connection and champion for the community. Stay tuned for nugget after nugget of wisdom shared throughout this episode!  --------------------------- Johnna Lee Wells can be found at:  https://www.johnnaleewells.com/ and on Social Media: @johnna_lee and @artoffundraising ————————— For event and podcast updates, tips and tricks of the trades, find us on Social Media on these channels: Podcast Link: https://eventsdemystified.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eventsdemystifiedpodcast  Twitter: https://twitter.com/DemystifyEvents Become a Patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/eventsdemystified  ————————— I welcome your feedback and suggestions via social media direct messaging or email at podcast@treefanevents.com If you liked what you heard, please show us some love by subscribing to this podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or your favorite listening platform. By leaving a great review and hitting the 5 stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same interests as you.   Thank you ! Stay safe and healthy! 
48:23
July 31, 2020
17: Virtual Events Overview with a Production Manager & A/V Integrator (Hackler Productions)
Welcome to another episode of Events: demystified Podcast, where we're featuring several event professionals with different experiences and perspectives in this reality of planning and producing virtual events!  If you’ve listened to our previous episodes this month, you know that we’ve been celebrating our ONE year anniversary this entire month by having conversations about this reality in the event industry that was new just a few months ago, but that now is changing yet again and we’re soon going to be navigating a new and somewhat weird transitional time into hybrid events. Today I have with me virtually, in the studio, Canaan Hackler, the owner of Hackler Productions, also the Production Manager of Capital Church, both located in Meridian, Idaho. Canaan leads with the motto, people first process second.  To find out more about Canaan, his projects and experience with virtual events and web-streaming, listen to our full episode. --------------------------- Hackler Productions can be found at: https://www.hacklerproductions.com/ and on Social Media: @hacklerproductions and @canaanhackler ————————— For event and podcast updates, tips and tricks of the trades, find us on Social Media on these channels: Podcast Link: https://eventsdemystified.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eventsdemystifiedpodcast  Twitter: https://twitter.com/DemystifyEvents Become a Patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/eventsdemystified  ————————— I welcome your feedback and suggestions via social media direct messaging or email at podcast@treefanevents.com If you liked what you heard, please show us some love by subscribing to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or whichever platform you use to listen to. By leaving a great review and hitting the 5 stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same interests as you.  Have a fantastic rest of your day!
29:16
July 23, 2020
16: Virtual Events Overview with a Live-streaming Production House (The AV Dept)
Ok friends, this episode is BIG big! We're having a conversation today about Virtual Events that strive to make a difference in today’s pandemic, from a Live-streaming Production House's stand-point. If you’ve followed our previous two episodes this month, you know we’re celebrating one year since coming out here on the air demystifying the world of audio visual and lighting and revealing to you all everything that’s to know related to event productions, behind the scenes tricks of the trade, as well as insightful tips, strategies, tactics and  perspectives which hopefully have helped and will continue to do so, to plan and produce successful events of all types, sizes and formats: in-person, virtual or hybrid. Why is this episode is big? Because I got two very special guests that I've known and worked with for more than a decade. Our history goes deep and wide in the world of events. Listen to the full episode to find out who my guests are and the things they have to say about virtual events live streaming, the future of events and what to look out for as far as industry trends go. --------------- The AV Department LLC can be found at: https://theavdept.com/   and on Social Media: @theavdept ————————— For event and podcast updates, tips and tricks of the trades, find us on Social Media on these channels: Podcast Link: https://eventsdemystified.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eventsdemystifiedpodcast  Twitter: https://twitter.com/DemystifyEvents Become a Patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/eventsdemystified  ————————— I welcome your feedback and suggestions via social media direct messaging or email at podcast@treefanevents.com If you liked what you heard, please show us some love by subscribing to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or whichever platform you use to listen to. By leaving a great review and hitting the 5 stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same interests as you.  Have a fantastic rest of your day!
22:18
July 17, 2020
15: Virtual Events Overview ft Brent Berg (Valiant Prod)
In today's podcast episode, I get to speak with Brent Berg, self-proclaimed very important guy at Valiant Productions located in Boise, Idaho, serving and thriving as a full-service audio-visual company in the Treasure Valley. To learn more about Brent Berg, his best in class, state of the art production solutions and the type of events they do over there, tune in and listen to our full episode. -------------------- Valiant Productions can be found at: https://www.valiantprod.com/ and on Social Media: @valiantprod ————————— For event and podcast updates, tips and tricks of the trades, find us on Social Media on these channels: Podcast Link: https://eventsdemystified.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eventsdemystifiedpodcast  Twitter: https://twitter.com/DemystifyEvents Become a Patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/eventsdemystified  ————————— I welcome your feedback and suggestions via social media direct messaging or email at podcast@treefanevents.com If you liked what you heard, please show us some love by subscribing to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or whichever platform you use to listen to. By leaving a great review and hitting the 5 stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same interests as you.  Have a fantastic rest of your day!
27:20
July 10, 2020
14: Virtual Events Overview with a Non-Profit Fundraising Expert (Raise Agent)
A virtual conversation about Virtual Events from a Nonprofit Fundraising Expert Point of View, because this month is a huge celebration for us! We’re turning ONE! This July we’re celebrating one year of being on the air aiming to demystify the world of audio visual and lighting for events and revealing to you everything that’s related to event productions, behind the scenes tricks of the trade, as well as  insightful tips, strategies, tactics and  perspectives which hopefully have helped and will continue to do so, to plan and produce successful events of all types, sizes and formats: in-person, virtual or hybrid. Because as we discussed in our previous episode, virtual events, in one capacity or another, are here to stay and we’re excited to have the opportunity to share from the front lines our experience with producing virtual events. In order to diversify this experience for you, our audience, and give you a wide range of what it’s like to plan events during this season, I decided to do something different this month and invite several event professionals from all parts of the event industry to have a virtual conversation about virtual events, and what it's like to plan events during this time, according to their experience, in this new reality of planning and producing events. Our first featured guest is Lauren Dully Clark , Principal Consultant and Founder of Raise Agent, based in Portland, Oregon and working with clients throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond. To find out more about Lauren, her highly skilled team that raises the bar to help nonprofit events succeed and how they do it, listen to our full episode. -------------------- Lauren Clark Dully and Raise Agent can be found at: https://www.raiseagent.com/who.html   and on Social Media: @raiseagent ------------------- For event and podcast updates, tips and tricks of the trades, find us on Social Media on these channels: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eventsdemystifiedpodcast  Become a Patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/eventsdemystified  I welcome your feedback and suggestions via social media direct messaging or email at podcast@treefanevents.com If you liked what you heard, please show us some love by subscribing to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or whichever platform you use to listen to. By leaving a great review and hitting the 5 stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same interests as you.  Have a fantastic rest of your day!
29:45
July 3, 2020
13: Event Details to share with your Virtual Event Producer & AV Partner
To say that a lot has changed in the event space over the last few months is an understatement, but there is some light at the end of the tunnel and we'd like to share with you  a few important virtual event details that you need to provide your event producer or AV partner for a successful event. We've already seen some great requests from clients looking to dive back in and we're excited to see our industry come together to keep it strong. Over the past few months, we have served and assisted many organizations with their virtual events, especially virtual fundraising during a time when many non-profit and for-profit fundraisers have feared that they will not be able to meet their annual budget goals. By pivoting to virtual, as a matter of fact, many of these organizations have raised more than they projected or hoped that they would, some way above previous year’s fundraising. And the good news doesn’t stop there, by going virtual, they’ve opened up to an online audience that otherwise they would have not been able to reach, an audience that could very much become a live in-person audience, in the near future. Virtual events, in one capacity or another, are here to stay and we’re glad to have this opportunity to share with you our tips and experience  on producing virtual events so far, our hope being that more organizations would consider transitioning to virtual events and we could be a fit for you and your virtual event management and production needs. In this episode I’m going to talk more about virtual events, about the type of information and content you need to consider and have prepared and ready before the date of your virtual event. We are here and ready to partner with you in transitioning your events to virtual, even beyond the post-Covid19 era, going into Hybrid Events - because you know that’s coming. We are taking steps to educate ourselves on ways to make event spaces safe and compliant so that future event attendees feel safe and ready to engage again in-person. Before we go on, download HERE your free RFP template that we will discussing in great detail and exploring together during today's episode! ----- Links mentioned in this Episode: https://www.marquamauctionagency.com/7-reasons-to-virtually-fundraise-now/ https://treefanevents.com/complete-guide-to-virtual-events-technology/ ----- For event and podcast updates, tips and tricks of the trades, find us on Social Media on these channels: Podcast Link: https://treefanevents.com/podcasts/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/treefan_events/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TreeFanEvents/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/treefan_events I welcome your feedback and suggestions via social media direct messaging or email at podcast@treefanevents.com
36:28
June 10, 2020
12: Virtual Event Technologies to sustain your events and your business through a pandemic
First off, a warm and very virtual HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all of you mothers out there! Today is a day for honoring all the women in our life who support and nurture us, from our sisters to our grandmothers to our mothers in law.  Mothers, in any form motherhood might have taken for - you deserve to be celebrated especially during times such as these! Let's take a moment to stop and reflect on all of the hard work our mothers do! COVID-19 has been devastating for most small businesses, including my own. For most event organizers, promoters, music venues, and entities in the live events industry this virus has been a complete “show stopper.” Tens of thousands of live events have been shut down and nobody knows how long the live events ban will last. Event Organizers are faced with an unprecedented crisis that is affecting every city and every state in the United States, and worldwide. The coronavirus is forcing us to make tough decisions on a daily basis. I will be talking about some of those decisions during today's Podcast Episode and provide a few tactical steps that can be taken right now to help ensure the long-term survival of our events and our businesses.  Right now is the time to learn something new, embrace the new way of doing events, learn the technology behind it, make an investment in this new knowledge which will pay the best interest long term. I hope you will join me by tuning in on all major podcasting platforms as we will be exploring this topic together! Links mentioned in this Episode: https://treefanevents.com/complete-guide-to-virtual-events-technology/ https://aftontickets.com/blog/how-to-survive-covid-19-as-a-small-business-or-event-organizer/ For event and podcast updates, tips and tricks of the trades, find us on Social Media on these channels: Podcast Link: https://treefanevents.com/podcasts/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/treefan_events/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TreeFanEvents/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/treefan_events I welcome your feedback and suggestions via social media direct messaging or email at podcast@treefanevents.com If you liked what you heard, please show us some love by subscribing to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or whichever platform you use to listen to. By leaving a great review and hitting the 5 stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same interests as you.  Have a fantastic rest of your day!
16:52
May 10, 2020
11: Coronavirus Chronicles and what can be done about it
Four weeks indoors as a family can make a few things clear. You will know if your marriage is stable and if you truly love your children. You will know if you can keep yourself occupied for a lot of hours. You will also know for certain if you love or hate puzzles, science projects and board games.  I always had a feeling I hated puzzles, but was not 100% sure of that until recently. I am now certain; I despise them. All jokes aside, the reality is, we are all struggling to deal with the recent outbreak of COVID-19 virus, which will have both short- and long-term impact, and moving forward with scenario planning for a range of uncertainties pertaining to proceeding and recovering in the months and even years ahead.  When facing uncertainty or crisis, identifying reliable and timely sources of information is critical to making responsible decisions.  And I totally understand how this is a stressful time for everyone  and people want to know what they can do now to protect themselves and their families. In this episode I will be talking exactly about that and sharing a bit of my experience in the quarantine. I hope you will join me by tuning in on all major podcasting platforms as we will be exploring this topic together! For event and podcast updates, tips and tricks of the trades, find us on Social Media on these channels: Podcast Link: https://treefanevents.com/podcasts/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/treefan_events/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TreeFanEvents/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/treefan_events I welcome your feedback and suggestions via social media direct messaging or email at podcast@treefanevents.com If you liked what you heard, please show us some love by subscribing to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or whichever platform you use to listen to. By leaving a great review and hitting the 5 stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same interests as you.  Have a fantastic rest of your day!
24:13
April 10, 2020
10: How to prepare for a successful trade show event - IBL Events
In this episode  I have the honor of interviewing live, Anna Marie Aldinger, the president and owner of IBL Events, one of the largest producers of consumer trade shows in Idaho. We will cover topics such as personal strategies to handle multiple projects at the same time, tips to overcome event stress, the type of return an exhibitor should expect from a trade show, how to create a visually appealing booths, marketing tactics to ensure success before and after exhibiting at a trade show and of course, the growing concerns about the spread and impact of the COVID-19 virus (aka corona virus) and the type of precautions a meeting professionals should take, if and when should they cancel their event and the type of plan that should be in place not just for the organizers but also for venues, keeping attendee's health and safety on top of mind. This episode was a lot of fun recording and I sure hope you will tune in on any major podcasting platforms as we will be exploring this new topic together! For event and podcast updates, tips and tricks of the trades, find us on Social Media on these channels: Podcast Link: https://treefanevents.com/podcasts/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/treefan_events/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TreeFanEvents/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/treefan_events I welcome your feedback and suggestions via social media direct messaging or email at podcast@treefanevents.com If you liked what you heard, please show us some love by subscribing  to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or whichever platform you use  to listen to. By leaving a great review and hitting the 5 stars, you  make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same interests as  you.
25:38
March 10, 2020
09: Questions to ask your AV Provider/Partner
In this episode I will be talking about ways of getting the most out of your AV partner,  I will be discussing AV RFPs or proposals, what it takes to hire an AV supplier or vendor and what questions would you be asking when partnering with a new AV provider. While AV provider is used quite a lot in the industry, I like to refer to this title as AV partner, because what you really want out of this relationship is a partnership, you want someone that will have your back and look out for you, will understand your vision, will work tirelessly  towards accomplishing your goals, and will basically provide more than just AV. Remember, you’re hiring a provider to manage a significant portion of your event for you. If you don’t trust them as your partners then they’re not the right fit for you. A true partner will offer input based on their experience & expertise, even in areas that they’re not technically being “paid” to oversee, and that simple act can make a world of difference in the outcome of your next event because you should be looking for more than just an equipment provider. This will be a great topic for any event planner and professional that finds themselves in the position to create such new partnerships and relations. So stick around and let’s explore this topic together! For event and podcast updates, tips and tricks of the trades, find us on Social Media on these channels: Podcast Link: https://treefanevents.com/podcasts/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/treefan_events/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TreeFanEvents/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/treefan_events I welcome your feedback and suggestions via social media direct messaging or email at podcast@treefanevents.com If you liked what you heard, please show us some love by subscribing to this podcast on iTunes, Google Podcasts or whichever platform you use to listen to. By leaving a great review and hitting the 5 stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same interests as you.
27:10
February 10, 2020
08: Event Technology Trends of 2020
Happy New Year for all of you event professionals out there! May this year, this decade even, signify the greatest successes and achievements of your life! May it be a year filled with plenty of closed deals and opportunities! As the first episode of 2020, I couldn’t find a better topic of discussion than naming and going over the top event tech trends for the coming year. So stick around as I will be going over some amazing tech trends covering different topics, including digital transformation, improved personalization, event data and two most commonly noted: artificial intelligence (AI) and a wide array of applications for virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR). My goal with this Podcast is to bring you the latest event technology tips, ideas, trends and strategies to run successful events, a guide to better understand how event technology is used in events. Strategy, intelligence, and ideas to make technology work for your event! For event and podcast updates, tips and tricks of the trades, find us on Social Media on these channels: Podcast Link: https://treefanevents.com/podcasts/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/treefan_events/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TreeFanEvents/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/treefan_events I welcome your feedback and suggestions via social media direct messaging or email at podcast@treefanevents.com If you liked what you heard, please show us some love by subscribing to this podcast on iTunes, Google Podcasts or whichever platform you use to listen to. By leaving a great review and hitting the 5 stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same interests as you.
22:55
January 10, 2020
07: Ten Event Project Management Tools [Review]
During today's episode, our last episode of 2019 (!), we will uncover some of the best event project management tools, and dive into ten options for your events to keep the hundreds of moving parts organized and all the planning tasks on track, because we all know that events, even the smallest of them have a lot of moving parts and so many elements need detailed management, which is why it’s so important to have a management tool to track it all. With the right tool, you can see all of your to-dos and deadlines, and collaborate with your event planning team.  If you’re not sure where to start, stay tuned to find out my list of event management tools that will help your next event go off without a hitch! For event and podcast updates, tips and tricks of the trades, find us on Social Media on these channels: Podcast Link: https://treefanevents.com/podcasts/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/treefan_events/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TreeFanEvents/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/treefan_events I welcome your feedback and suggestions via social media direct messaging or email at podcast@treefanevents.com If you liked what you heard, please show us some love by subscribing to this podcast on iTunes, Google Podcasts or whichever platform you use to listen to. By leaving a great review and hitting the 5 stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same interests as you.
21:16
December 10, 2019
06: Behind the scenes with an Idaho-based Non-Profit
In today’s episode we get to speak with Jen Barth, the founder and director of a non-profit organization located in Boise, Idaho and serving the women of the Treasure Valley. Jen has an amazing heart for the women in her city and through events, small groups and involvement in the community, she’s doing everything in her power to reach these women, meet them where they are in their journey and support their needs in any way she can! We’ll learn what it takes to reach these women, the work behind the scenes that is necessary for a non-profit to function and touch the lives of so many people! We’ll speak about family as well as strategies to staying focused and on mission, about staying healthy and managing stress, about managing volunteers and teams that make events successful and what is the right marketing approach to reaching your targeting audience when promoting your events. Stay tuned for today’s nuggets of wisdom sprinkled throughout the duration of this episode! Small disclaimer before we dig into it: This episode has been recorded over Zoom Voice - Over - IP and therefore the quality is not the highest at times so please bear that in mind as you listen. For event and podcast updates, tips and tricks of the trades, find us on Social Media on these channels: Podcast Link: https://treefanevents.com/podcasts/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/treefan_events/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TreeFanEvents/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/treefan_events I welcome your feedback and suggestions via social media direct messaging or email at podcast@treefanevents.com If you liked what you heard, please show us some love by subscribing to this podcast on iTunes, Google Podcasts or whichever platform you use to listen to. By leaving a great review and hitting the 5 stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same interests as you.
28:20
November 11, 2019
05: Five Tips for staying healthy during the busy Event Season [BONUS]
The levels of stress an event professional goes through are pretty incredible. CareerCast made event planning the 4th most stressful job of the year. 4th most stressful, right after Airline Pilots, Police officers and broadcasters. I mean, some days it feels like I’m landing the plane if know what I mean and some days I just ain't with how much stuff is going on. Newsflash: stress levels this high are not good for you!  While everybody in the industry (me included) goes through this especially during our busiest of seasons when we’re not just planning and producing one event, but many back to back events we all seem so focused on our work and tend to forget about the body that keeps everything going. And so, if this bonus episode will help you take one of the five tips shared and implement it as a healthy habit, my mission will be accomplished. For event and podcast updates, tips and tricks of the trades, find us on Social Media on these channels: Podcast Link: https://treefanevents.com/podcasts/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/treefan_events/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TreeFanEvents/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/treefan_events I welcome your feedback and suggestions via social media direct messaging or email at podcast@treefanevents.com If you liked what you heard, please show us some love by subscribing to this podcast on iTunes, Google Podcasts or whichever platform you use to listen to. By leaving a great review and hitting the 5 stars, you make this Podcast visible to other listeners with the same interests as you.
14:30
October 10, 2019
04: Best Practices for Sound, Video, Graphics and Lighting for Events
I come to you today to have a conversation about Best Practices for Sound, Video, Graphics and Lighting for Events because rarely would you plan an event these days that doesn't require the use of some form of AV and Lighting. I won’t dive too deep into Sound as I did during my last episode, but I will spend some extra time towards the end on Lighting and how used strategically, it influences how we think and feel, so stay tuned for some insight and a better understanding on how we innately respond to lighting cues and how specific colours can create specific, immediate human responses! For event and podcast updates, tips and tricks of the trades, find us on Social Media on these channels: Podcast Link: https://treefanevents.com/podcasts/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/treefan_events/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TreeFanEvents/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/treefan_events Please subscribe to this Podcast on iTunes, Google Podcasts or wherever you listen to your Podcasts, leave a great review, hit the 5 stars, it really helps making this Podcast visible for other people and event planners like yourself.  I welcome your feedback and suggestions via social media direct messaging or email at podcast@treefanevents.com
31:10
September 11, 2019
03: The makings of good Sound for meetings and events
In the spirit of understanding each other better, let’s start with the importance of good event sound in a venue for meetings and events, the equipment that you should have at a minimum and what are some of the common problems when it comes to sound. So here’s a true fact that many of you might disagree with: Hearing someone speaking at an event is more important than seeing them. Think about it for a moment. If you’re sitting in the audience at a sales meeting and there’s a problem with the slides, it may not be ideal, but the speaker can still deliver his presentation and hopefully carry their point across. If you’re attending a fundraising event and the benefit auctioneer can’t be heard, not only would that be very frustrating but they literally can’t do their job effectively and you just lost thousands of dollars in possible donations.  If the sound is garbled, not clear, distorted or not eq-ed properly bidders won’t bid. As simple as that. So, what does EQ-ing mean?  What’s up with watts? What is a watt? What is an SPL and why is it all this important? What is one rule of thumb when it comes to loudspeakers to audience ratio? What is a time alignment processor and why do you need one? What is the other one most important ingredient in the making of good sound for your events? What's the one tip to get presenters and speakers to show up for sound check? For event and podcast updates, tips and tricks of the trades, find us on Social Media on these channels: Podcast Link: https://treefanevents.com/podcasts/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/treefan_events/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TreeFanEvents/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/treefan_events Please subscribe to this Podcast on iTunes, Google Podcasts or wherever you listen to your Podcasts, leave a great review, hit the 5 stars, it really helps this girl out and makes this Podcast visible for other people and event planners like yourself. To find more information about Tree-Fan Events, our services, our event work, what our fans have to say about us, we’d love for you to join us at www.treefanevents.com .You can also find us on Instagram and Twitter @treefan_events or on Facebook and Pinterest @treefanevents. I welcome your feedback and suggestions via social media direct messaging or email at podcast@treefanevents.com
30:32
August 9, 2019
02: Why is AV so important for events?
 If this is your first time listening to this Podcast, my hope is that you will walk away after this episode with some relevant and helpful information regarding the audio-visual and lighting technology side of events to empower you and give you some inside tech knowledge that will make it easier and much smoother for you to plan your next event! My goal is to share with you insightful tips, strategies, tactics and  perspectives which will help you plan and produce successful events of all types and sizes, regardless of your AV budget. Weather your a beginner or a veteran, I want to provide you with enough relevant information that will take your events to the next level. You don’t need to be as fluent as your technician but knowing how things work will improve your ability to identify your AV needs, and especially manage your event’s AV budget! I’ve always been naturally a technologically curious person and because of that, tech feels very comfortable to me and while I want to hope it comes just as natural to many others, the reality is, most event planners are terrified of tech, don’t want to deal with anything technology and especially technology gone wrong. I get that and that’s where I hope to come into play. Tree-Fan Events was born out of the desire to create memorable events in partnership with my clients but also to educate our clients whenever the opportunity arises about the importance of working with professionals and what our role is as audiovisual providers in the fast growing events industry. Using quality AV equipment by highly skilled professionals is mostly always a recipe for success with the end result most favorable and memorable.  So in this episode, let’s talk AV and why is it so important for events? Studies have shown that the use of AV in classrooms is highly effective as it stimulates the class better which results in improved learning and higher grades for students. The same is true for all types of events that require audience connection and participation. So let's explore more! For event and podcast updates, tips and tricks of the trades, find us on Social Media on these channels: Podcast Link: https://treefanevents.com/podcasts/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/treefan_events/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TreeFanEvents/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/treefan_events Please subscribe to this Podcast on iTunes, Google Podcasts or wherever you listen to your Podcasts, leave a great review, hit the 5 stars, it really helps this girl out and makes this Podcast visible for other people and event planners like yourself. To find more information about Tree-Fan Events, our services, our event work, what our fans have to say about us, we’d love for you to join us at www.treefanevents.com .You can also find us on Instagram and Twitter @treefan_events or on Facebook and Pinterest @treefanevents. I welcome your feedback and suggestions via social media direct messaging or email at podcast@treefanevents.com Have a fantastic rest of your day! Until next time!
19:36
July 26, 2019
01: Introductions - Who is Anca Trifan (aka Tree-Fan)?
 I can’t believe that weeks and months of planning and strategizing have led to my very first podcast! I’m super excited to be bringing this content to you! My goal and desire over the years has always been to empower you: the event planners, the event coordinators, the executive assistants, the development directors, the marketing relation coordinators, the special event associates, the events ambassadors – you name it, basically anyone that has ever planned an event (aside from their birthday party) and whom at one time or another had to make some big decisions regarding technology and event audio-visual. I think they’re so much to be learned and my goal is to give you one extra tool in that shiny toolbox of yours that you go-to day in, day out in your everyday hustle in this world called: events.  Each episode we will touch on a topic related to technical planning, audio-visual and lighting management and productions of events. I’m super excited to kick this off and I sure hope you’re coming along! For event and podcast updates, tips and tricks of the trades, find us on Social Media on these channels: Podcast Link: https://treefanevents.com/podcasts/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/treefan_events/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TreeFanEvents/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/treefan_events Please subscribe to this Podcast on iTunes, Google Podcasts or wherever you listen to your Podcasts, leave a great review, hit the 5 stars, it really helps this girl out and makes this Podcast visible for other people and event planners like yourself. To find more information about Tree-Fan Events, our services, our event work, what our fans have to say about us, we’d love for you to join us at www.treefanevents.com .You can also find us on Instagram and Twitter @treefan_events or on Facebook and Pinterest @treefanevents. I welcome your feedback and suggestions via social media direct messaging or email at podcast@treefanevents.com
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July 23, 2019
00: PROMO - Events: demystified Podcast
If you’re an event professional working under any capacity in the event industry dealing with Technology, Audio Visual, and Productions, this Podcast is for you! Each episode I will aim to demystify the world of in-person, virtual, hybrid event production and technology by sharing insightful tips, tricks, strategies, and tactics that will help you plan and execute successful events of all types, formats, and sizes! For that I get to invite and pass the mic to industry leaders, influencers, and event entrepreneurs from our event community to come on the air with me and share tangible technical and planning tools and strategies from their personal & professional experiences so that you can put those tips and strategies to work right away. This podcast is produced by Tree-Fan Events,  a woman-led boutique event production agency that will come alongside you, offering event planning and technical consultation, strategic event design, production management, and live-streaming for live, virtual, and hybrid events. I welcome your feedback and topic ideas via email podcast@treefanevents.com or via direct message on Instagram @eventsdemystifiedpodcast.   Please subscribe on your favorite listening platform and leave a five-star review to make this podcast visible to more event professionals like yourself.  ************************** Find us on Social Media on these channels:  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eventsdemystifiedpodcast Podcast Website: https://eventsdemystified.com/  Podcast Link: https://treefanevents.com/podcasts/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TreeFanEvents/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/treefan_events  **************************  Original Music courtesy of @fablescore    https://soundcloud.com/fablescore/ **************************   "Events: demystified" Podcast is sponsored by Tree-fan Events, a woman-led boutique event production agency that is offering technical consultation, event design, and production management for live, virtual, and hybrid events.  We are passionate about planning and producing memorable event experiences for our clients so that your audience can activate more change in their personal and professional lives all the while enabling you to reach your event and/or fundraising goals with the use of technology.   www.treefanevents.com
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July 21, 2019