The Special Event Chicago- Show 249

the special event The Special Event Chicago  Show 249

The Special Event

The Special Event completed their annual meeting in Chicago this past January 15-18. Tahira Endean of Cantrav Services Inc in Vancouver Canada gives you a taste of the buzz at this popular industry event.  Tahira talks to different types of attendees, vendors and speakers from the show floor. Guests include Ray Gobberg, Dan Berger, Karl Heitz, Lenny Talarico, Lars Erickson, Emma Fortier and Bryan Bell.

CRM for Independent Business – Show 246


crm 300x278 CRM for Independent Business   Show 246

CRM (Customer Relationship Management)










CRM (Customer Relationship Management) – data is the basis of your relationships. Do you have all the data on your clients that you have access to in one place? Jon Trask and Elizabeth Glau review the various platforms – free and paid – cloud and software.

Running a Successful Startup Event with Cassandra Phillips Show 245

cass 3 300x300 Running a Successful Startup Event with Cassandra Phillips Show 245

Cassandra Phillipps of FailCon is interviewed by Mike McAllen for MeetingsPodcast


San Francisco’s Cassandra Phillipps from WebWallFlower Events talks to Mike McAllen about running successful startup event.  Her successful event FailCon has been called a “breath of fresh air” by NBC, a “resounding success” by Wired, and an event that “set a better tone for the coming era of entrepreneurship” by attendees. Cass shares some tips and tricks she has learned to keep audiences engaged, connected and informed year after year.  Learn how she took her local event to a global audience and much more. You can find her on twiiter @webwallflower
[Read more...]

EIBTM 2012 Mark of A Leader- Doug Keeley Rewind

header bg EIBTM 2012 Mark of A Leader  Doug Keeley Rewind





This morning I checked my Twitter lists.  I now use Twitter lists to curate my information. One post I saw was my friend and contributer to the MeetingsPodcast Greg Ruby was watching the eibtm conference from 4am earlier that morning.  It peaked my interest and I checked out the Hybrid stream.  I found the hybrid website service they used to be very easy to navigate. Nice welcome message and then a hybrid connector (host, virtual host, virtual emcee etc) and Paul Cook.

I reminised about our hybrid streams that I produced in New York and Chicago.  Around the time we were thinking up EventCamp I did an interview with Doug Keeley from Mark of a Leader.   I thought it might be a good time to do a rewind of this interview for a post today.  Of the more than one hundred interviews I have done for MeetingsPodcast his sticks out in my mind as the great use of video in presentations.

I am in Pacific time so I am around 9 hours behind Barcelona.   I think you can still sign up for all the hybrid sessions here at the eibtm website

I enjoyed watching Doug Keeleys session  and Mark of a Leader is something you should check out to inspire your audience.  ( I reposted this audio interview  and transcripts below.  It might be a little funky sounding, the bit rates in 2009 were different.  It sounds okay to me but ping me if you run into any problems.)

09:00 – 10:30 Agency Programme – Stories of Great Leadership in Times of Challenge and ChangeConference Room 5.1 Speaker Doug Keeley, CEO and Chief Storyteller, Mark of a Leader

Mike McAllen: Welcome back to Meetings Podcast. This is Mike McAllen with Grass Shack Events and Media and today on the phone we have – or on the show I should say, on the show – on the phone is Doug Keeley, CEO and Chief Storyteller of The Mark of a Leader and hi Doug.

Doug Keeley: Hi Mike. How are you doing?

[Read more...]

Imex America Show Online- Smart Monday Show 239

smart Monday 150x150 Imex America Show Online  Smart Monday Show 239Imex America Show Online- Smart Monday Recap IMEX America. Todays Podcast is a recap of Smart Monday. Reactions to Debra Bentons Keynote, talk about the show floor and IMEX Americas social media presence.



[Read more...]

Imex America Show Online- Tuesday Show 240

IMG 0766 300x225 Imex America Show Online  Tuesday Show 240Imex America Show Online. Today the MeetingsPodcast features a recap of Tuesday from the show floor. Reactions from exhibitors, attendees and hosted buyers all who are finding IMEX America to be very valuable.






[Read more...]

Debra Benton- Leaders Needed: Apply Within – Show 238

Mike McAllen talked with Debra Benton about her upcoming IMEX Keynote called: Leaders Needed: Apply Within:  Benton will dissect and decode the secret sauce of traits and nuance needed to elevate your presence in the world where you want to be – your authentic self.  Learn how to tweak what you already have to present yourself in a way that people are receptive to you; build trust with colleagues and customers.  Rearrange how you view yourself by differentiating yourself and still be comfortable in situations you normally don’t feel comfortable.  And finally, sharpen how you think and behave so that people remember you for the right reasons – enhancing your business grace, connection and rapport.


[Read more...]

5 ways IMEX America Utilizes Social Media With Miguel Neves- Show 234

Miguel Neves IMEX America social media 219x300 5 ways IMEX America Utilizes Social Media With Miguel Neves  Show 234IMEX Group Social Media Manager Miguel Neves talks about how IMEX is utilizing Social Media to help exhibitors and buyers connect and share at IMEX America. Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and other social media platforms are discussed.







[Read more...]

Politicians what does Advocacy have to do with Meetings? – Tom Hulton IMEX Group -Show 232

Tom Hulton Politicians what does Advocacy have to do with Meetings?   Tom Hulton IMEX Group  Show 232


Politicians what does Advocacy have to do with Meetings and Events? – Tom Hulton from the IMEX Group explains to Mike McAllen how IMEX America is helping government understand how important live face to face events are for local economies.




[Read more...]

Where do event managers go to learn about meeting planning? IMEX America -Show 230

Where do event managers go to learn about meeting planning? IMEX America of course!

Carina 238x300 Where do event managers go to learn about meeting planning? IMEX America  Show 230Mike talks with CEO of IMEX Group Carina Bauer about the upcoming October 9-11 IMEX America 2012 trade show in Las Vegas and what to expect from the new scheduling system, day of education, keynotes, the popular campfire sessions, green and CSR initiatives, and much more.


Full disclosure MeetingsPodcast is sponsored by IMEX America.  You can find a full list of IMEX America Podcasts on the IMEX America website.