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Designing Events With Empathy: How & Why

Designing Events With Empathy: How & Why

February 28, 2020

Why is it important to design events with empathy? Actually, let's not start there. Why is empathy important in general? And why should we, as event profs, pay any mind to it? Well, simply put, because we're humans. Because we're putting together experiences for people, and we want them to have an amazing experience. And this seems like something automatic, something we don't have to think about because we just make it happen by default. Right? Unfortunately, not quite.

So we decided to open up the conversation surrounding empathy, and designing events with empathy. The Event Brew crew is here to discuss the topic in-depth, share their opinions, and share their tips. And if you find this something that is lacking in the industry, then wait no longer to join Dustin Westling, Nick Borelli, and Thuy Diep. Press play and let's turn up the empathy! 

Wages In The Events Industry: Breaking The Taboo

Wages In The Events Industry: Breaking The Taboo

February 20, 2020

It’s the conversation you always wanted but never had – wages in the events industry! Because we all know that in this industry, this topic is very taboo. And what do we do better than anyone else here in Event Brew? We talk about the sensitive topics that everyone is too afraid to tackle. So, just in case our episode about controversial speakers wasn’t enough, we’re going after the money. And we’re going to ask some very opportune questions that you’ve been super curious to discuss.

Our lovely Brew Crew is in full force. Thuy Diep, Dustin Westling, Will Curran, and Nick Borelli are ready to take on the topic of wages in the events industry. So choose your favorite brew, make sure the coffee is freshly made and the tea is just the right temperature. Press play and join us for another exciting episode!

 

Relationships In The Events Industry: Why Are They So Hard?

Relationships In The Events Industry: Why Are They So Hard?

February 13, 2020

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it seems fitting that we tackle relationships in the events industry. And more specifically, why they are so hard. Because this is a struggle that many event profs face. What makes us so hard to date? And why is getting married and settling down such a challenge? This was the premise for this week’s episode of Event Brew.

So, our lovely hosts are more than ready to get the conversation going. Will Curran, Thuy Diep, Dustin Westling, and Nick Borelli all have something to share. And it gets even better because they all have different perspectives to offer. Let’s get into Cupid’s head then, shall we? Grab your favorite brew and press play – it’s time to talk about relationships in the events industry! Click here to discover!

The Coronavirus Impact On The Events Industry

The Coronavirus Impact On The Events Industry

February 6, 2020

Today’s episode of Event Brew will tackle the coronavirus impact on the events industry. As we’re all aware, the outbreak has been making headlines for a while now. And it seems only pertinent that we zoom into how this potentially affects our industry. Because as event profs, there are a million things we need to mindful of. This includes, of course, health-related issues, what our role demands in such situations, and what responsibilities we must keep in mind.

So this week, Will Curran and Nick Borelli take the stage to discuss the coronavirus impact on the events industry. What does this mean for planners? And what can we do to prevent potential issues? Are there any consequences we’re not aware of immediately? All of these questions will be discussed in-depth by our amazing duo of hosts. We also urge you to visit the resources section at the end of the post to get access to the best sources on the subject. So, if this particular topic has been on your mind, wait no further. Press play right now and let’s dive into the issue! Click here to begin. 

Controversial Speakers At Events: The Breakdown

Controversial Speakers At Events: The Breakdown

January 30, 2020

The tea is hotter than ever today and all thanks to the topic of controversial speakers! So, you already know that the Event Brew dares to tackle topics without a filter. And the conversations you hear on this podcast are as candid as they get within the events industry. This is why we decided to go ahead and touch upon the whole ordeal of controversial speakers at events. Who are they? And why are they labeled this way? What can they mean for your event?

All of this and more is what you can expect of today's episode of Event Brew. And it wouldn't be the same without our lovely hosts! Will Curran, Nick Borelli, Dustin Westling, and Thuy Diep are ready to drink their brew and spill it. So, are you curious about what they have to say? And you simply can't wait to know more about this topic? Well, then grab your favorite pipping hot drink and press play right now! Click here for additional resources and the full transcript! 

MeetingsNet Best Stories: The Most Read Articles Of 2019

MeetingsNet Best Stories: The Most Read Articles Of 2019

January 23, 2020

On a more exciting note, today we're covering MeetingsNet best stories of 2019. And if you're an events industry professional, you probably know all about it. Because where else would you get the best ideas and insights? Aside from Event Brew, of course! Well, this week, we decided to record a discussion around the most-read articles of the past year. This way, you can get our hosts' opinions on the things that created the most buzz in the industry for the past 12 months.

So, hosting today are the always lovely Will Curran, Dustin Westling, and Thuy Diep. And together, they will go over MeetingsNet best stories and giving you their opinions and insights on the matters at hand. It's going to be an episode jam-packed with information, so wait no longer. Press play and let's get brewing! For additional resources and the full blog post click here

CES 2020: Westworld Activation & What We Can Learn As Event Profs

CES 2020: Westworld Activation & What We Can Learn As Event Profs

January 16, 2020

So, did you have the chance to be present at CES 2020? You know, the aptly considered "a global stage for innovation"? Well, whether you attended or not, chances are, you probably read some articles. And many of the news pieces that came out in regards to CES 2020 surrounded the same topic. HBO and their hit show Westworld, a dystopian future where technology reigns supreme in unethical ways. And that's exactly the topic we're discussing on today's Event Brew.

Today we're joined by our amazing hosts Will Curran and Nick Borelli. Because after news broke about the Westworld activation at CES 2020, they just had to jump right into it! So expect some of the most interesting discussions we've had thus far on the show. Grab your favorite drink and press play - it's time for some brewing!

Social Media For Events: How It Impacts Us & The Industry

Social Media For Events: How It Impacts Us & The Industry

January 9, 2020

We’re opening the new year of Event Brew with the topic of social media. The past decade saw an insane increase in the widespread use of social media. And what that meant for brands, companies, and businesses alike was a complete shift in paradigm. Because now, they could reach thousands of people specifically targeted for a product or service. Amongst many other things, social media became a true pillar of the way human beings communicate with each other.

And where does the events industry stand in the middle of this? Well, that’s exactly what we’re here to discuss! Our amazing hosts Will Curran and Thuy Diep are ready to spill the brew. If you’re curious about their opinions on social media for events, you’ve come to the right place. So choose your favorite drink and press play – it’s Event Brew time!

Giving Back in the Event Industry

Giving Back in the Event Industry

January 2, 2020

You've heard the age-old saying, it's better to give than receive. What can we do in the industry to give back? Find out on this episode of Event Brew!

Happy Holidays from the Brew Crew

Happy Holidays from the Brew Crew

December 26, 2019

Happy Holidays from the Brew Crew to you! We want to take a break from our regularly scheduled planning to wish you and your family a happy holidays. Want more Event Brew? Check out our past episodes! Also feel free to contact us and let us know what you want to see in the New Year!