May 8, 2020
Remote work is the new normal. And not just for the events industry, but for many people around the world. The current state of things surrounding the global pandemic forced companies to take quick action. In many ways, remote work can be a blessing. It affords more freedom, a better balance between personal and professional life, and overall more productivity. And due to the number of tools and technology available to us, it becomes seamless to implement. It’s not a new paradigm by new means; for years, many companies have chosen to go remote in order to promote inclusivity and better work culture.
However, for many, it requires some adjustments. For those used to work in an office environment, remote work can actually seem scary. And when it comes to the events industry, things get slightly more complex. But since there’s no other choice right now, the Brew Crew decided to sit down and discuss the topic. Our incredible hosts Nick Borelli, Thuy Diep, and Dustin Westling got together to decide whether remote work is hurting or helping the industry.
From their varying perspectives, what does this new paradigm mean to event profs? Are they more productive? Or are there simply too many distractions to make it work? What tips can they give us to make it be a saving grace and a step forward instead of something dreadful? If you want to figure out, stick around. Grab your favorite drink and press play – we’re about to brew something up!
May 7, 2020
It’s time we talk about webinar fatigue. Because as the events industry makes its shift to virtual, this issue increases. Many people are home right now, and it’s not uncommon for some to attend several webinars a week. And some even go through several a day! So it’s no wonder attendees are starting to experience this phenomenon of webinar fatigue. After all, there are only so many hours one can sit in front of a screen and consume content before feeling completely exhausted.
But the biggest problem here is that webinar fatigue has the potential to affect our livelihood. Because as event profs, we are now dependent on people wanting to attend these virtual events. So how can we manage this newfound challenge? That’s exactly what the Brew Crew sat down to discuss this week. Our incredible hosts Will Curran, Nick Borelli, and Thuy Diep share their personal experience and insights as to why this is happening and how we can potentially tackle it. So grab your favorite drink and join us!
April 20, 2020
Late last week news broke that there will probably be no events until 2021. The mayor of Los Angeles confirmed it, and New York and Los Angeles were quick to follow suit. And of course, this is big news for the events industry. Even though some saw it coming, it’s still devastating on top of all the disruption that has already been caused in the industry. However, it’s important that we analyze all sides of the situation in order to draw any conclusions and strategies.
So, what will no events until 2021 mean for the industry? And what can we do to placate the impact it might have? Will virtual events be the solution? Can event profs harness this new wave to stay afloat? These are some of the questions that the Brew Crew has. And our hosts Will Curran, Thuy Diep, Dustin Westling, and Nick Borelli have a lot of opinions and insights to share. So grab your favorite drink, press play, and join us – it’s time to brew something up! For more resources and the full transcription check out the blog!
April 17, 2020
The impact of the coronavirus on the events industry has been brutal. A pandemic that few saw coming completely turned things upside down for planners and profs in an instant. And while everyone still tries to adjust to the new normal, they can’t help but contemplate how easily things can fall apart. If such a small, invisible organism can have this kind of impact, how vulnerable is our industry, really? What are other factors that can completely disrupt the world of events? Check out the full blog here.
April 16, 2020
The world has been shaken to the very core by something no one was prepared for. And the events industry has been one of the most affected sectors. At this point, it's safe to say things have changed dramatically. They have changed to the point where event profs everywhere are still trying to figure out what the best strategies are. How can they still offer people unforgettable experiences? What will our industry look like when everything blows over? How will the structures that hold the sector together fundamentally change events? And what will attendee expectations post-coronavirus look like? Check out the blog and more episodes here!
March 27, 2020
The events industry, just like many other industries right now, is suffering. And no one knows exactly what the effects of this will be in the long-run. Because this is such an unprecedented situation, fear is settling in. But on this week's episode of the Event Brew, we want to focus on unity. We want to remind every single person in the industry that if there was a time to reach out, tell your story, and talk, this is it.
You are not alone. And we are stronger together. So join our incredible hosts Will Curran, Dustin Westling, Nick Borelli, and Thuy Diep as they help you figure out just how you can support your colleagues, and be supported in return throughout these trying times.
March 24, 2020
As of right now, we’re facing a world without live events. And how long it will last is still uncertain. Because this is an unprecedented situation in modern days, the industry is confused. Where to go from here? And what does a world without live events mean for event profs? Many are choosing to turn to virtual events as a way to keep things moving. But there are many other things worth discussing regarding the reality we’re living right now.
This is why the Brew Crew prepared this episode. Nick Borelli and Thuy Diep got together with a very special guest, Amber Leeb, representing Canada. And this week, they’re discussing ideas about how to deal with the present situation. What is their take on virtual events? And what are the skills event profs can harness to use in other industries? All of this and more on today’s edition of Event Brew. So grab your favorite drink, press play, and join the conversation! For all resources check out our blog!
March 19, 2020
It’s time to take some notes and learn how to plan better virtual events! So as we all know, the events industry is witnessing a major shift. And many planners are looking to turn their in-person events into virtual events. But because this is fairly new ground, very few people know what it entails. Or even where to get started. And when we’re going in blind, chances are, we’ll be making plenty of mistakes…some of which are more than avoidable.
This is why this week’s Event Brew is all about how to plan better virtual events. Will Curran and Thuy Diep are the two members of the Brew Crew who are about to lay down some wisdom. So if you’ve been wondering exactly what it takes to put together a successful virtual event, then look no further. Grab your favorite drink and let’s get brewing! Read the blog here!
March 12, 2020
Pricing transparency is one of those hot topics in the events industry. And while everyone knows its importance, not everyone is willing to talk about it. Or to acknowledge that there are plenty of underlying issues related to it. So what better place to start the conversation than Event Brew, the most unapologetic podcast in the industry? Because if there’s one thing we enjoy doing here is not only to drink the tea but spill it too – whether it is wages or controversial speakers.
So this week, we welcome three members of the Brew Crew. As per usual, Will Curran, Nick Borelli, and Thuy Diep are here to share their opinions and get your brain cells into thinking mode. Make sure you have your drink of choice close by because it’s brewing o’clock – and this time around, it’s all about pricing transparency in the events industry! Click here to begin!
March 5, 2020
If you’re packing for Vegas on your way to TSE and Catersource, this is the episode for you! So, you know that here in Event Brew we like to tackle the most sensitive topics. But we also love to give you the best tips for professionals in the industry. And, of course, the scoop on the hottest topics going around. And since TSE and Catersource are only a few days away, we thought it was a good idea to fill you in. Essentially, everything you need to know before attending!
Our lovely Brew Crew is here in full force. And even though only Will Curran and Dustin Westling will be attending this year, Nick Borelli and Thuy Diep are veteran goers. So they all have something to add to the conversation. And, of course, the best info to help you make the most out of the experience. Press play and grab your favorite drink, it’s time for Event Brew!