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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!