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Corbin Ball: ‘Meetings Technology’ speaker, consultant and writer

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Corbin Ball is a world renowned expert on Event technology and all aspect of the events business. He’s also an accomplished speaker who gets invited to speak at events across the US, Asia, Europe and Middle East.

This interview we cover:
How Corbin build his career as a speaker and consultant and his advice to others doing the sameWhat are the trends in Events Technology and the events business in general
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Get in touch with me via dantaylor.me


More information on Corbin at https://corbinball.com/


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Jeff Berwick: An Anarchist who built a 4500 person conference in four years!

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This was the most fun interview so far for me and Jeff is a real larger than life character. Jeff is an Anarchist who founded the ‘Anarchapulco’ conference in Mexico which he has grown in just four years from a 60 person meet up to over 4500 attendees!!

Jeff gives a lot of great advice for people starting out building a conference, including:
How to produce a lot of free content to build your personal brand and the brand of your eventHow he keeps his ticket price low to maximize attendees and help out the audienceHow Jeff and his team have an obsessive focus on giving attendees the best conference experience everWhy Jeff hosts his conference in Acapulco MexicoHow Jeff speaks at a lot of conferences and this helps him see what works and what doesn’t work for his eventsTo really ‘niche down’ with your event - it’s amazing how specific you can get with eventsHow Jeff likes to recruit a great team and get them to take care of the d…

Johnny FD: Digital Nomad Kingpin and Founder of the ‘Nomad Summit’

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Johnny FD is a big name in the ‘Digital Nomad’ community. He runs two successful podcasts and hosts the ‘Nomad Summit’ each year at two venues in Las Vegas and Chiang Mai, Thailand. He ran his first event by posting a meet-up in Facebook and has grown it in a short time to a hugely popular event with 400+ attendees. This interview has ton of great tips on how to get started running your first conference.

If you are interested in becoming a digital nomad and working from anywhere in the world check out his conference taking place Jan 19-21 2019 in Chiang Mai.


This podcast is brought to you by www.eventsframe.com - Effortless ticketing and attendee management with NO ticket fees....Make the switch from Eventbrite today :) Email dan@eventsframe.com with the subject line ‘PODCAST’ for a special discount code.

I hope you enjoyed the podcast and if you did please leave us an iTunes review it really means a lot to us!

Finally please jo…

Chris Robb: Author of ‘Mass Participation Sports Events’, International Speaker and Founder of ‘Mass Participation Asia’ conference.

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Chris Robb has done a lot! From running events at his school growing up in Zimbabwe to being the road manager for the Sydney Olympics. He founded the Singapore Marathon and sold it to Ironman before launching is career as an international consultant and speaker. He now lives in Bali and runs the Mass Participation Asia conference and is a sought after speaker and consultant

On the interview we discuss:
How Chris organized a running event at his school to pay for the school running track to be resurfacedHow he went to University in South Africa and ran events thereWhat are the business models for mass participation sporting eventsMoving to Sydney and working on the Olympics as road managerThe huge rise of ‘Tough Mudder’ style racesStarting the Singapore Marathon and selling it to IronmanWhy he moved to BaliHis advice for people wanting to speak at conferencesWhat are the opportunities for entrepreneurs to start a new event now
Th…

Running Two Annual Conferences for Entrepreneurs in Bangkok and Austin with Catalina Alvarez from Dynamite Circle

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This is an amazing interview to hear from to a conference organizer about how she plans, markets and runs large events. Catalina manages two annual conferences in Austin and Bangkok for a group for ‘location independent entrepreneurs’ called the Dynamite Circle founded by Dan and Ian from The Tropical MBA which I’m also a member of.

On the interview we discuss:

How Catalina moved from Spain to Miami then went to work in China aged just 18What it was like living in ShenzhenHow she came to work for the Dynamite CircleHow they sell a lot of tickets for the next year right after the end of the conference, and before the dates are even announced!The pros and cons of holding an annual conference in the same venue versus moving it aroundThe problems in Asia with customs when your shipping packages from sponsors worldwideHow the payment schedule works when working with conference hotelsWhy you might not want to use a hotel for the firs…

William Kunhardt - A successful Classical music conductor who also runs ‘The London Feast’ - an immersive secret dining experience in London

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This was my favourite interview so far and I think you will really like it! Will Kunhardt is a fascinating guy…. A classically trained violinist who wanted to be a conductor and got his start by putting on his own concerts instead of waiting to he hired.

Will parlayed that into founding his own Orchestra (called the Arensky Chamber Orchestra) then co founding a company to run a series of epic ‘Immersive Experiences’ in London, including one coming up in December 2018 called The Great Christmas Feast..a ‘secret dining experience’ experience based around Charles Dickens ‘Christmas Carol.’

We talk a lot about how Will still remains creative and works as a musician and composer while retaining full control over his creations and running a profit making business.

On the interview we talk about:
How Will got his start as a classical music conductor by putting on his own eventsHow becoming a conductor is more competitive than becoming…