Though it may seem like social media has dominated interaction between event experts and event planners, some influential organizers are turning to Podcasts as an alternative means of sharing event planning tips, tricks and best practices.
For those unfamiliar with the term, Podcasts are recorded audio files produced and distributed online for free. Think of them as on demand talk radio shows. We've compiled the list of seven fantastic podcasts, or vidcasts (since some also feature a video recording) for event organizers to listen to. These Podcast were selected because they each consistently share new and helpful tips that most event planners will be able to quickly benefit from. If there's an event planning podcast we missed, let us know in the comments.
Host by Will Curran, founder of Endless Entertainment, sits down with event industry influencers to discuss topics like event technology, event management and A/V. Curran, an experienced event professional in his own regard, asks insightful questions, making it easy for listeners to learn about the latest planning best practices.
Hosted by John Federico, this podcast delves into anything and everything about the event tech space. Event Technology has become crucial for any event planner, Federico interviews and discusses the essential tools with guests like Scott Owens, Director of Event Technology at Salesforce, and Alon Alroy, CMO and Co-founder of Bizzabo. For veterans in the event tech space, or first timers looking to learn more, this podcast is a great place to start.
Ready to look behind the curtain of the complicated event planning industry? Co-hosts Liz King and Ed Waffles bring you the kind of tips and tricks that only seasoned planners can. King and Waffles pick the brains of event hustlers from across the industry, looking for insight and case studies to share with listeners. For two of the most passionate, well-informed thought leaders in the industry, look no further than Liz King and Ed Waffles. You'll be sure to learn as much as you laugh.
Hosts Laura Lopez and Graham Wheeler (both from Social Tables) have a knack for finding fascinating subjects to interview about various aspects of event planning. In a recent episode Lopez and Wheeler sat down with well-known event photographer, Joy Asico, to talk about what goes into getting the perfect event photo. Asico has worked with Barack Obama, and Rolling Stone Magazine and is just one of the many high-caliber guests interviewed on this informative and entertaining podcast.
This is a bi-monthly, thirty minute podcast about all things event planning. Learn about the hardships and mishaps event professionals have overcome, and take away keen insights into the industry that you'll be able to apply to your own events.
A popular industry podcast, Meetings Podcast covers a wide variety of topics, from special event planning, to event logistics, AV assistance and event speakers. For a general event planning podcast, this is a perfect go-to. Host, Mike McAllen, has compleated over 500 podcasts to date, and has worked with major associations like IMEX, PCMA, CIC and ASAE. This means organizers have a deep library of high-quality episodes to choose from - perfect for the morning commute.
Tom Crowl hosts this popular event planning podcast, Crowl delves into event management, from start to finish. As for his qualifications, he has worked with event professionals around the world, entertainment agencies, caterers, businesses, and more to help them created fantastic events.
As successful event organizers already know, the key to creating increasingly better events is to staying up-to-date with the latest industry best practices. Listening to some of these event planning podcasts can you help you do it. So can attending a free webinar on how to use digital community building. Click the button below to join Laura Lopez and Social Tables and David Epstein from Bizzabo for an informative and fun webinar!