Podcast: Why Event Design Should Never Come First, and Other Tips from a Top Event Producer (Episode 187)

Author and event planner Gianna Gaudini discusses the power of emotion, why producing events is a team sport, staying healthy on event day, and much more.

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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik
Guest: Gianna Gaudini

In this episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash C.E.O. David Adler chats with Gianna Gaudini, author of The Art of Event Planning: Pro Tips From an Industry Insider. Gaudini discusses what she learned in a decade of planning events for Google, why she says that "everyone is an event planner," and tips for creating a cohesive event narrative from start to finish. She also shares tips for staying healthy and focused on event day, why personalization is crucial for attendees, learning to trust your team, and much more.

Sponsored by Linder Global Events. Running time: 1:01:26


Show Notes

Roundtable Discussion: why event planning will never be automated; how event teams work at large corporations like Google; best practices for press lounges; learning to own up to your mistakes; future trends she's excited about

Further Reading:
Q&A: 'Everyone Is an Event Planner,' and Other Insights From a Veteran Google Producer: https://bit.ly/32LScba

Buy Gianna Gaudini's book: giannagaudini.com

This Episode Is Sponsored By: 
Linder Global Events
A leading events agency based in Washington, D.C., Linder has a global footprint. Since their founding in 1996, they have partnered with internationally recognized clients such as the Smithsonian Institution and the iconic National Cherry Blossom Festival to produce and manage innovative and experiential events that don’t just engage—they inspire. To learn more about Linder Global Events, visit linderglobal.com.

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