Podcast: How to Make Your Corporate Event Feel Like a Family Event (Episode 122)

The founders of the Engage! wedding business summits discuss how they create welcoming experiences before and during an event.

November 6, 2018, 7:16 AM EST

Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik
Guests: Kathryn Arce, Rebecca Grinnals

In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, hear from Kathryn Arce and Rebecca Grinnals, the owners of Engaging Concepts and producers of the Engage! wedding business summits. The pair dives into their strategic thinking about events, including how they encourage guests to participate in activities, ways to promote networking, how to make first-time attendees feel comfortable, the best way to pace surprise and delight moments, and more.

Sponsored by Zkipster and Hilton Meetings & Events. Running time 43:49.

Show Notes

Roundtable Discussion: the importance of personal connections and eye contact; why they register attendees by first name, not last; when it’s okay to make guests a little uncomfortable; how they plan themes and color palettes

Further Reading

Coming Soon to GatherGeeks

  • Michael Cirino, Heather Mason

This Episode Is Sponsored By...

  • Zkipster
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  • Hilton Meetings & Events
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