Welcome to a new year – so glad you found us online! This week’s interview on the TradeshowGuy Monday Morning Coffee features the author of a new book called “Flying Cars, Zombie Dogs and Robot Overlords.”Charles Pappas, a senior writer at Exhibitor Magazine, was kind enough to sit down with me and discuss this unique historical look at expos, exhibitions and tradeshows:
When I started the TradeshowGuy Monday Morning Coffee a year ago, my intent was to hold forth weekly about some aspect of the tradeshow world, mix in personal and no-tradeshow or event-related business discussion, and have the occasional guest. After a while of doing that, I decided that I needed guests more regularly – it’s much more fun and entertaining! And you learn a bunch from other people, too.
Looking back on the past year, a whole lot of interesting folks stopped by. Here they are, in no particular order):
Mike Duseberg of Magic Means Business – entertaining your tradeshow or corporate crowd.
Ashley Blalockof the Ashley Avery Agency – using hired crew and models in your tradeshow booth.
Dale Obrochta of Put a Twist on It – drawing a crowd at a tradeshow booth with entertainment.
John Halvorson of Transgroup Global Logistics – shipping and tradeshow logistics tips from a pro.
Mel White of Classic Exhibits in Portland – should you rent or purchase a new exhibit?
A fun and engaging conversation to end the year of podcasts/video blogs: I sat down with “When Calls the Heart” Executive Producer Paul Jackson to discuss the upcoming 2-hour season opener on Christmas night, what it takes to make it in Hollywood as either a writer or actor, how persistence, hard work and discipline count. And of course, a look at where our lives crossed in radio sometime in the Dark Ages of the early 80s.
It’s got virtually nothing to do with the tradeshow and events industry, except that a lot of the same concepts and disciplines that it takes to succeed in one industry are critical in another.
You’ll like this:
ONE GOOD THING: I got to play Santa Claus and handed out a few of these:
This is the last vlog/podcast of 2017. Since Christmas and New Year’s Day fall on Mondays this time around, I’m going to skip both days along with the newsletter and let ’em nap until 2018. See you the second week of the near year! Subscribe to the podcast here – subscribe to the TradeshowGuy Newsletter here.
TED talk veteran, Emmy-winning Executive TV producer Bill Stainton joins me to talk about what it takes to be a keynote speaker and how he morphed his career once his TV producing days at “Almost Live!” were over.
Today’s TradeshowGuy Monday Morning Coffee caught up with the very busy Booth Mom Candy Adams. She’s been in the industry helping companies succeed at tradeshow marketing for years and shares a lot of great insights into how it all works – especially when you have to pull Plan B out of your back pocket:
One great thing about doing a weekly podcast with guests is that I meet a lot of people. This week it was a pleasure to meet and talk with Roger Courville, who helps learning leaders prepare to reach, teach and lead in the Connectorship Age.
It was a fun conversation about events and tradeshows, how to bring value to attendees and much more. Take a look:
This week’s ONE GOOD THING is the reggae-tinged band Noiseshaper. I’m not sure if the band still exists or is active, and the website looks to reflect that: the last update looks to be about 8 or 9 nears ago. But they left some great music behind.
Matt Kazam joins me for today’s TradeshowGuy Monday Morning Coffee: Matt has done stand-up comedy in Las Vegas for years and is moving into the corporate and tradeshow world, so we sat down to discuss how he’s approaching that and some of the challenges that come up around that endeavor.