How Great Events Happen

How Great Events Happen

Latest Episode

Strategic Meetings Management - It’s A Lot Easier Than You Think

Strategic Meetings Management sounds great in theory but many organizations still struggle to understand what exactly it is and how to ultimately implement it. With this ambiguity, SMM is often misclassified as a complicated program that is hard to put together. In this webinar we will debunk the myth that SMM is intangibly complex by breaking it down into bite sized pieces that companies of any size can easily understand and adopt. Learn best practice and tried and true approaches as directed by Julie Haddix, Cvent SMM guru.

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Episode 10

Are you trendy? Part 2

Senior VP of Sales, Brian Ludwig, joins us to discuss 2019 event trends, his thoughts on the future of events and how to stay ahead of the curve. This will be the first in a two-part series.

Episode 9

Are you trendy? Part 1

Senior VP of Sales, Brian Ludwig, joins us to discuss 2019 event trends, his thoughts on the future of events and how to stay ahead of the curve. This will be the first in a two-part series.

Episode 8

How do they do it? Cvent on Cvent CONNECT

From sourcing to planning, marketing to onsite execution and data collection, see how the Cvent team uses its own technology to host the annual Cvent CONNECT conference.

Episode 7

Woke Women: Finding Success in the Business of Meetings

Women face a variety of challenges—and opportunities—as they navigate the waters of the meeting and event industry. Courtney Stanley and Sarah Soiman Daudin join us to discuss the obstacles women face and how to overcome them.

Episode 6

Actionable Steps: Help End Human Trafficking

Tony Wagner from CWT Meetings & Events discusses Human Trafficking and identifies our role as industry professionals in helping to put an end to this human right's violation.

Episode 5

Check Your Bias: Diversity and Inclusion in Events

Michael Newton discusses why diversity and inclusion is good for business and how to ensure that your meetings and events program fits the bill.

Episode 4

How Does Your Event Program Stack Up?

Is your organization’s events program at expert level or does it need a little work? Cvent’s Mike Dietrich joins us to show you how to measure your events program and tips reach the next level(s).

Episode 3

Happy and Healthy: Keep Attendees (and You!) Safe and Productive Part 2

Jonathan Spero continues the discussion on how meeting planners can more effectively mitigate company risk and also optimize the health and safety of meeting attendees.

Episode 2

Happy and Healthy: Keep Attendees (and You!) Safe and Productive Part 1

Jonathan Spero discusses how meeting planners can be proficient at mitigating company risk while also optimizing the health and safety of meeting attendees.

Episode 1

Let’s Get Personal: Data Privacy Laws

Cvent’s General Counsel Larry Samuelson is here to discuss the shifting global data privacy regulations and theprofound impact they have on meetings and events.

Episode 0

Introduction: How Great Events Happen

So, what's this new podcast about? Boring is not an option, so we picked the most interesting thought leaders in the industry to keep it engaging. And our hosts Brooke Gracey and Cody Liske like to have fun.

Episode 8

Strategic Meetings Management - It’s A Lot Easier Than You Think

Strategic Meetings Management sounds great in theory but many organizations still struggle to understand what exactly it is and how to ultimately implement it. With this ambiguity, SMM is often misclassified as a complicated program that is hard to put together. In this webinar we will debunk the myth that SMM is intangibly complex by breaking it down into bite sized pieces that companies of any size can easily understand and adopt. Learn best practice and tried and true approaches as directed by Julie Haddix, Cvent SMM guru.

Links and Resources Discussed:

Episode 7

Duty of Care

As event planners, we have a responsibility to keep our attendees safe. Find out how duty of care applies to planners. From training to a clear emergency plan, we discuss simple steps you can take to prepare for the worst.

Episode 6

Come Fly with Me

Cvent surveyed 500 travel managers across Europe about their budgets, priorities, preferences, concerns, and requirements when considering hotels for their organization’s hotel programs. In this episode, we share their insights.

Episode 5

Win the Event, Day, Week, or Even the Year

When it comes to event success, it’s easy to get bogged down in whether an event increased ROI. But in the events world, it isn’t just about the endgame and success may look different than what you’re used to tracking. Discover how to find wins in different aspects of your events from Dakota Davis, Regional Marketing Director, at Emarsys.

Episode 4

Do it for the ‘Gram: Activating Influencers at Events

Think influencers are just a trend? Turns out, they can have a big impact on event promotion. We talk about how to activate staff, speakers, and sponsors at the event, as well as the benefits of creating a celebrities program.

Episode 3

The Benefit of Listening: Start A Podcast

Adam Parry discusses how to use a company podcast to drive interest (and registration) to your events and how to integrate a podcast into the live event. Discover how a podcast can broaden the reach of your event.

Episode 2

Art of Moderation

Mark Jeffries, emcee extraordinaire, sits down to discuss how to bring value to live events through the art of moderation.

Episode 1

The Invisible Workload

The invisible workload of event planner including budgeting and how to have successful work/life balance.

Episode 0

How Great Events Happen Season 2 Intro

Brooke Gracey and Cody Liskh return for Season 2 of the How Great Events Happen podcast. Brooke and Cody will sit down with meetings and events industry leaders to explore beyond trends including best practices, the future of events and more!