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INTERVIEW GUEST: Marsha Reeves Jews, CEO of the Bissell Street Group, noted Speaker, Talk Show Host and the Director of Events for the Herbert Bearman Community Art Gallery.
This Week’s Message: An event planner is, quite simply, someone who organizes an event. When we think of an event we may think of something spectacular, such as the Super Bowl, the Presidential Inauguration, New Year’s festivities in Times Square, or any of the other major events we hear about or see on television. Of course, event planners are needed for all these events. However, event planners also work on thousands of smaller events. Any time people gather together for a purpose, whether it is for a wedding, a conference, a festival, a formal dinner, or the grand opening of a new store, someone is needed to oversee all the details to ensure the event happens and that it is a success. Can you juggle many things at once without missing the details? Are you results oriented but always cautious of the bottom line? If this describes you, then you might have what it takes to become an event planner.
For over 20 years, Marsha Reeves Jews has successfully led her consulting firm, the Bissell Street Group, to international prominence in Business Development, Marketing, Trade Show Management, Awards Ceremonies Production and Events/Meetings/Conference Planning. She has worked with a myriad of companies and in diverse leadership capacities. Her leadership roles have included: Owner of ZZAJ Art Gallery in Harlem; Vice President of Operations for the Modern Day Marine Force in Readiness Exposition; Executive Director of the Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre Foundation of Maryland; President/COO/Associate Publisher of the Hispanic Engineer and Information Technology Magazine and the Black Engineer and Information Technology Magazine; and Producer of the Black Engineer of the Year Awards Conference.
Shelly Rice is an award winning event planner who has been in business for 26 years. She has produced a wide variety of events including festivals, trade shows, business expos, conferences, workshops, antique shows, health expos, networking events, and community fund raisers.
Shelly is a relationship expert, master connector and a serial entrepreneur. She credits collaboration, risk taking and hard work as her three keys to success. She has collaborated with dozens of business leaders, on events and projects that have benefited small businesses and she has raised both awareness and money for 50+ charitable organizations.
The Life Changing Conference for Women Who Mean Business is Shelly's most current event. The conference features round table business-growth workshops lead by business experts, a content-rich presentation and open networking.
Shelly’s book, ‘I Talk to Strangers’ is being released on November 28th, 2014.
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LaTonya Washington is the boldest person I know in Event Planning, Radio Hosting and Producing. She doesn't know it but she is a mentor to people that she's never met in person. Me being one of them. LaTonya has always been the most knowledgable when it comes to handling things and protocol in Los Angeles and the surrounding area. She is the go-to lady. Whenever I have an issue with logistics, I look to LaTonya for advice and she responds immediately. I have grown immensely with her help. I love her to pieces. :o). LaTonya not only has a successful event planning business, she also hosts a radio show, right her on Blog Talk Radio called Real Talk: The Movement http://www.blogtalkradio.com/realtalkthemovement and she is the Producer of The List Tour for San Diego, Los Angeles and coming soon, Atlanta. Not everyone can or will be on The List. LaTonya is by trade a Nurse but she decided to shift gears and become an event planner. She is certified and has alot of big names that she has supported through her business. She is on several boards in her community and continues to engage on a daily basis to suppport positivity and success. We look forward to having her on the show. Check out her website at http://www.lwspecialevents.com
Welcome to this week’s fabulously entertaining and informative “OH MTG!”. It’s show #35. We are growing up so fast! And here we are, smack dab in the middle of June - wedding event season, so naturally on this week’s show, we have one of the world’s leading innovators in event designs, Rrivre Davies as our featured guest. Rrivre has literally paved the way in event planning through his unique and custom-made designs. Since 1994, Rrivre Davies has been the creative force behind Rrivre Works, Inc. He has been producing unique rental furniture and creating custom event designs infused with his experience and extensive knowledge of art, film, architecture, floral design, and global cultures.
Our “Just the Tip” list this week comes from event planners across the country who share some of their industry insights to planning a successful event: “Quick Tips Offered by Event Planners That You Can Use”.
This week’s “Jukebox 5” song selections are designed to create that ultimate Hollywood-infused event spectaculaire - inspired, in large part by this week’s “OH MTG!” featured guest, Rrivre Davies - the creative force behind Rrivre Works, Inc., one of the world’s leading innovators in event designs. Slip on your Jimmy Choos, kids and sashay onto the scene with songs by Murray Head, Eddie Murphy, “Housewives of Atlanta’s” Kim Zolciak, newlywed Kim Kardashian and the iconic Hollywood Star of Stars, Miss Marilyn Monroe.
THANKS FOR TUNING INTO “OH MTG!”
EVENT PLANNER TRAINING - New Ways to Network: The Key to Maximizing Any Event with Marnie and Mary Beth Dunn, The Strategic Connector.
During this program, you’ll discover…
a. How to set goals for incorporating networking as part of any event.
b. How an in-the-event networking opportunity differs from a full-networking event.
c. Multiple Networking Formats, Strategies & Facilitation Tips.
d. How to help guests follow-up with contacts they’ve made.
And more with Marnie & Mary Beth Dunn!
The most influential people in my life were my dad, a small business owner and my mother a housewife, mother, and minister of the Gospel. Life was happy and safe as I grew up during the 1960's and 1970's. Our home was full of prayer, laughter, love, and peace. Not until I stretched my wings and launched out into my own marriage, did I understand the perils of life. With the enclusion of all the challenges I experience in life, I felt compelled to write 'Pearls & Pigs; The Backslider's Journey Home", in hope to inspire, encourage, or perhaps forewarn anyone that may be walking down the same path I treaded. I admonish you to take claim of your personal value and never exchange it for anything else, no matter what.
Mr Reike Plecas Promoter/ & Event Planner /Host of the Show THE VIEW FROM THE VIEW of Des Moines Iowa
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This week I will have lunch with Event Planner Elaina Whitley, CEO and VIP Event Planner with Enjoy Yourself Events LLC, a lifestyle event management and entertainment firm.
With the holidays upon us, many business owners want to do something special for our clients, family and friends. What can you do that is more special than planning a great event to get everyone together? Well that sounds good but where do you start? What ingridients will contribute to the success of your memorable event? If you think you know the answer and want to be sure or if you have no clue... you must tune in to this show.
Tweet your questions to @LaKeshaWomack or @ElainaMWhitley using #LWBTR
During this hour with Marnie and guest trainer, Sally Ferguson, you'll discover:
The reasons why to bother with planning retreats.
Setting reasonable goals and expectations for your retreat.
The 7 steps planners take to insure great retreats.
The benefits attendees experience when they do pre-work in advance of the retreat.
Some personal words of wisdom for retreat planners.
Sally Ferguson is a freelance writer with over 100 published devotionals, and a speaker who enjoys connecting with women and seeing them find affirmation for their current phase. She is passionate about helping women find encouragement from God’s Word, as well as supplying the tools to help them apply what they’ve learned there. Sally and her pastor-husband, Roy, have a son, a daughter, and a granddaughter and live in the rolling hills of western New York. Learn more at http://sallyferguson.net
Show host, Marnie Swedberg is the mentor to over 13,000 leaders from over 30 countries training her B.U.S.Y. - Best Unique Strategies for You. She is the author of 12 "how-to" books, plus she personally oversees two businesses in the retail and restaurant industries. Each week, beside her guests, she shares her practical, doable success strategies to shorten your learning curve, increase your productivity and skyrocket your delight in life. Learn more at www.Marnie.com.
How to Fill Your Monthly Events With Your Divine Community and Have “Souled Out Live Events” Every Time.
Here is what you will discover when you join us in this content-rich, interactive Interview:
#1 The most authentic way to create a sense of belonging and community at your live events so your audience want to come back again and again
#2 Creating a Supportive Team and a Supportive System
#3 The Most-Effective Room-Filling Strategy That Generates Souled Out Events Time after Time
Meet Sahar Kordahi, founder of “The Bright Side of Life” Women’s Community, is a Community Builder Expert and speaker who have devoted her business to assisting women build stronger, deeper, and more passionate communities.
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There is now scientific evidence that supports the many benefits of music, which helps explain why as humans, we crave it in our lives. What better person to discuss this idea with than rock legend Mickey Thomas. Mickey's been making music for decades for millions of fans around the world. I'll be interviewing him about his awesomely successful career on the rock scene, as well as his insights and beliefs about music in general.
Be sure to come see Mickey and the band play September 5th at the Gold County Fair Grounds! Follow the band on its Facebook page here.
We'll start the top of the hour with a little local chit chat with our own local musician and event planner Carolyn O. And we'll end the hour with an awesome tune by local musician Kally Turner.