IAVM is expanding its podcast circle with a new series, The Venue: Coffee Break with Alexis and Shelley. It is an addition to the successful series, The Venue, which airs monthly and is a call-in show that includes live chats straight from the headlines of IAVM’s VenueNet member forum and issues we face every day.
The Venue: Coffee Break will also include live chats and will be hosted by IAVM members Alexis Berggren, director of event services at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, and Shelley Ellis, general manager of the Visalia Convention Center. It will also include special guests.
The first episode of the new series was live at VenueConnect 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and featured Mark Gnatovic, senior vice president of SearchWide, a company that provides executive search services to convention centers, arenas, exhibition, and event companies. During this episode, Mark discussed how resumes have changed in recent years, the impact of LinkedIn, and what each of us can be doing on LinkedIn to stay relevant.
Future episodes will cover a range of topics, and will be designed to educate and entertain. The second episode will be The Venue: Coffee Break “Human Resource Edition.” Alexis and Shelley will discuss human resource issues and employee evaluations with Kelli Zohar-Davis, SPICE training manager at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Other upcoming topics will include:
- An interview with Brad Mayne, CFE, IAVM’s president and CEO. During this interview, we will all gain insight on Brad’s first few months as president and CEO, the future of IAVM, and ask Brad the question: “What would you tell your younger self when you first started this industry?”
- Book Club Edition – The first book that will be featured is The Girls Guide to Being a Boss (Without Being a Bitch): Valuable Lessons, Smart Suggestions, and True Stories for Succeeding by Caitlin Friedman and Kimberly Yorio. This one is sure to have some laughs. Grab your copy.
- Social Media Success Stories – Alexis and Shelley will interview a firsthand expert in our industry.
- Venue Horror Stories – We each have them, and we want to hear yours. Let’s laugh together.
Listeners can expect to have fun, relax, sit back, and enjoy chatting along with Alexis, Shelley, and special guests, but also hear about venue related trends and news content you crave.
“We want to provide information to IAVM members and listeners in an alternate way while having a lot fun,” Alexis and Shelley said. “We are all in this together and this podcast won’t be perfect. We will definitely have fun and we will make fools of ourselves at times, but we love what we do and we want to share our passion with others and want to hear from each of you. We are all on this journey together and the more we can share the better we can each become at what we do.”
Take a coffee break along with Alexis and Shelley! The next podcast will be Friday, October 7, and you can register here.