17: A Virtual Conversation about Virtual Events with a Production Manager & AV Integrator – Hackler Productions

Virtual Events
Virtual Events
17: A Virtual Conversation about Virtual Events with a Production Manager & AV Integrator - Hackler Productions
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Welcome to another episode of Event AV & Lighting: demystified Podcast, where we’re featuring several event professionals with different experiences and perspectives in this reality of planning and producing virtual events!  If you’ve listened to our previous episodes this month, you know that we’ve been celebrating our ONE year anniversary this entire month by having conversations about this reality in the event industry that was new just a few months ago, but that now is changing yet again and we’re soon going to be navigating a new and somewhat weird transitional time into hybrid events.

Today I have with me virtually, in the studio, Canaan Hackler, the owner of Hackler Productions, also the Production Manager of Capital Church, both located in Meridian, Idaho. Canaan leads with the motto, people first process second.  To find out more about Canaan, his projects and experience with virtual events and web-streaming, listen to our full episode. 

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10: How to prepare for a successful trade show event

Tree-Fan Events Podcast
Tree-Fan Events Podcast
10: How to prepare for a successful trade show event
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In this episode I have the honor of interviewing live the president and owner of IBL Events, one of the largest producers of consumer trade shows in Idaho. We will cover topics such as personal strategies to handle multiple projects at the same time, tips to overcome event stress, the type of return an exhibitor should expect from a trade show, how to create a visually appealing booths, marketing tactics to ensure success before and after exhibiting at a trade show and of course, the growing concerns about the spread and impact of the COVID-19 virus (aka corona virus) and the type of precautions a meeting professionals should take, if and when should they cancel their event and the type of plan that should be in place not just for the organizers but also for venues, keeping attendee’s health and safety on top of mind.

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09: Questions to ask your AV Provider/Partner

Tree-Fan Events Podcast
Tree-Fan Events Podcast
09: Questions to ask your AV Provider/Partner
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In this episode I will be talking about ways of getting the most out of your AV partner, I will be discussing AV RFPs or proposals, what it takes to hire an AV supplier or vendor and what questions would you be asking when partnering with a new AV provider. While AV provider is used quite a lot in the industry, I like to refer to this title as AV partner, because what you really want out of this relationship is a partnership, you want someone that will have your back and look out for you, will understand your vision, will work tirelessly towards accomplishing your goals, and will basically provide more than just AV.

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07: Ten Event Project Management Tools [Review]

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Tree-Fan Events Podcast
07: Ten Event Project Management Tools [Review]
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During today’s episode, our last episode of 2019 (!), we will uncover some of the best event project management tools, and dive into ten options for your events to keep the hundreds of moving parts organized and all the planning tasks on track, because we all know that events, even the smallest of them have a lot of moving parts and so many elements need detailed management, which is why it’s so important to have a management tool to track it all. With the right tool, you can see all of your to-dos and deadlines, and collaborate with your event planning team. If you’re not sure where to start, stay tuned to find out my list of event management tools that will help your next event go off without a hitch!

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04: Best Practices for Sound, Video, Graphics and Lighting for Events

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Tree-Fan Events Podcast
04: Best Practices for Sound, Video, Graphics and Lighting for Events
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In this episode, I will spend some extra time towards the end on Lighting and how used strategically, it influences how we think and feel, so stay tuned for some amazing insight and understanding on how we innately respond to lighting cues and how specific colours can create specific, immediate human responses!

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