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Real Stories, Recent Events

David Stevens, Director of Global Events at Alation joined MB4 LIVE. He discussed his recent experiences attending live events in person. From Smart Meetings, to Connect, and even an International program in Mexico, Stevens shared his candid analysis on traveling and attending physical events during COVID-19.

Where We Are Now: The Current State of Hospitality & Travel

Nicole Matthews, CSEP, Founder of The Henley Company, joined MB4 LIVE to talk about the state of the meetings and events industry. Our conversation covered current restrictions, new travel data, AB5, hospitality advocacy, the new look for live events, and more.

The Art of Resilience

Carrie Abernathy, CMP, CEM, CSEP, Lead Meeting Planner at Altria, joined MB4 LIVE to discuss the art of resilience. Abernathy shared her tips for leaning into uncomfortable situations, building new skills, working her network, and more. Need a morale boost, watch the interview with this events industry super-star.

The Culture of Creating Meaningful Events

Elizabeth Glau, CMP, Chief Executive Officer at Event Integrity, joined Liz Connors, Director of Sales and Marketing at MB4 Productions, to discuss how the focus on inclusion, sustainability, and mission creates transformational events. We discussed intentional planning, quality data and how the trend transparency has paved the way for more memorable experiences.

Get Your Head in The Game: From Professional Athletes to Prominent Leaders, Learn How to Get Mentally Tough

In this episode, we heard from two TEDx speakers, Debbie Vyskocil, President of Optimal Edge Performance, and athlete, coach, professor, author, journalist, Tyrell Heaton. This discussion focused on the importance of mental toughness and explored what the brain of a top performer looks like. Our speakers covered real-life samples and exercises for operating in peak headspace.

Tech Toys: MB4's Top Favorite Tech Gadgets

Get to know some of the MB4 Productions team better on this episode of MB4 LIVE. Technical Director Abel Garay, Founder Bill Hetzel, Technical Manager Mason Haynie, as well as some other surprise guests, will talk about their favorite technologies, toys and trends. 

Third Wave: How to Market and Sell in a Post-Pandemic Economy

On this episode of MB4 LIVE we talked with special guest, Shawna Suckow, CSP, CVP, CMP, and Founder of Shawna Suckow International. In a time when maximizing the sales moment is more important than ever, Shawna shared tips from her fifth book, Third Wave, How to Market and Sell in a Post-Pandemic Economy. This conversation with Shawna focused on how to drive deep relationships, boost referral business and make every connection count.

Recent Events, Real Stories

Recent Events, Real Stories

David Stevens, Director of Global Events at Alation joined MB4 LIVE. He discussed his recent experiences attending live events in person. From Smart Meetings, to Connect, and even an International program in Mexico, Stevens shared his candid analysis on traveling and...

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New Air Travel Research

New Air Travel Research

Ready to fly or not, new research continues to surface about the safety of air travel in 2020. The International Air Transport Association (IATA), has recently released research that demonstrates a low incidence of inflight COVID-19 transmission.

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The Art of Resilience

The Art of Resilience

Carrie Abernathy, CMP, CEM, CSEP, Lead Meeting Planner at Altria, joined MB4 LIVE to discuss the art of resilience. Abernathy shared her tips for leaning into uncomfortable situations, building new skills, working her network, and more. Need a morale boost, watch the...

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The Culture of Creating Meaningful Events

The Culture of Creating Meaningful Events

Elizabeth Glau, CMP, Chief Executive Officer at Event Integrity, joined Liz Connors, Director of Sales and Marketing at MB4 Productions, to discuss how the focus on inclusion, sustainability, and mission creates transformational events. We discussed intentional...

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Tech Toys: MB4’s Top Favorite Tech Gadgets

Tech Toys: MB4’s Top Favorite Tech Gadgets

Get to know some of the MB4 Productions team better on this episode of MB4 LIVE. Technical Director Abel Garay, Founder Bill Hetzel, Technical Manager Mason Haynie, as well as some other surprise guests, will talk about their favorite technologies, toys and trends. 

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Virtual Programs: From DIY to Sky High

Virtual Programs: From DIY to Sky High

On this episode of MB4 LIVE, we dove into a hot topic floating around on the web, virtual programs, to DIY, hire out, or choose an alternate route? Tim Albright, President at AVNation joined Bill Hetzel, Founder of MB4 Productions, and MB4 LIVE host, Liz Connors,...

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The Future of Events and Thinking Big

The Future of Events and Thinking Big

Join host, Liz Connors, Director of Sales & Marketing at MB4 Productions and forward-thinkers Kim Arazi and Tahira Endean, CMP, DES, CED for a conversation about the exciting future of meetings and events. Kim and Tahira drew from the recently published book,...

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Financial Tips in a Rollercoaster Market

Financial Tips in a Rollercoaster Market

Ready to meet your financial goals? Join us with special guest Linda Neuenburg, CPA, Certified Financial Planner and Certified Public Accountant with 20+ years’ experience. During the hour we discussed financial strategies, the current stock market, and smart money...

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Are Hybrid Meetings The Future of Events?

Are Hybrid Meetings The Future of Events?

  Will hybrid meetings become the new normal for the meetings and events industry?     Yes, our prediction for the reopening of live events includes many companies learning about and implementing hybrid meetings. A hybrid meeting is a tradeshow, conference,...

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The Meeting & Events Industry Fights Back

The Meeting & Events Industry Fights Back

A candid conversation with special guest Tracy Judge, MS, CMP, Founder at Soundings Connect. Together we looked at how the hospitality and event industry is fighting back against COVID-19 in 2020. We discussed HEFB-20 and how to get involved. We also highlighted other...

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Stand Out with Social & Digital Strategies

Stand Out with Social & Digital Strategies

Join us for a candid conversation with a very special guest Kim DelMonico, CEO and Founder, of BE Influence. Our multi-talented guest for this episode is a social influencer, marketer, author, lawyer, and entrepreneur. Within the episode, she shares expert strategies...

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Virtual Meeting Best Practices

Virtual Meeting Best Practices

Tips and Tricks to Look and Sound Best on Any Virtual Meetings. COVID-19 has made us all change the way we meet. What used to be face-to-face in events is now all virtual meetings.

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Meetings & Events Happenings

Meetings & Events Happenings

Special guest, Amanda Fishburn - Account Director joined us to talk about current happenings in the event industry as COVID-19 began to hit the fan. We all know that the events have taken a massive hit, and with Amanda's 20 years experience dealing with industry ups...

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Livestream Types and Definitions

Livestream Types and Definitions

Webcast, hybrid and multisite solutions all differ slightly to bring content to key audiences.  In today’s modern world filled with technology, new solutions are coming out at an alarming pace. It can be hard to keep up with all the jargon, the expanse of features and...

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Top Benefits of Live Stream for Events

Top Benefits of Live Stream for Events

Learn the Top Three Key Reasons to Live Stream Events. Many clients approach MB4 Productions with the question “Why live stream an event?” As live stream technology continues to pick-up in adoption, many event organizers find themselves curious about the technology...

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Audience Response Systems in a Nutshell

Audience Response Systems in a Nutshell

An Overview of Audience Response Systems for Better Meetings.  Though Audience Response Systems (ARS) and their range of uses differ, these systems essentially use wireless devices to transmit instant audience responses to questions, polls, surveys, quizzes, games and...

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