Events: Demystified


If you’re an event professional working under any capacity in the event industry dealing with Audio Visual, Lighting and Technology for In-Person, Virtual or Hybrid Events, this Podcast is for you! Each episode, we will aim to demystify the world of in-person, virtual, hybrid event production and technology by sharing insightful tips, tricks, strategies, and tactics that will help you plan and execute successful events of all types, formats and sizes!

Anca Trifan
  • 146: Crafting A Personal Brand in the Events Industry ft Leanne Calderwood

    In this episode of the Events Demystified podcast, host Anca Platon Trifan discusses the significance of personal branding in the event planning and production industry with featured guest Leanne Calderwood, a LinkedIn and personal branding expert. This episode dives into strategies for […]

  • 145: Exploring the Future of Events: AI, Metaverse and Virtual Reality ft Danny Stefanic #aitools

    In this episode of the Events Demystified Podcast, hosted by Anca Platon Trifan, guest Danny Stefanic, a pioneer in virtual reality and CEO and founder of Hyperspace Metaverse Platform, demystifies the transformative impact of AI, metaverse, and virtual reality in Events. 🔍 Topics […]

  • 144: Celebrating International Women's Day: Strong High Achieving Women Struggle Too #IWD2024

    Welcome to our special podcast episode in honor of International Women's Day, where we shine a light on the empowerment of women in leadership, the significance of mental health, and the pursuit of a purpose-driven life. Streamed live on March 8th, this episode is a tribute to the […]

  • 143: Mastering the Art of High-Value Event Production: A Blueprint for Success

    Welcome to another episode of the Events Demystified Podcast. Today your host, Anca P Trifan, is sharing invaluable budget tips on high value event production, as well as future-proof insights on blending AV production with innovative AI technology. Main Takeaways: Introduction to the […]

  • 142: AI in Creative Processes: Steve Mudd on AI Tech and the Human Touch | #aiandcreativity

    In this month's episode, Anca P. Trifan, host of the Events Demystified Podcast, and her featured guest, Steve Mudd, CEO of Talentless AI, are entertaining an insightful exploration that takes you through the whirlwind of AI advancements that have revolutionized not just the event […]

  • 141: AI in Events and B2B Marketing, navigating 2024 trends with Ike Singh Kehal's #EventsGPT

    In the first episode of 2024, Jjin Anca P. Trifan, host of the Events Demystified Podcast, and her guest, Ike Singh Kehal, CEO of Social27, for an eye-opening and engaging exploration into the future of AI in events and B2B marketing. #ChatGPT#AIinEvents This episode provides a deep dive […]

  • Events Demystified Listener Survey

    We value your input and would love to hear what you think about the podcast and the future topics to be included! Please take a few minutes to answer a few questions to better inform our next topics and guests we bring on for your benefit. Your feedback is crucial in helping us improve […]

  • 140: The AI/AV Fiesta and what's next for us in 2024

    Welcome to another episode of "Events Demystified," hosted by Anca P. Trifan, where we peel back the layers of the event industry to reveal the cutting-edge trends and innovations. In today's episode, Anca, the CEO of Tree-Fan Events and an expert in AV and AI integration, delves into how […]

  • 139: Eventful AI Main Takeaways Reel & Year-in-Review 2023

    Join us as we recap an extraordinary Season 7 of the "Events: Demystified" Podcast, where we delved into the dynamic world of Eventful AI. Hosted by Anca Platon Trifan, this season featured a lineup of innovative thinkers and industry leaders who shared their insights on how artificial […]

  • 138: Generative AI & The Future of Creativity ft Lori Mazon (Synthetivity)

    Welcome to another episode of the Events Demystified Podcast with your host, Anca Platon Trifan! Today, we're thrilled to have Lori Mazor, the visionary CEO & Founder of ⁠SYNTHETIVITY⁠, as our special guest. In this episode, we're diving deep into the fascinating intersection of […]

  • 137: AI Demystified: Essential Insights for #eventprofs ft John D'Adamo (BizBash)

    Welcome to another episode of the Events Demystified Podcast with your host, Anca Platon Trifan! In today's episode, we're excited to welcome John D'Adamo, currently a consultant for BizBash and a veteran in the event industry, as our esteemed guest. Join us as we delve into the dynamic […]

  • 136: A Take-Over of The Better Events Pod: Traveling for Events - The Event Pros Survival Guide

    Second part of today's take-over is this special episode of the Events Demystified Podcast with your host, Anca Platon Trifan, and my co-host, David T Stevens from Return on Wellness! Today, we're shaking things up as we take over The Better Events Podcast, typically hosted by Logan […]

  • 135: Better Events Pod Take-Over: Mental and Physical Wellness Tips For On-Site #EventProfs

    Ladies and gentlemen, get ready for a special episode of the Events Demystified Podcast like you've never heard before! Today, we have the pleasure of introducing Logan Clements and Mary Davidson, the hosts of Better Events, who are taking over our show to discuss a topic near and dear to […]

  • 134: Disrupting Advertising with AI: A Conversation ft Matt Swalley (Omneky)

    Welcome to another episode of the Events Demystified Podcast with your host, Anca Platon Trifan! In this episode, we have the pleasure of hosting Matt Swalley, Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer of Omneky. We're taking a deep dive into the dynamic world of AI and exploring its […]

  • 133: AI in Video Production: Scaling New Heights with Vikram Chalana, PhD

    Welcome to another engaging episode of the Events Demystified Podcast with your host, Anca Platon Trifan! Today, we have the pleasure of hosting Vikram Chalana, CEO of Pictory AI - an engineer-turned-entrepreneur with an expertise in building technology companies, particularly […]

  • 132: How to Harness AI to Stand Out and Drive Impact in the Event Industry ft Brian Monahan

    Welcome to yet another episode of the Events Demystified Podcast's EVENTFUL AI season, with your host, Anca Platon Trifan! Today, we're delighted to spotlight Brian Monahan, Vice President of Business Development and Event Technology Expert. Join us as we explore the dynamic intersection […]

  • 131: IMEX America: The First-Timers Guide to IMEX (Interviews with top #eventprofs)

    New to IMEX? Seasoned veteran? This episode's got something for everyone. Your host, Anca Platon Trifan, sits down with the best and brightest of the industry to spill the tea on IMEX '23. 🎤 Guest List: Julius Solaris Tahira Endean Miguel Neves Courtney Stanley David T Stevens […]

  • 130_S7: Redesigning the Corporate Event Scene by Shifting towards Eventful AI ft Kraig Kleeman

    Welcome to another fun episode of the Events Demystified Podcast! In today's discussion, we're thrilled to have Kraig Kleeman, Founder of Rock The C-Suite and a trailblazer in the world of corporate entertainment, as our esteemed guest. Join us as we embark on a captivating journey into […]

  • 129_S7: Community, AI and Memorable Event Experiences ft Will Curran

    Welcome to another episode of the Events Demystified Podcast with your host, Anca Platon Trifan! In this highly-anticipated episode, we're excited to have Will Curran, Founder and Chief Event Einstein of Endless Events and creator of the #EventProfs Community, as our featured guest. We'll […]

  • 128_S7: AI in Pre-Event Planning: The Game-Changer in Modern Event Management ft Erica Maurer

    Welcome to another episode of the Events Demystified Podcast, hosted by yours truly, Anca Platon Trifan! Today, we're super excited to feature Erica Maurer, Partner at EMRG Media and an 8-figure entrepreneur, as our special guest. We're diving into the captivating realm of Eventful AI and […]

  • 127_S7: Unlocking Event Metrics-A Deep Dive into Unsupervised AI Learning ft Kalon Welch

    Welcome to another episode of the Events Demystified Podcast with your host, Anca Platon Trifan! In today's episode, we're thrilled to have Kalon Welch, the EVP of Business Development and Co-Owner of FastSensor, as our special guest. Today, we're diving deep into the fascinating world […]

  • 126_S7: AI and Collaboration: Crafting Unforgettable Event Experiences ft Clare Forestier

    Welcome to a brand new episode of the Events Demystified Podcast! In this episode we dive deep into the world of event experiences and the incredible impact of AI and collaboration. Our guest, Clare Forestier, is a seasoned event planner who shares her insights on leveraging AI technology […]

  • 125_S7: Revolutionizing Event Tech with a Transformational AI Paradigm ft Massoud Alibakhsh

    Welcome to another episode of the Events Demystified Podcast with your host, Anca Platon Trifan! In this illuminating episode, we have the privilege of hosting Massoud Alibakhsh, co-founder and CEO of OMADEUS. 🔍 Topics Covered: AI and Eventful Paradigms Object Messaging and […]

  • 124_S7: Unpacking AI's Impact on the Attendee Event Experience ft Huong Nguyen

    Welcome to another exciting episode of the Events Demystified Podcast! Join us as we sit down with Huong Nguyen, Founder & CEO of Shiloh Events, to explore the fascinating world of events, technology, and strategy. 🔍 Topics Explored: Strategic Event Planning AI's Impact on […]

  • 123_S7: NEW SEASON: The Future of Events is AI ft Julius Solaris

    Welcome to a new exciting Season of the Events Demystified Podcast, the Eventful AI, as we sit down with industry luminary Julius Solaris, founder of Boldpush. With two successful exits under his belt, Julius is a true event industry powerhouse. In this episode, we explore the dynamic […]

  • 122: 4th Yr Podcast Anni Bash: A Focus on Mental & Physical Fitness ft Podcast Host, Anca P. Trifan

    We're rounding off our 4th anniversary celebration of the "Events: Demystified" Podcast with the 3rd episode of our special mini-series! Join us on as we delve into the importance of Mental and Physical Fitness for everyone in the event industry, this episode is packed with all the tips […]

  • 121: 4th Yr Podcast Anni Bash: A Focus on Inclusion in AV Production ft Podcast Host, Anca P. Trifan

    Welcome to the 2nd episode of our 4th-year anniversary of the Events Demystified Podcast! Join us as we continue our celebratory mini-series, dedicated to our incredible listeners and the remarkable guests who have graced our show over the past year. We are immensely grateful for the […]

  • 120: 4th Yr Podcast Anni Bash: Amplifying Diversity ft Podcast Host, Anca P. Trifan

    🎉 Celebrate with us as we kick off the 4th anniversary of Events Demystified Podcast! We're starting this special journey with you, our valuable listeners, in July - a month of reflections, celebrations, and exciting new beginnings. Remember when we started this journey in 2019? Look […]

  • 119: Mastering the Art of High-End Client Management in the AV Production World ft Curt Johnson

    On our last episode of the season, we're diving deep into the world of corporate AV production with industry veteran, Curtis Johnson. Originally hailing from Omaha, Nebraska, Curtis found his calling in the bustling city of Las Vegas where he began his production career in 2001. With over […]

  • 118: Embracing the Marathon that Business is: Moving Forward is More Important than Speed ft Channing Muller

    Hi there friends, ready to get a grip on effective marketing? Tune into this insightful episode with my special guest, Channing Muller. As the Principal of DCM Communications, Channing has crafted a stellar career coaching small business owners and event professionals to master marketing, […]

  • 117: Transformative Entrepreneurship: Become a product of your product ft Cristy “Code Red” Nickel

    Get ready for a knockout episode! 🥊🔥 A true champion and titan of the health & fitness industry, Cristy "CodeRed" Nickel, is set to be our guest on this week's episode of our podcast! Get ready to dive deep with the #2 world-ranked boxer turned celebrity nutritionist, and […]

  • IMEX SPECIAL: Demystifying Wellness at IMEX Frankfurt '23 - a candid conversation

    Get ready as we set out to "Demystify Wellness" at IMEX Frankfurt 2023. 💪🍃 In this special episode of the Events Demystified Pod, I get to talk with ⁠David T. Stevens®, PMED⁠, the host of "Return on Wellness" about the three M's, three critical elements that are often […]

  • 115: Build Unwavering Confidence with Events and Banish Self Doubt ft Reggie Johnson

    Get ready to hit the play button! 🎧 🚀 We're thrilled to announce that our next podcast episode features none other than Reggie Johnson, the versatile maestro behind some of the most unforgettable events and concerts. Reggie's incredible journey in the industry began back in 2008 […]

  • 114: Demystifying out-of-the-box Web 2.5 Digital Events in the Metaverse ft Ali Robinson

    On today's episode, I have the pleasure of interviewing Ali Robinson, Director of Business Development at The LABZ, a virtual events platform based in Atlanta that specializes in creating immersive web, mobile, and kiosk experiences. Experienced in virtual events and project management, […]

  • 113: Demystifying broadcasting sport events, TD role, cloud tools and fitness on the road ft Michael Lange

    With me on the air today I have Michael Lange - a Technical Director, vMix Op, and Broadcast Solution Architect, the owner of Lange Productions, based in Madison, Wisconsin, helping production companies solve live stream challenges by utilizing cloud solutions, with an expertise in live […]

  • 112: Small business does not mean incapable, bigger is not always better ft Heidi Jacobson

    Super stoked about today's guest, a WOWman in event productions, Mrs. Heidi Jacobson, VP of Business Development in the Live Events Industry. Heidi is someone who brings to the table everything one expects in a dynamic sales executive. Drive. Vision. Attention to detail. What you might […]

  • 111: Employing neuroscience and psychology knowledge and tools to improve our events ft Victoria Matey

    My featured guest today, Victoria Matey, an event psychology advisor and co-founder of Matey Events, provides science-based solutions for your event challenges, and believes that experiences take place in people’s minds first and foremost. By offering insight into human behavior, she […]

  • 110: The Speaker-Poet-TEDx Alumni on a Mission to Educate, Engage & Empower ft Anthony DeMario

    Today's featured guest, Anthony deMario - "BE YOU" - is something else, he is a Speaker, Trained Peak Performance Strategist & Learning Experience Architect via Tony Robbins, and Certified Brain Health Strategist with expertise in cultivating educational and engaging experiences, […]

  • 109: The key elements to building relationships with other event profs ft Faith Gladden

    During today's episode with my featured guest, Faith Gladden, CMP, CEM -  president of Gladden & Associates Event Management, and we will dive into: Relationship Building/NetworkingDiversity, Inclusion, and Equity What should be the main focus or objective when networking What have […]

  • 108: Mental Fitness, Wellness and the Digital AI Transformation ft Janice Cardinale

    Super stoked to have Janice Cardinale, a heart-centric entrepreneur and founder of Event Minds Matter join me on the air to demystify the concept of mental fitness, and share strategies for having and maintaining this state of well-being that help cultivate awareness of how we think, […]

  • 107: In business and in events everything is "figureoutable" ft Andrew Ybarra

    On today's episode, I get the honor to highlight another friend and event partner of mine, Andrew Ybarra, CEO of Lifted AV, Audio Visual Wizard, International Speaker, DJ & Live Event Expert. Andrew Ybarra is a unique soul with a fascinating redemptive story, someone obsessed with […]

  • 106: The future is all about photorealism and data visualization ft Amy Gile

    Today I have the honor of talking with Amy Gile, CEO of Silverdraft. Entrepreneurship and high-performance graphics technology. Amy began her career in the media and entertainment industry in multiple aspects of the industry, including actor and producer.  Amy identified a need for a […]

  • 105: The Tinder for #eventprofs is not what you might think it is ft Merijn Van Buuren

    With me on the air today I have Merijn van Buuren, founder of Event Mender,  on a mission to make the world a better place together 🌐 by developing a tool that takes out all the guesswork for event organizers. This tool is a fully customizable one-stop shop for organizing wildly […]

  • 104: Participation-rich meeting and event design ft Adrian Segar

    With me on the air I've got a trailblazer in the meetings and events industry, Adrian Segar - the Founder of CONFERENCES THAT WORK. He has convened, designed, and facilitated hundreds of meetings over the last forty years, specializing in participant-driven and participation-rich events […]

  • 103: When people come together really great things can happen ft Anh Nguyen

    Excited to have Anh Nguyen - head of customer success at twine, join me on the air and discuss in a very open and authentic way the future of work as it relates to remote and hybrid event roles for #EventProfs,  the relationship between event tech & event planners, new technologies […]

  • 102: Wellness and Fitness Tips from the Fittest #Eventprof ft David Stevens

    During the last episode conversation we focus on all the #behindthescenes AV professionals and the benefits of mental and physical fitness, today we're going to talk about the same topic, only focusing on #eventprofs, #meetingprofs, and their attendees. And so, joining me on the air to […]

  • 101: Start the new year as a Fit Wholesome New You ft Jason Brown

    Welcome to a brand new podcast season, a season that is focused on a much-needed topic: Mental and Physical Fitness.  Why? Because of how important this kind of fitness is for any event professional out there that is faced with challenges and needs to build resilience as well as the […]

  • 100: Recap 2022: Where do we go from here? ft Podcast Host, Anca P. Trifan

    45th episode this year and the 100th episode of the Events: demystified Podcast!   So many things to say, so much to be proud of and celebrate!  So stoked about the impact the podcast has made, and especially the latest season,  and the ripple effect it has had in our industry, and […]

  • 99: Scale Up your biz by creating a powerful & profitable Live or Virtual Event ft Shay Wheat (Grace & Ease Productions)

    My last WOWman featured guest during our current running season "Women Behind The Scenes in Events and Event Productions"  is Shay Wheat, a Certified Event Producer™ & creator of popular programs such as “The Powerful Event Process”, “The Ultimate Event Planner Certification […]

  • 98: What is teleprompting and how it can add value to your events ft Michelle Michelson (Prompster)

    "Rehearsals are SO Important", "Generational gaps in tech crews can be so toxic at times", "Power struggles behind the scenes are real", "If you're working an event, be there because you care, not just to collect a paycheck"... In one of the - sadly - few last episodes of the current […]

  • 97: The Unglamorous side of events ft Melva LaJoy Legrand (LaJoy Plans)

    This week's woman behind the scenes and in front of the scenes featured guest is someone I admire a lot, my new friend, Melva LaJoy Legrand, founder/CEO of LaJoy Plans, an event planning firm, a  self-made entrepreneur recognized for her work in the Live Events industry, as well as […]

  • 96: Adapting to a post-Covid pre-recession event landscape ft Melissa Park

    I know you've been expectantly waiting for a brand new episode to drop after the LONG break in November (because November was crazy hot with back-to-back traveling for hybrid events) - and so, WE'RE BACK!!  On this new episode of the current "𝐖𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧 𝐁𝐞𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐝 […]

  • 95: Strong Back, Soft Front ft Jeniffer Bello (JB Experiences)

    One of my favorite upcoming featured guests highlighted during the current Events: demystified Podcast's "𝐖𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧 𝐁𝐞𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐬 𝐈𝐧 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭 […]

  • 94: Sprinkle just a little bit of joy and see it coming back to you ft Cindi Cohn (Author)

    Continuing the conversation with some amazing 𝐖𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧 𝐁𝐞𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐬 𝐈𝐧 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬, I had the honor of interviewing back in July, […]

  • 93: Creativity stems from limited resources ft Rumbi Chigumira (FOH Engineer)

    Tune into our newest episode ft Rumbi Chigumira, from Johannesburg, South Africa, and get a look behind the scenes in the world of a house of worship sound engineer and media tech who's equal parts passionate about servant leadership as well as technology, media, learning, and growing in […]

  • 92: Be Intentional. Be Impactful. Have Boundaries ft Erika Kulovitz (AKIRE Productions)

    On yet another episode of the 𝐖𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧 𝐁𝐞𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐬 𝐈𝐧 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 series, we're featuring another kick-a$$ fantastic guest, […]

  • 91: The Metaverse and how it can fit into your event strategy ft Valerie Bihet (VIBE Agency)

    As we continue into our 𝐖𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧 𝐁𝐞𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐬 𝐈𝐧 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 journey of highlighting amazing #behindthescenes women in events, […]

  • 90: The Best Event Experiences Were The Ones I was Most Afraid To Work on ft Annette Jukes (Small Prints)

    Our new season, highlighting 𝐖𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧 𝐁𝐞𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐬 𝐈𝐧 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 continues with another fantastic live event production female, […]

  • 89: The world of AV & Pro Audio, flash news: it's all dudes ft Samantha Potter (Allen & Heath)

    As we continue with another kick a$$ woman in AV and event productions part of the SEASON FIVE - WOMEN BEHIND THE SCENES IN EVENTS AND EVENT PRODUCTIONS, it is my great pleasure to introduce to you, Samantha Potter - Audio Engineer & Install Empress, currently at Allen & Heath USA […]

  • 88: The fundamentals of Producing Epic Event Experiences ft Tahira Endean (IMEX)

    My next special featured guest on the Events: demystified Podcast part of the 𝐒𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐨𝐧 𝟓: 𝐖𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧 𝐁𝐞𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐬 𝐈𝐧 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭 […]

  • 87: Kicking off Season FIVE: Women BTS in Events and Event Production ft Maggie Harker (Freeman)

    It's with great honor that I have the pleasure to invite to join me as I kick off a brand new season:  𝐒𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐨𝐧 𝟓: 𝐖𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧 𝐁𝐞𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐬 𝐈𝐧 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭 […]

  • Rant #11: Keeping healthy and fit during long show/event days

    "You will never know your limits unless you push yourself to them". As the world of events started to open back up, many #eventprofs (including myself) have been packing their bags a whole lot this summer after an almost two-year downtime, and so re-learning what staying healthy while on […]

  • 85: What is Salesforce and why do your events need it ft Matt Frank (

    Coming up on the Events: demystified Podcast is our interview with Matthew Frank, the Director of Technology Evangelism & Product Marketing at, during which we take on to demystify: - the common pitfalls in the event management space and how to solve them, - how to get […]

  • 84: Changing the atmosphere around you with your abundant energy ft Angel Marie Monachelli (Shine On)

    Tune into this unique brand new episode to learn from our fire-cracker featured guest, Angel Marie Monachelli, the creator of the Shine On Movement, a ​six-time best-selling author ​known to many as the energizer bunny at virtual, hybrid and in-person events,  how to raise the […]

  • Rant #10: Competent vs Likable - can a boss female be both?

    “Women, unlike men, are rarely perceived to be both competent and likable." Today's RANT dives deep into the likability dilemma for women leaders or boss ladies, competence vs liability, a topic very much inspired by a recent TED talk I listened to, as well as some real-world case […]

  • 82: PR Tips and tricks for the event professional ft Meghan Ely (OFD Consulting)

    Tune into today's episode in which my featured guest, Meghan Ely, CWIP, a Certified Wedding Industry Professional, OFD Consulting owner that loves to combine her years of in-the-trenches event experience with a love of wedding PR, will explore and demystify the world of public relations […]

  • 81: Building meaningful connections while becoming a master communicator ft Brenden Kumarasamy (Master Talk)

    One of my biggest pet peeves in personal and business relationships is poor communication. And so I started asking myself, how does one get better at communicating?  Is it nature or nurtured skill set? To answer the question I invited a MASTER COMMUNICATOR, Brenden Kumarasamy, founder of […]

  • 80: Not hired but inspired to produce events that transform ft Marlene Robinson

    On the show with me today I have Marlene Robinson,  event producer, and personal development expert who after 20 yrs in corporate America,  left her career job and moved to Idaho where she plugged herself into the community by orchestrating retreats and events that grew into city-wide […]

  • Third-year Anniversary Podcast Kick-off: a recap reel

    Happy 3rd year anniversary “Events: demystified” Podcast! What a ride it's been and we're only getting started!  In this kick-off episode of the 3 yr anniversary, I was thinking that one awesome way to thank many of the featured guests of the past year is by creating a highlighting […]

  • Rant #09: Saving Your Bacon ft Podcast Host, Anca P. Trifan

    "No expectations, no disappointments." - Unknown Have you ever attended an event where the expectation was so high and you were left with this yucky aftertaste, because that was not what all that hype was made about, and what you experienced instead was a watered-down version of an event […]

  • 78: In life and in events, keep your "Yes, and"-ers close ft Megan McCaleb (Improv Team Culture)

    On today's brand new episode we’re demystifying the power of "Yes, And" with our featured guest, Megan McCaleb, Boise’s kookiest comedian. Megan McCaleb is an award-winning author, and an engaging improv coach, as the founder and facilitator of the Improv Team She teaches […]

  • 77: A sustainable approach to Event Swag & Gifting ft Linsay Moran (unWrapIt)

    On the show with me today I have Linsay Moran, Co-Founder, Unwrapit - another Canadian, aside from Mahoganey Jones,  that is trying to convince me that poutine is the best dish there is, and since I haven’t yet tried it, I will give her the benefit of the doubt. Tune into this brand […]

  • 76: Opportunities await those who seek them ft James Steadman (vMix op at Full EFX Streams)

    In this upcoming episode of Events: demystified Podcast, I have had the pleasure of interviewing James Steadman, my nerdy friend, a live-streaming production specialist and vMix operator extraordinaire, and dive together  into: - #vMix streaming best practices for #virtualevents, - tips […]

  • Rant #8: Live Event Production vs Virtual Event Broadcast

    “The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms.”― Socrates. Let me ask you a question. What do you think of when you hear Live Event Production? Does that ring the same in your mind, with Virtual Event Production? Today I am on a rant to discuss the two, and then some. My hope […]

  • 74: It's ok to change your mind and keep evolving ft Jen Salerno

    “Evolve into the complete person you were intended to be.” Oprah Winfrey My next featured guest on the Events: demystified Podcast is someone that has been in the event industry for a minute or two, an amazing person you feel drawn to the moment you meet, my dear friend, #eventprof, […]

  • 73: Creating change in a segregated event industry ft Jason Brown (Vid-Live Events)

    On the show with me today I have my dear event production friend, Jason Brown of Vid-Live Events, a multi-faced individual, proud of his almost two decades in the #eventproduction industry as a senior video engineer, LED engineer, projection specialist, and video project manager, all the […]

  • 72: Keep Up so you're not Kept Out ft Sarah Soliman (Soliman Productions)

    With over a decade of experience in Broadcast Journalism and Production, Sarah Soliman brings her producing and reporting experience into her own company, Soliman Productions covering the meetings industry at large, with a team of like-minded creative professionals equipped to respond to […]

  • Rant #7: Toxic masculinity on display in AV event production

    Toxic masculinity refers to the notion that some people's idea of “manliness” perpetuates domination, manipulation, and aggression. Ok, this Rant literally took me several months of consideration if I should release it or not. It's not an easy topic to address nor to talk about. In […]

  • 70: The Importance of strategic partnerships to elevate the underdog ft Frank Carlisi (ExV Agency)

    On the show with me today I have Frank Carlisi, Co-Founder and Event Producer for the ExV Agency, where he continues to uplift and empower as many people as possible through his unique events strategies, creative thinking, and dedication to building lasting and authentic relationships […]

  • 69: Post-Covid Contracts and Negotiation Tips ft Brittney Shea Cobb

    On the show with me today I have a beautiful inside and out, equal parts sweet and sass, Brittney Shea Cobb,  a Global Meeting Planner with Innov8 Meetings+Events, and a well-rounded leader in the hospitality industry with over 15 years of experience ranging in the hotel, casino, food […]

  • 68: The future of sustainable events is Regenerative Ag ft Jason Marmon

    Have you heard of the SEEDS Principle before? Neither have we until we met today's guest, Jason Marmon, Director of US Energy, Environmental Sciences, Sustainability, & Social Entrepreneurship, a social entrepreneur and a humbled optimist who will talk to us today about actionable […]

  • Rant #6: Releasing Anca Trifan, version 4.0

    The April 1st RANT features 𝒂 𝒎𝒂𝒋𝒐𝒓 𝒓𝒆𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒆: Anca Trifan (/'treefʌn/) CMP, DES 4.0 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐮𝐩𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝟒.𝟎 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧! Join me on the Events: demystified Podcast as I celebrate someone I rarely get […]

  • 66: Overcoming the fear of failure in events ft Thuy Diep, CGSP, DMCP, CSEP (Haute)

    During today's episode, you're guaranteed to get a fresh dose of energy and optimism from a pint-size nuclear energy bomb, my featured guest Thuy Diep  Senior Experience Designer at the Austin-based full-service creative & event agency, Haute. She continues to positively impact the […]

  • Rant #5: Event colors, emotions and moods

    "Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions" - Pablo Picasso  Did you ever feel anxious in a yellow room? Does the color blue make you feel calm and relaxed?  In the 5th rant brought to you by Events: demystified Podcast, I'm making the case for color and what a powerful […]

  • 64: Trade Shows and virtual, how well do they mix ft Nick Aldinger (IBL Events)

    Almost to the date, beginning of 2020 I was sitting down, in my studio, with IBL Events co-founder, Anna Marie Aldinger recording Episode #10 and discussing trade shows and the news of this new virus that we didn't know much about at the time... How much has our world has changed since […]

  • Rant #4: My Event Is Better Than Yours

    "I will not reason and compare: my business is to create.” - William Blake In the 4th rant brought to you by Events: demystified Podcast, I am getting a bit annoyed at everyone that pretends that their event is better than all the other events out there, regardless if it's coming from a […]

  • 62: Hybrid Events in 2022: same, same but different ft Megan Martin, CMP, DES, MPA

    During this episode, I get to sit down with Megan Martin of JUNO, an event strategist with advanced training and extensive experience in strategic meeting management, event development and planning, virtual and hybrid events, educational programs, and association management. Some of the […]

  • RANT #3: Must be aware of our choice of words

    "Words are free. It's how you use them that may cost you." - Unknown In this 3rd rant brought to you by Events: demystified Podcast, I am repeating myself, not because I've got nothing better to do, but because I just ran into a similar situation in which the AV supplier I was working […]

  • 60: Intentional Event Design that crafts meaningful event experiences ft Anthony Vade, DES

    Tune into this brand new episode in which we will explore and demystify several topics related to event design, including: how and why intentional event design is vital to create events with impact,  how the human-centered design is the wave of the future for all business, not just […]

  • RANT #02: Flash-news: your crystal ball is broken

    "Trying to predict the future is a loser's game." - Ken Liu In this 2nd rant brought to you by Events: demystified Podcast, I am questioning the logic behind some of the event decisions made to go back to in-person full-steam ahead with what seemed to have been little considerations to […]

  • 58: Setbacks into comebacks, authenticity and imposter syndrome ft Courtney Stanley

    “The tougher the setback, the better the comeback.” ― Bernard Osei Annang, Life, The Theory of Everything: Succeeding in the 21st century and beyond This is by far, one of the hardest lessons to learn during a challenging season, and for the event industry, it feels like the […]

  • RANT #01: Who the heck have I become?

    “Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland Welcome to Events: demystified Podcast's NEW series: "She said WHAT? The Rant Series" -  where I go off the caff and say it as it is, tackling anything and everything in the AV production, […]

  • S4_56: Well, hello there 2022! Here's my manifesto ft Anca Trifan, CMP, DES (V)

    First off, Happy New Year (crossing fingers it's still "happy"). Secondly, welcome to our FOURTH Season, how awesome is that! Since I decided to do something new and get off the hamster wheel where every podcast in this space is sharing what they hope the 2022 trends might be for the […]

  • 55: 2021 Year in "Rearview" Thoughts ft Anca Trifan (Tree-Fan Events)

    As we approach the final days of 2021, I am incredibly grateful, inspired by, and proud of the remarkable people who make up the event industry. In this episode, I will cover seven main takeaways from the many episodes recorded and conversations had, one of the main takeaways being:  […]

  • 54: Mitigating risks with virtual and hybrid events ft Jazmyn Breanna (V)

    Tune in this brand new episode of Events: demystified Podcast as your host, Anca Trifan, CMP, DES will be demystifying with her featured guest, Jazmyn Breanna - a passionate, skilled, and established live event producer and creative strategist with an early fascination for production and […]

  • 53: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Events & Small Businesses ft Andrew Roby of Andrew Roby Events (V)

    Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is a term used to describe policies and programs that promote the representation and participation of different groups of individuals, including people of different ages, races and ethnicities, abilities and disabilities, genders, religions, […]

  • 52: Show Calling & Production Roles for Virtual & Hybrid Events ft Heather Sharpe (Sherpa Group)

    I am exceptionally giddy today to be talking about a topic near and dear to my heart: calling a virtual or a hybrid event as a show director. With the continued prevalence and increase in virtual and hybrid events, a lot of event professionals have needed to learn virtual and hybrid […]

  • 51: Tapping into the power of emotions at events ft Deanna Nwosu (Deanna Camille)

    How is it going, friends? Welcome to another episode of "Events: demystified" where we aim to demystify the world of in-person, virtual, hybrid event production and technology by sharing insightful tips, tricks, strategies, and tactics that will help you plan and execute successful events […]

  • 50: Being Prepared for the Unexpected ft Mahoganey Jones (Events Specialists)

    During today's episode we are honored to be joined by Mahoganey Jones, CMP, DES, HMCC - founder and CEO of Events Specialists, a Canadian turnkey event management and production company. Our conversation today focuses around hybrid event experiences, event metrics and KPIs, being prepared […]

  • 49: Making Sustainability a Priority Again for Events ft Nancy Zavada (MeetGreen)

    The ever-growing concern about the environment and climate change has accelerated the demand for conscious consumerism and sustainable initiatives. However, for event professionals, creating green events can be quite a challenge at times. You want to offer a rich, personalized attendee […]

  • 48: Stop leaving hot leads on the table during/after Events ft Ike Singh Kehal (Social27)

    In today's episode, you get the chance to meet Ike Singh Kehal of Social27, who's passionate about Virtual Events that Make an Impact, and bringing the best part of in-person events to the virtual world for a greater reach, accessibility, flexibility, and insights than ever before. Ike is […]

  • 47: The Importance of A/B comparison testing in Events ft Miguel Neves (EventMB)

    In today’s episode, I have the pleasure of hosting Miguel Neves, EventMB’s Editor-in-Chief who likes to describe himself as a "curious creator and caring curator of computerized content and a conscious connector of charismatic characters'. Miguel lives and breathes the event tech […]

  • 46: Living life leading with passion ft Carey Smolensky (CSP Worldwide)

    With me on the “Events: demystified” Podcast, I have Carey Smolensky, a Husband, Father, "Papa C" to his grandchildren, Dynamic Businessman, Event Producer, Multi-Faceted Entertainer, Author, Recording Artist, and Entrepreneur.  Author of Living Life with Passion and Helping Others, […]

  • 45: Community Over Competition ft Mary & Logan, Hosts of Better Events Podcast

    On today's episode of “Events: demystified” I have the honor of hosting not one, but TWO featured guests, good friends of mine, event professionals, live-streamers and podcast hosts and discuss what "Community Over Competition" means, how does it actually play out in events, and why […]

  • 44: The Secret Weapon to a Successful Trade Show - Virtual or Hybrid ft Jim Cermak (Tradeshow University)

    On today's episode of “Events: demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events,  your host, Anca, and her featured guest, James Cermak, host of the Tradeshow University Podcast are discussing best strategies that event organizers can take and practically apply towards the planning of […]

  • 43: Branding Tips and Tools for your Virtual/Hybrid Events ft Swire Ho (Garuda Promo)

    On today's episode of “Events: demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events and your host, Anca, we are tackling all things promotional, branding and marketing and ways in which event organizers can deliver ROI to their sponsors, engage and delight their virtual/in-person audiences […]

  • 42: Starting & Funding a Nonprofit or a Charity ft Travis Johnson (The Nonprofit Architect)

    This is “Events: demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events with your host, Anca.  When you have a cause you care about and have gone as far as you can on your own to champion it, it might be time to start your own nonprofit charity to spread your work to a wider audience. […]

  • 41: Experience Design for Virtual & Hybrid Events ft John Pistotti (Endless Events - at the time)

    This is “Events: demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events with your host, Anca. While the work of a good planner is to make sure the event goes off without a hitch, the work of great event designers is to make that event memorable by allowing the creative juices to start flowing […]

  • 40: Elevating your Fundraiser from Virtual to Hybrid ft Samantha Swaim (Swaim Strategies)

    This is “Events: demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events with your host, Anca, and on today's episode I have the pleasure of interviewing Samantha Swaim of Swaim Strategies. Sam, as friends and friendors candidly call her, has more than 20 years of event planning and […]

  • 39: The current state of Hybrid Events ft Julius Solaris (Swapcard - at the time)

    This is “Events: demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events with your host, Anca. HUGE honor to feature Julius Solaris on today's episode, currently the head of engagement at Swapcard, previously known as the founder and editor in chief of EventMB, acquired in 2019 by Skift, the […]

  • 38: Kick-Off our Podcast's Two Year Anniversary from the Woods ft Anca Trifan (Tree-Fan Events)

    “Events: demystified” Podcast turns TWO this month - can you believe it?! With that, we're kicking off the anniversary celebration with an amazing line-up of featured guests that you won't want to miss! Tune in in this short K/O introduction to find out who our guests are, what we […]

  • 37: The Makings of Great Communities IRL & for Hybrid Events ft Dan Berger (Social Tables Founder)

    This is “Events: demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events and I'm your host, Anca. On today’s episode I have Dan Berger, the Founder and former CEO of Social Tables - and if you’ve been in events for at least a day, you’ve most likely heard and used Social Tables for your […]

  • 36: Standing in your power as a female live-streamer ft Marisa Cali (Live on Social Now)

    This is “Events: demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events  with your Host, Anca. On today's show I have Marisa Cali,  a virtual event producer from San Diego who supports the advancements of women in sports and inspires her community to be present for the conversations that […]

  • 35: The call for transparency in Virtual and Hybrid Event Production ft Andy Johnson (AndX)

    Well hello there! And welcome to a brand new episode of “Events: demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events. For some refreshing honest truth, authenticity, transparency in event productions - mixed with laughter - tune into today's episode with Andy Johnson of AndX with whom we […]

  • 34: Transitioning gracefully to in-person fundraising events ft AJ Steinberg (Queen Bee Fundraising)

    In this brand new episode of “Events: demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events, I have the honor of sharing the airwaves with the wonderful "queen bee" AJ Steinberg who will delight you with her tips and expertise in event-based fundraising as she’s set to change the world one […]

  • 33: Out-of-the-box Hybrid Event Experiences and Models ft Will Curran (Endless Events)

    Welcome to a new episode of “Events: demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events, with your host, Anca. In this episode, I have the honor of interviewing a special guest: Will Curran, Head Einstein at Endless Events. Will and I had a little too much fun enjoying our newly formed […]

  • 32: Mental Tool to Slay Your Giant + Five Free Live-streaming Tools for Virtual Events ft Anca Trifan (Tree-Fan Events)

    Welcome to a new episode of “Events: demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events, with your host, Anca. What should you expect from this episode?  Firstly, I will share a few  thoughts with you since I just celebrated this past weekend another trip  around the Sun and I am so […]

  • 31: The Importance of Time Management & Friendors when Planning Virtual Events ft Emme Pumarega (EJP Events)

    This is “Events: demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events  and I'm your host, Anca.  On the show with me today I have Emee Pumarega of EJP Events, a veteran of the hospitality and event industry, who began working in hospitality and events over 20 years ago, bringing  a world […]

  • 30: The New Role of a Benefit Auctioneer in Virtual Fundraising ft Zack Krone, BAS (Idaho Benefit Auctions)

    Welcome to a new episode of “Events: demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events, with your host, Anca. To celebrate our 30th episode in style, I’ve invited with me on the air, a featured guest that knows how to have a good time and how-to enable his audience to have a fantastic […]

  • 29: If content is King, Engagement is Queen for Virtual Events ft Bruce Rosard (ARIVAL)

    Welcome to a new episode of “Events: demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events, with your host, Anca. Today's episode features an incredible event professional that's been around the event industry for a while, probably before I was born (not to make him sound old, just very […]

  • 28: The Business of Virtual Weddings and Events ft Ashley Hawks (Forever Bride & EideCom)

    Welcome to a new episode of “Events: demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events, with your host, Anca. Today we get to tackle the subject of virtual weddings and events, uncover marketing strategies for weddings, virtual and hybrid events and much more with my featured guest, […]

  • 27: From an Event Producer's Corner - a conversation ft Tim Blackton (former Nike EP)

    Welcome to a new episode of “Events: demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events, with your host, Anca. In today's episode, we're diving into the role of an Event Producer for events and seeing things from a producer’s corner (perspective), with Timothy Blackton, former Senior […]

  • S3_26: Event Technology Trends of 2021 ft Anca Trifan, CMP (Tree-Fan Events)

    Welcome to a new episode of “Events: demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events, with your host, Anca. Now that 2020 is behind us, welcome to 2021! Hope you all had a great holiday season, wishing you all a happy and... a different kind of new year! In the first episode of 2021, […]

  • 24: 2020 Year in Review in Virtual Events: Soundbites_part 1

    Welcome to our last episodes of 2020 of “Event AV and Lighting, demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events and your host, Anca. Happy “You’ve just made it through 2020” to you all! In this episode we wanted to produce a soundbite compilation out of all of the other relevant […]

  • 25: 2020 Year in Review in Virtual Events: Soundbites_part 2

    Welcome to part 2 of our 2020 Year in Review episode of “Events: demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events, with your host, Anca. Hopefully you got to listen to the first part already and you’re ready to embark on the last part of this full of wisdom-nuggets episode! A quick […]

  • 23: Overcoming Virtual Event Challenges, a 2020 Recap ft Lynn Edwards (Proper Planning)

    Welcome to a new episode of “Event AV and Lighting, demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events, with your host, Anca. Today I have the pleasure of inviting with me on the air a rockstar and veteran of the event industry, Lynn Edwards Owner of Proper Planning, bringing to the table […]

  • 22: Virtual Fundraising on Fire in 2020 ft Beth Sandefur (Beth Sandefur Events)

    Welcome to a new episode of “Event:  demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events, with your host, Anca.  Today I have the pleasure of inviting with me on the air a special guest, Beth Sandefur of Beth Sandefur Events, a woman on fire in the fundraising virtual event arena, […]

  • 21: Strategies for Choosing a Virtual Conference Platform ft Mark Woodworth (Peerles Events)

     In today's episode, I invited on the air my colleague, Mark Woodworth, an expert in enterprise grade virtual conference platforms to discuss the general strategy and factors when choosing a conference platform, as well as the different features and capabilities that should be compared […]

  • 20: Virtual Event Glossary: must-know terminology in 2020

    Welcome friend to a new episode of “Event AV and Lighting, demystified” brought to you by Tree-Fan Events, with your host, Anca, recording this episode somewhere in the deep woods of Idaho, finding her way home. Well, not really - but so it happens that our episode #20 is a special […]

  • 19: A helpful fundraising platform for your upcoming Virtual Fundraiser: Auctria

    Welcome to our new episode this month!  Today my goal is to introduce to you a helpful tool with a great number of features to assist in raising much needed funds during this pandemic via virtual fundraising, and for that, guess what, I have a surprise for you! I have another guest with […]

  • 18: 2020 Virtual Events Overview ft Johnna Lee Wells, a Fundraising Advocate & Ambassador

    As this month is coming to an end and with it our one year anniversary celebration, which if this is the first time you’re listening, we’ve celebrated this entire month with weekly featured guests that honored us with their presence, virtually, and shared from their experience tips […]

  • 17: 2020 Virtual Events Overview with a Production Manager & A/V Integrator (Hackler Productions)

    Welcome to another episode of Events: 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 […]

  • 16: 2020 Virtual Events Overview ft a Live-streaming Production House (The AV Dept)

    Ok friends, this episode is BIG big! We're having a conversation today about Virtual Events that strive to make a difference in today’s pandemic, from a Live-streaming Production House's stand-point. If you’ve followed our previous two episodes this month, you know we’re celebrating […]

  • 15: 2020 Virtual Events Overview from a Production POV ft Brent Berg (Valiant Prod)

    In today's podcast episode, I get to speak with Brent Berg, the self-proclaimed "very important guy" at Valiant Productions located in Boise, Idaho, serving and thriving as a full-service audio-visual company in the Treasure Valley. To learn more about Brent Berg, his best-in-class, […]

  • 14: 2020 Virtual Events Case Studies ft a Non-Profit Fundraising Expert (Raise Agent)

    A virtual conversation about Virtual Events from a Nonprofit Fundraising Expert Point of View, because this month is a huge celebration for us! We’re turning ONE! This July we’re celebrating one year of being on the air aiming to demystify the world of audiovisual and lighting for […]

  • 13: Event Details to share with your Virtual Event Producer & AV Partner

    To say that a lot has changed in the event space over the last few months is an understatement, but there is some light at the end of the tunnel and we'd like to share with you a few important virtual event details that you need to provide your event producer or AV partner for a […]

  • 12: Virtual Event Technologies to sustain your events and your business through a pandemic

    First off, a warm and very virtual HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all of you mothers out there! Today is a day for honoring all the women in our life who support and nurture us, from our sisters to our grandmothers to our mothers in law.  Mothers, in any form motherhood might have taken for - you […]

  • S2_11: Coronavirus Chronicles and what can be done about it

    Four weeks indoors as a family can make a few things clear. You will know if your marriage is stable and if you truly love your children. You will know if you can keep yourself occupied for a lot of hours. You will also know for certain if you love or hate puzzles, science projects and […]

  • 10: How to prepare for a successful trade show event ft Anna Marie Aldinger (IBL Events)

    In this episode, I have the honor of interviewing IRL, Anna Marie Aldinger, 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 […]

  • 09: Questions to ask your AV Provider/Partner

    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 […]

  • 08: Event Technology Trends of 2020

    Happy New Year to all of you event professionals out there! May this year, this decade even, signify the greatest successes and achievements of your life! May it be a year filled with plenty of closed deals and opportunities! As the first episode of 2020, I couldn’t find a better topic […]

  • 07: Ten Event Project Management Tools [Review]

    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 […]

  • 06: Behind the scenes with an Idaho-based Non-Profit ft Jen Barth (Nights of Unity)

    In today’s episode we get to speak with Jen Barth, the founder and director of a non-profit organization located in Boise, Idaho and serving the women of the Treasure Valley. Jen has an amazing heart for the women in her city and through events, small groups and involvement in the […]

  • 05: Five Tips for staying healthy during the busy Event Season [BONUS]

    The levels of stress an event professional goes through are pretty incredible. CareerCast made event planning the 4th most stressful job of the year. 4th most stressful, right after Airline Pilots, Police officers and broadcasters. I mean, some days it feels like I’m landing the plane […]

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

    I come to you today to have a conversation about Best Practices for Sound, Video, Graphics and Lighting for Events because rarely would you plan an event these days that doesn't require the use of some form of AV and Lighting. I won’t dive too deep into Sound as I did during my last […]

  • 03: The makings of good Sound for meetings and events

    In the spirit of understanding each other better, let’s start with the importance of good event sound in a venue for meetings and events, the equipment that you should have at a minimum and what are some of the common problems when it comes to sound. So here’s a true fact that many of […]

  • S1_02: Why is AV so important for events? ft Anca Trifan (Tree-fan Events)

     If this is your first time listening to this Podcast, my hope is that you will walk away after this episode with some relevant and helpful information regarding the audio-visual and lighting technology side of events to empower you and give you some inside tech knowledge that will make […]

  • S1_01: Introductions - Who is Anca Trifan, CMP (aka Tree-Fan Events)?

     I can’t believe that weeks and months of planning and strategizing have led to my very first podcast! I’m super excited to be bringing this content to you! My goal and desire over the years have always been to empower you: the event planners, the event coordinators, the executive […]

  • 00: PROMO 2022 - Events: demystified Podcast

    A veteran woman in event productions demystifying the Audio-Visual, Lighting, Technology, and Production behind In-Person, Virtual, and/or Hybrid Events. In each episode, we will share our hard-earned insightful tips, tricks, and tactics that will help you plan and execute successful […]