Production Value Matters: The Business Event Podcast
It’s simple, production value matters. In the B2B events space, the best way to ensure you will get that all-important return on your investment is to create an exceptional event experience. Brought to you by Byrne Production Services, this podcast aims to answer your burning questions on B2B event planning and management. Join us as we chat with leading industry experts who share their impressive experiences, unique approaches, and predictions for the future of B2B events.
Measuring Value in Your Events: Insights from Jodi Collen, Director of Meetings and Events at Great Clips
February 20, 2024 • 49 MIN
In this episode of Production Value Matters, host Matthew Byrne is joined by Jodi Collen, Director of Meetings and Events at Great Clips. Together, they explore the evolving events industry, how to define and measure value in events and the impact of technology.
Event Trends: Global DMC Pulse Survey Results with Catherine Chaulet
February 13, 2024 • 40 MIN
In this episode of Production Value Matters, host Matthew Byrne is joined by Catherine Chaulet, President and CEO of Global DMC Partners. They explore Global DMC’s Pulse Survey—a report on what is currently driving decisions in the global meetings and events industry—as well as the importance of measuring event success, managing costs, and navigating challenges.
Finding the Balance: Mental Health and the Events Sector with Deanna Vollmer
February 6, 2024 • 28 MIN
Welcome back to another episode of Production Value Matters with Matthew Byrne! This time, he’s joined by Dianna Vollmer, the current Director of Events and Customer Experience at Questex. Together they discuss the importance of finding a work-life balance in the events industry to prevent burnout and ensure you prioritize your own mental health.
The Zone of Genius in Event Planning with Mahoganey Jones
January 23, 2024 • 39 MIN
Welcome back to another episode of Production Value Matters with Matthew Byrne! This time, he’s joined by Mahoganey Jones, Founder and CEO of Event Specialists. Together, they discuss the rising importance of including impactful content at events, unpack the growing economic impact the events industry has, and explain why collaboration is the key to success.
The Debate: Navigating the Uncompensated Proposal Process with Leanne Calderwood and Mark Awad
January 9, 2024 • 59 MIN
In this episode of Production Value Matters, host Matthew Byrne is joined by not one but two guests for a special panel discussion. Both Leanne Calderwood, Trainer, Course Creator and Professional Speaker and Mark Awad, Director of Business Development at bb Blanc feature on this week's episode. Together they delve into the complicated world of valuing your creative services, providing actionable insights into how to challenge the uncompensated creative process and shift the industry norm of providing free services.
Building a Winning Event Team with Evan Babins
December 19, 2023 • 30 MIN
Welcome back to another episode of Production Value Matters with Matthew Byrne! This time, he’s joined by Evan Babins, Event Manager at Intuit. Together, they unpack the importance of trust in the event industry, outline how best to navigate the RFP process, and explain how best to deal with the challenges that come with managing vendors and client expectations.
Training Techniques For Events Excellence with Brianna Seidule
December 5, 2023 • 26 MIN
Welcome back to another episode of Production Value Matters with Matthew Byrne! This time, he’s joined by Brianna Seidule, former Event Marketing Manager at Aircall. Together, they delve into Brianna’s perfect formula for event excellency; learning from past mistakes in the industry; and why you should join online networks (especially if you’re an introvert).
The Power of Playfulness in Event Planning with Samantha Mele of The Creative Connoisseur
November 21, 2023 • 40 MIN
In this episode of Production Value Matters, host Matthew Byrne is joined by Samantha Mele, Founder of the Creative Connoisseur. Together, they delve into why you should embrace your playfulness when putting on events, and how Samantha navigates through resistance to her ideas.
Fostering Emotional Connections at Business Events: Advice from Matt Sweet
November 21, 2023 • 42 MIN
In this episode of Production Value Matters, host Matthew Byrne is joined by Matt Sweet, Manager of Events & Employee Engagement at Perseus Group, Constellation Software. Together, they get into the emotional impact of putting on events; the importance of fostering connections, and how to translate emotions into event elements.
How to Transform Conferences into Engaging Experiences with Liz Lathan
November 7, 2023 • 37 MIN
In this episode of Production Value Matters, host Matthew Byrne is joined by Liz Lathan, Co-Founder & CEO of The Community Factory, a Community as a Service (CaaS) solution for companies looking to drive pipeline and revenue through loyal, organic growth strategies. Together, they delve into the importance of building a community and a sense of belonging for everyone at events, and why audiences need to feel energized in order to learn!
Harnessing the Power of AI for Events with Nick Borelli
October 24, 2023 • 50 MIN
In this episode of Production Value Matters, host Matthew Byrne is joined by Nick Borelli, Marketing Director of Zenus. Together, they discuss the potential for leveraging AI in the meetings and events industry, delving into Nick’s involvement in the space, security considerations, and the existing use cases today.
Collecting Feedback, Aligning Metrics, and Rethinking Formats: Events Advice from Christi Yarnell
October 9, 2023 • 23 MIN
In this episode of Production Value Matters, host Matthew Byrne is joined by Christi Yarnell, Former Senior Events Marketing Manager for K16 Solutions. Together, they delve into the importance of understanding the purpose and goals of events for successful outcomes, sharing insights into how to align metrics, collect feedback, and rethink the traditional format models.