Tech Talk Titans: 5 Industry Podcasts You Should Be Following

Everyone knows that the best way to succeed in any industry is to stay up to date on news and trends. But in a world of instant news and ever-evolving technology, it’s almost impossible to keep up. Fret not my zealous friends! Webinars and podcasts are the easiest way to get your daily dose of know-how without breaking your daily routine. Whether your Friday staff meetings are centered around the computer screen or you listen while getting it in on the treadmill, these podcasts for event planning and management are a sure fire way to stay in the know like a BOSS!

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Sing Up 4
SignUp4 was started in 1996 by a team of meetings management and software development experts in Atlanta. The event management company designs, develops, and delivers cost-effective event management tools for corporate meeting planners, travel planners and event management agencies. Their content ranges from strategic meetings management to social media event management. The even have a series on sustainable meetings. Subscribe to this podcast and soon you’ll be a clean, green, meeting machine!

 

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The Event Alley Show
With a weekly show, the Event Alley Show (available on iTunes) crosses into talk show territory. Every Wednesday, listeners can tune in to hear experts Lindsey Rosenthal, Tahira Endean and Brandt Krueger talk about new exciting tools for event planners, talk to leading authorities interviewed on air, discuss news stories affecting the industry, and give opinions on topics important to the community. Fans can even call in to have their questions answered or join the conversation using the #EventAlley hashtag on Twitter.

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Grass Shack Events and Media
Founded in 2002, Grass Shack is a full-service corporate event planning and production company geared to handle projects of any size. The company handles the full scope of event planning from conception to completion. Their award-winning pod casts cover the meetings and events industry, industry leaders, new event technologies, and has a focus on education and audience engagement. You can find Meeting Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, and other mobile listening applications.

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Venues Today
Venues Today is the world’s leading publication for venue managers. They publish a monthly magazine, along with the weekly VT Pulse email newsletter, and two directories (the Fairs and Festivals Resource Guide and the International Venues Resource Guide). They co-host the Sport, Entertainment and Venues Tomorrow conference in conjunction with the University of South Carolina, Columbia. The free Podcast is available on iTunes.

 

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The Planner’s Planner Podcast for Event Planning Professionals
This podcast, presented by Toby Goodman & James Eager from Metropolis Productions, is for top event professionals and anyone interested in event planning, who wish to share real world experiences and cutting edge ideas. They discuss everything from corporate parties to weddings, fashion shows to sports events, and concerts to product launches. It’s not just for event planners and managers but anyone who works in events – photographers to caterers, production companies to ticket vendors, artists/performers/promoters to record companies.

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