Apr 23, 2020
In this show I yak it up with Seattle-based Austin Beaver. We talk about the challenges of launching a new endeavor during a crisis, and how he thinks the events industry is going to roll out of this COVID thing. We discuss working both corporate and personal events for his clients, his current favorite productivity app, and we dip our toes into East Coast vs. West Coast approaches to production.
Founder – EXP Events
Co-Founder – Benchmark Shop
Owner – Benchmark Production
Company Website: https://www.expevents.com/
Austin’s App du jour: Trello: https://trello.com/en-US
Episode 4 By the Numbers:
00:00 | Terri Walters
From a West coast perspective, meet Austin Beaver: Benchmark Productions and EXP Events.
03:13 | Austin Beaver
On the evolution of his business model and his strategy for building a successful production company.
09:22 | Terri Walters
How do you “walk the line” when doing both corporate gigs and private estate events for the same executive? How do you transition between those two worlds?
16:00 | Austin Beaver
The creative space of the DJ World. Creating staging moments – setting yourself apart from the pack. How strong teams make the difference.
24:28 | Terri Walters
How do you talk with you clients about how & why to bring your core team on-site? How do you become a vendor-partner?
26:50 | Austin Beaver
On the importance of mentoring. Remembering it’s show-BUSINESS.
29:21 | Austin Beaver
Education clutter. Technology over-think. Live vs. “Zoom Live” delivery, and the boomerang effect on the future of the Live Events Industry.
34:25 | Terri Walters
What do you see as the roll-out plan for the Live Events Industry post COVID-19? Which segments of the industry might come back first? What will that look like? Will there be shake-out?
43:10 | Terri Walters
What’s the one gadget, app or process you can’t do without?
46:04 | Terri Walters
East Coast vs. West Coast personalities, mentalities, environs, and how to get the work done.