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Join your host, 30-year Events Industry Veteran, Terri Walters as she talks with a diverse crew who live, eat and breathe Live Events.

Terri is Founder and CEO of Moonfish Production, a media and live event production company.  A Technical Producer, Events Consultant and Show Caller, she considers herself just techie enough to be dangerous.

May 21, 2020

David Landgraf is a storyteller, and if you have an event, he wants to tell your story. In this episode, we discuss the importance of getting those stories right. We also discuss the unique ability to see the details while not losing site of the big picture, staging in NYC, and we wrap with a topic near and dear to David’s heart: Sustainability.


David’s “4 E’s” – Excite, Empower, Educate and Entertain

Our newly-created “hashtags on the fly” – #Community, #EventsUnite, #DetoxToRetox


Organizations we discussed regarding sustainability:

City Harvest NYC:

God’s Love We Deliver:


Organizations that support Event Planners:

MPI (Meeting Planners International):

ILEA (International Live Events Association:


David Landgraf

Make It Happen Management


Twitter: @makeithappenmgm





Terri Walters:

Twitter: @TerriLWalters




Event Yak:


Facebook: @TheEventYak



Moonfish Production, Ltd.:


Facebook: @MoonfishCreative



Episode 8 By the Numbers:

00:00 | Terri Walters

Meet, storyteller extraordinaire, David Landgraf: CEO and Founder, Make It Happen Management.


03:58 | David Landgraf

A silver lining emerges from the shutdown … enter Chill & Connect.

The keys to event success: The FOUR E’s: Excite, Empower, Educate and Entertain.


08:18 | Terri Walters

What does MAKE IT HAPPEN mean to you?


10:22 | David Landgraf  

How David’s former spy life created a solid foundation to springboard into creating exciting and engaging events.


13:29 | Terri Walters



15:56 | David Landgraf

On telling the client’s story.


16:53 | Terri Walters / David Landgraf

What are some of the challenges of staging in NEW YORK?


21:57| David Landgraf

The ultimate wedding planning story.


26:46 | Terri Walters

What surprises you? What’s your creative process? How and where do you find inspiration?


33:25| David Landgraf

On mentoring, nurturing minds and giving back to the industry and to the community.