May 28, 2020
In this episode, I speak with long-time friend, Bruce Wood of Hi-Tech Staffing in Louisville. We discuss the challenges COVID-19 is throwing at the technical people in the Events Biz, the power of word-of-mouth advertising, work ethics, the importance of treating people right, and being ready when the live events world starts up again.
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Episode 9 By the Numbers:
00:00 | Terri Walters
Meet, Bruce Wood: Founder & Owner, Hi-Tech Staffing.
06:05 | Bruce Wood
An epiphany! The seed is planted for a new endeavor in the heartland – local labor and production management for screen & stage productions.
11:03 | Bruce Wood
Treating clients like individuals, assessing their needs and managing all the moving parts.
14:08 | Terri Walters
How do clients find you? Discussing the power of word-of-mouth.
15:42 | Terri Walters / Bruce Wood
Managing the TECH for Hi-Tech Staffing, and sourcing staff to make a show run flawlessly.
17:44 | Bruce Wood
Hi-Tech’s claim to fame – vetting staff.
22:24 | Terri Walters / Bruce Wood
On working both sides of the equation – as a vendor and an employer. The power of pre-production, being prepared and, ultimately, taking a leap of faith.
27:29| Terri Walters / Bruce Wood
How has COVID-19 impacted the live events industry? What are customers, labor and business leaders saying about a path to recovery? How is the industry moving to digital? What do home-studios look like? Where do we go from here?
33:08| Terri Walters / Bruce Wood
How do we replace LIVE? What’s the evolution? The importance of staying active and creative during this massive disruption in the industry.
40:17| Bruce Wood
On taking the pulse of the hi-tech community, staying ready, and the evolving labor and client pools.
48:10| Happy National Craft Distillery Day from Louisville!