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Welcome to GatherGeeks, the event industry podcast, where people passionate about the power of live experiences and events come together. Join host David Adler as he discusses the latest news and trends affecting event marketers, meeting strategists, nonprofit organizers, and everyone in between. This podcast by BizBash is the destination for information, innovation, and inspiration for anyone involved in planning events and meetings, from conferences, trade shows, and fund-raising galas to product launches, festivals, award shows, weddings, and birthdays.

Jun 26, 2017

Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik

Guest: Holly Peterson

In this episode of GatherGeeks, Beth Kormanik, executive editor of BizBash, and David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, hear from Holly Peterson, the TV producer, New York Times bestselling author, and consummate host. Peterson reveals the tricks she’s learned from regularly throwing large dinner parties, sharing her rules for cocktail hours, music, bar and table placement, name tags, and the role of a host. She delves into how she creates menus, buffets, and dessert stations; why she always has alcohol and meat on hand; and why anyone under 21 gets put to work refilling plates and drinks. Peterson also discusses her new novel, It Happens in the Hamptons, which explores class conflict in Southhampton, a playground for some of the world’s wealthiest people. This episode is a must-listen for anyone who wants to throw better dinner parties—or just better events in general.

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