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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.

Sep 28, 2016

Hosts: Audrey Gallien and Brandt Krueger
Guests: David Adler, Howard Givner, Beth Kormanik, Adam Sloyer

Ever wonder how much other third-party planners charge? Or whether it’s better to charge a flat fee or by the hour, or even accept commissions? And why some planners confessed to not knowing how much they earn per event? In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, executive editor of BizBash, sit down with Howard Givner, executive director of the Event Leadership Institute (E.L.I.), and Adam Sloyer, owner of Sequence Events. They break down the institute’s “2016 Planner Pricing Report,” which revealed trends and surprises in how planners manage their businesses. Hosts Brandt Krueger and Audrey Gallien tune into the interview and talk about why flat fees are trending, how to elevate branding in a sea of high competition, the drawbacks of over-delivering, the age of client transparency, and more. For anyone from the third-party planner world—whether operating independently or as part of an agency—this episode is a must-listen to learn how to keep a business running.

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