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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 11, 2018

Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik

Guest: Carla McDonald


In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, speak with Carla McDonald, founder of entertainment website The Salonniere. McDonald discusses her annual list of the 100 best party hosts, sharing how the list came about, her selection criteria, and highlights from the 2018 list. She also explains why the need for human connection is greater than ever, what type of events are hot right now, the characteristics of a great event host, and why it's so hard to get people to R.S.V.P.


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Running time 38:09.