Experience Junkies

Welcome to Experience Junkies! On this show, I highlight together meeting and event professionals, global travelers, jet-setters, and more to relive the moments we never want to forget. More importantly, we’ll attempt, as best we ...more

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November 23, 2021 00:38:03
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S1 Episode 4 - "When in Rome"

Today we sit down with Jen Salerno from The Room Block Podcast. Jen is a 20 year hospitality veteran but also an avid traveler both for work and play.  Listen is as Jen tells us about the epic trip she took with her husband to Europe and the takeaway lesson she learned about being respectful of other's homes, when away from her own.   Follow The Room Block Podcast on Instagram and LinkedIn. You can also find Jen on Instagram and LinkedIn. You can listen to Jen's song selection on the show's Spotify playlist. Watch the visual episode on YouTube to see photos from Jen's trip to Italy!  Follow the show on Instagram Follow Deanna on Instagram Intro music by John Yasutis ...

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3.5

November 11, 2021 00:01:26
S1 E3 Oasis - Curiosity

S1 E3 Oasis - Curiosity

Experience Junkies Oasis is a safe space for us to process our experiences and the emotions they elicit. After each full podcast episode, we'll stop by the Oasis to debrief what we've learned. The theme of Season 1 Episode 3 was - CURIOSITY. Take 90 seconds to affirm CURIOSITY in your life with me! Watch episode three on YouTube to see photos and video from the experience. Follow the show on Instagram Follow Deanna on Instagram Show Website Music by CaganCelik ...

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November 09, 2021 00:33:59
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S1 Episode 3 - Energy & Peace

On Episode 3 I caught up with my childhood friend Cynthia Harris, who is a multi-faceted moderator with over 15 years of experience in consumer insights and commercial innovation.  A culture-obsessed moderator with a depth of experience from both the client-side (former P&G, McCormick) and as an independent moderator, Cynthia brings her breadth of experiences to each research occasion.  She is an active member of the Qualitative Research Consultants Association (QRCA), Insights Association and WiRE.  Cynthia holds both an MBA (Marketing & Strategy) and a BA (Strategic Communications) from The Ohio State University. Join our discussion as we explore how she found a "Duality of Energy and Peace" in South Africa and how travel has inspired her to leave a legacy of curiosity. Follow 8:28 on Instagram and find Cynthia on LinkedIn. You can listen to Cynthia's song selection on the show's Spotify playlist. Watch the visual episode on YouTube to see photos from Cynthia's remote year and more!  Follow the show on Instagram Follow Deanna on Instagram Intro music by John Yasutis ...

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2.5

October 28, 2021 00:01:28
S1 E2 Oasis - Magic

S1 E2 Oasis - Magic

Experience Junkies Oasis is a safe space for us to process our experiences and the emotions they elicit. After each full podcast episode, we'll stop by the Oasis to debrief what we've learned. The theme of Season 1 Episode 2 was - MAGIC. Take 90 seconds to affirm MAGIC in your life with me! Watch episode one on YouTube to see photos and video from the experience. Follow the show on Instagram Follow Deanna on Instagram Show Website Music by John Yasutis ...

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October 26, 2021 00:53:37
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S1 Episode 2 - Backyard Magic

On Episode 2 I am joined by the lovely Ashley Lawson, who serves as the Vice President of Business Partnerships at Achieve Incentives & Meetings, a global meetings and travel incentive planning firm based in the Midwest. As the first of the third-generation at the family-owned company, a passion for building meaningful travel experiences is in her blood. Prior to joining the firm, Ashley spent a decade in Washington, DC focused on ending veteran homelessness in the Nation's Capital. There, she led Miriam’s Kitchen’s fundraising events and strategic partnerships with fortune 100 companies. Most recently, Ashley has become the meetings industry’s “Safe Travel Ambassador.” She has been living in a new country each month and experiencing first-hand how the world is responding to the pandemic and preparing for the return of travel and events. Engaging in more than 100 site visits in South and Central America, the Caribbean and Africa, Ashley gains critical insights and shares them with meetings professionals worldwide. With so many lessons learned as a Safe Travel Ambassador, she was eager to equip the events industry with the right tools for our safe return. She started a blog highlighting how event planners could navigate ever-changing international rules, shared the best practices she had experience in safety protocols, and provided step-by-step guidance to prepare event planners on how to lead safe events. Join our discussion as we dissect her safe travel ambassador experience while creating some "Backyard Magic" along the way. Follow Ashley and Achieve on Instagram.    You can listen to Ashley's song selection on the show's Spotify playlist. Watch the visual episode on YouTube to see photos from Ashley's year of travel!  Follow the show on ...

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1.5

October 14, 2021 00:01:35
S1 E1 Oasis - Freedom

S1 E1 Oasis - Freedom

Experience Junkies Oasis is a safe space for us to process our experiences and the emotions they elicit. After each full podcast episode, we'll stop by the Oasis to debrief what we've learned. The theme of Season 1 Episode 1 was - FREEDOM. Take 90 seconds to affirm FREEDOM in your life with me!   Watch episode one on YouTube to see photos and video from the experience. Follow the show on Instagram Follow Deanna on Instagram Show Website ...

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