In today’s episode, I am joined by John Pistotti who has managed complex events logistics at hotels, universities, convention centers, and outdoor venues. His humble beginnings in the field of hospitality started when he joined the banquets team at the Playboy Mansion. This has led him to many experiences as a technical director which serve as his learning curve to attain the success that he has. John has been passionate about helping with powerful experiences and events.
As we dive deeper into our conversation, John shares how small growth can lead you to success and we also discussed the importance of knowing what your audience truly needs when creating successful experiences and events. In this episode, John also breaks down the full value proposition of digital, virtual, and hybrid events. He gave a lot of insight in this episode which will surely make you realize how to appreciate each step along your career and experience creation journey.
Tune in to this jam-packed episode and hear exactly how “small steps” can lead to “big milestones”.
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Recently I had the pleasure of visiting Mérida and Puerto Morelos, Mexico. Listen in as I discuss a trip that started as a girls' trip and ended as a solo work retreat. Reflecting back on this trip reminds me of the song "Happy" by Pharrell. You can listen on the show's spotify playlist. Watch the visual episode on YouTube to see photos and video from the experience. Follow the show on Instagram Follow Deanna on Instagram Show Website ...
Career breaks have been such a taboo subject for so many years and today you’ll know why it’s a beautiful thing. In this episode, I’m joined by Katrina McGhee who is a career break and sabbatical coach and expert. She helps individuals create the break of their dreams even when it feels impossible. The main goal of Katrina is to provide a pathway to creating a life you celebrate, rather than “tolerate”. As we dive into the conversation, Katrina shares what she learned from stepping away from corporate America and how it changed her life. There are countless quotable moments in this episode that will surely help you re-evaluate your life goals. She talks about a myriad of topics from financial freedom to letting your desire be bigger than your fear. Tune in to this amazing episode and hear how Katrina changed her life by choosing herself. Follow Katrina McGhee on LinkedIn and Facebook You can also find Katrina at https://www.kmcgheecoaching.com/ You can listen to Katrina’s song selection on the show's Spotify playlist. Join the Experience Junkies Discord to talk directly to Deanna, show guests and other listeners! Watch the visual episode on YouTube to see photos from Katrina’s experience! Follow the show on Instagram Follow Deanna on Instagram Intro music by John Yasutis ...
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 ...