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You love events. We love events. Welcome to GatherGeeks, a place where people passionate about the power of live experiences 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 16, 2019

Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik
Guest: Lynne Wellish

In this episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash C.E.O. David Adler and editor in chief Beth Kormanik hear from Lynne Wellish, a consultant and speaker for the hospitality industry. Wellish explains the idea of the "hidden planner"—a.k.a, administrative and HR professionals charged with producing internal company events such as holiday parties and board meetings. She shares practical tips on defining event goals, managing budgets, and dealing with C.E.O. requests; she also discusses why company holiday parties are worth the money, ways hidden planners can get the necessary event education, and strategies for creating gatherings that appeal to all employees.

Download or subscribe to the show at bizbash.com/gathergeeks. Running time: 37:08.