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Inside The Greenroom With PV3

Stages are the most powerful way to increase your revenue and impact. Each Thursday, join me, PV3 – Pete Vargas III “the Stage Whisperer” inside my personal Greenroom. If you’re an Event Producer or run events of any type – we show you what Event Producers are doing to uplevel their events in every way.

If you’re a speaker or are wanting to explore speaking, in every episode we take you inside of the mind of the folks who control the stage to learn cutting edge strategies and tactics so that you can get inside THEIR greenroom.

Whether you’re a speaker, business owner, entrepreneur, coach, author or if you are a Meeting Planner/Event Producer who hosts events, conferences, or online events, then this podcast a “must listen.”

67. How To Keep Growing In 2020 and Beyond with Meredith Viguers and Mo Bunnell

Inside The Greenroom With PV3

  • 100 views
  • 8 months ago
  • 52:48

Welcome the owner of Mpowered You Meredith Viguers and the founder of Bunnell Idea Group Mo Bunnell Inside the Greenroom!    Join us as Meredith and Mo give the key insight you need on how you can grow your business while leveraging your time, partnering with your team in a new way, and how to foster the entrepreneurial spirit within a large organization.   Whether you’re a large business that’s looking to go to the next level or a solopreneur that is wanting to build a dream team, Mo and Meredith show us just how easy it can be. Learn how to strengthen relationships, empower your employees, and upgrade your systems to expand your impact and influence.    BONUS: Listen to the end to hear about the FREE gifts  Mo and Meredith have for you. Here’s what we cover:   How Meredith moved from corporate to owning her own company How to build your Dream Team Hiring for skill VS. Hiring for value 3 levels of growth for your business Partnering with your clients with speaking  How to build systems to grow your small business Finding opportunity in crisis Being an entrepreneur in a corporate setting How to find success during COVID Speakers finding more opportunities to speak What event planners need to be thinking of right now How doubling down on relationships can make you stronger in the long run Finding ways to present physically in a socially distant time And much more!   LINKS:   Connect with Meredith:   Website: mpoweredyou.com Speaker Kit: PDF Here Insta: @MpoweredYou  Twitter: @MpoweredYou LinkedIn:@MpoweredYou     Connect with Mo:  Get Mo’s marquee video-based training at no charge. It teaches sound Business Development Habits that help professionals grow their relationships, their book of business, and their career. It’s perfect for client-facing roles at professional service companies and service-based organizations.   Sign up at bdhabits.com    BONUS: If you put on events, Mo is happy to provide a gratis signature talk for groups that can sign up 50 or more people for the program.    Website: www.bunnellideagroup.com or www.bunnellideagroup.com/speaking   Homepage/website for us is here: www.bunnellideagroup.com Twitter: @mobunnell Podcast: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/real-relationships-real-revenue-video-edition LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/mobunnell/        Connect with Blair: blair@advanceyourreach.com    Connect with us: Facebook: ​​www.facebook.com/advanceyourreach Website:​​ advanceyourreach.com Email​: ​info@insidethegreenroompodcast.com Learn More About our Stage Agency:  elitespeakersagency.com stageagency@advancyourreach.com Episode Minute By Minute: 0:02 What to expect today 2:15 Meet Mo and Meredith  4:55 How Meredith started to serve entrepreneurs  8:27 How Mo started to serve entrepreneurs 11:01 Tips for building a winning team 13:42 Mo’s three levels of growth  16:10 How Meredith leveraged speaking to grow her business 19:37 Tips for growing your career within an organization 21:29 An overview of the snowball system 24:26 Businesses can’t grow past the owner 28:55 How Mo helped his clients pivot in the pandemic  34:25 How Meredith has kept growing 39:51 How to stop being overwhelming and start creating 44:20 Doing something physical during virtual events 47:18 Mo and Meredith’s  gift for you More About Meredith: Meredith Viguers was born and raised in St Petersburg, FL, and relocated to Central Texas when her husband Jonathan received orders from the Army to Fort Hood. After years in the Insurance, Banking, and Real Estate world, she was ready to take a huge risk, and start her own business. She is the Owner of the Award Winning Central Texas catering company Let Us Do The Cooking and a Certified John Maxwell Speaker, Trainer, and Coach. Meredith’s years of experience in the Corporate and Customer Service world have led her to become passionate about empowering others to discover, believe in, and act on their full potential. That passion had led to her most recent endeavor with the start of Mpowered You. She equips Entrepreneurs to smash through the ceiling of their limiting beliefs and develop the right team to put systems and processes in place that allow them to grow more profitably with less of their own time.   More about Mo:  Mo Bunnell helps complex organizations grow by scaling business development skills across their organizations and creating a growth-oriented culture. He’s the author of The Snowball System, the host of the video podcast Real Relationships Real Revenue, and the founder of Bunnell Idea Group (BIG), who has trained over 15,000 seller-experts at over 400 clients, all over the world. BIG’s clients have used Mo and his team’s GrowBIG® training to give their experts a system for growth that creates ravings fans, gives a comprehensive business development framework, and is, dare we say, is fun to use. Mo started out his career as an expert himself, passing all the actuarial exams to earn their highest designation: Fellow of the Society of Actuaries. Today, Mo gets most excited working with BIG’s clients that usually fall into two camps: professional service firms like BCG, King & Spalding, and Sotheby’s and service-based companies like Aetna, Constellation Energy, and TransUnion. Mo lives in Atlanta with his wife of nearly 30 years, his two daughters (when they’re home from college), and their miniature donkey, Louie Hamilton.

66. How an Emcee can Save and Uplevel Your Next Event with jimmy nelson

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  • 110 views
  • 8 months ago
  • 56:52

Today we welcome high-performance business coach, emcee, and keynote speaker Jimmy Nelson Inside the Greenroom!  In show business, they say there are no small parts. This is a mindset that Jimmy Nelson represents well. After years of acting and living as a stage performer, Jimmy is now one of the most recognizable Emcees in the events industry. Join Blair Bryant Nicoles as he talks with Jimmy about the impact that a good emcee can have on your virtual or live event. You will also hear how to make your story have the most impact, and how to keep the audience engaged throughout your events.   This energetic interview will leave you motivated and give you the power to bring your true self to any stage!    Here’s what we cover: How Jimmy went from performing to speaking  One of the most amazing marketing tools in the world Moving from unconscious confidence to conscious confidence How to keep energy moving during a virtual event How to project your authentic self on stage Give yourself permission to be yourself! Why emcees are an integral part of your events How your audience can co-create your next event Why vulnerability brings more engagement What happens when you let your audience know they are valued Why every speaker and emcee needs to priorities physical fitness And much more!   LINKS:   Connect with Jimmy: Facebook: www.facebook.com/jimmyhaysnelson Twitter: twitter.com/thecoachjimmy Insta: www.instagram.com/thecoachjimmy LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/jimmyhaysnelson Website: thecoachjimmy.com Connect with Blair: blair@advanceyourreach.com    Connect with us: Facebook: ​​www.facebook.com/advanceyourreach Facebook for Event Owners: https://www.facebook.com/groups/484956538954775/?ref=bookmarks Website:​​ advanceyourreach.com Email​: ​info@insidethegreenroompodcast.com Learn More About our Stage Agency:  www.advanceyourreach.com/stage-agency stageagency@advancyourreach.com   Influential Speakers in Jimmy’s life:    TD Jakes Steven Furtick   Episode Minute By Minute: 0:02 What to expect today 2:39 Meet Jimmy 4:09 How Jimmy got started in events 8:50 It is okay to pursue what’s in your heart 13:08 Jimmy’s first business venture 17:27 How Jimmy started to master his craft 21:09 How Jimmy’s training in theater advanced his emcee career 26:28 The two mains roles of an emcee  34:20 How virtual stages have led to more connections 38:59 How to be more authentic on stage 48:42 How physical fitness plays into being successful on stage 53:40 Who Jimmy watches to make himself better More About Jimmy: Jimmy Hays Nelson, aka Coach Jimmy, has been a high-performance business coach for over a decade. Jimmy's unique skill is helping his clients to seamlessly connect their personal stories to their product or service, creating a strong "know, like, and trust factor." Using his 20+ years of experience as a stage and film performer, he crafted his own personal story to create a 7-figure business. Now he dedicates his life to helping professionals craft their own stories to attract and impact the lives of their ideal audiences. He is a sought after keynote speaker, emcee, and event host, now honing his expertise as a virtual emcee as well. As Coach Jimmy says, "Tell a story, change the world."

64. Be Built for Winter: Emotionally, Physically, and Mentally

Inside The Greenroom With PV3

  • 140 views
  • 9 months ago
  • 29:57

Give a big welcome to the owner of Fit Body Bootcamp, and self-made powerhouse entrepreneur Bedros Keuilian to Inside the Greenroom!   Learn from Bedros as he talks about what he calls the “American Dream and Immigrant Edge”  and how he moved from rags to riches after leaving the soviet union for the United States.  During Bedros career he as has generated millions in revenue just by following these three rules throughout his life:   Don’t be allergic to hard work Serve people by being a solution to their problem Get really good at one area of your life at a time   In this episode, learn how to implement these three rules in your own life and gain insight on the key categories in your life to create success not only professionally but personally. If you’re a speaker, entrepreneur, or meeting planner you’ll be encouraged with this incredible story on how strengthening the categories of your life and increase your overall impact.  PS: If you feel like 2020 hasn’t been your year, Bedros defines failure and winning to uplevel your mindset so you can continue to be motivated, increase your stamina, and create new opportunities and experiences for people. Increase your physical fitness to expand and upgrade your mental, emotional, and even spiritual capacity. His wisdom can help you finish this year strong and turn your situations around.  Here’s what we cover:   What we can miss in the absence of discipline and routine What the four F’s of life are How to find your purpose in life How to start every day with a win How to transform your life Ensure you make an impact for generations Creating a routine that set you up for success How Bedros gets results for his clients every time How to find success in every area of your life How to respond instead of react What Bedros is focusing on now The best advice Bedros’s dad ever gave him   And much more!     LINKS:   Connect with Bedros: Website: bedroskeuilian.com   Join Rise Up World: www.facebook.com/groups/riseupchallenge20   Connect with Blair: blair@advanceyourreach.com    Connect with us: Facebook: ​​www.facebook.com/advanceyourreach Website:​​ advanceyourreach.com Email​: ​info@insidethegreenroompodcast.com   Influential Speakers in Bedros’ life:  Tony Robbins   Episode Minute By Minute: 0:02 What to expect today 1:32 What Rise Up World is all about 4:52 Welcome Bedros 5:26 A look into Bedros story 9:00 What we can learn from dogs 10:33 How to find your purpose 13:31 Life comes in phases 15:04 Creating routines that upgrade all areas of life 16:50 Do the hardest thing first 18:19 Do one thing at a time 19:56 What Bedros is focusing on now 23:25 Being built for winter 26:57 What to do when things go wrong 27:56 Pete’s biggest takeaway 28:12 How you do one thing is how you do everything   More About Bedros:   Bedros teaches, mentors, and leads through “in-the-trenches” personal experience. With ownership and equity in several multi-million dollar generating businesses in digital marketing, subscription software, franchising, health education, and business consulting Bedros believes in coaching through first-hand experience, not by theory. He draws all of his coaching knowledge and training from his years of “trial by fire” experience that has enabled him to build his empire. Bedros Keuilian has been featured and quoted in publications such as Forbes, Inc Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, Home Business Magazine, The Native Society, YoungUpstarts.com, Franchising USA, RadioMD, Active, the Huffington Post, About.com, ChiefExecutive.net, Dr. Oz, The Good Life, CBS Small Business, and several international business publications worldwide. Bedros is a huge believer in “paying it forward” and challenges himself and his clients to pay it forward by donating to Shriners Hospitals for Children and helping out our military veterans by contributing to organizations like the Lone Survivor Foundation, by sponsoring the Patriot Tour, and by providing career support for our veterans through his own companies.

63. How He Sold $1.1 Million In One Stage Pitch with Ray Higdon

Inside The Greenroom With PV3

  • 220 views
  • 9 months ago
  • 51:27

Welcome, Best Selling author, keynote speaker, and network marketing trainer Ray Higdon Inside the Greenroom!  In today’s episode, you’ll hear how Ray moved from the corporate world to real estate into one of the biggest network marketing trainers in the industry. Learn just how Ray has helped hundreds of clients make multi-figure incomes while also upgrading their social media presence and delivering to their target audience year-round. Whether you’re a speaker, entrepreneur, or meeting planner, you’ll want this key insight on how you can rise above the fear and expectation of rejection to a mindset of power that you can work from.  With passive and active marketing strategies, you’ll learn how to grow your audience, and bring clients TO YOU!  Speakers and entrepreneurs, you’ll learn practical strategies on how to grow your influence with your audience on social media, making measurable mindset growth and impact not only for you but for meeting planners too while also creating a massive change in revenue.  Meeting planners listen up as you hear how you can spot the speakers who will bring in more revenue, audience, and impact into your event, whether digital or live. Also, the massive impact of year-round content to increase your brand, growth, and ROI.  Don’t miss out on how to upgrade your social media game and grow your business today! Act Now to Claim your Ticket to Ray’s event coming up RankMakersLive October 8-10th. This is a 3 day highly-interactive event! This is a one of a kind virtual experience. Plus gain instant access to 3 amazing bonuses when you join.   You Can Get All The Details Here. rankmakerslive.com   Here’s what we cover: Ray’s transition from corporate America into network marketing How overcoming your fear leads to growth and new opportunities. Taking inventory on your day to day operations How “Going for ‘No’ “ increased his business Mindset, Discipline and Self Improvement through education How you can be passive or active in growing your business What Education and information marketing is and how its the most valuable marketing you can do How ILT (Invest, Learn, Teach) is the best method to enrich your life and gain influence in your industry How to gain ROI for speakers How mastering giving value year-round can increase your ROI on one time pitches How Ray increased his business during the pandemic And much more!   LINKS: Connect with Ray Higdon: Website: www.Higdongroup.com SM: @rayhigdon Email: ray@higdongroup.com   Rank Makers Live Social Media Super Summit: We’ve attended a fair share of “virtual events” in the past... Most of them turn out to be “talking-head webinars. And don’t get me wrong, some of them are great! But, when we heard what Ray and Jessica Higdon were up to when they turned their Rank Makers LIVE event virtual, we KNEW this was going to be different. They have this crazy studio rented out with tons of screens that will be broadcasting hundreds of attendees at once making the “virtual event” literally feel like we’re all together in our homes. It sounds like a blast. What’s in store is 3-days of having the most fun you’ve ever had on a virtual event AT HOME. You Can Get All The Details Here. rankmakerslive.com Connect with Blair: blair@advanceyourreach.com  Connect with us: Facebook: ​​www.facebook.com/advanceyourreach Website:​​ advanceyourreach.com Email​: ​info@insidethegreenroompodcast.com Learn More About our Stage Agency:  www.advanceyourreach.com/stage-agency stageagency@advancyourreach.com Influential Speakers in Ray life:  Marshall Sylver Les Brown Tony Robbins Episode Minute By Minute: 0:28 Meet Ray 1:27 How Ray got into network marketing 8:22 When Ray spoke for Russel Brunson 13:06 The most innovative names in Network Marketing 14:46 What makes successful network marketers 20:00 How to become un-rejectable 24:31 The two main ways to build a business 35:43 How Ray became a master speaker 39:22 How do you treat your tribe? 47:52 The speakers who have impacted Ray the most   More About Ray: Ray Higdon started in corporate America but quickly realized he was missing out on the most important thing in his life, family. A father of 4, he decided to make a change which led him to a network marketing company where he became the number one earner. Today he is a network marketing trainer, keynote speaker, and best selling author. In addition, he co-hosts the “Meet the Higdons” podcast with his wife, Jessica. Their company has been named to the Inc 5000 list as one of the fastest-growing companies in the United States. Your audience wants to feel better about their journey. They want to increase their success, prove doubters wrong, make a bigger difference in the world, travel more, and enjoy life overall. There are so many different ways to reach new team members and customers, and it can be confusing and overwhelming, leaving Network Marketers not knowing which way to turn and with no strategy or framework to follow. Ray’s step-by-step social media strategies will leave your audience ready to take action from their seats. The ease of Ray’s system ignites the passion for Network Marketers to grow their business with more ease and less frustration.

62. How This Stage Strategy Took Her From Secretary To Seven Figures

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  • 140 views
  • 9 months ago
  • 45:31

Today we welcome keynote speaker, NY Times Bestseller,  Multi 7-figure CEO, and all-around Boss of business, Suzanne Evans Inside The Greenroom!  Suzanne is known as the “tell-it-like-is,” no fluff boss of business building,” and she truly lives up to the name. In this episode, Suzanne gets real and honest about the steps she took to go from secretary to 7-figure CEO.  Do you want to know what her #1 strategy was? You guessed it…stages!  If you want to take your speaking game to the next level, listen in as Suzanne shares the importance of focusing on the psychology of virtual events, how to battle zoom fatigue, how to get people to stay present, and avoid multitasking, and so much more.  Meeting planners, get ready to take notes while you learn the unique ways that Suzanne handles revenue-splits, speaking with no honorarium, and how she implements multi-sensory experiences at her virtual events.  This episode is jammed packed with tips and strategies you can start implementing at any stage in your business.    Here’s what we cover: The business aspect of the arts and entertainment industry The unique way Susan generated her first 6-figures The only strategy more powerful than paid ads How many events happen in America every day How waving your keynote fee can lead to bigger stage offer conversions. The four factors that makeup a winning freemium Moving your events from information to “Edutainment” How a free keynote generates almost 200K Increasing the sensory experience of your virtual event The opportunities for parents in the speaking world The power of repurposing your content from a virtual event Creating balance and health while pivoting and staying at the cutting edge Why you can’t translate your in-person talk to zoom, and navigating how to adjust   LINKS:   Connect with Suzanne Evans: Website: www.driveinc.com Email: suzanne@inc.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/thedriveninc Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheDrivenInc All ISTGR Listeners Get a Discount for the Upcoming “Take The Stage” Virtual Event happening November 18th - 20th! (2020 only) Go to drivenwithpete.com to register.    Connect with Blair: blair@advanceyourreach.com    Connect with us: Facebook: ​​www.facebook.com/advanceyourreach Website:​​ advanceyourreach.com Email​: ​info@insidethegreenroompodcast.com   Learn More About our Stage Agency:  www.advanceyourreach.com/stage-agency stageagency@advancyourreach.com   Influential Speakers in Suzanne’s life:  Larry Wingham TD Jakes   Episode Minute By Minute: 0:27 Get to know Suzanne 1:42 Suzanne’s journey into entrepreneurship 7:15 How Suzanne got your first clients 9:40 Be willing to do anything 12:38 When Suzanne began to scale 16:20 How Suzanne found her ideal audience 20:05 How Suzanne started crafting offers for stages 23:09 The best free offers to sell from stage 28:53 Bringing the sensory experience of a live stage to a virtual one 36:02 The opportunities for parents in the speaking world 41:59 The speakers who have impacted Suzanne the most More About Ray: Suzanne Evans is a NY Times Best Selling Author that went from secretary to multi seven-figure CEO in just three years. She is known as the “tell-it-like-is”, no fluff boss of business building. Her work blends business, strategy, lifestyle, and storytelling in a way that allows people to build businesses that shape the world to be a better place.  Along her journey, she has hit the Inc 500/5000 for five straight years, been featured in Forbes, won countless business awards, and wrangled a toddler to almost being civilized.

61. A Digital Futurist's Insight to The Event World with Brian Fanzo

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  • 130 views
  • 9 months ago
  • 52:04

Welcome to inside the Greenroom, today we talk to the founder of iSocialFans, digital futurist and keynote speaker, Brian Fanzo! During this fascinating conversation, we talk about what it means to be a “Digital Futurist” and how Brian became successful without committing to a niche. Brian also has the key insights on the importance of a virtual MC, building trust, and how you can upgrade your event with some tips and tricks with the technology you use!   Speakers you will be getting key info on how often to update and change your speeches, speaking the language of the audience, and the questions Brian asks BEFORE getting on stage.  For meeting planners, you’ll get some insight into how you can build trust for both virtual and live events, interactive presentations, and how you can hold attention for your speakers.    This episode is for any who wants to learn more about: Why you should have a good MC especially for multiple-day virtual events We are missing the “The Co-Consumption of content”  The Host/MC is the connective tissue, and how they can leverage the virtual stage Finding the synergy between humanity & technology  Future generations and how to connect with them Understanding new innovations and when to use them How to build trust both virtual and live events Tips and tricks for technology tools  How to enhance the platform you are speaking on WITHOUT increasing the costs of the event    And much more!     LINKS:   Connect with Brian: Website: brianfanzo.com Facebook www.facebook.com/BrianFanzoSpeaker LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/brianfanzo Insta: @brianfanzospeaker Twitter:  www.twitter.com/isocialfanz YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCdxEsx0uVxn8-EGDUNwNmsw/ Podcast: brianfanzo.com/interview/   Connect with Blair: blair@advanceyourreach.com    Connect with us: Facebook: ​​www.facebook.com/advanceyourreach Website:​​ advanceyourreach.com Email​: ​info@insidethegreenroompodcast.com   Learn More About our Stage Agency:  www.advanceyourreach.com/stage-agency stageagency@advancyourreach.com   Episode Minute By Minute: 0:28 Meet Brian 1:37 How Brian got into the event world 3:36 Why no stage will scare Brian again 8:27 What being a digital futurist means 17:18 The one thing that most successful speakers do 23:57 When Brian missed the mark 27:07 Brians tips of online presentations 39:27 Why the roll of an MC is so important 47:46 The speakers that have impacted Brian the most   More About Brian: Brian Fanzo is a digital futurist keynote speaker who translates the trends of tomorrow to inspire change today. His customized and personalized programs showcase real-world stories and examples of forward-thinking people and businesses. He teaches companies of all sizes how to leverage technology in real-time in order to engage their customers at the right time. Brian has a gift for bringing people together online and offline. He has worked in 76 countries, highlighting his passion for change, collaboration, and technology. At age 14, Brian won a speed typing contest, and his love for computers and technology was born. After years of playing The Oregon Trail, creating in Adobe Pagemaker, and using Napster, Brian earned a Computer Science degree. Prior to speaking, he worked for nine years at the Department of Defense where he managed a global team that deployed collaboration and cybersecurity solutions across all branches of the military – which required him to maintain the highest civilian security clearance. He then pursued his dream job as a technology evangelist for a booming cloud-computing startup, helping companies embrace the rate of change and new ways to innovate. Brian is currently the Founder of iSocialFanz, which has helped launch digital and influencer strategies with the world’s most iconic brands like Dell, EMC, Adobe, IBM, UFC, Applebee’s, and SAP. Brian has been recognized as a Top 20 Digital Transformation Influencer; a Top 50 Most-Mentioned User by CMOs on Twitter, and a Top 25 Social Business Leader of the Future by The Economist. His followers on social media and podcast downloads rank in the hundreds of thousands, resulting in Brian being an influencer for 19 of the Fortune 100 companies.