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No More Bad Events: Science, Serotonin, and Saving the Hotel Industry (ft. Michael Dominguez, President & CEO of Associated Luxury Hotels International)

This episode features one of the top experts in the meetings industry. Not only is Michael Dominguez, CHSE, President & CEO of Associated Luxury Hotels International(ALHI) – a global sales organization known for its exclusive membership of the world’s most distinguished, independently operated, or owned hotels and resorts – but he’s a science guy. A self-proclaimed tech geek.
And he loves mixing science with human nature to create the best environments for mental acuity, alertness, and collaboration.
And in this episode of No More Bad Events, Michael shares with us some highly effective scientific-based tools that can make a better event; simply because the scientific effect will make people plugged in and feel good.
From how the use of the color and brightness of light in a meeting room suppresses or increases melatonin and serotonin. To how… serving Vitamin D enriched foods, replenishes and repairs… To how plants restore the air … it’s fun, fascinating, and phenomenal stuff.
You can tune in here or wherever you find your favorite podcasts (link below).
No More Bad Events is produced and presented by, the premier full-service platform for event organizers, and sponsored by ImpactEleven, a comprehensive speaker support service. Thanks to Michael Dominguez for joining the conversation and Scott Bloom for being the podcast host.
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No More Bad Events: Cruising with Carina Baur – Part 2

Last week, the long-awaited IMEX America show rolled into Las Vegas. And we got very lucky. We snagged Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX as our featured guest on No More Bad Events.

In this episode (Part II of a two-part podcast), Carina gives us more insight into what went into building the architecture for this award-winning show. From the overarching show concept… which was grounded in nature… to integrating gender-neutral devices… Carina waxes prolific on the myriad of micro-moments that were designed to provide experiences and inspiration for producing nothing but the best events.

The interview is followed by a bonus segment of IMEX attendee interviews that you won’t want to miss.

#NoMoreBadEvents is produced and presented by eSpeakers, the premier full-service platform for event organizers, and sponsored by ImpactEleven, a comprehensive speaker support service.

IMEX 2022

Hello friends!

We just returned from the IMEX 2022 event in Las Vegas. If you’re unfamiliar with IMEX, it’s one of the largest conferences in the meetings industry. This year, the show attracted over 12,000 attendees — a 45 percent increase compared to last year. After spending the week at IMEX and talking with meeting professionals, it’s clear to us that business in the meetings industry is back and booming!

Attending IMEX helps us learn things about the meetings industry that we use to guide our own ship and that we use to help you, our speaker friends.

We took some notes on a few things we learned that we think you’ll find helpful in making intentional plans for growing your speaking business in 2023. Hot off the press, In no particular order, here they are:

No More Bad Events: Cruising with Carina Baur – Part 1

The IMEX America conference is next week in Las Vegas. I’ll be there and will report back with some industry insights. But to get you started, in our latest episode of No More Bad Events, we had Carina Bauer join us, CEO of the IMEX Group, organizers of trade shows for the international business events industry.

And according to Carina, her sole purpose as CEO is to help clients and partners make more profitable connections and create even better events.

In this episode (Part I of a two-part podcast), Carina sets the stage for the conference by reviewing the impact that the pandemic had on IMEX… how IMEX evolved as the pandemic subsided… and how she feels that next week’s show will be like a special homecoming for people from around the world… and from every sector of the meetings industry.

It’s a great interview and a great setup for “Carina Bauer, Part II,” a post-IMEX program that will include a bonus segment of IMEX attendee interviews.

No More Bad events podcast has launched!

No More Bad Events, is a podcast that event organizers will find insightful, funny, and downright useful. Executing great events is complicated, stressful, and hard, so don’t miss this great free resource for meeting professionals, no matter your experience level or the number of events you’ve planned.

Our podcast host, Scott Bloom, interviews some of the top performers in the meetings game. Marquee names like On each episode, host Scott Bloom interviews top performers in the meetings game. Marquee names like Michael Cerbelli, Sherri Wiseman, Erica Spoor, Danene Dustin, Michael Dominguez, and Daileah El Grazzar join Scott for can’t-miss episodes.

What can you expect? Each episode provides key insights to ensure your next event is met with rave reviews and resounding success:

  • An inside look into the world of flawless event execution, from locking in tech vendors to booking high-impact speakers to ensuring the cocktail hour goes off without a hitch
  • Proven event planning strategies, inside secrets, non-traditional approaches, and must-have tactics as shared by legendary event organizers and contributors
  • Unique and compelling stories from the most captivating personalities in the meetings game

Check out our first episode here, and subscribe to No More Bad Events on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or wherever you listen to your favorite shows.

The Mic Drop Podcast is Here

Don’t miss this great free resource for speakers at every level.

Mic Drop is our brand-new podcast in collaboration with 3RC. Our podcast host, Josh Linkner, interviews some of the top performers in the speaking game. Marquee names like Ryan EstisCassandra WorthyAlison LevinePeter SheahanEric Termuende, and Seth Mattison join Josh for can’t-miss episodes.

What can you expect? Every episode will be packed with value, including:

  • Proven business strategies used by the world’s top speakers and their managers
  • Practical and actionable approaches that will upgrade your career, whether you’re an absolute beginner or an established speaker
  • Unique and compelling stories from the most captivating personalities in the speaking game

Check out the show trailer here, and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts so you don’t miss out on this incredible free resource.

Let’s master the speaking business together, starting now!

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