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Making Waves In the Live Events Space with Stuart Ruff-Lyon

Making Waves at C-Level

Release Date: 06/18/2020

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Making Waves at C-Level

In this episode Thom Singer chats with Marcus Dickinson about how he helps companies be more profitable. Many companies have silos that do not communicate.  Once they know this, they can interview at three levels in the company to understand how the organization runs. They help companies implement better systems.

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This episode was originally recorded for the "Digital Enterprise Society Podcast" (another show hosted by Thom Singer).  In this conversation Thom talks with Dr Mary Kelly about how to set goals.  As we reach the end of 2020 looking to the new year is top of many people's mind.  This conversation will help you get real about how to set goals.

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Making Waves at C-Level

Episode 614 is an interview about interviews (does that remind anyone of the Seinfeld "Coffee Table Book About Coffee Tables"?).  In the world of virtual conferences and webinars, there are too many bad online seminars that are simply talking heads over PowerPoint.  For this reason Thom Singer and Eliz Greene created the "Webinar Talk Show" in April 2020 to showcase how great interviews make online content more engaging.

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Episode 613 of the “Making Waves at C-Level” podcast (formerly the “Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do” podcast) is co-produced in partnership with the Austin Technology Council, the largest tech industry organization in Central Texas. ATC empowers members through insights, resources, and connections so their members can succeed and thrive. This episode is an in-depth interview with Joyce Durst, co-founder and CEO of Growth Acceleration Partners (GAP).

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On episode 612 Thom Singer sits down with Nancy Whiteman to talk about her ten year experiences as the founder and CEO of the nations largest edible manufacturer.  The Cannabis industry is one of the fastest growing sectors, as more and more states legalize the sale of the different products that come from the plant. But being a new industry, to be successful you must make waves. A year in the business of cannabis is counted in dog years, so she metaphorically has 70 years worth of stories to share.

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This episode we look at choosing a lane. Diane Mulligan from M and C Communications joins the conversation on "Making Waves at C-Level" to talk about marketing.  She specializes in helping Cannabis Companies with their media communications and PR.  She is a specialist in "Brand Protection" and crisis planning, and has many years of experience helping companies in all areas master their public relations.

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As Chief Scientist at SiO2 Materials Science, Dr. Weikart is responsible for managing both internal and external R&D initiatives, including collaborative studies at domestic and international universities, customers and research organizations. He has oversight for the company’s innovation strategy and the development of new technologies to address customer-centric problems. Dr. Weikart works closely with SiO2’s Scientific Advisory Board and technical consultants for launching new technical initia

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Making Waves at C-Level

This interview was originally recorded for the "Digital Enterprise Society Podcast".  It is such an important topic, that Thom Singer decided to run it on "Making Waves at C-Level" also.  Virtual communication skills can make our break your career.  Business communication skills were important before COVID, but in the new virtual business world, people need to be great on camera.  When the boss is talking to you on Zoom, you had best look your best and know the technology. 

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On this episode of the "Making Waves at C-Level" podcast, Thom Singer sits down and talks with Amanda Russell.  She is the author of the new book "The Influencer Code".  In the conversation we hear her story as an early expert in the fitness industry on YouTube to being a professor at the University of Texas and Harvard.  

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This episode is a sit down chat with Matt Bennett, the founder of DREAMS AREN'T THIS GOOD.  DATG is a craft salsa and tortilla chip brand that's flying off grocery store shelves in the New York area, with plans to expand distribution into the rest of the country. 

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Episode 572 of "Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do" is an in-depth chat with Stuart Ruff-Lyon.  He is the VP of Events adn Exhibits for RIMS (Risk and Insurance Management Society) and the current chair of PCMA (the Professional Convention Management Association).  In both these roles he is seeing all that things that are happening in the world of live meetings, conventions, and other events.  There is a lot going on in this industry (the impact on the global GDP from live meetings is bigger than most people think).
 
About Stuart Ruff Lyons
 
Stuart Ruff-Lyon, CMP, DES is the Vice President of Events and Exhibitions at RIMS – the risk management society, where he oversees his association’s event portfolio and event sales initiatives. Stuart is passionate about the events industry, and he’s passionate about being a business event strategist. Currently, he is leading his team into the digital event world, and is excited about the new opportunities and challenges this endeavor will bring. Stuart is the chairman of the board for PCMA (Professional Convention Management Society), and is active on customer advisory boards for the cities of Chicago, Denver and San Francisco, as well as on the advisory board for Marriott.
 
 
About RIMS
 
As the preeminent organization dedicated to promoting the profession of risk management, RIMS, the risk management society®, is a global not-for-profit organization representing more than 3,500 industrial, service, nonprofit, charitable and government entities throughout the world. Founded in 1950, RIMS is committed to advancing risk management capabilities for organizational success, bringing networking, professional development and education opportunities to its membership of more than 10,000 risk management professionals who are located in more than 60 countries.
 
 
About PCMA
 
PCMA is the world’s largest, most respected and most recognized network of business events strategists. The business events industry is about more than business events. Because of professional experiences and personal connections, PCMA is in a unique position to transform the world economically and socially.  PCMA has 7,000 members and an audience of 50,000 across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. With 17 chapters and activities in 30 countries, they are the global leader in business events.
 
PCMA was founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as the Professional Convention Management Association and previously operated from Birmingham, Alabama. PCMA's annual signature event, CONVENING LEADERS, was first held in 1956, and PCMA formally incorporated as a non-profit in 1958.