If you are just getting started as a meeting planner, professional speaker, or involved in hospitality, one of the most important lessons you can learn is that this is a relationship business. Every day you put yourself and your reputation on the line to win the hearts of those you serve so they come back next year. To do that successfully year after year is easier said than done BUT it doesn’t have to take a village when you have the right technology in place.

Listen to this interview with Jodie Ann Cady to learn some of the challenges meeting planners and speakers face in working together to help create the most value for everyone involved.

Important points

  • This is a relationship business. Find ways where you can add value for every person you meet.
  • Focus on how you can get better inside of your role (even if you have been in it for 30 years).
  • Don’t miss out on big ideas caused by groupthink with your industry.
  • Make it easy to work with you (and find even easier ways to work with you) and your information is updated.
  • Linkedin is a great source of new content and connections that can add value to your role.
  • Look for ways you can show up inside of your video camera feed without having the cost of hiring a virtual event company to help you host it.

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Schedule a one hour webinar $1,000 each

This represents the fastest way to schedule a topic from a list. The calendar appointment booking confirms your interest to schedule a one hour session and the database is an interactive list of topics that involve the frequently asked items from professional speakers.

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Keynote and Virtual Events

If there is one message you need to set for this year, it’s finding ways you can stay ahead of the trends with working remote. How you do that is going to be different from how another company does that and your kickoff event needs to address that. In my experience of hosting my own events, cohosting events, or plugging one of my breakouts into the conference agenda, we need to have a conversation first. The link to explore more videos, credibility, and book an appointment can be found below.



How can I make this process easier?

Right now I’m working on a solution that where you can ask Alexa to watch a video on your TV of the speaker and send the speaking request directly to your mobile phone.

I’ve done this already with the Unofficial Voice Marketing for Business Alexa skill. You can try it out to start the Voice Marketing for Business Course.


Organizations bring in Doug Devitre from St. Louis, Missouri USA when they want to dramatically increase operational performance, create breakthrough value propositions, and serve customers beyond geographical constraints on a minimal budget. For more than a decade he has been setting trends with how organizations engage customers with social media, video marketing, and custom-built software applications. Doug’s book Screen to Screen Selling published by McGraw Hill pioneered the way sales professionals sold homes without being physically present before the COVID-19 pandemic. He is one of a select few who have earned the Certified Speaking Professional Designation from the National Speakers Association and has experience as a REALTOR.

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