On today’s episode, Ramon Ray and I discuss hosting a successful event. As someone who constantly wants to bring people together, Ramon has made a truly interesting career out of hosting events, that is if he isn’t speaking at an event or running Smart Hustle Magazine.
Starting from the ground up, Ramon grew the size of his events depending on what he saw was appropriate, and has made good on his decisions when planning for each event. He takes us through what he considers the “5 broad buckets” of planning to host an event, and what he thinks is a strong marketing plan.
We chat about the ups and downs Ramon has faced, and he explains that he even still goes through this process today, and what it is that he does to stay motivated and creative during those bad times. We are fortunate to hear an interesting and comprehensive insight into the world of events.
Listen in to hear why Ramon compares planning events to having a baby, and the best lessons he learned during his career.
Key Links from the show:
www.ramonray.com - Ramon’s Personal Site
www.smarthustle.com - Ramon’s magazine
- Ramon’s advice for breaking through
- Ramon’s tips for putting on an event on a shoestring budget
- How to get good speakers at your event
- Why planning and building in time to market is key
- Ramon’s inspirational quote