5 Useful Podcasts for Meeting Planners

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11 Jan 2022
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Podcasting is hot these days for good reason. The format is lightweight and allows listeners to absorb information and conversations while on the go. Plus, there are podcasts for every imaginable demographic or interest — including meetings and events. And most podcasts are available on a variety of players, including iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Soundcloud and web. Why not use your commute or your workout to stay on top of the hottest topics about meetings?

Here are five of our favorite shows to queue up. Just pop in the headphones, and hit play.

MEETINGS PODCASTFormat and flavor: The podcast is hosted by Mike McAllen, co-founder of Grass Shack Events & Media. His interviews are casual but professional conversations, delving into what’s happening in his guests’ areas of expertise. Also available via MeetingsNet.Cool episode: How to Navigate Business Meeting ConflictLearn more: Search “podcasts” on grassshackroad.com or meetingsnet.com

MEETINGS PODCAST NEWSFormat and flavor: The companion to Meetings Podcast, this is strictly a news show. You can catch up on your trade reading while on a run or commuting home. In a very straightforward manner, the host reads from or summarizes timely articles by industry journalists and veterans.Cool episode: Why Even the Best Event Planners Quit [and more]Learn more: grassshackroad.com

GATHER GEEKSFormat and flavor: This BizBash podcast is hosted by CEO David Adler and Executive Editor Beth Kormanik and they generally interview industry insiders, always in a friendly but probing style.Cool episode: How Industry Rockstars Stay on TopLearn more: bizbash.org/gather

PCMA CONVENE PODCASTFormat and flavor: Convene offers a smart integration of text and audio. These short, 10- to 15-minute conversations hosted by Ashley Milne-Tyte often tie to articles on the same topic.Cool episode: Can Mindfulness Improve Your Meetings?Learn more: pcmaconvene.org

EVENT TECH PODCASTFormat and flavor: John Federico, EventHero’s CEO and co-founder, hosts this show and interviews technology company execs to informally discuss their product, industry challenges, and what’s ahead for meetings and events. Video format is available, too.Cool episode: TedX Cambridge Organizer Tamsen WebsterLearn more: eventtech.co

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