On this episode of the Wealthy Speaker Podcast we are talking with Lori Pugh Marcum about what it takes to catch the eye of meeting planners. We are excited to have with us, Lori Pugh Marcum from Meeting Planners International.
Lori has 14 years of experience in the meetings and events industry on both the planner and supplier side of the business. As Lead Manager, Event Programs and Productions with Meeting Professionals International she is responsible for managing meeting and event production along with speaker and session management, as a part of MPI’s global events live event portfolio. Lori and her team are responsible for education at conferences such as MPI Smart Monday at IMEX America, MPI World Education Congress, MPI Sunshine Education Summit, and MPI European Meetings and Event Conference.
Listen the podcast below:
Highlights you won’t want to miss:
- Is it constantly stressful with all of the events you have to juggle? [4:25]
- How do you find speakers? [9:00]
- What topics are hot this year? [11:45]
- The process to submit a proposal and the deal breaker. [19:10]
- Do you use speaker bureaus? [24:50]
- Do’s and don’ts onsite. [28:45]
- Is there an equal balance between men & women speakers? [33:10]
If you have been struggling to get your foot in the door with meeting planners, be sure to tune in to hear Lori Pugh Marcum of MPI give some tips on what she looks for in a speaker. Click to tweet
Lori spent 6 years at Jacksonville’s PRI Productions as both an Event Producer and manager of the Event Producer Department. Prior to her role at PRI Productions, she was also Special Events Manager for the AAA Five-Diamond resort, Ponte Vedra Inn and Club as well as Events Manager for the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce.
She holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) focused in Communications and Advertising from University of North Florida. Lori was honored as Meetings and Conventions Magazine’s 22 Millennials to Watch in 2016.
If you want to hear what meeting planners are looking for, how to get noticed and what not to do, you can’t afford to miss this episode!