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AGENDA
9:00 AM
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
12:00 PM
12:45PM
Welcome and Introduction
Join our event host and the founders of Meetingful,Smart Meeting Spaces, Stacey & Damon Neth as they kick off the first Meetingful Xchange.
Events in the Time of COVID-19
Join us for a must-see panel discussion hosted by Grace Lanni, featuring speakers Cindy Y. Lo, Kendall Antonelli, and Cassie LaMere of Cassie LaMere Events as they discuss the impact COVID-19 has had on the event atmosphere, current pivots they are making and what the future might hold for professional, nonprofit and private events.  
Mastering Engagement on Video Conferencing Platforms
Running an effective online meeting is more than scheduling a Zoom meeting and inviting people to join you. It’s about engaging your community and interacting with your meeting attendees in a way that makes them want to participate and jump into the conversation. No matter if you’re running a work meeting, leading a networking event, teaching online or even holding a conference, you want your people to leave inspired and energized by their time with you! In this session, you’ll find out how to encourage everyone to keep their cameras on, join in the conversation and most importantly, be excited to come back to your next Zoom meeting.
Hosted by Sierra Bailey
Communicating with Confidence in a Virtual World
This new virtual world has lasted far longer than we might have imagined and will change the way we operate in the future. Having to transition from in-person meetings, sales, presentations, job interviews and interaction to communicating and doing business and volunteer work virtually can be intimidating. But the skill of being on camera has never been more important, and it doesn’t have to be so overwhelming.  
Kim & Mike Barnes will share how to show up well for virtual meetings.  From looking good and keeping your audience engaged to virtual etiquette and using technology to your advantage, they'll share tips & tricks to make you more effective. Everyone will leave with a better understanding of what they’re doing (or not doing) to create more impactful virtual connections. Hosted by Kim & Mike Barnes.
Mastermind with the Experts
Join Kim & Mike Barnes, Grace Lanni, & Sierra Bailey for a business  brainstorming session for a few lucky participants.

Meetingful Spaces Presents

September 23, 2020 9am-1pm

 
PRESENTERS
Grace Lanni
 
Grace continually stretches the cutting edge of personal/professional branding delivering keynotes at international events. Originally trained as a Bio/Electrical engineer, her first CEO venture was an online software solution. One of only two women to be venture funded at the multi-million-dollar level in Austin in 2000, Grace was featured in the Austin Business Journal, on CBS, and won the KPMG Stand-Out Startup Award. Grace’s All About That Brand podcast is award-winning, and her most recent book, The No B.S. Truth: What it Really Takes to Build a Successful Business, is an International Best Seller. Her next book reveals what’s beyond the story brand in 2020.
Sierra Bailey
Sierra Bailey is a business educator and talented, tiny business owner expert. She has a passion for helping people feel like they can achieve whatever they want to. Her specialty is giving talented, tiny business owners the tools and confidence to create the businesses they really want to own. Sierra became a business educator after over 20 years of building and running her own tiny businesses. She now uses her knowledge and experience as a jewelry designer, restaurant general manager, TV host and board member of multiple non-profits to help you run the tiny business you love your way. Find out more at mssierrabailey.com
Kim & Mike Barnes
 
Kim & Mike Barnes have each spent 30 years on the air! Now, as Barnes Team Media, they coach clients for on-camera impact in video and media interviews and public speaking.
Kim was an award-winning reporter and news anchor for 15 years, including more than a decade at KVUE in Austin. Kim taught television news reporting at The University of Texas (her alma mater).
Mike Barnes was an award-winning sportscaster at KVUE for over 29 years He was named Best Sportscaster in Austin 17 years and Best in Texas four times. 
Mike & Kim have a 23-year-old son who's a graduate of Texas A&M and a 20-year-old daughter who's a junior at UT!
This dynamic duo knows how to make a great impression on camera or in front of a room.
Cindy Y. Lo
 
When Cindy Lo started Red Velvet Events (RVE) almost 18 years ago, she did so with the mission to Outplan, Outplay and Outparty! Red Velvet Events is a boutique creative events agency helping global brands ideate, design and execute their experiential events since 2002. During this pandemic, she has pivoted her team of 23 to own the virtual and hybrid world.
 
Cindy is a recent author of Behind the Red Velvet Curtain. Connect with RVE on all the major social media channels (@RedVelvetEvents) to see behind the scenes of what event life is like at Red Velvet Events, especially with most of the team still working from home. Cindy calls Austin, Texas home with her husband of 15 years, their 2 children and Frenchie puppy who has his own Instagram (@DarwinTheTXFrenchie).
Kendall Antonelli
 
Kendall Antonelli co-owns Antonelli's Cheese Shop in Austin, TX, which she opened alongside her life partner John after a honeymoon decision to quit their jobs in pursuit of a passion with purpose. They found that in telling the story of artisan cheese and spreading joy one bite at a time.
 
Antonelli's Cheese celebrated its tenth anniversary 2 weeks before Covid-19 hit Austin. In that time, it has included a cut-to-order cheese and pairings shop, wholesale to 175+ Central Texas chefs, over 200 yearly events, and an ecommerce site and warehouse shipping nationwide. Travel + Leisure Magazine named Antonelli's one of the best cheese shops in America; it's also been voted a Local Hero Food Shop 8 consecutive years, Best Austin Food Bites, and Best Specialty Food Shop. Antonelli's is currently recognized nationwide for quick pivots in the pandemic-era; as a result, both Capital One and Go Daddy have picked up Kendall and John as national spokespeople and the Antonellis have taught over 7000 folks in virtual tastings.
 
Kendall has been awarded an Austin Business Journal Profile in Power, Austinite Under 40, and Mental Health Community Champion, in part due to her board service with the Austin Child Guidance Center, Les Dames d'Escoffier, and the American Cheese Education Foundation. Kendall has given a TedX talk and is a keynote speaker for her "real, raw, and relatable" storytelling about her experiences as an entrepreneur, depression survivor, small business owner, former rodeo competitor and queen, and mom. 
Cassie LaMere
 
Cassie LaMere is the Founder and Creative Director of Cassie LaMere Events, a firm focused on helping companies and individuals discover the value in fostering meaningful connections through personalized, memorable event experiences. Cassie has cultivated her expertise through over a decade of event collaborations with Fortune 500 companies and elite private clientele. Her industry knowledge spans several sectors including experiential events, marketing strategy, and brand management; making her well poised to thoughtfully oversee each aspect of the design and planning process. 
Specializing in meticulous design and production services for corporate experiential, social, and philanthropic events, Cassie and her team deliver thoughtfully curated, highly detailed experiences that tell a story and excite the senses. 

 
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