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Off Site: The Meeting Planner Podcast

Nov 12, 2018

On the last episode of our first season, we have a great conversation with the VP of Global Operations & Shared Services at American Express, Linda McNairy. Linda is a trailblazer in the meetings and events industry and helped to pave the way for the RFP. She tells us about her start in the industry, the importance of a...


Nov 5, 2018

We are very excited to welcome Co-Founder and current CEO of Convene, Ryan Simonetti (@rwsimonetti) to the Off Site table! Ryan shares with us what he sees as a successful meeting, how Convene came to be, and what changes he has seen within the industry.

Ryan has previously worked for Lehman Brothers and...


Oct 29, 2018

This week, we had the opportunity to chat with certified Body Language Trainer & Coach, Danielle Baker. Bryan gets a lesson in how to pick up body language queues, Danielle shares one of her favorite nonverbal techniques, and a how all of these skills apply not only to your professional life, but also to your...


Oct 22, 2018

In this week's Off Site’s episode, Bryan talks about a different side of team building with Lisa Jennings (@wildlydifferent). Lisa shares some great tips from how to make an event more engaging and active, to how to liven up a company training session.

Lisa is currently the Chief Experience Officer at...


Oct 15, 2018

Bryan talks to Professional Speaker, Trainer, Author, and Traditional Naturopath, John Ayo (@ayolifebalance). John tells Bryan all about staying healthy while traveling for business, how to regulate your sleep while going on big trips, and tips on staying stress-free.

John has previously worked and traveled for IBM for...