Engaging Consumers as Game Show Emcee at Live Nation Concert Series

Comment

Engaging Consumers as Game Show Emcee at Live Nation Concert Series

San Francisco, CA- Is your brand considering using a game show engagement at your next event marketing initiative? Professional Game Show Emcee Don Colliver hosted an exciting and fun series of experiential marketing footprints for Kettle Brand Potato Chips and Live Nation at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA. Don drew crowds, led immersive audience potato sack race contests and gave away prizes at concerts including the Dave Matthews Band and Lauryn Hill.

Live Nation and Kettle Brand Potato Chips booked Don through Encore Nationwide, a live event staffing agency.

Click below to get a complimentary infographic of our Top Ten Event Engagement Tips to help you and your staff surpass your event marketing goals:

Comment

The Three Gifts of Mentorship

2 Comments

The Three Gifts of Mentorship

San Francisco, CA- Can you name some influential mentors in your life? Mentors have been essential in helping me move past my limits to achieve my goals as a trade show presenter, and they’ve inspired me to seek out ways to share my experience with others. I’m deeply grateful, and I hope this post inspires you to seek mentoring opportunities as well.

Luk and Yoda

In general, a mentor provides a protege three things: support, wisdom and experience. Support consists of patient listening and unconditional encouragement. Wisdom can be seen as helping the protege solidify his or her own vision and values, as well as knowing when to offer and when not to offer advice. And finally, experience consists of imparting the knowledge gleaned from years in the business.

In my career as a professional trade show presenter, I’ve been blessed with many mentors, but I’d like to focus on three great guys. While each is spectacular in his own way, the overarching quality shared by each is generosity. When I reached out for advice, each responded with a “how can I be of service?” attitude, showing a true abundance rather than scarcity mentality: a great life lesson. While each of these great guys exemplifies all three mentor attributes, I’ll focus on one attribute for each. Three of my trade show presenter mentors are Brian Taylor, Steve Multer and Andy Saks.

Brian Robert Taylor

Brian Robert Taylor at TaylorSpeak was my first introduction into the world of trade show presenting, and he exemplifies the true meaning of support. A deeply accomplished, professional and positive master of the craft, Brian led the ear prompter workshop that gave me the tools to begin my journey. He provided agency relationship suggestions, equipment tips, demo reel notes and unlimited check-ins, which I absolutely utilized (probably too much)! During those calls and meetings, Brian patiently listened to my early freak-outs, supported me unconditionally and gave me the unending encouragement to keep going. Plus, he’s an impeccable example of a pro on the expo floor. I would not be where I am today were it not for this guy. Thanks Brian!

Steve Multer at SKM Creative

Steve Multer at SKM Creative is the first business person I’ve ever met in any field that I would consider purely vision and values-based. He has generously shared his wisdom with me in the time we’ve known each other. Steve first introduced himself to me at my first Dell EMC World Expo, where he graciously complimented me by saying I was “in rarified air” as a presenter on that show floor. Not only was I included as one of the ‘crew,’ I was also ‘rare!’ That did more for me than he’ll ever know! Steve and his company offer turn-key solutions for events, and from the moment I met him, it was clear he placed customer service first. Steve has been incredibly insightful in helping me navigate the sticky and often gray-area marketing and contract quandaries that I’ve come across as an entrepreneur. Steve can always see through the fog to elegant, mutually beneficial solutions, and always encourages me to keep my values first and foremost. Thanks Steve!

I was actually very intimidated to first reach out to Andy Saks at Spark Presentations. His perfectly executed website and renown on the show floor preceded him. However, once we connected, Andy has been a profoundly helpful source of experience. If you can imagine pretty much any marketing tactic out there, Andy has already implemented it flawlessly. His contracts and fee structures are crystal clear, easy to understand and utterly professional. He just makes everything so easy: a great example of thinking from the customer’s point of view. Andy’s input has totally upped my game in terms of thinking of my trade show presentation services as a business. Thanks Andy!

Andy Saks Spark Presentations

So to summarize, these three fantastic gentlemen have each had a profound effect on my trade show presenting business through their support, wisdom and experience. I look up to each of them as mentors, and I’m inspired to mentor those less experienced than myself in the same generous, abundant spirit. I encourage you to consider where in your life you can offer support, wisdom and experience to those making their way along a path you’ve previously travelled. These guys have made a huge difference in my life, and I hope to get a chance to pay it forward once again. I’m eternally grateful. Thanks guys!

2 Comments

Informing Doctors as Interactive Game Emcee at ASH 2018

Comment

Informing Doctors as Interactive Game Emcee at ASH 2018

San Diego, CA- Professional trade show emcee Don Colliver hosted a fun and informative interactive video game show for hematologists for a major pharmaceutical company at the 2018 American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting and Expo in San Diego, CA.

From December 1st through 3rd, 2018, Don engaged with international physicians and pharmacists, walked them through an exciting video challenge, informed them about a new product and connected them with knowledgeable Account Executives. ASH 2018 was held at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA.

Don was booked through Skye Agency, a trade show staff agency.

Don Colliver trade show emcee

Comment

Maximizing Demos as Trade Show Emcee for Trend Micro at AWS re:Invent 2018

Comment

Maximizing Demos as Trade Show Emcee for Trend Micro at AWS re:Invent 2018

Las Vegas, NV- Professional trade show emcee Don Colliver once again drew crowds of qualified prospects to watch the farewell voyage of the exciting xGen Sci-Fi marketing video for Trend Micro at the AWS re:Invent Trade Show in Las Vegas, NV. Four times an hour, Don gathered attendees with help from crowd gathering expeditors and then energized the standing room-only theater with on-message sci-fi banter before forwarding interested prospects to the demo stations. Don handled exciting prize giveaways and delivered packed booth audiences to Trend Micro expert presenters for their presentations.

From November 26th through 29th, 2018, Don emceed at AWS re:Invent at the Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.

Trend Micro booked Don through Sparks Presentations, a trade show presenter agency.

Don Colliver professional trade show presenter for Trend Micro
Don Colliver professional trade show emcee at AWS re:Invent

Comment

Grabbing Qualified Leads as Trade Show Presenter for Pure Storage at SC18

Comment

Grabbing Qualified Leads as Trade Show Presenter for Pure Storage at SC18

Dallas, TX- Professional trade show presenter Don Colliver drew crowds of qualified prospects as presenter and emcee for Pure Storage at the Super Computing 2018 Trade Show in Dallas, TX. Don wrote and presented 6-minute presentations, gathered crowds, emceed for subject matter expert presenters, ran trivia contests and handled giveaways.

From November 12th through November 15th, 2018, Don presented at SC18 at the Kay Bailey Convention Center in Dallas, TX.

team photo.JPG
don speaks at sc18.jpg

Comment

Engaging Qualified Leads for Avalara at Oracle Open World

Comment

Engaging Qualified Leads for Avalara at Oracle Open World

San Francisco, CA- Professional trade show presenter Don Colliver engaged with IT database and infrastructure professionals for Avalara at the 2018 Oracle Open World Trade Show in San Francisco, CA.

From October 22nd through October 24th, 2018, Don drew crowds of IT pros to the Avalara booth, strongly positioning the brand within the competitive environment and introducing qualified leads to knowledgable sales reps. Oracle Open World was held at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, CA.

Don was booked through CE Talent, a trade show staff agency.

trade show emcee engages prospect at OOW
Avalara team with trade show emcee Don Colliver

Comment

Maximizing Doctor Engagement with VR at Anesthesiology 2018

Comment

Maximizing Doctor Engagement with VR at Anesthesiology 2018

San Francisco, CA- Professional trade show emcee Don Colliver surpassed all lead goals hosting an exciting and educational 3D VR video game for Anesthesiologists for Merck and RevHealth at the Anesthesiology 2018 Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA.

From October 13th through October 15th, 2018, Don engaged with international physicians, walked them through an exciting series of video challenges, and connected them with knowledgeable reps. Anesthesiology 2018 was held at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, CA.

Don was booked through CE Talent, a trade show staff agency.

Comment

Engaging Physicians with Video Games at ASRM 2018

Comment

Engaging Physicians with Video Games at ASRM 2018

Denver, CO- Professional trade show booth emcee Don Colliver hosted an exciting interactive education video game show for healthcare professionals for a major pharmaceutical company at the American Society of Reproductive Medicine Scientific Congress and Expo in Denver, CO.

From October 7th through October 10th, 2018, Don engaged with international physicians, walked them through an exciting series of video challenges, and connected them with knowledgeable reps. ASRM 2018 was held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO.

Don was booked through Skye Agency, a trade show staff agency.

Don Colliver trade show emcee at ASRM.jpg

Comment