Month: March 2019

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live: Grrr-ific Interview with Company Manager Max Kaufman

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live, King for a Day, is coming to DPAC on April 6th, 2019, for two shows. And today, company manager of the show (and Durham native) Max Kaufman comes on to talk about why Daniel Tiger is so important, its message of kindness, and his career in theatre.

Tickets for all of our shows are available at DPACnc.com, Ticketmaster, or the Blue Cross NC Ticket Center at DPAC.

DPAC is the Durham Performing Arts Center, located in the American Tobacco Historic District of downtown Durham, North Carolina, right by the Durham Bulls Athletic Park and within walking distance of incredible hotels, restaurants, and more.  Our theatre has 2,700 seats and we host over 200 events a year. From Broadway shows, to concerts, comedy, family shows, and more – there’s something for everyone at DPAC.  With everything that’s going on here, we thought it was time to take you backstage at DPAC!

This show is hosted by Taylor Zansberg, and produced by Jason Gillikin for Happy Hippo Digital.

What Makes DPAC Special, with Jacob Holland, President’s Club Membership Manager

Welcome to the first episode of Backstage at DPAC! Today’s guest is Jacob Holland, the DPAC Johnson Lexus President’s Club Membership Manager.  The reason he’s our first guest is because he absolutely epitomizes the spirit of DPAC. Jacob loves theatre more than anyone, is a walking encyclopedia of theatre and DPAC knowledge, and simply eats, sleeps, and breathes the arts. In fact, when he first came to a DPAC show when he was 14, he knew that one day he would work here.

Tickets for all of our shows are available at DPACnc.com, Ticketmaster, or the Blue Cross NC Ticket Center at DPAC.

DPAC is the Durham Performing Arts Center, located in the American Tobacco Historic District of downtown Durham, North Carolina, right by the Durham Bulls Athletic Park and within walking distance of incredible hotels, restaurants, and more.  Our theatre has 2,700 seats and we host over 200 events a year. From Broadway shows, to concerts, comedy, family shows, and more – there’s something for everyone at DPAC.  With everything that’s going on here, we thought it was time to take you backstage at DPAC!

This show is hosted by Taylor Zansberg, and produced by Jason Gillikin for Happy Hippo Digital.

54: SEO for Wedding Vendors, with Jason Gillikin

  Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is all about making sure your website is found instead of your competitors’ websites, when people are searching on Google for your service or product. In today’s episode, digital marketing veteran Jason Gillikin gives four basic tips (Keyword Research, Google Business, Title Tags, and Content) to improve your website’s rankings in Google, plus a few bonus tips.       Jason and Megan Gillikin (image by Morgan Caddell Photography)       Weddings for Real on Social Media: Instagram: @weddingsforreal Facebook: @weddingsforreal twitter: @weddingsforreal

Music for this episode by https://www.bensound.com.

The host of the show is Megan Gillikin, owner and lead consultant at A Southern Soiree Wedding and Event Planning.  She’s also available for wedding and hospitality business consulting and can be reached at megan@weddingsforreal.com.

Weddings for Real is edited and produced by Jason Gillikin for Happy Hippo Digital.

1: Jonathan Hill, The Pilot, 9/27/71 – 12/5/14: Loving Husband, Son, Friend, and Father of 3

Welcome to the first episode of the Beyond the Obituary. On this podcast from Renaissance Funeral Home in Raleigh North Carolina, we go beyond the obituary to get a better sense of who those people were who have passed on. What were some of the stories that define them?  We’ll hear from the people who loved them because they are so much more than a one-page obituary. On today’s episode, we share the story of Jonathan Hill, 43, who passed away on December 5, 2014. Jonathan was a pilot, son, husband, father of three, and friend. And on today’s show, we hear from his wife Heather, his mother Bronwyn, his three children (Sarah, Andrew, and Nicholas), and family friend Mimi.

Jonathan Hill, September 27, 1971 – December 5, 2014

Jon and Heather

Jon with Sarah, Andrew, and Nicholas

Jon and Mimi

 

Jon and Heather with Bill Clinton

Jon with his brother Josh

Beyond the Obituary is hosted, edited, and produced by Jason Gillikin for Happy Hippo Digital.

Backstage at DPAC Trailer

Welcome to our new podcast, Backstage at DPAC!

DPAC is the Durham Performing Arts Center, located in the American Tobacco Historic District of downtown Durham, North Carolina, right by the Durham Bulls Athletic Park and within walking distance of incredible hotels, restaurants, and more.  Our theatre has 2,700 seats and we host over 200 events a year. From Broadway shows, to concerts, comedy, family shows, and more – there’s something for everyone at DPAC.  With everything that’s going on here, we thought it was time to take you backstage at DPAC!

Be sure to subscribe, rate, review, and tell a friend, and we can’t wait to share our first episodes soon!

Tickets for all of our shows are available at DPACnc.com, Ticketmaster, or the Blue Cross NC Ticket Center at DPAC.

This show is hosted by Taylor Zansberg, and produced by Jason Gillikin for Happy Hippo Digital.

53: How to Prevent (or Manage) Difficult Clients, with Wedding Planner Erin McLean

Nightmare Clients. If you’ve been in the wedding industry long enough, no matter what vendor category you’re in, you’ve had them! So what do you do?  Erin McLean, owner of McLean Events in Raleigh North Carolina, comes on the show today to give her tips on avoiding the nightmare clients before booking, what she has done differently to avoid creating overbearing or nervous clients, the “Come to Jesus” talks with her clients who are not being realistic, and when it’s time to fire a client. 

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Listeners, please nominate us in the IndyWeek’s Best of the Triangle Awards!  You can go to the IndyWeek’s nominations, and in the Out & About Section, we’re under “Best Local Podcast”. Thanks so much!

Erin McLean, McLean Events (image by Perry Vale)

Erin McLean, McLean Events (image by Cyn Kain)

 

  McLean Events on Social Media: Instagram: @mcleanevents Facebook: @McLean-Events      Weddings for Real on Social Media: Instagram: @weddingsforreal Facebook: @weddingsforreal twitter: @weddingsforreal

Music for this episode by https://www.bensound.com.

The host of the show is Megan Gillikin, owner and lead consultant at A Southern Soiree Wedding and Event Planning.  She’s also available for wedding and hospitality business consulting and can be reached at megan@weddingsforreal.com.

Weddings for Real is edited and produced by Jason Gillikin for Happy Hippo Digital.

Season 1 – Episode 008. Understanding Your Why and The Power To Lead Others To Success

greg boone, donald thompsonHailing from Durham, NC, Greg Boone has gone from being a leader as a college athlete to becoming the 2018 NC Technology Executive of the Year. Greg leads a growing technology firm, he shares his wisdom with you on getting the best from his team and how he identifies exceptional talent. Overcoming some personal health issues in the past gave him the hunger to fight even harder for others around him – his family, his teammates, and his company.

52: Candice Coppola on Why You Need a Business Plan

Candice Coppola – wedding planner at Jubilee Events, business mentor, podcaster at Power in Purpose, author of The White Dress in Color: Inspirations for the Modern Bride, Barbados resident (I’m not jealous, YOU’RE jealous!), and more – comes on the show today to talk all about the importance of making a business plan! Whether you’re just thinking about starting a business, in your first couple of years, or you’re an industry veteran, you need a business plan – and Candice tells you why!

Support our Sponsor: BeautyByDesign.com/WeddingsForReal for 20% you first order!

Listeners, please nominate us in the IndyWeek’s Best of the Triangle Awards!  You can go to the IndyWeek’s nominations, and in the Out & About Section, we’re under “Best Local Podcast”. Thanks so much!

Candice Coppola (image by Steve Depino)

Candice Coppola (image by Carla Ten Eyck)

(image by Steve Depino)

  Candice Coppola on Social Media: Instagram: @Candice.Coppola Facebook: @TheCandiceCoppola twitter: @Candice_Coppola     Weddings for Real on Social Media: Instagram: @weddingsforreal Facebook: @weddingsforreal twitter: @weddingsforreal

Music for this episode by https://www.bensound.com.

The host of the show is Megan Gillikin, owner and lead consultant at A Southern Soiree Wedding and Event Planning.  She’s also available for wedding and hospitality business consulting and can be reached at megan@weddingsforreal.com.

Weddings for Real is edited and produced by Jason Gillikin for Happy Hippo Digital.

Season 1 – Episode 007. The Recipe For Success: Clients, Culture, and Community.

North Carolina native, James Forrest left his role at one of the largest corporate law firms in the state to strike out on his own almost ten years ago. That leap of faith is something to be admired and with his personal relationships, grit, and hustle, James Forrest has built one of the largest single owner firms in our area, boasting almost 2,500 clients, over 50 attorneys, and 7 offices across North Carolina. If you think listening to a lawyer for 40 minutes wouldn’t be that interesting, you haven’t met one of the coolest guys on the planet in James Forrest. In this episode, you will learn what he focuses on for success – clients, culture, and community.

 

 

51: Diversifying Your Wedding Business with Maddy K

Madeleine Kojakian, better known as Maddy K, is a wedding planner and serial entrepreneur.  She has had many successes (and many failures) in diversifying her business, and she comes on today to talk about if YOU should diversify your business, when the right time is, when is NOT the right time, hiring tips, and how she works less now than when she did years ago.  This episode is packed with great information about taking that next step in your business!

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Listeners, please nominate us in the IndyWeek’s Best of the Triangle Awards!  You can go to the IndyWeek’s nominations, and in the Out & About Section, we’re under “Best Local Podcast”. Thanks so much!

Maddy K (Images by Teresa Ste Marie)

 

Maddy K on Social Media: Facebook: @MaddyKAtelier Instagram: @MaddyKAtelier   Weddings for Real on Social Media: Instagram: @weddingsforreal Facebook: @weddingsforreal twitter: @weddingsforreal

Music for this episode by https://www.bensound.com.

The host of the show is Megan Gillikin, owner and lead consultant at A Southern Soiree Wedding and Event Planning.  She’s also available for wedding and hospitality business consulting and can be reached at megan@weddingsforreal.com.

Weddings for Real is edited and produced by Jason Gillikin for Happy Hippo Digital.