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  • Accelerating 'Business As Usual' - Shawn Doss, EVP/Sales & Marketing, Elevate Sports Ventures

    Shawn Doss of Elevate Sports Ventures shares his insights on growing up in Saskatchewan, the importance of his career path roadmap of following key people to work for, and being present and intentional in this new era of business, From his start in sports at the Phoenix (now Arizona) Coyotes to working overseas in sports, Shawn shares the insights he's learned and the philosophy he lives in his career and at home.

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    How did the Savannah Bananas, a small minor league baseball team in southern Georgia, find a way to turn a PROFIT in 2020? Every leader in the industry could learn a thing or two from Jesse Cole, one of the most creative and innovative owners in all of sports. You'll discover Jesse's story, his "Five E's" of "Fans First" Moments, his thoughts on what successful sports teams will look like in the post-pandemic future, and ideas on how any organization can innovate no matter how big or small.

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  • What is the outlook for the Olympics to be held...
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    What's the secret to success in sports? Steve Chapman learned many of those lessons as a bartender in Alabama and transferred them to the world of hockey. In this candid discussion, Steve reveals what has fueled his drive to excel in sports, the joy of winning a Stanley Cup in a "Midwest values" community, the necessity of "escape hatches", the details of how the Enterprise Center sponsorship deal took place, the value of networks of people you can rely on, and the net result of loving what you do every day.

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  • What's the secret to success in sports? Steve Chapman learned...
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    What has happened to Group Sales departments in sports & entertainment in light of the pandemic, and what's being discussed right now to bring them back? Denise Sicheneder has been a pioneer in growing Group Sales numbers for more than 13 years, as a member of successful sales teams in the NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball as well as with Spinzo, a popular group sales growth and management tool. In this candid discussion, Denise reveals what new and innovative ideas are being brought forward in sports & entertainment venues around the country to reinvent Group Sales.

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  • What has happened to Group Sales departments in sports &...
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    History was made when Danita Johnson became the first Black woman (or man) to become President of an MLS franchise, and only the third woman to hold such a position within MLS. In this candid conversation, Danita reveals her thoughts on the opportunities she sees within her new club and with MLS, her responsibility as a groundbreaking Black female in the sports industry, the value of her strong belief in (and equal compensation for) women's professional athletics, and the opportunities she sees for young people looking for internships in a COVID-affected world.

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  • Array ( [id] => 5f715de4-4fb5-11eb-8f11-8fa647546014 [createdAt] => 2021-01-06T03:23:17.353+03:00 [updatedAt] => 2021-01-06T03:28:56.956+03:00 [title] => An Entrepreneurial Vision of Sports in DC: Jim Van Stone, Monumental Sports & Entertainment [pubdate] => 2021-01-06T02:38:00.000+03:00 [link] => https://iwww.isbi360.com/ [author] => Bill Guertin [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/5f715de4-4fb5-11eb-8f11-8fa647546014/image/uploads_2F1609892511747-l2eog8pr4d-f611cac08d9261732cc42d149fa7cef2_2F016%2BGraphic%2B-%2BJim%2BVan%2BStone%2B-%2B3000%2Bx%2B3000%2BV.4.png?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => Jim Van Stone, President, Business Operations & Chief Commercial Officer, Monumental Sports & Entertainment [summary] =>

    What has the pandemic ALLOWED sports to become? Monumental Sports & Entertainment's Jim Van Stone shares a glimpse inside the boardroom of one of the most entrepreneurial enterprises in all of sports. He discusses the sales impact of the Wizards' John Wall trade, the challenges of overwhelming fan support for Japanese draft pick Rui Hachimura and Irsaeli Deni Avdija, the Capitals' Stanley Cup experience, the bright future of gambling and of Esports, the importance of employee talent development, and social justice and diversity/inclusion in one of the most highly scrutinized cities in the world.

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  • What has the pandemic ALLOWED sports to become? Monumental Sports...
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    Everyone in sales has a "credibility factor", and in this episode, you'll hear from the man who literally wrote the book on how to develop more of it! C. Lee Smith is the President and CEO of SalesFuel, and also the author of the new book SalesCred: How Buyers Qualify Sellers, Smith reveals his Five-Layer Framework for developing deeper credibility in sports and entertainment sales, as well as his extensive research on which industries have the most credibility, and how individual sales reps can ride the wave of the "Shop Small" movement within their own personal account lists. A "must-listen" episode for any sales professional!

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  • Everyone in sales has a "credibility factor", and in this...
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    High net worth individuals are often difficult to reach and challenging to sell - until you know what motivates them to buy! Christopher P. Ramey is one of the most highly regarded and most often quoted authorities on best business practices to attract and serve the affluent. In this rare interview, Chris reveals how the sports and entertainment industry can better attract this highly coveted market segment, including a portion of his "8 Laws for Marketing to High Net Worth Individuals." A must-listen for anyone with luxury suites and skyboxes to sell!

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  • High net worth individuals are often difficult to reach and...
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    How are teams and leagues looking at structuring Group Sales in the post-COVID era? Mike Taylor's success in leading group sales teams has led him to a Senior Director position within the elite TMBO corps of the NBA, having led the Detroit Pistons from #29 in group sales to #5 in the NBA in just 3 years. You'll hear the options the NBA is exploring right now to "re-invent" the group experience, how Mike's experience playing pro basketball in Europe helped him in his journey to the business side of sports; why details matter on the road to success; and how new graduates should best position themselves for a career without the benefit of a live internship.

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  • How are teams and leagues looking at structuring Group Sales...
  • Array ( [id] => aa6fcd2a-1df7-11eb-b9b7-6f9fc4f49a62 [createdAt] => 2020-11-03T20:11:51.832+03:00 [updatedAt] => 2020-11-03T22:00:22.228+03:00 [title] => A Formula for Gaining Valuable Experience: Sean Ream, SVP of Ticket Sales, Kroenke Sports & Entertainment [pubdate] => 2020-11-24T09:01:00.000+03:00 [link] => https://www.isbi360.com/ [author] => Bill Guertin [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/aa6fcd2a-1df7-11eb-b9b7-6f9fc4f49a62/image/uploads_2F1604421854437-rwjfr1hfo7m-034fb1ffb018e1920a0dae2cd603291a_2F012%2BGraphic%2B-%2BSean%2BReam%2B-%2B3000%2Bx%2B3000%2BV.4.png?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => A Formula for Gaining Valuable Experience: Sean Ream, SVP/Ticket Sales, Kroenke Sports & Entertainment [summary] =>

    Not everyone at the highest levels of sports has spent their entire career in the industry! In this candid and insightful session, Sean Ream details how his fascination with forensic science and psychology led him to explore a few non-sports jobs along the way, and how that knowledge factored into his growth in his current position as SVP of Ticket Sales for Kroenke S&E's 4 properties in the Denver market, including the Denver Nuggets (NBA), Colorado Avalanche (NHL), Colorado Rapids (MLS), and the Colorado Mammoth (NLL).

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  • Not everyone at the highest levels of sports has spent...
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    Imagine being in charge of a 3.5-mile world-class motorsports facility, a 13,000-seat amphitheatre and a 5,000-seat soccer-specific stadium in the middle of a pandemic. Rick Abbott is "that guy". As Chief Operating Officer of Circuit of the Americas, the Austin, TX megaplex, Rick describes how they dealt with cancelling 32 concerts, postponing or cancelling multiple race events, and dancing around limited soccer opportunities in 2020. Rick also shares how his background as VP of Global Operations for ESPN and VP of Facilities Operations for NBC Universal Media prepared him for the current challenges he and his staff are facing, and COTA's plans for a robust 2021.

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  • Imagine being in charge of a 3.5-mile world-class motorsports facility,...
  • Array ( [id] => a723aba4-1de9-11eb-9dfe-67f0ba1d786a [createdAt] => 2020-11-03T18:31:33.349+03:00 [updatedAt] => 2020-11-03T22:02:24.780+03:00 [title] => A Symphony of Sales: Jake Bye's Magnum Opus at Learfield IMG College [pubdate] => 2020-11-10T09:01:00.000+03:00 [link] => https://www.isbi360.com/ [author] => Bill Guertin [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/a723aba4-1de9-11eb-9dfe-67f0ba1d786a/image/uploads_2F1604416855884-pbhinrbouuh-0f531652f99e3e67375ce54422564793_2F010%2BGraphic%2B-%2BJake%2BBye%2B-%2B3000%2Bx%2B3000%2BV.4.png?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => A Symphony of Sales at Learfield IMG College [summary] =>

    No one arrives in sports in quite the same way, and Jake Bye's successful path to a key position in sports business started in the music business. You'll hear Jake's story of earning his music business degree in Nashville, hearing the call of the Predators after graduating, and what led to his climb to the position of EVP of Sales and Service overseeing one of the largest groups of ticket sales professionals in the US. You'll also learn what's ahead for LIMGC's 50+ partner universities across the country, and Jake's plans for sustained company growth going forward.

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  • No one arrives in sports in quite the same way,...
  • Array ( [id] => 76a365e8-1dec-11eb-8899-8b49817bc455 [createdAt] => 2020-11-03T18:51:40.466+03:00 [updatedAt] => 2020-11-03T18:54:13.660+03:00 [title] => A Dynamo Indeed! Dionna Widder, CRO, Houston Dynamo (MLS)/Houston Dash (NWSL)/BBVA Stadium [pubdate] => 2020-11-03T19:00:00.000+03:00 [link] => https://www.isbi360.com/ [author] => Bill Guertin [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/76a365e8-1dec-11eb-8899-8b49817bc455/image/uploads_2F1604417549683-o4b9usfffoq-019b8911adaf1e367dfa16c53832b3e8_2F009%2BGraphic%2B-%2BDionna%2BWidder%2B-%2B3000%2Bx%2B3000%2BV.4.png?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => A Dynamo Indeed! Dionna Widder, CRO, Houston Dynamo/Houston Dash/BBVA Stadium [summary] =>

    Driven, confident and positive, Dionna Widder's rise to Chief Revenue Officer was no accident. In this high-energy, entertaining episode, Dionna reveals her secrets to succeeding in the sales departments of both low-performing and high-performing teams, the power of being exposed to several teams' cultures within her work at the NBA's TMBO, juggling career and family, and her mission to give women and minorities a voice in the business of sports, including starting her own podcast called Women Blazers.

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  • Driven, confident and positive, Dionna Widder's rise to Chief Revenue...
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    Colorful, charismatic and kind, Brandon Steiner epitomizes the self-made man who gives far more credit for his success to those around him. As founder of Steiner Sports Memorabilia, one of the largest sports collectibles companies in the world, he was an innovator in the space, and continues to innovate with two new companies (The Steiner Agency and Collectible Xchange) that bring the excitement of sports directly to fans. In this refreshingly candid interview, Steiner discusses his deals with Derek Jeter, George Steinbrenner, Joe Torre and many others in the sports industry, and how he bought the rights to sell every single piece of the old Yankee Stadium -- and what it took to make it happen.

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  • Colorful, charismatic and kind, Brandon Steiner epitomizes the self-made man...
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    The Charlotte Bobcats were virtually brand new to the NBA when Jacob Gallagher joined the organization in 2006. You'll hear the fascinating story of Jacob's start in ticket sales, the culture change internally when Michael Jordan became the new owner of the team, the marketing strategy behind bringing the original Hornets name back to Charlotte, and his plans for the Hornets' front office both now and beyond this extraordinary year.

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  • The Charlotte Bobcats were virtually brand new to the NBA...
  • Array ( [id] => b78f08f2-00d5-11eb-bc71-bf01a32b991c [createdAt] => 2020-09-27T18:25:47.257+03:00 [updatedAt] => 2020-10-14T18:10:17.178+03:00 [title] => Navigating Hockey in a Pandemic - Tom Garrity, Commissioner & President, USHL [pubdate] => 2020-10-13T08:01:00.000+03:00 [link] => https://www%2Cisbi360.com/ [author] => Bill Guertin [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/b78f08f2-00d5-11eb-bc71-bf01a32b991c/image/uploads_2F1601219780180-dvijy48601-fd982ad3b0bf5272430045a061c0ea27_2F006%2BGraphic%2B-%2BTom%2BGarrity%2B-%2B3000%2Bx%2B3000%2BV.4.png?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => Navigating Hockey in a Pandemic [summary] =>

    Does a collegiate player-based hockey league need to install more robust precautions in a pandemic? How will hockey come back post-COVID, and what plans are the USHL making to bring fans back into their dozens of arenas? Listen in as Tom Garrity, USHL Commissioner and President, reveals what's being discussed, as well as how his involvement in minor league baseball and sports marketing have prepared him for this moment in time. You'll hear about Tom's background and experience, his predictions about Group Sales in sports, and how his college experience at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville shaped his desire to begin a career in sports.

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  • Does a collegiate player-based hockey league need to install more...
  • Array ( [id] => 6dc17214-0053-11eb-aa53-63505ab216e5 [createdAt] => 2020-09-27T02:53:08.848+03:00 [updatedAt] => 2020-09-27T02:56:54.528+03:00 [title] => Live Nation: 'A Business of Relationships" - Bryan Dockett, SVP/Premium Seat Sales, Live Nation Entertainment [pubdate] => 2020-10-06T08:01:00.000+03:00 [link] => https://www.isbi360.com/ [author] => Bill Guertin [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/6dc17214-0053-11eb-aa53-63505ab216e5/image/uploads_2F1601162219982-q1seknbukko-ec4d509e4589c91058e539277f03e071_2F005%2BGraphic%2B-%2BBryan%2BDockett%2B-%2B3000%2Bx%2B3000%2BV.4.png?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => Live Nation: 'A Business of Relationships' [summary] =>

    What is Live Nation discussing in their Zoom boardrooms? The concert and live event industry is, at its core, "a business of relationships", says SVP of Premium Seat Sales Bryan Dockett. In this candid interview, Bryan brings you behind the scenes of their "Drive-Thru" Concert Series featuring Brad Paisley, the valuable lessons they learned, and how Live Nation is re-inventing the premium seat buyer's experience during the pandemic with their "Banding At Home" initiative. You'll also learn how Live Nation is planning to recharge their service initiative through the 30,000+ part-time day-of-event staff using techniques inspired by Bryan's background at Disney.

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  • What is Live Nation discussing in their Zoom boardrooms? The...
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    Shawn Doss of Elevate Sports Ventures shares his insights on growing up in Saskatchewan, the importance of his career path roadmap of following key people to work for, and being present and intentional in this new era of business, From his start in sports at the Phoenix (now Arizona) Coyotes to working overseas in sports, Shawn shares the insights he's learned and the philosophy he lives in his career and at home.

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  • Shawn Doss of Elevate Sports Ventures shares his insights on...
  • Array ( [id] => da704136-eed0-11ea-96fb-1bbdb22732c5 [createdAt] => 2020-09-04T20:05:37.336+03:00 [updatedAt] => 2020-09-27T01:16:12.878+03:00 [title] => A Leadership Juggling Act: Managing Sports Teams, Theme Parks, Concert Halls and Hotels All At Once [pubdate] => 2020-09-22T08:01:00.000+03:00 [link] => https://www.isbi360.com/ [author] => Bill Guertin [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/da704136-eed0-11ea-96fb-1bbdb22732c5/image/uploads_2F1599238965762-vdfpl7331p-1d57451a9830be9bcf2ac878fd2ff561_2F003%2BGraphic%2B-%2BBrian%2BBucciarelli%2B-%2B3000%2Bx%2B3000%2BV.4.png?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => A Leadership Juggling Act [summary] =>

    When COVID-19 hit, every type of business had its own set of concerns, restrictions, and game plans. Brian Bucciarelli had to deal with MULTIPLE priorities simultaneously as the Managing Director of Entertainment & Partner Sales for Hershey Entertainment & Resorts. His responsibilities include the theme park, children’s wildlife park, a 7,000-seat multi-use arena, a 15,000 seat soccer and football stadium, an 8,000-seat outdoor music pavilion, a 2,000-seat INDOOR theatre for Broadway-style shows, AND a 10,000-plus seat arena which is the home ice for the AAA Hershey Bears hockey team -- PLUS responsibilities for sales and partnerships for the Hotel Hershey, which is an official Historical Landmark, the Hershey Lodge, Hershey Country Club, a camping resort, and several restaurants and retail stores within all these properties.  How has he managed ALL of these through the pandemic? Listen in and find out.

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  • When COVID-19 hit, every type of business had its own...
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    Get an "inside look" at the decisions and the planning that led to one of the most successful franchise startups in MLS history! In this frank interview with the Executive Vice President and CRO of Minnesota United FC, you'll discover how and why they set the odd goal of 11,842 season tickets for their opening match at Allianz Field, how they reached that goal, and how Bryant Pfeiffer has made his mark throughout his career in sports with unorthodox creative ideas and solutions, including the MLS National Sales Center in Blaine, MN, and the "cockroach" that sold hundreds of group tickets for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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    In this candid interview with long-time Commissioner Pat O'Conner, you'll learn how their 160 teams are weathering the storm of COVID-19, the uncertain future of ongoing negotiations with Major League Baseball, the impact of MiLB teams in the communities they serve, and the opportunities that come from the many in-person internships in MiLB, including Pat's own experience at Dodgertown in Vero Beach that led to a long-term baseball career.

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    Learn more about the podcast for the inside scoop on the business of sports and entertainment.

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The Crowdmakers

The Crowdmakers

Fascinating conversations with the "insiders" of the live event businesss! Hosted by award-winning sports sales expert Bill Guertin, "The Crowdmakers" features leading sports and entertainment... Read More