Caribbean Power Lunch
010 - Make it POP! Event Management 101 with Brendon Brathwaite

010 - Make it POP! Event Management 101 with Brendon Brathwaite

March 13, 2018
Few of us can really appreciate the amount of planning, hard work, and science that goes into producing a truly memorable event - be it a Sports Day, Christmas Gala, Party, etc.
 
In this Season 1 finale, Kevin is joined by guest host Salene Griffith and Brendon Brathwaite - Founder and Managing Director of BUZZ Concepts Ltd, as he schools us on everything that goes into providing positive, long-lasting experiences for his patrons and how he has been able to build a strong base of corporate clientele.
 
Brendon has over fifteen years of experience in marketing and event management, and BUZZ Concepts is a full-service experiential event planning agency. BUZZ solves problems with its first-class party rental service and converts the mundane to the memorable, with its engaging suite of signature events in Trinidad & Tobago, NYC, and Barbados.
 
Episode Highlights:
  • The origin story behind BUZZ Concepts Ltd.
  • Overcoming and being empowered by disabilities.
  • Managing business and personal relationships.
  • How to run a lean, efficient and scalable event management company.
  • A run-through of the event management process from pre-planning, actual coordination and post-production.
  • A public service announcement to all clientele.
  • How to break into the event management industry.
 
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004 - How I Became a Multipreneur with Jerome Precilla

004 - How I Became a Multipreneur with Jerome Precilla

January 23, 2018

Today, we talk about how to systemize your way into a successful and stress-free life - both personally and professionally.

 

In this episode, I am joined by guest host Salene Griffith and our featured guest - Jerome "ROME" Precilla,  known for his various ventures including:
- Event Management,
- Event Hosting,
- Soca, Parang, and Chutney Soca, and
- Quik Slice Pizza.

All while being a full-time Mechanical Engineer Superintendent overseeing 20+ staff members.

 

 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Building a solid foundation through a good education.
  • Rome's passion for music from a young age.
  • How to run an award-winning food joint without being able to cook - the secret recipe.
  • How to get your songs played on the radio as a new Artiste - think outside the box.
  • Speaking your goals into existence.
  • Why you should get a professional to host your wedding.
  • Effective time management skills to make you more productive and socially present, and less stressed out.
  • Importance of team support.
  • Staying humble in the midst of success.
  • Practical advice for listeners. 

 

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Quick Bite 1 - Going Green with Kerrie-Kim Kirton

Quick Bite 1 - Going Green with Kerrie-Kim Kirton

January 20, 2018

 

We get it. It's Saturday and we don't want to take up too much of your time.

 

That's why today is Quick Bite Saturday!

 

Here we feature 20-minute conversations with entrepreneurs and their passion projects.

 

Today, I am rejoined by guest host Kamilah Evans as we continue our conversation with Kerrie-Kim Kirton about marrying his knack for event management with his burning desire to improve our environment.

 

Cheat Sheet:

  • Kerrie's quest for environmental cleanliness. (0:45)
  • The origin of The Open Circle - an extension of Kerrie's personality. (9:05)
  • Kerrie's long-term goals. (14:54)
  • Building a life that you don't need a vacation from. (16:23)
  • BONUS: The story behind the name "Blaq Phabiyo"
 
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001 - Why Not Try? with Osei Wright-Alexis

001 - Why Not Try? with Osei Wright-Alexis

January 1, 2018

Podcast World!

 

What's a better way to ring in your birthday than being midway through recording your first podcast episode ever? I call it a great 31st birthday present to myself.

 

In this episode, I am joined by guest host Kamilah Evans and my good friend and serial entrepreneur, Osei Wright-Alexis. Osei has always been an entrepreneurial-minded individual who has never hesitated to take action on a business idea he conceptualized.

 

His current business, Incentivize Network Limited, provides Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) based solutions including corporate rewards and electronic guest management solutions for corporate clientele. Current clientele includes some of the largest institutions and multinationals operating in Trinidad and Tobago.

 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Osei's mantra of "Why Not Try?"
  • His journey through various ventures, challenges and failures.
  • How he was able to relieve his single mother's financial burden by supporting himself during University through his own business venture.
  • Using your full-time job as a tool to finance your entrepreneurial passions.
  • The corporate culture of employee recognition.
  • Event Guest Management made simple through IN Events.
  • Practical advice for potential entrepreneurs.
  • BONUS: Osei's bout with stand-up comedy. Why not?

 

Links:

Vibe Rewards - Employee Rewards and Recognition Platform.

IN Events Caribbean - The Ultimate Guest Management Platform For Your Events

Osei's First Stand-Up Comedy Skit

Contact Osei via Email