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The Cheerful Soundman Podcast

A weekly show for event professionals to hear from other event professionals on the challenges and lessons of producing stellar events with a smile. Hosted by Eric Lenasbunt of Bunt Backline Event Services.Geared toward event professionals, event technicians, and those aspiring to become Engineers or Techs in the Live Events industry.

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Episode 23: Bearded Brothers Events

In today's episode, Eric chats with Justin Nelson from Bearded Brothers Events, an event planning company right here in Gainesville, Florida. They chat about working with vendors, how the latest COVID spike is impacting event planning, and even some tricks and tech to work smarter.  Show notes:  Follow @TheCheerfulSoundman on Instagram Follow @beardedbrothersevents on Instagram Honeybook Wedding Photo Swap--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cheerfulsoundman/message

40mins

14 Jan 2022

Rank #1

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Episode 22: Looking Both Ways (2021 & 2022)

Eric looks back on 2021, looks forward to 2022, and shares some 2022 advice for event planners and professionals. Show Notes: Follow @TheCheerfulSoundman on Instagram--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cheerfulsoundman/message

13mins

16 Dec 2021

Rank #2

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Episode 21: ASTROWORLD

Today we hear Eric's thoughts on what should have been done differently at the ASTROWORLD Festival to prevent the tragedy that occurred.  Show Notes:  70 Minutes at ASTROWORLD Follow @TheCheerfulSoundman on Instagram--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cheerfulsoundman/message

4mins

12 Nov 2021

Rank #3

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Episode 20: The Biggest Mistakes Event Planners Make

We asked our crew to share the biggest mistakes they see event plannners and venue owners making. Here's what they said. Do you agree? Show notes: Follow @thecheerfulsoundman on Instagram--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cheerfulsoundman/message

5mins

29 Oct 2021

Rank #4

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Episode 19: Quick Questions with Talia and Eric

On this week's mini-episode, Talia and Eric fire off their quick answers to a round of random questions. We're asking these same questions on our Instagram account, so follow along there! Show notes: Follow @thecheerfulsoundman on Instagram Connect with Talia Rogers on Instagram--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cheerfulsoundman/message

8mins

19 Oct 2021

Rank #5

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Episode 18: The Entrepreneur Journey with Talia Rogers

Today we get to talk to Talia Rogers (@theluxeplanner) about moving from freelance event planner to corporate event planner and back again – and about balancing professionalism with expressing yourself. Such a fun guest to have, we really hope you enjoy it!  Thisis also a great example of why you should always have a backup plan – the main interview audio didn't record properly, but we had an extra mic set up to record and that's what you hear! Show notes: Follow @thecheerfulsoundman on Instagram Connect with Talia Rogers on Instagram--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cheerfulsoundman/message

43mins

12 Oct 2021

Rank #6

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Episode 17: NFTs

On today's mini-episode, Eric and Drew discuss NFTs and what they might mean for live events in the next few years. Show notes: Follow @thecheerfulsoundman on Instagram--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cheerfulsoundman/message

9mins

21 Sep 2021

Rank #7

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Episode 16: The Cheerful Soundman Himself, Eric Lenasbunt

Today we get a special chance to let the host do all the talking. Eric switches seats and answers the questions he's been asking all our great guests so far. Show notes: Follow @thecheerfulsoundman on Instagram Connect with Bunt Backline on LinkedIn--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cheerfulsoundman/message

48mins

14 Sep 2021

Rank #8

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Episode 15: The Reality of Owning Your Business

Today we hear from Eric from a recent interview about just how hard it can be to own and operate your own business. In today's world the entrepreneur lifestyle can be a bit over-glorified, but the truth is: it's not an easy gig.  Show notes: Follow @thecheerfulsoundman on Instagram--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cheerfulsoundman/message

5mins

7 Sep 2021

Rank #9

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Episode 14: Adapt To Keep Growing with Devin Gregory

Today we get to talk to Devin Gregory about just about everything – including but not limited to, growing and adapting your business and the journey of selling your business. Don't worry – You'll get more from this great conversation in the future. Show notes: Follow @thecheerfulsoundman on Instagram Connect with Devin Gregory on LinkedIn--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cheerfulsoundman/message

57mins

31 Aug 2021

Rank #10