Corporate Event Planning with a Personal Touch: Danielle Snelson's Approach at Sona Events - ep. 051

Danielle Snelson, Rick Haney and Kaleem Clarkson
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39 minutes

Looking to learn more about event planning and entrepreneurship? Rick and Kaleem chat about both in this interview with Danielle Snelson, Founder of Sona, a corporate event planning company. With a focus on personal connections and social connections, Danielle shares her tips for successful team-building experiences, as well as insights into the challenges of building a business from scratch.

In typical Remotely One fashion, The episode begins with a conversation about Idaho and Maine potatoes, but quickly turns serious as Danielle recounts her experience of being arrested at an airport. Despite the embarrassing circumstances, Danielle learned an important lesson about the importance of being accountable for paperwork - a skill that would prove invaluable as she embarked on her entrepreneurial journey.

As Danielle shares, building a business from scratch is no easy feat. She discusses the challenges of finding clients, managing cash flow, and staying motivated, but also emphasizes the importance of communication, attention to detail, and creating a memorable experience for attendees.

And speaking of team building experiences, Danielle recommends a schedule that includes one-third work, one-third scheduled activities, and one-third personal downtime. Morning time is reserved for work, with all meals eaten together as a team. The afternoon is reserved for team building or downtime, with offsite activities planned as well. The team is broken down into smaller groups for team activities to build memories together. Danielle also discusses ideal locations for team building experiences, such as Cancun and Europe, depending on budget and accessibility.

Throughout the interview, Danielle's upbeat personality and sense of humor shine through. The hosts enjoy bantering with her, and the interview offers a lighthearted and informative look into the world of corporate event planning and entrepreneurship.

Whether you're an aspiring event planner or simply curious about the ins and outs of starting a business, this podcast interview is a must-listen. With valuable insights and practical tips, Danielle Snelson offers a roadmap for success in the world of event planning and beyond. So sit back, relax, and tune in to this engaging and informative conversation.

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