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14 minutes | Aug 10, 2022
#122. The Importance of Effective Communication on a Team
Our team has had to learn the easy, and sometimes hard ways to communicate. Time and time again we are learning the best ways to communicate with one another, about projects, with our clients, and we want to share with you why it’s important. Communication is a skill each professional should have. Why can it be so challenging at times? Tune into this episode to learn from Cam that the many different avenues for communication you can set up for your team and the benefits of pouring into these avenues. Here is a sneak peek of what this episode consists of: [3:11] Creating Pathways For Communication [3:52] Avenues for Communicating [6:40] Team Ideas and Strategy Building [9:00] Communicating After Work Hours [11:18] Communicating with Event Partners Product or Affiliate Links Slack - A workplace communication software Asana - A task management software All Things Asana - The Render Podcast Episode 120 Next week we will drop an episode about crafting an intentional sales process for your clients.
29 minutes | Aug 3, 2022
#121. Buzzwords All Rental Companies Should Know
Ever wonder what some acronyms or terms are that you hear in industry-specific meetings? Some terms are easy to figure out but every now and then you hear one and maybe don’t want to interrupt the meeting to ask. In this episode, we’ve compiled a list of buzzwords that you should know that are used all the time in the rental and vent industry. As Cam breaks down each acronym and term, we hope that at least one stands out and helps you understand more about how to work with other vendors in serving your clients. Here is a sneak peek of what this episode consists of: [3:34] Common Sales & Marketing Terms [9:12] Episode Call To Action! [11:05] Common Corporate Terms [15:41] Render Educate - A Global Education Brand [23:11] Certifications & Associations Product or Affiliate Links Networking with Net Nelson - A Render Podcast episode over the importance of networking. Rental Pro Community Facebook Group - A network of industry professionals. Next week we will drop an episode about how to communicate well with your team.
22 minutes | Jul 27, 2022
#120. All Things Asana - Our Task Management System
Whether you are running your rental company on your own or managing a team, you need to have a task management system in place. For some of us, that might be a sheet of paper or a notebook with a running list to get done. For others, it may be an online or digital system to track the status of each project. Here at Render, we utilize and love Asana. For us, its design is perfect for overseeing each of our projects and for collaborating with our many team members to ensure tasks are complete. We wanted to break down what specifically we use on Asana and how we think it can benefit your team. We understand that depending on where you are at with your business, a task management system might not be something you're willing or able to invest in right now. However, once you are able, we believe it is extremely worth it and that Asana is one of the best out there! Here is a sneak peek of what this episode consists of: [5:26] We All Need A Task Management System [10:48] Asana App Benefits [14:08] Using Asana As A Team [18:25] Pros & Cons & Non-Negotiables For Your Software(s) [20:52] Send Us Your Podcast Requests Product or Affiliate Links Asana - The primary task management system we use at our company. SOP Bundle - Does your company have a collection of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)? Check out this resource available through Render Educate for setting up yours! DM us on Instagram - Like Cam shares in this episode, send us a request for any podcast topics you would like us to address pertaining to your rental company or business. Write us a review - If you enjoy listening to our podcast each week, please write a review to share with us and others why you enjoy Cam’s teaching on the Render Podcast. Next week we will drop an episode about buzzwords you should be using or aware of in your business!
13 minutes | Jul 20, 2022
#119. Juggling Business & Busy Schedules
Today’s show will teach you the tips Cam uses when navigating life as a mom, leader, and business owner. We recognize that it’s not only parents and partners that are busy. There are many people who have to juggle schedules regardless of the people in their life. So many different things can fight for your time! Volunteering, sports, entertainment, and other various types of community involvement can lead to juggling. Listen to this episode to learn how planning to succeed will help you accomplish being intentional in your relationship while taking care of business. Here is a sneak peek of what this episode consists of: [2:24] You Don’t Have To Be A Parent To Be Busy [6:48] How Do You Schedule Your Time? [9:17] Intentional Planning & A Joy List [11:33] Resource For Time Blocking Product or Affiliate Links Time Blocking Your Schedule with Tara Titsworth Next week we will drop an episode about Asana and how it keeps our company going.
30 minutes | Jul 13, 2022
#118. How We Buy & Source Our Inventory
In this episode, Cam shares with our listeners how the Render team sources and buys new inventory pieces to add to our collection. In addition to the ways we find our products, she includes tips on deliveries for new products, conversations to have with wholesalers, and how to ensure your new inventory is in line with industry trends. Tune in to hear the mistakes we’ve made when adding new products, and what methods have proven the most successful for our team and clients. Here is a sneak peek of what this episode consists of: [2:49] Want to learn more about what we do? [2:36] The #1 Thing You Need To Thrive [8:33] The Ways We Source Product [14:59] Understanding Shippment Timelines [19:29] Creating Custom Pieces [25:37] Always Get Referrals For Contractors Product or Affiliate Links RBA - Render Educate has over 600 students worldwide who participate in Rental Biz Academy, online resources, and listen to our podcast. Want to learn more than what we share here? Consider purchasing RBA today to expand your rental company! Podcast Blog - Did you know that we release a blog for each podcast episode? Find those here! Free Rental Community Facebook Group - A group for creatives to ask any questions they may have to pertain to the rental and event industry. Next week we will drop an episode about juggling a busy schedule… always.
23 minutes | Jul 6, 2022
#117. Balancing Work & Parenting This Summer
The odds that we have some parents listening to this podcast feel pretty high. In this episode, Cam shares the struggles she encounters and tips to make it through the summer by balancing work and parenting. It’s so normal to have worked over summers while kids are out of school. It’s easy to be jealous of those who seem to have more free time with work off their plate. We want to share how you can still make fun summer memories by being intentional with your kids. These are the days they are going to remember and they go by so fast! Here is a sneak peek of what this episode consists of: [4:26] Understanding Your Kids Needs [8:47] Mom’s Being Intentional With Time Off [12:26] Talk About Your Time Expectations [14:53] Prepare Any Help You Have Product or Affiliate Links Enneagram Reading - The Enneagram is Cam’s favorite personality assessment and can be so helpful for understanding more about your kids on a deeper level. Read about it here and consider if this is a good next step for your family this summer. Busy Boxes on Pinterest - Create Busy Boxes for your kids while you focus on your daily task list. Pinterest has so many creative ideas! Write us a review on Apple Podcast (here’s a “how-to”) - we choose episode topics based on your feedback! Next week we will drop an episode about sharing tips on how we source and buy inventory.
11 minutes | Jun 29, 2022
#116. Taking A Break In Tough Times
As you might be feeling, there’s a lot happening in the world right now. As you approach leading your team/business, there are always going to be outside factors to consider. It helps to keep an eye on current events and what’s happening in the world so that you can lead with compassion all while making the best decisions for your company. We want to encourage you that this is a good time to re-focus on your goals and specifically the mission of your business. Here is a sneak peek of what this episode consists of: [2:01] Leaning On Your Community In Tough Times [3:03] Emotional Resilience [5:52] Create Space For Tough Conversations For Your Team [8:27] How To Lead Right Now Product or Affiliate Links Dare To Lead by Berene Brown - A Book For Leaders Over Leadership Next week we will drop an episode about how to have an intentional summer with your kids.
39 minutes | Jun 22, 2022
#115. The Process Needed For Expanding Your Offerings
This week on the Render Podcast, Cam discusses how to expand your offerings in your rental company and how to make the best decisions moving forward on expanding. The thought of expanding or adding another product/service may sound daunting but it shouldn’t! Keep in mind the tips from this episode, and plan to succeed by listening to Cam’s advice on this topic. Grab a notepad, open slack, or start an Asana task list because we are about to cover a lot pretty quickly and you will not want to miss anything! Here is a sneak peek of what this episode consists of: [4:37] Core Steps For Expansion Intro [9:20] What’re Your Clients Asking For [21:23] Talking With Your Team About Expanding Offerings [26:28] How Much Do You Charge? [36:08] Marketing + Maintaining Your New Offering Product or Affiliate Links 10 Years Of Render Reel - We celebrated 10 years as a company last month. Check out the joy and growth we’ve embraced. Render TikTok - Friends, we’d love to connect with you on TikTok! DFW Industry Friends Facebook Group - A virtual platform for events industry professionals to make requests, engage in conversation on trending topics, and ask for advice or assistance on client projects. Stay tuned for next week’s topic!
64 minutes | Jun 15, 2022
#114. Examining the Relationship Between Rental Companies and Planners
Amber Anderson is the Leader of Refine, a community of planners located in Austin, Texas, and loves the ability her position gives her to bridge the gaps between rental companies and planners, all on behalf of the client. In this episode, Amber and Cam discuss important hot topics, clauses in rental contracts, how to best serve your client, and what working with the right team can accomplish. Tune in to learn all the details! Here is a sneak peek of what this episode consists of: [2:48] Refine [11:00] How Planners And Rentals Companies Can Work Together [13:38] Do You Need To Pay OT On Weekends? [33:18] Showing Products That Fit Your Clients Needs [40:50] Why You Should Send Surveys [48:02] Budgeting Needs vs. Wants When Renting [52:53] The Right Partners Can Boost Your Client Experiences Product or Affiliate Links Refine - Ambers Community of Wedding Planners in Austin, Texas Instagram - Refine’s Instagram Account Next week we will drop an episode about expanding your offerings as a rental company.
38 minutes | Jun 8, 2022
#113. Turning Your Community Into An Extension Of Your Marketing Team
This week, Cam had the honor of sitting down with Anna Tutckaia, the Head of Marketing at ManyChat and Co-Founder of Scalefully, a Digital and Growth Marketing agency located in San Fransico, CA. The two discussed the different benefits of utilizing your community, made of up prospective and past clients, as an extension of your marketing team. Press play to learn more tips on how to connect with your community, maximize partnerships and stay connected to your core products while balancing your sales and marketing efforts. Here is a sneak peek of what this episode consists of: [4:41] Defining Your Products & Clients [13:11] Benefits of Sharing Your Audience with Other Brands [21:48] Staying Connected with Past Clients [28:08] Why You Should Use ManyChat [32:44] Final Tips for Extending Your Marketing Product or Affiliate Links ManyChat - You can try 1-month of ManyChat Pro completely free - just go to manychat.com and click “Get Started.” Once you sign up for your account, all you’ll need to do to unlock this offer is use the code “PODCAST.” This is a limited opportunity though, so be sure to sign up before all of the offers are claimed! Next week we will drop an episode over the planner and rental company relationships.
55 minutes | Jun 1, 2022
#112. Why Upselling Is Good For Your Clients
Here is a sneak peek of what this episode consists of: [3:10] Asking For The Sale Is Icky [6:32] S.A.L.L.E.S. [9:00] Easier To Upsell Returning Clients [20:25] Our Clients Don’t Think As We Do [32:22] How Upselling & Marketing Work Together [36:25] #1 Forgotten Question [47:30] Who You Are Working With [49:00] What Makes Upselling Exciting Product or Affiliate Links Website - Emerson Reese Creative Instagram - @EmersonReeseCreative LinkedIn - Kelly Ann Peck Next week we will drop an episode about how you can transform your community into an extension of your marketing team.
51 minutes | May 25, 2022
#111. Leadership Team - Team Series
This is the final episode in our team series that we've been sharing for the past month. We have introduced you to our Sales, Creative, Operations, Floral, and Leadership Teams. We hope you have enjoyed the deeper look into what we do here at Render and how each person's position is designed to serve our clients and community while propelling our company forward. Don't miss this final episode over our Leadership team, their stories, and their mindset when approaching vision casting and problem-solving at Render HQ. Here is a sneak peek of what this episode consists of: [2:38] Your Team As An Aircraft [9:33] Vision Casting & Problem Solving in Leadership [13:42] Staying Connected as a Leadership Team [20:46] People Are A Resource [26:06] Tracking Engagement as a Business [27:06] Sales Goals & Big Clients [33:10] Budgeting & Saying Yes [35:45] Propelling the Company by Supporting the Team [42:00] Cam’s Favorite Memory Product or Affiliate Links Goodshufle Next week we will drop an episode with a special guest about upselling your rental orders.
35 minutes | May 18, 2022
#110. Floral Team - Team Series
Like each area our team series has covered in the past couple of weeks, there is so much more to our floral team than people realize. In this episode, Cam and Allie discuss the floral team here at Render, who we hire as freelance designers, how COVID has impacted the industry and pricing, and why we seek to create something our clients truly love. Listen in to hear more about Allie’s work and how well she serves our team as our lead floral designer. Here is a sneak peek of what this episode consists of: [3:29] Cross-training Benefits [9:02] Seasonal Blooms & Pricing [16:50] Mass Amounts of Free Flowers [21:43] Different Designer Pay Rates [26:15] The Importance of the Perfect Bouquet Product or Affiliate Links Design Deck Importance for Your Quotes Asana Slack Render Google Review’s Jess + Blaine Reel Morgan + Braden Reel Next week we will drop an episode for our leadership team in this team series! As our final team series episode, Kaley Goodall and Gabriel Messenger will join Cam to discuss our leadership team and how they constantly have our team and company’s best interest in mind when making decisions.
54 minutes | May 11, 2022
#109: Operations Team - Team Series
We know we couldn’t do what we do without them. The true behind the scenes, the muscle of the team, usually the actual face in our client interactions, we give you the Operations Team! Gabriel, John, and Dom oversee our inventory, manage the warehouse and run logistics for our company. Each of their positions are crucial when it comes to the timeliness of executing events and the organization of the entire warehouse. We are so fortunate to have a crew like this and hope you listen to the many reasons why they work well together as a team and what they do to support each other. Here is a sneak peek of what this episode consists of: [4:21] Operations Are A Key Ingredient To Customer Satisfaction [10:24] Handling Event Requests For The Day Of The Event [22:50] Setting New Team Members Up For Success With SOPs [30:06] Learning From Actual Experience [33:53] Making Product That’s [46:05] Three Questions Product or Affiliate Links SOP Bundle Asana Slack Next week we will drop an episode for our floral team with Allie Moore, Render’s Lead Floral Designer.
43 minutes | May 4, 2022
RERUN - Balancing Work + Motherhood
In honor of Mother’s Day this week, today’s episode is all about balancing work & motherhood. Cam is joined by Sarabeth Quattlbaum of SaraBeth Events, Lauren Schmidt of Freesia, and Amy Karp of Amy Karp Photography. All of these amazing women are business owners and mamas! Here is a sneak peek of what this episode consists of: [5:06] Why shared calendars are helpful [14:14] Finding your own personal support system [16:14] Focus on communication + delegation [27:20] Setting Boundaries [31:00] Taking time for yourself [37:10] Tips from the mamas Try out Flodesk for email marketing! Next week we will be back to our Team Series with our Operations team!
31 minutes | Apr 27, 2022
#108. Creative Team - Team Series
Over the next few weeks, The Render Podcast will host the Team Series! Continuing the series this week is our Creative Team. TJ White, Render’s Content Manager, is passionate about authentically portraying our team and the work that we do to serve our clients. In this episode, she shares more about the strategy behind meeting our clients where they are at and posting content they will engage with while staying committed to the Render brand and boosting sales for our different services. Whether your office has a Creative Team or not, the content covered in this episode will provide you with tips or tried and true knowledge about being creative within your marketing and with your brand. Here is a sneak peek of what this episode consists of: [4:03] Prioritizing One Platform for Your Brand [7:02] Everything Should Point Back to Your Website! [15:28] We Track What We Know Helps [18:01] Marketing Stats Sheet + Goal Setting [22:26] Render Team Weekly Joy [25:04] Render Champions Other Socials Product or Affiliate Links Marketing Stats Template Flodesk Email ROI Research Next week we will drop an episode for our operations team! We’re excited for you all to hear from the men on our team as they sit down with Cam and discuss all things logistics!
37 minutes | Apr 20, 2022
#107. Sales Team - Team Series
In the next few weeks, The Render Podcast will host the Team Series! Kicking us off this week is our Sales Team. Kathleen Winchip, Render’s Project Manager, is an expert in fostering client relationships and applying her eye for design to each project. In a deeper dive into what it means to be on the Sales Team, she offers more insight into the most important or growing tasks that she encounters in her role. Whether you have a Sales Team or not, the content covered in this episode will provide you with tips or tried and true knowledge about sales in the event industry. Here is a sneak peek of what this episode consists of: [4:55] Setting deadlines for clients [6:55] Ways to foster client relationships [10:10] Reaching potential clients with SEO [15:15] Getting Involved - Networking Groups! [17:45] Benefits to site packets [28:02 Hearing “No” and staying motivated Product or Affiliate Links: Render Youtube Design Decks - Blog/Podcast Episode Render Insta Wedding Reel PartySlate - Blog Internship Applications Next week we will drop an episode continuing the team series with TJ White, our Content Manager, to discuss the Creative Team!
36 minutes | Apr 13, 2022
#106. Talking Taxes with Dennis Byrd (Rerun)
Let’s talk taxes. While this topic can be daunting, it is one that is so necessary to discuss when owning your own business! Today we are talking all about taxes & giving some tactical tips with Dennis Byrd. Dennis serves as president of Island Famous, Inc., a successful and growing hospitality company that includes three beachfront properties: The Spot, DoubleTree by Hilton Galveston Beach, and Holiday Inn Express & Suites Galveston Beach. In this capacity, Mr. Byrd has built a reputation for turning underperforming properties into profitable venues. With his experience in finance and business teaching, he has an abundance of knowledge in the tax world, which made him the perfect guest for today’s episode. Here is a sneak peek of what this episode consists of: [4:45] What taxes look like as a small business owner [13:35] Growing your top line and your bottom line [26:05] Tips for doing your taxes when you’re just starting out [30:22] Join us for our FREE Masterclass! [32:30] Key takeaways Find Dennis online at http://www.islandfamous.com/venues (Island Famous) and business teaching https://www.facebook.com/watch/thespotgalveston/389887128742967/ (here)! Next week we will kick off our Team Series with our Sales Team!
21 minutes | Apr 6, 2022
#105. Turning Analytics Into Action
Interested in our NEW Marketing Stats Template? Check it out, it's worth your time, promise! This week’s episode will discuss the three types of marketing you should not only be doing but also tracking! The reason we track our analytics is to know what is or isn’t working with our marketing and how we can reach our customers even better. Cam will discuss the importance of tracking your social media, website, and email marketing analytics. She will also provide you with resources on where to gather your data and why you should gather it from the recommended areas. Here is a sneak peek of what this episode consists of: [3:34] Are You Tracking Your Analytics? [7:22] Know What Social Media Works Best For You [10:21] Where You Should Gather Your Data [11:34] You’re Not On Instagram To Track Likes [13:21] Email Marketing & ROI [17:52] The Marketing Stats Template Product or Affiliate Links WordPress Showit Squarespace Goodshuffle API Coding How-To on Youtube Google Analytics Linking A Website How-To Email Marketing Strategies Podcast Episode Next week we will drop an episode kicking off our team series with our sales team! Kathleen, our project manager will join Cam in discussing the ins and outs of their roles.
20 minutes | Mar 30, 2022
#104. Is The Grass Really Greener?
Have you ever thought about owning your own business? If so, have you also asked yourself if it’s worth it? For some people it is and for others, it’s not. Render Founder and CEO, Cam Petty has done both! In this episode, she shares what really matters when it comes to making this decision. Sometimes the grass looks greener on the other side but sometimes is better where you’re at. Owning a business is not better than making a career working for someone else. Meanwhile, making a career while working for someone else is not better than owning a business. Taking all factors into consideration, you have to find the best fit for you and decide what makes you truly happy. Here is a sneak peek of what this episode consists of: [4:52] Different Seasons Of Life & Employment [8:54] Seek True Happiness At The End Of Each Day [10:31] Your Joy List [14:03] Render Employee Confession [16:43] It's Tough To Run A Business Next week we will drop an episode about marketing and tracking your analytics.
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