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Dave Wakeman's The Business of Fun Podcast

Aug 31, 2021

My guest today is Scott Friedman from 'Scott's Takes'. 

We fire it up with some hot takes. We cover monopoly power in tickets. We cover strategy before tactics. Incentives that aren't aligned and a lot more. 

Check out Last week, a new partner signed up and generated $16,000 in revenue...

Aug 20, 2021

I brought back Martin Haigh today to talk about technology and partnerships.

Martin has been on before, but we've been talking about the idea of holistic solutions for partnerships and sponsorships. And, we've been pushing a new SXSW panel on the topic. 

We discuss what he's doing at Total Ticketing as well. I...

Aug 12, 2021

This is a shared episode with Eric Fuller's 'True AF' podcast. 

We are previewing Ticket Summit and the delta variant. 

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Check out my friends at Booking Protect. In March, almost 75% of buyers in the UK picked up refund protection. That's a pretty clear sign that...

Aug 6, 2021

Check out Melinda's site at where she offers you a download with secrets to increase revenue that most businesses miss and a free customer service consultation.

I have often felt like customer service is one of the key secrets to success for most businesses and if you don't take advantage of that,...

Aug 4, 2021

My guest today is Lynn Whitbeck from Future Forward Sales. And, we talked about sales in the era of the pandemic! 

This was a lot of fun! We laughed, we joked, and I think we educated y'all as well. 

Lynn talks about the current environment for sales. We go into prospecting and closing, adding value, and taking...