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Ep. 49 Talk About Industry Associations with Kevin Dennis

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Episode 49: Talk About Industry Associations with Kevin Dennis

In this episode, Kevin Dennis and I talk all about industry associations. Kevin is the national president of WIPA (Wedding International Professionals Association), and he takes pride in his leadership and involvement in industry associations, past and present. We discuss the time and financial investment in associations, how it relates to becoming an expert in your community, and how associations can benefit your business–now and in “normal” times.

If you’re curious about connecting with an association or making a bigger commitment, then you need to listen in. Kevin and I both have long histories in associations, so we’ve got all the goods for you.

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Kevin Dennis has a deep love and respect for education. As he embarks on his latest endeavor at WeddingIQ, Kevin seeks to develop a hub of information and opportunities for the industry

As an event industry veteran and owner of Fantasy Sound Event Services, Kevin takes pride in his leadership and involvement in industry associations. He is a past chapter president of the Silicon Valley NACE as well as the national president for WIPA. Recognizing a need for networking in his own region, Kevin founded the Tri-Valley Wedding Professionals in 2010 and the association has now grown to a membership of nearly 700 pros.

A respected thought leader and national speaker, Kevin was recently ranked as one of the top 3 speakers at NACE Experience. He is an ongoing contributor to Catersource and SpecialEvents.com and has been featured in BRIDES, Martha Stewart Weddings, and the Travel Channel, among others. He recently received the Certified Professional in Catering and Events (CPCE) designation from NACE.

Key Takeaways for Industry Associations

  • The Wrong Kind of Networking
  • Meeting But Not a Member
  • The Power of Webinars
  • Leadership
  • Starting a New Association
  • “When you know better, you do better.” Maya Angelou

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Title Track Voiceover: Melissa Disney

Editor: M. Lynn

Photos: Courtney Paige Ray

Cover Art: Magnoliahouse Creative

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