Month: March 2019

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live: Grrr-ific Interview with Company Manager Max Kaufman

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live, King for a Day, is coming to DPAC on April 6th, 2019, for two shows. And today, company manager of the show (and Durham native) Max Kaufman comes on to talk about why Daniel Tiger is so important, its message of kindness, and his career in theatre. Tickets for all of…

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What Makes DPAC Special, with Jacob Holland, President’s Club Membership Manager

Welcome to the first episode of Backstage at DPAC! Today’s guest is Jacob Holland, the DPAC Johnson Lexus President’s Club Membership Manager.  The reason he’s our first guest is because he absolutely epitomizes the spirit of DPAC. Jacob loves theatre more than anyone, is a walking encyclopedia of theatre and DPAC knowledge, and simply eats,…

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54: SEO for Wedding Vendors, with Jason Gillikin

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is all about making sure your website is found instead of your competitors’ websites, when people are searching on Google for your service or product. In today’s episode, digital marketing veteran Jason Gillikin gives four basic tips (Keyword Research, Google Business, Title Tags, and Content) to improve your website’s rankings in…

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1: Jonathan Hill, The Pilot, 9/27/71 – 12/5/14: Loving Husband, Son, Friend, and Father of 3

Welcome to the first episode of the Beyond the Obituary. On this podcast from Renaissance Funeral Home in Raleigh North Carolina, we go beyond the obituary to get a better sense of who those people were who have passed on. What were some of the stories that define them?  We’ll hear from the people who…

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Backstage at DPAC Trailer

Welcome to our new podcast, Backstage at DPAC! DPAC is the Durham Performing Arts Center, located in the American Tobacco Historic District of downtown Durham, North Carolina, right by the Durham Bulls Athletic Park and within walking distance of incredible hotels, restaurants, and more.  Our theatre has 2,700 seats and we host over 200 events a year. From Broadway shows, to concerts,…

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53: How to Prevent (or Manage) Difficult Clients, with Wedding Planner Erin McLean

Nightmare Clients. If you’ve been in the wedding industry long enough, no matter what vendor category you’re in, you’ve had them! So what do you do?  Erin McLean, owner of McLean Events in Raleigh North Carolina, comes on the show today to give her tips on avoiding the nightmare clients before booking, what she has…

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Season 1 – Episode 008. Understanding Your Why and The Power To Lead Others To Success

Hailing from Durham, NC, Greg Boone has gone from being a leader as a college athlete to becoming the 2018 NC Technology Executive of the Year. Greg leads a growing technology firm, he shares his wisdom with you on getting the best from his team and how he identifies exceptional talent. Overcoming some personal health…

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52: Candice Coppola on Why You Need a Business Plan

Candice Coppola – wedding planner at Jubilee Events, business mentor, podcaster at Power in Purpose, author of The White Dress in Color: Inspirations for the Modern Bride, Barbados resident (I’m not jealous, YOU’RE jealous!), and more – comes on the show today to talk all about the importance of making a business plan! Whether you’re…

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Season 1 – Episode 007. The Recipe For Success: Clients, Culture, and Community.

North Carolina native, James Forrest left his role at one of the largest corporate law firms in the state to strike out on his own almost ten years ago. That leap of faith is something to be admired and with his personal relationships, grit, and hustle, James Forrest has built one of the largest single…

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51: Diversifying Your Wedding Business with Maddy K

Madeleine Kojakian, better known as Maddy K, is a wedding planner and serial entrepreneur.  She has had many successes (and many failures) in diversifying her business, and she comes on today to talk about if YOU should diversify your business, when the right time is, when is NOT the right time, hiring tips, and how…

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