Kristin Banta of Kristin Banta Events, Inc. returns to the podcast today to follow up and share some updates! Kristin Banta Events is headquartered out of Los Angeles and specializes in event design, planning, and production. She has been featured on several television stations such as Bravo, Style, Food Network, and Fox and in countless publications such as Martha Stewart Weddings, InStyle, Inside Weddings, Southern Living Brides, and the Los Angeles Times. She has even been the recipient of numerous awards including Best Social Event by BizBash and Best Wedding by Special Events.

It has been over five years since Kristin was last on the podcast in episode 26, and so much has happened since then, especially the COVID-19 pandemic. She talks today about what she has learned as a result of the pandemic and how her process has changed, what is different about doing a premiere afterparty as opposed to a wedding, how she navigates burnout, how she discusses prices with clients and what her pricing strategy is, and so much more!

Andy really appreciates being able to catch up with Kristin and really encourages listeners to go back and listen to episode 26 if you enjoyed this episode. He would also be really grateful if you were to share this episode with a few people you know who might also enjoy it. Be sure to also subscribe to the podcast if you aren’t already so that you never miss a new episode and to leave a top review wherever you listen, as that really helps out the show and helps people find it!


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Time Stamps

[0:00] – The sponsor of this episode is Zola.

[1:09] – Andy discusses the book that he has been reading recently.

[1:59] – Hear about today’s returning guest, Kristin Banta.

[3:24] – Kristin shares what she has learned about herself as a result of the pandemic.

[5:57] – Kristin agrees that in-person communication is different from virtual communication.

[7:38] – Has Kristin made any significant changes to her process since 2017?

[10:44] – Kristin reveals what’s interesting about doing a premiere afterparty.

[14:23] – Kristin talks on how she deals with burnout.

[16:38] – Does Kristin discuss money with clients or does she appoint someone else to do so?

[19:09] – Kristin explains her pricing strategy.

[19:49] – Why does Kristin no longer engage as much in publicity and media?

[21:40] – What about the near future excites Kristin?

[23:29] – Andy reveals where Kristin can be found online.



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