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Sep 7, 2021

Ever wanted to take a trip to see the Titanic resting on the seabed or have a private dinner at a museum in Florence with Andrea Bocelli serenading you? Steve Sims has created these world-class events, a SpeakEasy coaching experience, and more! Discover what Steve says are essential elements to any event, how to keep the crowds engaged, and how to deliver true impact during fundraising events. These tips will have people begging to come to your next event.


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Conversation Highlights: 

{00:57} Introduction of guest

{06:46} The world of publishing. 

{12:46} How can nonprofits do that better? What's the difference between a nonprofit and a for-profit event? 

{24:03} When you have fun you can see the difference. 

{25:11} Comparing Nonprofits with the Speakeasy. 

{29:31} Figure out what it is the people attending want, and then give them what they want. 

{32:59} why we need to get better at communicating. 

{45:25} Which experience had the most impact on you personally?


Remarkable quotes: 


I went on a journey to ask people why they were successful, and I was not.

I didn't want to work for poor people because they don't pay for things. 

I just wanted to know what made successful people tick. 

If you want to have a chance to build what you want to do, you've got to be able to design what you want. 

You want to get as much money and payout as little in doing the event. That's your selfish goal. 

And I'm not saying I don't care about your cause. But I am going to say that it is not my focus on this event. 

Because let's be serious, there's nothing looser than a credit card coming from a happy person

Move with purpose. Don't do anything by accident, so I wanted to have an event that just had top-notch people. 








 Bio: Steve Sims

Do you know anyone that’s worked with Sir Elton John or Elon Musk, sent people down to see the wreck of the Titanic on the seabed or closed museums in Florence for a private dinner party and then had Andrea Bocelli serenade them while they eat their pasta – you do now

Quoted as “The Real-Life Wizard of Oz" by Forbes and Entrepreneur Magazine, Steve Sims is a best-selling Author with "BLUEFISHING - the art of making things happen”, sought-after coach and a speaker at a variety of networks, groups, and associations as well as the Pentagon and Harvard – twice!


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