In this episode, your host Emma King chats with Paul Abbott, an event specialist, coach, and author of the book ‘Events are Easy’, discusses his journey and experiences in the events industry. His book provides a guide for those who need to organise an event, detailing the challenges and misperceptions of the industry. He also elaborates on his personal life, emphasising the importance of spending time with loved ones and pursuing hobbies. He sheds light on his transition from permanent employment to starting his own business. Moreover, he touches upon the importance of learning, reflecting, and growing both personally and professionally. Finally, he discusses the significance of making speakers feel welcomed and valued at events, and the role it plays in executing a successful event.