Brides.com recently compiled a list of the top 11 must-listen-to podcasts for anyone planning a wedding (especially during a pandemic). The Wedding Biz landed on the publication’s top wedding podcast listing for giving listeners all the “behind-the-scenes elements of weddings,” thanks to Andy’s conversations with notable experts in the wedding industry.
The Editor at Harper’s BAZAAR recently published an article for BAZAAR Bride on “The 20 Websites You Can’t Plan Your Wedding Without”, personally picking every product included in the feature. In the article’s “Know the Pros” section (#6), the author includes a recommendation of The Wedding Biz Network’s founder, Andy Kushner, and his flagship show, The Wedding Biz, as a way to “[get] to know the people behind those businesses”!
“There is no better education than a one-on-one interview with a thought-leader, recognized expert, or veteran of the wedding industry. Experience the distilled power of top interviews. The crème de la crème of wedding leaders share their insights, tips, and predictions about the state of today’s wedding world. Manage fear and self-doubt. Understand the role of risk-taking. Pricing strategies.”
“If you’re ready to start your own podcast, you can learn from Kushner’s trials and tribulations. In the beginning, Kushner felt like there were times when interviews got away from him a bit. Kushner tries to steer his interviews with a direction in mind, but he also aims to create a dialog during his podcast episodes.”
In this week’s episode of Nayri Unveiled Podcast special guest Andy Kushner of The Wedding Biz Podcast joins in talking all things handling fear and feeling burnt out in business. How he fell back in love with his work and the birth and purpose of The Wedding Biz Podcast. We’re also talking about different ways to nurture yourself and your business during this quarantine period of COVID-19.
Visitors look to BizBash for venue discovery, event style, technology, and tools for their next event. Thousands of event professionals attend in-person events in major cities in the United States and Canada! Listen in as Andy Kushner discusses how vendors—which he prefers to call “creative partners”—can become more strategic, helping craft an experience rather than just providing a service.
“This episode kicks ass because I talk to Andy Kushner, a well-known Entertainment Designer who truly gives an experience like no other. I liked him right away the very first time we connected and once you listen in you’ll understand why. Seriously, he makes me want to plan a wedding again, which if you know me says a LOT.”
What happens when the most prolific thought leaders and icons in the wedding and event industry get together for a conversation with the super creative Andy Kushner? You get The Wedding Biz Podcast. It’s Andy’s goal to elevate the wedding and event industry by interviewing top professionals in the industry.
“I am hoping that this episode’s guest, Andy Kushner, from Andy Kushner Entertainment Design, will convince you that your music and entertainment choices should be considered with as much forethought and gusto as catering and your venue, as chosen wisely, it will transform a wedding into an unforgettable event.
Andy is going to help us get our shit together when it comes to shaping our vision for the day, in particular using live bands and interactive wedding entertainment to the mood and atmosphere that you envisage.”
Andy Kushner is a Corporate Hacking extraordinaire who’ll teach you a thing or two about his process for cutting through the corporate environment. I found the two of us very much aligned with our philosophies on working to live, not living to work, and ensuring that everything we do is rooted in purpose.
“Andy Kushner: Singer/songwriter turned entertainment business owner in the Washington, DC, area but with an international footprint. Previously working a day job in the corporate world and being pitched by one of the most successful and highly respected publishing companies in Nashville at the time, he now has an entertainment design company that has been featured in the likes of the Washington Post and whose top act is internationally known, having played the opening of a stadium in Mexico, at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, and very recently in Singapore. He talks about walking away from the Nashville opportunity as well as the ins and outs of his current endeavors.”