Talking Tickets 24 July 2020–Viagogo! Marc Geiger! Football! More!

Hey There!  Thanks for being here again this week. Each week this newsletter continues to grow all because y’all are sharing it with your friends and colleagues. If you like what I do here tell your friends and colleagues to sign up by visiting this link. Where has the year gone? I can see August from here.  I do have a …

2 Thoughts On Sports Business, Tickets, and Live Entertainment Right Now

Like a lot of folks, I’m curious about how long this shutdown in life is going to be and what the implications of this battle with the coronavirus is going to mean for our country going forward. As a big Peter Drucker fan, I’m also not inclined to sit around and just wait for things to come my way, I’m …

How Do You Plan For The Future When Everything Is Up In The Air? What Is Your Value?

This is the first part in series of pieces that I’m going to put together about planning in a crisis or planning to move forward in a downturn or unexpected challenging time.  In the Slack channel I created for folks in the world of live entertainment, sports, and the arts, I’ve set up a book club where we are reading …

Business Book Club–First Selection

As a way to take folks’ minds off of the news and get people focusing in a positive direction, I wanted to throw out the idea of reading a few books that are relevant now. I’ll start with Peter Drucker’s Managing In A Time Of Great Change.  Peter Drucker had one skill that is really helpful in such uncertain times, he …

3 Ways Ticket Folks Can Deal With the Immediate Impact Coronavirus Pandemic

I’ve heard from dozens of folks over the last 4 or 5 days about the impact that the coronavirus is having on their business. It is a really devastating time for a lot of folks right now and I can’t sit here and give you any idea when things will even begin to start functioning again, let alone return to …

3 Tips For Being Effective During the Coronavirus Panic

I have been chatting with my friends and colleagues this morning and people are concerned, panicked, stoic, and other emotions. First, all of your emotional reactions to what we are all coping with right now are valid. So don’t feel bad or wrong because you are experiencing something. Voice that feeling and recognize it. It is healthy. Since this is …