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Welcome to The Referrals Podcast with Michael J. Maher!

Feb 6, 2024

Nothing kills your hosting confidence like throwing an event that ends up being a dismal failure. Sending out invites, having no one show up and not generating referrals will make you want to throw in the towel.


It’s easy to take it personally, but the problem isn’t you, it’s the events system you’re using.


How did our guest go from event stress to an event that generated 17 referrals for her, and 15 referrals for vendors? What are some of the steps she took to increase attendance?


In this episode, real estate agent, Elizabeth Waloweek shares how one event restored and increased her hosting confidence.


One of the things that was a plus for this particular event was the location and its connection to the community. -Elizabeth Waloweek


Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode  


-How to get valuable contact information

It’s easy to get discouraged when emails or text messages bounce back. How do we figure out why they didn’t go through?


-The secret to profit center events

How do we turn outgoing referrals into our next event sponsors? 


-Connect to the community 

How do we find venues that will give people one more reason to attend the event?


Guest Bio

Elizabeth Waloweek brings over 18 years of real estate to the table. From administrative roles to Human Resources Manager, her diverse background brings organizational skills and effective negotiation to the table. Originally from Wisconsin, Elizabeth has lived in various places, including Colorado, New Mexico, and Switzerland, before settling in Kent, Washington, where she has been a resident for 20 years. Beyond her real estate career, Elizabeth engages in activities that reflect her vibrant personality. Gardening, hiking, and square dancing are among her passions. But what truly sets Elizabeth apart is her dedication to community service. She actively collaborates with seniors and those facing life challenges, spending over a decade bringing joy to residents in assisted/independent living facilities. From assisting at a local homeless shelter to serving on the Leadership Committee for Relay for Life, Elizabeth is deeply committed to making a positive impact. Connect with Elizabeth on LinkedIn.


Episode: 327

Title: From Hosting Hesitance to Confidence! How Elizabeth Waloweek Transformed in 1 Successful Event

Host: Michael J. Maher