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What is VisualWOW?

A play on words:

      VISUAL, adjective

  1. relating to seeing or sight.
     
    WOW, exclamation
    1. expressing astonishment or admiration.
 

Visual = Photographs, WOW = Cool

Visual WOW = Cool Photos!

After more than 30 years as a professional photographer in the LIVE EVENTS industry, Jack Hartzman has learned all of the tricks and tips of the trade. Follow along each week as Jack discusses important topics such as relationship building, scaling your business, and adjusting with the changing industry. No matter your place in the live events world, we all have a “Visual WOW” moment to share.

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Jack Hartzman

YOUR HOST

Jack Hartzman is a professional photographer with more than 30 years behind his Canon cameras. Jack’s decades of experience in the industry range from portraits and weddings to conferences and live events. He is a coach, mentor, motivational speaker, producer, director, podcaster and all around really good guy.

When not behind the camera or microphone, he plays guitar in a local 80’s band and quite an accomplished home chef. 

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Monica Vidal

CO HOST

Monica Vidal is a Photographer, Podcaster, Consultant and Business Coach. She is extremely talented in the art of listening to the human element of problem solving. She has a deep history with ILEA, the International Live Events Association, and the Special Events community and has received multiple awards from both.

Today, she is the backbone of the WTA Photography studio as well as the Visual WOW podcast, along with her partner & husband Jack.

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What Listeners are Saying:

TheRealRHulsmeyer
Event Gold
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I’ve listened to the first 20 or so episodes and each has given me insight and inspiration for my own career in the Live Event industry! I have know Jack, Monica and many of their guests for years and I still learn more about all of them listening to these great interviews, stories and conversations. If you are in anyway involved or interested in Live Events, this is a great opportunity for an inside look from the perspectives of true industry leaders!
Jellinport
Great listen!! Worth the time!!
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I’m a subscriber of many podcasts and was very excited to see this new podcast come on board. Jack and Monica are a king and queen in the industry and have decided to use their expertise during these difficult times to help others. Episodes ive listened to bring other industry experts to talk about how they have pivoted their business during Covid and how they see the future. Each episode has wonderful lessons, helpful hints and tidbits. I highly suggest if you were in the entertainment and hospitality industry To subscribe.
Googlemop
Audio wow too!
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Jack’s humor coupled with his compassionate depth makes this podcast always a worthy listen with his diverse guests! You walk away a better human after listening!
Event Firecracker
Informative and Inspiring
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I have known Jack and Monica for over 22 years. They even photographed my wedding 20 years ago!! But I also worked with them on corporate events in NYC. They are well-connected, evolve with improvements in technology and most importantly, a blast to listen to. We can talk for hours and laugh nonstop. I love the variety of featured guests on their podcast. Enjoy learning, connecting and get inspired in our new world of technology and COVID with this podcast.
Kimberly Weitkamp
The WOW needed for creatives
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Jack has decades of experiences in the photography industry and is sharing such powerful tips for how to pivot. He's got the business and creative podcast you need to listen to for anyone in the creative industry right now.
The original nice guy
Holy WOW!!
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Jack is delivering all kinds of goodness on live evets! With his experience I can't wait to tune in each week to learn more about having a live event. This is a dream of mine and I will be getting every nugget from Jack that I can!
KindSoul111
Yes please!
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Thank you for bringing me nuggets that I can immediately apply and use. 🙂
Dr. Sarah David
WOW...the ultimate pivot!
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Jack Hartzman does a stellar job of leading creatives down a strategic path he journeyed personally to pivot in order for his business to thrive. If you are and event based business or service where face to face is a way of life, then you need this valuable podcast in your toolkit. Excellent job in leading your profession and being of service...Highly recommend. BRAVO!
Robin O'Donovan
A true events pro!
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You'd be hard pressed to find more seasoned event professionals than Jack and Monica, and the fact that they've managed to pivot so beautifully in this industry, during a year when events have plummeted, is awe-inspiring. Don't miss their interviews with event pros on the cutting edge of what is possible now.
L, Jordan
Can you say BOOM!
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This is a fun podcast that I am so excited to listen to. The fun appeal is very explosive. The stories are very colorful and provide a dive to the stories of our life. I can’t wait to hear more stories of those a pat of this adaptation, I feel the WOW inspiration. The future is with us.
Zach Dalin
Can’t wait to hear more!
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Jack has decades of experience in the event industry. This is a must listen for event pros (photographers, planners, DJs, HMU artists, etc.). Great stuff!
Susan Dascenzi
This is definitely a WOW itself!
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I absolutely LOVE the name of this podcast because it's really about how to pivot and shift in this ever-changing world we're now living in! And knowing his experiences, his expertise, the way he views the world through the metaphoric and literal lens, this is truly going to be a WOW for anyone who wants to learn and grow...not just those in specific business industries...business and personal...it's going to be a true WOW indeed! Thank you Jack!
Erica Ross-Krieger
Wow What a Welcome!
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Jack's Welcome is a big Wow! If you are an entrepreneur anywhere in the creative or event industry, this is the podcast for you. Stuck because of this pandemic and time in history?, Jack is an inspiration on How to break out of the box of the usual usual and step into new territory. I'm in the coaching industry, but this still makes major sense for me and I'll be listening to more episodes! Loved it!
Homeschoolmom9318
This is going to be a total WOW
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No kidding. I’m so excited to hear more about visual wow and creating those wow moments. After hearing of Jack’s background, I know this is going to be an epic podcast! I’m not a professional photographer but I’m a pretty dang good amateur one. I’ve made the mistake of hiring or not hiring the right photographer for events that needed to have those wow moments captured on film for eternity, and I’ll regret those decisions for as long as I live. I’m looking forward to hearing Jack especially with this ‘new normal’ for the next little while.
DJ Doug Sandler
A pros pro. This show takes the industry to the next level
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Whether you want to get event industry content or simply great business advice, Jack Hartzman and Monica Vidal deliver — BIG TIME. Never before has the economics of the events industry been changed so dramatically — this show brings reality to the expression “pivot or perish.” If your livelihood is in events, this is a MUST listen. Well done Jack and Monica! I’m looking forward to hearing Jack especially with this ‘new normal’ for the next little while.