Episode 012

Beyond Boundaries: Redefining Event Dynamics with Sondra Shannon

Unveiling Entrepreneurial Journeys of Visionaries Scaling to New Heights in Business

Welcome to the Business Amplified Podcast

The purpose of the Business Amplified podcast is to speak with other entrepreneurial guests on their journey of gaining more exposure and thereby drastically increasing their bottom line. We feel that an entrepreneur (regardless if you are brand new or been in business for years) must start doing things differently and more in the public eye in order for people to know who they are and that is where greater successes occur. 

Sponsored by Optimal Performance Academy

This show is sponsored by Optimal Performance Academy.  They are a business coaching and educational company designed to assist entrepreneurs on their epic journey through building a successful business.  

Show Summary

In this insightful podcast episode, Sondra Shannon, CEO of GetMaster Technology, shares the transformative power of networking, collaboration, and the often-overlooked role of food in building lasting business relationships. From personal growth lessons to overcoming the pitfalls of complacency, Sondra and host Kevin discuss the importance of thinking big, setting ambitious goals, and fostering connections in the dynamic world of attractions and events.

Show Notes

  • Networking and collaboration are pivotal for business success, as emphasized by Sondra Shannon, CEO of GateMaster Technology, who believes in the mantra “your network is your net worth.”
  • Sondra recalls a standout speaker from a recent event, focusing on the importance of shared meals in fostering connections and building stronger relationships in business.
  • Drawing from her experience in the attractions industry, Sondra highlights the role of food in creating memorable experiences, citing Herschend Entertainment’s commitment to “creating food worth eating over and over again.”
  • Both Sondra and host Kevin stress the significance of connecting with like-minded individuals at events, underscoring the potential for collaboration and shared interests.
  • Sondra shares personal and business growth insights, detailing her journey from thinking too small to envisioning a more significant future for GateMaster Technology.
  • Overcoming the challenge of complacency, Sondra advises against getting too comfortable in business, urging entrepreneurs to set ambitious goals and avoid stagnation.
  • Sondra’s passion lies in helping attractions of all sizes succeed, extending an invitation to connect on LinkedIn (Sondra Shannon) or via email (Sondra@gatemaster.com) for further business discussions.
  • The conversation concludes with gratitude for creating a platform for meaningful business discussions and a shared commitment to encouraging entrepreneurs to play big and push their comfort zones.
  • Both hosts express their dedication to helping others, with Sondra highlighting her passion for assisting businesses in achieving their goals.
  • The engaging conversation underscores the value of connections, the importance of shared experiences, and the transformative power of thinking big in business.

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Sondra Shannon

Guest Bio

Sondra Shannon is a seasoned professional and influential figure in the realm of event management and technology. As the driving force behind GateMaster Tech, she brings over two decades of expertise to the table, making her an invaluable asset in the industry. With a firm belief in the power of networking and collaboration, Sondra advocates for the significance of breaking bread with fellow professionals, emphasizing the role of shared experiences, especially in the world of attractions and events.

Her journey as an entrepreneur spans 23 years, marked by a commitment to continuous growth and a determination to think beyond the confines of comfort. Sondra’s passion for business extends beyond her role at GateMaster Tech, as she actively engages with the community through platforms like LinkedIn. With a vision to help attractions of all sizes thrive, Sondra embraces challenges and shares her extensive knowledge to guide businesses toward success.

Sondra Shannon’s story is not just one of personal achievement but a testament to the transformative power of setting audacious goals. Her ambitious vision for GateMaster Tech is to aid every attraction, from the local to the global, in achieving unprecedented success. Through her insights, Sondra inspires entrepreneurs to break free from limited thinking, encouraging them to aim high and embrace the vast possibilities within the dynamic landscape of the attractions industry. Connect with Sondra on LinkedIn (Sondra Shannon) or explore GateMaster Tech‘s offerings at www.gatemaster.com for a firsthand experience of her dedication to shaping the future of attractions and events.

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Guest’s Website:  GateMaster Techwww.gatemaster.com

Sponsor: Optimal Performance Academyhttps://OptimalPerformanceAcademy.org 

Business Amplified Podcast page: https://BusinessAmplified.net/podcast

Pre-Interview for podcast (15 minutes): https://BusinessAmplified.net/preinterview

Discovery Call with Kevin for Business Strategy Session (45 minutes): https://OptimalPerformanceAcademy.org/discovery

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