Creating EPIC Experiences | Carolene Méli

community building Jul 25, 2022

"How does someone feel like they belong? By having an experience that is highly personalized."

We have all been to great events, gatherings, and seen the magic of a well-put-together show (hello, Coldplay concerts). Are these amazing experiences just luck? Nope. There is an industry of “experience strategists” and today we are going to find out exactly what it takes to be the mastermind behind epic experiences

Our guest this week, Carolene Méli ((May-lee)) designs experiences for a LIVING (how cool is that?) says that she is “completely obsessed with 'the experience'. Over the last 15 years, she has led over 50 experience teams in 17 different countries and has created an array of experiences from VIP events and employee development programmes at Cirque du Soleil, to community wellness events at lululemon athletica and one-of-a-kind VIP Lounge evenings on the Marella Explorer cruise ship.

Today we are digging into the high-level philosophy behind creating epic experiences and learn the tactical steps to designing your own AMAZING events. From identifying the impact that you want to create all the way to learning how to facilitate “defining moments” this conversation will inspire you to take the principles of “in real life” (IRL) events and use those to craft more a more engaging and memorable community.



FROM TODAY'S EPISODE:

  • Creating an epic “Experience” (even within a group of strangers)

  • How do we keep a group’s attention and keep them engaged?

  • Creating “defining moments” & spicing up boring “transition” times


WHO IS CAROLENE MÉLI?

Carolene has led over 50 experience teams in 17 different countries and have created an array of experiences from VIP events and employee development programmes at Cirque du Soleil, to community wellness events at lululemon athletica and one-of-a-kind VIP Lounge evenings on the Marella Explorer cruise ship.

Now as an Experience Strategist and Advisor, she work with leaders to improve connection and commitment in their teams and communities through in-person experiences. She does this through a combination of experience design and operational excellency.

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