The Zedoj Red Ties and Stilettos Weekend is happening again for the third time on September 27-29 at the Moon Palace in Ocho Rios. RTS CEO and event planner Jodianne Murdock caught up with guest writer and TV host Donovan Watkis to share her insights on the upcoming entrepreneur weekend.
Donovan: Tell us who is Jodianne Murdock?
Jodianne Murdock: I am a serial entrepreneur. I own an event planning and production company Zedoj Events and Weddings. We are a full-service company that specializes in wedding planning, design, décor, floral arrangements and audio/visual needs.
Donovan Watkis: How did you make the transition from event planner to conference organizer?
Jodianne Murdock: I am still an event planner but the conference idea started out as a dream to inspire other entrepreneurs to follow their passion and set real goals and accomplish them.
DW: Explain what is RTS Weekend?
JM: RTS Weekend is an All White Beach Bonfire Party, VVIP Exclusive Brunch with movie actor and superstar Vivica Fox. The weekend includes a VVIP & VIP Red Carpet Cocktail and the main event is the Red Tie & Stilettos Conference happening at the Moon Palace Resort in Ocho Rios. It will be hosted by Debbie Bissoon with Keynote Speaker, Vivica A. Fox and special Guest Speaker, Krystal Tomlinson.
DW: Some people might look at the roster and and ask, is it a conference for women only?
JM: Not at all. We have male panellists such as Shamar Clarke, Kevin Foreman, Phillip Lynch, Stephen Hamilton and you (laughs) Donovan Watkis.
DW: Why did you choose Vivica Fox as your guest speaker this year?
JM: I met Vivica at the Essence of a Boss Conference in New York City earlier this year. I invited her to speak at the conference and she accepted right away without hesitation.
Vivica is a television and household favourite as an actress for many generations. She is an author, producer and embodies the spirit of the consulate entrepreneur.
She wears all these hats so well and we believe she will have solid advice and great vibes for other Entrepreneurs on how to be successful in not just one area but multiple disciplines simultaneously.
DW: What are some of the other reasons persons should come to RTS Weekend?
JM: It is a lifestyle conference for persons who want to better themselves. We have added two categories for the panellist discussion in the areas of Corporate Sustainability & Media, Branding & Entertainment along with the usual Boss Entrepreneur Panel. We have other international speakers and panellists this year along with our local powerhouse speakers.
DW: Will all the events be held at the Moon Palace hotel?
JM: The Welcome Beach Party is hosted at Pearly Beach, Ocho Rios to allow our guests extended party hours without restrictions.
DW: Do persons have to stay at the hotel to attend and where can they get tickets?
JM: VVIP Season Passes are Limited and almost sold out.
You do not have to stay at the Resort to attend the events but we recommend you do to maximize on the ‘RTS Entreprecation’ Experience.