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Happy Holidays - November 20, 2007

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Magical Balloon-dude Dale’s
Update Notice
November 20, 2007

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www.mbd2.com Update Notice
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1) Happy Holiday’s
2) New Web Page
3) Stocking Stuffer
4) Member of the Month
5) Entertainment Tip 29
6) Forum Update
7) Finger Puppets
8) November Articles
9) RSS Feeds
10) Contact Information
11) Classified Ads
12) Sponsoring Advertising Information
13) Link to US for Support
14) Closing
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Happy Holiday’s
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The holiday season is quickly approaching and I, like most entertainers, finding it difficult to juggle family and business responsibilities.  But this is nothing new for the seasoned entertainer to run themselves ragged trying to keep up with the demand of the season.  Family and friends understand and pardon our absence from holiday events. As I scurry from one holiday event to another trying to avoid slow-moving traffic I can only think how nice it will be in January when I can sit back and do nothing. So before this holiday season flies by in a wink of an eye. I would like to wish you a Happy Holiday.

If attending an event that has an entertainer, remember this is a stressful time of year for them. So offer them a big smile, a thank you and wish them and theirs a very Happy Holiday.  A little cheer can go a long way on those frustrating nights when time, weather and holiday shoppers can plague an entertainer’s flight.
So spread the word to all to hear, Happy Holiday’s from me to you and all that care.
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New Web page
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I have been working on some new marketing and have built a new web page for corporate event entertainment. You will find the page at http://www.mbd2.com/tradeshow/Corporate_Event_Entertainment_Cocktail.html. If you see any typos or grammar mistakes please email.  Thanks ;-)
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Stocking Stuffer
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Say Happy Holidays with an mbd2.com store gift certificate. Purchase $25, $50 and $100.00 certificates and your special entertainer can be redeeming them for merchandize at the mbd2.com store. 
https://www.mbd2.com/online/store/comersus_listItems.asp?idCategory=74
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Member of the Month
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In 2005 I started the mbd2.com member of the month. One member has the distinct honor of not only being the first Member of the Month, but also the first to receive the honor twice… Patrick van de Ven has been a balloon artist who has shared his designs with the mbd2.com forum. Patrick’s designs have been original and inspiring to the whole balloon twisting community. Congratulations Patrick on becoming November’s 2007 Member of the Month.

Mbd2.com Award Requirements
http://www.mbd2.com/forum/Award_Member_OfThe_Month.asp
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Entertainment Tip 29
Picking up the Spare Birthday Party
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I like it when I can pick up parties close to home, especially with the increase in gas prices. Here is a tip on how to pickup the spare birthday party close to home.

If you look around your city and neighboring cities you will observe that you have local bowling alleys. Bowling alleys have birthday party packs.  These bowling packages are typically one and a half hours bowling and an hour in the party room. Many times parents will ask the bowling alley if they can recommend or have suggestion for additional entertainment.  Have the bowling alley recommend your services.

Stop in at your local bowling alleys and introduce yourself and your services to the party manager.  Bring a balloon design as a gift with a stack of business cards.  Written on the back of your business card is the name of the bowling alley and a party discount. Make sure you include “discount only valid for parties at XYZ bowling alley”. Give the cards to the party manager and let them know that you will give the bowling alley customers a discount if they book the party at their facilities.  If things go right, you will be able to pickup a spare birthday party from time to time. Do enough events at the bowling alley you can work out an arrangement with management to work the bowling alley on special family nights. Who knows, you may even get a perfect game and get a steady birthday party business out of the bowling alley. So check out your local bowling alleys for “spare work”.

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Forum Update
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The forum update had been completed and users are getting accustomed to the new layout and features. If you not a member, why not?  Registration is free for 90% of the site. Make a donation to the forum and gain full access to the chat room, instructions, post classified ads and much more.  Learn more about the forum at http://www.mbd2.com/forum/
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Finger Puppets
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The long awaited DVD by Rick Mohr and Bob Rumba has arrived. This DVD will teach you 11 different balloon finger puppets.  Included in the DVD is two dog puppets and a new technique called the “Glovette”. Learn more about the DVD at
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November Articles
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New balloon routine article by Bonnie Davis and Spotlight is on Andy Mcdonald
http://www.mbd2.com/forum/articles/index.php?option=com_content&task=section&id=6&Itemid=79

Articles are posted throughout the month, so please stop in regularly to keep informed.  These individuals have taken time out of their busy schedules to write articles, please take the time to read them.  Thanks

If you would like to contribute an article, please email me dale@mbd2.com - subject articles and tell me what you would like to write and how often. 

Article Section
http://www.mbd2.com/forum/article
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RSS Feeds
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Want to keep up to date with all the happenings with Magical Balloon-dude Dale and the balloon entertainment community?  Then subscribe to the following RSS feeds:

All Feeds
http://www.mbd2.com/forum/xml_feed.asp 

Dales Press Release Feeds
http://www.mbd2.com/RSS/Dale-mbd2.xml

Contact Information
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Make sure you have the correct telephone number and information on how to contact mbd2.com or Dale directly.  Please go to the contact page and click on the vCard.  This will automatically add contact information to your outlook and palm pilots.
http://www.mbd2.com/Contactpage.htm

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Classified Ads
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This section is viewable to mbd2.com unregistered members. (You can purchase a 1 year subscription for ($50 US). These subscribers will have access to place unlimited Classified Ads. Classified Ads must meet the approval of mbd2.com prior to placement.

To Purchase Classified Ads
Please contact sale@mbd2.com
View Posted Classified Ads
http://www.mbd2.com/forum/classifieds_1_3/index.php?method=showhtmllist&list=advertisement_popular&clearoff=1
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Sponsoring Advertising Information
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If you are interested in paid advertising, or exchanging newsletter ads to a large group of people, then consider the mbd2.com Update Notice.  We reach over 4,000+ individuals and the list is still growing.

Interested parties, please email me at mailto:dale@mbd2.com?Subject=Advertising rates. We are happy to swaps with quality, audience-appropriate newsletters and merchants.

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Link to us for Support
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Please Link to Us, as we are a FREE service and need your support to bring you more new and exciting features. Thanks
Check it out at:
http://www.mbd2.com/linkinfo.htm
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Closing
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