How To Identify A White Sharpie Marker

White Sharpie marker used for drawing on balloon animals

Did you know there are two types of white Sharpie markers? Can you quickly identify the difference between the two Sharpie Markers? One is an oil base marker, and the other is water-based. The paint drying times are the same time, look identical when the paint tries, and the cost is about the same. As … Read more

New Grim Reaper Candy Cup for Halloween

Grim Reaper Candy Cup Balloon Instructions

Halloween is that time of year when I, a balloon entertainer, get creative with my ideas. The cute balloon figures are transformed into ghoulish Halloween treats. A trend that has been happening for several years now has been the balloon candy cup treats. My goal is to create a Halloween balloon candy cup party treat. … Read more

Halloween Ghost that is Easy to Make

Balloon ghost made from a 11 in round balloon

One of my favorite holidays is Halloween. It’s not the gore or the scariness of Halloween that I enjoy – it’s the creativity. That is why my favorite Halloween balloon design is the ghost, as I can use my imagination to change its appearance. I can transform the ghost design into a scary, silly, or … Read more

Bone Weave Is Great For Hiding a Pole

The bone weave is used for balloon centerpieces as a way to cover or highlight a balloon frame

I’m so tired of seeing the three balloon wrap to cover a frame or pole that I had to create a video showing a different option.  I know some people who will say, “Dale, the three balloon spiral wrap is easy, quick, and if it breaks, can be fixed instantly.”   Well, to that, I say, … Read more

Using Instagram To Feed The Social Media Beast

We must feed the social media beast if we want to marketing our business

The social media beast is never full, and I must feed it daily.  Feeding the beast, as I call it, requires constant communication with my inner muse.  Over time I realize that I have created memes, blogs, videos, pictures, infographics, and much of this content is a one and done viewing. Today, I posted to … Read more

Here’s a Great Response To A Text Message

How to respond to a text message

I’m working in my office, and my ears detect the incoming text notification chime from my cellphone. I grab my phone, and it reads, “How much do you charge?” Great, I have to play the twenty-question text game to figure out what they want, or do I? Here’s how I eliminate playing the twenty-question game. … Read more

New for Entertainers – Stand Back, Social Distancing

Social Distancing during Covid-19 educational show

It’s Called The Dance Floor Of Death. Entertainers for decades have shaken their heads in disapproval when an event planner says, “You can set up here for your show as we are keeping the dance floor open for dancing later in the evening.” The void or buffer between audience and entertainer has always been an … Read more

8 Social Interactions That Are Missing In A Virtual Show

Things I miss not having a live audience

Things I Miss Entertaining For A Live Audience I know performing for a live audience is better than a dead audience, so let me rephrase it as an in-person presentation. Here is why in-person shows bring more joy and satisfaction to me as an entertainer. One could argue that you’ll achieve the same delightful experience … Read more

Do I Need Shoes For A Virtual Show?

To wear shoes or not to wear shoes

The Last Thing I Put On, Are My Shoes. It’s been written that you can tell a lot about an individual just by their shoes. Author and blogger Seth Goldin once gave a presentation on stage dressed in a suit and barefoot. Genesis drummer and legendary singer Phil Collins in the 1980’s accepted awards in … Read more