Onsite Giveaways

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

Onsite giveaways. What’s it all about? Where can you get some? What do they do for you? Onsite giveaways are anything that isn’t expected, contracted, or implied. They are surprises for the people who got you to the event, the people who went the extra mile, and pushed you to their clients. You know–the producers, … Read more

Own a Conference Call Number

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

Have you ever brainstormed with a group of people on the phone, hung up, and forgotten some of the good stuff? It’s a terrible thing to do and a terrible waste of time. Talking with prospects, agents, or the very desirable client conference call should be preserved, and you should be able to listen to … Read more

How to Meet and Greet

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

  Let’s talk about this phenomenon that happens at most corporate events: Meet and Greets. What are they? What do you say? Why are they important? The Meet and Greet is about ten minutes of your life that, if done properly, can pay big dividends to not only you and your career, but also to … Read more

The Other Kind of Follow Up

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

We’ve talked a lot about following up with producers and clients after a show.  From letters of recommendation, to asking them to refer you to three of their associates, to making sure the event was well-received, you can’t lose when you touch base with someone who has hired you. There is nothing better you can … Read more

First Contact with Producers

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

There are hundreds of meeting planners, speaker bureaus, agencies, and corporate event producers out there, and there are hundreds of acts that want to work with them. All of these producers have their stable of acts that they’ve been using for a long time, and really why would they want to try something new? Do … Read more

Understanding Corporate Entertainment Pricing

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

I know we talked about pricing extensively during the seven day training course and also in some of the follow up articles here on the website, but last night on the conference call with the gold members we started talking about pricing and what all the different terms mean. So I thought it would be … Read more

Don’t Be a $100 Act!

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

Q: How do I convince them to hire me over the $100 option when they’re calling around? How’s that for an opening? A reader sent this question in and it opens a big conversation. Agents call you because in their mind this is the kind of gig you do. No matter what kind of gig … Read more