Restaurant Work: Learning from the Hard Knox

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

Working in a restaurant will present you with numerous challenges as a performer. By writing down what happened at your event, you can improve yourself as an entertainer. Though this is true at any event, my experience has shown restaurants to be the most enlightening. Recently I had a restaurant gig where I had a … Read more

Professional Essentials for the Entertainment Business

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

As I’m growing in my business, I’m learning that there are a few tools of the trade that one cannot live without as far as being a professional entertainer goes. I’ve made a quick list of the things that have stuck out most in my mind over the past week and included a small statement … Read more

Secret Sales Tactic for Restaurants

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

When I go out to pitch restaurants, I expect to walk away with at least one tryout at the very minimum. So, a lot of times I’ll make it my goal to get a tryout before I allow myself to have lunch. Thursday I woke up hungry, skipped breakfast, met up with my associate, and … Read more

10 Tips to Keep a Restaurant Client Happy

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

The following are the basic guidelines I use and teach to those interested in restaurant entertainment. This is just the short list of basic guidelines that act as a preamble before the full chunk of the manual is reviewed. I provide them here as a list of suggestions for others interested in working restaurants as … Read more

Balloon Artists get Free Hugs!

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

Working with the public all the time, I’ve found that very few people are actually as grateful as you’d imagine they’d be. It is very rare that someone comes up and actually says thank you. Now, I don’t mean the people who have their mommy’s come up and remind them to say thanks, I am … Read more

Success is 99% Failure. – Soichiro Honda

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

The greatest asset in this business is failure. That’s right! – Failure. I know some of you are thinking that I am insane, but I want you to try and hear me out. First off, what is failure to a balloon artist? Is it when a balloon pops? It is when a design doesn’t look … Read more