Powerful Businesses To Watch During The Covid-19 Pandemic

Mickey Mouse wearing a face mask

In this article, I will discuss Covid-19, Disney, and the future of larger events. Covid-19 is a super leach that attached itself to our world and is draining it of social interaction.  Amusement parks, community events, and sporting events are struggling to develop a protocol for dealing with this pandemic. I do not have specialized … Read more

Fun – Simple – Must Know – Elf Sword For The Holidays

A Fun Elf’n Sword Frustrated with kids bugging me for swords during the Christmas party, I developed this quick and easy Elf sword. It all started when I was hired to entertain kids at a company Christmas party.  Like many parties, the kids outnumbered the entertainers, and I brought in reinforcements to ensure the kids … Read more

Don’t Make This Mistake While Shooting A TV Segment

When I arrive at the WGN Studio at 7:30 AM, I was greeted by the WGN helicopter landing in the parking lot.  I walk in the studio with Traffic Reporter Sarah Jindra. I was directed to the cafeteria by security to wait.  Nothing special as it just a room with vending machines, tables, two TVs … Read more

Mind Mapping “AWESOME”

It bugs me when I see the same message posted or tweeted over and over again on a friend’s social media site because they have associated all the sites together. As a result, I’ve mind mapped my social media tweets and post to ensure I don’t spam my followers. The concept of mind mapping was … Read more

Entertainer Creates Awesome TEDxNaperville Stage

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

The room goes black at TEDxNaperville and there in glowing neon balloons is the cryptic word “awesome”. Balloon entertainer Dale Obrochta has visually mind mapped Jill Shargaa’s presentation, “ Please, Please, People, Let’s Put the Awe Back in Awesome” out of twisting balloons. “This was a first for any TED/TEDx talk”, says TEDxNaperville producer Arthur … Read more

I’m being replaced

Place your hand in a bucket of water and quickly remove it. The water ripples as you extract your hand, but notice how quickly the water settles down, restoring calm. That’s what it is like when you’re replaced. I was working with a colleague and reminiscing about the Chicago White Sox. We both worked with … Read more

To Achieve Success You must Perform

We have all heard, to be good at anything you need to practice, but practicing and performing are two different things. Take a movie star and place them in a Broadway stage show, where there are no second takes. They must adapt, cover up, and make corrections on the fly. This is one reason why … Read more

How To Take Two Simple Halloween Balloon Figures And Make It Awesome

I have always been a fan of combining balloon figures and Halloween is the time of year when I like putting a twist on designs. Popular among the kids is photobombing, and I thought what would happen if a ghost decided to photobomb a teenager. What would that look like? Well a couple of balloon … Read more

Deli Counter Meets Balloon Entertainment

“Number 24” yells the woman behind the deli counter. I look at my ticket, 53. It is going to be a while. I might as well do some shopping and come back later.  It does not matter how long you stand in line or where you stand, the next number is 25.  You cannot push … Read more