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

6 Core Entertainment Strategies to Make Your Restaurant Entertainment Successful

Balloon Hat Restaurant Entertainment

What are some quick balloon designs to do at a restaurant? A popular question: What are some quick balloon designs to do at a restaurant? A quick answer would be, “go to the Facebook line twisting group,” but that’s terrible advice. Let me show you why- First, I need to explain the restaurant environment. Typical … Read more

4 Warning Signs To Look For – TheTip Will Be Small

Imagine you are entertaining at a restaurant. You see five kids waiting for you. A mom pulls out a handful of singles, and each child is given one dollar.  Does this affect or change your entertainment style? Ten one dollar parent happened to me the other day, and I noticed my entertainment style changed. I normally upsell … 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

How To Get Bigger Tips

Thirty years entertaining and I’m still tweaking how to get people to dig deep into their pockets and pull out cash. I use a tip badge, comedic banter along with a clear tip bag showing people I’m more than willing to take their disposable money for the exchange of a balloon animal. I recently read … 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

Restaurant Performing, Some Tips on Tips!

I have been performing with balloons in restaurants now for just shy of a decade. In my experience, I have learned a few do’s and MANY don’ts in what seems to work best in increasing my tip income. I have found six main categories that seem to influence an audience’s willingness to empty the coin … Read more