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

The Best Knots To Know for Balloon Decorating

Knots use for balloon decor when using fishing line

Here’s the problem. You are working with a newbie, and they miscalculated the length of the monofilament line that needs to anchor the balloon arch.  Their solution? Tie a knot like tying a balloon. The problem is, monofilament line, AKA fishing line requires special knots. People who like to fish will tell you first hand, … Read more