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

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

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

Recap of Day One: 100 Articles in October

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

Boy the first day is the hardest.  Checking, double check, and even triple checking to make sure everything goes as planned.  I had enjoyed reading Patricia Bunnell How to Make a Rat with a Chef’s Hat, which is a great balloon design.  I think I will use it for my restaurant this Halloween, just remove … Read more