Entertainment Options for Your Celebration

Selecting An Appropriate DJ For Your Event

Posted by on Mar 3, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Selecting An Appropriate DJ For Your Event

If you are hosting an event in the near future, you may have considered hiring entertainment to keep guests enthralled during their stay. Many people hire disc jockey services to play music during happier events. Since events vary in intensity, hiring the right person for the job will be key in keeping guests entertained throughout the event. Here are some tips to consider when hiring a disc jockey service so you end up with entertainment that fits the crowd. Do An Interview Beforehand The best way to find a disc jockey that will work with the crowd is to interview several beforehand. Ask each service to speak to the exact person who will be present at the event as you will want to get a feel for their personality and how they may interact with people. If you are hosting a child’s party, you will want to hire someone non-threatening who seems to enjoy the younger set. On the flip side, a disc jockey who normally plays in nightclubs may not be best for a retirement party scenario. Talking to the disc jockey about their past performances may give you an idea whether you click with their style. You will want someone upbeat as they will be the person getting people out on the dance floor with their banter and music selections. If someone seems too withdrawn, pass them by and select someone else. Ask About Music Selection Knowing what music a disc jockey has available will make a world of difference to those attending the event. If a disc jockey is limited in music choices, it will make an impact on the guests if they ask for requests. Ask each disc jockey how extensive their library is and whether they are able to get harder to find tunes if you give them a list of selections you would like played. If this flusters them, move on to someone who has the capability to get any song needed. Some disc jockeys work with compact discs or turntables only, limiting their music playing capabilities. Finding someone who uses digital media is best as they are usually able to get any music style you desire, sometimes within minutes. Find Out About Extras When hosting an event, it is always nice to have a few extras available for guests besides just music. Ask each disc jockey what comes with their music package. Some will have lighting to help get guests into the mood to hit the dance floor. Others will bring along a screen to show off pictures or videos throughout the event. You may be able to give the disc jockey a flash drive with photos you would like to share, and they would display them on the screen while playing music. Some disc jockeys have karaoke capabilities for those who want guests involved in the entertainment a bit more. They would have the fun of singing to the crowd, becoming a star in the process. See if the disc jockey offers props such as blow up guitars or sunglasses to hand out during popular tunes. Entertainment by James Grant Productions could be a good place to start when looking for DJ...

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How To Improve Your Stand-Up Performance

Posted by on Oct 14, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Improve Your Stand-Up Performance

If you’re an aspiring young comic who is looking to improve your stand-up performance, then there are plenty of things you can do. The great comics have all dedicated themselves to their craft. Do the same and hone your skills by following some of the advice below. Practice Your Routine On Your Own….And Video Tape It In order to be a good stand up comic, you need to know how you look when you’re performing. It’s vital in understanding if you’re exhibiting any nervous tics, or moving in a manner that is hurting your delivery. You might be moving too slow, pacing too much, or staring down at the ground. By videotaping your routine on your own, you can adjust your physical movements and pacing before you step on stage in front of an audience. Take A Class In Improvisation You are eventually going to be performing in front of an audience. An audience is unpredictable. You might have to deal with hecklers. You might also want to incorporate an unresponsive audience into the routine to liven up the set. An improv class is going to teach you how to think on your feet. Even if you don’t plan on doing improv style stand-up, it would be a good lesson in how to use the immediate situation to your comedic benefit. Take An Acting Class If you are nervous on stage, or just confused about how to move around, then you should definitely take an acting class. The main benefit to the acting class will be that you will learn how to conduct yourself on stage, in front of other people. This is especially powerful for people who are stuck in front of the microphone, unsure about how to even move their hands. Actors who train for the stage learn how to move around and create dynamic tension in a small space while still delivering their lines. Use this information to improve your comedic set. Record Your Routines In Comedy Clubs Once you’ve started playing in the clubs, you need to record your routines. You can do this with a small audio recorded. What’s important is that you hear the audience’s reaction to your material. You want to hear what they find funny, where they are laughing. The moments in your set where there are dead spots, or when you flow into a joke too soon and don’t let the audience stop laughing, are the spots where you need to adjust your routine. Go to websites about comedians for more...

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2 Types Of Pool Table Fabric That Might Be Right For You

Posted by on Jun 29, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 2 Types Of Pool Table Fabric That Might Be Right For You

If you’ve moved into a new home that features a game room, then like most, you’ve probably considered pool tables. Besides the size of the table, did you know that you should also consider the type of pool table fabric to purchase?  Below are considerations that will help to guide your decision:  Woolen Fabric Did you know that various table models are outfitted with different grades of cloth? While wool is the main material that the cloth is made out of, the pile of the wool can vary. Also, some pool table cloths are made with blended materials.  What if you’d like to purchase a simple table that you’ll use strictly for fun inside of your personal game room? What if you just want to use the table as a way of entertaining guests who visit you for a day of kicking back at your house? Your best bet is to purchase a table that’s covered in known as woolen cloth. This is the type of cloth that’s blended and is comprised of around 60% wool.  It’s called woolen because it’s notorious for developing balls and piles. It resembles the look of felt, but after extended periods of use, it will resemble a pair of cotton pajamas that has developed fabric balls after too many cycles in the washer and dryer. You’re going to see this type of cloth used on tables that are purchased by recreational centers like bowling alleys, or your local corner bar. You can have fun using a table covered in woolen cloth, but don’t expect to win any serious awards using a table covered with this type of cloth!  Worsted Fabric If you’re looking for a table to use at home that will allow you to practice for tournaments, then you definitely should purchase a table that’s covered in worsted wool. This is the type of fabric that’s knitted together like a fine suit. This is the type of pool table fabric that’s known for its smooth surface, and speed. In fact, this is the only type of fabric that’s allowed to be used on tables in the professional player’s game circuit. It’s going to cost you a pretty penny to purchase this type of cover, but if you hope to win tournaments, then it’s money well spent!  As you can see, your purpose for buying a pool table will inform the type of cloth that’s appropriate for the table. ...

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3 Entertainment Options To Consider For Your Next Party

Posted by on May 14, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Entertainment Options To Consider For Your Next Party

Throwing a party can be a lot of fun, but finding the best way to entertain your guests can be quite difficult. Thankfully, there are many different options available to you, such as hiring a DJ, caterer, or video game bus. Caterer One of the best ways to entertain and keep your guests happy at your next party is to forgo fast food or pizza and hire a caterer to provide your event with good food. A caterer will not only be able to cook a wide variety of foods, but he or she will also be able to prevent you from having to do all of the work when it comes time to clean up after the meals.  In addition, a catering service will be able to design a menu based on the type of event or party you are throwing, the time of day, and the length of the party. For example, if you are throwing a more casual party at your home that will last half the day, then the caterer will plan a menu that includes several small, unique meals, as well as snacks and drinks that will last your guests for the length of the event. Video Game Bus A video game bus is a great way to provide entertainment for your guests, and is ideal for children’s parties. These buses will often show up loaded with multiple large television screens and all of the latest video game consoles and games so that you and your guests can enjoy playing together. In many cases, these consoles will be hooked up so that quite a few different people can play at once, whether all together in a single game or playing multiple games. DJ Finally, consider hiring a DJ for your next party in order to provide an interactive and personalized twist to the event. A DJ will be able to personalize the event with whatever music you like, whether you have specific songs that you want to hear or just want the DJ to stick to certain genres. If you are worried about profanity or lyrics that you may find offensive, let the DJ know ahead of time and he or she will make sure to select songs with the type of content that you find appropriate. For more information, contact a company like Prairie Mobile Music. There are many ways to make your party or event stand out. A DJ is great for personalizing your party, while a video game bus can provide a high-tech option that will allow all of your guests to enjoy the games. In addition, a caterer can make sure that your guests are well fed, while also cutting down on the amount of stuff that you will have to clean up after the...

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Go Karting For Better Business

Posted by on May 12, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Go Karting For Better Business

Corporate functions should never be stuffy affairs that involve rubber chicken dinners and cold side dishes. The point of gathering employees together is to foster goodwill and promote better communication between departments and management. Boring dinners and endless meetings have the opposite effect, leading those in attendance to image themselves alone on an island where memos and mission statements cannot find them. Smart management offers employees entertainment opportunities to inspire positive attitudes and corporate loyalty. Go Karting A prime group activity is go karting. A speedy little go kart is the great equalizer, putting department heads and mail room personnel on the same level. Just climbing into a miniature race car makes the most pessimistic person smile. The actual racing gives participants the excitement of maneuvering around a track while avoiding the risks of the big car version. An afternoon at these races inspires friendly competition and healthy laughter.  Mini Golf Another great place for business meetings is the mini golf course. Perfect little wonderlands, these courses provide many charming obstacles the golfer must overcome. These outings are always great fun, but mini golf is also a good skill-building exercise. Some of these benefits are: Improved hand-eye coordination More cardiovascular exercise Better math skills More patience Improved strategy Most of all, the benefit is stress-relieving fun and bonding with employees and employers. The pure joy of shedding adult responsibility for a few hours to golf through a maze of fantastical barriers makes the visit worthwhile. Creativity and positive attitudes then follow the employees home and to the office.  Advantages A relaxed staff is a more creative one. Studies have shown that fun at work promotes productivity. Some corporations such as Google and LinkedIn offer activities like volleyball and ping pong on their campuses to give their employees a break from repetitive tasks. After playing an arcade game or two, workers return to their tasks with new energy and focus. Plus, employees with these recreational opportunities tend to be quite loyal to their companies.  For those businesses without these on-site recreational activities, a visit off campus for a run at the go karts or a session of mini-golf serves the same purpose. These trips can lessen stress while promoting bonding among the staff. When the group members return to work, they take a more relaxed and productive approach to their jobs.  Business and fun do mix.  Employees enjoying their work are happier, more positive people, and they take those good vibes to work with them. Talk to an event planner for more information on corporate event planning in...

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