Hot air ballooning šŸ˜†

I’ve just gotten back from some training (always working on making things better for my customers), one of the luxurious gifts I can now deliver are Hot air balloons, seriously the most fab thing I’ve seen, they take ages to make and are quite simply sumptuous and are ready to be delivered today, order by 1pm Melbourne time to have it delivered before 5

#ilovelearning

Balloonacy@work

I am so grateful that I get to do what I love for work, but it’s been a hard long slog to get here, if you don’t know or haven’t found it yet, there is still time to get in the industry if not exactly the field.. gotta have a go or you’ll always wonder 

Passing Work Around

Building a team can be tricky when you work for yourself, one of the things we do as Entertainers and Event co ordinators is share the love around, when there is a Job that I cannot do due to time constraints, I heartily recommend several of my competitors, and they in turn send work to me, when we have a big decor install or event, we book each other and everyone gets to wear each others T shirt or banner during that event/decorbuild.

This is important for two reasons,

  1. It’s always good to work with a team even on an adhoc basis, being alone all the time sends some small business people batty.
  2. What goes around comes around, this is true in life and n business, when we support each other, we all move a step forward, being jealous and guarding your customers can only make the customers anxious and therefore less likely to book you. by sharing the love with your peers, they in turn will share with you.(community is Awsome)

Have a Fab week my friends

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This is what being a Professional is all about, Being Prepared

So many times I get questioned about why we are expensive, and I get it, you want to look after the budget, but this is why you want want to only work with professionals.

Today, I was twisting balloons and entertaining the crowd, 

A little girl about 12 so not that little I guess, at the front of my line fainted, as a Professional, I have all  my insurances and working with children’s checks, and a senior first aid cerificate, And nearly 20years working with children.

 I’m lucky to have caught her before she hit anything, I let her down gently and made sure her head did not hit the ground, put her into the recovery position and, as others (thank you parents that came in to assist when this happened, you are awsome) called her carers and management, we started cooling her down, this was all done calmly, and methodically.
 Her little sister was also in the line for balloons so after we got sister 1 squared away, cold cloths and cold water, carers in attendance I made her the best poppy troll-like balloon I could, I made sure she had down and got her to smile and relax.

This is my life.

 Being an entertainer means I am always prepared, I have a first aid kit with me should it be required, I am very conscious about health and safety because you and your children are my responsibility, both in entertainment and in safety when I’m booked, because accidents happen my friends, A professional entertainer will always Be Prepared, even if it’s not me, make sure you are sure of whom you are working with
Be well my friends 

Mel

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