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WBENC certified SBA WOSB

WBENC certified SBA WOSB. Handy Entertainment is proud to announce that it has been recertified as a WOSB and as a WBE. These designations allow certified diverse businesses to compete for government contracts, and for contracts with corporations that contract with the Federal government. This is one step towards leveling the playing field. Preparing submissions for the Small Business Association and the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council WBE certification programs call for an enormous amount of detailed information and documentation, but are well-worth the effort!

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What is a ‘Pop Up’ ?

What is a Pop Up?

What is a Pop-Up and why do you need to know?

A Pop-Up is a simple name for an event that is unexpected, of short duration, a surprise, uses an unusual space as a venue, or any combination of the above.

What’s the difference between a Pop-Up and a traditional event?

In essence, a pop-up is your rowdy teenager (novel, fun, rule breaker) and a traditional event, a Thanksgiving Dinner (you know what to expect, when to expect it, and you have a good idea of who’ll be there and what they’ll be doing and wearing.)

Why create a pop-up?

Could it be about novelty? Or better yet, surprise, intrigue, fun, or uniqueness? Show off your space, the activity, or even the exclusivity of the event. Looking to drive sales, donations, or build your client base quickly? Host a Pop-Up!

What are some examples of Pop-Ups?

Flash mobs, temporary Halloween stores, holiday markets are all versions of pop-ups.

Spread your party out by doing pop-ups—instead of one big bash where everybody feels overwhelmed, break it up into several small segments, mixing and remixing guests and elements—switching them out.

Or use a pop-up to showcase a new space, product, equipment, or way of doing things. Better yet, turn your pop-up into a road trip with dedicated vehicles that transport attendees from one unexpected stop to the next. Want to take it a step further? Deck out each bus with it’s own ‘costume’—decor + entertainer!

What kinds of entertainment do you want?

A Concessional Booth, (similar to our Contact-Free Entertainer Booth) is the perfect place to a) tell your story to someone who’ll listen; b) get unqualified, but heartfelt advice; grab a little nosh on the side.

Great for holiday parties (Halloween!), corporate events, wedding receptions, family reunions, retail events, new business launches, openings, or just a way to see your people, have you a blast and stay safe!

What’s not to love?

Contact us today and let’s get this party going!

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Mammograms and Virtual Events

Virtual Events and Mammograms

You haven’t really lived until you’ve experienced the thrill of running a virtual event or a mammogram.

What is it about women that lets them excel at being put under enormous pressure and coming out intact?

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Five Simple Tips for Presentation Success

Five Simple Tips for Presentation Success
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Moving your presentation outdoors on short notice?

Below are are five simple tips to help you make your next presentation a success. With so many events currently being held outdoors for safety, you may need to make an adjustment or two. Frequently, events are moved outdoors with little or no advance notice. What should you focus on? Be visible and audible!

1. Did you know that the most common reason for audiences tuning out is because speakers don’t use the microphone properly? Get up close and personal with the mic. Set it up so you don’t have to hunch or reach to get to it. The speaker should be close enough to kiss that mic while looking at the audience with ease.

2. Using an LED display screen (which is brighter than an LCD) to accompany your outdoor presentation? Awesome! Set the brightness settings at maximum output. Make sure the display is bright enough to be easily seen in daylight, or set a pin spot light on it to increase visibility in sunlight.

3. What about the text on your slides? What size font should you use? 24-30 pt is recommended, but the bottom line is whether people can easily read it.

4. Enunciate and slow down. Practice your presentation. Record it. Listen to it. YOU know what you’re talking about, but let’s assume nobody else has heard it before.

5. Tell your story. Even if you are not the only speaker, tell your story. Make it short, sweet, and memorable. What do you want people to take away from your presentation?

Most important: Have fun!

Hopefully, these simple tips will help you make your next presentation a success.

 

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