October 5, 2013
time IS RUNNING OUT
Since our last Birthday Bash (which was held on October 8, 2011) we’ve had those who attended ask, “Are you going to have another Birthday Bash?” Those who couldn’t make it and heard about how much fun everyone who attended had we get the comments, “If you have another Birthday Bash, I’m definitely coming to it!”
And we had many comments similar to these.
Once we get back to the hotel, we'll have some time before lunch, so Steve and I will talk about some interesting "behind the scenes" stories, information and history about the Ventriloquist Central website.
As an added extra this year, we are offering an optional group lunch……where everyone (if you want to join us) will get together have lunch at a great little place. They will provide us with a nice room where we’ll be to ourselves along with a buffet style lunch offering a choice of three different entrees, a salad and dessert. It will be fun to have everyone in the same room enjoying each others company. (We will provide transportation).
The afternoon workshops/lectures will be fun as well as informative.
First up will be Bob Abdou and he will be talking about "Write, Rewrite, Perform", showing you how to write ideas and answers to questions, rewrite them and perform all within 60 minutes.
You've seen Bob's "Tidbits" on the Ventriloquist Central blog and this will be kind of an extended version of his helpful information that this professional ventriloquist has to share.
Next up will be my partner (and brother from another mother), Steve Hurst. As most of you know, Steve has his own business with one part of it is building websites and helping his clients with marketing their products and services. As Steve says he "helps you increase sales and profits by utilizing today’s technology."
Steve's subject will be, "How to Make Your Website Work For YOU". He'll show you ways to get the best results out of your website to bring in more shows and opportunities by using a website model that has been PROVEN to work.
Following Steve, we have our good friend Mike Robinson who's been a professional entertainer for most of his life. He's also spent over 10 years performing on the Holland American cruise ships.
Mike's talk will be, "Secrets of Being a Professional Ventriloquist", where he'll give you the "ins and outs" of being a professional ventriloquist. He'll also be doing an extensive Q&A session so you can ask him anything about how to be a pro.
After our afternoon talks, then we'll have an "Open Mike" session for those who want to perform or just try out some new material.
Our BIG Show entertainment will be spectacular this year as well.
First up we have Al Getler.
Al is no stranger to the vent community. Al has performed at theaters, casinos, comedy clubs and colleges across the USA. He has been seen on TV and also been the featured speaker/performer at many of the country's FORTUNE 500 companies, meetings and business celebrations. He was the Director at Vent Haven Museum in 1989.
Since we’re holding this event in October, the Halloween month, who better to have perform than Mr. Dead Guy.
David is one of the nation's premiere ventriloquists and he will make you believe that anything can talk. A twenty year veteran entertainer, David's humor and stellar technique keeps audiences laughing from start to finish. Oh, yeah....did I mention he uses a McElroy ventriloquist figure?
We were able to get a discounted rate at the Hyatt Place Boston/Medford hotel once again. This is a very nice hotel with great accommodations. The normal rate is $219.00, but we’re able to get the rooms for $155 per night (1,2,3 or 4 occupancy.... if you share a room with others you can really save).
So don't delay and make your plans to be at the next Ventriloquist Central Birthday Bash, Saturday, October 5, 2013 in Malden, MA (Boston area).
See you there!
P.S. Only a LIMITED number of people can attend!!! Don't be left out. REGISTER NOW
REMEMBER.....time is running