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Thursday, 6 March 2014

Party Ideas for 2014

Party Ideas for 2014


This is the first time in recent years that many people can see some light at the end of their tunnel as the economic outlook gets better, and in our sector we can sense this by the increase in booking enquiries for the band. It is almost as if there was a correlation between the number of parties that people plan and the economy expanding. So, if you are feeling those sentiments, then 2014 is a good year for planning a party. It really does not matter so much about the scale, it is more important to invite people who matter the most to you.

 
It is easy to feel obligated to invite certain friends because you have not seen them for a while, but why invite people who do not keep in touch? Anyone who has not even bothered to send a text in the past 12 months does not make it to my guest list. I prefer to arrange a special treat for the people who will always take my call and keep in touch. Please let me know your views on this and how you like to arrange your guest list. The last 6 years of economic turmoil has shown that people need to form bonds with other resourceful people in order to stay focused. It is difficult to deal with all the challenges in today's world by yourself and whilst social networks online are interesting, there is no substitute for face to face interaction. A party is the best way to arrange this and a small garden party with some entertainment, food and drinks is one of the easiest options to arrange, if you have a garden.


 

If you only have a small apartment, then you could team up with someone who has a garden or hire a venue. A garden is a luxury in a crowded city, so finding a suitable venue will be a challenge. Community centres are an option and nowadays some churches have a function room for hire. Beyond that, you are faced with the more costly venues or hotels with function suites. I have ruled out derelict buildings, but I am sure that some may qualify if you are lucky to find the right one. If money is not a concern, then you may like the venue ideas in this pinterest page, Venue Ideas.
Arrange your party in 2014 and if you wish to use our service for entertainment, you can visit the website, www.steelbandhire.com

 

Friday, 11 January 2013

How to Make Friends? (Networking & Party ideas)

How to Make Friends? (Networking Party Ideas)


Quality friendships are priceless. You meet someone for the first time and a bond is formed which connects you to that person. This post looks at some of the simple ideas for making new friends by networking and arranging parties.


One of the easiest things that you can do is to arrange a garden party and invite just 10 people, but ask each person to bring 2 people that you have never met. You can also request that they each bring a bottle of drink to share or you take the responsibility for all the refreshments.

 
Nowadays, you can use social media to set up a unique group and create a barrier to entry so that only those with similar interest can join. This strategy is popular on Facebook and LinkedIn. Some groups are so successful that they have weekly events.


To make new friends at these events you will need a certain amount of confidence to approach a complete stranger and start talking. The last thing that you want is to be seen standing by yourself. The best way to deal with any confidence issue is to be prepared and speak to the first person that makes eye contact with you. Start by saying hello with a smile and they will respond. From here, it gets more tricky so you need to focus. When you start a conversation, the person will want to know who you are and which company you are from or what you do. Keep it brief and do not hijack the conversation and make it all about yourself. See if you can explain what you do in just 2 short sentences and then allow the other person to do the same.


If you find yourself attracted to the other person, it will get more challenging. Should this happen, there is no preset response which works in all situations, but you could try taking more interest in what they are saying and exchange business cards. Whatever you do, there is certain etiquette which you should remember; do not get too excited or too loud, don't forget their name and no personal contact like touching or patting on the back or shoulder. Depending on how affluent your guests are, there will be many other attractive people at the event, so keep it brief and move on. As the host, you should arrange some light entertainment to create the perfect ambiance and ideally have a regular supply of canapes. The choice of music or live ensemble is important and should not make conversation too difficult by being loud. A steel drum band was not an obvious choice for networking parties, but we now have excellent relations with event planners who trust our expertise in this area.
 
 After the event, you must follow up by thanking all your guests through the social platform and issue a bulletin about the upcoming event. Do not issue a series of bulletins, you need to give the impression that each event is really special. If you become successful at arranging such events, there will be opportunities to monetise the situation. You will also become a magnet and attract new friends and social followers.

Should any of these ideas work for you, we are happy to accept a gratuity and you are welcome to refer to this article in any promo material.
 

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Where is the best place to live? (Why London is popular)

If you could choose where to live, which city would it be? Where is the best place in the world to live right now?



London gets my vote. The city is going through a metamorphosis and will look very different by 2020. It already attacks over 30 of the richest people on the planet, the luxury property market is vibrant and there are lots of parties throughout the year.

 
The city has one of the richest cultural mixes of any capital and there is a special bonding between Londoners which is both friendly and courteous. Lots of weddings take place in the capital which unite different cultures and makes unique connections.


London was also named as the best city in the world by Trip Advisor in May 2012 and receives millions of visitors each year.


It looks impressive from all angles.


There is also a permanent security guard to watch over you.
 
 
  The capital is filled with history and as I was having drinks at St Pancras station, I took this photo.

 
The station connects London with mainland Europe and soon there will be HS2 which will make it easier for commuters to access London from other cities in the U.K. For a closer look at what's on in London, you can subscribe to a free weekly online paper. Please share your views on the best places to live and give a reason why.