Posts by John Russell

Tips For Your First Video Game Streaming Sessions

Posted by on Jan 27, 2017 in Blog, Entertainment

If you have decided that you want to increase your income by streaming your gaming sessions online and earning money from advertising revenue or page views, then there are a few important things you need to do. Since you do not have any experience with the best practices for video game streaming, you should follow the following time-tested tips that have previously helped other gamers in your position to be successful: Tip: Consider Streaming Games That Are Not as Popular As soon as a new popular game comes on the market, many gamers start streaming it. This means that you have a lot of competition for viewers. However, if you choose to stream a less popular game, then you will have more fans and players of the game who are looking for streams to watch. Also, if you happen to enjoy some classic or retro games, these work well for streaming as well because they will always have people who are still playing and interested in them. Tip: Check Your Technology and Then Check It Again Before Streaming Before your first streaming session ever goes live, first you need to check your technology and ensure that it is properly working. Once you have checked everything, then do a test...

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3 Tips For Hiring And Working With Corporate Entertainers

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017 in Blog

Your next corporate event is an opportunity for your business to leave a lasting impression with your customers and business associates. A major part of a successful event is the entertainment. To avoid a disastrous event, here are some tips for hiring and working with the entertainment for your next business event.   Book the Entertainment Early  One of the biggest mistakes you could make when hiring corporate entertainment is to wait until the last minute to find performers. The longer you put off booking the entertainment, the more likely it is it that you will have trouble finding an available performer.   To guarantee that you have the right entertainment lined up, try to book at least a couple of months ahead of time. If possible, book earlier.   Set the Expectations for the Performers  Before the day of your event, you need to meet with the performers and outline what you expect from them. Some performers have only set skills or tasks that they are willing to perform. Others might have a wider range. By setting the expectations of what you expect from each performer, you can eliminate a situation in which you do not have the right performers in place on your big day. For instance, if you are hosting a...

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The Benefit Of Renting A Conference Center For Your Business

Posted by on Dec 16, 2016 in Blog

When running a business that has the occasional conference, large meeting, or large training session, you might want to consider the option of renting a conference center. To fully understand how this could be beneficial to you, you will want to review the following points. Less Of A Mess To Clean While you may not want to leave a huge mess behind when you are done renting a room from the conference center, you will not have to worry about taking the time to wipe everything down or vacuum up all of the floors. These are the tasks that will be left to the employees of the building and it is a perk that you are paying to have when you reserve this space. This allows you to focus on the most important things, such as gathering up your materials and heading back to the office to finish up your work day. Shows Your Level Of Professionalism If you want to make sure that you are giving the best possible impression in regards to your professionalism and your level of success, you will want to hold your big events in a quality convention spot. After all, businesses that are not thriving are not known to be able to do...

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Tips For Properly Maintaining And Repairing Your Arcade’s Pinball Machines

Posted by on Nov 1, 2016 in Blog, Entertainment

Today’s arcades are usually filled with kids playing computerized games. While computer technology has changed the world of playing games, many arcades still make a great deal of money from pinball enthusiasts. If you own an arcade and have one or more pinball machines, taking steps to maintain them is extremely important. Some pinball machines are vintage styles and worth a lot of money, so caring for them is the best way to protect your investment in them. Put Together A Toolbox Just for Your Pinball Machines No job is easy without the right tools. If you are going to make any repairs on your pinball machines, you will need the tools for doing so. Be sure to include riveters, crimpers, and a stapler for attaching ground braids, a set of magnetic screwdrivers, and a set of files. You should be sure to have a scalpel blade, a utility knife, and extra scalpel and razor blades. In some cases, maintaining your pinball machine might include scraping off built-up debris from the playing field. Be sure to have a soft brush and 400 grit sand paper for removing debris that has hardened onto the surface of the playing field. Level, foam cleaning swabs and a drill with various bits is...

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Short on Space? How to Make a Blindfolded Haunted House

Posted by on Sep 21, 2016 in Blog, Entertainment

If you really want to make a haunted house this Halloween but don’t have a lot of space to use for a haunted house, you can easily make a blindfolded haunted house using just one room in your home.  With a blindfolded haunted house, it is all about creating a sensory experience. Participants are blindfolded before they enter the haunted house, where they then have to feel their way around. Instead of scaring participants visually, you will engage their other senses and add in some scary storytelling to create a haunted-house experience.  You are going to want to put a blindfold on all participants before they enter the haunted house and remove it when they leave the haunted room.  Sound At the entrance to the haunted house, you are going to want to set the tone with some haunted, creepy music. You can find numerous haunted-house music videos on YouYube that you can play for free if you don’t own an appropriate haunted-house soundtrack. You may also be able to purchase a soundtrack of spooky and creepy music and sound effects at your local Halloween or party store.  If possible, play a different haunted-house music soundtrack right outside the entrance to the room and within the room itself. Ceiling ...

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