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do good

https://us4.admin.mailchimp.com/campaigns/show?id=1036577 Change the world by giving back. There are so many ways to do good. Did you ever notice how amazing it feels to do something nice for someone? That endorphin rush is beautiful and replicable. One of the ways I try to do good in the world is by connecting people, places, and things … Read more

why you should address everyone by “captain”

by Jan Levie ©2019 A Handy Little Company, LLC. All rights reserved. Why you should address everyone by “Captain”–it’s simple. Respect. My favorite son asked to stop by Lost ’n’ Found Youth ’s Thrift Shop (“Mission: Lost-n-Found Youth is an Atlanta-based nonprofit (501c3) that exists to end homelessness for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ+) … Read more

Corporate Entertainment

Corporate entertainment outside the box Corporate entertainment is more than just taking people to dinner and a game.  A corporate event is much more than renting a hotel ballroom. Hiring a band with your corporate logo plastered on the bass drum won’t make you memorable. Strengthen your business and the impression it makes and build … Read more

Naughty or Nice?

Naughty or Nice:   Whether YOU are Naughty or Nice, we are always Nice. Pleasant. Courteous. Professional. Stellar. It’s up to you. Who do you want to represent you, your company, or your brand?

Thoughtful Seating

Thoughtful Seating

Are you at the table? Did you choose your table or were you seated at it? The same thing goes for your seat mates, the  proximity or distance you have to each other, and where your table is located in the grand scheme of things. Was thoughtful seating a part of the event?

When you are in the beginning phases of planning your event, take a look at how you can show guests how much you appreciate their being present by making them feel truly welcome.

Planners tend to set up a floor plan based on space and available furniture. That completely makes sense. Unless, of course, you have the means to base your design and seating arrangements on your guests’ needs, your priorities, and helping everyone feel included.

Informal events tend to be laissez-faire—more along the lines of musical chairs (think—who nabs the seat close to the dessert table?) 

Corporate events are intentionally more result-oriented. Who are the participants and what is the objective of the event: a meeting; presentation; awards ceremony; celebration;  conference or trade show, or break-out social time?

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Handy Photo Booth – Handy Entertainment

Handy Photo Booth – Handy Entertainment Jan loves her Handy Photo Booth! AND: Jan does fun things at parties! One of our favorite things that Jan does is… You ready for this?  Chocolate lip readings! Yes! I said CHOCOLATE LIP READINGS! Check out her website by clicking the pic! The video you’ll see there is … Read more

The Cost of Doing Business

Live Lip Readings

Live Lip Readings at Impression Bridal gives you an idea of how we can add a little sparkle to the time you spend with your guests. Clients, prospects, friends, employees, contractors, families, estranged families, big families, little families–we’ll get them involved in something besides the latest hot gossip–unless you decide to have us include it! … Read more

German Language and Culture

German Language and Culture  Jan Levie’s Deutsch for Real People will teach you about the Good, the Bad, and the Inimitable parts of German, Germany, and the Germans. New episode every Monday at 4:30PM EST on public access television http://aibtv.com. Look for ‘original programming’.