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Jan302017

How To Teach pictures Like A Pro

Being a GoBooth attendant is an awesome job.




You go to a party or wedding where everyone is in a great mood and wants to get wild.


If you want your guests to get wild, you NEED the GoBooth.


Here's my typical night.


The first thing I set up is the backdrop.


People walk around and stare, ask me


-where's the bathroom?


I don't know Sir?


I don't work here.


-it looks like you work here?!


That lady with the name tag will help you find relief!


Then I start plugging the camera,and the printer.


By that time,more people are stopping by.


-What is this?


-Some kind of picture taking thingamagiggy?


It's The GoBooth Ma'am!


At 9pm,you can come with your friends,I'll have everything set up.


There will be props and you can take crazy pictures with your friends!


-That sounds awesome.... do you know where the bathroom is?


No sorry.


Once everything is plugged and calibrated.


I'll bust out the props table.


All our masks are cleaned before every event.


So... the early germaphobe gets the worm.


In fact everything is cleaned.


The hats,the hand held items.


Cause let's face it, there's a lot of people asking where the washroom is.


I told you I don't know!


I always show up early for fear of being late. Because of that I always finish setting up early.


So I'm just standing there.


Which means now I have people coming up.


-What is this?


It's The GoBooth ma'am!


You grab some friends, grab some props, it takes pictures.


We give you a copy of the picture and you can see everything taken today in a day or two online.


-OMG that sounds amazing!


It's great you guys will have a blast.


-Cindy,Mel, come take some pictures!


Sorry ma'am we're not starting for another 22 minutes.


-Oh?!


I've learnt now, i just have to fiddle with the camera till it's showtime, make it look like I'm fixing stuff.


That way I don't have to disappoint people by telling them they have to wait before having the most fun they've had in months.


I know you think... it's only taking pictures.


Trust me,give people stuff to wear or improvise with and they will always show you something about them you didn't know.


Just by what they pick up and what they do with it.


Depending on the event, sometimes there's people waiting to go when it's showtime.


Sometimes it's slow to get started.


But one thing is certain.


Once a couple people get they're copies of their pictures and go show their friends.


I don't stop for the rest of the event.


I'm good with faces so I can remember who I've given the run down to.


When someone gets to the front of the line I tell them what I will tell the next 100-200 people.


" Hello! I'm just going to tell you how the GoBooth works.


Your going to stand between that line on the ground and the backdrop.


The camera is going to take 4 pictures, 12 seconds apart to give you time to change props.


Then we will give you a printed copy of your picture with a business card.


In a day or two all the pictures will be on the website for you to look at or print.


Just try not to stand on the backdrop."


8/10 times I have to repeat that last part by the second picture.


After saying that pitch 100-200 times a night,I know what it feels like to work the drive through at Tim Hortons.


Except everyone isn't sad around me.


After an hour or so most of the people have tried it at least once.


So my throat can have a little break.


Except for the constant, guys try not to stand on the backdrop please.


After seeing hundreds probably thousands of people by now, take pictures in front of me.


I've come up with some stats.


8% of people are actually pretty boring.


They will put a hat on.


Look....it's me....with a hat.


Which is fine,but they won't change hats, or hold something while wearing a hat.


What I'm saying is they lack creativity.


67% of people are actually


Pretty damn cool and down for a good time.


They come back,they try different things.


There's funny mayhem between pictures to change props.


Sometimes the funniest pictures are when you weren't ready or someone wasn't fully in the picture.


Then after laughing at the last picture they realize they only have 7 seconds left to change props and panic ensues.


4% of people have to be held up by friends for their last pictures of the night.


You can just tell by the stare that those people are giving.


This printed picture will be the only reminder they have of this night tomorrow.


2% of people only do sex related things.


Then there's the 6% I do it for.


Sure,everyone is having fun!It's a wedding, it's a party.


Seeing people smile makes me smile.


But there's only 6% of people that make me laugh by being original and funny.


Combining stuff I haven't seen.


Making a story with their 4 pictures.


Those people make it worth me saying,


Don't stand on the backdrop please again...and again!


Eventually the evening starts to wind down.


The last people are coming to finish it up.


When there's 5 mins left, depending on if it's still busy.


I'll close the velvet rope behind the last group.


I have 4 groups left.


The big group goes through,one of the Alpha males is standing and leaning on the backdrop.


Not knowing if he's one of those (What did you say?!) drunks.


And being a Beta male,I refrained from reminding that guy.


Then we have a couple, the girlfriend clearly DD or only had a couple drinks.


The guy absolutely obliterated, gave 4 of the greatest drunken look pictures that could have been in Webster's defining the word drunk.


Then there's a group rent of 4 girlfriends who have been up three times and want a fourth so they can all have a print.


The had a plan and they executed it!


Then the last customer is one guy... alone?!


Hey man, your my last customer, what were you feeling?


You want to close out the night with the Chewbacca mask?


-What?! No!?


-I was just wondering,do you know where the washroom is?


All this to say.


I'm not just the GoBooth attendant I'm also a client.


I didn't know about GoBooth until my wife hired them for our wedding.


It was hands down the thing people talked about the most at and after our wedding.


Now I work other people's weddings and parties and I can tell you, it wasn't just the highlight of my wedding.


Everywhere the GoBooth gets set up, a good time follows.


And you've got the pictures to prove it!


P.S. I'm aware my stats don't add up too 100%


Thankfully math isn't needed to run the GoBooth.


Your truly,


The GoBooth attendant


From the desk of Jesse Fleguel esq.



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Jan292017

How To Improve At Ottawa In 60 Minutes

Being a GoBooth attendant is an awesome job.


You go to a party or wedding where everyone is in a great mood and wants to get wild.


If you want your guests to get wild, you NEED the GoBooth.


Here's my typical night.


The first thing I set up is the backdrop.


People walk around and stare, ask me


-where's the bathroom?


I don't know Sir?


I don't work here.


-it looks like you work here?!


That lady with the name tag will help you find relief!


Then I start plugging the camera,and the printer.


By that time,more people are stopping by.


-What is this?


-Some kind of picture taking thingamagiggy?




It's The GoBooth Ma'am!


At 9pm,you can come with your friends,I'll have everything set up.


There will be props and you can take crazy pictures with your friends!


-That sounds awesome.... do you know where the bathroom is?


No sorry.


Once everything is plugged and calibrated.


I'll bust out the props table.


All our masks are cleaned before every event.


So... the early germaphobe gets the worm.


In fact everything is cleaned.


The hats,the hand held items.


Cause let's face it, there's a lot of people asking where the washroom is.


I told you I don't know!


I always show up early for fear of being late. Because of that I always finish setting up early.


So I'm just standing there.


Which means now I have people coming up.


-What is this?


It's The GoBooth ma'am!


You grab some friends, grab some props, it takes pictures.


We give you a copy of the picture and you can see everything taken today in a day or two online.


-OMG that sounds amazing!


It's great you guys will have a blast.


-Cindy,Mel, come take some pictures!


Sorry ma'am we're not starting for another 22 minutes.


-Oh?!


I've learnt now, i just have to fiddle with the camera till it's showtime, make it look like I'm fixing stuff.


That way I don't have to disappoint people by telling them they have to wait before having the most fun they've had in months.


I know you think... it's only taking pictures.


Trust me,give people stuff to wear or improvise with and they will always show you something about them you didn't know.


Just by what they pick up and what they do with it.


Depending on the event, sometimes there's people waiting to go when it's showtime.


Sometimes it's slow to get started.


But one thing is certain.


Once a couple people get they're copies of their pictures and go show their friends.


I don't stop for the rest of the event.


I'm good with faces so I can remember who I've given the run down to.


When someone gets to the front of the line I tell them what I will tell the next 100-200 people.


" Hello! I'm just going to tell you how the GoBooth works.


Your going to stand between that line on the ground and the backdrop.


The camera is going to take 4 pictures, 12 seconds apart to give you time to change props.


Then we will give you a printed copy of your picture with a business card.


In a day or two all the pictures will be on the website for you to look at or print.


Just try not to stand on the backdrop."


8/10 times I have to repeat that last part by the second picture.


After saying that pitch 100-200 times a night,I know what it feels like to work the drive through at Tim Hortons.


Except everyone isn't sad around me.


After an hour or so most of the people have tried it at least once.


So my throat can have a little break.


Except for the constant, guys try not to stand on the backdrop please.


After seeing hundreds probably thousands of people by now, take pictures in front of me.


I've come up with some stats.


8% of people are actually pretty boring.


They will put a hat on.


Look....it's me....with a hat.


Which is fine,but they won't change hats, or hold something while wearing a hat.


What I'm saying is they lack creativity.


67% of people are actually


Pretty damn cool and down for a good time.


They come back,they try different things.


There's funny mayhem between pictures to change props.


Sometimes the funniest pictures are when you weren't ready or someone wasn't fully in the picture.


Then after laughing at the last picture they realize they only have 7 seconds left to change props and panic ensues.


4% of people have to be held up by friends for their last pictures of the night.


You can just tell by the stare that those people are giving.


This printed picture will be the only reminder they have of this night tomorrow.


2% of people only do sex related things.


Then there's the 6% I do it for.


Sure,everyone is having fun!It's a party wedding, it's a party.


Seeing people smile makes me smile.


But there's only 6% of people that make me laugh by being original and funny.


Combining stuff I haven't seen.


Making a story with their 4 pictures.


Those people make it worth me saying,


Don't stand on the backdrop please again...and again!


Eventually the evening starts to wind down.


The last people are coming to finish it up.


When there's 5 mins left, depending on if it's still busy.


I'll close the velvet rope behind the last group.


I have 4 groups left.


The big group goes through,one of the Alpha males is standing and leaning on the backdrop.


Not knowing if he's one of those (What did you say?!) drunks.


And being a Beta male,I refrained from reminding that guy.


Then we have a couple, the girlfriend clearly DD or only had a couple drinks.


The guy absolutely obliterated, gave 4 of the greatest drunken look pictures that could have been in Webster's defining the word drunk.


Then there's a group of 4 girlfriends who have been up three times and want a fourth so they can all have a print.


The had a plan and they executed it!


Then the last customer is one guy... alone?!


Hey man, your my last customer, what were you feeling?


You want to close out the night with the Chewbacca mask?


-What?! No!?


-I was just wondering,do you know where the washroom is?


All this to say.


I'm not just the GoBooth attendant I'm also a client.


I didn't know about GoBooth until my wife hired them for our wedding.


It was hands down the thing people talked about the most at and after our wedding.


Now I work other people's weddings and parties and I can tell you, it wasn't just the highlight of my wedding.


Everywhere the GoBooth gets set up, a good time follows.


And you've got the pictures to prove it!


P.S. I'm aware my stats don't add up too 100%


Thankfully math isn't needed to run the GoBooth.


Your truly,


The GoBooth attendant


From the desk of Jesse Fleguel esq.



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Jan292017

How to teach diuretic like A Pro

We just about all understand the uncomfortable feeling regarding becoming bloated as well as discomforted from your outcomes of fluid retention inside our bodies. What many folks possibly do not necessarily know, however, may end up being the ease together with which in turn we can mitigate these uncomfortable conditions in our bodies simply by consuming the proper fruits, vegetables, and meals that represent forms of natural diuretics.


Diuretics are generally any kind of substance that, when consumed, promotes urine production. Many men as well as women assume the best approach to contend with the outcomes of fluid retention within our bodies is actually to consider some kind of doctor prescribed or perhaps over-the-counter diuretic medication, if the reality is usually that we do not necessarily want these synthesized medications to complete the job. next period you are sensation bloated as well as uncomfortable, attempt eating meals which have huge numbers of water in them, or even ones which have been recognized to assist flush drinking water out from your system. Even though as you disclaimer, prior to starting using a diuretic diet program lifestyle, it makes sense in order to consult a doctor to make certain you're not implementing virtually any medications in which could potentially generate a bad condition inside your body coming from interacting with your new diet. Several of the actual very prominent diuretic foods, veggies, and fruits will probably be detailed as well as discussed below:


To commence off their e-mail list of crucial diuretic foods, let's begin together with vegetables. Because it turns out, you will find a few different veggies out there which are obviously occurring diuretics. Included in this team regarding diuretic vegetables, we've artichokes, watercress, as well as asparagus. They are the most important veggies to believe about together with regard for your diuretics diet, but we must also take into thought that it is extremely important you can easily eat a diverse array of various greens for the purpose of being able to then add significant volume to your new diet without piling on an overabundance associated with calories.


With regard for you to fruits which is likely to be crucial for just about any diuretic diet, we simply cannot understate the role regarding fruits such as honeydew melon, cantaloupe, and also watermelon with regard to their particular incredibly substantial water content. It makes sense to consume a big quantity regarding this kind of fruit (melons), because in the undeniable fact that when your body requires within more and significantly more water, this serves as a new signal to your kidneys allowing all of them to realize that water can be let out instead of retained in the cells.




While melon kind fruits are going being probably your most advantageous for the high-volume h2o intake, this identical advantage can be reaped in smaller sized measure using their particular company fruits for example nectarines, oranges, as well as grapefruits. The Particular fruits which are going to provide anyone with the very best natural diuretic dietary supplement are going being strawberries, apples, as well as cherries. These are 3 very important fruits to consider when beginning any kind of severe diuretic dietary regimen.


Another rich and sometimes overlooked supply of all-natural diuretics can become found in several various herbs. Certain herbs that will serve as all-natural diuretics can be mixed into different kinds of food, or even used in teas, for your purpose regarding utilizing their diuretic function in the body. A Few of the actual most potent herbs in which fit this diuretic bill are usually parsley, dandelion, juniper berries, celery seeds, as well as oregano.


Now that will we now have identified a large quantity of meals that will encourage healthy fluid processing within the body, it's time for an individual personally to talk about a number of the meals which diuretic possess a negative effect upon your body simply by actually encouraging this kind of bloating fluid retention. Basically, it is imperative that you simply steer distinct coming from most processed foods as well as meals higher inside sodium, like pizza as well as burgers/fries. Also, sugary meals should be avoided for your exact same reason, that is that most regarding these kind of processed along with salty/sweet meals serve the actual perform regarding encouraging fluid retention within our bodies. Perhaps a few starchy carbs like rice, bread, grains, etc. may furthermore trigger severe bloating along with fluid retention.


Once you've made your dedication to consume more water-rich food items and also organic diuretics, it is quite likely that you will commence to notice and really feel leads to regards to how you feel upon a day-to-day basis (less bloated, more at ease and regular). Even if a couple of involving these foods are not your chosen in terms of the means they taste or smell, they will will soon grow for you to be your own favorites for your way they will allow anyone to feel. Merely remember, the wellness is your greatest wealth!


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Jan292017

Why I Dispise tax preparation

Choosing the best tax preparer for the enterprise can always be a decision best certainly not left until April. a former tax preparer and little company mastermind provides insights to the secret realm of tax preparers.


1. Most tax preparers aren't developed equal.


It is an acronym in order to reason, somewhere inside the country is the Worst Tax Preparer. Your bad information is that an individual simply simply could have got currently booked your current appointment together with him. Preparing taxes is a complex activity. so complex that numerous folks merely toss in the towel, pack up our receipts, as well as head for your nearest tax office. Once you reach your office, you totally anticipate our tax preparer to become highly competent along with completely vested to get anyone the greatest bargain within town.


Back in my tax preparing days, I labored for one of the important name tax preparation franchises each as a preparer so when a tax return editor. I labored together with seasoned specialists along with total neophytes. I well keep within mind the first moment I stepped up towards the plate as a new preparer. I was terrified. Terrified the client would know I has been inexperienced. Terrified I'd produce a massive blunder and the customer would detect it. Terrified the more experienced preparers would laugh in my mistakes.


I swiftly remarked that as inexperienced as I was, I still knew means greater than my customers did. and as the franchise had fantastic systems, other people would be checking and also re-checking my perform consequently tax preparation services my mistakes and oversights could be caught before I did just about any damage for the client.


As a tax return editor, I noticed along with corrected more mistakes than you would feel from ease knowing about. That brings me to end up being able to an extremely essential point, tax preparation is actually not a cut and dried, read the manual, perform formulas, follow the instructions, and also poof! you're carried out kind of activity. Your tax codes in this country are generally complex and also ready to accept interpretation.


Tax preparers have a wide selection of expertise coming from none to grizzled veteran. They also span the continuum coming from ethical to fully fraudulent. The Actual more complicated your return, the greater you'll need the veteran preparer. And Also if your preparer informs you about this excellent deduction that you may take also it sounds suspicious to end up being able to you, listen to your current intuition. It's the real difference among having for you to pay a little bit now or spending a whole lot later.


2. Tax preparers are not business experts.


The simply business experts in the world are your ones who're operating successful businesses. Tax preparers are trained to know taxes. They're trained to know the appropriate forms and deductions. They're trained to assist you together with tax planning. That They aren't trained to know how enterprise works.


Now, a person might use a tax preparer that is also a prosperous enterprise owner. Numerous CPA's, accountants, bookkeepers, and tax preparers do operate their really own businesses. They're inside a significantly far better place to assist you together together with your taxes since they will comprehend the day in order to day challenges regarding owning a business.


Understand that will getting your taxes prepared through a large title franchise, even though it will make sure that your current return can be accurate, does certainly not mean that your return will be prepared inside a method which is very best for the business. only the preparer that understands enterprise could prepare any return that works for the business.


3. Hiring a new tax preparer does not really mean you're excused coming from comprehending taxes.


I've seen it therefore many times. I sit back with a client to speak with regards to finances or taxes. When I talk, the actual head is actually nodding, your mouth can be saying, "uh huh, uh huh", but what they're actually focused on will end up being the pen in their hand. they don't want to understand, they simply wish to sign off about the paperwork and be completed with it. "That's what I hire anyone for", these people say.


Big mistake. I might be sentencing them to period inside a federal prison. Trusting another person to the point in which usually you abdicate all responsibility as well as haven't any knowledge regarding that which a person are signing or even what is getting completed within your name is a recipe pertaining to a large body fat slice involving disaster. That's how embezzlement happens-I have confidence in Mary completely. Bob often takes care of that. And Also it's additionally how business people find yourself inside trouble-What do you mean he took any deduction regarding my Chihuahua as getting a guard dog? Hey, why didn't I obtain a deduction for my new computer?


You must understand enough concerning taxes to be able to read your current return intelligently consequently you understand what you're signing. Additionally you need to realize sufficient about taxes therefore you realize what your tax preparer wants for you to realize in order to prepare the return accurately also to your best advantage.


And avoid getting your own training from your buddies. I heard a lot with regards to these "special deductions" you'll end up being able to take. usually the data isn't according to facts or even tax codes. It's a conglomeration regarding poor details that will allow a person to get into tax trouble.




4. Your Current tax preparer really should not be the one suggesting how your company can be doing.


It hits these hard. These People couldn't always be more shocked if anyone would hit all of them upside the head with a dead fish. "I owe how much!", that they gasp. "How can that will be? I have no money!" Then the actual desperation sets in. Your tax preparer is actually accused regarding not necessarily performing a adequate job. "You must have missed something." Or, these people dig deep trying to think about anything, something with all, that can lower their own tax liability. "Did I mention that vacation, I mean, business trip I took towards the Caribbean? That's deductible right?"


If the only real occasion you know how your company is performing is upon April 15th, you're doing oneself an enormous disservice. In the event that you tend to be not tracking your current tax liability and also doing their best to meet in which liability, you're throughout for a extremely long, painful, tortuous lesson delivered at the hands in the Internal Income Service. A Person will pay. you can pay means more than if a person would planned ahead. and it's likely to take you permanently to have caught up.


5. Precisely why acquiring your current tax return ready really should not be an errand anyone operate on your lunch break.


I ended up being in the client's office eventually acquiring the girl publications closed out for the yr so your woman could get your ex tax return prepared. I overheard a lady inside the next workplace telling someone, "I'm just likely to run out and obtain my taxes done." I had been horrified. Getting your taxes prepared is not something you simply "run out" and get carried out such as an oil change. good tax preparers are similar to great curly hair stylists. These People have followings. people pre-book them.


If you simply "run out" and additionally have your current taxes done, that do you think you'll obtain as being a tax preparer? the greatest and also the brightest? Hardly. You'll find the really first 12 months preparers whom haven't accumulated any following. Your ones who're clean out of tax class and customarily don't possess any expertise preparing tax returns or perhaps managing a business. Your ones that don't hold the expertise to know the nuances of interpreting tax codes in order to your better advantage whilst nonetheless trying to keep a person inside the law. sure everyone deserves any opportunity to gain encounter nevertheless would you truly want to be the initial patient a new surgeon operates on?


6. Procrastination is the worst enemy.


It's April 14th. A Person consider you virtually certainly must obtain your tax stuff with every other fairly soon. So, you're working late to the night, gathering receipts, pawing via stacks associated with paper, digging below the particular seat associated with your vehicle right up until you've got whatever you need. Off you carry on your own lunch break on April 15th to get your own return prepared. Your Own tax preparer, whom may be operating with a feverish pitch regarding weeks, has deep circles under her eyes, the girl hands tend to be shaking from not enough sleep as well as too much caffeine, and an individual also notice a little stream of drool running down the woman's chin. "Oh look," your woman exclaims laughing maniacally, "Another return!". As Well As you believe to become able to yourself, "What's the woman's problem?".


You, my procrastinating friend, tend to be your ex problem. Right now she's got to frantically race about trying to keep you from trouble because you didn't hold the courtesy or perhaps forethought to be ready well in front of your deadline. And Also then she'll have got to listen to you whine simply because now all of your sudden you have in order to occur up with 1000s of dollars which you couldn't know anyone owed.


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Jan272017

All you Must know About Chords

Fine, you want to start to understand to play your guitar and also you understand the very first thing you must start along with is actually to discover out whatever you need to know about chords.


Guitar chords are the construction pieces of your songs you will discover and supplies the actual harmony although strumming provides the rhythm as well as with every single other it offers you the accessory for your voice which is planning to be your melody of a specific song.


There tend to be different kinds of chords nevertheless the 3 simplest ones are:


1. Open Up Chords


Open chords tend to be mainly played making use of just the first three frets about the guitar leaving 1 or more of the strings open. This simply means that relating to the 6 strings in a normal guitar, you will use press down on merely 5 or even much less strings to try out the particular chord.


The open up strings, your ones that usually tend to be not pressed down, will vibrate with more significance compared to those that are fingered as well as pressed down. They are the particular easiest chords to experience and also are employed inside a massive selection of traditional and also well-liked songs today.


2. Minor as well as Significant Scales


Major Chords




These chords tend to be distinctive through the main trio. This particular trio will be composed associated with 3 notes which are spread out with specific separations.


Minor Chords


The first, third, as well as fifth chords of the minor scale is used over these specific chords. That They tend to be typically melancholic, somber, along with gloomy involving naturel and also are often use within chords mysterious or even gloomier kinds involving music.


3. power Chords


Exactly since the description suggests, power chords are generally heavy and effective and also can simply be identified inside the hefty metal, punk, and also rock audio genres specially when played on a distorted channel. However don’t become also surprised in the event you listen to these people at times throughout jazz as well as blues music.


They tend to be very easy to play and adapt an unexceptional sound. Cause is because there can be certainly zero number three chord, and consequently are therefore not minor or perhaps major. Though it's very easy to always be able to play, energy chords tend to be important for each along with every guitarist.


The easiest method to obtain you commenced can be to learn the most simple chords very first and to start along with songs that are compiled out of three chords to begin off with. Since anyone progress with playing the chords as well as switching in between chords you could keep by adding another chord when you progress.


Tips on Practicing Chords


· Use the very tip of your fingers in order to press the actual strings.


· To be Able To appropriately play guitar chords you've for you to ensure your fingers stand upwards along with elevated about the strings. This particular will allow your own fingers several space amongst each other along with let the other strings in order to breath.


· Press down hard around the strings.


· Maintain your own fingers as shut as an individual can to the fret.


· Appropriately bend the knuckles.


· Ensure never to touch some other strings although pressing upon the string.


· Your Own fingers must simply press on the right strings. Alter your current wrist to create it more in ease to obtain this right.


· Allow your own thumb unwind on the neck of the guitar and not along with your neck.


· Ensure that all strings are usually checked before starting to play to make positive the notes will audio obvious along with clean.


· Practice to change in between chords properly.


· Begin using the G, C, and D chords with first.


· Help To Make effort to practice a minimum of on a day-to-day basis.


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