Balloon Business Owner: Strive for Progress not Perfection

Balloon Business Owner: Strive for Progress not Perfection

  What is the first thing that came to mind when you read those words? Did you think, “I am always going for perfection.” Or did you think, “I take action and don’t worry if things are not perfect.” As the owner of a business it is really easy to get in a rut, and not produce new options for our clients, or try new marketing as we wait to be perfect. Perfection is often used as an excuse, masking our fear of reaching out to a new market or creating a new service. Today as I write this blog it is May 2, 2020.   I realize that this message is more important for me to share than ever. March 13th was my last day of working at the Party People Events shop as the retail manager before working from home during stay safe at home due to Covid-19.  Our company is back to doing non-contact deliveries in Central Florida, but we are unsure when the retail shop will reopen. Over these weeks I have been hosting online meetings with my Balloon Boss Mastermind Members and open forums with other balloon professionals to make plans to not just survive but Thrive!  I have been interacting with balloon business owners that have never stopped working from the start of this pandemic.  They are in cities that allowed them to keep working and bringing joy to our clients during this scary time. I have also worked with many balloon pros who are now having to juggle a full time job, their balloon business and serving as the homeschool teacher for their kids will dealing with their spouse also working from home. In crazy times like these, it is easier than ever to make an excuse not to move forward if we let our brains make us think we have to do things perfectly to move forward. As I have been doing extra one to one sessions, I realize that so many need to hear this message. There is a NEW NORMAL. During what often is the busiest time of the year for large scale events, our industry (for those who are able to work due to City and State guidelines) have now pivoted to providing outdoor yard decor or non-contact delivery bouquet and gifts. Are you a person that is stuck on STOP or PAUSE mode because you are afraid to move forward as you are waiting to have the “perfect system”, “perfect product”, “perfect pricing”, “perfect marketing”? Example One of your balloon business goals – Write One Social Media Post a Day on Facebook to share the new services you are offering. Perfection Blocks:
  • I’m not a good writer
  • I don’t have a great photo of my non contact deliveries
  • I don’t think the balloon design is good enough to post
  • No one is going to read it anyway
  • I’m not creative
  • I don’t have many followers on social media
  • …and the list goes on and on
    Click here to access the free mini course  Spring Forward Challenge The Spring Forward Challenge is not a contest to compare yourself to others. The spring forward challenge is a start for you to focus on making progress in your business; to make your dreams and goals for growing a thriving balloon business reality. Choose to strive for Progress now, and stop letting perfection be your road block. Take Action THRIVE!  This is the mantra I started sharing in Orlando, November 2019 at our annual live workshop to help the 100 attendees at the event move forward in making their dreams reality.
  • Set your action plan this week: download the worksheets from the Spring Forward challenge, or my Mastermind Members download you Schedule to success.
  • Focus on the things that will bring you money if you are in need of cash flow
  • If you have been having stress, and not feeling well focus on task that bring you strength and energy
  • Surround yourself with positive people and a mentor to help you focus on progress
  • Set an accountability partner to push you to take action
When you take action steps forward in your business you are opening up the possibilities for growth.
  • Posting a photo on social media with a call to action to call our office, or fill out the contact form now has a chance to catch a perspective customer’s eye rather than not creating a post
  • Setting a pricing guide with the top 4 items you want to offer and prices allows for you to quote efficiently and make money
  • Create a balloon design you want to sell and take photo of it and share it online
  • Post on your balloon business facebook page or instagram account
I encourage you over the next week to look at the things that you may have been putting off completing or going after while you wait for perfection. Confidence grows by taking action, and learning from the experience. I’d like to share a bit of a personal journey with you on this concept and why it really spoke to me as a subject to share with you. It is easy to get caught in the trap of not doing something…waiting on perfection. I am so thankful that back in 2014 a dear friend, Pat Crossland asked me an important question of WHEN. She knew my dreams of starting a training program with an online platform to share the resources I wish were available back in 2003 when I started my full time journey in balloons. I had doubts and concerns about if what I was building would be perfect to fit the needs of others. Pat encouraged me to set a deadline and go for it. Balloon Coach was started in January of 2015! It took time to build out my online platform, we launched my first webinar program in September of 2015 with David Mahoney of Balloons Everyday as our first speaker.
When I hear the testimonies from clients around the world how our Balloon Boss Mastermind Group Coaching, webinars and hands on training  has helped motivate them,  given them the guidance and support for success, I understand more than ever the importance to Strive for Progress and not Perfection.  My programs were created to provide the information I wish I would of had in my life in 2003 when I started in the industry full time.   To save people time and money by having a path to reach success quicker. What have YOU been holding back from doing…waiting for Perfection?
If I had waited on Perfection to start Balloon Coach,  NONE of these resources would be here to support you in your journey! Do you ever feel alone on your balloon business journey? Spend hours, days or months looking for an answer on how to do something for your business and would love to find out that info quickly? Check out Balloon Boss Mastermind. It’s time to Strive for Progress not Perfection! See why our members say “it’s the best investment I have made in my balloon business” In Balloon Boss Mastermind you get access to
  • Schedule to success program for marketing your business, what I did to grow a home based business to $150,000 a year in sales.
  • Ongoing support and  insights now from my role as the Marketing Manager, and retail manager at Party People Events as our team did over $600,000 in sales in 2018 and again in 2019.    Growing a team can be scary, and is not easy but it allows for you to have time with your family and to enjoy life knowing your team is taking care of your clients.
  • Access to over $4,000 of online training and support for just $97 a month, coupon code currently set for just $47 for your first month to help you take the first step to moving forward with progress over perfection.
  • Training on how to create high profit decor.
  • Photos you can use as your own in marketing
  • Surround yourself with uplifting people
Whatever your DREAMS are, I look forward to supporting you as you create a Thriving Balloon Business! Write your action plan for this week now from the Spring forward challenge or balloon boss mastermind Schedule to success. Go take action to Strive for Progress not Perfection this week! Do one thing today that your future self will thank you for.  

Your Partner in Success,

Joette Giardina, CBA Mentor. Motivator. Speaker.

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Strive for Progress Not Perfection

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Strive for Progress Not Perfection

  What is the first thing that came to mind when you read those words? Did you think, “I am always going for perfection” Or did you think, “I take action and don’t worry if things are not perfect” As the owner of a business it is really easy to get in a rut, and not produce new options for our clients, or try new marketing as we wait to be perfect. Perfection is often used as an excuse, masking our fear of reaching out to a new market or creating a new service.   Example One of your balloon business goals – Write One Social Media Post a Day on Facebook Perfection Blocks:
  • I’m not a good writer
  • I don’t have a recent event photo to post
  • I don’t think the balloon design is good enough to post
  • No one is going to read it anyway
  • I’m not creative
  • I don’t have many followers on social media
  • and the list goes on and on
  I choose to strive for Progress! When I look at my business as something that evolves over time and is always getting better, I don’t get stuck in the perfection rut and instead keep moving forward. Putting out a Blog NOW on the schedule that I set is moving forward – I can always go back and make updates and improvements later. Posting a photo on social media with a call to action to call our office, or fill out the contact form now has a chance to catch a perspective customers eye rather than not creating a post. I encourage you over the next week to look at the things that you may of been putting off completing or going after while you wait for perfection. Take bold action today and make Progress!     I’d like to share a bit of a personal journey with you on this concept and why it really spoke to me as a subject to share with you. It is easy to get caught in the trap of not doing something…waiting on perfection. I am so thankful that back in 2014 a dear friend, Pat Crosland asked me an important question of WHEN. She knew my dreams of starting a training program with an online platform to share the resources I wish were available back in 2003 when I started my full time journey in balloons. I had doubts and concerns about if what I was building would be perfect to fit the needs of others, Pat encouraged me to set a deadline and go for it! Balloon Coach was started in January of 2015! It took time to build out my online platform, we launched my first webinar program in September of 2015 with David Mahoney of Balloons Everyday as our first speaker.
When I hear the testimonies from clients around the world how the webinars and training they have received from BalloonCoach.com programs have giving them guidance and support for success, I understand more than ever the importance to Strive for Progress and not Perfection. What have YOU been holding back from doing…waiting for Perfection? In September 2018 I launched Balloon Boss Mastermind group coaching program n celebration of 3 years of webinars. I have been blessed by learning so much from the guest speakers in our webinar program that have shared their tips and hints, successes and failures to allow you the opportunity to grow quicker and more efficiently by learning all the things that I wish I would of known in 2003.
If I had waited on Perfection to get started NONE of these resources would be here to support you in your journey! Do you ever feel alone on your balloon business journey? Spend hours, days or months looking for an answer on how to do something for your business and would love to find out that info quickly? Check out Balloon Boss Mastermind And see why many of our members say “it’s the best investment I have made in my balloon business” In Balloon Boss Mastermind I share a 9 week Schedule to success program for marketing your business, what I did to grow a home based business to $150,000 a year in sales. And insights now from my role as the Marketing Manager, and trainer at Party People Events as our team did over $600,000 in sales in 2018.    Growing a team can be scary, and is not easy but it allows for you to have time with your family and to enjoy life knowing your team is taking care of your clients. What ever your DREAMS are, I look forward to supporting you as you create a Thriving Balloon Business! Take 5 minutes and write down your goals for your business. Click here for a blog and free webinar to help you with goal setting.   Thank you for letting me be a part of your journey in the wonderful world of balloons! Go take action for PROGRESS not perfection!  

Your Partner in Success,

Joette Giardina, CBA Mentor. Motivator. Speaker.

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Balloon Training: How to Select the Best Fit for You

Balloon Training: How to Select the Best Fit for You

  The Balloon Industry is BOOMING, thanks to social media sharing the amazing photographs of balloon decor around the globe! If you are looking to start a new balloon business or have an existing balloon company and in search of training, it can sometimes be tough to find what’s available in your part of the world. I am often asked, “How do I decide which balloon training is best for me to invest in?” Some may think I would automatically say, BalloonCoach.com, “we are the best”. Instead, I like to get to know more about you, your business, and what your desires are in the future to give you an array of places to locate training so you can make the best decision for you. So start with the following questions – get out a notebook and right down the answers. How do do you pick which is best for You? Write down – what your goals are for you balloon business:
  • Do you want to build a full time business with full time income?
  • Do balloons for church at no cost or for fun?
  • Entertainment focused or decor focused?
What are your Pain points, the areas you need the most help with?
  • Do you have obstacles that make it hard to travel so that online courses are currently a better fit?
  • Are you able to take time away from home to learn hands on?
Ways to FIND the support you need:
  • BalloonCoach.com
  • Check with your local distributor about classes
  • Check out your manufacturers for a distributors list and upcoming classes or conventions
  Click here to see the replay from a free webinar on How to Locate In person and Online training. We take you on a tour of great places to find the information you are looking for. Guest include Liz Romani, Johnathon Gerber, Jan Iiams, Eddie Heyland, Caity Byrne, Gary Ledbetter and Cody Williams.     I’m Joette Giardina, CBA (Certified Balloon Artist) I bought my balloon decor business in Lakeland, Florida in 2003, grew my company and sold it in 2015. I now serve as the Marketing Director for Party People Events as our company has grown to a team delivering over $500,000 of decor a year! Serving as the part-time Marketing director allowed me to create my full time passion of serving as a catalyst for new resources in the balloon industry. Now serving as a business coach, cheerleader and creating online webinars, master mind support groups, one to one coaching and dynamic hands on training. Working with a team of balloon professionals around the world to serve more as an Online Balloon Training University allowing you to learn from the successes and mistakes of balloon owners around the world, rather than just relying on hearing my story in balloons. I enjoy working daily with balloon professionals around the world to help them increase their knowledge and confidence. Bottom line is, “we don’t know, what we don’t know” When I started in the industry I had no idea what I was getting into and we did not have all the amazing online tools that are now available. I now have over 3 years of monthly webinars from our Passport to Success Program with the replays that are HERE waiting for YOU to take the step to listen to them and follow the steps to success given by amazing instructors from around the world. For just $97 a month investment you can be a member of our Premier Program which gains you access to:
  • All the Webinar Replays
  • Balloon Boss Mastermind Group
  • Weekly Steps to Success
  • Encouragement and support
  • Access to our Decor 101 program
Go toBalloonBossPro.com   If you would like to schedule a time to see if this is the right fit for you email Joette@ballooncoach.com Looking for a dynamic in person hands on experience focusing on sellable balloon decor and leaving with a marketing plan and professional photography to use in your business to sell it? Join us in Orlando Promotions & Profits Retreat Orlando 2018 Click the link above to see the details of our 9 person teaching team, schedule and guest hotel, Disney Springs Holiday Inn Orlando.   As you review different websites and trainings and select the right fit for you. The next step is preparing for the training. Picking your Class Schedule at a Live event with class options
  • If 2 or more people from the same company are attending the convention, it is best to divide and conquer. Learn as much as you can. You may take 1 or 2 key classes together, but splitting up gets you the most information.
  • Write down what you are wanting from your training before selecting your classes: What is your current top pain point or difficulty in your business? What is a technique you would like to learn? Who have you always wanted to learn from? What are your top $$ customers requesting that you do not feel confident providing?
  • Print the schedule
  • Put a Star next to the class that solves a pain point – problem for you
  • Put a smile face next to the people you want to learn from
  • Pick one class that you want to take JUST FOR FUN and put an ! by it
  • Put a $ next to the business classes
  • You can use more than one symbol per class.
  • If a class has more than one of you labels it’s probably a class you should go to
  • Then take the rest and see how they fit in the schedule and think – How will I make my investment back if I take this class?
After you choose an event to attend # 1 Reserve your hotel room #2 Set up to have a room-mate if you need someone to share expenses with Things to ask potential room mate – I have heard many horror stories from conventions past when people room with people they have never met. I know people who ended up sleeping in the tub or on the floor in someone else’s room to escape some crazy stuff!
  • Sleep habits
  • Smoker or non smoker
  • Likes to turn room into a bar or likes to go to bed early
  • Snore?
  • Light sleeper?
  • Allergies to perfume or foods you love?
  • Shower Morning or night – how much time do they take?
#3 Schedule travel early to get best rates. Check on shuttles, Uber, Lyft, to the airport etc. #4 If driving, note if there is a daily parking fee at the hotel #5 Visit the website for the convention and take time to review the information!
  • Print the Event Schedule
  • Print the Class Descriptions
  • Print the Class Schedule
  • Look and see who the staff are, find out a bit about them
  • Check out the competitions and deadlines to enter
  • Review the classes and make your tentative schedule
#6 Take time to fill out the registration forms and get them back to the producers to make their life a little easier (and save you time on site). Putting on a convention is a HUGE undertaking, help them help you by doing things in a timely manner. #7 Make an email file folder on your computer for ALL emails about the event to go in. Make it a habit to put all the notes there. #8 Make sure you are on the group Facebook page for the event and either turn on the notification or check it often to see new info. #9 Select your classes wisely; take time to really review the information Click on the link below and print this worksheet to help you with your decisions   Show your support to the event you are attending.
  • Post on social media you are attending the event (let your customers know you are continuing your education).
  • Purchase items from those folks at the vendor showcase, or if they sell from a class etc. No, you can’t purchase everything. But realize the reason people are selling items is to help make back the money they invested in the event. I do my best to support distributors that attend conventions and that provide education for the industry (something to think of next time you go to look for who to buy your balloons from)
  • Post thank you messages, and send a note of thanks to the company or people who organize the event you attend.
  • Give your honest feedback on what you liked and what can be improved in the future
  • Putting on a convention is a huge undertaking. Take time to thank the producers, staff, instructors and sponsors.
  • As you post photos in the future of jobs you land, or increased income from classes you take give a shout out to the teachers and event you learned from.
  Packing and Prep List for Convention
  • Positive Mental Attitude
  • Smile and a good handshake
  • Check what the size and weight requirements are for your airline
  • Put suit cases out a week in advance so you are not totally rushed at the end.
  • Hotel and plane reservation numbers in my calendar
  • Deleting photos from phone, tablet, and camera or purchasing additional cards to have room for over 1,000 photos!
  • Pack a lot of business cards! You are meeting hundreds of new people it’s great to share cards to network after event
  • Portfolio or marketing materials that you may share during conversation to get ideas from others on improvements you can make
  • Bring a special baggie or ladies even a cosmetic bag to put all the business cards in of the people you meet.
  • Pack your Power Cord for all electronics (WBC 2012 Jani Blocker was nice enough to buy me a universal power cord when I left my laptop cord at home – not cheap!)
  • Pack an extension cord they come in handy in your hotel room since we all have so many electronics! Make sure it is 3 prong, 3 plug end or power strip
  • If you have a back up power pack or battery for your phone – bring it!
  • Chap Stick
  • Hand lotion
  • Jacket or sweater
  • Logo Clothing to show off your brand
  • Backpack or day bag to keep your notebook, notes etc in from class to class
  • Clothing for the Awards Dinner, and anything within theme or fun for other parties and special events.
  • At least 1 Pair of scissors in your checked luggage
  • Hand pump for jams
  • Vitamins or Emergen-C! Typically you get lack of sleep and you are hanging out with about 800 people so keeping healthy is key!
  • Notebook, it’s nice to have extra Pad of paper for notes
  • Pens – easy to lose a pen or run out of ink
  • Highlighter if you like to highlight notes during class
  • Gum/Mints
  • Travel cup or money to buy one to have beverages in class and in your room
  • Travel Kleenex
  • Nail Clippers and file, with all the balloon work you are bound to break a nail!
  • Static spray
  • Swimsuit
  • FILES for the weeks events. If you are running crews while you are away and plan to be in touch with your crew. Email the information to yourself if you wish to review.
  • $$$$ You will want to have some cash and credit cards ready for meals and purchasing items from vendors
  • IF at all possible plan for a full 8 hours of sleep night before your flight. Once you get to convention it is easy to lose track of time and be up in the lobby talking to a new friend til all hours of the night and morning!
TIPS While at Convention
  • Make friends with someone who has a car or split Taxi or Uber cost and run to a store to grab snacks and food for your room to reduce food cost.
  • Volunteer to work on the hands on builds, teacher prep, or competition teams to learn new techniques and make new friends.
  • Be proud to say “Hey, I helped make that and I know with confidence I can recreate for my client”
  • When meeting new people that you do not want to forget take a photo of them with their name tag up by their face, this way when you return home and your memory is mush from meeting hundreds of new people you will easily be able to reference back to who is who!
2014-03-28 21.13.42 2014-03-28 21.13.47   Brenda Eng and Pearlyn Tam from Singapore After meeting at WBC they then came back to the USA for FLOAT 2014, and then WBC 2016, I enjoy spending time with people from around the world that share my passion for the Balloon Industry! Lots of fun memories are about to be created!           Eat meals with different people. It’s great to see old friends, but make some new ones too! IF you are not an outgoing person,and have a hard time meeting new people, relax and say hello! Networking is one of the main reasons I attend conventions. YES I want to learn from the classes. But the friendships I have made over the years from conventions have been my support system to grow my company and lead to many wonderful travels. *** Remember, lots of business cards!**   Ongoing training and support and monthly webinar programs, BalloonBossPro.com Twist & Shout is the premier convention in the US for Balloon Entertainers. Join us online for our Workshops at BalloonCoach.com, then Get into the Retreat for November! If you are at FLOAT 2019, register in advance for our Lunch and Learn program you will get a Webinar before FLOAT to Prepare, Lunch and Learn on Tuesday of FLOAT and a follow up webinar after FLOAT to help you apply what you learned to your business!   If you have more questions on training email Joette@ballooncoach.com and I’ll be glad to point you in the right direction!

Your Partner in Success,

Joette Giardina, CBA Mentor. Motivator. Speaker. Take Your Business to New Heights! with Balloon Training by Balloon Coach

 

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How Social Media Post Can Affect Your Balloon Business Brand

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How Social Media Post Can Affect Your Balloon Business Brand

  As we grow our businesses and our brand, we work hard for our clients to Know, Like and Trust us to be the best service provider. I believe the old saying, “think before you speak” in the world of social media can change to “think before I post” I saw the Non-Hostile Communication Manifesto on a post the other day and I added a graphic to it and shared it below. Read it over and think about how social media post can affect your balloon business brand, and if the things you post when read by a potential client builds good feeling for them to know, like and trust you and your company. One of the trainings I have attended on sales had a phrase that stuck with me. People will remember how you make them feel.
I think in the world of social media and emails, it is easy for many of us to just type away things we may never say if we were standing in front of someone. Or we would not post it if we realized how many people will potentially see those written words and make an instant judgement about us from seeing those words. How many times do we forget to listen to what someone else is sharing, as we want our side to be heard louder? As a business owner I’m not only representing myself when I post online, I’m representing my company. To take it a step further if I ever decide to go to work for someone else, my future employer is probably going to do a social media search on me. A few weeks ago I was with someone who had posted they were looking to hire new staff and showed me how they would pull up each persons social media feed, and within a few minutes be able to decide if they would be a proper fit for their company (great tip to share with your kids!).
  Some things to consider:
    The Manifesto was originally written in Italian [F.O. — translated from Annamaria Testa, Il manifesto della comunicazione non ostile. E altri fatti lì attorno (Internazionale, February 20th, 2017
Here is a blog I found on the subject – More Career-intelligence How social media can negatively affect your career   Do you have a social media policy for yourself and your staff for you balloon business?  

Your Partner in Success,

Joette Giardina, CBA Mentor. Motivator. Speaker. Take Your Business to New Heights!

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How to Find New Balloon Customers Online

How to Find New Balloon Customers Online

How to Find New Balloon Customers Online

  When you look at your sales from the year so far are you happy with where you are at and feel like you have more customers than you can handle? Or do you wish that you had new customers? If you are looking for new customers I encourage you to make the most out of technology to help you find them online. To help you find customers ONLINE – YOUR BUSINESS has to BE ONLINE! How do you choose what is going to work best for you? There are so many social media avenues – Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Snap Chat, Websites and the list goes on and on and on. It’s easy to feel over your head quick!   It is best to start with one thing and do it well then move onto the other. Doing social media well means that you consistently post to the platform that you choose, and interact with your followers.   To help you find balloon customers online, you need to have balloon photos online for them to get hooked and know that YOU are the company they should work with. Through posting people get to Know, Like and Trust You and your company.     Do you have a website? If the answer is no, I encourage you to not just rush out and get one just to have one, put time into the planning and do it well! Since January of 2015 I have been working with Balloon Professionals who have created new websites from scratch to those who are updating their websites, not to mention updating my website several times. Often I hear people say, “my web person just doesn’t GET what I’m wanting from my website”. What I have found is often WE as business owners have not done our homework in advance to get things READY for a designer to do what they need to do, to make the best website for you. Here are some steps prior to developing your website, especially if hiring someone to set it up for you. (these tips also come in handy if you are upgrading or redesigning your website)
  • Business license with a good name for your company that attracts your target audience
  • Purchasing the domain name that fits your business
  • Having good solid photos of your work or a collection of stock images you can use so your clients see what they are purchasing
  • Typing out the content of what you want your website to say
  • Collecting testimonies from your clients
  • Writing the content to put on the site from ‘About Us’ (profile) to names of the decor you post pictures of
  • Creating the detailed questions for your ‘Contact Us’ form to gather as much info from the start as possible when someone reaches out for a quote
  • Determining what galleries you wish to have – are you showing your balloons by type of event, type of decor or both?
  • Do you want your website to have a blog?
  • Have you studied other websites to see what you LIKE and what you do not like?
  • Have you individually labeled each of your photos and put them into albums to make it easy for your designer to put them onto the website?
  • Do you have your photos on Google Drive, Dropbox, or similar to make it easy for the designer to access the photos to load onto your website?
Gather this information together so that when you talk to your designer they have a clear picture of what they are to create. They cannot read our minds! And they also do not know the terminology of our photographs.                 If you would like more information on how to find new customers online I encourage you to join us at BalloonBossPro.com for online training and monthly webinars. Brandon Turpin, of Utah Balloon Creations, in Payson, Utah. Brandon has a background in tech and with his wife is the owner of a growing balloon company. He understands the terminology of both the tech and balloon world to help you navigate the benefits of online marketing. Topics covered will be:
  • How to set up Google AdWords
  • Importance of a professional website
  • Email Marketing
  • Re-targeting Ads.
  Here is a past webinar replay to help you with your online presence:                 The Heart of Social Media – Blenda Berrier   Through our use of website, blog and social media I have seen Party People Events grow. They are wonderful tools to show what you sell. People get to know you and your company through your post online. Marketing is not a ONE and DONE kind of thing. It takes consistency and time for your business to grow.   Online presence done correctly in today’s society is one of your KEYS to SUCCESS!     Your Partner in Success,   Joette Giardina, CBA Mentor. Motivator. Speaker.     Join us in Orlando for Promotions & Profits Retreat Nov 13-16  

Get the Most Float Time Out of Your Balloons Q & A with HIFLOAT – Andrea & Phillip Kash

Get the Most Float Time Out of Your Balloons Q & A with HIFLOAT – Andrea & Phillip Kash

  For the last 30 years, balloons have been able to have an extended float time thanks to an amazing product called HIFLOAT! Ever wonder how HIFLOAT was founded? Or wonder how to use HIFLOAT to get the most float time out of your balloons – to give your customers an excellent experience?   Following are a great tips and tricks from Andrea and Phillip Kash. No mater if you have used this product since the day it was made, or are hearing about this product for the first time – you will learn from these helpful tips. Click here to enjoy the replay of the Balloon Coach, Joette Giardina, CBA interview with the CEO, President of HIFLOAT, Andrea Kash, and the Chief Operating Officer Phillip Kash full of a wealth of knowledge to help you extend the float time of your balloons.   Best Practices with HIFLOAT
  • For longest float time with the recommended amount of HIFLOAT,  stretch balloons before using the HIFLOAT.
  • Fully inflate balloons with air first to 11 inches (or size of balloon you are using)
  • Let the air out then put in the HIFLOAT, and fill with helium.
  • HIFLOAT starts increasing float time once it is dry. To dry the HIFLOAT keep it in a temperature controlled room with low humidity, which typically takes a couple hours.
  • Never Freeze HIFLOAT
  • HIFLOAT is effected by humidity in the air. The cooler and dryer the air the better the performance of HIFLOAT.
  • After the HIFLOAT is dry – if you transport to a location where it’s raining or humid the HIFLOAT can become wet again and be affected by the humidity, and decrease float time.
  TEST things out to see how they do best in your environment. I am a firm believer that we each should test out our balloons in our own environments so that we can tell our clients with confidence how long they should expect for a balloon to last. BEST way to run a test. Inflate 6 identical latex balloons (same color, same brand) that are:
  1. Filled with 100 percent helium
  2. Measured to be a full 11 inches
  3. Using the HIFLOAT clip for 11 inch balloons (unless you know that due to your altitude you must use less)
  4. Use a marker to write the Date and Time you inflated the balloons on the balloons to monitor your test.
  5. Take a Photo on Day One
  6. Take a Photo on Day 3
  7. Take a Photo on Day 5
  8. Take a photo on day 7 and measure the balloon
  9. On day 7 post your results with how long your HIFLOAT balloons lasted in  the facebook group Balloon Coach Community
  10. In your post state where you are from: City, State and Country and share your results.
  11. If you do not wish to post on FB you can email your findings to Joette@ballooncoach.com
  12. If your balloons are still floating – keep them up and touch base down the road to let us know how long they lasted!
  Other test you can do to make your helium tanks last longer Conduct a test with 60/40 and compare the results to the 100 % Helium     Looking forward to seeing your results!   For more tips visit their website http://hi-float.com   Other great resources include  

Jan Iiams double bubblehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcdg0FI9pdA&t=5s

Confetti balloons –

Keith Burchettehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHUJ1vJtTp4&t=4se

Chris Adamohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3C9gV8-e1Cg

Deco Bubbles with Confetti

https://theverybestballoonblog.blogspot.com/2018/03/how-to-make-confetti-filled-deco-bubble.html

  Thank you HIFLOAT for creating a product to extend the life of balloons and help our industry become more profitable.  

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