Mind Your Own Business is a negative thought masquerading as a positive action statement. But for our purposes today, let's take it literally.
Most of us reading this email are in the events industry. We are #eventprofs, an entire industry built on the art of human interaction. With that comes amazing collaborations, but unfortunately also distractions. It's a double edged sword. On one hand you get to work with people, and on the other hand you have to work with... people!
We can spend days of our lives looking for conspiracies or ranting about personal injustices on social media. Where should our time and thoughts be focused?
There will always be someone that steals your idea, says something that is untrue, or blames you for a problem that they themselves caused. But time wasted on them is time robbed from your customers, your family, and your business.
What is your business? What is your purpose? Don't lose sight of that. Don't look over your shoulder. Look to the core of what you do and keep true to that. Mind your business.
Now for some fun stuff. I saw this photo on Facebook a few weeks ago and I asked permission to use it in this email. What a gem! A photo from the first performance of The Three Waiters in the USA for #eventprofs and I'm happy to say we fooled the entire room! Can you recognize anyone in this photo?
So, I thought it might be fun to crowd source photos of the first time you saw The Three Waiters perform. Can you send them in to us? They may make their way into an email or social media! :-)
-Brad Wilson, Show Manager, The Three Waiters International - USA
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Discussion hosted by Mark Bradley, exclusively at the 2017 Australian Event Awards & Symposium.
The entertainment can make or break your event regardless of the type of audience, the quality of venue or how good the food is. Just because it is a great act or band, does not mean it will work! This session discusses how best to combine the essential ingredients of choice of entertainment, timing, sound and lighting, to ensure you get the very best result for your special event.
Having provided entertainment for over 12,000 events throughout 90 countries, Mark Bradley is a leader in the event industry with over 28 years of experience under his belt. With offices in New York, London and Sydney, he has an extensive client base from royalty, heads of state and celebrities through to multinational corporate and private clientele.
From opera singer to event photographer to creating the world’s most successful corporate act, The Three Waiters, Mark continues to create new acts, present new artists, and tailor performances to suit a changing market. With his extensive knowledge of the industry, Mark prides himself on advising the right type of entertainment for the right event.
Join Mark and an extensive line-up of event leaders at the Australian Event Symposium 2017, 14 and 15 September on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland Australia.
Mark is presenting as part of the In Focus sessions providing practical ideas to help deliver various aspects of an event.
In celebration of the total eclipse seen in the USA today, let us share when The Three Waiters experienced a Total Eclipse of the Heart!
At the end of another busy and exciting week for The Three Waiters, we were delighted to perform at the very beautiful wedding of Rhiannon Stock & Mark Bailey, which was set in the glorious rolling countryside of Powys Wales.
In addition to the wedding party itself who all looked resplendent, celebrity Rock Diva Bonnie Tyler was amongst the invited guests and happily posed with our delighted performers after the show. “They were fabulous”, she said.”Absolutely amazing!”
Coming from Bonnie, it just doesn’t get any better than that !
Contributed by Brad Wilson, USA Show Manager
"You aren't so special," I heard an angry person say to someone the other day. How sad for them. Don't they know everybody is special?
I was traveling down to Florida to perform for the 100th Anniversary of the Port of Palm Beach. Serious fun with some cool history thrown in, a chance to spend time with an awesome client, and to perform with The Three Waiters guys.
I decided to use Uber from the airport to my hotel and the instant I booked it I got a call from a very efficient sounding voice named Myron. He wanted to know exactly where I was standing and exactly what I was wearing and he pulled up about a minute later, popping the trunk as he slid to a stop.
"Want some water?" he asked, as he struggled to contort his body into a water passing position. Myron was no spring chicken. I'm not a good judge of age, but I'd say mid 70s. "Can you believe some people try to pay me for the water?"
He asked me about myself and I told him two or three of the big facts, and we settled into some small talk. I asked him how long he had been in Palm Beach and told me that and more.
I'm going to put this in bullet points for "Uber" impact:
We pulled up to the hotel. He turned around and smiled and told me to "have a great day." I got out of the car, and found that I didn't want to leave. I wanted to talk to the guy who nearly lost his wife, lost his best friend, lost his business, lost his savings, and was spending his retirement years driving an Uber car. He was positive, friendly, and amazingly inspirational.
It's Tuesday, and we are all up to our elbows in proposals, visa issues, load-in times, sound checks, contracts, and invoices. Sometimes our world seems no bigger than our desk and our desk seems as big as the world. Take a moment to remember we are all in this together. Say a good word to someone. Ask them how they are. Prepare to be inspired.
On this #TBT we share a fun performance from the past!
We were privileged to be called to Singapore to perform for none other than His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco at a special fundraising event for the Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco. As His Highness had seen and loved The Three Waiters in the past, we had to come in a new disguise.
Happily, the Prince and his guests enjoyed our performance just as much as the first time, and indeed were as completely taken by the ruse as they had been with The Three Waiters. In fact, the Prince actually called one of our performers, masquerading as a Two Star Michelin Chef, over to his table for a private audience earlier in the evening. Imagine his surprise later when the chef returned and turned out to be a world class singer!
Remember, if you have had The Three Waiters for your event and wished you could have them return, we have a number of imaginative ways that we can return and surprise your guests again and again. Contact your local office to learn about your options: USA, United Kingdom, Australia.
What a memorable night, with a Royal Standing Ovation!
Credited to working with over 12,000 events throughout the past 23 years, there is no doubt that Bradley, the Creative Director and CEO of the company, is one of the worlds most experienced authorities in the field of special event entertainment.
Previously a professional singer of opera and music theatre, by 1997 Bradley was at the top of his field as a professional social and event photographer shooting for publications as Vogue, Mode, Marie Claire, and a long list of clients as Cartier, Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Moet & Chandon to name a few.
One evening after jokingly dressing as a “waiter” with a colleague and singing Christmas carols at an event for Lachlan Murdoch, Bradley came up with the idea of forming an act with three singers dressed as waiters, sending up The Three Tenors.
The rest is history. About to hit 12,000 performances in 90 countries, we now employs over 100 performers across the globe with shows based out of London, New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
Along with The Three Waiters, we continue to expand and introduce new shows into the market place.
“To stay on top one must deliver both innovation and quality,” says Bradley. “We take great pride in tailor making shows to suit the individual client.”
For further information or to discuss how The Three Waiters International can help design unforgettable entertainment for your special event, please contact us. UK, USA, AU .