Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Country and Western Band at Bay Area Hospital

Since employees and staff are your most valued asset, the nurses and support staff at Memorial Medical Center (Modesto) were treated to two days of barbeques and carnival games, planned by their different divisions. There were cake walks, country line-dancing, and bobbing for apples.
Our modern country and western and rock band provided that lively music for one afternoon, and our traditional bluegrass and country and western band provided the music, the evening before. Because of this annual "Nurse Appreciation Month," staff morale at this hospital is high, with nurse and staff turnover, low.
What a great idea, to value and cherish, your employees, support staff, and nurses.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Cool Ice-Breaker Ideas for Cocktail Receptions

Here are some cool ice-breaker ideas for cocktail receptions and passed hors d'oevres. Adding entertainment adds that memorable touch, and keeps parties "interesting and one of a kind."

Fortune tellers and caricaturists always draw lines, and make a good conversation "piece."
Here's "Bird the Tarot Card Reader," for the Building Industry Association's vendor show at the San Ramon Marriott Hotel. Marc's caricatures are very accurate, and are worthy for framing. For zany fun, there is a hilarious Marx Brothers team, based in Northern California, that provide improvisational and prop comedy.