“Oktoberfest” – the legendary Bavarian Beer festival -comes to LondonWritten by German News
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Tickets for this spectacular event are £29 (ex VAT) for Single bookings and £250 (ex VAT) for a table for 10 persons including unlimited Bavarian beer.
When: Friday, October 15th, 22nd and 29th / Starting 5pm - midnight
Where: Restaurant/Bar / 1-2 Limeburner Lane, London EC4
Programme: Bavarian Ooompah-Music & Yodelling / Bavarian Olympics Food & Drinks Original Bavarian Wheat beer "Erdinger" / German Bratwurst and Pretzels
Prices: "All inclusive" UNLIMITED Beer, Bratwurst & Pretzels and Soft drinks Single Ticket £29 (ex VAT) / Table for 10 people £250 (ex VAT)
Booking forms and further information can be found at www.bavarian-beerhouse.co.uk
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Gerd Bruckner editor of www.germannews.com
Company Christmas party or holiday event planning made easy – Useful TipsWritten by Boris Cherniak
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8. Accommodations for any out of town guests and transportation to and from airport. 9. Taxi cabs for anyone that over-indulges in open bar concept and to avoid liability. 10. Registration – name cards for your guests, open seating or pre-arranged seating plan. 11. Awards, door prizes and giveaways. Many of these can be donated by your suppliers or provided to you at their cost for your holiday event. It shows good faith, and don’t be surprised if suppliers return favor. 12. Party theme and décor – color scheme, chair covers, centerpieces, flowers, ice sculptures. One of more unique ideas I saw recently was a sports theme, where instead of elegant centerpieces, sports memorabilia was placed in center of tables, which was available for guests to take home – these included running shoes and football helmets. 13. Dress and attire. Let attendees know what to expect to wear – formal, casual or business attire. We all heard a story of a prank where a person is invited to a pajama party when it’s a formal affair. 14. Invitations or a simple announcement in company newsletter and bulletin board. 15. Contracts. Commit to people you will be doing business with, since it usually is done on a first come basis. Halls, performers and caterers have limited availability. Be decisive and direct. Most people will give you a price range that would depend on your choice of options. Many event suppliers will require deposits to commit. 16. Presentations – keep speeches brief and to point. Number of speakers should be kept down to a minimum. After all, people are there to be social and not to be lectured. 17. Everyone wants to have a party on a Saturday. You may find that having an alternate day of week may greatly reduce your expenses and make it easier to hire entertainment and book your venue. Also, consider having your function early afternoon. A lunch is less expensive than a seven-course dinner. 18. Include a table for crew, entertainment and other behind-the-scenes people. They, at times forget to eat to make sure your event runs smoothly. Show them spirit of holiday season and include them in your celebrations. 19. If your business is busy during holiday season, consider having your event earlier or later. It should not make a difference if your function is held in November or January instead of December. 20. Have a cell phone handy for any last-minute emergencies day of your event. If a cell phone is not an option (no signal or simply unavailable), make sure your suppliers have venue address and phone number. Your function will be attended by people from many walks of life and backgrounds - politically correct term is Holiday Party. Make it chic, memorable and fun. Have people walk away saying - I had a great time, that was incredible.” He is a wordsmith comedian, observer and commentator on society quirks, obsessions and stereotypes. Incredible Boris is not just a stage name, but also a way to describe a positive attitude and a constant state of mind. The Incredible Boris is an expert in psychology, hypnosis, body language, power of suggestion and human behavior. He authors a popular ezine “power words and phrases” through his web sites www.comedywood.com or www.IncredibleBORIS.com or www.HypnotistShow.com Boris has been featured on numerous television programs, including Montel, Howie Mandel Show and prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. Boris’ self-hypnosis Relaxation and Motivation CD is available through his web site or as a giveaway to complement his performance at your company’s function during this holiday season. Happy Holidays.
The Incredible Boris is a comedy stage hypnotist that appears in almost 300 live performances yearly at functions for most fortune 500 companies and their competitors. He is a frequent talk show guest and delivers a comical point of view to an otherwise serious subject of human behavior and expression.