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About BillinDayton

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  1. Removed as this is adversting.
  2. What part of Ohio are you in?
  3. Thanks GCL...I feel strongly about my nursing home accounts and how they should be treated by entertainers. To give away complimentary shows tends to create problems for entertainers. If you do it for one, why not do it for others? For everyone? Where do you draw the line? As this is my pure source of income, its not really a direction I want ( or need) to go at this time. That said, there's a handful of AD's who I've worked for for many years...who have called me telling me up front..."Bill...we really need some good entertainment for such and such...I'm sorry I don't have any money in th
  4. Bsnook- I hear exactly what you're saying...its amazing what AD's are expected to do with so few resources...For the musician to say "Well, we only charge half that" tells you right away that they aren't very knowledgeable about working with clients like yourself. Just because you get big money in a bar or club doesn't mean beans with nursing homes. I've had calls from many facilities that have limited budgets as well. I know of at least five in the Dayton area that have $100.00 or less for the whole month. That's crazy...Often, their budgets are based on census, but not always. U
  5. Most PC's purchased in the last few years all come with a CD burner. Many but not all laptops also can burn CD's... If you have a mp3 player like an Ipod or Zune, you can play them through the "aux in" input of most stereos or cd players... Bill
  6. Miike- While the entertainer section is probably best for more detailed descriptions of your services/act, I think the Moderator would approve of some basic / general info on what you do so we can comment more relevantly. That said, I'll try and offer up some general thoughts. You're stated goal is to be the "go to guy" for Anniversary referrals, special events, parties, etc. You comment on providing additional services that border on what's called "party planning services." I see you're also in Orlando, Florida... My first thought is that a large percentage of resid
  7. DJ- Can you explain a little further what services you provide? Tell us about your act... Thanks-
  8. If the activity staff is getting this "executive" work done while still in the room where the activity is occurring? If not... 1) Who's responsible for the residents? 2) How are accurate assessments of the entertainer themselves done if activities is off doing paperwork? 3) Were you really serious when you said you prefer your entertainers bring their own water? Generally, I'd agree 100% with you about what you should be able to expect from your entertainers. If you're paying for an hour, that shouldn't include set up or break down time.
  9. What is your name? Bill Corfield What is your occupation? Professional Entertainer specializing in LTC Facilities... •What are you listening to right now? POTUS 08, the Political channel on XM... • What was the last thing you ate? A slice of pizza... •Do you wish on stars? Not often enough... •If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Green •How is the weather right now? Overcast •Last person you spoke to on the phone? My Boss, err, Wife... •How old are you today? Turned 48 last week... •Favorite drink? Non-alcohol: Milk •Favorite sport(s) to wat
  10. Probably a case by case basis... There are some residents you can give the occasional hug of support to with no problems, but there are also some residents that you just can't do that with.
  11. My understanding is the AD never suspected them of doing this before. She's feeling a little duped and not sure what to do. The residents never suspected anything, but when AD asked me for my opinion, I suggested she definitely talk with them. I asked about his health that day and she said she spoke to him and his voice was just fine... Given that his wife also sings, it kind of rules out that he needed a break... I asked her what she would do if they denied it...she's not sure. I told her in my opinion she's the advocate for the residents, right? If she doesn't look out for them, who
  12. *No, he's singing over sequenced tracks / cd's of background music...famous songs, not his own works... *Volume wasn't really an issue at all.. *The keyboard you mention is called a sequencer...they can push a button and read the paper and it sounds glorious, lol...
  13. Gang- A client of mine believes a musical entertainer lip-synced some of his last performance at her facility. Several other employees of the facility also saw the same thing. This entertainer is well liked, but not one of the "favorites." He is hired, along with his wife who also sings, to sing over recorded CD's. The AD spoke to the entertainer before and after the gig, not about his lipsyncing, but enough to not suspect any health or throat issues that day. The residents apparently had no clue it was happened... A ) Would it bother you? B ) Do you think its fra
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