Office Christmas Party Ideas

office christmas party ideas

Office Christmas Party Ideas

office christmas party ideas
office christmas party ideas from comedy hypnotist JimmyG

Finding new and fun office Christmas party ideas is always a chore for most companies. The duty of organizing the office Christmas party is usually delegated to a select few individuals in the administration side of the business. These few “lucky” folks usually have no event planner experience and even less knowledge about how much things like event entertainment cost.

Below are a few things to consider as you plan your company office Christmas party. This idea list is compiled assuming your staff holiday party needs are accommodating a group of forty to fifty people or more including guests. The list is also compiled into items you must have and items that are optional.

Must-Have Office Christmas Party Ideas

Here is a list of items for your office Christmas party that you must have first. The good news is that there are only three things you must have for your staff party.

  1. A Venue
  2. Food
  3. Entertainment

First of all, you must have a place to hold your office Christmas party. If your group is under forty people or if you have a small staff and are holding your party during work hours, your workspace may be suitable for your holiday party. But, if you don’t have space or your group is over forty people, then you must choose a suitable Christmas party venue.

Some great choices are restaurants that have a meeting or banquette room. Small, medium or large halls that have kitchen facilities and food services should be considered. Golf courses can be a great consideration as they usually have banquette space and food catering. Also, the venue should be centrally located and easily accessible to all. Finally, make sure the venue has space to properly present your Christmas party entertainment for all to enjoy.

Secondly, food is a must have for obvious reasons. Choosing a venue that provides food makes your first two office Christmas party ideas easy to take care of. If your choice of venue doesn’t provide food, then you’re going to have to find a caterer. This means your venue will have to have kitchen facilities in order to prep the Christmas party food for serving.

Your third office Christmas party idea must have is entertainment. Nothing says “boring” more than sitting around talking about work at an office Christmas party. It’s been found that the number one thing people remember about any company holiday party is the event entertainment.

Choosing professional entertainment that will amaze your guests and will have them talking about it for months later will make your office Christmas party.
The challenge is to find professional event entertainment that will do just that. This is why a Hypnotist comedy show is such a great choice. Choosing the right Comedy hypnosis show that is corporate clean, safe and fun for all will make your office Christmas party the highlight event for many years to come.

Optional Office Christmas Party Ideas

Now that you have the required office Christmas party idea options out of the way, here some optional holiday party ideas for you.

  1. Photo Booth
  2. Chocolate Fountain Bar
  3. Prizes for the Best Ugly Sweater
  4. Gift Stockings with Silly Presents
  5. Mystery Prize Giveaways

As you can see, most of these ideas are kind of, well… boring or typical. This brings back the point of making entertainment a top priority for your office Christmas party. Choosing great event entertainment will make your Christmas party one that will make your office staff talk about for years to come.

For amazing office Christmas party idea entertainment, contact Comedy Hypnotist JimmyG

Planning An Event? Here are 4 Event Planning Tips To Get It Right!

Event Planning Tips

How can you make your next AGM, sales retreat, association meeting, staff Christmas party,  company function or banquette an amazing time for your organization?

The answer is to make it unique, interactive, fun and exciting with outstanding and memorable entertainment!

Many event planners are concerned about the venue, the food, the decorations, and timing. Unfortunately choosing the entertainment is sometimes left until the end of the planning process.

By this time, most of the event budget has been used up and they are forced to hire entertainment with the small funds that remain.

As a result, the only options left become the local DJ, comedian, juggler or kids magician which may not provide their guests with the amazingly memorable experience you were hoping for.

With low budget entertainment, they may also worry that the material covered by the comedian will not be corporate friendly, the magician will be doing kids birthday party tricks and making bad jokes, or the juggler who claims that their flame throwing baton act is completely safe really isn’t.

This may be due to a previous experience with an unprofessional performer or a horror story from a colleague.

But by planning in advance and dedicating a 25-50% portion of your entire event budget towards entertainment in advance first, you will be able to secure an act that adds tremendous value to your event and who makes it a fun, memorable, positive experience for everyone.

The right corporate entertainer will get your group involved with shared laughter and shared experiences that can create team unity.

And possibly more important, hiring a professional entertainer who also motivates and inspires your guests can help you relay your event’s message to your group.

So what should you look for when hiring a professional entertainer?

1. The entertainment should be “corporate friendly”. This means that the performance should be clean language, non-embarrassing, and G-PG rated depending on the event planner’s requests.

2. Guests should not be put on the spot or humiliated in any way, shape or form.

3. It should be interactive. Shared laughter is a wonderful bonding experience. It creates camaraderie, strengthens friendships and promotes deeper trust.

4. The entertainment you hire should be unique and interactive. Events lose their appeal when they feature the “same thing as last year”. Search to bring your audience something that is new and that they will be excited to see.

By using these 4 event planning tips, you can make your next event a memorable experience that not only succeeds in entertaining your audience, but can also drive home your company message and objectives which creates a great double return on your investment!

JimmyG is the president of MindPower Presentations Inc
He tours across Canada & the USA with Hypnotist JimmyG’s MindPower Comedy Show
He helps entrepreneurs get focused, stay motivated and produce results with his blog, Motivation For Marketers
And he helps people Live Better, On Purpose with his MindPower Programs

Get This Right To Successfully Plan A Christmas Party Event

Plan A Christmas Party Event

Get This Right To Successfully Plan A Christmas Party Event

Plan A Christmas Party Event
Plan A Christmas Party Event

Have you been “volun-told” to plan a Christmas party event?

Most people who are planning staff holiday party events are not professional event planners and may not have previous experience in planning events.

As a result, company staff parties begin to suffer from declining attendance and interest.

If your staff feels like they “have to” attend organizational gatherings or company parties, it could be that your employees have been stuck in meeting rooms all day, forced to mingle and network with people they don’t know, or perhaps don’t care to know, or sit through the same entertainment for the past 5 years.

How to successfully plan your Christmas party event, sales retreat or annual general meeting an event for your guests to remember for years to come.

The answer is to make your event unique, interactive, fun and exciting with outstanding and memorable entertainment!

Many successful event planners are concerned about hiring bad entertainment for their functions.

They worry that the material covered by the comedian will not be corporate friendly, the magician will be pulling quarters from behind the guest’s ears and making bad jokes, or the juggler who claims that their flame throwing baton act is completely safe really isn’t.

This may be due to a previous event entertainment experience with an unprofessional performer or a horror story from a colleague.

However, it is important to keep in mind that the right party entertainment can add tremendous value to your company staff Christmas party and make it a fun, interactive memorable positive function.

What the right Christmas Party Entertainment can do for your event

  • get your group involved
  • work together as a cohesive team,
  • and it can get them laughing and feeling good about your event.

And possibly more important, providing party entertainment for your guests can also help you relay your event’s message to your group in a way that will resonate with your group.

This is why it’s so important to choose the right entertainment that will “wow” your guests and leaves a positive lasting impression when you successfully plan a Christmas party event.

If your in charge of your annual company’s holiday staff party and are looking for event entertainment to WOW your guests, call MindPower Presentations now – 888-314-6785 – for a quick 2 minute, no obligation, event consultation and see how affordable JimmyG’s MindPower Comedy Show! can be for your event.

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Do Subliminal Messages Work?

Do Subliminal Messages Work?

Subliminal messages are basically suggestions for your mind which are exposed to you for such a short period of time, or hidden, that your mind does not consciously register what it suggests.

Instead, you register it sub-consciously. And also, they can be either positive or negative. In this article, I will tell you about 2 different ways through which you can create your own custom subliminal messages.

The best way to prove to you that subliminal messages work is through an experience you have most likely already had.

I am sure you have been in a crowded room with many animated conversations happening all around you. Now, if someone calls out your name, you would still most likely be able to hear it, wouldn’t you?

The first method I will tell you about is subliminal audios.

The great thing about this method is that you can use them anywhere and everywhere, unlike the other method I will tell you about next.

These audios usually come with either binaural beats or very relaxing music. The messages are repeated so fast, that our conscious mind has no idea what it suggests. You can get pre-made and also custom subliminal audios.

The other popular method is the one of flashing messages on your computer or movie screen.

Here again, the messages are repeated so fast that your conscious mind does not have time to even read them. You would have probably heard stories of the government and large companies using them in advertisements etc.

Advertising this way was even banned by the US government around 40 years ago!

In today’s expanding computer era, you can get software’s which display subliminal messages on your screen while you are working on it. You can choose and personalize the messages before they are even displayed too.

So there you have it!

You now know of 2 different ways through which you can create your own custom subliminal messages.

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Are Comedy Hypnosis Shows Real?

Are Comedy Hypnosis Shows Real

Are Comedy Hypnosis Shows Real?

Are Comedy Hypnosis Shows Real
Are Comedy Hypnosis Shows Real – Hypnotist JimmyG Tells All

Comedy hypnosis shows are one of the most amazing entertainment experiences for most people who love a good laugh.
In fact, they are so memorable that people who have seen one as long as 20 years ago, will still remember how much fun it was to watch other people becoming hypnotized under a hypnotist’s spell and doing funny things. With that begin said, most people today still wonder… are comedy hypnosis shows real?

That somehow, the hypnotist has either paid the hypnosis volunteers to do these funny things or that he brings them in by bus and has them act their way thru his or her hypnotist show. Well, nothing could be further from the truth!

Hypnosis is a natural phenomenon that each of us experiences every single day and automatically when we go to bed at night.

It’s called daydreaming or trance. And all the hypnotist has to do is lead willing volunteers back into that natural state and they go into hypnosis.
So if you wonder, are comedy hypnosis shows real, it’s time to set the record straight.

1ST COMEDY HYPNOSIS SHOW FACT

Some people think that the Hypnotist hires people to play along with his suggestions. Here’s what would have to happen to pull that off.
The hypnotist would have to hire 10-20 people to be in his hypnotist show every night.
Even at $50 per person, that cost him $500-1000 dollars every night for wannabe actors to play along in his little hypnosis skits.
Also consider that if he had 10-20 friends to help him out at every show, he would still have to drive them from town to town, feed them and provide accommodations for everyone.

2nd Comedy Hypnosis Show Fact

When you see a comedy stage hypnotist show, you will notice that 10 to 20 people will be asked to volunteer to be in the show.
The comedy hypnotist may do a mind game test to see who will make the best subjects.
Once this takes place, you may notice that some people refuse to participate which is fine.
Any stage hypnotist who knows what he’s doing doesn’t want resistant people anyway. The hypnotist will be looking for people who are genuinely interested in experiencing the phenomena of hypnosis in a comedy stage show setting.
So doesn’t it make sense to realize that if everyone was “faking it”, they would play along with this part of the hypnosis show too?

3rd Comedy Hypnosis Show Fact

During the show, people will slump in their chairs when the stage hypnotist says “SLEEP!”

Grown women and men are naturally reserved when it comes to physical contact in public, and especially at a company Christmas party entertainment event. Yet you may see them peacefully leaning up against one another and resting their heads on the shoulder of someone beside them.
I doubt they would do this naturally for a whole 60-minute comedy hypnotist show if they weren’t hypnotized.

4th Comedy Hypnosis Show Fact

Imagine if you were at a hypnosis show and suddenly, your meek, shy friend, neighbor or family member suddenly started flying around the stage like a superhero and saving audience members from evil villains.
Or maybe a group of people you know suddenly lost their butts at the snap of the hypnotist’s finger and could no longer sit down on their chairs.
Can you explain that?

5th Comedy Hypnosis Show Fact

Some of the top professional comedy hypnotists do what is known in the stage hypnosis show industry as a “post-hypnotic suggestion”
What this means is that before the hypnotist wakes his hypnosis volunteers, he will give them a suggestion to do AFTER they are awake.
For instance, the hypnotist may say,  after you awaken, if you hear someone say “Peanut Butter”, you’ll clap your hands 3 times and yell out “Jam”.
The is proof positive that the comedy hypnosis show is real because the show is already over so there is no longer any requirement for anyone to keep “faking it”. 🙂

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Comedy Hypnotist JimmyG aka James “JimmyG” Graham, C.Ht. is professional touring stage hypnotist providing safe, clean, fun power of the mind demonstrations, keynote speeches, and subliminal sales seminars and workshops and has been a professional entertainer in the entertainment industry for over 30 years.

To contact JimmyG for availability for your next event or for media interviews, click here -> Comedy Hypnosis Show

Self-Hypnosis Secrets

Self Hypnosis Secrets

Self-Hypnosis Secrets

Self Hypnosis Secrets
Self Hypnosis Secrets

Sooooo what exactly is self-hypnosis secrets?
You may have heard the term “self-hypnosis”  but a lot of people don’t truly understand what it is and why it is so important to learn.

You see, self-hypnosis is a  process by which you can program your mind to accept suggestions or believe in something in the subconscious state and reprogram your mind to create a better life for yourself.

Your mind is made up of 3 sets of conscious states.

The conscious mind (also known as the awake mind, rational mind or thinking mind), the subconscious mind (also known as the unconscious mind, the emotional mind or sleeping mind) and the super-conscious mind (or the spiritual energy mind).

In our awakened or “conscious” or “Beta” state, we analyze, compare and contrast everything we are presented with.  In fact, your conscious mind is probably comparing what you’re reading right now to something you may have read or heard about this subject in the past.

Pretty cool huh?

The first of three self-hypnosis secrets is that only one state of consciousness rests or “sleeps.” This is the conscious mind. Remember this as this information will be important to our self-hypnosis conversation very soon.

Now, our subconscious mind and our Super-conscious mind never rests or sleeps.

In fact, we would die if our subconscious mind took a break as it is like a super-computer that runs our main operating programs in the background 24 hours a day until our last breath.

Our subconscious mind controls our breathing, makes sure our heart keeps beating, out blood continues to flow, our cells continue to reproduce and so much more!

It also stores every single emotion that has been attached to all events we’ve experienced in our lives AND records every single event… good bad or ugly, as an accessible memory.

Remember this piece of information as well as this will very important to our self-hypnosis conversation as well.

Finally, there is the Super-conscious mind. The most spiritual of all self-hypnosis secrets.

This is the energy field within us that is limitless creative potential. It is the true essence of all Creation and it resides inside of every living thing.

Since there are many “theories” about it and many organizations have their own thoughts about it, discussion about it can become a touchy subject which is why we will leave it out of our discussion for today. (If you have questions about how to empower your Super-Conscious Mind, contact me here)

So now that you know about your 3 minds, you now have the foundation to understand self-hypnosis secrets.

First, the words “self-hypnosis” implies that you are hypnotizing yourself… and you are!

All hypnosis is self-hypnosis. Even if you are working with a professional hypnotist for coaching or in a stage show, he or she is merely guiding you back into a natural state of self-hypnosis you experience every day and every night. (more info on states of self-hypnosis can be found here)

Secondly, the act of self-hypnosis is purposely quieting your conscious mind so it stops analyzing, comparing and contrasting.

Once this is accomplished, your subconscious mind can be reprogrammed with new thought programs which help you create new decisions and actions which produce better results in your life.

In future articles, we’ll get into the proper way to begin reprogramming your subconscious mind with self-hypnosis, but for now, let’s just experience a little self-hypnosis shall we?

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Comedy Hypnotist JimmyG aka James “JimmyG” Graham, C.Ht. is professional touring stage hypnotist providing safe, clean, fun power of the mind demonstrations, keynote speeches, and subliminal sales seminars and workshops and has been a professional entertainer in the entertainment industry for over 30 years.

To contact JimmyG for availability for your next event or for media interviews, click here -> Hypnotist Comedy Show

Real Hypnosis Stories In History

real hypnosis stories in history

Real Hypnosis Stories In History

real hypnosis stories in history
real hypnosis stories in history

Since many people always ask, “Does hypnosis work?”, these real hypnosis stories in history may shed light on evidence of hypnotic-like phenomena that appears in many ancient cultures.

The writer of the book of Genesis seems familiar with the anesthetic power of hypnosis when he reports that God put Adam “into a deep sleep” to take his rib to form Eve.

Other ancient records suggest hypnosis was used by the oracle at Delphi and in rites in ancient Egypt (Hughes and Rothovius, 1996).

Pioneers of Hypnosis

The modern history of real hypnosis stories in history begins in the late 1700s, when a French physician, Anton Mesmer, revived an interest in the practice of hypnosis.

1734-1815 Franz Anton Mesmer was born in Vienna. Mesmer is considered the father of hypnosis.

He is remembered for the term mesmerism which described a process of inducing trance through a series of passes he made with his hands and/or magnets over people. He claimed that he worked with a person’s animal magnetism (psychic and electromagnetic energies).

The medical community eventually discredited him despite his considerable success in treating a variety of ailments. His successes offended the medical establishment of the time, who arranged for an official French government investigating committee.

This committee included Benjamin Franklin, then the American ambassador to France, and Joseph Guillotine, a French physician who introduced a gruesome device for physically separating the mind/head from the rest of the body.

1795-1860 James Braid, an English physician, originally opposed to mesmerism (as it had become known) who subsequently became interested.

He said that cures were not due to animal magnetism however, they were due to suggestion. He developed the eye fixation technique (also known as Braidism) of inducing relaxation and called it hypnosis (after Hypnos, the Greek god of sleep) as he thought the phenomena was a form of sleep.

Later, realizing his error, he tried to change the name to monoeidism (meaning influence of a single idea) however, the original name stuck.

1825-1893 Jean Marie Charcot a French neurologist, disagreed with the Nancy School of Hypnotism and contended that hypnosis was simply a manifestation of hysteria.

In this real hypnosis stories in history, there was a bitter rivalry between Charcot and the Nancy group (Liebault and Bernheim).

Charcot revived Mesmer’s theory of Animal Magnetism and identified the three stages of trance; lethargy, catalepsy and somnambulism.

1845-1947, Pierre Janet was a French neurologist and psychologist who was initially opposed to the use of hypnosis until he discovered its relaxing effects and promotion of healing. Janet was one of the few people who continued to show an interest in hypnosis during the psychoanalytical rage.

1849-1936 Ivan Petrovich Pavlov – Russian psychologist who actually was more focused on the study of the digestive process. He is known primarily for his development of the concept of the conditioned reflex (or Stimulus-Response Theory). In his classic experiment, he trained hungry dogs to salivate at the sound of a bell, which was previously associated with the sight of food. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology in 1904 for his work on digestive secretions.

Though he had nothing to do with hypnosis, his Stimulus Response Theory is a cornerstone in linking and anchoring behaviors, particularly in NLP.

1857-1926 Emile Coue, a physician who formulated the Laws of Suggestion. He is also known for encouraging his patients to say to themselves 20-30 times a night before going to sleep; “Everyday, in every way, I am getting better and better.”

He also discovered that delivering positive self-hypnosis suggestions when prescribing medication proved to be a more effective cure than prescribing medications alone.

He eventually abandoned the concept of hypnosis in favor of just using suggestion, feeling hypnosis and the hypnotic state impaired the efficiency of the suggestion.

Coue’s Laws of Suggestion

The Law of Concentrated Attention
“Whenever attention is concentrated on an idea over and over again, it spontaneously tends to realize itself”.

The Law of Reverse Action
“The harder one tries to do something, the less chance one has of success”

The Law of Dominant Effect
“A stronger emotion tends to replace a weaker one”

1856-1939 Sigmund Freud traveled to Nancy, France and studied with Liebault and Bernheim, and then did an additional study with Charcot.

Freud did not incorporate hypnosis into his therapeutic work however because he felt he could not hypnotize patients to a sufficient depth, felt that the cures were temporary and that hypnosis stripped patients of their defenses.

Freud was considered a poor hypnotist given his paternal manner.

However, his clients often went into trance and he often, unknowingly, performed non-verbal inductions when he would place his hand on his patient’s head to signify the Doctor dominant, patient submissive roles. Because of his early dismissal of hypnosis in favor of psychoanalysis, hypnosis was almost totally ignored. This is another real hypnosis stories in history.

1875-1961 Carl Jung, a student, and colleague of Freud’s, rejected Freud’s psychoanalytical approach and developed his own interests. He developed the concept of the collective unconscious and archetypes.

Though he did not actively use hypnosis, he encouraged his patients to use active imagination to change old memories. He often used the concept of the inner guide, in the healing work. He believed that the inner mind could be accessed through tools like the I Ching and astrology.

He was rejected by the conservative medical community as a mystic. However, many of his ideas and theories are actively embraced by healers to this day.

1932-1974 Milton Erickson, a psychologist, and psychiatrist pioneered the art of indirect suggestion in hypnosis. He is considered to be the father of modern hypnosis. His methods bypassed the conscious mind through the use of both verbal and nonverbal pacing techniques including metaphor, confusion, and many others.

He was a colorful character and has immensely influenced the practice of contemporary hypnotherapy and its official acceptance by the AMA.

His work, combined with the work of Satir and Perls, was the basis for Bandler and Grinder’s Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP).
Since then, there have been many new modern leaders in the field of hypnotism including Steve G. Jones, Jason Linett, Wendi Friesen as well as companies that produce hypnosis downloads audio programs for self-improvement

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