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Breezin’ Chats – Episode 5: Speak Your Hustle (Feat. Debbie Lundberg)

On this episode of Breezin’ Chats, the Breezin’ team is welcoming Debbie Lundberg and discussing her long and inspiring journey to becoming the founder and CEO of Presenting Powerfully. She discusses her professional background, experience and advice to be a leader and even some fascinating personal stories. So please give a warm welcome to Debbie Lundberg.

Debbie was born in Flint, Michigan and worked for General Motors, which was pretty rough at times, but the experience gave her the opportunities that lead her to where she is today. She was given several leadership positions and traveled all across the country working for Dale Carnegie Training. After fourteen years at General Motors, she realized that coaching in speaking and professional development didn’t really exist and wanted to help fulfill this niche. Today, she is the author of ten books, a public speaker, and a coach for people who want to become strong and confident presenters. She is an influential figure in the Tampa Bay area who advocates the importance of not being afraid to speak up because how you present is how you are remembered.

With her company, Presenting Powerfully, she offers many different services including keynotes, strategy and facilitation, training and more. Debbie strives to incorporate value and the lessons she learned in life into her career. As someone who was once afraid to speak up, she is now making a difference for people in the business and corporate world who want to present powerfully.

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Breezin’ Entertainment is launching a spin-off podcast series, called Breezin’ Chats. Breezin’ Chats is a wedding, corporate, and social entertainment podcast channel that offers next-level entertainment news to its listeners. Join host, Cindy Dervech and her ambassadors of fun, as they talk about the industry, and even house a few special guests. “If you think it we got it, and if we don’t have it, we’ll find it.” 
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The Best Modern Love Songs to Play at Your Wedding

No matter what theme your wedding is or where it’s located, it’s definitely a necessity to have a playlist with plenty of romantic love songs. This is the best way to give you, your partner, and your guests all the feels, making the reception an emotional and unforgettable event. If you have a wedding DJ or a live band, don’t be afraid to let them know what songs you want playing or mixed. Whether you’re looking for something slow or upbeat, this playlist gives you some ideas on what kind of songs you want to play for your special day. Here are some of the best modern love songs to play at your wedding.

Slow Dance Songs

This playlist is perfect when you want to set a romantic and chill mood during the event, and maybe even do a slow dance with your partner.

1. “Get You” – Daniel Caesar
2. “Lights Down Low” – Max feat. gnash
3. “Say You Won’t Let Go” – James Arthur
4. “All of Me” – John Legend
5. “This Town” – Niall Horan
6. “Best Part” – Daniel Caesar feat. H.E.R.
7. “Perfect” – Ed Sheeran
8. “I’m Yours” – Jason Mraz
9. “I Like Me Better” – Lauv
10. “Lemonade” – Jeremy Passion
11. “If We’d Never Met” – Gabe Bondoc
12. “Lucky” – Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat
13. “Can’t Help Falling In Love” – Haley Reinhart
14. “A Thousand Years” – Christina Perri
15. “Marry You” – Bruno Mars
16. “She Keeps Me Warm” – Mary Lambert

Upbeat Dance and Exit Songs

These songs are perfect to play during your wedding exit, or you could dance to them with your partner and all your guests, while still having that lovey-dovey touch.

1. “Death of A Bachelor” – Panic! At The Disco
2. “Girls Like You” – Maroon 5
3. “Latch” – Disclosure feat. Sam Smith
4. “Classic” – MKTO
5. “This Is What You Came For” – Calvin Harris feat. Rhianna
6. “Sugar” – Maroon 5
7. “Treasure” – Bruno Mars
8. “A Sky Full of Stars” – Coldplay
9. “On Top Of The World” – Imagine Dragons
10. “Marry You” – Bruno Mars
11. “Shape Of You” – Ed Sheeran
12. “Can’t Stop The Feeling” – Justin Timberlake
13. “Back To You” – Selena Gomez
14. “Feel This Moment” – Pitbull and Christina Aguilera
15. “I Gotta Feeling” – The Black Eyes Peas
16. “Best Day Of My Life” – American Authors

If you’re looking for the best way to play these amazing love songs at your wedding, contact Breezin’ Entertainment for booking event entertainment. They are a Tampa entertainment agency that can get exactly what you need for your wedding, even if you are not sure how to ask for it. Contact Breezin’ today to get those most out of your special day.

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Your Own You

Whitney Holtzman is the CEO of her own company, Social Victories, which helps build the brand of athletes and people involved in the sports industry. Her journey to success was achieved through her self-awareness and a boss who helped pave her professional career to what it is today.

Playing sports was Whitney’s outlet from school, and she always knew she wanted to have a sports-related career. Coming from a family of all lawyers, she felt like she needed to be different. She valued the importance of doing something she was passionate about and “going all in on what you care about most and sacrificing other opportunities.” Her mind was fed with important life lessons while she was an employee at VaynerMedia being mentored by the king of entrepreneurship, Gary Vaynerchuck.

“Gary was the first boss I ever had who gave my skillset and interpersonal capabilities a name and value.” Whitney learned many valuable lessons from Gary. She also found like-minded people working at VaynerMedia who believed in her, which helped build the foundation of her career. Some major advice she received was to be efficient, don’t waste time, go all in on your strengths, and much more. This has guided her to run her own company and focus on what she has always been passionate about since the beginning: sports.

She is building brands and relationships between companies and consumers using the latest marketing and social media tactics, and couldn’t be happier with where she is at today.

To read the full article, please visit: https://bit.ly/2tppo7u

For more information, please visit http://breezinmagazine.com/

Want more? We encourage submissions! To potentially be included in the next volume of Breezin’ Magazine, readers are encouraged to submit their experiences or industry stories to marketing@breezin.com

About Breezin’ Magazine:
Breezin’ Magazine hopes to bring awareness to the unique culture of entertainment and events. It offers its readers a firsthand look at the selection process for entertainers, different types of eccentric entertainment that are not typically seen, and what goes on in preparation of a big event that attendees are often unaware of. For more information, please visit http://breezinmagazine.com/

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Breezin’ Chats – Episode 4: Follow Your Dreams (Feat. Whitney Holtzman)

On this episode of Breezin’ Chats, host Cindy Dervech and her team talk to one of their contributing writers, Whitney Holtzman of Social Victories, behind the Entrepreneurial Edition of Breezin’ Magazine Vol. 2. Whitney is a moving force; she once worked under the digital marketing king, Gary Vaynerchuk and soon after started her own company. She went from employee to entrepreneur just like that! So please give a warm welcome to Whitney Holtzman!

Whitney, born in Tampa, talks about how it’s possible to get your dream job in your dream city. During her time at USF, she got the chance to learn more about all of the different industries and fields through internships, but from a young age, she was always interested in sports, so sports reporting seemed like the perfect job.
 
Whitney had always been told that if she wanted to make it in the sports reporting industry that she would have to start from a small town job. However, Whitney didn’t want to settle and made it an effort to put herself out there and got a job at ESPN straight out of college. After working at ESPN for two years, Whitney transferred and worked at the MLB in New York for two years. Whitney says during her time working at the MLB, she faced some challenges but knew it was going to be worth it in the end. Living in NY, Whitney heard about VaynerMedia and Gary Vaynerchuk and felt like it was the perfect place for her, so she emailed him right away and got the job. Throughout her career, Whitney has always put herself out there and gave her all to achieve her dreams.
 
Whitney says she has learned that some of the best opportunities come from dead ends and hard times. She knows that it is important to work hard and to take any chance you can get. Whitney took a leap of faith to open her own company and has been thriving ever since.
 
Want to hear the full story? Tune into episode 4 of Breezin’ Chats to get more on Whitney’s story and journey from beginning to end.  
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Breezin’ Entertainment is launching a spin-off podcast series, called Breezin’ Chats. Breezin’ Chats is a wedding, corporate, and social entertainment podcast channel that offers next-level entertainment news to its listeners. Join host, Cindy Dervech and her ambassadors of fun, as they talk about the industry, and even house a few special guests. “If you think it we got it, and if we don’t have it, we’ll find it.” 
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A Guide to Planning a Florida Destination Wedding

Having a Florida Destination Wedding can be the perfect way to celebrate your special day. Florida serves as the ideal wedding location with its beautiful beaches, gorgeous sunsets, nice weather, and other unique locations. Even your guests are going to appreciate the tropical vacation-like atmosphere. Aside from the breathtaking outdoor scenery, Florida also has many luxury hotels and other venues where you could host after-parties. If these characteristics seem appealing to you, then it’s best you know everything that the sunshine state has to offer. Here is a guide to planning your Florida destination wedding.

Weather

Florida is known to have beautiful sunny weather, but this does not happen all year round. Hurricane season is prominent and is active from June to November, but you don’t have to avoid this entire time period. Rainfall can happen at any time; however, April and November have the least. From June to September is when there are higher chances of rainfall. Ideal weather for weddings is more likely to be in April and May when it’s not blazing hot outside.

Florida’s Marriage Requirements

A marriage license can be obtained at a county clerk’s office and enables you to use it anywhere in state. During the process, there is a waiting period for three days, so make sure to plan your wedding accordingly. Once you have your license, you have sixty days to get married and seal the deal with your partner.

Location Ideas and Additions

There are many different places and additions you can have featured for your Florida destination wedding. You could have it somewhere extravagant and fun like in Miami Beach, or you could do something more intimate like a garden wedding in St. Petersburg. You could even have a wedding at Disneyworld and arrive at the ceremony in Cinderella’s carriage. Almost anything is possible.

In case you can’t decide, remember that you can choose multiple locations. You could have the wedding on a waterfront and the cocktail party in a garden. The options are endless. When it comes to decorations, you might have to stick with a tropical or beachy theme because of Florida’s nature.

Entertainment options are also unlimited. Tampa entertainment agency, Breezin’ Entertainment & Productions is known for their fantastic event planning and destination wedding services. Booking event entertainment can be difficult when you don’t know what entertainment to have or how to book it, but Breezin’ is always glad to help. Contact Breezin’ Entertainment for your next Florida destination wedding.

Food

There’s a variety of great food everywhere in Florida. You can have stone crab in Miami or key lime pie in the Florida Keys. Caribbean food is found mostly in southern Florida, so if you’re looking for Cuban sandwiches and seafood, keep your eye in the South. If you’re thinking about being adventurous and want gator tail at your wedding, that’s also a thing, it can be found almost anywhere in Florida.

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Re-Building One Step at a Time

Living with a neurological injury is a challenge in itself, but that doesn’t stop Romulo “Romy” Camargo from living his life to the fullest. Stay in Step Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Center is an organization founded by husband and wife Romy and Gabriela Camargo that begun in June of 2015. This recovery center provides critical physical therapy services to victims of neurological injuries. Despite its importance, unfortunately healthcare providers do not provide these recovery centers. But the hardworking couple made it their goal to make this happen for the Tampa Bay area.

In 2008, Romy was injured in combat during his service in the Afghanistan tour, which caused him to be paralyzed from the neck down. Romy’s life changed completely, but the couple faced the long-term challenge to recover together. From this tragic experience, they felt the need to advocate for those who suffer from neurological injuries like Romy.

Stay in Step is a unique program that Romy and Gabriela built together from the ground up. The process was difficult due to the descending rates of Medicare and Medicaid, but the organization was still able to receive investments from healthcare.

Stay in Step has the patience for those in recovery, unlike other healthcare providers. Each client is treated with the utmost respect and is never forgotten or left behind during their recovery. They can get as far as they possibly can in the process. Unfortunately, other healthcare providers do not have the same service. Because the couple has been living the same reality as their clients, they fully understand the challenges their clients face every day.

To read the full article, please visit: https://bit.ly/2DSBmex

For more information, please visit http://breezinmagazine.com/

Want more? We encourage submissions! To potentially be included in the next volume of Breezin’ Magazine, readers are encouraged to submit their experiences or industry stories to marketing@breezin.com

About Breezin’ Magazine:
Breezin’ Magazine hopes to bring awareness to the unique culture of entertainment and events. It offers its readers a firsthand look at the selection process for entertainers, different types of eccentric entertainment that are not typically seen, and what goes on in preparation of a big event that attendees are often unaware of. For more information, please visit http://breezinmagazine.com/

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Breezin’ Chats – Episode 3: The Hustle and Perseverance of Jen McDonald

On this episode of Breezin’ Chats, Cindy Dervech is joined with co-hosts  Jessie Soplinski and Michael Dervech for a special interview with Jen McDonald, a finalist from Breezin’ Magazine’s 40 under 40 awards. Jen is one of the first finalists to be featured in Breezin’ Chats. So please give a warm welcome to Jen McDonald!

 

 

 

Listen as Jen shares her journey on how she got started in the insurance field, the obstacles she faced, the accomplishments she made, and her next moves for the future.
 
As a Philadelphia native, Jen grew up taking subways and buses to school. During college, she was an undecided business major but later found interest in entrepreneurship and insurance from an intro class she took. This lead her to accept an internship in Dallas, Texas where she realized how much of the world she had been missing out on. To broaden her view of the world more, she backpacked through Europe and later decided to move cities and take a job offer in Tampa, FL. Now, she calls Tampa home and runs her insurance business.
 
Along with this, Jen discusses her heavy involvement with the Tampa community. She is a member of several organizations, like the Hillsborough County Citizens Advisory Committee. She is also a candidate for district one of the Hillsborough County Commission. Jen also offers valuable tips and advice for aspiring entrepreneurs. 
 
Want to hear the full story? Tune into Breezin’ Chats episode 3 to get more of Jen’s insight on business, entrepreneurship, travel, and more! 
 
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Breezin’ Entertainment is launching a spin-off podcast series, called Breezin’ Chats. Breezin’ Chats is a wedding, corporate, and social entertainment podcast channel that offers next-level entertainment news to its listeners. Join host, Cindy Dervech and her ambassadors of fun, as they talk about the industry, and even house a few special guests. “If you think it we got it, and if we don’t have it, we’ll find it.” 
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Get the Most Out of Your Wedding Band

Having a Live Band at your wedding is a great way to add elegance to your event. Having a Live Band also makes it possible to tailor the entertainment to your needs. Here are a few tips to get the most out of your band.

Use them for your ceremony

When planning your music to play during the ceremony, talk to the Live Band you’ve hired. Often, they have the instruments and skills to play for the ceremony too. You can have them play wedding hymns or renditions of songs that mean a lot to you. Using the Live Band during your ceremony will surely make your wedding stand out.

Add an MC

Having an MC is a great way to liven up your event. Whether it is one of the musicians, the singer or an extra person, an MC is a great way to keep everything running smoothly. No one wants any awkward transitions; an MC is a great way to keep everything organized while also entertaining. They can also be responsible for letting guests know what is going on and what is coming up next. An MC also enhances the experience making the event feel more sophisticated.

Take advantage of their equipment

Having an amazing band can be so much fun, but not if you can’t hear them. If you are having an outdoor event it is likely that there will not be any sound equipment. Ask your band to bring speakers and any other gear you think you may need, they should have plenty of equipment you can use. Nobody wants to be tied down by a wire, wireless mics are also a great way to help make your event feel more effortless. They should also have experience with different events and locations so you should talk to them about what equipment they suggest to fit your event needs.

Talk to an event entertainment agency like Breezin’ Entertainment to help you find the perfect Live Band. Breezin’ Entertainment has a wide selection of entertainment and can assist you with their Wedding Coordinator Packages.

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Tips for Planning Corporate Events

Corporate events are a great way to celebrate your success and reward employees for all of their hard work. Although corporate events can be a lot of fun they also come with a lot of work. Corporate events are different from regular ones and take a different kind of planning. Here are a few tips to help you navigate planning a corporate event that everyone will love.

Plan Ahead

When renting a venue for your event, reserve as far in advance as possible. This is especially important if it is a popular venue. Making a reservation and placing your deposit makes sure you don’t get stuck scrambling last minute trying to find a venue. If you are interested in a venue but aren’t sure, check to see if they take reservations and how quickly they fill up. It is better to make a reservation and have to cancel it than lose out on a location you like.

Overbudget

You never know what is going to happen, so it is best to be prepared for anything. Part of planning a corporate event is being ready for any issues that may arise. That means when making a budget, you should plan to have extra money.

Plan Entertainment

Corporate entertainment comes in all types, so it’s easy to find one that can suit your event. Whatever kind of entertainment you decide to get make sure it’s appropriate for the theme. Music is a great way to liven up an event, especially with the right playlist. Magicians are also a great option for corporate events because they are exciting and break people away from the sitting. Lastly, an important tip to remember when hiring entertainment is to get references or ask them if they have any videos so you know what you are getting.

Hire A Photographer

Getting a photographer for your event is a great way to make the memories last. If you are going to get a photographer, hire someone who has years of experience. Your guests will appreciate having someone there to get photos of them, especially if they can dress up for it.

Communication is Key

Communication is very important when planning an event. This includes anyone you hire to work the event as well as your guests. A great way to communicate with your guests is to send out RSVPs. This way you’ll know how many people will be attending. On the RSVP also ask about any food allergies, so you can cater accordingly. And lastly, when it comes to the employes, keep them updated on any changes or special instructions so the event can run smoothly.

 

Planning corporate events can be hard, but with Breezin’ Entertainment they can be stress-free. Breezin’ is there to help from giving recommendations to helping make arrangements. Go to https://breezin.com/ to find the perfect package to help you make your event a breeze.

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Why You Shouldn’t Feel Bad About Having a Destination Wedding

After a few weeks of planning a destination wedding with your fiancé, you sit back and take a look at all of the information you have collected. You might start to overthink about certain things like costs and the guests who can and cannot make it. This leads you to feel discouraged about planning this in the first place. The truth is, you don’t have to feel guilty about anything.

Issues arise everywhere all the time, even if you were planning a normal wedding. If some of your friends or coworkers cannot come, then don’t worry about it. Prioritize the people dearest to you and help them find a way to make it. If the costs are outweighing your budget, don’t hesitate to cut some things out. You can still have a fantastic wedding without that mini orchestra you really wanted.

Here are some more reasons why you don’t need to feel bad about having a destination wedding.

This is all about you and the love of your life.

Maybe your parents or your fiancé’s parents are persuading you to stick with a simpler wedding, but they aren’t the ones getting married. This ceremony is all about you and your soulmate. If you both enjoy traveling and exploring and prefer to have a destination wedding, then go for it. This is the one special day that you and your fiancé are going to remember forever, so make it count.

Not everyone is going to attend, and that’s just how it is.

There’s a reality to destination weddings, and it’s the fact that not everyone is going to be able to attend. Don’t take it personally. They most likely can’t go due to work or budget constraints. This might be hard to accept because you want many people to attend, but in the end, it’s up to them. Who knows, they might send you a nice wedding gift instead.

Your attendees are probably going to feel like they are on vacation.

No matter what you plan to do for your destination wedding, all your guests are going to have a blast. The fact that it’s in a completely different place makes it even better. With the delicious food, music, dancing, celebrating and other fun activities, they are going to feel like they are on vacation. Don’t forget to have some extra time on the agenda for your guests to have their own time on the trip.

This could be an inspiration for your guests.

Maybe your best friend or little brother is afraid to travel, or maybe even never got the chance to. Your destination wedding might encourage some of your guests to travel more.

Destination weddings are tough to plan out, so it’s okay to feel stressed or guilty at some point. One tip to avoid this is by contacting Breezin’ Entertainment. Breezin’ is a Tampa entertainment agency that has booked thousands of events. They always listen to their client’s needs. Whether you are thinking about planning a holiday party or just looking for a wedding DJ, Breezin’ is happy to assist you. Contact Breezin’ Entertainment today and you definitely won’t feel bad about having a destination wedding.

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