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Video Production – Short About Us Videos

December 21st, 2015 Posted by News No Comment yet

Have you ever wondered how a Video Production can help sell your product or service online?

Well the Team at Bartercard Australia have known about the power of video for many years and have created a few about us videos that help sell them to a potential audience around the world.

About us videos are a great way to engage your viewer without feeling like you are trying to get them to buy, It instills confidence in the viewer about you and at the same time sells your company to them so they will be more likely to buy your service. This type of video production can be in any style you want that suits your business, from a simple presentation to camera to a more complex animation, the possibilities are unlimited.

Video production is a tool to help you to engage your potential clients better and sell easier online and offline at anytime of the day on any platform and any where.

Check out the latest about us video produced for the team at Bartercard

Christmas Party event planning

November 2nd, 2015 Posted by News No Comment yet

The job of planning the company Christmas party can often seem overwhelming, how do you please everyone and make it fun?


One big thing that can make or break an event through is planning, So how do you get it right. here are a few steps to help make it easy and memorable.

Set the date

Christmas is a busy period, the busiest of the year for many people venues fill up fast. That means you want to get a date secured in as early as possible.As with all event management this helps set the pace for the rest of the steps. But a few tips on the date, the day after may not be the most productive so pick a date that wont clash with the major presentation the company is giving, or pick a date in January if the venue you are after is out of your budget, there are big savings to be made.


Find out the budget

The size of your budget will ultimately have a huge impact on the type of Christmas party you organize, determining everything from the food and booze to the entertainment and choice of venue. and as every good even planner knows make sure you have enough in reserve through for any unforeseen expenses


What style of Christmas party you’re after

There is almost endless variety when it comes to the type of Christmas party that you can plan. It will be depend on many factors, including the location, budget, numbers attending and how much you want to be directly involved in planning and managing the event.

Checkbox Do you have the budget to accommodate husbands, wives and partners? These are the people who support your people so it’s good to thank them if you can afford it – but don’t compromise the quality of the party over it. You may also want to gauge whether or not your colleagues want partners to be involved or not.


If investigating these ideas sound like a lot of hassle you could contact an event company to do all the hard work for you, that way all you will have to do is select the best option. Some may charge for their services and others may just take a commission from the venue, event planner or the suppliers.

And  feel free to pick our brains, we can find ways to make your dollar go further or think outside the box when it comes to any event planning requirements

Making it look pretty: theming

The event theme is the heartbeat of your event and should be integrated throughout every aspect of the day or night.

Checkbox Choose a theme and plan it thoroughly. Some popular ideas include traditional Christmas, vintage, 60s, 70s, 80s, quintessentially English, pantomime, circus,  winter wonderland, ballroom,….. the list is endless

Checkbox Then decide how you can pull off the theme c=off and if you need support contact us for event theming inspiration and quotes.

Fill bellies: the food

Food is the key part of any party and can easily be incorporated into the theme you choose. And it can make or break the event, but it does not have to be exspensive. if your event is outdoors there are great catering companies that will come out and venues often have great buffet packages

Checkbox Choose how you would like the food to be served. For example, do you want pre-dinner nibbles placed on the tables or canapés taken round by waiting staff? Would you prefer a buffet or a sit down three-course meal with full silver service – and will this be a set menu or will guests need to choose beforehand?

Checkbox Organize a vegetarian option if required and try to accommodate as many other dietary requirements as possible.


Making the right noises: choosing the entertainment

Dancing Movies, Bands or comedy show at the Christmas party is usually a must and it’s the perfect opportunity for everyone to really let their hair down. But it does of course depend on the type of group you are catering for and how you want the night to pan out.

Make sure you have entertainment covered that will suit your audience and fill the evening. if you want some support in sourcing or selecting the right type of entertainment then chat to our event management team

Organise ‘thank-you’ speeches and awards

If you want the Christmas party to act as a thank-you to the staff then a nice way to thank everybody is by actually saying it.

Checkbox Ask a director or manager to deliver a short ‘thank-you’ speech and (if appropriate) give out a couple of awards to anybody who deserves to be recognised. Please note that any speech given at a party should be short, loud enough to be heard and not done too late – you want to ensure the speeches don’t get too rowdy or out of hand and that they don’t stop everybody from getting on and enjoying themselves.


Adding that touch of wow: extra ways to enhance your event

Sometimes little changes can make all the difference. You want your event to be enjoyable, pleasant and memorable for all the right reasons. chat to us and find out a for ideas that can make your event stand out from the ordinary and make it memorable for months to come



Powerpoint Visuals

October 30th, 2015 Posted by News No Comment yet

Have you started seeing more and more black lines around your sides when you present?

Well with the growth in the audio visual space of the screens that PowerPoint are displayed on  there as been a push towards widescreen formats to suit videos and most other forms of media that now fits this audio visual format

So what can you do to fix it?

Well if you are using Office 2013 it automatically starts any new presentation as 16:9 or wide screen so you don’t need to do anything but if you are using an older version or want to fix a current presentation to suit the new audio visual screen then follow this knowledge article on from Microsoft

Make it wide screen and take you PowerPoint into the new world of screens


The Difference between an ordinary and extraordinary event

March 12th, 2015 Posted by News No Comment yet

event themingAs with most things in life the difference between good and awesome comes down to the planning and it is no different when looking at Corporate events. So how do you know that the things you are planning including Event hire and Video Production are going to deliver and meet your planning needs. to create an outstanding event?

However we at Blue Shadow Group believe that everything comes down to emotions and it is with this in mind that we focus our Total event solutions including event hire to ensure that your event, whether it be in Brisbane or beyond is a success.

When creating the Perfect event it is not just about the event hire and food on the day but a whole process that the attendee goes through before, during and after the event.

Before the event 

It is imperative to create anticipation around the speakers and the event itself. Those events that you can not wait for, are the events that you want to attend and participate in the most. Apple is a expert in the art of anticipation for its events. it give just enough away to make the excitement buzz before the event through social media and its own networks that wen people get to the actual event they are already powered to

Then planning comes into it, at Blue Shadow Group we have a team of event managers that understand the process that need to be implemented to ensure that the event is what you are promising.

We know the right event hire gear and audio visual requirements that are needed, we pride our self on delivering your message and your brand to your attendees through Video Production and event themeing, but apart from knowing how to check the right boxes off we know how to make sure all the elements work towards creating the emotion that you want at your event, and thus creating a successful corporate event

During the event

Emotions can easily be deflated when your event starts to run badly or has the wrong format, and you will take your event from being extraordinary to just an event. Emotion creates an extraordinary corporate event.

So what advice can we deliver to help keep the energy high and the emotions running in the right direction.

1. Keep the flow tight and rolling, avoid periods of nothing or waiting – it deflates a person emotion

2. Keep the energy high – Use your audio visual hire elements to create a buzz in the room, music lights and atmosphere can create energy and build your attendees emotion.

3. Use our event theming to create atmosphere

4. Keep your message exciting and keep the surprises coming

Post event

In a connected world use social media to keep the excitement and engagement going post event and use tools such a survey monkey and Google forms to get feedback to make the next one even better

in a constantly changing corporate events market weather it be in Brisbane, on the gold coast or beyond there is one thing that remains constant 0 the need for the right emotion at your event to create an extra ordinary event