Elements of the School Dance: The Food

“When in doubt, give ‘em Publix chocolate chip cookies!”

Light snacks, heavy food, beverages and a chocolate fountain, I have seen them all. My favorite? Pinwheels, man those are good. Homecoming dances usually draw a hungrier crowd than prom due to the meaning of the night. I know that kids won’t eat cookies all night something heavier may be needed. The food tends to round out the event. If you have worked a dance before you know kids will mow down some food. It’s always the smallest freshmen that are about to hit that growth spurt at the table packing it away. Mix it up, have plenty but don’t waste. Also having plenty of water is a must. Once that deejay gets crankin’ and those kids get to sweating you will need the hydration just from a safety perspective.

Q: Do you have plenty of water available?

Q: Is this an event where you need to go heavy or light with the food?

Q: Did you tell your purchasers what type of food will be there? You should so they know what to expect.

Firefly Event Photography & Entertainment, LLC believes that high school event photography should be creative, cost effective for all students and accessible for years. Our system helps every student feel like the homecoming king, prom queen and valedictorian.

Pierce Brunson, Founder

Firefly Event Photography & Entertainment, LLC.

Firefly Event Photography, Florida’s #1 high school event photography company for homecomings, proms, school events and graduations.
http://www.fireflyepe.com

Find us on: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter

Pierce Brunson is a high school event consultant that owns Firefly Event Photography and Entertainment, LLC. He has 15+ years of experience working with high schools students, fund raising, success planning and college counseling. His goal is to help students to make their high school days memorable and keep their enthusiasm for life strong as they leave high school and follow the path of their choosing. Contact Pierce Brunson at (727) 599-6153 or pierce@fireflyepe.com to set up a meeting for more ideas of how to get your student committee on the right track to sell more tickets, create a great school dance and gain more positive student feedback. The consultations are free.

Coming Soon: “Dance Floor Empty?” The book about how the nine elements are important in creating a better environment for your school and increasing ticket sales for the high school dance. This covers many of ideas Pierce has used in his consultations to help struggling schools improve their events. It also includes the story of Pierce Brunson and the creation of Firefly Event Photography & Entertainment, LLC.

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Technology & Education: Things Have to Change!

At Firefly Event Photography & Entertainment, LLC. we use technology to improve the opportunity for all students to have professional photography at every event where the memories are important. I can’t imagine where the world will be technologically in 20 years but if companies aren’t using current technology to deliver more professional images, faster and for a lower per person cost then the students are coming up short. I am still shocked when schools decide to use companies that haven’t changed much since I graduated in 1991. Technology is always changing and these processes can be used to better the events high school students enjoy.

FireflyEPE is here to make a difference. Professional photography should be available for every students. Students should also have the opportunity to take multiple images and have those images delivered fast. That’s what we do at Firefly Event Photography. We deliver more professional images than any other company and always include unlimited access and downloading without charging any extra fees.

For more on the future of education and technology please read: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nancy-conrad/technology-the-next-giant_b_3959135.html

Elements of the High School Dance: The Deejay

“Music has the power to bring people together. You want even more togetherness? Play Cupid Shuffle”

A deejay has the hardest job. It isn’t easy pleasing a crowd of kids. Yet, the best do it with an ease that is amazing. Find that person and respect their developed talent. Always hire a talented deejay. Anyone can play music and crossfade but a deejay worth good cash is an artist that your students will enjoy. Their portfolio of mixes should be available for you to hear. They should have recent samples also. There is nothing worse than a deejay that stops practicing because of too much work. Even professional athletes need an off season. Find the person that will be the centerpiece to your event and isn’t afraid to “rock the crowd.”

Q: Are you purchasing on cost, talent, or service?

Q: What is the date on their latest online sample?

Q: Are they willing to come in and connect with your committee so they can make the best decision?

Firefly Event Photography & Entertainment, LLC believes that high school event photography should be creative, cost effective for all students and accessible for years. Our system helps every student feel like the homecoming king, prom queen and valedictorian.

Pierce Brunson, Founder

Firefly Event Photography & Entertainment, LLC.

Firefly Event Photography, Florida’s #1 high school event photography company for homecomings, proms, school events and graduations.
http://www.fireflyepe.com

Find us on: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter

Pierce Brunson is a high school event consultant that owns Firefly Event Photography and Entertainment, LLC. He has 15+ years of experience working with high schools students, fund raising, success planning and college counseling. His goal is to help students to make their high school days memorable and keep their enthusiasm for life strong as they leave high school and follow the path of their choosing. Contact Pierce Brunson at (727) 599-6153 or pierce@fireflyepe.com to set up a meeting for more ideas of how to get your student committee on the right track to sell more tickets, create a great school dance and gain more positive student feedback. The consultations are free.

Coming Soon: “Dance Floor Empty?” The book about how the nine elements are important in creating a better environment for your school and increasing ticket sales for the high school dance. This covers many of ideas Pierce has used in his consultations to help struggling schools improve their events. It also includes the story of Pierce Brunson and the creation of Firefly Event Photography & Entertainment, LLC.

Elements of the School Dance: The Pictures

“Everyone deserves a professional picture without it being hijacked for a high ransom”

There is nothing about your night that will last longer than the pictures. As our memeory fades of the night the images taken remind us of the great people in the school. This is a great opportunity for a school to add some separation from the old rubber stamping school dances of your rival down the road. Make your event great by having photo booths that are creative (not just a black background), plenty of photographers, and plenty of areas to take creative images. Then get on it! Once the music has stopped there are only memories and yet school committees aren’t working with companies that can handle capturing and securing them. Do you know how often a kid loses his phone, their computer dies or they mistakenly erase files? All those memories are down the drain so you can forget about #TBT (Throwback Thursday) years from now. Visit Firefly Event Photography http://www.fireflyepe.com for great solutions for your students.

Q: How can having a professional photography company enhance your event?

Q: Are your attendees impressed with the picture company?

Q: What results are you expecting when you work with a photography company?

Firefly Event Photography & Entertainment, LLC believes that high school event photography should be creative, cost effective for all students and accessible for years. Our system helps every student feel like the homecoming king, prom queen and valedictorian.

Pierce Brunson, Founder

Firefly Event Photography & Entertainment, LLC.

Firefly Event Photography, Florida’s #1 high school event photography company for homecomings, proms, school events and graduations.
http://www.fireflyepe.com

Find us on: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter

Pierce Brunson is a high school event consultant that owns Firefly Event Photography and Entertainment, LLC. He has 15+ years of experience working with high schools students, fund raising, success planning and college counseling. His goal is to help students to make their high school days memorable and keep their enthusiasm for life strong as they leave high school and follow the path of their choosing. Contact Pierce Brunson at (727) 599-6153 or pierce@fireflyepe.com to set up a meeting for more ideas of how to get your student committee on the right track to sell more tickets, create a great school dance and gain more positive student feedback. The consultations are free.

Coming Soon: “Dance Floor Empty?” The book about how the nine elements are important in creating a better environment for your school and increasing ticket sales for the high school dance. This covers many of ideas Pierce has used in his consultations to help struggling schools improve their events. It also includes the story of Pierce Brunson and the creation of Firefly Event Photography & Entertainment, LLC.

Elements of the School Dance: The Theme

“A great theme isn’t too costly but a terrible on is!”

The theme is a yearly choice that seems to cost more than it impresses. What will people see and feel as they walk in to the event? What do you want them to feel as the enjoy the event? There is a ton of paper and plastic waste when it comes to creating the right theme, think about recycling. Try to use themes that will create very little waste or excess. You will save big. It may be better to have a service help create the theme with a lightshow or video screens than a lot of paper products. With so many options for lights any room can be transformed with colors and black or white drapes.

Q: How can we save on decorations and put that savings to good use elsewhere?

Q: Can we make a purchase that will serve more than one dance?

Q: What can our vendors offer that will help with our desired savings?

Firefly Event Photography & Entertainment, LLC believes that high school event photography should be creative, cost effective for all students and accessible for years. Our system helps every student feel like the homecoming king, prom queen and valedictorian.

Pierce Brunson, Founder

Firefly Event Photography & Entertainment, LLC.

Firefly Event Photography, Florida’s #1 high school event photography company for homecomings, proms, school events and graduations.
http://www.fireflyepe.com

Find us on: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter

Pierce Brunson is a high school event consultant that owns Firefly Event Photography and Entertainment, LLC. He has 15+ years of experience working with high schools students, fund raising, success planning and college counseling. His goal is to help students to make their high school days memorable and keep their enthusiasm for life strong as they leave high school and follow the path of their choosing. Contact Pierce Brunson at (727) 599-6153 or pierce@fireflyepe.com to set up a meeting for more ideas of how to get your student committee on the right track to sell more tickets, create a great school dance and gain more positive student feedback. The consultations are free.

Coming Soon: “Dance Floor Empty?” The book about how the nine elements are important in creating a better environment for your school and increasing ticket sales for the high school dance. This covers many of ideas Pierce has used in his consultations to help struggling schools improve their events. It also includes the story of Pierce Brunson and the creation of Firefly Event Photography & Entertainment, LLC.

Elements of the School Dance: The Venue

“Beautiful locations are always a wonderful thing, but locations create lasting memories are even better”

Venues can eat up most of your budget so choose wisely. It may be better to enjoy a less expensive place that serves all of your needs than a more expensive place where you needs are met but you have to give up the extra gifts that can go to your ticket buyers. Think safety, fun, and cost. I have witnessed schools that can turn a gym into a wonderland for ¼ of the cost of a hotel or resort. Use some of the extra money on some lasting memento and the other to improve the school.

Q: What are your venue alternatives to doing it the old way?

Q: If you are forced to use the same venue what will you do to make an upgrade?

Q: What do you like about the venue you have chosen?

Firefly Event Photography & Entertainment, LLC believes that high school event photography should be creative, cost effective for all students and accessible for years. Our system helps every student feel like the homecoming king, prom queen and valedictorian.

Pierce Brunson, Founder

Firefly Event Photography & Entertainment, LLC.

Firefly Event Photography, Florida’s #1 high school event photography company for homecomings, proms, school events and graduations.
http://www.fireflyepe.com

Find us on: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter

Pierce Brunson is a high school event consultant that owns Firefly Event Photography and Entertainment, LLC. He has 15+ years of experience working with high schools students, fund raising, success planning and college counseling. His goal is to help students to make their high school days memorable and keep their enthusiasm for life strong as they leave high school and follow the path of their choosing. Contact Pierce Brunson at (727) 599-6153 or pierce@fireflyepe.com to set up a meeting for more ideas of how to get your student committee on the right track to sell more tickets, create a great school dance and gain more positive student feedback. The consultations are free.

Coming Soon: “Dance Floor Empty?” The book about how the nine elements are important in creating a better environment for your school and increasing ticket sales for the high school dance. This covers many of ideas Pierce has used in his consultations to help struggling schools improve their events. It also includes the story of Pierce Brunson and the creation of Firefly Event Photography & Entertainment, LLC.

What Passion Helped Me Create

My company FireflyEPE means a lot to me. It is my way of giving back to the industry that I care about the most. I really care that high schools are fun and memorable. Through the years I have heard and said many complaints about the education system. I have heard many students complain about events like prom and homecoming that took sponsor months to plan. I have been a complainer just like everyone else until I got involved. Now I know the work that goes into these events.

Firefly Event Photography & Entertainment forces me to put those complaints away and just do what I love to do. When I first started Firefly there were times when I would wish I was a doctor or a lawyer. You know, daydreaming that someone would look at and say “he accomplished something.” Well too bad world. I am a guy that loves to deliver great products to high school students and have fun while I do it.
My wishes for Firefly are simple.

•I want to deliver our product now and have those kids be on our website in 20 years thankful that our product existed in 2013.

•I want to connect with schools that see the value of what we are doing.

•I want to connect with students that are frustrated with the same old thing while the world around them continues to change and develop cool stuff.

•I want to make life easier for the event sponsors and planners.

•I want parents to be thankful that they can get their kid’s images without pulling out the wallet again and again.

I left my teaching position in 2012 so that I could positively affect more students. I have a personal challenge of helping 10,000 students a year. Because of that personal challenge, I couldn’t see myself sitting at another job and saying “see I told you things were bad in education.” I believe my passion for giving something great to high school students will continue to catch on and FireflyEPE will be the premier company in Florida delivering great event photography. Since I have developed the FireflyEPE system I have found the one thing that gets me excited about giving my all as much as teaching and coaching did. I love what I do and I will continue to work extra hard to deliver great things to high school students.

Proud to say Pierce Brunson, Founder of Firefly Event Photography & Entertainment, LLC.

Pierce Brunson is a high school event consultant that owns Firefly Event Photography and Entertainment, LLC. He has 15+ years of experience working with high schools students, fund raising, success planning, and college counseling. His goal is to make the students’ high school days memorable, encourage and strengthen school spirit, and keep the students’ enthusiasm for life strong as they leave high school to follow the path of their choosing. Contact Pierce Brunson at (727) 599-6153 or pierce@fireflyepe.com to set up a meeting for more ideas of how to get your student committee on the right track to sell more tickets, create a great school dance, and gain more positive student feedback. The consultations are free.

Coming Soon: “Dance Floor Empty?” The book about how the nine elements of the high school dance are important in creating a better spirited environment for your school and increasing ticket sales for the high school dance. This covers many of ideas Pierce has used in his consultations to help struggling schools improve their events. It also includes the story of Pierce Brunson’s transition from the classroom to the business world and the creation of Firefly Event Photography & Entertainment, LLC.
http://www.fireflyepe.com