* All seminars are NOW Sunday 10 am to thurs 4 pm. The special hotel balloon block
price can be extended before or after balloon seminar dates if desired. Arrive Saturday
afternoon to get time to relax
The Comprehensive 5d ay Classes are being held at the Holiday Inn Expres, 9402
Corporate Lake Drive and Anderson Road, Tampa 33634 813-885-3700 (we have many
HI’s here!) www.hiextampahotel.com Please identify yourself as being in the Balloon
Seminar to get our discounted rates.
The HI Manager has given our Balloon Class a great deal of $89/99 per night at
her beautiful hotel. This includes a full hot breakfast & free coffee service all
day! Across the street is Starbucks, 3 restaurants, and Subway is next door. You
really don’t need a car. Make sure you book in our "block" 30 days prior to our class.
After that, our discounted rate is gone. There are only a few suites available-they
are $10 more per day. *Note: Room price changes when we go into “FL high resort
Taxi from Hotel to airport is approximately $25. 10 min away IF NO traffic.
Of course these prices chg as the gas prices rises! Or there is a shuttle. Price
as of 7/1/16 was $25 one way/45 round trip www.elitetransp.com Also call the front
desk for their current preferred transportation- changes periodically. No real need
for a rental car.
Do not buy anything before you come here. Please use all my equipment and decide
what things you like...then buy!! SO MANY people buy equipment they don't need and
waste so much money. I will teach you how to make things without all the extra equipment
these manufacturers tell you need! I can save you the cost of this course.
Additional notes for the 5 day
Everyone needs to have their training manual in hand and read before the
class starts . The hitch is you have to be fully paid to receive your manual. When
all the students complete the reading at home, we end up with more hands-on time
in class & ultimately d can do more decor work instead of answering questions that
were answered in the book. It has been a tremendous time saver.
This means that all Tuition Balances should be paid 30 days before the start
of class. Materials are insured, priority 2 day air. In one class a student did
not read the book before attending. The furious class members told her not to come
back the next day until she read her book. For the students coming from out of the
country, Please come 1day early so you can sit and read before the class starts.
*If you are registering late, you must have enough time to receive your book and
read in order to get into the class- so u could also use the come 1 day early option
All I can say is plan ahead if you really want to be in class. I am the only
seminar in the US that teaches A-Z Everything on how to run a balloon decorating
business like this- and ongoing for life support. You can be up and running as soon
as you leave this class. There are many balloon conventions you may wish to take
later. These you watch the instructor make something and then you re create a bunch
of designs when you return home. We call them Show and Tell seminars- this is
not that.. After class, you will be kept in the loop with our pvt facebook group
page, and of all up coming Balloon Conventions worth attending. Special Advanced
LBD Seminars are run each yr just for my Grad for $199 for 2 days in Vegas! My graduates
continue their education. Forever......
DEPOSITS:NEW RULE:If you want to be sure you are in a particular class this
year, you need to put down 50% of your tuition to guarantee your seat. You must
pay your balance a minimum of 30 days before class date. If 8 students were all to
put down 50% on their seat, I will consider the class full and delete it from the
web site. Students who put down $200 and do not add more money toward tuition are
not assured a seat any longer.
You are allowed to move your deposit to another session (4 weeks before class start
date) if life throws you a curve ball about attending, without losing the initial
$200 deposit. You may do this only 1 time. At any given time I have 10-enrollment
forms in each class of people wanting to attend. What happens is someone new will
read the web site, decide they are coming, pay their full tuition by Paypal the same
day so they can get their training manual to be assured a seat. Seat Gone! Happens
ALL the time. And yes u can pay in increments of $200 to get your 50% in.
1. Find out what the cost of a helium tank is in your area. You are looking to rent
a 210 cubic ft tank. Find out what they charge you for demurrage (daily rental) or
cost to contract for rental of a tank for a year.
Don’t worry - we use very little Helium with my way of teaching.
2. Reconfirm your hotel reservation before attending. You will not need a car while
here. Restaurants are across the street and Subway next door. Get the current taxi
phone number or use uber if necessary.
3. Work on picking out a company name. (Do not do this until you read the first
chapter in yourmanual!) Per the book instructions, have at least 4-5 choices
ready and we will tweak them at dinner... A lot rides on your name and what you
do! C;asses can sometimes go into the evenings!!!
4. If you are already getting balloons wholesale, know what they cost you.
5. Set up a Paypal account in your name. It does not have to be your business name.
It takes time to get one verified so it is a good idea to start ahead. You will be
using this form of payment if anyone want to pay you by credit card.
6. If you are using an email from hotmail.com or where you work now, get a new one.
I send you tons of stuff after the class is over to a mass mailing of graduates.
Most free hotmail accounts dump anything that has many recipients, too big a file
, or too many pictures. I will never know what you did not get. You don't want
to miss these updates and recipes. Yahoo and Gmail still has free emails. I have
not lost one email yet. Be simple, just use your name @yahoo.com or gmail.com
7. RESIST the temptation to buy anything. Wait until after you take the class!
(or email me first) Trust me! ONLY thing you can get before the class are the back
issues of that trade magazines that is on page 1 of your training manual. You dont
have to have if before class starts though.
8. Take my plea for resting and coming refreshed seriously. Bring your vitamins.
I'll give you last sessions class's email addresses and they will confirm that this
is a necessity. Cramming 39 years of experience into 5 days is hard enough for
me to do...much less for you to absorb....and remember. It is intensive, along with
fun. NO ONE has ever accused me of not getting their moneys worth------ever.
READ ALL the pages on this web site. LOTS of valuable information on other pages
too. If you have any questions after reading, please feel free to call me at (813)
Info for payments: Call for mailing address if you do not want to use a Paypal account
lindakiss@learnballoondecorating has been heavily spammed so verizon is the best
one to use these days!
Please use this address to contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org