For those of you who still wonder why people act the way they do under the influence of alcohol, this is a great read: http://newsroom.unsw.edu.au/news/science-tech/brain-scans-show-why-people-get-aggressive-after-drink-or-two It’s not necessarily that people become more aggressive, it’s that their brain can’t dampen the aggression. I’m sure more studies are to come but this type of work continues to […]Read More It’s Science!
Share your knowledge, share your experience, and help us grow as an industry! The Tao of The Velvet Rope is our weekly podcast where we discuss the myths, truths, and realities of nightclub security and examines the best practices for nightlife security. As we enter our third season, we are looking to interview industry professionals […]Read More Call for interviews!
Every once in a while, I see something that just makes me shake my head. This new “game” is absolutely one of those things. Far be it from me to tell people what kinds of games to play or how to spend their free time. But any game that replicates an environment where violence is […]Read More Encouraging Bad Behavior
“But the reality is that keeping your Patrons safe and trying to keep them from driving drunk or getting into trouble is something that should be emphasized as much as possible.”Read More Don’t Let Them Drink and Drive!
Whether you have 15 employees or 1,500, you will need a succession plan. While that plan will differ in terms of scope depending on the size of your establishment, its main purpose remains constant: ensuring that employees are developing in their respective roles in order to fill in when they are needed.Read More LINES OF SUCCESSION
“After all, stereotypes have to come from somewhere and many bouncers do NOT help to reverse the bad guy image.”Read More The Sins of The Bouncer
In a recent Tao of The Velvet Rope podcast, I discussed the potential consequences of action or inaction by you or your Security Staff. And in a recent blogpost, we saw the predictable outcome of bad action on the part of some Security Staffers. It is human nature for individuals to react to the stimuli around them. […]Read More Consequences – A Deeper Look