Call for interviews!

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 […]

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Encouraging Bad Behavior

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 […]

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LINES OF SUCCESSION

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.

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Consequences – A Deeper Look

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. […]

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