“A big part of gaining trust is proving that you yourself are responsible. If you are going to be responsible, you have to take ownership of your position.”Read More Trust issues…
While the main area of discussion here on the Tao of the Velvet Rope is Nightclub Security, Coast Executive Services finds it important to examine aspects of Security that relate to a variety of subject matters within the Nightclub Environment. To that end, we welcome Guest Writers to submit articles in order to share their […]Read More Executive Protection in a Nightclub Environment
How often do you meet with your Security Staff? Nightly? Weekly? Monthly? How often do you meet with Managers/Owners? Nightly? Weekly? Monthly? How often do you meet with your Head of Security? Nightly? Weekly? Monthly? I raise theses questions to not only make you think about how often you do it, but to demonstrate how […]Read More Nightclub Management and Staff Meetings
I would love to make you feel better and tell you that every night that you work at a Bar or Nightclub was going to wonderful, free of incidents, and full of satisfied Patrons. But I’m not going to. The more likely scenario is that you will be bored, an ejection or two will occur, […]Read More Deflecting blame…
In the next couple of months we will be discussing the Employee Manual and why it is important for your place of business. But before you can put together a Manual, you have to decide on your Policies and Procedures. Most nightlife establishments have policies for their Bar Staff and Management, but surprisingly few have […]Read More What’s your policy?
When you work in varied fields of Security as many of us do, you start to notice the differences in attitude and pre-conceptions that individuals in each field have regarding one another. If I were to ask five different people how they felt about Police Officers, Bouncers, and Mall Security, I would get five different […]Read More Law Enforcement and You
For many people who hold jobs, starting the work day is pretty straight forward: walk into the office with a cup of coffee, start up the computer, read some emails, and kill time until the boss catches you or you actually have to start work. Guess what? Many people who work security in nightclubs and […]Read More Open Up!