EXPO’s first-ever!

EXPO-2014-logo-final2The EXPO’s first-ever “Staff Training Seminars” to feature staff-specific tips and advice for managers, security, bartenders/waitresses, DJs, promo staff and more!


“Management Room”highlighted by the seminars “You’re Hired,” “Motivate Them,” “A Woman’s Touch” and “How I Built My Winning Team”

June 26, 2014, Clearwater, FL: For the first time in its 22-year history, the Annual Gentlemens Club EXPO (produced by ED Publications) will feature staff-specific Training Seminars designed to offer tips and advice exclusively for various aspects of a clubs staff. On Monday, August 18th and Tuesday, August 19th, there will be a total of four seminars occurring simultaneously in each of three staff-specific rooms: The Management Room, the Security/Wait Staff Roomand the DJ/Promo Staff Room (two each day). On Tuesday the 19th, the EXPOs Keynote Address by Tim Kirkland of Renegade Hospitality will reflect the conventions theme, Formula Win: Turn Your Staff Into a Winning Crew,an address designed for all EXPO guests.

In the Management Room, each seminar will be hosted by experts in a very specific area of club management operation. The first of these seminars, Youre Hired (8/18, Noon-1 pm), starts right at the beginning. Hiring is a critical component in running any businessso how do you do it right? Two industry experts with well over 50 years of combined experienceDean Reardon, District Manager with the Spearmint Rhino club chain and a longtime club executive with the Christies Cabaret club chain, and David Boehm, longtime club executive and owner/operator of Club Consultant Pro 2.0will reveal their tips for hiring the best adult nightclub staff.

Once you have your ideal staff in place, the next logical step is in training and motivating them. But in a society so transfixed on individual accomplishments, how can you get an entire staff to put forth 100% effort so that everyone wins? Two seasoned club executivesJim St. John, Spearmint Rhinos VP of Acquisitions and Jeff Levy of StripClubRescue.comwill offer their tips on how to motivate each member of your staff for this Motivate Themseminar (8/18, 1-2 pm), whether they be a 20-something server or a 20-year-veteran manager.

While femalesspecifically, entertainersare considered the most important facet of the adult nightclub industry, how many clubs utilize women in other positions, including upper management and club security? The three speakers on our A Womans Touch management seminarSherry Cooper (longtime Deja Vu chain General Manager), Jenn Shamy (owner of Delilahs in Philadelphia) and Maureen Lafferty (Delilahs longtime Operations Manager)will make the case that having qualified females in upper management positions is something that every club owner should, at the very least, consider.

To round out our management seminars, two very successful club executivesMicheal Ocello, President of the VCG/PTs Showclubs chain and Ken DeGori, managing partner with E11EVEN Miami, who together have over 50 years of industry experiencewill touch on the theme of this years EXPO on the How I Built My Winning Team seminar by offering tips on how theyve built their successful teams.

For more information on these and all EXPO 2014 Staff Training Seminarsor to register for EXPO, visit or read the May issue of EDs Club Bulletin magazine on your laptop, smart phone or tablet by visiting For more information on the EXPO or ED Publications, call (727) 726-3592.

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