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The Tao of The Velvet Rope: Myths, Truths, and Guiding Principles of Nightclub Security
43 minutes | Aug 4, 2020
Episode 102 - 3 Scenarios
Break down of 3 nightclub scenarios
28 minutes | Jun 19, 2020
Episode 101 - Some Thoughts
A few thoughts on a few things
30 minutes | Mar 15, 2020
Episode 100 - The Sins of The Bouncer
Avoid behaviors that could potentially end your career
24 minutes | Jan 12, 2020
Episode 99 - Trust Issues
What's the best way to deal with Managers overstepping their bounds? Communication. On this week's episode we take a look at how talking it out can help solve problems.
16 minutes | Jan 12, 2020
Episode 98 - The Return of The Tao
We're back! After a long hiatus, The Tao returns. A quick episode to explain where we've been and where we are going.
46 minutes | Oct 29, 2018
Episode 97 - Tony O'Brien
This week we have a great interview with Tony O'Brien, a security professional and the author of "The Nightclub Security Manual - Your Guide To Writing Nightclub Security Procedures"
34 minutes | Sep 3, 2018
Episode 96 - Thoughts on Violence
A few ruminations on the use of violence to solve problems in a bar and nightclub setting.
31 minutes | Aug 13, 2018
Episode 95 - College Night
How to set yourself up for success on your first College Night!
30 minutes | Jun 22, 2018
Episode 94 - Ejection Formation
Working with a team to handle ejections.
30 minutes | Jun 14, 2018
Episode 93 - Researching Safe and Gainful Employment
A primer on background checking potential employers and businesses.
35 minutes | Jun 7, 2018
Episode 92 - Managing A Nightlife Security Team
Tips on how to improve the Manager/Team member dynamic.
26 minutes | May 31, 2018
Episode 91 - The FNG
How to integrate new employees into your team.
29 minutes | May 23, 2018
Episode 90 - The Door Guy
This week’s guest has managed to capture the reality that is working Security in a Nightlife venue. From the arguments to the drunks, his videos encapsulate what Bar Security deals with on a regular basis…and what the regular world has no idea about. You can find his work on YouTube (Door Guy) and on Instagram (@door_guy_)
31 minutes | May 10, 2018
Episode 89 - The Customer Is Always Right?
A discussion about the "Right to Refuse Service" and what that actually means.
59 minutes | May 4, 2018
Episode 88 - BOUNCE! Interview with Chuck Collins
This week on Tao of The Velvet Rope, we interview artist and ex-bouncer Chuck Collins. We talk about his work in bars and how it inspired him to create “BOUNCE!”; a comic about a NYC bouncer, his friends, and their adventures. Where you can find Chuck Collins online: Instagram: bounce_comic Twitter: bounce_comic Facebook: @BOUNCEstrip Webpage: bouncethecomic.com Web Purchases: gumroad.com/thebouncer
30 minutes | Apr 26, 2018
Episode 87 - Musings on Use of Force
A discussion on the ramifications of "going hands on" and using "Reasonable Force".
43 minutes | Apr 20, 2018
Episode 86 - Violent Incidents in Nightclub Settings
How to deal with Violent Incidents before, during, and after they occur. Here is the link to the video discussed during this episode.
37 minutes | Apr 12, 2018
Episode #85 - Gangs in Bars and Nightclubs
How to deal with gangs and gang members in your establishment.
34 minutes | Apr 6, 2018
Episode 84 - Zachary Rugen Interview
We interview Zachary Rugen of Nightclub Security Services about his new training courses and the impact of Active Shooters on the Nightlife Industry. For more information: www.nightclubsecurityservice.com
29 minutes | Mar 7, 2018
Episode 83 - Avoiding Circular Conversations
Tips and tactics to end discussions with intoxicated individuals.
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