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Theodore Lawton
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I got my first audition! Smile

Thanks to everybody here for all your great advice and encouragement over the years. I went out today and sold myself to some local places I want to work at and got one that's interested in speaking with me later and one that definitely wants to try me out.

The person who will be hiring me said he would like me to come in and meet the server staff next Tuesday and then I can audition Wednesday from 5-7 pm. I'm am so stoked that HE suggested I meet the waitstaff first. That is something that I really wanted to do so I can be on the same page with all of them, let them know I'm there to help them make money and not take tips out of their pockets, etc.

Thanks to Christopher Lyle for the free audition suggestion (among many others) in the how to get a gig thread above. It helped seal the deal.

My pitch was a little bit different in that I have worked in many restaurants over the years and saw ways I could sell myself that would help them by suggesting up-sells and certain things like desserts or designer cocktails to the patrons. He likes the idea of making wait time disappear or at least seem drastically shorter. Wednesdays are a busy night for him and I'll be entertaining a lot of people in my two hours.

He also mentioned maybe having me 2 nights per week depending how it goes.

I'm thinking about table tents possibly in the future?

We'll see. For now, here goes! Time to start living my dream! Thank you all so much!

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It would "appear" that you have done your homework! --and it's "paying off"!

I have, over the years, done a little bit of what you're going to do. So, I know a little bit of what is needed to succeed. --And, from the way you speak, I think you will do just fine.

Best wishes!

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Theodore Lawton
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Thanks Dick! I really appreciate it. I also appreciate all the help and suggestions you've given me here on the forum as well.

I'd really like to meet you all in person sometime.

Maybe future success will enable me to travel to meet some of you. The Magic Café is home to some of the most interesting people I've never met.
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Good Luck Ted!!!

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Theodore Lawton
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Thanks Mary!
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Congrats. I would suggest a showcard in the entrance area either on an easel (if there is enough room), or on the wall. Table tents have a tendency to get pushed aside or knocked off the table. Many restaurants have either wire or clear plastic devices on the tables that they put the menus or daily specials cards in. That might work for you if the management is willing.
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Awesome! Congrats...! Smile
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Fantastic! Good luck!!
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Congrats Theodore!

I like how you suggested mentioning upsells to the customers too, you could easily add casual mentions of their cocktails into your patter or change your sponge balls patter to say they are massive cherries from whatever dessert they sell etc
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Very exciting! Do keep us posted on how the audition--and the gig--go!
Theodore Lawton
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Thanks everyone!

mixman- great ideas!
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This is awesome news. Good luck!
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Good luck, hope it all goes well for you. Come back and let us know how it goes.
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Will do George! I didn't recognize you with the new avatar! Looking classy Smile
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Well you have to change things now and again, the old one was taken about ten years ago, seems like only yesterday.
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Big time congratulations Ted! You're on your way!
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All the best Theodore! Exciting times...
Let us know how you get on. I KNOW you will do well and get a lot of out of it!
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Theodore Lawton
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Thank you so much!
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Very cool. Keep us updated!
Theodore Lawton
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I got the gig! I'm so excited to be a part of this restaurant! I'm proud to be working here. Great food, great atmosphere and an awesome vision for the future that they want me to be a part of. I feel so extremely blessed!

I'll be entertaining from 6-8 pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday with the flexibility to take Saturdays off for other gigs. He was very understanding of the fact that I make more at, say, a corporate event, than I charge for table hopping.

The chef/operations manager that hired me is also a graphic designer that does all his printing in house so we already discussed a show card for me.

There's a lot to share, but I have to go to my other job now. Just wanted to stop by and share the great news! Thanks again to everyone here that has helped me so much over the years to realize this dream.

Here's a link to the restaurant, but they will be updating the website soon. http://skyboxrestaurant.com/

Thanks!

Theodore-

Smile Smile Smile Smile
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