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The Tao of The Velvet Rope: Myths, Truths, and Guiding Principles of Nightclub Security

Hello and welcome to TAO OF THE VELVET ROPE

A weekly podcast where we discuss the Myths, Truths, and Guiding Principles of Nightclub Security.

Join us as we take a look at the TACTICS, STRATEGIES, POLICIES, AND PROCEDURES that can help to keep your EMPLOYEES, YOUR PATRONS, AND YOUR ESTABLISHMENT safe and liability free. Whether you’re a security staffer, bar manager, venue owner, or patron - this podcast will help you gain some insight into the world of entertainment venue security.

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Blog –

Oct 29, 2018

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"

Sep 3, 2018

A few ruminations on the use of violence to solve problems in a bar and nightclub setting.

Aug 13, 2018

How to set yourself up for success on your first College Night!

Jun 22, 2018

Working with a team to handle ejections.

Jun 14, 2018

A primer on background checking potential employers and businesses.