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How to Host a Summer Party

host summer partyParties are, for the most part, a great time.  Standing around with all of your friends and enjoying a drink and some food.  There are a lot of things that you need to be aware of when you are hosting a party.  Certain things that can make or break your party.  You, as a Gentleman, should be aware that your image in their eyes rests on your ability to host.  Don’t worry though, I have the answers that you are looking for.

Today I am going to talk, in depth, about the do’s and don’ts of hosting a summer party.  These should be simple events to host that take some planning and execution.  Remember that all drink recipes that you hear will be posted in the forum.  Also links can be found at the bottom of the page under references.


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How do you throw a great summer party?

  • Summer drinks that you should be a pro a making
  • How much food should you make for how many people
  • Great summer recipes that do not take much to cook
  • What kind of entertainment can you provide for your guests

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Making Gifts for Christmas – Skilled Gentlemen Throwback

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Rather you like it or not, Christmas is right around the corner.  Now is the time to figure out what you want to get everyone as gifts.  Going out and buying Christmas gifts can be a daunting task.  Millions of people every year stress out about what to buy their friends and family.  My suggestion is, why don’t you consider making your Christmas gifts?  Think about it, your friend opens up a hand made tankard instead of a bought beer glass.  Which one do you think he will put on the display?  Which one do you think he will pull out to use on special occasions and which one is the daily drinker?

Making gifts is becoming more and more popular now and there are many reasons to do so.  Spend some time this season to further your skills or develop new ones to share with your friends and family.


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WHY SHOULD WE BE MAKING GIFTS FOR CHRISTMAS?

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This is a throwback episode to a later date.  I am currently out of the office and spending time with my family and friends.  I will be active on social media and encourage you to contact me there.  On January 2nd, I will be back in the office and ready to start Season 3 of Skilled Gentlemen Podcast!

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Modern Day Cooking for Gentlemen

Modern Day Cooking for GentlemenCooking is one of the basics needs for people.  It is not hard to cook something, however it takes a Gentleman to take food and turn it into a masterpiece.  There have been trends that have been moving around for years and now it has cycled again to what is considered by Skilled Gentlemen Podcast as Modern Day Cooking.  What is this modern day cooking and how can it be applied to your life without costing a lot of money and not taking up hours of your life.  Weather you are single or married, by listening to this episode, you are going to blow this skill out of the park by making food that is healthy and has amazing taste without spending hours inside the kitchen or massive amounts of money at the store.


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How can Modern Day Cooking make a difference in my life?

  • The cycles of cooking
  • What is it
  • Why it matters to keep up with this trend
  • How to blow people out of the water with your food
  • 6 simple recipes to master
  • Wine basics
  • How to make your own spices
  • What food labels mean
  • How to save money with this
  • How to save time

References used in Modern Day Cooking for Gentlemen:

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How To Increase Your Swagger

increasing your swaggerAccording to the dictionary “swagger” means that you are aggressive and that you are arrogant.  I completely disagree in this completely, I know you are surprised.  Swagger in the terms that I use them in this podcast is the description of what you are about.  Your essence or your air about you.  This can be altered and changed to make yourself better or more attractive.  However, this goes well beyond the fact that you are trying to find someone to date.  This goes into the world of business.  Do you think that having a low amount of confidence could cost you a promotion or even a job?  Of course!  When polled over a large group of women, what do they look for in a man, it came down to a list of qualities that have been transposed and explained on today’s podcast.


Keep in mind that four year old Katarina needs our help to purchase a diabetic alert dog.  Her story and how you can help can be found in the podcast where I interviewed her and her parents.  Man Up and donate to her go fund me page.

Kat Needs Our Help

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How do you increase your swagger?

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A Gentleman’s Guide to Bartending with Speaking Easy Podcast

guide to bartendingBartending is not just a fun thing that we can pick up doing at parties.  Bartending is not just something that you get stuck doing when everyone else knows that you know the difference between a martini glass and a margarita glass.  Bartending is an art that has been developed for many years.  Bartenders have played the unconventional role of the therapist in many occasions.  However, before you are a great bartender you have to be a great mixologist.  Alex and Jordan of Speaking Easy Podcast has been hosting parties and events for a long time.  Learning through listening to others, reading, studying, and trial and error they are able to come on today’s show and speak to us on and to add to another installment of the Gentleman’s Guide Series.

If you care to look back through the archives, or just at the bottom of the page, you will find the Gentleman’s Guide Series.  This is a series that is devoted to the best of the best podcasts and topics that men need and should know how to do.  If you are interested in being apart of this reserve of knowledge, please contact me and let me know what you have in mind!

A Gentleman’s Guide to Bartending with Speaking easy podcast

  • What is the role of the Bartender?
  • What are some of the biggest mistakes amateur mixologists make?
  • Mixed Drinks. Top shelf liquor or bottom shelf?
  • What is the hardest drink to make?
  • What is the basic setup for a home bar?
  • What are the top 5 drinks every man should know?

 

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A gentleman's guide to scotch a guide to bachelor parties 10 drinks every man should be a pro at making

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Preparing for a Backpacking Trip

hiking-691738_640Most men want to test their grit and the best way to do so is by backpacking.  Backpacking can be a family trip or a self directed test of endurance, but regardless the reason backpacking is something that has to be prepared for.  There are certain things about backpacking that can be done preventive that can make your backpacking trip better and more enjoyable instead of a blister induced sweat fest.  Learning from past trips through the different mountain ranges throughout North Carolina, I have pretty much made as many mistakes as humanly possible.  The topics that need to be covered today regarding backpacking are:

  • Why anyone would want to do this
  • What part of your person does backpacking effect
  • How to choose your time of year for a good trip
  • How to prepare for a long backpacking trip
  • How to mentally prepare
  • What are some things that you need to bring
  • Why someone should know your whereabouts

Today I did use a few resources for research:

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Airway Management

Runners_pantingWhen speaking about executive protection for the family, I truly mean that we are the protectors of our family, a sheep dog if you must.  An executive protection agent only works for a few hours and goes home, we are there always so we need to be prepared to handle and deal with an emergency whenever it presents.  One disaster that could happen could be someone experiencing an emergency dealing with their airway.  Airway management consists of the possibility of shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, respiratory distress, or respiratory arrest.  So how do we deal with possibly airway emergencies?  I walk you through all of the different signs and symptoms of an airway emergency and talk about how to deal with them today in the next part of the medical series that deals with executive protection for the family.  If this is not your idea of executive protection and wish for more of a tactical show, stay tuned for future shows dealing with the tactics of executive protection for the family.

Join me today as I talk about:

  • What is an airway emergency
  • What is considered normal
  • Instructions to help someone through an airway emergency
  • When to call 911
  • What you can add to your medical kit to help in an airway emergency

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Being a Mentor

being a mentorAs a gentleman we are tasked to be a mentor to anyone that will have our instruction.  Being a mentor is a honor and should be treated as such.  People come to us wanting to learn what we have to offer so being a mentor also means that we are teachers.  Being a teacher and a mentor I am personally responsible for making sure my thoughts and my instruction is taken the correct way or it could be difficult retract the information.  Growing up and still today I have a variety of people that I call mentor ranging between fictional characters, podcasters, and captains.  There are different types of situations in which you may be considered mentor in and we need to discuss the teaching techniques that we can employ.

Join me today as I talk about:

  • Who is called mentor
  • Why we need a mentor
  • Who I call mentor
  • Teaching skills

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A Guide To Bachelor Parties

a guide to bachelor partiesIt is a right of passage to allow ones buddies to take control of a party thrown in your honor at least once in your life.  This party is one that celebrates the passing of a bachelor into married life.  In no other circumstance should any man go without a bachelor party.  There is a fine line between throwing a bachelor party and being obnoxious with a bachelor party.  I want to instruct you on how to throw your friend a bachelor party that everyone can talk about and that everyone will enjoy without glitter.  My bachelor party was amazing and everyone still talks about it today because my best man knew my personality and knew exactly what I would enjoy.  If you have not listened to Being a Best Man In A Wedding you should go back and listen to it.  Want to know more?  Then join us today as I talk about:

  • Why bachelor parties don’t have to be bro fests
  • My bachelor party
  • How to keep people talking about your bachelor party for years
  • How to take charge
  • 8 different ideas for your bachelor party

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Being a Best Man In A Wedding

Being a best man in a weddingAt some point in your life you will either be a best man in a wedding, however what does it mean to be a best man or what qualities does it take to pick one?  There are the traditional minded people out there that believe that their fathers are to be the best man in their wedding and then there are the modern thinking people that feel their best friend is to be the best man in the wedding.  You have to make that decision for yourself when the time comes for that.  Before the wedding there has to be a few things that the best man has to accomplish to keep the traditions alive and today we are going to speak about those traditions.  Along with all the above, we are going to speak about the history of the wedding and where did all this tradition come from.  I am getting all of my history from Bride and Groom.com and let me tell you, this is some crazy stuff!!!

Join me today as we talk about:

  • Tradition versus Modern weddings
  • Where did the tradition of Best Man come from in the wedding
  • Where did the tradition of giving away the bride come from
  • Where did the tradition of the wedding party come from
  • What does a best man do before the wedding
  • What roles do best men play in the wedding
  • Why it is an honor to be a Best Man in the wedding

If you are going to be the best man, check out the podcast Guide to Bachelor Parties!  This will give you an in depth look at how to throw a bachelor party!

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