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Mai-Kai History Symposium - West meets East
Swanky
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Posted: 2011-06-27 06:56 am   Permalink



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Swanky
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Posted: 2011-06-27 06:57 am   Permalink

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On 2011-06-27 06:44, Chip and Andy wrote:
Ooops. Forgot to show the Mystery Girl....


Proto-type Mystery Drink



And you will learn the identity of the lady in this picture at my seminar!
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Chip and Andy
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Posted: 2011-06-27 12:05 pm   Permalink

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On 2011-06-24 21:31, jokeiii wrote:
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On 2011-06-24 06:40, Swanky wrote:
I have been giving 1 on 1 tours for a while as I meet friends there. Making it an organized thing is harder.



Hmm. Let me think, let me think. There is ALWAYS a workaround.





This may not be as personal as walking around a small group but if you placed a couple of docents in specific locations to talk as a group gathers.... Kind of like what the museums do with the ipod and numbers (play track 12 for this exhibit) only you would have people doing the talking as a group gathers.

"Welcome to the Main Dining Room. If you look closely over my left shoulder you can see....{insert interesting story here}.. Any questions? Thank you and if you move along to your right Sally over there can tell you all about....."

Using just the Mai Kai Family and then filling in the gaps of coverage with the long-time regulars it would be a cinch to take large groups through the Mai Kai. Bring them in waves, busload at a time, by the time the first busload has moved through about half the 'stops' the second busload would be just starting, and the third busload would be pulling in as the first busload was finishing.



Just thinking out loud because I really don't want to work today.


 
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jokeiii
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Posted: 2011-06-28 09:41 am   Permalink

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On 2011-06-27 12:05, Chip and Andy wrote:
This may not be as personal as walking around a small group but if you placed a couple of docents in specific locations to talk as a group gathers.... Kind of like what the museums do with the ipod and numbers (play track 12 for this exhibit) only you would have people doing the talking as a group gathers.

"Welcome to the Main Dining Room. If you look closely over my left shoulder you can see....{insert interesting story here}.. Any questions? Thank you and if you move along to your right Sally over there can tell you all about....."

Using just the Mai Kai Family and then filling in the gaps of coverage with the long-time regulars it would be a cinch to take large groups through the Mai Kai. Bring them in waves, busload at a time, by the time the first busload has moved through about half the 'stops' the second busload would be just starting, and the third busload would be pulling in as the first busload was finishing.

Just thinking out loud because I really don't want to work today.



I like where this is going with the docent model. Maybe holding it at a pre-Happy Hour hour with selected Mai-Kai (sample size?) cocktails at selected stops?
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Swanky
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Posted: 2011-06-29 07:58 am   Permalink

You kids on Facebook, Please check-in here and let me know you are coming!

Adding never before seen vintage home movie footage of the Mai-Kai!
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Swanky
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Posted: 2011-08-29 2:03 pm   Permalink

Thanks to all who attended my seminar. It was just a small part of the many stories I have collected over the years and was glad to share them. There were many calls for making it into a DVD or a book. That is all being considered. But every week or so I get more stories and who knows when it will be "finished".

Marina was fantastic as our Mystery Girl.

If possible, we'll do something at Hukilau this year.
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