FLOAT 2020 Bonus Classes


Our Bonus Class schedule is complete!

But remember, you cannot sign up for these optional classes until you are registered for the convention.


Please note that Bonus Classes are $20 in advance unless you are registered as an All-Inclusive Master Pass delegate

Click here to download the current FLOAT 2020 Academic and Class Schedule

Session #1 - Tuesday, January 28th, 2020 - 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Building Balloon Walls

with Allison Dunning, CBA

Skill Level - Intermediate

There are so many different wall design options....how do you decide which one to do? In this class we'll evaluate linking walls, precision walls, duplet walls, logo walls and even graffiti walls! And during this class, you'll get your chance to help build a graffiti wall as our contribution to FLOAT!

Money Free Marketing

with Steven Jones

Skill Level - All (Business)

Everyone knows that the best form of marketing there is is word of mouth, and the best part is it doesn't cost you a dime. But HOW do you get to that point? How do you get people talking about you, especially when you don't exactly have a budget to spend on advertising and the like? Well this class will explore a myriad of options for you and then you can decide which is the best route for you and your business.

The Survival Guide to Home Depot

with Leah Weddle-Scott

Skill Level - Beginner

Have you found yourself tongue tied trying to speak to someone in an orange vest about what you're trying to find at the hardware store? Or maybe you don't know what it is and you've pantomimed for the last time. Either way, join self-described "tool nerd" Leah Weddle-Scott as she teaches you the bare basics you need to know to manage your way around Aisle 16 at the local home improvement store. You never know....maybe you can convince them to let YOU do their balloons too!



Session #2 - Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Motion, Mechanics and Motors

with Sam Cremeens

Skill Level - Intermediate

Adding motion to a balloon installation can seem overwhelming, but animatronics CAN be made cheap and relatively easy with the information from this class! Sam uses his knowledge and tinkering abilities to guide you through the world of radio control, microprocessors, servos, and motors! Increase the  perceived value of your installations AND do it on a budget to add more profit to your pocket!

How to Grow Your Balloon Business

with Marla Borokoff, CBA

Skill Level - All (Business)

How do you take your business from a crazy idea to a million dollar business?  It's easier than you think.  We will talk about some of the "tools" that you will need in your toolbox to grow in a healthy way with a solid foundation.  Save yourself some of the expensive mistakes by focusing on what is important and dump the rest of the busy work.  Let's grow together!

A "Beary" Cute Design

with Aarona "Keni" Clemons

Skill Level - Intermediate to Advanced

Have a baby shower coming up? Is Valentine’s Day approaching? Let Aarona teach you this easy bear designs that EVERYONE will love. Using only 160s, this bear comes together relatively quickly (about an hour) and you’ll be able to charge top dollar for a design that only costs you about $4 to make.

Session #3 - Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 - 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

How to Be Happy in Business

with Allison Dunning, CBA

Skill Level - All (Business)

This class focuses on how to stay focused and be happy everyday.  There are 10 things you can do to keep your energy and spirits up while you build your business.  Do just a few of these things and you will see your profits grow because people will be attracted to your happiness. Solopreneurers wear every hat... It can be exhausting.. Find out how to make your life just a little easier everyday.

Social Media - Is It Worth Your Time?

with Marla Borokoff, CBA

Skill Level - All (Business)

If you ask five business owners whether social media is worth the investment, you may get many different answers!  The question is, will it make a difference in your bottom line?  There are a few big questions you need to ask before you set out on a strategic path of cyberspace.  Should you share pictures?  Should you share secrets?  Should you expose your business to the public?  We will talk about the pros and cons of a solid marketing strategy that includes social media such as Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn and a few ones you might not know.

Elite Designs

with Troy Apprill and Diane Burton, CBAs

Skill Level - Intermediate to Advanced

This is an extremely valuable class that will provide techniques that will take your designs onto a higher level.  Transform simple compositions into "Elite" designs.  This class will provide a variety of designs that will impress your clients.

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