“That’s not on the itinerary!”-Don’t panic

For many new specialists in the industry who find themselves glued to a schedule or itinerary often panic when there is a change in plans.  You spend all morning committing to memory the principal’s schedule and movements for the day.  You start repeating it in your head so that you aren’t caught pulling out a …

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Exerting your expertise

When it comes to our style of security,a cleint needs to trust that we are handling their interests first and foremost.  If you have an expertise in a certain area and you are asked to do a proposal for a potential detail in that specific arena it is important that you exude that expertise without …

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The meaning of “Executive” In Executive Protection

When we claim we provide executive protection what form of “executive” are you providing? The noun or the adjective? -noun: a person or group of persons having administrative or supervisory authority in an organization.  [In our world this is the protectee] -adjective: of pertaining to, or suited for carrying out plans, duties, etc [describes the …

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The fight against temptation

Yesterday I got captivated by the Michael Jackson trial.  Not because I am overwhelmed by the pop star nor am I a addict for court tv.  But I knew that one of Jackson’s bodyguards, who apparently assisted Doctor Murray, would be on the stand testifying for the prosecution. His testimony was a clear sign of …

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Interview with Paul Michael Viollis, Sr., Ph.D

PV - High Res

 Around 2004 or so BPI Security was moving at a pretty good pace with obtaining new clients and maintaining a solid relationship as a provider for Vance International.  Just after Vance sold the business to SPX we received a call from them to meet a man at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Tysons Cormer, VA.  Upon …

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Get your act together! Take 2!

I have repeatedly spoke about “Image”.  Too many people in this business don’t take this factor serious in their quest for business whether as a independant specialist or company owner.  I make concerted effort everyday to make sure that any extension of BPI- Specialists, website, social media etc portrtays a professional image. I view every …

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Digesting what is pertinent

This blog is not as earth shattering as any of the others but I am not sure how much any specialist gets engrossed in the news everyday.  I, for one, start my day before I walk out the door, look at the local news to see if I am walking into a crap storm.  I …

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Mother Pearl I’m returning

I just left a meeting with some local Americans and one politician that have interests in helping revitalize income through tourism in Africa. They want BPI to assist in helping to ramp up the overall security perspective in the respective country. I told them that their objective is genuine but we need to start at …

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Handling expertise

I saw a posting on linked in today for a need for specialists on the west coast paying $20-$25 an hour. Not surprisingly the person posting the job received alot of responses. He was very apologetic for the pricing yet made the disclaimer that in these tough times a job is a job. He’s right …

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Evacuate the CEO’s

This past week I blogged about our detail in DC covering a large meeting of over 100 major CEO’s at their annual meeting. This group alone can and does make changes that effect all of us. On day 2 when I was pushing the posts I was walking by the lower level elevator hall where …

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