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Thanksgiving Presentation

Transcript: Thanksgiving What are horns of plenty? a symbolic, hollow horn filled with gifts of many fruits. Thanksgiving, is a holiday celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November. It has officially been an annual tradition since 1863, when, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of "Thanksgiving and to be celebrated on Thursday." Thanksgiving Day is a holiday celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada. Today, Thanksgiving is primarily celebrated as a Holiday! *In the US, about 280 million turkeys are sold for the Thanksgiving celebrations. *Californians are the largest consumers of turkey in the United States. *Although, Thanksgiving is widely considered an American holiday, it is also celebrated on the second Monday in October in Canada. *Black Friday is the Friday after Thanksgiving in the United States, where it is the beginning of the traditional Christmas shopping season. DID YOU KNOW??? The traditional Thanksgiving food are turkey, pumpkin pie, stuffing, sweet potatoes etc. We may eat these foods on modern day Thanksgiving, but the first feast did not have any of these items. On the first feast turkey was a animal the pilgrims did not hunt. Pumpkin pie wasn't on the menu because there were no ovens for baking, but they did have boiled pumpkin. Cranberries weren't introduced at this time. Because of the supply of flour there was no bread of any kind. The foods included in the first feast included duck, fish, lobster, berries, dried fruit, pumpkin, squash, and many more vegetables. <--(Remember THIS!) QUIZ TIME! *What were ALL the foods (That I listed) they ate during thanksgiving? (GET ALL OF THEM ILL GIVE YOU 2 "DUM DUM's") HOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR THANKSGIVING!! What is really Thanksgiving? & How was Thanksgiving created? *The event that some Americans commonly call the "First Thanksgiving" was celebrated by the Pilgrims after their first harvest in the New World in 1621. * The first Thanksgiving feast lasted three days, and was attended by 53 Pilgrims and 90 Native Americans. You Get it right, You get a dum dum :) BY: CANDICE BECKSTEAD *Who were the first people to have the "First Thanksgiving"? How much turkey is sold for thanksgiving celebrations? By: Candice Beckstead * Thanksgiving... *In canada when and what day does thanksgiving fall on? *What are Horns of Plenty? THE END Thanksgiving is generally seen as a time to get together with loved ones, eat a large amount of food, watch some football, and of course give thanks for all the blessings in our lives. Many homes will be decorated with horns of plenty, dried corn, and other 'symbols' of Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Presentation

Transcript: Fun Facts How Thanksgiving Began Thanksgiving and Religion An interesting fact is that Thanksgiving is not a official religious holiday. The First Amendment prevents Congress from having a religion or prohibiting its free exercise, Presidents, as well as Congress, have always recognized the American regard for sacred practices and beliefs. The Pilgrims, with the rejection of public religious display, held a non-religious Thanksgiving feast, aside from saying grace. In fact, they seem to have used the three days for feasting, playing games, and enjoying each other's company. Thanksgiving Resources What it is, Where it came from, And how it started The word "thanksgiving"- the act of giving thanks,a prayer expressing gratitude, and or a public acknowledgment or celebration of divine goodness. On the third Thursday of November, millions of families will celebrate Thanksgiving with roasted turkey and other delicious food but in early America Thanksgiving was not always about he food. President George Washington proclaimed Thanksgiving to be a day of “public thanksgiving and prayer.” Thanksgiving is meant to be a day to reflect on all the things we can be thankful for. Before the colonists came to America, the Indian colonies celebrated good harvests with dances and rituals, such as the Green Corn Dance of the Cherokees. The early American colonists celebrated their long journey from England to America with a feast, with the Wampanoag Indians. They had a large feast and showed thanks for the success of their crops and for being deliveredthe journey to America. The Meaning of Thanksgiving Popular traditions- Football is an important part of many Thanksgiving Day celebrations in the United States. Many regional and rival college and high school football games are played on Thanksgiving weekend. In New York City, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held annually every Thanksgiving Day. Another well celebrated tradition in the United States is the start of the Christmas shopping season the day after Thanksgiving, known as the busiest shopping day of the year.

Thanksgiving Presentation

Transcript: What do you know about Thanksgiving? Tell at least five things you are thankful for Why I, the language assistant, am thankful What Thanksgiving means to me For students in school and university, thanksgiving holiday lasts for one week; workers generally have one (sometimes two) days off What foods are associated with Thanksgiving? Thanksgiving marks beginning of the holiday season (winter solstice, Christmas, New Years, etc.) Before We Begin... 1 History of Thanksgiving 2 Thanksgiving is an annual national holiday marked by gatherings and a traditional meal. The holiday commemorates a harvest festival celebrated by the Pilgrim Fathers in 1621, and is held in the US on the fourth Thursday in November. A similar holiday is held in Canada, usually on the second Monday in October. #1 Who were the Pilgrims? The Pilgrims or Pilgrim Fathers were early European settlers of the Plymouth Colony in present-day Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States The voyage from Europe to North America lasted for 65 days They voyaged to North America to escape the harsh rules of England in order to freely practice their religion, Calvinism #2 The Mayflower The Mayflower was an English ship that famously transported the first English Puritans, known today as the Pilgrims, from Plymouth, England to the New World in 1620. #3 X Thanksgiving is on the fourth Thursday of every November. This past year, it was the 23rd of November. Why is Thanksgiving celebrated? The colonists (early European settlers) were new to America and didn’t know how to grow food. The Native Americans helped the colonists. They showed the settlers how to grow food and to hunt. The settlers had their first harvest in America with the help of Native Americans. Together, they celebrated with a large feast lasting for three days. Everybody enjoyed themselves and had a wonderful time. Why is Thanksgiving celebrated? (continued) Why is Thanksgiving celebrated? (continued) Unfortunately, after the first gatherings of Thanksgiving, colonists eventually removed Native Americans from their own lands. While Thanksgiving is a happy occasion, it is important to remember those who think of Thanksgiving differently. Consequences of Thanksgiving Consequences of Thanksgiving Questions after the video: Which president of the United States made Thanksgiving a holiday? When does Thanksgiving take place? What types of food are typical of Thanksgiving? Thanksgiving Activities Matching Matching Thanksgiving Food Vocabulary Thanksgiving Food Vocabulary Thanksgiving Food Matching Thanksgiving Food Matching Vocabulary List: Stuffing Gravy Ham Casserole Mashed Potatoes Apple Pie Cranberry Sauce Vegetables Turkey Cornbread Word Search Word Search Macy's Day Parade Largest parade in the world Second oldest parade in the United States Has taken place every Thanksgiving since 1924 in New York City (excluding years 1942, 1943, and 1944 due to the Second World War) Every year, over 44 million people watch the parade via television; 3.5 million people attended in 2013 Macy's Day Parade Videos Macy's Day Parade Videos Macy's Day Parade Photos Macy's Day Parade Photos

LiveNation: Concert Background

Transcript: The largest live entertainment company in the world: connecting 200 million fans to 100,000 events in over 40 countries. LiveNation: Can they take out the ear plugs and execute? Operating Income 2009: $465M 2010: $362M Ticket Sales in 2010 15% global decrease 12% drop in U.S. 40% SEATS UNSOLD: fans unwilling to pay the premium prices artists are demanding Not enough star artists in the pipeline who can fill a venue Ticket Price 2% decline in LiveNation prices 18% decline in secondary market since 2008 Secondary market prices allowed to float; shows fans looking for lower prices, could explain high numbers of unsold seats... Misaligned Incentives Drive Artist/Venue Partnership LiveNation is entirely dependent on artists and promoters to drive ticket sales; without a "hot" star, fans won't come. Artists often receive up to 100% of ticket sales LiveNation depends largely on concessions, parking & merchandise sales to make any profit. With the decline in recorded music sales, artists now rely on concerts as a greater percentage of their income: Music sales, previously making up 50%, of an artist's income, now represent only 6%. Artists unwilling to lower ticket price to drive sales... Because this is such an artist driven industry, venues are willing to provide major concessions to sign artists; Artists demand inflexible contracts intended to capture highest ticket gross Artists and their promotors control marketing the event; LiveNation relegated to simply operating venue and processing tickets. This revenue model depends on getting the right artists in the right venue at the right time Few solid metrics used to make this decision. Decisions mostly"gut feel" of promoters; LiveNation often helpless. Customer Service? Oh, and did we mention.. consumers aren't happy with LiveNation OR their newly aquired company Ticketmaser. This isn't surprising since they act like a logistics middleman, leaving CRM to the artists. Insiders say they don't even have a company culture: "Ted Baker is so cool and fun, Apple is like a religion; LiveNation is just a corporation." Here's an idea (or three) turn things around at LiveNation: 1. Leverage the Ticketmaster merger to reconfigure the ticket purchase value chain. 2. Instill a culture of concert fanatisism and customer service in LiveNation employees. 3. Use more robust data and market analysis in project decisions to determine artist acquisition, contract negotiations and marketing spend 1. Leverage the Ticketmaster merger to reconfigure value chain from ticket purchases and renegotiate artist partnership agreements: LiveNation's entire business model built on partnerships with artists. Ticketmaster merger gives LiveNation more power in partnership with artist Can they renegotiate partnership agreement to allow for demand based (airline) pricing to be able to "clear the market?" Building Blocks of Implementation: Process and Partnerships 1. Processes: Use Ticketmaster technology to introduce demand based pricing model (used in the airline industry) to: Ensure LiveNation receives percentage of ticket sales Naturally adjust to customer’s willingness to pay; stop leaving revenue "on the table" Increase percent of ticket sales 2. Partnerships: Leverage relationship to educate artists on how demand based pricing model enables tradeoffs & increases economic value for each party: Lower price for customers but generate same revenue for artist: 60% seats filled at $100/seat generates the same revenue as 100% seats filled at $60/seat. Ensure a full house every time: LiveNation guaranteed maximum consession, merchandise & parking sales; artist guaranteed maximum ticket sale revenues; and a full house gaurantees premium experience for artist and fans who largely base satisfaction off of shared energy & environment experience. Intergration Method: Metrics Must shift metrics to be able to match customer demand for ticket at specific prices, working to "clear the market" Shift metrics to segment customers and fill seats. Result: LiveNation secures more revenue from ticket sales and ancillary revenue (concessions, merchandise & parking) 2. Instill a culture of concert fanatisism and customer service in LiveNation employees Building Block: People LiveNation known to customers as a faceless, corporate monster LiveNation employees not music lovers Result? Horrible customer loyalty; customers use LiveNation/Ticketmaster out of necessity, not choice Lack of creativity by employees to work to improve customer experience and increase revenue The Challenge Hire the right people to repair brand image and better understand core customer: the live music concert-goer But how? Strong business background not enough; change people policy to find music lovers who you can build into exceptional leaders. Ensure retention and training of highest performers. Integration Method: Culture LiveNation seen by customers and employees alike as a bland corporate culture. Must radically change culture to put

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