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Mackensie Freedman

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Typsy chats with... Anthony McGinty, security and intelligence expert

Posted by Mackensie Freedman on Jan 13, 2021 1:35:00 PM

Security isn't something we tend to think about in hospitality - especially if you're not in management, or work in a smaller venue. But just like first aid, security awareness is one of those skills everyone should have. 

Here, Typsy chats with Anthony McGinty, a former US Marine who now provides specialized security and intelligence consultant services to venues across the United States, including LAX airport. 

So read on to learn about how you can get started in the basics of security, intelligence, and risk assessment, no matter your role.

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Topics: Hospitality insights, Hospitality managers, Expert Q&A

Favorites from 2020: the top 10 Typsy courses you loved this year

Posted by Mackensie Freedman on Dec 31, 2020 3:24:00 PM

Through all the craziness of 2020, Typsy's brought you a huge variety of courses to sink your teeth into - everything from rum cocktails to infection control to diversity, equity, and inclusion

There's so much to learn it's hard to know where to start! So to get your learning journey off on the right foot in 2021, here are Typsy's 10 most popular courses from the past year.

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Topics: Hospitality career tips, Hospitality insights, Typsy updates, Hospitality training

How to choose New Year's resolutions for 2021 - and stick to them!

Posted by Mackensie Freedman on Dec 29, 2020 11:43:17 AM

New Year's resolutions are always a bit of a minefield. We make them because we want something in our lives to get better - but picking resolutions always seems much easier than actually sticking to them.  

The truth is: following through on resolutions actually has a lot to do with the resolutions you pick! When you take a second to be thoughtful about your resolutions - professional or personal - you set yourself up for a year's worth of success. Typsy's here to tell you how. 

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Topics: Hospitality career tips, Hospitality insights, Hospitality training

Favorites from 2020: the top 10 Typsy articles you loved this year

Posted by Mackensie Freedman on Dec 22, 2020 4:50:41 PM

2020 has been a heck of a wild ride. Weird and challenging... but also inspiring. Hospitality has battled hard to make it through, but you guys are still with us - upskilling, learning, ready to face new challenges every day. 

So let's look back at the information you most wanted to know from Typsy Blog this year. Here are our top 10 most popular articles from 2020.

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Topics: Hospitality career tips, Hospitality insights, Typsy updates, Hospitality training

Typsy chats with... Josh Kopel, host of 'Full Comp' podcast

Posted by Mackensie Freedman on Dec 3, 2020 4:50:52 PM

We hear the words 'thought leadership' thrown around a lot - especially at the moment, with the hospitality industry in such a state of flux. But if there was ever a 'real deal' in thought leadership, Josh Kopel is it. 

An LA-based restaurateur-turned-entrepreneur, Josh uses his podcast and blog, Full Comp, to openly discuss the very real, but under-examined, challenges that hospitality professionals face every day.

With his trademark 'shoot from the hip' style, Josh joins us here to talk hospitality trends that need to die, the notoriously high hospitality failure rate, and his big hope for the post-pandemic future. 

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Topics: Hospitality insights, Hospitality managers, Expert Q&A