You enter the limo minutes after your contracted driver, who you used several hours earlier and released, arrives back on the scene. He is a distinguished older gentlemen who you can tell is very prideful about both appearance and vehicle. Moments after you seat the Client, who is running late for an unscheduled meeting, you detect a weak scent of what may be liquor but it is overpowered by the much more noticeable smell of mouthwash.
What if anything do you do?
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So remember the guy that tried to Kiss Will Smith in the mouth last summer?
Same guy who crashed the stage during Adele’s acceptance speech Sunday. (He also snuck into the Grammy’s and got a 2nd row camera seat before making his way on stage besides JLo and Pitbull). CLICK HERE TO VIEW.
How did I know this before the news even broke to the national media? Because I kept a file on the guy that I reviewed before heading to the Ukraine with a client last year.
Ask yourself, what if the guy tried to plant a kiss on one of the entertainers that were on the stage? Would anyone (outside of the artist) have been able to prevent that? This is why I believe the job is so much more than just standing around waiting for something to happen and then reacting.
This particular incident is an excellent example of why the protective agent’s role has to include Protective Intelligence and is still very necessary even with the presence of event security. The mantra of Celebrity Protection and Executive Protection is to “Protect the Client from Harm”, that means protecting their physical well being AND their image.
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By Benjamin Alozie
On the 5th of January 2013 on a New York bound flight from Iceland a DRUNKEN male passenger was DUCT-TAPED after a BOOZE-FUELLED MELTDOWN.
When you look at the photo of the duct-taped boozed passenger ts quick to see only the humor in that photo, but do we see the dangers as well?
All protection professionals and even private individuals that are security conscious owe it to themselves to look and see all incidents differently.
Let’s use this incident to launch our new feature, “LET’S ANALYZE THIS” by asking you to carefully study the photo below link it to the incident and comment on the possible risks and threats you see and how you’ll better prepare to mitigate it when traveling commercial alone or with your client.
“LET’S ANALYZE THIS”