As you’ll see when you turn to our Uniquely Los Angeles feature, the legendary amphitheater in the Hollywood Hills is better and brighter than it has ever been thanks to the installation of new benches and lighting.
The existing outdoor lighting, which was installed over many years, included a wide disparity of styles, light levels and existing conditions. The new lighting project is intended to upgrade and update the site lighting, according to information provided by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association.
It should provide a great setting for Music Director Gustavo Dudamel and one of the world’s most renowned orchestras. Nearly 300 concerts are either performed or presented by the Philharmonic at either the Hollywood Bowl or its winter home, Walt Disney Concert Hall.
LA Phil, as it’s referred to by those in the know, offers musical presentations that “represent a breadth and depth unrivaled by other orchestras or other cultural institutions.”
It’s a reminder to us all in this age of new, shiny things that just because something has been around for a while, doesn’t mean it can’t still make us say, “Wow.”
Wow your customers
What is it that stands out about your company? What makes you special and keeps people coming back again and again for more of your product or service?
You don’t have to be the place where everybody comes to see the stars at night to make everybody remember you. You just need to have a passion to be the best and a willingness to go above and beyond in providing your customers with a memorable experience.
Moctesuma Esparza, whom we spoke to for our cover story back in April, loves movies and has worked hard to create a chain of movie theaters in Maya Cinemas that give customers an amazing experience from beginning to end. Got a small child that can’t make it quietly through a movie? No problem.
Esparza built his theaters with a “cry room” where kids can be taken without disrupting other patrons. It’s that ability to think about what’s missing or what would make your customers’ interaction with your business the best it can be that is the difference between the average company and the one that gets people talking.
Obviously, the Hollywood Bowl is a legendary venue that everyone knows about. Your business probably isn’t as well-known, but how hard have you tried to be special? In this age of social media, it’s easier than ever to capture attention from the masses.
Think of what you’ll gain
Think about what your company does and what it could be doing.
If you feel like you might need more people to make it happen, and you’re concerned about cost, think about what the ultimate payoff could be for your investment.
People love to be part of something that has life, something that has a sense of purpose and a reason for being. So don’t be afraid to step out and make it happen. ●