All About BOOST
BOOST Creative Solutions was born in 2006 when Niqui Cloete-Barrass decided that mixing business with pleasure was a great idea! As an MC, cabaret performer, comedienne, voice artist and motivational speaker, Niqui began to offer her services under the BOOST banner. And clients began to rave!
Since then, BOOST has grown into one of PE’s premier entertainment providers, and a source of professional MCs, voice artists, motivational speakers and video actors.
Boost Creative Solutions offers tailor-made entertainment solutions for your staff functions, client events, award ceremonies, and product launches.
When your company plans a corporate function, it’s more than just fun for fun’s sake – there is always a purpose for the event. Our slogan is “Mixing Business with Pleasure” – we believe in consulting with you to streamline the entertainment as a part of your strategy.
As performers we’ll tailor our songs and acts to complement your agenda for the event. Our background musicians range from smooth jazz to more funky and modern mood music. Our cabaret and dance acts cover a vast spectrum of genres. We’re particularly fond of theme parties! (Ask us about our famous parody songs – popular songs with the lyrics altered to boost your brand or flatter your clients and/or staff).
As professional MCs, we’ll drive home your message to the guests in an entertaining manner. We’ll brag about YOU when you can’t. We’ll introduce speakers, meal courses, and give away lucky draws in a fun and fair manner.
Our job is to make YOU look good and leave your guests with a great experience to talk about.
SHOWtivation and TeamBOOSTing
A fast and fresh way to BOOST your team’s morale and performance – through laughter, music and affirmation!
- MotivationNiqui’s dynamic personality and 20 years experience in the corporate market gives her a unique combination of sharp insight and humorous anecdotes. Her motivational talks are both interactive and entertaining, leaving the audience with gems of inspiration to carry into their workplace.The optional addition of inspirational songs brings a new angle to the art of motivation, which Niqui calls SHOWtivation.In keeping with the BOOST philosophy of tailor-made solutions, Niqui will meet with you to plan the ideal topic for your team.Niqui is also agent to many of PE’s top motivational speakers and leading business mentors, and is happy to arrange one of them to motivate your team.
- TeamBOOSTingThe BOOST method takes place in the comfort of a conference room or social venue (indoors or outdoors), and includes hilarious ice-breakers, brain-challenging team and individual mind exercises, games that both entertain and enlighten the group about themselves, their team-members, and the company, and a collection of music-based team-bonding fun. Peppered with interactive song and comedy by Niqui Cloete-Barrass, the programme is based on three principles: MUSIC is the universal language; LAUGHTER is the best medicine; and AFFIRMATION boosts performance, productivity and profits!The programme is tailored for your company’s specific goals and around your team’s unique personality. To this end, Niqui will meet with you to gain as much information as possible about the individuals and the business. She will then tweak her existing successful formula, making it as effective and memorable as possible for your team.TeamBOOSTing is tailored for groups ranging from 5 to 600 people.Companies who have successfully BOOSTED their teams include The Boardwalk; NMB Municipality; Dulce (national); Feedem Pitseng (national) ABSA; the Hope Factory; JCI and NMMU (various departments).
Voice Overs and Television
With over 10 years experience in the broadcasting arena, Niqui is a sought after voice artist for local and national brands. Her voice can be heard on some of Algoa FM’s and OFM’s commercials, many of which she has written.
Niqui voices corporate DVDs and adds to her client’s brand personality as the voice of their telephonic “on-hold” messages.
Her television experience includes the lead role in an Axxess DSL commercial and as the voice and face of a one-year Specsavers television campaign.
BOOST is proud to offer clients a multi-faceted and highly talented pool of performers. From background jazz and crooners, to high impact English and Afrikaans cabaret vocalists, pole ballerinas, dancers, and party bands, BOOST has the ideal entertainment solution to add fizz to any event.
The BOOST instant carnival crew is a firm favourite at local family days and events in and around PE. The crew includes stilt walkers, jugglers, fire dancers, fire eaters, glow dancers, African drummers, clowns, balloon artists, acrobatic breakdancers, a human table and a gypsy butterfly!
About Niqui Cloete-Barrass
If you’re looking for PROFESSIONALISM, PERSONALITY and AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT, Niqui is your gal!
As a singing MC, cabaret performer and motivational speaker, Niqui has earned rave reviews from the top business people in South Africa including Carlo Harris, Michelle Brown, Philip Stucken of the Stucken Group and Kevin Hustler of the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber. She has shared the spotlight with celebrities like Janez Vermeilen (TOP BILLING); Felicia Mabuza-Suttle and Judy Page. She has also filled the shoes of legendary CARTE BLANCHE presenter Derek Watts on a live corporate talkshow. In 2016 Niqui was MC and opening act for PJ Thandeka Powers.
Her rich and versatile vocal skills combine with a power-packed stage presence to give audiences a real WOW experience, whether at a sophisticated function, a fun-filled staff event, or a promotional roadshow.
Niqui’s unique blend of motivation and performance – she calls it “SHOWTIVATION” – has earned her much acclaim within the corporate market.
As an add-on to her performing career, Niqui runs BOOST CREATIVE SOLUTIONS, specializing in corporate entertainment and MC work; teamBOOSTING and voiceovers. She acts as an agent for some of PE’s premier performers and voice artists.
Niqui has over 15 years experience as a copy writer for radio, websites, brochures, articles and video productions. Her voice can be heard on leading national radio stations and television commercials, many of which she has written.
Whether acting as performer or agent for other leading Port Elizabeth artists, Niqui is best known for her unique ability to tailor-make a comprehensive package of MC, entertainment and comedy for any specific function or event. She will oversee the smooth running of the event and give it the “BOOST” it needs to make an impression!
Niqui is a proud Brand Ambassador for Jenni Gault International Jewellery Design and Jax Hair.
Her loyal clients include Sanlam, ABSA, the Bidvest Group, Nelson Mandela Bay Chamber of Business, Algoa FM, SPAR Eastern Cape, Schnellecke, Exporter’s Awards, NMMU, Liberty and Telkom.