“Give to Give” v. “Give To Get”

April 10, 2009
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WOW! I just had the MOST amazing thing happen to me. Seriously – I still can’t believe it. I’ve gone to a new networking group once (this was my 2nd time) that “styled itself as” a BNI group (without being part of BNI) – but only for individuals with High Net Worth Clients. Fine, that fits me – and I was recommended by a woman I very much respect. Last time I was at the group, I met some really great people, and thought that I could be helpful to them – whether on the SendOutCards side (offering a marketing/relationship management…

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BONUS VIDEO PODCAST: The Bartender and the Bond Girl Take On Old Fashioned Subjects (50MB)

May 10, 2008
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This is the 2nd of a 3-part vodcast series done with Mr. Martini (BehindTheBarShow.com). The first was in celebration of the Kentucky Derby – we made a mint julep and discussed Da Horses. In this vodcast, we take the bourbon from the julep and create an Old Fashioned. Then, we discuss how to have a Signature Cocktail without being branded High Maintenance, plus some Old Fashioned Virtues… such as manners, etiquette, language, and listening.  In particular, we discuss how you Bond Girls can understand how men communicate, and to embody this secret weapon to be even More Enticing than you already are! Let me know what you…

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What does “being present” mean to you?

March 3, 2008
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My James and I just returned from a holiday. We stopped at an AMAZING sushi restaurant called Love Sushi & Roll in Santa Clarita.  My James is a sushi “snob” and he said that it was absolutely the best sushi he’d ever had.  (Don’t let the slow service, and strip mall atmosphere fool you!) I was watching some of the other folks that were in the restaurant.  There were a lot of 20-somethings, and almost to a person, they were all sitting across from another person, and texting. Usually, the other person was “just eating.” What up with that, Bond Grrls?…

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New Year, New Habits (from advancedetiquette.com)

January 2, 2008
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Syndi Seid is a client of mine, and I thought I would share her New Year’s email here. She has a great “tip of the month” you can subscribe to — always something that you can “put into action” to improve your life! — Solitaire ++++ [Tip of the Month, AdvancedEtiquette.com] Whenever the New Year arrives, it says to me… “Yippie! I’m leaving behind all the terrible stuff I did last year and beginning a new year with a clean slate.” For me, a clean slate means New Year’s Resolutions. Do you make them? Perhaps you did at one time,…

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