Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Tweeting with Style




Ok, suitcase. Check. Makeup. Check. iPhone. Check. "Read Between The Lines." Check. Huh? Me, actually take the time to read a book on the airplane? Usually it is the laptop. Maybe I am getting too old to fuss with the pull down table thing and the Mac laptop. Maybe I need to feel like I still knew how to read a book.

Ah, but this isn't your ordinary book! This one gives ideas for how to use communication tools. It is a book by Shawn Marie Edgington, that, and I quote, is "a humorous side to texting with simplicity and style" (front cover).

Alright, so the first part of the book is a bit basic. It is perfect for those people who have not yet experienced the joy of texting. But, I am looking forward to the depth of the book and will have to share that with you when I finish it.

I did learn one thing... I must be "hip" because, according to the book, I know what the teenagers are texting. Hey, we were doing it in the '90's with IM. :D

-Deborah E
Jazz Singer
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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

It's All In The Presentation, Baby

I've always thought of myself as a nice person. I mean, I am, right? Even "behind the scenes," so to speak. Ok, well, maybe you'd have to get to know me better, to see that for yourself ;)

I've really been taking note of "presentation," lately, with myself as well as those around me. No, I'm not talking about speaking engagements, but day to day communications, be it verbal, written (wow, hope I'm passing that one!), or body language. Even music communication. ♫ ♫ ♫

It seems to me that the smallest change can take a helpful comment and turn it into a condescending remark, and vice versa. Even our own characteristics can be menacing.

I am often teased that when I am concentrating, I look like I am angry. However, that is just the English profile they are seeing... can't help that! ;)

... Or can I? Smiles anyone?

-Deborah E
Jazz Singer
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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Makes Me Want To Buy A Porsche in Jeans

I heard a story once, about a guy who went to a car dealer in worn-out jeans, to buy a car. The dealer barely gave him the time of day. I mean, hey, he didn't look like he had enough money for a junker on the used car lot, let alone a "decent" car.

The man, a millionaire looking for something to entertain himself with that day, went to another dealer. Later that day, he returned to the original car dealer, dressed just as he had been earlier, driving a brand new Porsche.

How do you think the car dealer felt at that point? Similar to the movie, "Pretty Woman," when Julia Roberts' character says, "Big mistake. Big. Huge."

-Deborah E, Jazz Singer
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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Pondering the Little Red Hen

Remember the story of the little red hen when you were a child? A story about a little hen with some sun-loving, dream-chasing friends that sat by watching her while she grew the grain, harvested it, turned it into flour, and baked some delicious fresh bread?

These friends of hers were eager to partake in the enjoyment of this fine smelling, mouth watering bread, but seemed to be "unavailable" at times when the little red hen needed help.

How many times, in our lives, do we pass by that little red hen who may need a helping hand and thought "not by job?"

Hey, there may be a few yummy bread crumbs waiting for you at the end of the path...

Don't miss out.

Deborah E
Jazz Singer
♫ Scat N Style ♫


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