I am proud to have been born and raised in Pasadena, California, USA. I was born in February of 1948, went to school at St. Elizabeth in neighboring Altadena, John Marshall Junior High, and of course Pasadena High School. Go Bulldogs!! I ended up leaving in 1966 to attend University of San Diego, and then to UCLA, where I eventually obtained two degrees, a BA in Psychology and a PhD. in Education. But my point here is that I’m thrilled to be coming back to my old home town on next Tuesday, July 6 for a book signing at Vroman’s book store, which has been there as an outstanding independent book store to sign and discuss my latest book Connecting: Beyond the Name Tag about personal and business networking. It has very special meaning to me that the event will be in Pasadena, and at Vroman’s I did a signing there in 1995 for my last book on sales entitled Sell Yourself. My late parents and sister Barbara were at that signing. It is fifteen years later and many experiences later. I hope to draw a diverse group of people who can meet each other. Everyone is welcome, and it is a free event. Believe Publishing is providing wine and Middle Eastern appetizers. A big part of the fun for me is not knowing who or how many people will show up. I hope whoever is reading this feels welcome and motivated to show up, because showing up is really the essence of my message. It is 4th of July weekend, and it really shouldn’t end on Monday, but extend through the event at Vroman’s. See you there.
I am proud to announce an upcoming presentation on Thursday, April 29 that I am doing at PYO Gallery in Downtown Los Angeles in collaboration with Heidi Chang, Gallery Director and Claudia Endler of Claudia Endler Designs. I will be discussing the art of making and nurturing connections. This event brings together an art gallery, a jewelry designer, and a networking expert to bridge various worlds. There will be an eclectic mix of business people, artists, and others who want to enjoy a spring Downtown evening. Networking is really more art than science, and my presentation will highlight some key concepts from my latest book Connecting: Beyond the Name Tag. This is a free event and everyone is welcome. RSVP on Socializr, Facebook, or to email@example.com. We hope to see you there. Appetizers and cocktails begin at 6 p.m. and my presentation will be at 7:30 p.m. We hope to see you there.