Sunday, April 24, 2011

Lady Blah Blah

Life is an experience, my friends!

I am an eclectic...according to Webster "a person who derives ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources". In my not so humble opinion, this is a good thing. For example, take a look at your hobbies, do you have any? Do you volunteer? How much time do you spend with friends? Do you travel? How do you take care of you? What do you do to keep learning?

Life is an experience, my friends, how many memories are you making, how many experiences are you creating, how many lives have you touched, when was the last time you took moral, spiritual, intellectual, emotional, physical inventory? You don't have the time...poo bah! There is no such thing as time management, it is choice management. As my good friend and peer, Larry Winget would say, "shut up, stop whining and get a life" or in the immortal words of Auntie Mame ( the X and Y's are saying, who?) in the Broadway show..."life is a banquet and most poor son of a bitches are starving to death". Pull your seat up to the table of life and indulge!!


Sunday, April 17, 2011

Genetically Programmed to Multi-Task...NOT!!!

OK, so I travel alot and I pride myself on my memory, I rarely lose things, forget things, none of that crap that comes with, pardon the expression...age. I hardly ever take checked luggage as I have become a proficient packer, carry on for this gal:-) However, I was going to four states, different climates, different events, I had to do the unthinkable, check luggage AND it was an airline I don't fly so I experienced the dreaded pay for checked luggage fee (OK, so I'm lucky I could bill the client). So I arrive in Atlanta, one of my least favorite airports due to taking the damn train to every terminal. I mindlessly go through the motions and find myself outside ready to hop a cab to my hotel when I realize I forgot I had checked luggage and had to go back to the carousel to claim. Thankfully it was there, hard to miss my purple luggage:-) If that wasn't bad enough, on the way back home from Atlanta, I opt out of the new security machines because 8 pass throughs in one week is a little more radiation than this gal wants soooooooo I have to go through the arduous task of the pat down. The arduous part is listening to the explanation they HAVE to give you, actually the pat down is either a great mini massage or the most "action" I've had in awhile:-)

I take the damn train again, have 40 minutes to flight, go to buy a mag' when I realize my computer was left on the belt and the security agent did not retrieve (as they don't let you touch it) OK now, think of losing your dog, your child, your life, yes, that is overly dramatic (and yes, I back up) but the horrific thought of that being gone is a feeling I've never had and never want to again. Oh me, oh my...while I was hyperventilating, a wheelchair driver saw my despair and yes, down I sat as she whisked back, via the damn train to security and lo and behold, it really was there.

I'm not sure of the lesson here but I'm sure there is one so while I try to figure it out, don't leave the airport without your luggage, your computer or your mind!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

I Never Met a Sequin I Didn't Like!

Oh take Bette Midler (my look alike, who I worship:-) as producer, you add more sequins and rhinestones that this gal can covet in a lifetime, fill it with dance and song from the disco era, costumes that could certainly come out of my closet:- (along with all the cast members who obviously did an OUTRAGEOUS (my favorite word) plot line and all this makes Mikki a "happy camper" pun intended, it's so damn campy! I loved it!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Speakers School's Almost in Session!

Why should you come to Speakers School with Mikki Williams, CSP in Chicago? Because you'll not only learn how to be a better speaker but you'll have a blast doing it! Two and a half fun-packed and informative days of presentation skills, video coaching, business tips and how-tos on getting bookings.
Twenty-five years ago no one believed I would ever make it because I was too outrageous, too different, not corporate enough. And yet, Hair I Am! I've spoken at The White House twice, I was the first speaker after apartheid to tour South Africa and speak at Mandela's home, I was featured on the front page of The Wall St. Journal...ya da ya da ya da.
Come to Speakers School and learn how to be a great speaker (outrageous-ness not required).

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Stamp Collecting...hardly!

Some people collect stamps, plates, butterflies, coins, I collect people. "My Sam" (for those of you living under a rock and don't know that's my affectionate name for Samantha, my Director of Everything since the day we started working together over five years ago:-)well, she nailed it years ago when she coined that and I am officially affirming it. I especially collect amazing, smart, interesting women. I love my gal pals! I throw party after party, arrange events, keep an industrial size "rolodex", hey the word still applies and stay in touch with more people in a week then most people do in a year. I do love people, all ages, shapes, sizes, ethnicities, sexual orientations, religious affiliations et al.

I believe every person you meet enhances your life in some respect, I just honor the uniqueness in everyone. Call me Auntie Mame (for you young 'un's, google her). It was a Broadway play and a movie about the antics of a very free spirited woman whose infamous parties were a potpourri of people, beyond eclectic or as my son might say, "eccentric, Mom, eccentric". I particularly love putting people together, I was a networker before the term was invented. I get great pleasure out of introducing people together and voila some exciting connection has evolved into a business collaboration, a new friendship, maybe even a date. Try it some time, you might like it.