Thursday, September 30, 2010

It Works!

Saying "Something wonderful is going to happen" actually works!

The Seed Connect Summer Social was yesterday's something wonderful. Founded by Erin Seabold, the Seed was created to unite women and resources around the world with the vision of providing education and connecting women-in-business with the resources they need to succeed.

Erin's gift for connecting people is unparalleled.  I came away so jazzed from meeting Nancy and Jen, the super cool founders of Trendz Boutique, Danita "Zilla" Nixon of ScrappingZilla, with her fabulous digital scrapbooking services, and Charlotte Spraggins, authentic, savvy, and passionate rep for  one of the smartest-ideas-I've-heard-about-in-years team! Network diva, Christina Schulz shared with us all the acronym FORM to ease our off-line social and business networking encounters. At your next networking event use this quickie tip to ward off wallflower syndrome:  F is for Family or you have a family? are you from here? O is for occupation...what do you do? R is for Recreation... what do you do when you're not working? and M is for -oops can't remember the exact words, but pretty sure it was Make a plan to follow up (within 48 hours). Such good advice, I am going to give Christina a call and do just that!  Louise Walsh and Josanne Cossio from the Denver Downtown Chapter of American Business Womens Association (ABWA), Nancy Walsh from the Colorado Women's Chamber, along with a cadre of other fabulous women and a few very smart men 
(hey, they must have heard Adrienne Rich proclaim "The connections between and among women are the most feared, the most problematic, and the most potentially transforming force on the planet.")

You couldn't have asked for a better setting than the The Hilton Garden Inn at Highlands Ranch or a better pick-me-up than Zebra Vodka. Am happily downing my complimentary swag bottle tonight!

And, the best part of this whole Paving it Forward thing? I get to do it all over again tomorrow! I urge you to join me...just click your heels 3 times and repeat after me: "Something wonderful is going to happen today".  And let me know how it goes.

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