New Orleans brunch"?
I'm always receiving questions like this.
Thank goodness, I'm active in several
Friends and colleagues who meet frequently.
We get to know each other better
about working together.
And then when it's appropriate, we also
recommend each other to friends and clients.
Happens all the time in networking groups.
Especially when we plan a last-minute event.
A few weeks ago I joined in a halloween party
with two of my favorite networking groups
in San Jose.
While I was introducing a "newcomer" to
a long-time friend, a familiar face tapped
me on the shoulder and asked me
"Robbie, can I have one of your cards.
I know someone who needs your help".
She's the concierge at a San Jose luxury
condo complex. Sure enough, a few days
later I heard from one of her tenants, and
included my trio in two last-minute
he was planning.
Why am I talking about last-minute parties?
This story is a great example of how to
get help when you're planning your next
Something that could come up for any of
a dozen reasons. Sky's the limit.
Surprises happen all the time, and they
often call for celebrating.
Could be tomorrow. Could be next month.
Could be a friend is moving away suddenly
and needs a "farewell" party. Or perhaps a
"welcome back" party when he returns.
Or when you win a contest or an award,
so you invite a few friends and throw a
"congratulations" party to celebrate.
Or when your department at work suddenly
finds money in the budget and you decide
to have a company holiday party after all.
Whatever your celebration will be, how can
you begin planning right away?
One excellent first move is to ask an
experienced friend to recommend
a few great resources.
So here's that Tip I promised you:
When you're starting at the last minute,
select a trusted professional (like my
concierge friend did) and get their
Especially when you need a recommendation
for wedding and party music.