Easy Opportunities for Planning Festive Music

#124, Dec 21, 2016

 Read on for 
   *  a Tip for planning your wedding or party music, 
   *  our next public event,
   *  and another quick Video. 

But First, Let Me Tell You a Little Story:

"It's all just dumb luck!"

Oh, really?  I doubt that.

Here's why.

I make a living as a musician, and  think 
it's because I create many opportunities

This is one of my first:  

Back in 1975,  I formed the Magnolia  Jazz 
Band, and  I took care of business with 
only  my home telephone, my typewriter, 
and a little pencil in a little spiral notebook. 

In those days we usually worked as a trio. 
Occasionally we'd assemble as a six-man 
old-style New Orleans dance band, and 
we'd play at big traditional jazz festivals 
across the country.

One afternoon I was typing a letter to a 
festival producer in Colorado.  Using my 
customary "hunt-and-peck" technique.  

Oooops!  I made a typo and had to start over.  

(This might sound weird if you've always used 
a word processor.  But back in those days, 
before today's word processors were invented,  
people often hired an excellent typist  to 
prepare letters.  Sadly, not me.)

I made another typo and started again.  

And another, and another.  

Too frustrating!  Know what I mean?

I shouted, "This is the last straw", and  
went out and bought a used Apple II 
computer and attached a modified 
electric  typewriter for a printer.

As a result, I'd type a draft for a letter, 
edit it as much as I'd like, and then print 
a perfect copy.  

First time!  Amazing!

That computer was my first opportunity 
to write letters in the word processor, 
keep records in the data base, and tally 
my reports in the spreadsheet.  

I found myself doing my usual jobs much better, 
plus dozens of projects I'd been only dreaming 
about, all in a fraction of the time it used to take.  

Buying a computer was one of my all-time 
best moves.  Seriously!  

Talk about creating an opportunity -- 
my productivity skyrocketed!  

Why do I talk about creating opportunities?

Because this is an easy strategy YOU could use 
to help plan your wedding or your next party.

Make your own luck.  Position yourself for success.
Create an opportunity for  success to fall in your lap, 
out of the blue.

Or to use another image, imagine you find 
great river of wedding or party planning advice, 
with lots  of  wonderful suggestions swimming by.  

Seize the opportunity!  Jump right in,  spread 
your arms,  and catch as many tips as you can.

So here's that Tip I promised you: 

Search online for "wedding planning" or "party 
planning" websites  and forums.   Find a dozen 
or so that talk about  what you're looking for. 
That speak your language  -- easy to read and
easy to understand.

Look them over.  Then subscribe to the 2 or 3 
that seem most helpful for what you want.  
Read them regularly, take notes, and use their 
best advice to begin assembling your celebration.

And if you're looking specifically for tips about your
wedding or party music, you can always ask me.

We know how to create  the perfect mood for celebrating.  Especially  at  weddings  and parties .

And now that we're talking about 
planning wedding & party music...
New Year's Eve is just a short time away, 
and you might be involved in planning an 
exciting holiday party .

And if you or a friend are engaged to get 
married, you might also be involved with 
planning the wedding.

Perhaps both. 

So the next time you or a friend  are looking for
upbeat, elegant music played the way you want, 
preview us at our next public event.

Where can you can catch us?  Here: (see details below)

Sat & Sun, January 7 & 8, 11:00am-4:00pm,
"The Wedding Faire", 
Santa Clara Convention Center,
5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara

Caterer? Wedding or Event Planner? Bride? Groom? 
Enjoy the festive mood we'll create.  You'll  hear the
popular standards, jazz classics, and Latin favorites. 
Please stop by and say Hi.

How can I help you?   CLICK to reply or call 408-245-9120.

Now, watch me talk about "creating opportunities" (2011).  
And read my blog post from that day.

Let's chat soon.  


Robbie Schlosser | Magnolia Jazz Band
"Elegant, Upbeat Music for Weddings and Parties"  

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However you found me, thank you!