#171, November 14, 2018

Networking help for your last-minute party? (2½-minute video)

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Let's talk about planning your last-minute party.

Especially about how to plan the music.  

Want  to do it well?  Let me give you a Tip.  

But First, Let Me Tell You a Little Story:

"Robbie, who's the best caterer for my 
New Orleans brunch"? 

I'm always receiving questions like this.

Thank goodness, I'm active in several 
networking groups.

You too?

Friends and colleagues who meet frequently.  
We get to know each other better  and talk 
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, 
who  included my trio in two last-minute 
holiday parties  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 
last-minute event.

Something that could come up for dozens 
of 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
best recommendations.

Especially when you need a recommendation 
for wedding and party music.

Can you ask me?  

Yes!  I'm always glad to help.

And now that we're talking about 
planning wedding & party music...
Thanksgiving and the holidays are coming up, 
and you might be involved with planning an 
exciting celebration.

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, 
think of us.

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

Saturday, Jan 19, 11:00am-4:00pm
International Wedding Festival
Santa Clara Convention Center
Tasman Av at 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.

Let's chat soon.

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

P.S. Want wedding or party music?  See our 78 reviews on  Yelp.  
       See photos of us in action on Instagram

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