#177, February 6, 2019

I talked about my "team of experts" recently . (1¾ minute)

Let's talk about the team planning your next celebration.

Especially your experts for planning the perfect music.  

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

But First, Let Me Tell You a Little Story:
I hear that this year's new IRS Tax Form has only 2 lines:
Line 1.  How much did you earn?
Line 2.  Send it in!

Ha ha!

I tell my wife this joke every year.
She always groans.

She's an Enrolled Agent -- one of those 
highly trained and certified IRS tax experts 
we all need about this time every year.

or else it's  " Better luck next year". 

Thanks goodness someone in the family 
makes an honest living, while I go out to 
a party nearly every day.  Ha ha.

But I learn important ideas from her all the time.  
Let me tell you about one.

She has a small private business, and every
year she prepares tax returns for the same
80-or-so regular clients.

Each year preparing these returns is more efficient.
They're learning to work together more effectively.

I'm real proud of her.  Watching her take care   
of business teaches me a great lesson about 
the value of regular clients.

And just as important, of regular colleagues, too.

This lesson helps all of us, whatever we do.

The lesson is this:  With repeat experience and 

Given enough time, we can become a team of experts.

Why am I talking about a "team of experts"?

Using experts is the only way those very best among us 

It's true -- for whatever project you're working on.  
Say, for example, you're planning the music for 
your next special event.

On a project like this,  you really ought to enlist p eople 
you work well with 
time after time.  

People you can count on and who count on you.  
You'll know what to expect from each other. 

You'll increase the chance of working flawlessly 
-- first time, every time.

With your team, every job you do together 
gets smoother and easier than the last one.

I love it!  This is what we all strive for, right?
Your regular clients and colleagues becoming 
your own team of experts.  

So here's that tip I promised you:  
Assemble your own "team of experts".  
Or join one.   Or join mine.  Know what I mean?

We all develop favorites we work with over 
and over.  Favorite colleagues.  Favorite clients.  

People we think of whenever we need some help.  

People we see and talk with often, who think of us 
whenever the time is right. 

Now, I bet we're all in the same boat here.

I'm always strengthening my working relationships.  
You too, probably. 

It's not rocket science.  We all just need to stay 
in touch, become friends, and do a perfect job 
every time we work together.

Now in my case, you can always count on me 
when you need music for a wedding or a party.

I'll help you plan the music and then entertain your guests .

And now that we're talking about 
planning wedding & party music...

Valentine's Day and Mardi Gras 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)

Thursday, Feb 14, 6:00-9:00pm
Valentine's Day Dinner
Parcel 104, in Santa Clara Marriott
2700 Mission College Blvd, 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 68 reviews on  Yelp.  
       See photos of us in action on Instagram

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