#197, Nov 20, 2019

Watch me talk about Steve Jobs back in 2011. (1½ minutes)

Steve Jobs Tribute

Now, let's talk about making YOUR events delightful.

Especially about making your guests glad to be there.  

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

But First, Let Me Tell You a Little Story:
How did we ever get along before our personal computers?

Hard to imagine, but apparently we managed just fine.

I think we're better off now.  Although sometimes I think
the technology overwhelms us.  Just too much.

Which reminds me of a lesson I learned from Steve Jobs.

I quickly found that using the computer was easier and more 
fun than my old typewriter and notebook & pencil

Not just more productive, but more elegant and polished too.  
A beautiful experience.  Know what I mean?

Using that sleek little technical marvel felt so good. 
Back in 1984, it was exciting!  Thrilling!  Magic!

Feeling the mouse moving.  Hearing the keys clicking. 
Watching letters, words, and numbers appear onscreen.

This was Steve Jobs' magic.  He made using his amazing 
machine appeal to our senses and delight us.

How it felt, looked, and sounded.  What pleasures it 
reminded us of, and how using it made us feel.

And he did it again and again -- with the Macintosh, 
the MacBook, the iPod, the iPhone, and the iPad.

He made hi-tech beautiful, enjoyable, and satisfying.  
He deliberately balanced technology with aesthetics.  

"Aesthetics" is Greek for "beauty".  So why am I talking 
about "aesthetics"?

Because when we focus on the "beauty" of our  wedding
or next party,
  we'll make  our guests delighted to be there.

It's more than just selecting the right flowers, decor, food,
and music, although they're all certainly important.  

It's also the artful ways we assemble them, so they all come together as a satisfying masterpiece.

Steve Jobs' example reminds us to stay aware of
not only how well we plan, or how well our colleagues 
perform, but also how our guests enjoy the festivities.  

It's more than just making the right selections.  
It's being careful that the celebration we create 
FEELS exciting, delightful, and fun for everyone.

Just like we felt the very first time we used a Macintosh, 
iPod, iPhone, or iPad...

So here's that Tip I promised you: 
Choose your celebration's features, and
especially your wedding and party music, 
so your guests love its beauty & elegance.

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

Thanksgiving and the holidays are just ahead, 
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: 

Sorry but no more public events this year.
It's wall-to-wall company parties in December, 
and we'll resume public events early in 2020.

Reply or call 408-245-9120.  Let's chat soon.

Robbie Schlosser | Magnolia Jazz Band
"Elegant, Upbeat Music for Weddings and Parties"  
P.S.  See our  Yelp reviewsphotos of us in action on  Instagram

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