Two Tickets to Paradise…

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: This is my view for the next week. This is my coffee table. And with less than a day in Cancun, I already have a wealth of material, especially on sales and the customer experience. Monday’s post will focus on the sweet opportunity of the upsell. But today, instead of…

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The Joyful Road to Imperfection

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: Learning is a process. As long as we’re learning, we’re still growing. We are capable of more. Yesterday’s podcast was with a talented and creative individual, Thomas C. Knox with Be Great Bowties. His is a unique business focused on one thing. Creating bow ties that make a statement. I…

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Don’t Lick the Plate

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: Is it rude to lick a plate in public? At a beautiful restaurant 37 floors up? It is. I didn’t. I wanted to. I was at R2L in Philly to meet with the Director of Sales, Vera Masi, to discuss marketing strategies. We were contemplating the changing role of meeting…

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Let’s Groove Tonight

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: His name is Karlos Klaumannsmoller, and he makes me smile. I can honestly say that, other than the Superbowl, I do not purposefully sit through commercials. Except this one. Karlos plays a loveable character in a medication commercial, and his dancing just makes me smile. I can’t get enough of…

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Membership Has Privileges

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: I joined NSA last summer. To be transparent, I did it because it is expected. I didn’t believe it would benefit me. I was so wrong. Association membership has been a necessary evil throughout my career. Yes, conferences are fun and networking is great, but I never gained true value.…

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A Mega Experience

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: A couple of years ago my husband announced that one day he wanted to take the Mega Bus to see what it was like. After all, $1 for a one-way Philly to NYC? I pretty much avoided the subject any time he brought it up. I was not really excited…

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The Sweet Future of Honeygrow

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: This week I had the opportunity to hear Honeygrow CEO, Justin Rosenberg, speak about the the lifeline of his business. Honeygrow is a fast-casual dining chain originated by Justin in Philly in 2012 and has now spread to other cities and states.. I was extremely impressed by this man of…

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Be the Match – Save a Life

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: When Robin Roberts of Good Morning America was diagnosed with MDS many years ago, she spoke about the importance of becoming a donor and registering at Be The Match. I have a great respect for this woman whom I have been lucky enough to meet. Her story compelled me, knowing…

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A Little Sparkle in Training

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: Nope. This is not a delicious cookie. It is not an art project from my grandson. It is a Lush bubble bar called Heart of Enlightened Expectation. I bought it because of the glitter. Next week I lead a 3 hour sales leadership training. I have been reminiscing about all…

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