Happy Thanksgiving

Please remember to be thankful for all of the good things in your life and all of the challenges that have made you a better person.

My Blackberry Has Two Browsers

“I gotta hurry up and catch my bus!”  I can’t be late for this networking lunch, I’m hosting the dang thing!”

I didn’t get a chance to print out the bio for one of the speakers I was to introduce in 90 minutes.  I also didn’t get a chance to grab a book to read on the bus.

I took out the Blackberry and started looking at my Google Reader account. I also remembered what website to visit to read the speaker’s bio.  Instead of toggling back and forth on my default Blackberry browser, I used Bolt.  So the Bolt browser had the website with the speaker’s bio and I kept chugging through my 750+ items to read on GReader with the Blackberry default.

For that instance, it was very convenient to have two browsers on the Blackberry.  Now I know that it’s not a big deal…with the history setting, you can easily toggle between the sites you are looking at.  But why do that when it’s much easier to have another browser?

And now, the word Bolt may be synonymous with cool, i.e.  Usain Bolt, Bolt Bus, and the browser. I didn’t see the animated film with the dog, so I will need someone to vouch for the coolness of that flick.

Thanks to Jonn Nubian for informing me of this browser.

Only Two People Came To My Event, But I Picked Up Two Clients

At one of my monthly networking lunches, one of my partners invited a sales trainer to speak to the group.  It was summer and hardly anyone showed up.  It became an intimate affair with a handful of people.  The sales trainer, Adrian Miller, blew us away.  She was really good.  We then went to lunch a few weeks later.  Since that time, she introduced me to an entertainment attorney, who has become one of my best power partners.

She refers many of her clients to me.  I signed on with an author client of hers in the early part of 2009.  I then asked her to speak at one of my networking lunches and from there she did business with  a designer that was in attendance.  She introduced me to a long time friend and comedian  client of 20+ years, who recently became a client of mine.  And I met a filmmaker client of hers who I hope will come on board shortly.

Even when there is only a handful of people at an event, shake hands and kiss babies.  You are already there, why not make the most of it?  You never know who that one person is going to be and how it can impact your business.  That is why we network.