Monthly Archives February 2017

Oscars Mix Up: The Promise of Being Present

Following the biggest gaffe in Academy Awards history, PricewaterhouseCoopers launched a full investigation into the mix-up of the Best Picture envelope mishap.   (I was so wrapped up in what had happened from a Stage Performer’s perspective that I blogged HERE the night of the incident)   It was revealed there are two of the same card showing the winners names in the secret locked briefcases of those overseeing the stage production, with PwC workers on both sides of the stage ready to hand each presenter the appropriate envelope.  In this case it was Martha Ruiz, and managing partner, Brian Cullinan.  
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The Warm Butter Cake Promise

    The other night we went out for a night on the town for my darling wife’s birthday. The hour long wait to get into the hot spot was averted by the option to sit at the bar and have a full menu anyway, so booth become barstool night.  Hostess happily helped us find our way, cheery, helpful, engaging, young and fun. Quickly welcomed and asked what we want to drink by a fully engaged waiter who leaned over the bar, looking right at us, slight smile, said knowingly, “This seems like a special occasion – what is it?”
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The Promise of Community

Tonight at the store we heard shouts of “Someone call 911!” As a crowd gathered my wife and I didn’t want to join in the scene of onlookers, but when we saw a baby boy on the ground and his father pleading in Spanish for help as store employees seemed to be standing around I ran over to see if I could help. Sadly I’m not confident in my ability to revive a child, and gratefully someone else took over as the father knelt beside the 1 year old boy. Realizing I wasn’t helping, and not wanting to crowd around,
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The Promise at Home

In speaking on The Promise to corporate attendees, one of the principles is The Family – AKA The Team. We all work as a Team, succeed as champions as a Team, sometimes share the sorrows of loss as the Team. That is why I call it The Family.  Because once you’ve been through so much in the workplace, on the field of competition, or creating and executing an amazing event, YOU become a Family real quick. The questions asked to end the presentation of The Family segment are as follows: How do you show TRUST in the abilities and Signature
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