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Annemarie Steen has the COOLEST quotes about playfulness on her website that I've ever seen: In an hour of PLAY, you learn more about a person than in a year of conversation (Plato)Creativity is Intelligence Having Fun (Albert Einstein)   And then I knew that her Playful Creative Summit conversat...
05/18/2022
A plea to the overly-ambitiousMy client cancelled 1/2 hour before the appointment. I'd already been traveling for 1/2 hour, was 1/2 way there, in such heavy rain I didn't feel quite safe. My client's cancellation was extremely reasonable: s/he'd had a medical procedure the day before and was stil...
05/14/2022
Rosie di Lecce, Writing with Rosie, was speaking to business owners during her Playful Creative Summit interview with David Chislett. She helps them write marketing copy that will accurately explain and bring awareness of the value of their products and themselves to their customers. As I listene...
05/11/2022
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Big fluffs, little fluffs, no fluff. I meet A LOT of pets for work. Chihuahuas, Greyhounds, Schipperkes, old-fashioned mutts, pure-bred Abyssinian cats which looked like they'd been dipped in gold flakes - most astonishingly beautiful creatures I've ever seen. Bearded Dragons, chameleons, koi. Th...
05/09/2022
Meet Jacob Lawrence, I Make Work Fun, another 2021 Playful Creative Summit participant. Someone who wears a Spiderman costume to a presentation and coaches businesses to apply "Strategic Fun" to solve workplace challenges. I want to start this review with an explicit statement that I'm broadly in...
05/04/2022
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One of my former clients texted today, showing off an absolutely adorable moose of a just-adopted-from-a-shelter dog. I admit, unabashedly, I started crying. A competent, seasoned Organizer doesn’t come into a client’s home and start wondering where the pretty baskets go. A qualified Organizer co...
04/29/2022
You're More Creative Than You Think, Diego Pulido's theme for his 2021 Playful Creative Summit discussion with Alyea Sandovar, was delightfully motivating. He emphatically reminded his listeners that creativity doesn't have to involve paint brushes or massive slabs of stone. It can be invoked wit...
04/27/2022
During Creative Marketing Tactics To Propel Your Social Purpose, Adriana Dakin and Abigail Ahoude, Co-Leaders of ImaginePod, encouraged their 2021 Creative Playful Summit audience, while interviewing with Alyea Ssandovar, to: (1) figure out what you're good at, and find people who complement you ...
04/20/2022
I love just saying the "T...T...T.." part of Test It, Tweak It and Try It Again: Micro-Launches Sell New Ideas, the lesson Maggie Giele offers in her 2021 Playful Creative Summit presentation. It just twirls off the tongue. She's applying it to marketing, and it's brilliant in that arena. I'm par...
04/13/2022
Absolutely unbelievable. NAPO has a knockoff - there's a for-profit venture calling itself a society that certifies organizers by requiring its "certified" members to take a 12-module course, an 11-module course, fill out a form and get three testimonials. Certification never expires. Absolutely ...
04/11/2022