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Little Gamblers Appreciate Optima

April 14, 2017 Leave a comment

AuthorThe other night I was watching a program called America: Fact vs. Fiction, this particular episode was on Getting Rich in Las Vegas. It turns out that the belief that you can turn your last dollar into millions only happens in books and movies. However, sometimes big gambles do pay off.
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My Ultimate Las Vegas Experience

March 3, 2017 Leave a comment

AuthorLast month I visited a client who is involved with a lot of custom projects for museums, visitor centers and corporate environments. He said that he is always trying to create an exciting experience for visitors to those environments.

That brought back memories of an Exhibitor Show experience a few years back when I attended a couple classes conducted by Jim Gilmore, who co-wrote “The Experience Economy” with Joe Pine in 1999. Read more…

Habits To Live By

January 13, 2017 Leave a comment

AuthorDecember is a time to review the happenings of 2016, enjoy the holidays with family and friends and to reflect on what can be done a little better in 2017.

My parents lived in the Great Depression era and some of their habits have rubbed off on me – I am a collector of stuff. I find it hard to get rid of things. My fear is that I will need that widget as soon as I pitch it. Read more…

Optima and SEG, What’s NEXT!?

November 18, 2016 Leave a comment

AuthorI am about to have an anniversary. On January 2, I will be starting my 10th year with Optima. What a wonderful and fulfilling journey it has been. I have had the opportunity to travel the country and meet thousands of people in the trade show and event industry…many I consider close friends. But most of all, I have had the opportunity to tell the Optima story where quality and service is front and center and top of mind with everyone in the company.

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The Art of Listening

September 23, 2016 Leave a comment

AuthorTo all you married people out there – have you ever heard these words from your spouse: “You never listen to me?” I have and after 47 years of marriage, I guess you could say I am a slow learner (although I must admit, I am much better now than I was in my early days).

Several years back, my wife and I went on a Marriage Encounter weekend where we were taught the finer points of the 10/10… Read more…


August 5, 2016 Leave a comment

AuthorAbout ten years ago, my wife and I wanted to update our kitchen so we went to a local firm that had a beautiful showroom with a large selection of kitchen arrangement in various styles and price range. We worked with their designer and chose the cabinets, flooring and color palette that fit our personal taste and budget. Since this was going to be a gut rehab, the time estimate for completing the work was 6 weeks.  Read more…

Communications – The Fastest Isn’t Always The Bestest!

May 27, 2016 2 comments

AuthorRecently I was at a party in my neighborhood and I was sitting with a group of fathers who have teenage children. One of the dads was telling a story of a recent situation he experienced with his 17 year old daughter. It seems his daughter had texted him with a question so he immediately called her back and she did not answer. So he called her again and still no answer. After the third call his daughter texted him, “Dad don’t call me just answer the question!” The dad was furious. “That is so rude! You call me back young lady. Who do you think is paying for that phone!”

I found that ironic because a week before I was in a restaurant and overheard a conversation with some teens and the next table. “Don’t you hate it when you text someone and they call you back? That is so rude of someone!” I thought to myself, I just experienced the latest communication generation gap!   Read more…

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