#150, January 3, 2018

Let's talk about using a personal touch.

Especially about how it can help you.  

Want  to do it well?  Let me give you a Tip.  

But First, Let Me Tell You a Little Story:

A personal touch  makes all the difference.  

...and I saw it in action again.

My wife and I recently drove to Thousand Oaks, CA,
for an overdue visit to one of my sisters and 
a few friends.  

While there,  we attended a memorable  evening 
with Garrison Keillor.

Know him?  Author, humorist and until recently, 
radio host  of "A Prairie Home Companion".

If you ask me, for all his talents, he's best as 
a marvelous story-teller,   spinning a yarn in the 
finest tradition of Mark Twain and  Will Rogers.

The auditorium held hundreds.  All were long-time 
fans,  I'm sure, and knew pretty much what to expect: 
2 hours of humorous, witty jokes and stories about
"Lake Woebegon", his fictional home town. 

At last he walked out on the stage, which was 
bare but for  a microphone and a stool. 

Without saying a word, he began singing softly.  
A continuous string  of  slow, old familiar songs 
beginning with words like 
"We were sailing along, on Moonlight Bay..."
"Wise men say, only fools rush in..."
"Anytime you're feeling lonely..."
"We shall overcome..."
"Oh beautiful for spacious skies..."
"My eyes have seen the glory..."

A few dozen of these good old favorite songs
that most of us knew.

Hearing the first few words of each song, the 
audience sang right along, song after song.

This unexpected sing-along lasted maybe 10 minutes.

I felt like he was making a personal connection, 
and so did everyone else, apparently.

Sure enough, two hours later, as he thanked us 
for attending, he said how nice  it was to stand
in a large dark room with  friends who  knew the 
lyrics of his favorite songs.

Stunning and we loved it!  It was the personal touch
in action. 

Right from the start, he developed a soft, warm, 
familiar connection  with everyone.

We were comfortably "with him".

And from that beginning, he entertained us with 
witty stories and jokes, and we loved every minute.

Now, why am I talking about a personal touch?

Because it can make YOUR wedding or next 
party the success you're dreaming about --
making each guest delighted to be there.

For example, suppose you're planning  your wedding 
and you want a sensational  reception   -- a catered feast, 
timeless photographs, gorgeous flowers, and music 
to create a memorable atmosphere for your guests.  

You'll need to work  personally with your coordinator, 
caterer, photographer, florist, musician, and the rest.
That's how to customize their services to create exactly 
what you want  for your guests.

Selecting some faceless service "off the shelf" just won't do.

So here's that Tip I promised you: 
When you select wedding and party professionals, 
create a warm personal touch with each one. 

That's the best secret for working effectively.

Now, about planning your music...

Ask me for lots of tips to help you select and 
arrange the perfect music for your celebration.

Read our testimonials on Yelp.  They praise my personal
touch  -- that I'm inviting, helpful, and easy-to-work-with.  

The helpful tips I post on Facebook, Instagram,  and 
my blog  -- and my personal videos -- reveal  how  I help 
people celebrate.
It's the thoughtful ways I help people planning, 
selecting music, and arranging musical details.  

It's not just about the band -- what you see and 
hear  -- but it's the personal touch that makes  
us a part  of  your celebration, gives it a special 
excitement,  and helps it come to life.

So ask me for lots of help.

We know how to create the perfect mood for 
celebrating.  Especially at weddings and parties .

And now that we're talking about 
planning wedding & party music...
Valentines Day and Mardi Gras are just weeks away,
and you might  be involved in planning a  party.

And if you or a friend are engaged to get married ,
you might be involved with  planning the wedding.

Perhaps both. 

So the next time you or a friend  are looking for 
upbeat, elegant music, played the way you want, 
preview us at our next public event.

Where can you can catch us?  Here: 

Saturday, January 6, 5:30-10:30pm
Indian Lions Club New Year Party
Chandini Restaurant, 5748 Mowry School Rd, Newark

Caterer? Wedding or Event Planner? Bride? Groom? 
Enjoy the festive mood we'll create.  You'll  hear the
popular standards, jazz classics, and Latin favorites. 
Please stop by and say Hi.

So whenever the time is right for you, please  
CLICK to reply to this note or call 408-245-120,
and tell me about the mood you're looking for.

Now, watch me talk (2011) about "a personal touch".  
And  read my blog post from that day.

Let's chat soon.

Robbie Schlosser | Magnolia Jazz Band
"Elegant, Upbeat Music for Weddings and Parties"  

P.S. Have you seen our reviews on  Yelp  and Wedding Wire
       Have you seen photos of us in action on Instagram

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