#151, January 17, 2018

Let's talk about making your events delightful.

Especially about making your guests glad to be there.  

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

But First, Let Me Tell You a Little Story:
How did we ever get along before our personal computers?

Hard to imagine, but apparently we managed just fine.

I think we're better off now.  Although sometimes I think
the technology overwhelms us.  Just too much.

Which reminds me of a lesson I learned from Steve Jobs.

I quickly found that using the computer was easier and more 
fun than  my old typewriter and notebook & pencil

Not just more productive, but more elegant and polished too.  
Know what I mean?

Using that sleek little technical marvel felt so good. It was exciting!  Thrilling!  Magic!

Feeling the mouse moving.  Hearing the keys clicking. 
Watching letters, words, and numbers appear onscreen.

This was Steve Jobs' magic.  He made using his amazing 
machine appeal to our senses and delight us.

How it felt, looked, and sounded.  What pleasures it 
reminded  us of,  and how using it made us feel.

And he did it again and again -- with the Macintosh, 
the MacBook,  the iPod, the iPhone, and the iPad .

He made hi-tech beautiful, enjoyable, and satisfying.  
He deliberately balanced technology with aesthetics.  

Why am I talking about "aesthetics"?

Because when we focus on  the "beauty" of our  wedding
or next party,
  we'll make  our guests delighted to be there.

It's more than just selecting the right flowers, decor, food,
and music,  although  they're all certainly important.  

It's also the artful ways we assemble them, so they all come together as a satisfying masterpiece.

Steve Jobs' example reminds us to stay aware of
not only how well we plan, or how well our colleagues 
perform, but also how our guests enjoy the festivities.  

It's more than just making the right selections.  
It's being careful that the celebration we create 
FEELS exciting, delightful, and fun for everyone.

Just like we felt the very first time we used a Macintosh, 
i Pod,  iPhone, or iPad...

So here's that Tip I promised you: 
Choose your celebration's features, and
especially your wedding and party music, 
so your guests love its beauty & elegance.

And now that we're talking about 
planning wedding & party music...
Valentine's Day and Mardi Gras are just ahead, 
and you might be involved with planning an 
exciting holiday party .

And if you or a friend are engaged to get 
married, you might also 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: 

Wednesday, Feb 21, 6:00-9:00pm
festive open house
The Starbright Theatre,
1770 W Campbell Ave, Campbell

Saturday, March 31, 12:00-3:00pm
Wedding Showcase
Saratoga Springs, 22801 Big Basin Way, Saratoga

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.

And when it's time for your wedding or next party, 
please reply to this note or call 408-245-9120 
and tell me about the mood you're looking for.

Now, watch me talk about "beauty" back in October 2011, 

Let's chat soon.

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

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       Have you seen photos of us in action on Instagram

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