#196, Nov 6, 2019

Watch me talk about using your personal touch . (3½ minutes)

Personal Touch

Let's talk about using your 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 recently.

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

While there, we attended a memorable show 
featuring 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 chair. 

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...

You can ask me for lots of tips for selecting and  
arranging 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 -- show 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 and party music...

Thanksgiving and the holidays are just ahead, 
and you might be involved with planning an 
exciting celebration.

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, 
think of us.

Where can you can preview us?  Here: (RSVP required)

Thursday, Nov 7, 6-9pm
"Soup Kitchen Dinner" Benefit Party
Bellarmine College Prep
850 Elm St, at University, San Jose

Reply or call 408-245-9120.  Let's chat soon.

Robbie Schlosser | Magnolia Jazz Band
"Elegant, Upbeat Music for Weddings and Parties"  
P.S.  See our  Yelp reviewsphotos of us in action on  Instagram

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