Love Brigade

Posted: | In: Events, The Oyster Club

  Do you know why someone ends up homeless? Neither do I. But perhaps you would be surprised if I told you I have three good friends who are fairly well educated, including one professional; they are all intelligent, drug free and sane and yet each one of them had a period of time when

Mind Your Language

Posted: | In: Events, The Oyster Club

Following yet another rant about swearing on social media, I am reminded of a blog I wrote a little while ago. Here it is, because I haven’t changed my mind… Reading a delightful vintage book on Etiquette the other day reminded me of how the English language is constantly changing and developing. The book is written in

On Networking #99

Posted: | In: The Oyster Club

Are You Networking Like a Cynic?   Have you ever met a Cynic while out networking? Watch out; they could be attending the very event you are at, with great reluctance. They know that they ought to try out a networking event, although they cannot understand what the point of it is.   Often, someone

Movie Review: Frankenweenie

Posted: | In: Cultured Pearl, The Oyster Club

Frankenweenie is very Tim Burton; dark and strange. The animation is beautiful and the sentiment is sweet, but I think it is more than a little disturbing and even my eleven year old said he found it morbid in the extreme. There is very little comedy or lightness in this black and white film. The

Your First Impression Online

Posted: | In: The Oyster Club

In the virtual world, a place where we seem to live more and more, I am surprised at the lack of care and attention to presenting a suitable personal/public image. Some experts say that we form our assessment of people when first meeting them by as much as ninety-seven percent, on appearance alone. If that

Your Device

Posted: | In: The Oyster Club

Emily Post (1872-1960) American author on Etiquette, said “Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter which fork you use.” I would not only agree, but go one step further. I believe Fred Astaire had it right when he said, “The hardest

Networking #100

Posted: | In: Black Pearl, Seed Pearl, The Oyster Club

 “The city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo.” *  Networking at Seminars and Conferences Part One. Are You Networking Like A Lovelorn Puppy?   I like to think of myself as *Desmonderella Morris. He of course, is the famous human sociobiologist, and I do not have a single ology to my

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