Section 2, part 2
(1) Marcie F. in PA: I forwarded it [computer tip from last week’s issue] to my uncle, who’s in his late 80’s, and spends a lot of time on his computer, but opens stuff he shouldn’t, which gives him viruses and infects his computer. This is the 3rd time we went to his assisted living apartment, and had to take his computer with us for a tech to clean it out and get it up & running again. He’s worse that dealing with a teenager! Maybe this warning will get through to him.
Response: One recommendation for him and everybody else . . . get site warning software . . . the following is good–and free, too!
Section 4, Reviews
And though there were many tidbits that I’ll long remember, the following especially got me thinking:
* I worked with a management consultant who wanted me to help him pitch for an opportunity. He did a nice job of discovery and had a twelve-point plan for fixing his client’s business.
“I think we need to get this presentation down to a three core message,” I told him.
Nevertheless, he was stuck on his twelve-point plan. He had carefully worked out how, in twelve steps, he was going to improve the processes within the client’s business and save them lots of money.
“But no one is going to remember twelve points,” I told him. Indeed, people won’t remember more than three or four points.
He claimed that it was just impossible to present fewer than twelve points. So I said, “Well, what if I took out a gun and threatened you? Could you get it to three in that case?”
“If you put it that way,” he said, “I guess I could do it.” We were able to distill his presentation to the three most important parts of his plan in no time at all.
Getting your presentation down to three points is not that hard and it allows you to have a huge impact on your audience. It allows you to be sure that they remember your message. That is critical if you want to win a pitch.
If you’re involved on needing to win new business, I’d strongly recommend that you win HOW TO WIN A PITCH.
by Joey Novick*
“A Private. First Class,” I said proudly.
“Hmmph. Then it is not possible that he met with Roosevelt and Churchill and the Generals, young man. Chris Link, your report please.”
Miss Connor dismissed me just like that, moving on to Chris’ story of his dad as a SeaBee in the Navy.
I returned home completely dejected, not knowing what to believe. Had my father really made all that up? Did he really not win the war? Did he not really meet with Roosevelt and Churchill?
My dad cleared up the mess.
“No, no. I was a Private First Class. That was the rank for someone who met with the Generals and President Roosevelt almost everyday. You see, we had to meet in PRIVATE. That was the point. You couldn’t go off and tell everyone when and who you were invading, could you? That information had to be PRIVATE.”
“No, you would have to keep that info PRIVATE,” I thought. “Seems logical to me.”
“And the places we met were always the best. We met in FIRST CLASS hotels and restaurants. So, my rank was PRIVATE – FIRST CLASS. Now, you go back to school and set that teacher straight.”
Made sense to me. Never again did I doubt my dad, Private First Class Bernie Novick. The man who won World War II.
Enjoy the day. And thank a Veteran. They made this all possible.
* Reprinted with the gracious permission of Joey (email@example.com), a stand up comedian, elected official and attorney. Without his dad, he would not have had his sense of humor or intense curiosity. Or his freedoms.
Section 12A, NC events
(2) Asheville Party “Grand Opening” Festivities!
4:00pm until 8:00pm
The Millroom, 66 Asheland Ave., Asheville, NC
It’s been an exciting couple of years since I first moved my business to Asheville. So busy that I haven’t had a chance to officially kick off the fun, so… Let’s Get It Started!There will be some guitar tunes performed by yours truly and Aneliese Parker and more:
DJ tunes / dancing / light show!
and YOU! Come be part of the festivities!
I hope you can stop by!
(3) Chuck Fink in NC: I’m performing in The Autumn Players rendition of “Hobson’s Choice” this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 2:30 at 35 below Friday and Saturday and The Reuter Center Sunday. All performances start at 2:30.
(5) Zuzu Welsh: While it is not a Beatles-related event, I would like everyone who is able to come out to the White Horse on December 5th. On that night, some of the Asheville-area’s musicians and poets will come together for a night of entertainment in word and song to raise money to help assist those in the Phillipines who were impacted by the typhoon earlier this month. People are in need all over the world, and this is our chance to step up and help those who are across the sea who are hurting, hungry, homeless or without a thing in the world to their names. Again, December 5th. I will be there with Pipapelli Blues, Laura Hope-Gill, Aaron LaFalce, and others bringing music to your ears to raise money for those in need.
Section 12B, PA/NJ events
(1) Live comedy in both Bucks County and South Jersey
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(2) The Plumstead Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting, Monday, November 18, 2013 at 7 PM
Place to meet: Plumstead Township Municipal Building, 5186 Stump Road, Plumsteadville, PA 18949
A Civil War reenactor will talk about military hardware and even have some authentic examples, as he speaks about the weaponry from the Civil War. One local tidbit from the Philadelphia area was that the Frankford Arsenal established in 1816 served as a major site for the storage of weapons and artillery pieces. In the Gettysburg Campaign, the arsenal provided tens of thousands of muskets and vast supplies of ammunition for Pennsylvania’s “Emergency Militia” regiments. By the end of the Civil War, the arsenal employed over 1,000 workers. Come out and enjoy this program with friends and neighbors of Plumstead Township!
Future Speaker programs: Always the 3rd Monday of the month
December 2013 – No Meeting! –
Join the Plumstead Historical Society!
$10 for individuals or $15 for family to the P.O. Box 172 address.
Do you need a great gift idea? We have a collection of 10 different postcards split between 2 packs of 5 postcards. Each pack sells for $5.00 ($1 per post card). The collection is available for purchase at our meetings and make great holiday gifts.
Do you have historic items to donate? (pictures, letters, stories, local tools or books, research on a property or family, etc), please contact us. We now own a fire safe to archive and protect our growing collection of historic items.
All are welcome; you don’t have to be a member to attend! Feel free to bring family or friends to this and any event or meeting.
If you should have any questions or an interesting story to share, please contact me at 215-543-5550 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Plumstead Historical Society invites you to come join us in support of the preservation of our township history.
Glenn R. Burd, Past President
Plumstead Historical Society
P.O. Box 172, Plumsteadville, PA 18949
501c3, Founded 2006
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(3) Alexa Gutter – an English teacher, part-time actor, and first-generation American – has been named the 2013 Bucks County Poet Laureate, officials at Bucks County Community College announced.
The Lower Makefield resident, who rose to the top of 78 entries in the 37th annual contest, will be honored with a reading and reception at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 17, at the college’s Newtown campus. She’ll be joined by runners-upNatalie Mera Ford, Tom Mallouk, and Sandra Becker, all of Doylestown, and 2012 poet laureate Lara Adams Gaydos of Chalfont.