Friday, July 22, 2011

Watch your words, even when they are written

I have a home-office, so leaving my house early enough to get somewhere at 8am is a rarity. But, today I did. I was having an early morning coffee with a colleague. I arrive at my favorite coffee place. There is a paper stuck on the door.

Temporalmente sera pa motibu di problema ku kassa!!!!

Translated: temporarily closed due to problems with the cash register!!!!

So I wondered:
1. Why all the exclamation points?
2. An apology for the inconvenience would have been nice.

Practicing what I preach

Marketing 101 for consultants:
1. Join organizations and be active in them
2. Be a speaker whenever possible

So, I joined the Rotary Club of Curacao last November. In May I went to the Rotary International Convention in New Orleans. This month, while essentially on vacation, I visited the Rotary Club of St. Maarten-Mid Isle and spoke for the Rotary Club of St. Kitts.

Met some wonderful people, several with ties to Curacao and Aruba. When I invited the Kittitians to come to Curacao for Rotary's District Conference, they reminded me that, before that, they had to come to the Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival. Did I know the line-up?