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INTERNATIONAL SPEAKING

E IS FOR ELIMINATE …

“We create stress for ourselves because you feel like you have to do it. You have to. I don’t feel that way anymore. ” Oprah Winfrey I’m always on the lookout for great ideas that save time and cut down on wasted motion (have absolutely NADA when it comes to the new & awful “LA-like”…

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DO IT ANYWAY …

At this point, we’ve all had enough time out there in this great big world to know our strengths and weaknesses, right? Well, it turns out that we all seem to suffer from the same nagging thing …..FEAR. Well, maybe it’s a bit broader than that …. there may be fear you need and fear…

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BRAZIL…THIS IS FOR YOU!

Anyone who follows the blog knows that I had the privilege of speaking to a large group of professionals in Rio in June. I had a two hour time slot and wanted to keep the format open to questions as we discussed the current state of branding utilizing Social Media. Who knew that this was…

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DO YOU LOVE EXCELLENCE?

So … A little background on this lovely hotel before “the story”. This fabulous spot gained world attention when the Olympics were held in Rio. This is excerpted from a Hyatt News Release: Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro combines the brand’s effortless luxury experience with a Brazilian design and hospitality in an urban resort setting….

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ICOAMS / RIO 2019

After tasting several vineyards and eating an entire herd of beef, I was off to Rio to get some actual work done. This year I addressed a group to international medical professionals. It’s my FAVORITE topic … Marketing & PR for Explosive Growth. It’s such an honor to interact with these brilliant professionals. It’s fun…

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SUGARLOAF IN RIO

The glass-paneled “Sugarloaf Cable Car” (in Portuguese, “Bondinho do Pão de Açúcar”), capable of holding 65 passengers, offers a 360-degree view of the surrounding city. It goes from the base at Praia Vermelha to a height of 220m (720ft) above sea level and stops at the summit of Morro da Urca. On this plateau lies…

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DEPARTURE …

As most of you know at this point, I traveled to South America for both business and pleasure. This is the normal happy departure face as I check in ….just a quick side note, United has created a new Polaris area that is just spectacular in Houston (and other airports nationwide). So, the big smile…

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ARGENOLOGY

Somos Asado was our very first (in a daily series….just saying) wine pairing in Buenos Aires coordinated by our host and Alejandro Audisio. Somos Asado is a 100% traditional Buenos Aires Bodegon. A Bodegon is what the locals call an informal restaurant where the focus in on food and service, not luxury and fancy menus….

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SANTA TERESA

We had such a great time in Rio! The people are warm and generous (even when I did the whole “charades” thing…) and the food soooo good. There are so many things to do and we had about 5 hours before I actually had to buckle-down and get to work…so, we hired a driver and…

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MENDOZA, ARGENTINA

The Park Hyatt Mendoza is a very impressive building that sits right on the main square of the city and certainly is the best located of all the city hotels. They have had to keep the original fronting for the hotel that used to be there and so have then replaced everything behind it. Because…

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