We use a speaker specific calendar for work and it always opens with a ‘tip of the day.’ Today’s tip was brought to us (and you) by Patricia Fripp:
I met Patricia at some party years ago. She’s a petite and sassy speaker with a British accent. I was nervous being smack dab in the middle of a bunch of stuffy people who make their living with words, but she blew me away with the first thing she said to me:
(in my best British accent) “Jill St. John nevah looked beddah.”
I was wearing my first St. John jacket (that’s the one — and I still have and wear it) and SHE KNEW THE BRAND JUST BY LOOKING AT ME. It was a hand-me-down from my sister-in-law, Sheri, because at the time I couldn’t afford anything like that. While not a Wal-mart shopper, I sure couldn’t flop down $2k for one item of clothing. I’ve always remembered how her kind comment made me feel.
So I just proved her ‘tip of the day’ to be spot on! As a hundredaire, she rolled out the red carpet for me and I’m telling everybody.
Must keep to my routine so I can still fit in that St. John jacket…