As I mentioned last week, I was scheduled to speak at a marketing education event, and I'm glad to say my speech went off without a hitch. I pictured everyone in their granny panties and tighty whities, and all was fine. I met a few lovely people who were seated at my table and struck up a conversation with one lovely woman in particular, Heidi Richards. It turns out Heidi has her own business blog like I do, while I confess about being a shopaholic, she focuses on Tulip Talk. I mentioned that I had an upcoming event on the horizon and she told me about her booming online floral business - EdenFlorist.com. We exchanged cards, and said our goodbyes. It's always nice to make new contacts. Imagine my surprise a few days later when I received an exquisite arrangement of burnt orange colored roses at work.
All I can say is, what a smart business move by a savvy entrepreneur to hopefully obtain a chance to bid on an upcoming function. Sometimes you have to go the extra mile past handing someone a business card. Take a cue from Heidi and flower future employers or customers with a little extra something that sets you apart from the rest.
The power of a flower certainly goes a long way.