Its 2015. What’s Your Story?

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One of the things I love the most is teaching and helping others to tell their story. The first class I’ll be teaching in 2015 will be in Long Beach at the uber cool retail store, Conversation Pieces, owned by the charming, sister-from-another-mister, Audrey. She is one of those very special human beings that also loves to help others, but does it with such detail via her online store (where we first became fans of one another) to her new retail store (where I can now shop in person), that I am always left in such awe.

The “What’s Your Story” pr class is exactly that- helping folks find their story, their angle, their news. It will be a two-hour interactive session from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. that will give everyone a starting point of how to go about crafting the ideal message when it comes to spreading the word about their product, business, or brand. Please note: bring a notebook, pen, or color markers to jot notes down. Electronic devices are not allowed in class. Why? Learning also comes from the old-fashioned, tried-and-true “head, to heart, to hand” method. You’ll see;)

See you at Conversation Pieces on January 22nd. Arrivals at 6:00 p.m., class begins at 6:30 p.m. I look forward to creating with you soon!

So long 2013… it’s been a wild ride.

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I have to say that 2013 was a very busy year.  It also was a year that came and went much too quickly.  While the Poi Planet plate was quite full to say the least, I think the nicest thing about the year was being able to meet and work with a lot of new folks.  When you work in the industry I’m in, projects (and people) seem to come and go, so it is pretty cool when you bump into like-minded others, get to work on fun projects together, and really do some good in the community.  Some of those projects included the annual Keiki Day with the staff of Parents And Children Together (PACT), the launch of Doraku Sushi in the revitalized Kaka’ako area, being able to work with the beautiful ladies of Hello Makana and their unique care packages, and also the talented artists involved in Mele Mei and the annual Na Hoku Hanohano Awards.

Sometimes I pinch myself and think, “is this really happening?”  I don’t want to sound too geeky, but even I get excited by the mere fact that I have the chance to tell other people’s stories and get them out into the world.  So to all of you that I’ve met, or have gotten re-aquainted with, or got to play in the same sand box with…  I wish to say a very hearty “mahalo nui loa” and hereby give you a big, fat, virtual hug.  Thank you for making my wishes come true and allowing me to be a part of your year.

Here’s to a happy, prosperous, abundant, positive, and super creative 2014!