September 2006

For those of you who have been on tenterhooks, waiting for Part II of my how-to series on auditioning (from that a**hole who ate lunch during your tape), it’s up now on LAcasting. For those of you who missed Part I and hate reading things out of order, go here first. xxx c

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If you’ve never been to a Toastmasters meeting and have always been curious, I’ll be representing the Del Rey club in the Area A1 level of the Humorous Speech Contest tomorrow night. My topic? The One Thing Worse Than Public Speaking. I’ve already given it once to some acclaim at my local meeting, a couple […]

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Sep 29, 2006 Comments Off

the communicatrix elsewhere: bonus GBSBS

There’s a new bonus episode of the Great Big Small Business Podcast up featuring yours truly on online resources. Only I’m calling it a bonehead episode, since a major reason it happened is because I (drumroll, please) emailed my original MP3 contribution to myself. Clearly, I have no business advising anyone else about business. Other […]

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Sep 27, 2006 12

What’s your mantra?

If I were Carly, surely the title of this post would have been, “I forgot my mantra“ (and the subhead, “And stop calling me ‘Shirley’“). If I were Neil, it might have been, “Mantra, schmantra.” If I were Brandon…hell, I dunno. He’s got about 40 IQ points on me. Maybe “/mantra”? But I am me, […]

Posted in: The Personal Ones

Just when I thought it had been forever vanquished, I felt a bout of the Dreaded Dread coming on again. You know the drill: I can’t open this bill. I can’t bring up how I want to change the blog: I’ll get fired. I know I’m going to get screwed by this online vendor. Sweet […]

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I’m a huge fan of period L.A. Doesn’t really matter what the period is: turn of the century, ’20s, Depression era, Dragnet era, I love looking at how this crazy city-that’s-not-really-a-city came together because to me (and hang on, Easterners), Los Angeles is the quintessentially American city. There has always been an element of frontier […]

Posted in: The Useful Ones

Well, a mere five months later, we have launch! With the able coding assistance of master (or is that ‘meister’?) programmer, Michael Grosch, my new friend from Germany (by way of Austin, TX and SXSW), I’ve finally got the communicatrix | designs site up and running. It’s brand new, so there may be a missing […]

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Sep 18, 2006 3

New GBSBS up!

Once again, yours truly has contributed to the riotous tips-fest that is Chris Brogan and Becky McCray’s Great Big Small Business Show. This week’s topic? Organization. Now you might think that since I have been so public about my inability to become sufficiently organized that I would have bupkus to talk about, but you would […]

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You would think it would be easier to clean your damned apartment than to adjust your mood. Yet this second of my 21-day salutes was way, way harder, and not just because I’m a slob. Making the first meditation about something as obvious as focusing on the happy made the process of writing about it […]

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After being out of town and just plain out of commission, today found me both home and feeling over my cold enough to catch up with my beloved Lily. I made a decision awhile ago to stop multitasking during real phone conversations, since it’s not possible for me to have a quality talk with split […]

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