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The Engagement Friday Wrap-up May 27th, 2022

Events and holidays for May 27th and this week:

1933 Walt Disney's short film "3 Little Pigs" released (Academy Award Best Animated film 1934).

1975 "Rhinestone Cowboy" single released by Glen Campbell (Billboard Song of the Year, 1975).

1977 The Sex Pistols release "God Save the Queen", sparking major controversy and leading to a ban on the song by the BBC.

  • National Road Trip Day
  • National Backyard Games Week
  • Don't Fry Day
  • Eat More Fruits & Vegetables Day
  • National Paper Airplane Day
  • National Blueberry Cheesecake Day
  • National Grape Popsicle Day
  • Sunscreen Protection Day
  • National Polka Weekend

Due to high fuel costs, cancel the Road Trip and plan a National Backyard Games Week and skip the Deep Fryer and instead take out a bucket load of Fruits and Vegetables, and have a Paper Airplane contest and reward the winner with Blueberry Cheesecake and Grape Popsicles, but remember to use Sunscreen for Protection, and round out the day with a Polka dance or 2 (The Pineapple Song by Freeze Dried, or how about Too Fat Polka by Frankie Yankovic?)

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PLAYSCHOOL PLAYSCAPES -- Mud Pie Kitchens

An amazing way to create hero-energy and give back to the local community. Groups build Mud Pie Kitchens or Buddy Benches to be donated to daycares and schools in need.

How it works:

Teams work in groups to win packages of materials and build outdoor play kitchens or buddy benches. These items are made from natural materials for daycares and elementary schools in areas where kids need the most support. 

The goal is to encourage collaboration, communication, and creativity while giving back to the community in a hugely impactful way. 

โ€œPlayschool Playscapes was incredible, I have had so much great feedback about how fun it was, and how much they loved the fact that we were โ€œgiving backโ€. I have heard from many people that it was the best sales rally ever...so thank you for contributing to that in a big way!โ€

โ€” Helen Pratt, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else." Judy Garland

"The only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it is possible." Charles Kingsleigh, Alice in Wonderland

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Engagement that TRANSFORMS Events and Gets RESULTS !!

The Engagement Friday Wrap-up May 20th, 2022

Events and holidays for May 20th and this week:

1927 At 7:40 AM, Charles Lindbergh takes off from New York to cross the Atlantic for Paris, aboard Spirit of St Louis (1st non-stop flight).

1971 Marvin Gaye' eleventh album "What's Going On" is released; considered the best album off all-time by critic surveys in Rolling Stone (2020); The Guardian (1997); and New Music Express (1985).

1999 "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace", directed by George Lucas, starring Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman and Liam Neeson, is released in cinemas.

  • National Bike to Work Day
  • National Be a Millionaire Day
  • International Virtual Assistants Day
  • Flower Day
  • World Bee Day
  • National Rescue Dog Day
  • Endangered Species Day
  • National Pizza Party Day
  • NASCAR Day

Pull out the bike and Bike to Work (a long trip for me, all the way down the driveway and back to my home office) and then act out National Be a Millionaire Day by sending your Virtual Assistant a bouquet of Flowers and a jar of honey (to support World Bee Day, which raises awareness of the importance of bees and beekeeping) in addition to making a donation to the Rescue Dog society and the Canadian Wildlife Federation to protect Endangered Species (remember you are acting like a millionaire!!) before an after work Pizza Party while watching NASCAR.

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"Do or do not. There is no try." Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back

"Fight till the last gasp." William Shakespeare, Henry VI

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Engagement that TRANSFORMS Events and Gets RESULTS !!

The Engagement Friday Wrap-up May 13th, 2022

Events and holidays for May 13th and this week:

1938 "The Adventures of Robin Hood", directed by Michael Curtiz and William Keighley, and starring Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland premieres.

1998 Seinfeld's final 2-part episode "The Finale" airs on NBC-TV to 76.3M viewers with commercials priced at $2M for 30 seconds.

2013 Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield departs the International Space Station to return to Earth.

  • Top Gun Day
  • National Leprechaun Day
  • Frog Jumping Day
  • National Apple Pie Day
  • National Fruit Cocktail Day
  • Skeptics Day International
  • Blame Someone Else Day
  • World Cocktail Day
  • Friday the 13th

Put on your aviator sunglasses and head out to your local meeting place and proclaim loudly you are The Top Gun, and that you just saw a Leprechaun who was Frog Jumping back and forth over his pot of gold while eating an Apple Pie and a Fruit Cocktail at the same time, and see if anyone is a Skeptic, and if so, then Blame Someone Else for your story, before having a special Cocktail called the Lucky Seven Drink in honor of Friday the 13th, because this drink has 13 ingredients (15 ml vodka, 15 ml amaretto, 15 ml sloe gin, 15 ml triple sec, 15 ml Tennessee whiskey, 15 ml Southern Comfort, 15 ml rum, 7 ml cranberry juice, 7 ml lime juice, 7 ml orange juice, cocktail glass with ice and a straw). Yikes, better have just 1!!!

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"There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere." Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

"Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships." Michael Jordan

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Engagement that TRANSFORMS Events and Gets RESULTS !!

The Engagement Friday Wrap-up May 6th, 2022

Events and holidays for May 6th and this week:

1840 World's first adhesive postage stamp, the "Penny Black", is first used in Great Britain.

1962 "West Side Story" soundtrack album goes #1 & stays #1 for 54 weeks which is more than 20 weeks longer than any other album.

2004 TV sitcom "Friends" airs season finale in 10th and final season in US (52.5 million viewers).

  • National Nurses Day
  • Military Spouse Appreciation Day
  • National Crepes Suzette Day
  • International No Diet Day
  • No Homework Day
  • International Space Day
  • National Beverage Day
  • No Pants Day

Invite your neighbor Nurses and Military Spouses to breakfast to show them your appreciation by making Crepes Suzette (sweet crรชpes made with a sauce of butter, sugar, orange juice, orange zest and an orange liqueur, such as Grand Marnier) on this No Diet Day, and later because of No Homework Day, take time to watch a documentary on International Space while enjoying your favorite Beverage, and if you have too many, maybe a No Pants walk outside (this requires publicly wearing just undergarments on the lower part of the body) before bedtime?

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Team Building Disguised as FUN!!

Engagement is a Magnifier and Multiplier. Put engagement into a room (virtual or live) and magnify the benefits of what you want to get out of that room whether that is more engagement, creative fun, improved connections, better relationships, stronger bottom line and greater productivity.

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Engagement is the secret sauce that makes (virtual and live) events and meetings magical.

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"The question isnโ€™t whoโ€™s going to let me; itโ€™s who is going to stop me?" Ayn Rand

"Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me." Michael Scott, The Office

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Engagement that TRANSFORMS Events and Gets RESULTS !!

The Engagement Friday Wrap-up April 29th, 2022

Events and holidays for April 29th and this week:

1997 42 million watch Ellen DeGeneres publicly declare she is gay.

2004 "Mean Girls", teen comedy film released starring Lindsay Lohan and written by Tina Fey.

2018 Animated series "The Simpsons" surpasses 635-episode count of "Gunsmoke"'; highest number of episodes of any series on TV.

  • National Shrimp Scampi Day
  • International Dance Day
  • Viral Video Day
  • Zipper Day
  • International Noise Awareness Day
  • We Jump The World Day
  • National Scoop the Poop Week
  • Go Diaper Free Week
  • World Wish Day

While cooking your favorite meal of Shrimp Scampi (shrimp cooked with butter, garlic, lemon juice, and white wine) do your favorite Dance, maybe to the Viral Video Baby Shark Dance (https://youtu.be/XqZsoesa55w) that has over 10.4 BILLION views!!, before doing up your Zipper on your pants, shirt and leather jacket, as you head out to quietly observe International Noise Awareness Day) and practice your Jump The World (otherwise known as free running) and be prepared to Scoop the Poop in anticipation of Go Diaper Free Week, on your way to drop off a donation for World Wish Day (help grant a wish for a child who needs it most).

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Getting dressed for my second Live gig in over two years! For an actor, getting dressed in a costume is almost a sacred ritual and one that I enjoy immensely. Once the costume is on, who knows what character is going to appear where Roger once was? Exciting!

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"Leaders can let you fail and yet not let you be a failure." Stanley McChrystal

"Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change." Stephen Hawking

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