December 2010


It is not what we learn in conversation that enriches us. It is the elation that comes of swift contact with tingling currents of thought. -- Agnes Repplier

We have so many ways to communicate these days. In one week, I was able to see video of a friend pulling out of the train station in San Antonio within seconds and photos from a friend's trip while he was overseas.  Our ability to transmit our thoughts to large numbers of people at one time is immediate. But is it communication? Read more... 

SMWBE header 2010

It's that time again. Wednesday, December 8, at the Freeman Coliseum, you have the chance to attend the biggest small business contracting conference. And there is no cost to attendees! Meet Federal, state, and local agencies, and private companies that are looking for vendors like you! You do not have to be a small, minority, woman, or Veteran to attend. If you have a business or are thinking about starting one and any of the organizations on this list are your potential customers, this is where you need to be next Wednesday. Learn more and register here.

The Scents of the Season

Scentsy Wickless Candles are the hottest new thing in candles.  Because Scentsy is menorrahan electric system, there is no flame, no soot and no hazard, therefore safe around children and pets. There are over 80 fragrances available as a low temperature wax for the three sizes of warmers, Scent Circles and Room Sprays. Other products include Fragrance Foam available in five fragrances; Travel Tins, available in 25 fragrances; and Scent Paks available in 15 fragrances.  As an Independent Scentsy silent nightConsultant, my friend Joan Frenzel would be happy to help you learn more about Scentsy products.  Please visit her website at https:/beautifulcountry.scentsy.us or contact her at jfrenzel@live.com to learn more.


Last month, I asked where the superstition of the turkey wishbone came from?
Nancy Lewis from Bexar County knew that the Etruscans were the first to wish on the turkey bone. Her gift certificate is on its way.

This month, as we approach the holiday season, where is the tallest decorated Christmas tree?

The first correct answer will win a $25 gift certificate from Nicavid's Bakery or Starbuck's.

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Communication Coaching

If you need training in communication, consider one-on-one coaching with me. I offer individualized Communication Coaching. No matter what your communication needs (improving your grammar and sentence structure,  putting together and rehearsing a presentation and getting over your nerves, dealing with difficult people, leading a team, crafting your sales message), I can help. If you need to make real personalized progress, call 210-863-2250 or email crystal@crystaldarby.com for a free initial consultation and assessment.
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San Antonio, Texas 78238
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