Tina Prevas, Linda Juracek-Lipa, Ginka Gerova-Ortega, Eva Meharry, Lisa Mohn, Bettina Gregg, Katana Abbott, Annette Kolon, Judie Sherman and Cheryl Hall-Lindsay. Front row, Rosemary Bannon, Irene Davis and Maggie Allesee at Forrest Lake Country Club in Bloomfield Hills

Tina Prevas, Linda Juracek-Lipa, Ginka Gerova-Ortega, Eva Meharry, Lisa Mohn, Bettina Gregg, Katana Abbott, Annette Kolon, Judie Sherman and Cheryl Hall-Lindsay. Front row, Rosemary Bannon, Irene Davis and Maggie Allesee at Forrest Lake Country Club in Bloomfield Hills

I hope you are enjoying this holiday season and getting a chance to spend quality-time with friends and family!

Last week, my friend Bettina Gregg, hosted her annual Christmas luncheon that includes a toy drive and cookie exchange. We had a beautiful afternoon, and instead of leaving right after lunch, many of us continued to visit till dinner time!  Even though there were many other things I needed to get done, I decided to linger with these very special women. It was a great choice and an afternoon I won’t forget!

On the other hand, it’s important to be selective when accepting invitations so we don’t get overwhelmed.  My mother-in-law had a wonderful saying, “Do less and enjoy more.” Joan Abbott was a Smart Woman!

So many exciting things are happening in the Smart Women Community:

·       I interviewed Pastor Lorenzo from the Dream Center on this week’s Smart Women Talk Radio.  I’ve received rave reviews about his interview where he shared his amazing story as well as how they are really changing lives in Pontiac.  You can listen to the show by clicking here!

·       On Wednesday, I visited the newest chocolate shop in Detroit called, Bon Bon Bon. The owner is a smart, 26-year-old entrepreneur, and I love her chocolates, her innovative packaging, and marketing plan.  I must share this business concept and how she has created a super successful business in a major city with very little funds.  Visit my Facebook to watch my new “live” streaming video I made while shopping there!

·       In the meantime, please come friend me on Facebook!  You can also join our Smart Women Talk Radio Fan Page for links, tips, and quotes from our interviews.

·       Also, if you want to become a better speaker, Contributing Expert, Marjorie Saulson, has been posting a fabulous series on speaking tips, including live webinars so you can ask questions.  Just click here

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