Day One… a bite out of the BIG APPLE!

by Mindy Lockard on June 22, 2010

As you know I hopped a red eye last night, or what it this morning…? More like nightish morningish, depending on the timezone. Never the less I’m here and vertical thanks to the help of this…


and this.


My first stop in the Big Apple was this beautiful building to see one of my favorite Associate Producers, Stephanie Dahle.


where we chatted about our lives and business, business and our lives, on Forbes’s rooftop.


I thought about staying all day, but you know what they say about a guest who wears out their welcome.

Next, Stephanie toured me around the magazine and introduced me to the bright minds behind Forbes Video and Forbes Women. Now, here is the moral of this blogging story. Last time I was in NYC, or the past few times I’ve been in NYC, I’ve saved the follow-up process until I arrive home.


What’s that?

My gracious living buzzer.

Why is it going off?

Bad idea… at least for me. Even etiquette consultants aren’t immune from the thank-you guilt or the overwhelmed feeling when the business cards start to stack-up.

Not to mention, who wants to write a kind note under those conditions?

Not me.

This time, I came prepared with:



When I arrived home, I jotted down a few quick words, stamped them and popped them in the mail! That easy and totally guilt free!

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Elizabeth Howard 06.22.10 at 1:25 pm

We should really all be doing this on our business and personal trips. When you get home from a trip, if you’re like me, reality sets in quickly, real life beckons and it quickly becomes hard to stop and do this. Seems much easier to do it during down time while away. Thanks for the great motivation and inspiration! Sounds like you had a great day.

pve 06.23.10 at 3:06 am

Welcome to New York and to Ardsley. I am so looking forward to your gracious self imparting your passion and knowledge for etiquette to our middle school students. In a fast paced world, we can all benefit from some “old school” lessons, like the art or a proper thank-you and a good ole fashioned firm hand-shake and eye contact!

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