Friday Fun: School's Out For The Summer But ..


Friday Fun is Diva Marketing's virtual happy hour from cosmos to Jack to lemonade. A waiting for the weekend 'playground' time to be sophisticated-silly. Or sometimes just plain silly.

.. The Learning Doesn't Stop!

A few weeks Abc_1ago Drew McLellan, The Marketing Minute, invited a group of talented marketers to write a few Insights From The Other Side to help give College Grads A Fighting Chance as they enter the competitive job market. The free little eBook is a quick and inspirational read. Download a copy and use as a graduation card.

Insights is also great for anyone who is between gigs or just needs a shot of atta girl .. you can do it! Special thanks to Drew for inviting me to join in on this project. Toss of the pink boa to all of the authors who contributed!

Aaron Potts Andy Brudtkuhl Andy Nulman Andy Wibbels Ann Handley Ann Michael Anne Simons BeckyCarroll Bob Glaza C.B. Whittemore Carolyn Manning Chris Cree Christine Brown CK Darren Barefoot
David Reich Delaney Kirk Derek Tutschulte Designer Mike Doug Karr Doug Mitchell Drew McLellan
Joan Schramm Kevin Hillstrom Lewis Green Liz Strauss Mario Sundar Mark Goren Mark True
Mary Schmidt Nick Rice Patrick Schaber Paul McEnany Phil Gerbyshak  Roger von Oech Rosa Say
Seth Godin Sharon Sarmiento Stephanie Weaver Steve Miller Steve Sisler Terry Starbucker
Toby Bloomberg Tony D. Clark Valeria Maltoni

Shh! Here's a secret weapon for every person entering or in the job market now. I have to whisper this one Girlfriend because this could be what helps set you apart from the maddening crowd. Although it's not very bloggy, I don't want to tip off your competition. 

Penelope Trunk at Brazen Careers. Penelope's blog is over flowing with down-to-earth advice and information on what to do on your way to your career, on the job and in between gigs. But there is more. Penelope writes in a story style (Valeria you'll appreciate this blog) that is engaging, fun, smart and oh so well .. Penelope Trunk.

Brazen_careerist_2 Penelope Trunk's just released book Brazen Careers is more than just advice to the job seeker. If you want to understand what is important to Gen X and Gen Y in the workplace and how Gen X and Gen Y defines success this book is a must read.

June is book tour month. Drop by and say hi, pick up a copy of Brazen Careers and be prepared for a fun, smart and oh so well .. Penelope Trunk time. 

June 4, Atlanta
A Cappella Books
484-C Moreland Ave NE.
Atlanta, GA 30307

June 7, New York City
Tequila Jack’s
1668 Third Ave
Between East 93rd and 94th
(212) 426-1416

June 11, Boston
Location TBD

June 18, Tampa
Inkwood Books
216 South Armenia Avenue
Tampa, FL 33609-3310
(813) 253-2638

June 21, San Francisco
Location TBD

Sidebar: Interested in the youth market? Fleishman-Hillard's blog The Nex Great Thing focuses on that very subject.

Astrology business astrology for fun -
from The Astro Divas Paula Dare & Donna Page

Mercury enters Cancer Mon. 5/28. It can be difficult for the mind to be objective in the watery emotional sign of Cancer. Feelings may get in the way of logic and be the cause misunderstandings especially with family members. If you have siblings, don’t be surprised to hear “Mom always did like you better!” It maybe difficult to concentrate on work as your thoughts may drift to the past around home and family or to thoughts of all the housework you need to get done.

The Full Moon in Sagittarius falls on Thurs. 5/31. Are you taking care of your physical being? The body needs the proper nourishment and exercise for optimal health. We need the wholeness of body, mind and spirit. It is a good thing to try and achieve a balance of the left-brain and the right-brain.
Look for activities that stimulate the reasoning and logical side with the creative and intuitive side.

This Full Moon is a Blue Moon. It is when there are two Full Moons in a calendar month. It only occurs approximately every 41 months. Since it doesn’t occur often, hence the expression “Once in a Blue Moon.” Since this Blue Moon occurs May 31 in our time zone (Eastern), it may occur in June or July depending on where you live.


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Hi, Toby. Thank you for posting stuff about Brazen Careerist. I'm looking foward to seeing you in Atlanta!


Posted by: Penelope Trunk on May 26, 2007 12:48:56 AM

Hi, Toby. Thank you for posting stuff about Brazen Careerist. I'm looking foward to seeing you in Atlanta!


Posted by: Penelope Trunk on May 26, 2007 12:48:56 AM

Ain't it great the learning never stops...thanks for spreading the word on this great project! And for the astral tips :) Isn't it just like Sagittarius to remind us of that whole balance thing? :)

Posted by: Bob Glaza on May 26, 2007 1:01:32 AM

What a fun blog you have! Thanks for the link and for getting the word out to grads about this great free ebook!

Posted by: Delaney J. Kirk on May 26, 2007 2:21:17 PM

Hi Toby:

So great talking with you today. I'll check Penelope's blog out. I proposed a yearly award to get students to begin to collaborate with bloggers and accomplished entrepreneurs and marketers when I did my post. I got a few takers on helping shape the award and judge entries. Maybe we can stir students that way too - I reached out to mine at The Fox School of Business.

Posted by: Valeria Maltoni on May 26, 2007 8:49:38 PM

Toby, what a great way to combine 2 wonderful resources! Thanks.

Posted by: C.B. Whittemore on May 27, 2007 12:55:33 PM


Thanks for helping introduce even more people to the amazing writings contained in the free book for grads.

There's inspiration and wisdom in there for all of us!


Posted by: Drew McLellan on May 29, 2007 12:14:35 AM

Hi Toby,

Thanks for the pink boa; I always wanted one! Thank you mostly for contributing to this fab book that Drew so graciously put together. You rock, girl!

Posted by: Becky Carroll on May 30, 2007 12:49:15 PM

Loved your blog, not a lot to say only I will watch for more, keep the good work.

Posted by: Peter John on Nov 24, 2009 6:53:42 AM

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