Seven Traits of a Good Keynote Speaker

Posted on Sep 19, 2012 in Blog, Events | 2 comments

Maybe it’s because we just saw a slew of them at the national political conventions, or perhaps it’s because we see them at many conferences we attend; in many cases, it’s events we organize where we have to search out an appropriate keynote speaker to headline the sessions. Whatever the reason, keynote speakers are integral to any gathering of professionals looking to further themselves with knowledge and networking. A good keynote speech...

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Wedding wine lists for the summer ~ How much to buy?

Posted on May 3, 2012 in Blog, Clients, Events | 0 comments

Originally published on Wine Blog ~ Juicy Tales from Jo Diaz: [Pictured: My daughter and son-in-law, Melanie and Heath Hoffman at Pacific Star Winery exchanging their vows.] Occasionally I am asked for help, and this is one of the questions that comes up… especially in the spring. Always the big questions are, “How much wine is enough, and what’s a great value wine? We’re on a tight budget, but we want to take care of...

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The Oregon Pinot Gris Symposium on June 9, 2011 Gives Birth to This Marketing Group

Posted on Nov 11, 2011 in Blog, Clients, Events, Marketing Group | 0 comments

Originally published on Wine Blog ~ Juicy Tales from Jo Diaz: Oregon Pinot Gris Symposium, presented by and at Oak Knoll Winery, Willamette Valley June 9, 2011 The Symposium sold-out by mid-May, as the industry was ripe for this one. Paul Gregutt and I came together, realizing that we had a PG on PG going on…Paul Gregutt on Pinot Gris. I love great concepts, with a bit of kismet mixed in for good measure. It couldn’t have happened...

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