Book Signing with Simon T. Bailey

“Each of us is like a diamond, and each of us has the potential to be brilliant.”
– Simon T. Bailey

Simon is one of my favorite motivational speakers! His message is both powerful and sincere. His goal is to help others discover the precious gifts and talents they possess and guide them toward transforming their life. Simon is also well known for coaching business owners and partnering with organizations to acheive measurable results in the areas of leadership and service.

Simon recently authored “Release Your Brilliance” which essentially presents a road map for the journey to transformation. I have been reading this book for a few weeks now and highly recommend it. I have found that reading a few chapters at a time helps me digest the information slowly, and I’m really enjoying the interesting analogies, uplifting stories and interactive exercises.

I am excited to share the news that Simon will be at the Barnes & Noble at 2418 East Colonial Drive in Orlando on Saturday, January 17 to discuss and personally autograph his book. If you are able to attend the the presentation and book signing from 2 pm – 4 pm, I guarantee you will enjoy it!

For additional information on this event, please contact Melissa Spencer – Brilliance Institute, Inc. – 407-826-0000. Please visit Simon T. Bailey’s website to learn more about Simon, and to subscribe to Brilliant Carats, a free Ezine.


01 2009

{ Attitude } is everything!

“Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.”
– Kahlil Gibran

The universe is talking to me. The message is loud and clear, and it’s coming at me from all directions! It’s in the books I’m reading, the emails I’m receiving, the shows I’m watching… it says “Change your attitude!”. Well, ok then. It doesn’t cost anything and it sure would be nice to have a brand new, upgraded attitude.

I’ve come to realize that a positive attitude is one of the most powerful attributes a person can possess. The ability to be positive – at home or at work, in thoughts and in actions – is related to all the good things we seek in life, such as health, happiness, love and success. For some this comes easily, for others it requires more effort. (As you may have guessed, I fall into the latter category.)

This year, I am setting some different goals for myself. Instead of resolving to exercise more, eat less and keep my desk clutter free, I will focus my energy on being positive. I want to smile more and complain less, I want to nurture my inner spirit by connecting with more positive people and making better choices, and I’d like to encourage others to do the same.

No; strike that.

I will smile more and complain less, I will nurture my inner spirit by connecting with more positive people and making better choices, and I will do my best to lead others by example.

Recommended reading: Jeffrey Gitomer’s “Little Gold Book of YES! Attitude”

© 2009 E. Delgardio All Rights Reserved


01 2009

A Flair for Affairs welcomes 2009!

What a year it’s been! 2008 has proven to be an incredible year for us and now it’s coming to a close. As we move forward into 2009, we’re grateful for so many things – especially our truly good friends and newly wed friends! 😉 We’ll cherish the memories and mementos of magnificent projects, special days and great accomplishments that were part of 2008 and greet the New Year with excitement for what is yet to come.

It seems appropriate at this time to offer our most sincere THANKS to everyone who has referred, recommended, utilized or reserved our services (YOU!!). We are so grateful for your business, support and friendship! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

2008 Highlights & Favorite Recollections
  • Ferretti Wedding
  • Darius Vow Renewal
  • Relaunch of A Flair for Affairs website
  • Grande Hospitality Gala
  • ISES Esprit Award Nomination
  • engage! 08
  • Chatting with Sasha at Eventworld
  • ISES events at IKEA, Heaven and Isleworth
  • Launch of weditorial tm


12 2008

A Panel of Industry Experts Speak to Students at Rosen College of Hospitality Management

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to share my insights and experiences with students at the Rosen College. I was in good company because other members of the panel included ISES Orlando Chapter President Christine Logan (T. Skorman Productions) and fellow ISES Board member Byron Loper (Ice Magic). Laura Ball (Orlando Marriott Downtown) was on hand to represent NACE and I was delighted to represent ABC and ISES. Dr. Mary Jo Ross, CSEP CPCE had invited us to speak to the students about our multifaceted careers in the special event industry (which I always enjoy!). Also worth mentioning is the fact that rising stars Laura Ball and Byron Loper are RCHM Alumni and former students of Dr. Ross.

It was very exciting to be able to share valuable information (pointers) with the students regarding networking with other industry professionals, as well as tips for getting noticed by prospective employers, gaining experience and building their resumes. They are so lucky to have these types of educational opportunities!

© 2008 E. Delgardio All Rights Reserved


12 2008