There really is only one place to be every third Thursday of the month and that’s upstairs at award winning Tristan’s Restaurant. This month I was nervously excited, not just because of the lobster Thermidor and Sarah Payne’s Coco Loco chocolates but because the speaker was the phenomenally successful and self described marketing mongrel Dee Blick.
It was a full and buzzing house again and once emergency first aid had been administered to the glamorous, if not a little wobbly Wibbles (the Giraffe) what became instantly apparent is that Dee isn’t just an inspiration to all women in business. She’s utterly likeable and down to earth and a thoroughly mesmerising speaker. It makes her journey from a young girl consumed with the fear of failure to best selling (logo endorsed) author and internationally renowned marketing guru all the more compelling.
And apart from a fascinating story, for a lady who said she was just going to “ad lib” by way of her presentation to us, she certainly left us with some 5 star sound bites to spur us on with our own business endeavours: Have bold ambitions and visualise them into a reality, don’t let rejection or fear of failure hold you back and stop you from pushing forward to realise your dreams and value yourself and your instincts surely hit a nerve with most of us on some level? I know they do with me.
But with 3 of the WIB members (Julie Maxted, Sarah Payne and Kirstie Betts) all having recently won prestigious awards and with so many women presenting their businesses and events today with such passion and enthusiasm, Dee’s message that really seems to epitomise the phenomenon that is fast becoming WIB, is that “where you align passion, energy and confidence, success will follow”. WIB is certainly proof of that.
About the author:
Lucy is a freelance copywriter with an LLB (Hons) in law and a level 4 diploma (Distinction) in copywriting. She is registered with the Blackford Centre for Copywriters (formerly the Institute of Copywriters) and a has a CPD in copywriting from the Writer’s Bureau. She combines this strong professional background with pervasive and persuasive creative flair and a dedicated, determined but flexible approach. Lucy also a qualified barrister and I practised law for 14 years, so using words to craft powerful and compelling arguments is second nature to her.