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2008 Press Announcements for Speaking Engagements

 

* NOTE:  Public speaking announcements were sent to local print and on-line news sources. If a photo was taken at event, it will appear to the right of release.  If there was additional or summary information available after the event, text and links for it will appear under the release as right justified.

Date: Sept. 10, 2008

Headline:  Hadassah group offers Time Management for the 21st Century with local author Shirley Fine Lee

Description:  Good time management is important for personal and business success today.  Shirley Fine Lee, DFW-based author of "R.A!R.A! A Meeting Wizard’s Approach”, will share four tips to get a better grip on time with the  Hadassah Professional Women’s Group of Dallas during their Thursday, September 25, 2008 lunch program. The lunch is 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM at "The Egg and I" restaurant located at 15203 Knoll Trail Drive.  Call 214-691-1948 for lunch reservations and payment information.  The cost for members is $15, nonmembers is $20. Visit the Hadassah website at www.dallas.hadassah.org to learn more about the chapter.  To find out more about the speaker or her book please visit her website at www.shirleyfinelee.com.

Shirley Fine Lee speaks on Time Management for the 21st Century and Superwoman Syndorme at Hadassah Dallas

Date:  Aug. 26, 2008

Headline:  ASQ Greater Fort Worth presents Time Management for the 21st Century with consultant Shirley Fine Lee

Description:  Managing time effectively is critical to personal and business success today. Are the old time management techniques still working or do we need to adjust the principles to fit the work of teams and leadership now?   Shirley Fine Lee, DFW area consultant and author of "R.A!R.A! A Meeting Wizard’s Approach,” will share an easier way to get a grip on time with the Greater Fort Worth section of American Society for Quality (ASQ) during their Thursday, September 4, 2008 dinner program.  The dinner program is held from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Diamond Oaks Country Club located at 5821 Diamond Oaks Drive North, Fort Worth.  No dinner reservations are required and cost is $15.  Networking and other section opportunities begin at 5:30 PM.  To find out more about Greater Fort Worth ASQ, monthly opportunities, or details on the dinner program, visit  http://www.asqfortworth.org/ . To find information on Mrs. Lee or her meeting management book, visit www.shirleyfinelee.com.

 

Read the summary and see meeting photos at

 http://asqfortworth.org/Newsletters/QTips_09_2008.pdf

Shirley Fine Lee speaks on Time Management for the 21st Century at ASQ Ft. Worth

Date: Aug 18, 2008

Headline:  Become a Wizard at Conducting Meetings in 8/28/08 Audio Conference

Summary:  In the United States, there are more than 11 million formal meetings per day. Studies show that meeting costs range from $30 million to over $100 million per year. And yet so many meetings turn out to be a huge waste of time.

Click title to read details on Dallas Morning News NeighborsGo.

 

Date: June 9, 2008
Headline:
Shirley Fine Lee to speak at Keep Texas Beautiful Conference

Summary On June 24-27 in Irving, hundreds of Texas community leaders and citizens will be attending the 41st Annual Keep Texas Beautiful Conference.  The conference will include more than 20 educational sessions for attendees covering many topics including recycling, team-building, landscaping, computer skills, code enforcement, fundraising, and more. 

Click title to read details on Dallas Morning News NeighborsGo.

 

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Date: May 5, 2008
Headline: ARMA San Antonio offers program to move meetings from boring to productive
Description: Holding meetings is a common business practice for communication and problem-solving. Since meetings are important for the success of projects, this time needs to be spent productively. For this reason, the San Antonio Chapter of ARMA International has invited Shirley Fine Lee to speak on moving meetings from boring to productive. Mrs. Lee is the author of the book
"R.A!R.A! A Meeting Wizard’s Approach” and she will speak on this meeting management approach. The San Antonio chapter of ARMA lunch program will be on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Embassy Suites, 7750 Briaridge. Lunch and program costs are $20.00 for members and $25.00 for others. For reservations call Linda or Gloria at 210-498-3222. Reservation deadline is Friday, May 16, 2008 at 12:00 (Noon).
For more information on the ARMA chapter, a not-for-profit professional association and the authority on managing records and information, visit www.armasanantonio.org. To find out more about the speaker/author and her book, visit her website at www.shirleyfinelee.com.

 

Shirley Fine Lee speakson on Moving Meetings from Boring to Productive at ARMA San Antonio

Date: May. 1, 2008

Headline:  Dallas ABWA Express Network shares tips for improved business presentations

Description:  Great presentations are the cornerstone to sharing information, making sales, and getting the desired results.  Shirley Fine Lee, local author of "R.A!R.A! A Meeting Wizard’s Approach, will share tips for creating and delivering presentations with the American Business Women's Association (ABWA) Express Network of Dallas during their Monday, May 19, 2008 dinner program.  The program is held from 5:45 PM to 9:00 PM at the Doubletree Dallas located at 4099 Valley View Lane,  Contact Debra Caston at dacaston@verizon.net for reservation information related to Dallas ABWA programs.  To find out more about Dallas ABWA, visit www.abwa-open.org.  To get information on Mrs. Lee or her book, visit www.shirleyfinelee.com.

Shirley Fine Lee speaks on The 4P's of Presentations at Dalals ABWA

Date: Feb. 5, 2008

Headline: San Antonio ASTD presents moving meetings from boring to productive with author Shirley Fine Lee
Description: Meetings are an important problem solving tool in business and therefore need to be productive. Shirley Fine Lee, meeting facilitator and author of the management book "R.A!R.A! A Meeting Wizard’s Approach, will present how to move meetings from boring to productive on Wednesday, February 20.  Her talk is based on four key components from her meeting management process.  Ms. Lee will be presenting at the monthly meeting of the San Antonio Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD). The meeting will be held at the Doubletree Hotel on Loop 410 at McCullough starting at 6:00 PM.  To register, members and guests should go on line at http://www.sa-astd.org, select Chapter Events then select Meeting Registration by noon on February 18.  To find out more about the local chapter of ASTD or more details on the program, visit their website above. To find out more about the presenter and her book, visit her site at www.shirleyfinelee.com.

 

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Date: Jan. 07,  2008

Headline:  Greater Birmingham ASTD offers programs to help move meetings from boring to productive
Description:  Shirley Fine Lee, author of the management book
"R.A!R.A! A Meeting Wizard’s Approach”, will present “Moving Meetings from Boring to Productive” on Monday, January 28 at the 11:30 luncheon program of the Greater Birmingham chapter of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD). After lunch, ASTD is offering an interactive meeting management workshop from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM based on Ms. Lee’s book. Both the lunch program and workshop will be held at Vulcan Park. Members and guests should go on line at http://www.birminghamastd.org to find more details on both and to register for either along with payment arrangements by Wednesday, January 23. To find out more about the ASTD chapter, visit their website. To find out about the presenter and her book, visit www.shirleyfinelee.com.
 

Read the workshop recap and see photos at

 http://www.birminghamastd.org/february2008.pdf

 

Shirley Fine Lee speaks on Moving Meetings from Boring to Productive at Greater Birmingham ASTD

 

2008 Press Releases/Announcements for Book + A/V + Blog

 

* NOTE:  On-line releases will include link to web location in title.  Those without title links were sent to print publications.

 

 

Date: Nov. 13, 2008

Headline:  Going from Long to Short – Donating the in between hair

Summary:  Are you or someone you know thinking of going from long hair to a shorter cut?   If yes, please read this before going to the salon.

Click title to read details on Dallas Morning News NeighborsGo listing.

 

Date: Nov. 03, 2008

Headline:  Are meetings really cluttering up corporate time?

Summary:  Meetings are a necessary communication tool in corporations. However managers complain about how much time meetings take and how many are being held. There is a book that can help make meetings shorter and more effective, R.A!R.A! A Meeting Wizard's Approach by Shirley Fine Lee.  Click title above to read full release.

 

Date: Oct. 07, 2008

Headline:  Author of RARA book compares coffee variations to leadership styles used in business

Summary:  Shirley Fine Lee, who is a meeting facilitator, consultant, trainer and author of the book R.A!R.A! A Meeting Wizard's Approach, compares three common leadership styles to popular coffee drinks.  Click title above to read full release.

 

Date: Sept. 25, 2008

Headline:  Coffee Drinks Compared to Business Leadership Styles

Summary:  Author of R.A!R.A! A Meeting Wizard's Approach andLewisville resident, Shirley Fine Lee thought is would be interesting to compare leadership styles to popular coffee drinks.  With this idea in mind, she contacted her local coffee shop and talked with a professional barista. 

Click title to read details on Dallas Morning News NeighborsGo listing.

 

Date: Aug. 18, 2008

Headline:  Become a Wizard at Conducting Meetings to Keep Employees Engaged and Productivity High with Audio Conference

Summary:  How often do we hear groaning at the thought of attending another meeting? Meetings are mandatory to make business more productive and profitable, but only if we make the most of the time spent. Find out how to make the most of meeting time in an audio conference with Shirley Fine Lee, author of book "R.A!R.A! A Meeting Wizard’s Approach.  Click title above to read full release.

 

Date: May 28, 2008

Headline:  Bloggers Help Others To Be Productive

Summary:  Everyone understands that business in and around Dallas/Fort Worth demands flexibility and knowledge expansion.  Business anywhere today requires doing more with less in a way that increases productivity.  So how does one grow both professionally and personally productive, flexible, and knowledgeable?  There is always keeping up with the latest in business trends through the news or reading recently published books.  Also there is now the option of reading tips created with internet blogs.  The latest blog offering tips is called To Be productive at http://2bproductive.blogspot.com.

Click title to read details on Dallas Morning News NeighborsGo.

 

Date: May 27, 2008

Headline:  Want To Be Productive?

Summary:  Professionals looking for helpful productivity tips can find them on business related blogs like http://2bproductive.blogspot.com with posts by Shirley Fine Lee, Deborah Arvin, George Hendley, and Carl Youngberg. Click title above to read full release.

 

Date: Mar. 11, 2008

Headline:  Forms in Shirley Fine Lee’s RARA book make meetings easier

Summary:  Shirley Fine Lee, a Meeting Facilitator and Trainer, has a meeting management tips book called "R.A!R.A! A Meeting Wizard’s Approach , currently on www.Amazon.com.  The book provides forms for planning, holding, and follow-up related to meetings.  Click title above to read full release.

 

Date: Feb. 29, 2008

Headline:  Leap into effective meetings using RARA book    

Summary:  Frequent and ineffective businesses meetings may be hindering many companies today.  The book “R.A!R.A! A Meeting Wizard’s Approach” by Shirley Fine offers four key components to more efficient meetings.  Click title above to read full release.

 

Date: Feb. 28, 2008

Headline:  Time management and communication lead to better meetings from the book on R.A!R.A! Approach 

Summary:  The meeting management book “R.A!R.A! A Meeting Wizard’s Approach” by Shirley Fine Lee presents an approach that uses elements of basic time management and group communication.   Click title above to read full release.  

 

Date: Feb. 06, 2008

Headline:  Shirley Fine Lee’s book explains who’s who at the meeting zoo

Summary:  The meeting management book “R.A!R.A! A Meeting Wizard’s Approach  by Shirley Fine Lee gives examples of the beasts in people that sometimes come out in meetings.  The book explains each beastly behavior and how to change it.  Click title above to read full release.  

 

Date: Jan. 23, 2008

Headline:  Shirley Fine Lee’s RARA meeting management book makes the new year more productive

Summary:  Every year, businesses are having meetings that are not effective and inefficient.  The solution is simply using the four components of better meetings presented by Shirley Fine Lee in her book “R.A!R.A! A Meeting Wizard’s Approach.”  Not only does this book define the meeting components, it also provides examples examples and forms for skill development.  Click title above to read full release.

 

Date: Jan. 7, 2008

Headline:  Meeting Wizard shares tips for meetings in amusing video clips

Summary:  Why do we often groan when we are called into another meeting?  In too many cases, our resistance is a result of painful memories of bad meetings that were largely a waste of time.  When Shirley Fine Lee's book, “R.A!R.A! A Meeting Wizard's Approach” came out, she provided a no-nonsense and much-needed guide to planning and conducting meetings to help them be as productive, effectual, and smoothly run as possible. 

Click title to read details on Dallas Morning News NeighborsGo listing.

 

Date: Jan. 3, 2008

Headline:  Meeting Wizard shares tips for meetings on YouTube in a funny format

Summary:  Shirley Fine Lee, author of the book “R.A!R.A! A Meeting Wizard's Approach” has put a few meeting improvement tips on YouTube.  The educational and humorous videos cover topics such as problem solving, key meeting components, rabbit trails, and how to stay awake in meetings.   Click title above to read full release.  

 

 

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