A romantic garden, fine delicacies, tea and good friends. This was how I spent my Tuesday. But, if you really want to see how it went I found this article: Afternoon Tea in the Garden Toasts The Key Class.
You might be asking me how this has anything with today's topic--publishing process--and I'd tell you that books are concepts and this is how they start. John Daly is the concept and founder of The Key Class which is supported by Macy's at Paseo Nuevo, Daniel Bryant Youth Center, Partners in education and others. The Key Class helps youths who need better social skills especially if they're going to get a job.
I think his video does the best job of explaining:
I was honored to be at the Afternoon Tea in the Garden compliments of John Daly because I published his book~ The Key Class: The Keys to Job Search Success.
John has been working in the Special Events industry for more than 30 years and a small gathering of about 100 people was nothing for him to coordinate.
In fact when I arrived a little early (at John's request) we saw his vivacious arms waving instructions to his staff setting up what I'd call "the goods" (chocolates, fruits, edibles in which I had ALL of them).
I cannot believe this man has "retired" from the events industry because you just don't have his passion without loving it and when you love something you never leave. He throws that kind of passion into the young men and women who desperately need guidance on how to interact with others.
As John Daly says in the video--he's seen a kid ready to be jumped into a gang and then make the turn after taking The Key Class seminars. The kids that take this class will always "belong" to him, just as the Special Event industry will always "own" him.
For whatever reason, these two careers work in a combination that just works and helps these kids. Shane Meares (above in the top picture) was one of those kids that took The Key Class.
All of John Daly's knowledge in helping others prepare for the working force, including but not limited to: young teens, adults, those with work, and those trying to find a job now have the benefit of learning John's secrets in the first volume of his book, The Key Class: The Keys to Job Search Success.
Even if you can't take the class you can still gain John Daly's insight from his book. You'll also directly help John fund his passion for these kids. When you purchase the print book it also comes with the kindle version for free which is my way of saying thank you all, for your support.
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