Mrs. Erickson and the Vision Circle

All I need is room enough to lay a hat and a few friends.
—Dorothy Parker

Mrs. Parker, one of the great wits of the 20th century, is also well known for being one of the hosts of the Algonquin Round Table. At these weekly luncheons, she and her New York literary friends traded recommendations, bon mots, and barbs, made new friends, and praised their old friends.

Dear readers and friends, crowd around the table for luncheon. Having you here makes this the hottest ticket in town already! I’ve invited a few writers to share their fresh perspective. I hope you’ll enjoy getting to know them—leave them a comment, and come on back to share your thoughts around the Maximum Customer Experience Round Table!

The Power of Purpose (Tissue alert!) at Dennis Snow’s Blog

My own personal Robert Benchley recommends improving the Customer Experience over giving in to social media hype. Social Media Seduction at The Ad Contrarian

If you haven’t had enough of Girl-Scout-Think this week: [U.S.] Postal Service Possibly Eliminating Saturday Delivery at The Perfect Customer Experience

So YOU Want to Improve MY Customer Experience? Practical tips from guest blogger Brent Leary at The 1 to 1 Blog

Brent forgot to mention one critical improvement: Why You Need Luxury Loo Roll , but Nick Cernis has it covered at Put Things Off. Be warned: you’ll laugh your *ahem* tush off!

Be Better by Being Wrong at Standing Out From the Crowd

Ladies and Gentlemen (Mesdames et Messieurs…) from my favorite raconteur, The Deep Friar. After you stop laughing at his tale of woe, how would you fix this Experience?

Most unexpected guest at our Round Table: Advice to Local Yarn Shops at Knit Purl Girl. Believe it—this post is full of great inspiration for your small business!

I hope you’ve eaten and drunk your fill with these great critics, tastemakers, and storytellers. Let’s do lunch again soon.

Love ‘em? Hate ‘em? Learn something fantastic as you clicked around? Think I missed the best one of the week? Please share in the comments!


Grow and be well,

Kelly Erickson

If you’re going to write, don’t pretend to write down. It’s going to be the best you can do, and it’s the fact that it’s the best you can do that kills you.
—Dorothy Parker