My week started with a visit to the beautiful province of Manitoba. The Manitoba Wedding Network and the Manitoba Chapter of the Canadian Disc Jockey Association sponsored a Monday evening seminar and a daytime workshop on Tuesday. Then Wednesday and Thursday I presented the same material in Calgary to a group from the Southern Alberta CDJA Chapter.

In the evening I presented “Speaking Her Language: The 4 Dialects of Speaking Bride” and I have to say this is still one of my favorite seminars to give.

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After going over the basics of how to identify the 4 personality types we move right into application in the arena of sales and connecting with clients. I love that in under an hour even people who have never studied personalities before (or have learned a different “system”) can all be speaking the same “language” when it comes to analyzing themselves, their clients, and how they can better understand each person they speak with.


Tuesday morning 18 people participated in the Power of Personalities Workshop. This hands-on and highly interactive workshop include a variety of large group discussion, small group activities, and individual reflection.

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With a group this size it is really fun to see the results when they are working in groups with other people from their same personality type. It is also entertaining to watch the dynamic when they are mixed up and have different personality types trying to work together on a task. The overall consensus seemed to be that it was enlightening and entertaining, and most would have stayed even longer.

Wednesday morning I missed some fine print and in true Yellow fashion turned a missed flight into a fabulous day with friends before flying out much later in the day….and then going straight from the Calgary airport to give the SHL seminar there.

Thursday evening was the full Power of Personalities Workshop with 6 attendees from the Southern Alberta CDJA. It was very different from the larger group workshop on Tuesday but was equally fun and educational. We still did some discussion together, some in small groups, some with a partner, and the individual self-reflection. The smaller size gave me a chance to do a little more individual coaching too which was fun.

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It was a really great night, and see this post from attendee Patrick Smiley on Facebook the next morning really made my day:

If you have the opportunity to attend one of Vickie‘s seminars, you should. If you have the chance to be in her workshop, even better!

A workshop lets you put what you have learned into practice before you try it in the real world. Vickie’s workshop was well organized, fun and we all left with ways that we could use what we learned in our next client conversation and our day to day lives.

Thank you Vickie!

Thank you, Patrick, and to ALL who attended. This was a fabulous week and I can’t wait to do it again!

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