The Brag Basket is our tradition of sharing. The basket is always free and open all weekend, this one Jan 25-27, 2013. What good news will you add to the brag basket?
|In honor of my first speaking
appearance in Canada, I
found this Canadian basket.
Photo (cc) by veggiefrog
Don’t hold back because of that word, “brag.” When you hold back, you hide your good news and accomplishments that might inspire others. Even though I call this the Brag Basket, it’s not really about bragging. It’s about sharing.
What can you do in the Brag Basket?
- introduce yourself
- share some great news from this week
- congratulate a friend
- laugh about something wonderful that you tried that failed
- applaud for each other
Speak up and add yourself or another deserving soul in the comments. It lets you meet each other a bit. Reading each others’ stories brings us a bit closer to being a community.
How does it work? You write a comment on this post. We all cheer, and everyone feels great.
This is not an ad. (I delete the ads.) If you talk more about the people involved than the things, you’ll be fine.
It’s a conversation with friends. So jump in. And remember to cheer for each other.
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Norfolk County - Ontario South Coast says
Hi – I am Clark Hoskin, Manager of Tourism and Economic Development for Norfolk County. We hosted Becky McCray at our Symposium in Port Dover, Ontario, Canada. She was warmly received by our 175+ attendees. Many in the room connected with her immediately, because our area is rural and small town too, and we face many of the same challenges and opportunities.
I would like to brag about our entrepreneurs in Norfolk County. We received so many nominations this year for Entrepreneur of the Year, that it was very difficult to choose just one. So we chose a seasoned entrepreneur, Marc Vandenbussche of Vandenbussche Irrigation, and a young entrepreneur, Jordan Stewart, who runs a successful fashion retail shop in the small town of Simcoe (pop. 15,000). More at http://www.norfolkcounty.ca/media-releases/entrepreneur-awards-announced/.
Also, we had 54 business people participate in our first ever Speed-Matching Breakfast. They each had 8 appointments with other in the community, people they hadn’t met before. There were 216 appointments over the course of an hour, and many of them reported positive outcomes and potential business deals. All from new contacts within the same community!
Thanks for this opportunity to brag!
Becky McCray says
Clark, it was my honor to be part of your symposium. You had an excellent group! I especially applaud you for showing that you value local entrepreneurs with your entrepreneurs of the year awards.