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March 2021 Newsletter Final

March 2021 Newsletter Final

Happy Spring

Upcoming
Events & Dates

3/14- Daylight Savings Time Don’t forget to set
Turn your clocks forward your clocks forward
1 hour.
March 14th!
3/17 - St. Patrick's Day
IIB Office Closed Becky Whisner 3/05
Beau Goins 3/17
3/20 - Spring Begins

We Are A SERVICE Organization

Etiquette Tip of the month: How Your Pitch Packs More Power

By Callista Gould, Author and Certified Etiquette Instructor

Somewhere, there's a Sales seminar telling people to send Linkedin invites that say, "I'm
interested in what you do."
…In what I do?
It's true, if we take an interest in people, people will take an interest in us. But the above
message is too vague. I can tell this person hasn't read my profile and therefore, isn't that
interested in what I do. This is a generic come-on. If I accept, the next message is certain to
be a sales pitch.
In Linkedin invites, some people just have the itch to pitch:
"I'm interested in your organization because I'm looking for a job!"
"I'd like to learn more about you so I can help you be more successful!"
Don't make demands on people you haven't met. Build the relationship first – Linkedin is
ideal for this.
1) Read the person's Linkedin profile.
2) Personalize the invite, with what you've learned. (Including a sincere compliment helps.)
"You have an impressive career in finance. I'm majoring in finance and seeking contacts in
the industry. Please join my Linkedin network."
"Your quote about civil engineering in (magazine, blog, etc.) was motivating. I'm interested
in civil engineering and know I could benefit from your knowledge. Please join my network."
"I noticed you're a fellow (school or mascot) alum. Please join me on Linkedin – I know you'll
be an asset to my network."
3) To get love, you have to give love. Comment positively (and genuinely) on Linkedin posts
from people or organizations that interest you. (Hint: If there are 100+ comments, yours will
be lost. To get noticed, pursue posts with fewer comments.)
With Linkedin invites, it takes the tiniest effort to write a meaningful message that's more
likely to be accepted. Your pitch packs more power once you get to know the person.

The PEOPLE Are IIB’s Most Valuable Resource

In Like a Leo, Out Like an Aries

You may have heard the weather proverb, “If March comes in like a lion, it will go out like a lamb,”
which means that if the month starts off stormy, it will end with mild weather. There is, however, a
different interpretation: The constellation Leo, the lion, rises in the east at the beginning of March
and thus the month “comes in like a lion,” while Aries, the ram, sets in the west at the end of the
month, and hence, the month “will go out like a lamb.”

The Start of Spring

The March equinox occurs on Saturday, March 20, 2021. In the Northern Hemisphere, this is
known as the vernal, or spring, equinox and marks the start of the spring season. In the Southern
Hemisphere, autumn begins.
At this time, the Sun crosses the celestial equator on its way north. Also on this day, the Sun rises
exactly in the east and sets exactly in the west—a good thing to know if you get lost in the woods.
March’s birth flower is the daffodil or jonquil.
March’s birthstone is the aquamarine. This gem is a type of beryl; its color can be pale to dark
blue, greenish-blue, or blue-green; deep, intense blue versions are more valuable.

The PEOPLE Are IIB’s Most Valuable Resource

IIB Employee’s Hobbies & Superpowers
featuring

Tanya L. Wilson
“Traveler, NASCAR Enthusiast &

Remodeler/Decorator”

For March I was asked to share my hobbies and interests. I have several so I have trimmed it
down to three. My favorite thing to do is travel – there is so much to see out in the world and at
this time, not knowing when life will return to normal, I am so glad Buddy and I have been trav-
eling seriously for 20 years. At 38 I lost my mother and it made me reevaluate life – live each
day - do not put off until tomorrow because it is not guaranteed.
I am often asked what has been my favorite place. That is very hard to answer because each
place has its’ own special qualities. I have been to Italy, France, Ireland, and Belgium in Eu-
rope. Cruises to the Caribbean and Alaska (where we snorkeled in freezing water). I love the
beach, snorkeling and sea life. Probably the most beautiful beach and water was at Moorea in
French Polynesia. The water was crystal clear. There we saw giant clams with florescent
mouths opening and closing. Our bungalow was an overwater bungalow and it was a dream.
At night the resort would chum the waters underneath the bar area and sharks would come in.
The next morning I would be snorkeling in the same area. Can’t think about the sharks or you
will not get in the water. I have snorkeled with Manta Rays twice in Hawaii, Sting Rays in
Grand Cayman, sharks in a controlled environment in Florida and swam with dolphins. While
snorkeling at The Big Island in Hawaii, Humuhumunukunukuapua – the Hawaii State Fish
(Reef Trigger Fish) bit me twice while entering the water. I still had his little teeth marks when I
came back to OK. In 2021 we have one trip to Florida and two trips to Hawaii scheduled. I
NEED the beach!!!

The PEOPLE Are IIB’s Most Valuable Resource

Tayna L. Wilson continued.
My second hobby is shared with my husband, Buddy. In 2000 I bought him tickets to the Daytona
500 for his birthday. I knew NOTHING about NASCAR. But decided if I was going to have to watch
it I would have to pick a driver. I picked Tony Stewart by going through the program and thinking,
ok he is cute. I remained a loyal Stewart fan until he retired. Now I am a Kyle Bush fan ( Kathy Con-
ner says that I have gone over to the dark side). During that first trip I would say the best thing that
happened is we saw Dale Earnhardt Sr. #3 race. Earnhardt was Buddy’s driver and seeing the In-
timidator drive was on his bucket list. We were on the back straightaway. When the cars passed,
the nds shook so hard you felt it vibrating inside your body. The following year, 2001, Dale Earn-
hardt Sr. was killed on the final lap of the Daytona 500. He was blocking for his driver, who was in
the lead, and his son Dale Earnhardt Jr, who was in second. NASCAR Nation came to a standstill.
At the Daytona 500 in 2017 there was “The Big One” coming to the checkered flag – Clint Bowyer’s
car finished sliding on his roof. We were on the front straight so had a perfect view.
We have been to the following tracks: Daytona, Atlanta, Talledega, Homestead, Phoenix, Kansas,
Texas and Bristol Baby! We went to the Los Vegas track when there was not a race – Buddy drove
and I did a ride around with a driver. 160 mph – I loved it! We are returning to Bristol March 27th
this year. Cup cars will be racing on dirt in the colosseum. Of course we will enjoy some of the area
refreshments!

My third item would be antiquing/remodeling/decorating. Many of you know we purchased a
house and have been remodeling it. I bought a 1927 fireplace mantel online – it was in Dallas.
At least 7 layers of paint removed, several months for the process but it turned out more amaz-
ing than I would have imagined. Yes, I did the wood restoration. I also paint, remove and put up
wallpaper, lay flooring, remove popcorn ceilings and anything else that comes along so I can
save more money to TRAVEL.

TRUST Is An Essential Element Of Our Industry

THE IIB VALUES

Integrity ~ Respect ~ Leadership ~ Excellence ~ Teamwork

March 2021 Events March 2021 Holidays and
Celebrations
MARCH 11
Greater Tulsa Home & Garden Show 01 MON Women's History Month
10 WED National Hug Your Dog
Thu, Mar 11 – Sun, Mar 14 Day
Tulsa Expo Center, 4145 E 21st St 12 FRI National Girl Scout Day
13 SAT National Good Samaritan
Tulsa, OK Day
14 SUN Daylight Saving Time
MARCH 17 16 TUE National Corn Dog Day
Route 66 Classic Horse Show 17 WED Saint Patrick´s Day
20 SAT Spring Equinox (Start of
Wed, Mar 17 – Sat, Mar 20 Spring)
Tulsa, OK 23 TUE National Puppy Day
28 SUN Palm Sunday
MARCH 25 28 SUN Respect Your Cat Day
Just Between Friends Tulsa
Thu, Mar 25 – Sun, Mar 28

Tulsa, OK

INSPIRATIONAL A good friend is like a four leaf clover, hard to find and
lucky to have. Irish Proverb
QUOTE

INTERNATIONAL INSURANCE BROKERS, LTD. - MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY


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