Cheers to 32 Years!


To start with Presentation April 1990

              Might 2022

This is our thirty-next calendar year as KIZER & BENDER. 32 several years of Retail Adventures, there is by no means a uninteresting instant about below! 

We absolutely in no way considered that to start with time we walked onstage in Boston, Massachusetts to give our pretty to start with “Retail Adventures in the Serious World” keynote presentation that it would be the starting of points to appear. For that subject who realized that “professional speaker” was a serious career? Properly, Abundant did since it was a lifelong objective for him, but it was all new to Georganne. We in no way imagined we’d finish up listed here, but below we are. 

30-two years is a very long time. These couple times we have been brave enough to enjoy the online video of that first seminar we see two folks who look kind of common. Georganne has some Massive 90s hair, Large shoulder pads, and enormous glasses. All the things was big again then. And she’s wearing a crimson accommodate, her trademark and the 1st of numerous. Aside from the beard that he grew all over 1993, Loaded appears to be like quite significantly the exact same. We’re blessed that he is thriving considering the fact that the two open heart surgical procedures (two in two days, he’s an overachiever) he experienced in December of 2019. For Loaded the pandemic shutdown was a gift due to the fact it gave him the time to recuperate that he never ever would have taken on his very own. 

We however adore this quote from former Craftrends columnists Linda Queen and Wanda Zeagler that reads: “Many of you really don’t have associates. Which is fine if it functions for you. You naturally are not among the ‘Shared Brain People’ who inhabit this Earth. We are and we are incredibly at ease, every of us, with our very own portions of our brains.” Some people who read through that quotation do not have an understanding of it, but we do, and that is all that counts.

Partnership is a interesting matter. Just in case you didn’t know, but have been curious, we are married. Fortunately. Just not to every single other, thank you quite considerably. We get that “Are you married?” query a large amount nevertheless a thirty-two yr organization partnership is absolutely nothing to sneeze at. It is very remarkable looking at the Beatles only lasted eight a long time. 

We’re polar opposites. Our present-day place of work is in a 170+ 12 months old farmhouse that’s loaded with personality. (And a couple spirits, but which is an additional story for another day.) Rich’s function area is a inventive mess Georganne’s appears to be like neat as prolonged as you don’t open up her desk drawers. Rich is a Type A character who is often imagining of our subsequent large transfer Georganne is all about the particulars, figuring out how to make that “next massive thing” materialize. Rich’s mind in no way turns off Georganne flips hers off like a light swap the 2nd she leaves the office environment. Loaded reads enterprise books and publications like a madman, Georganne reads all the things except company books. Loaded prefers to concentration on a person matter at a time Georganne is the queen of multi-tasking. 

We’ve played the palace and we’ve played outrageous areas we’d seriously fairly neglect, and some of our favourite displays have been in the tiny again rooms of shops. The trials and tribulations of our 32 many years of daily life on the highway are priceless, and we honestly would not transform a one thing. We are privileged to get the job done in so quite a few industries. Our customers contain massive fellas like IBM, NCR, and SEARS, as effectively as intensively innovative independents. And with funeral directors, amazing persons who care for their prospects in strategies that go considerably outside of what is anticipated. 

Thank you for signing up for us on our continuing journey! We’re grateful to every person who has served us together the way, and we are grateful to all the individuals who call us just about every day to share their tales or question for assistance. Our doorway is constantly open! 



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