On Sunday, March 11, I was invited to be interviewed by Peter Solomon, a well -known and respected radio show host on WIP Philadelphia. I was looking forward to the interview, but the program was at 6:00 am and it was also the same weekend that daylight saving time began. So, it was really early. I was thinking to myself, who could possibly be listening to the show at this hour?
The interview was enjoyable and to my complete surprise, I received an email on Monday morning from a high school junior, James, who said he had listened to and really enjoyed my interview. My first thought was “wow”, not only were other people up early, but a teenager was listening too! As it turned out, James writes a weekly “teens-for-teens” column for the metro-Philadelphia dailies and wanted to write a column on how the philosophies in my new book, The Welcomer Edge: Unlocking the Secrets to Repeat Business, could be applied to teenagers in the specific area of social media communications.
James sought my input on his pending article, which I was happy to provide. When the column appeared in the March 15th edition of the paper, I thought that James did an outstanding job. I would like to share the link to the complete piece entitled, From Robot to Welcomer: Making Teens More Endearing.
As adults, we don’t always think of how our kids might not only listen to what we say, but tailor it to their universe. I was totally impressed with James’ professionalism, communication skills and follow-up and I’m sure that his parents must be extremely proud of his tremendous accomplishments.
I know the world will continue to be a better place with such talented teenagers as James at the helm; helping and leading others in our sometimes challenging but rewarding society.