The Mixer

You know it’s been a long day when your Pandora station repeats a song….twice.  Thankfully today is almost over and the weekend is here!

I apologize for the lack of a post yesterday evening, however, I do have an acceptable excuse, I had to get ready for an event happening right after work.  The event a Viral Publicity Mixer and was a very interesting event, for a number of reasons.

The mixer program itself is a traveling event that goes to various large cities and hosts small/medium businesses looking to connect with each other.  One of the very interesting and promising aspects of this program was that they had various people acting as co-hosts whose job it was to introduce you to other people there, effectively breaking the ice for you.

Now introducing myself to people has never been an issue of mine, especially after a pint of Fat Tire, but for those who are more shy this was a very helpful service that got rid of the most awkward part of meeting someone, the introduction.  Now for those who fear public interaction on a large scale I can relate.  I was the type in middle school and high school who had issues breaking the ice but when I began college I realized, as FDR once said, “There is nothing to fear but fear itself”.

Breaking the ice gets easier over time and practice, and mixers are a great place to do just that.  Keep in mind, you are there for the same reason everyone else is, to meet new people.  So when you are in that situation, feel free to use my favorite opening line, “So why are you here?”  Simple, kind of ridiculous but very useful!

Until next time buyers, sellers and friends!


Josh ^theLVD Weaver



About Josh Weaver

Joshua Weaver was born and raised in Plymouth, Michigan and attended Western Michigan University. He received his Bachelors of Arts, majoring in Public Relations with a minor in Political Science, in May of 2010. After working as a public speaker and advisor he then accepting a consulting position at, a Dutch Auction website based out of Las Vegas, NV. Upon completing two months of consulting he was offered a job as Director of Public Relations and accepted. He now spends the majority of his time researching trends and executing social media tactics to draw traffic to the site.
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