TV

2 Chainz and Wale Meet the ‘Cupid of Silicon Valley’ aka ‘Shorty’ ;-)

My 2 Chainz Most Expensivest episode is finally here! 2 Chainz has his own thoughts about the service, aiming a suggestion at the viewers who might be on the lookout:

“If you ugly and got low self esteem, you better get you some money. There ain’t no ugly billionaires. Billionaires is cute […] Get yourself some money and for the low price of half a million dollars, you too can buy yourself a wife.”    

Love how Chainz called me ‘Shorty’- I think my business card needs a new title! And yes Wale, I think there needs to be an HBO special about this too!

 

This Week in Perspective

It has been so busy lately without time to blog practically. Last week I flew in from Asia and was thrown straight into a very cool TV project (details stealth for now) all day last Thursday. 8 people arrived from the production company, office had to be camera ready, and I had to be really ‘on’ (despite jet lag). The first part of filming lasted 2 hours straight on camera no breaks! At this stage I am really comfortable with TV/media so I had a lot of fun with this project. Little time in between and then headed up to San Francisco for more filming with the star of the show. Once I get approval, I can share more about this but let’s just say it is going to be a pretty amazing new show airing shortly (and I will be episode 6 in mid to late Jan 2014 or so).

This week has been really non-stop catching up with current clients, old clients, interviewing new clients, and meetings with prospects. Lots of calls with phenomenal prospects too (some great guys ladies) and matchmaking in between.

Next week we are preparing for a huge week of client interviews and then another series of in-person screenings for women who wish to meet VIPs. We have full and exciting days ahead.

I will say reflecting on my short trip to Hong Kong last week- what a vibrant, dynamic city filled with powerful movers and shakers. I am super familiar now as I go every year (sometimes twice a year). I got to attend a fabulous dinner with Eric Schmidt at The China Club alongside Sir David Tang. The event was to talk about Schmidt’s new book The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business. Lots of incredible networking amongst the “who’s who” in HK and beyond. Schmidt signed my book “To Amy…from Menlo Park…Thanks…Eric.” My husband made so many great connections on this trip he is flying back in a few weeks. People don’t waste time there getting deals done. When it’s hot, professionals strike and ink deals not wasting a second of precious time.

Tonight and this weekend if you don’t necessarily have dates lined up or major plans who cares. Do something for you. Take a new fitness class you’ve been wanting to try, make a healthy meal, call a friend you haven’t seen in ages for some quality time catching up. If you want to go out with the hopes of meeting someone, don’t place those expectations on yourself. That is what can lead to disappointment. Go out with the attitude of “I’m going to have fun and that is it” and if you happen to rub elbows with a cutie…most excellent. Just be content with YOU and when you are content with yourself and happy in your life that right there is a major attractor. Confidence speaks volume and just being in a good place in your life. So bundle up and do something for you in the days ahead. See what happens.

Linx Visits Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley

Today started out very early in hair and make-up getting ready for a TV interview for ABC 7 local Bay Area news about the Bay Area dating scene and the professionals that hire a firm like Linx to find love.  Air date in May TBD.P1080279

I was clearly very focused and shall we say serious here?! Listening and seeing if our first screening appointment meets a match for one of our current VIPs. 

I arrived to the Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley to meet the lovely anchor, Kristen Sze, who I worked with behind the scenes to develop exactly the fun story she wanted for the piece.

Beyond the story, my assistant and I were at the hotel meeting a ton of female candidates who submitted their information to see if they have that “it” factor to meet a Linx VIP guy. The first female agreed to let her screening with Linx be filmed for the piece which was great. All mic’ed and wired up, we chatting as we would anyways about men (in some cases boys 😉 ), dating, and what she desires in finding a mate. P1080284 2

After the first screening, I had a male and female 40-something client show up for mini chats with Kristen on camera about their quest to find love. Everyone was super enthusiastic and generous to carve out time out of their busy days for this unique opportunity.

We also got footage of my male clients lunch date at the hotel which was fabulous and it turns out it is a match! I found a smart, fun, and adventurous client to match him to who also willingly agreed to be part of the story (caveat not showing her face and revealing identity). Outside of the context of the TV date, they actually hit it off and plan to see one another soon both texting me saying they were pumped up and excited to have met one another. P1080296Yes! I finally use a Mac after years of being a PC user. I love my Mac!  Was I ever resistant and getting me to switch was an uphill battle but no regrets. 

At around 12:30pm, the cameraman and Kristen cruised out and off to other stories and Aimi (assistant) and I resumed our business as usual. We met with many additional ladies who were each impressive in their own way. It is now up to my team to digest all of the information we gathered and see if there is a unique fit at this moment for one of our VIPs. If that is not the case, I will hold their info and ask they they touch base in a few months. As “not so sexy” as it seems, running a matchmaking business is a game of inventory, supply, and demand.

As always the Four Seasons Hotel Palo Alto went above and beyond the call of duty being so gracious and kind to us. From free wireless, little berries and chocolates to keep us going (on the house!), super friendly staff, and a very easy place to meet clients, I highly recommend the hotel for any of your business needs and also for date night (head to Quattro for amazing food and wine!) I hold the hotel close to my heart as for some of you know, it’s where my hubbie proposed back in 2007! Yeay for getting engaged! IMG-20130424-01073Excuse me…bonjour! …the way to a matchmakers heart is absolutely through fresh berries and little “guilt free” chocolates (in a silver box no less).  

A matchmaker’s job is never ending. I now have many clients emails to tend to, a match here and there, quick trip to the office, and then to bed early for another casting day tomorrow!