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  • Mar 10, 2014 · 11:00 AM
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Please e-register your intention of attending so that we have a seat waiting for you (this includes members bringing guests). PLEASE BE MINDFUL OF YOUR COLLEAGUES AND ONLY SAY "YES" IF YOU ARE ATTENDING.

Have children? They are welcome in the meeting room, and if mature enough they are welcome to sit quietly in the coffee shop. All children should be with an adult if in the retail area.

When: 11am for two hours

Cost: Free

Where: Viewable by E-Registered AAWIP Members Eyes Only

AAWIP Community Meetup flow:
- Prior to 11am meeting we (whoever can help) will set chairs (no tables)

- Circulate business cards and materials for those attending the meeting (before or after meeting only... we do not circulate during meeting so we can focus on verbals)

- Each attending has a 45-60 second verbal opportunity to share your good work to the entire group (50-65 in attendance)
– 60-75ish minutes

- Short stretch and bathroom break (folks are welcome to come and go during the meeting) -- 5ish minutes

- Ten Minute Teaching Moments. "The Tower Garden... an aeroponic vertical growing system." Presenter: Mel Fergenbaum – 10ish minutes (10 for teaching/couple minutes for questions)

- 1:1 networking time – 15ish minutes (can also be continued in the Crystal Visions coffee shop... Super important success element for our community... How can we partner, refer, get to know your good work?)

- Break down tables (whoever can help) and stack chairs -- 10ish minutes

******Opportunities for AAWIP members NOW******

- AAWIP is on LinkedIn, Facebook, and the Meetup Discussion Board to allow you to promote your wholistic and integrative workshops, and sessions.

- Free on-line listing is available at (see how on the meetup discussion board).

- List or view "Member-to-Member Testimonials” on the AAWIP meetup discussion board (must be AAWIP members).

- Want to be a 10 Minute Teacher / Presenter? Read how on the AAWIP meetup discussion board then Email me. Remember 10 minutes are 90% content/teaching and 10% promotion (tips that practitioners can use in their businesses today).

- Member to Member offers can be made on the meetup discussion board. See “AAWIP Member to Member Offers.”

- Build our well-being community in more than meetings. Have coffee/tea/meals with AAWIP members outside of AAWIP meetings. It builds our community and your business. Use the membership list to connect eye-to-eye (even if you can’t make meetings).

*******Professional Practices******

- Crystal Visions Literature/Biz Cards Real Estate: Literature and Business Cards can only find a resting place in the store if it is approved by the front desk. This includes the magazine rack in the coffee shop area.

- Emailing: Please note that while we collect business cards, as a professional courtesy it's important to ask permission to add individuals to bulk e-marketing lists. Note that professional emails should always display opt-out options and understand that if folks ask to be removed from your list it isn’t personal, but more about time-management since we have nearly 600 members in our amazing community.

- Confidential Chat: Because the AAWIP community does a great deal of inner-processing work (and, many times, we can be each other’s clients), it's important to keep all personal information completely confidential unless released in writing or as required by law. We must all feel comfortable that we will not discuss anything publicly -- for instance, at the grocery or in a corner of a meeting room -- unless individuals owning the stories initiate the conversation and the topics of discussion.


See you soon!

In Service,

Michelle Payton

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  • David J. W.

    Hey everyone! Here is the event I was promoting at the AAWIP meeting, please share it among your network if you're able. Hope to see y'all there!

    March 12, 2014

  • Marianne W.

    Loved the meet up (as I always do) and a big thanks to everyone who helped with and attended the Festival as that was "most excellent"!

    March 11, 2014

  • David J. W.

    Such a pleasure to share space with all of you wonderful people! If we weren't able to connect & you'd like more information on the incredible cellular health solutions with Touchstone Essentials, please feel free to contact me at[masked] or [masked]. I will be speaking about the abundant opportunities & phenomenal products Touchstone offers on

    Tuesday, March 18th
    Co-Luminate Event Center,
    located at 69A Biltmore Ave from 5:30-6:30 PM.

    I'd be immensely grateful to receive promotional support & see some of you there! Check out our website & watch our videos to learn more <3 :-)

    March 10, 2014

  • Michelle Payton, MA, DCH, A.

    51 (of 70 RSVP's) with 9 new faces blessed us with their presence. Mel Fergenbaum did a terrific job presenting a new way to grow vegetables. Many of us had a sweet AWIF hangover. So many AAWIP members take ownership in our shared collaborations and is why it gets better and better. Maariah suggested we put white boards out on the networking table to post our events coming up. Genius and DONE! This will begin in April. Noelle suggested we mention first names at the beginning and end of our 60-seconds, which has really helped me remember names. Members continue to voice concerns on "no shows" (those saying "yes," but "don't show"). While we know things come up we have seen over that past 3 1/2 years 25+ "yes" RSVP's not come. Unregistered new faces show up and fill the room as well, but to address this problem read my post--"AAWIP Meetings at Crystal Visions--Vending, Offerings, Pets, Children, 'No Shows'"--on the discussion board. Aimin' to please with boundaries! See you in April!

    2 · March 10, 2014

  • Sandra G.

    As always - 5 stars for all the practitioners - and then I think 10 stars for Roberta, Michelle, and Gloria (In whatever order is most appropriate) + all the AWIF volunteers for creating an amazing fair and making it possible for all of us to have someplace to showcase our multiple talents in a venue that is accessible to all for the education and edification of SO many people. Thank you and blessings to all! If I miss recognizing anyone who was there today - it just means I haven't yet connected a photo with a name and remembered that you were present today.

    4 · March 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wonderful and fun meeting! So happy to see how successful the fair was for everybody

    1 · March 10, 2014

  • Richard C.

    nice to feel everyone's energy once again

    1 · March 10, 2014

  • Jeannie S.

    Okee. I will be there when I can. Just saw the opening.:)

    1 · March 10, 2014

  • Yol S.

    Sorry for last minute change. It was great to see some of you this weekend!

    March 10, 2014

  • Stacy V.

    Sorry for the last minute change - won't be able to make it today.

    March 10, 2014

  • Katharine

    I'll be in Florida until March 18th. Look forward to joinin gyou in April. I am going to join in Asheville March 22 - 25 - and I hope you'll join too! Its affordable, and powerful for your lifelong wellbring. I've been practicing 20 years... I'm not that great on good habits, if qigong didn't work, I would not have kept up with it. Jeff Primack, the founder of is a marvel...

    1 · March 5, 2014

  • Georganne S.

    I'll be teaching the second week of my "Releasing Your Fear" at Blue Ridge community college. Hope to make the meeting in April.

    March 4, 2014

  • Katharine

    I"ll be out of town..

    February 17, 2014

  • Liz G.

    Unfortunately, I will be out of town the weekend of AWIF through Monday.

    February 17, 2014

  • Kim S.

    I am looking forward to meeting with professionals in the Asheville area and being able to network with like minded people.

    2 · February 15, 2014

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