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Jessica Hagy, Author of How to Be Interesting (In 10 Simple Steps)

Presented and Sponsored by:

Boswell Book Company

MiKE (Innovation in Milwaukee)

The Business Journal

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Join us for an engaging presentation and conversation with Jessica Hagy along with FREE Stone Creek Coffee!

Hello Everyone, we're excited that the Boswell Book CompanyMiKE and The Business Journal have given us the opportunity to bring you Jessica Hagy, author of How to Be Interesting (In 10 Simple Steps)!

Here's some info on the author and book:

You want to leave a mark, not a blemish. Be a hero, not a spectator. You want to be interesting. (Who doesn’t?) But sometimes it takes a nudge, a wake-up call, an intervention!—and a little help. This is where Jessica Hagy comes in. A writer and illustrator of great economy, charm, and insight, she’s created How to Be Interesting, a uniquely inspirational how-to that combines fresh and pithy lessons with deceptively simple diagrams and charts.

Ms. Hagy started on, where she’s a weekly blogger, by creating a “How to Be Interesting” post that went viral, attracting 1.4 million viewers so far, with tens of thousands of them liking, linking, and tweeting the article. Now she’s deeply explored the ideas that resonated with so many readers to create this small and quirky book with a large and universal message.

Hope to see you there!

Spreenkler Meetup Team

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  • Geary M.

    "How to Be Interesting" (In 10 Simple Steps) author Jessica Hagy, was pleasantly interesting, articulate and most importantly, down-to-earth, as she gave all of us refreshing insights of her 'must read-and-see' short course on the art and science of "interesting-ness."

    Her selected key points to remind ourselves often, if not daily...

    1) Adventurous
    2) Generous
    3) Active
    4) Strange
    5) Caring
    6) Humble
    7) Daring
    8) Original
    9) Brave, and
    10) Self-Assured

    will guarantee, if applied consistently, catapult us into the
    most interesting "ethers."

    Thank-you again Business Journal, Boswell Book Company, OPEN MiKE (at Milwaukee's Grand Mall) and Spreenkler for sponsoring and hosting this "most interesting" 1 hour with Jessica.

    2 · April 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    For the topic covered (how to be interesting) Jessica's presentation style was a little flat and lacked some of the attributes of what she was suggesting were critical to captivating interest. The support imagery for the speech had the most impact for the information conveyed by deceptively simple diagrams with few words which allows for deep personal interpretation. Had the delivery been given a little more zest I would be more of a raving fan as the content was spot on and very insightful, and Jessica is a delightful person. The meeting was successful in spurring a good round of questions and comments and inspiring us to embrace our inner weirdness...

    April 4, 2013

  • Mark B.

    The meetup was great. Listening to Jessica, then buying and quickly scanning the book makes me feel pretty lucky. I think through pure dumb luck I have managed to surround myself with a bunch of "Interesting" people. I associate with these people at Spreenkler and Open MiKe events, at the Hudson Business Lounge and other Meetup Groups and other groups around the Milwaukee area. I am looking forward to actually spending some time with the book this evening. Thanks to the sponsors for making this event happen.

    April 4, 2013

  • Carole B.

    It was great meeting everyone and the speech really hit home. I enjoyed the morning session - it is easier for me to make.

    April 4, 2013

  • Rebecca

    Great event. Love the time of day, setting and collaboration with local business (Boswell) to bring in a speaker. Great start to the day. More like this please!

    April 4, 2013

  • Murali V.

    Very "real" and authentic. Thank you Spreenkler!

    April 4, 2013

  • Michael M.

    Jessica was down-to-earth, informative and entertaining. Got a chance to tell her about my upcoming book "The 1-Minute Expert: How to Share your Expertise in 1 Minute... and be Remembered for a Lifetime." Her tips saved me months of time and gave me new insights. Thanks for sponsoring her!

    April 4, 2013

  • Robyn A.

    Great presentation, nice success story as well. Also love the idea of before-work gatherings!

    2 · April 4, 2013

  • Joe D.

    I thought that this was very worthwhile. Thanks to Spreenkler, Boswell, MiKE, The Business Journal, and Jessica.

    April 4, 2013

  • Sharon

    Agreed. Love the idea of before-work gatherings.

    2 · April 4, 2013

  • Kyle W.

    Great way to start the day!

    April 4, 2013

  • Brian W.

    7:30am is great! Starts out the day in the right direction. Great work!

    1 · April 4, 2013

  • Rafael S.

    How long is the event?

    April 2, 2013

    • Steve G.

      Probably a 30 minute presentation and Q&A. Free coffee and dunkin donuts

      April 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    7:30 am is way to early to drive downtown.

    April 3, 2013

  • Geary M.

    Definitely will be there.

    April 1, 2013

  • Ali

    may be

    March 29, 2013

  • Tim

    Can you confirm this is at 7:30 AM? (Spreenkler meetups have all tended to be in the evening in the past!)

    March 29, 2013

  • Bill

    This ought to be...interesting!

    1 · March 19, 2013

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