Sharpen Those Social Skills - INSTANTLY

Are you socially awkward or totally British?
Does small talk just make you feel nervous and skittish?
On the school run, the bus, in the office each day,
Do you flounder, and greet the same folk, the same way?
Never fear! The MeetGreeter will answer your prayers!
It fits in your ear - people won’t know it’s there -
It will help you fire hundreds of pitch perfect platitudes,
Wowing with wit and your cute sunny attitude.
Never more fret, “Was I rude? Was I brash?
“Was it over-familiar to bring up her rash?”
Instead you’ll delight, leave them touched that you care:
“Well hello!” “How was Rome?” “How’s the dog?” “LOVE the hair!”

Now, socially speaking, there’s nothing so hard,
As when physical contact may be on the cards.
Should I kiss once, twice, thrice? Should I hug? Should I pat?
Our new “Touch-up!” Upgrade takes care of all that!
With complex equations, reacting like lightening,
It guides you through greetings both baffling and frightening,
This one likes handshakes! Stop! That one’s quite squeezy!
Go left! Mind her ear! Yes, we make it all easy. 

No more will you wake up with heart palpitations,
Dreading the day’s meet-and-greet situations!
No silence! No cringing! No gawky goodbyes!
With MeetGreeter, just see your social skills fly! 



18 March 2018
For the contest “Advertisement: Sell Something, Make Us Want It!”
Sponsored by Lewis Raynes
Placed ninth

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 4/2/2018 3:44:00 AM
Great imagination....very creative. Enjoyed reading it.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 4/2/2018 3:46:00 AM
Thank you so much Jenifer - glad you enjoyed it!
Date: 3/23/2018 7:58:00 PM
Congratulations on your win, Nina - keep up the great work! :-) <3
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 3/24/2018 2:14:00 AM
Thank you Greg :-)
Date: 3/21/2018 2:45:00 AM
Excellent, Nina, love the rythmn and content, fun as always. Viv x
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 3/24/2018 2:13:00 AM
Thank you Viv!
Date: 3/20/2018 3:55:00 PM
This is brilliant, Nina! CONGRATS on your win. Janice
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 3/24/2018 2:13:00 AM
Thanks Janice!
Date: 3/20/2018 1:00:00 PM
Congratulations on your well deserved win Nina With your very clever and entertaining poem, great theme and well written. :))
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 3/20/2018 1:05:00 PM
Thank you Roy!
Date: 3/20/2018 11:14:00 AM
This is very, very clever and funny! Congrats.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 3/20/2018 1:06:00 PM
Thank you Dale! Pre-order today! ;-)
Date: 3/20/2018 11:02:00 AM
Very clever, Nina! Congratulations on your win! Hugs, Sandra
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 3/20/2018 1:09:00 PM
Thank you very much Sandra!
Date: 3/20/2018 10:55:00 AM
can i claim my free 'touch up' now lol, congrats on your win:-) hugs jan xx
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 3/20/2018 1:09:00 PM
Why yes of course - I’ve just got to find a fully-insured courier who’s happy to deliver it....
Date: 3/20/2018 8:52:00 AM
Awesome theme, a challenge well met, and hearty congratulations on your win.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 3/20/2018 1:11:00 PM
Thank you Andre! I’m beginning to think I might have found a genuine gap in the market here! ;-)
Date: 3/20/2018 8:50:00 AM
Back with most deserving congrats on your poem, Nina. Awesome.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 3/20/2018 1:11:00 PM
Thank you!
Date: 3/20/2018 1:05:00 AM
Congratulations Nina.Your win should bring in the orders now. Tom
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 3/20/2018 1:12:00 PM
I’m ready for it Tom - I’ve found a bicycling cat to power the production line and everything!
Date: 3/20/2018 12:21:00 AM
Well done, Niva, and congratulations on your win...
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 3/20/2018 1:19:00 PM
Thank you so much Eve!
Date: 3/18/2018 12:56:00 PM
Great, Nina. This will be a popular item. Great marketing job.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 3/18/2018 1:05:00 PM
Thank you Line! Thing is, “in real life” I’m a marketing manager so thought I’d better get on and enter this one! Can I put your comment on my CV though?! X
Date: 3/18/2018 12:44:00 PM
Oh, the times I could have used such a device, Nina! I think you should suggest this to Apple, Amazon, Google and/or some such other technology giant...not to China, though, please. My laugh for the day. Thank you.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 3/18/2018 1:07:00 PM
Yes indeed, there are enough socially awkward people out there (myself included at times) to make a terrific market for this... particularly as we spend more and more time online and forget how to interact!
Date: 3/18/2018 11:56:00 AM
The rhyme, wit and humor sets this poem aside from others. It was brilliant. Great job! I'd buy one. Good luck in the contest.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 3/18/2018 1:13:00 PM
Thank you very much Tamara! I’ll let you know when it’s out!!
Date: 3/18/2018 11:11:00 AM
Haha, some great bargains to be had on here today. Any discount for soup members. Good luck Nina.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 3/18/2018 1:15:00 PM
Oh yes, a definite discount, although I’m sure not many Soupers will need it, wordsmiths that they are!
Date: 3/18/2018 11:04:00 AM
lol! really good one! How much is the basic package - I don't need the upgrade coz I'm a germaphobe but I sure hope all them hands-on people get it! :)
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 3/18/2018 1:18:00 PM
Hey, why don’t you come and see my one hour presentation; you’ll be so wowed by the features and benefits, you’ll think it’s worth EVERY PENNY when I tell you the price at the end! Tea and biscuits are provided and can be paid for by cash or cheque :-D
Date: 3/18/2018 10:17:00 AM
I want one, Nina! Best wishes in the contest. Hugs, Catie :-)
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 3/18/2018 1:20:00 PM
You’ll find it VERY worthwhile Madam!! Thank you Catie!
Date: 3/18/2018 10:16:00 AM
You have such witty banter! I would buy that in a second (only with money back guarantee of course!)
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 3/18/2018 1:22:00 PM
Oh yes I offer a full money back guarantee. If you can find me ;-)
Date: 3/18/2018 9:30:00 AM
Sign me up Nina! great humour especially about the touch up upgrade lol:-) hugs jan xx
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 3/18/2018 1:24:00 PM
Well guess what! You’re eligible for a free “Touch-Up!” if you order before the end of March! Not many products can offer that!!!