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Hundreds of interesting people have come through the door at Live Oak Recording Studio. I wondered how each of these folks ended up in their line of work — so I asked them!  You can hear what they said in the interviews below.  Feel free to leave a comment or question — and thanks for listening!

Jul 13, 2007

Dawn Lyons is a Master Trainer with the Referral Institute and an Executive Director for BNI (Business Networking International). She is a vibrant and dynamic speaker. In this podcast she describes one of her most popular trainings called the "Gems Workshop", in which different behavioral styles and personality traits are identified as belonging to different groups named after the gems: Rubies, Sapphires, Emeralds and Pearls. Knowing more about a client helps you treat them the way they would like to be treated. Since building great relationships is one of the keys to sucessful networking, this is a fabulous and fun tool to help you improve your skills. Dawn's email is Please send any questions or comments to

Ellen Kim
sixteen and a half years ago

I\'ve only ever heard Dawn Lyons talk in a group forum, so this was a great way to hear her up close and personal. The Gems personality type info is pretty interesting stuff, and a good lesson not just on dealing with folks in a business setting, but with getting along with people in general. Thanks!

Larry Lynch
sixteen and a half years ago

That was a great podcast Priscilla. Informative and revealing. Truly enjoyed it!