Just the other night, I was asked to be one of the “Vendor Spotlight” speakers at the San Diego NACE monthly event, and naturally I was up for it!  Well, when the organizer asked me to send over a bio, but one other than the norm, I decided to have fun with it. And here’s what I came up with!

She speaks Japanese.  She dives with manta rays and dolphins and turtles.  She has lived in other countries four different times, and on both coasts of this country.  She’s almost always to be found in green or blue, if she can help it.  And she gets to marry great couples for a living.  Let me introduce you to Bethel Nathan of Ceremonies by Bethel, five-year NACE member…  Bethel has been married to her great guy, Jason, for over eight years now, and together they’ve continued to travel all over the world and the country, as it’s a passion that they share.  They even started a business together recently.  Bethel has also been one of the most out-spoken advocates for marriage equality within our San Diego wedding community, speaking to the NACE group on that topic just about a year ago.  As many of you know, she is happy to chat with you on that topic as well as on many other topics, including her passion for philanthropy, so here’s Bethel.

{Note that I was being introduced with my Ceremonies by Bethel hat on, but when I spoke, I included info about all three of my “hats” – my three businesses – of course, as that’s me!}

I thought that it would be fun to include some of my rarely-known facts or characteristics, as it was a great chance to quickly become a more real and full person to the group, instead of just simply who I am because of what I do.  One of the huge benefits of having businesses that are us, or based on us and our personal skills and talents and knowledge, is that clients and potential clients want to actually know us.  They aren’t buying a random product that one of five websites could sell and ship them, with the only difference being price and a coupon code.  They are buying us, they are buying YOU.  So be you, let your personality show, let who you really are and what makes you you show.  And people will respond to it, I promise.

**NOTE: clearly time to go back and edit my “about me” sections, then, isn’t it?  How about you?