The Self-Appointed Advocate of the Handwritten Note
You’ll never meet a gal as passionate as this one is about the handwritten note! As frequent lecturer, guest speaker, consultant, author and columnist, Cindy Zimmermann’s been championing the cause to preserve handwritten communication as a vital part of our culture and history.
“It’s not about laborious long letters…” opines Cindy, “handwritten notes are fun, fast and bring such a valuable dimension and meaning to today’s techno-laden world.” Think about the last time you received a handwritten note or card from someone. Bet you didn’t throw it in the trashcan as quickly as you would a hit the delete button on a flat, impersonal email. “Handwritten notes are an essential fiber in the fabric of our existence – wrought with emotion, care and personal sentiment. This type of connection means so much and really empowers and enriches our relationships — from the business world to old friends and acquaintances. If you want to make an impact in someone’s life – make it a handwritten note.”
In 2005 Cindy founded Writing In Style as a resource for education, advocacy and product offerings celebrating and preserving the handwritten word. A driven entrepreneur with over 25 years business experience, Cindy’s helped thousands to appreciate “The Power of the Written Word” through her speaking engagements and her regular column in Pen World International magazine. Recognized as a credible professional trainer and speaker, Cindy’s personal testimonial about standout communication was showcased to an audience of 6500 at the 2006 National Postal Forum. Cindy’s sense of humor and heartfelt anecdotes have audiences ready to put pen to paper as an effective communication tool.
“I’m always out and about, sharing my passion, and people ask me where they can find just the right pen, stationary or my next speaking engagement — so I created WritingInStyle.com as your one-stop resource for all the things that make handwritten notes so powerful, so meaningful. I personally hand-select all products in the shop, and my blog and events calendar keep you in the know.”
A true believer and practitioner of corporate social responsibility, Cindy frequently shares her message and donates her time to local non-profits like Phoenix-based Hospice of the Valley, Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, SAARC, COAR, Actor’s Theatre Phoenix, and Chicago’s The Anixter Center as well as national programs such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Girl Child Network, Dining Out for Life.
To find Cindy at a location near you, book a custom speaking engagement for your sales force or non-profit, click here or send her a handwritten note!