Welcome to the March 2004 edition of PianoOne® "Key Inspirations" with Kevin Asbjörnson, MIM - Contemporary Pianist, Composer & Yamaha® Artist. Thank you for subscribing!

Key Inspiration for the Day:
Learning takes place when you are open to learn. This principle is the basis of the Inspired Learning Model™ and the foundation of Artistry of Leadership – Creating Meaningful Connections™, Kevin Asbjörnson's interactive keynote event and dynamic professional development program. For a free printable overview of the Inspired Learning Model, click here.

In This Edition:

Kevin Asbjörnson's Music Featured on CD Compilations from Jingo Digital in the Republic of China (Taiwan)

Swedish Magazine Sydsvenskan Acknowledges Kevin Asbjörnson's Work in Integrating Music and Leadership

Food Service Trade Organization Selects Kevin Asbjörnson, MIM As KeyNote Speaker for Annual Convention

Center for Creative Leadership Conference to Feature Kevin Asbjörnson's Groundbreaking Artistry of Leadership - Creating Meaningful Connections™ Program

PianoOne Affiliates with The Breakaway Group to Expand Portfolio of Services to Professional Associations, Speaker Bureaus & Organizations

Latest Acoustitherapy CDs Calm Your Mind, Relieve Your Tension, and Ignite Your Heart


Kevin Asbjörnson's Music Featured on CD Compilations from Jingo Digital in the Republic of China (Taiwan)

The music of Yamaha® Artist Kevin Asbjörnson, MIM is featured on two new CD compilations produced and distributed by Jingo Digital, Inc., an independent record label in Taiwan and the exclusive distributor and marketer of Asbjörnson's CDs in that republic.

"Awakenings," from Asbjörnson's CD of the same name, is included on Heat Is On 2003, a new CD compilation featuring recordings from Jingo Digital's bestselling CDs of the year. "Two Together in Heart," also from the "Awakenings" CD, is included on a compilation CD that is packaged with Discover the Secrets of Happiness, the newest book by popular Taiwanese author Eric Wu. The non-fiction work is published and distributed by China Times Publishing, one of the largest and most prestigious publishing houses in Taiwan.

According to a representative of Jingo Digital, Asbjörnson, who has recorded three CDs of contemporary piano solos, was voted one of the ten most popular Jingo Digital artists in an online poll, and that his music enjoys wide appeal in the Taiwanese market.

For more details, click here.

 

Swedish Magazine Article Acknowledges Kevin Asbjörnson's Work in Integrating Music and Leadership

Music as a source of inspiration for business leaders is a concept that is increasingly recognized across the globe, and Kevin Asbjörnson, MIM continues to be acknowledged internationally for his innovative application of the concept. The most recent acknowledgement came in the December 23, 2003 issue of Sydsvenskan, a daily magazine in Sweden.

The article, written by Elisabeth Braw, describes how New York's Orpheus Chamber Orchestra has helped business people discover profound insights into leadership. It has done so by allowing visitors to sit among the musicians during practice and observe the orchestra's use of collective leadership and shared decision making. The article's author cites Asbjörnson as an example of a trend-setting artist and innovator who is using music to bring value to the business world.

To read an English translation of the article, click here.

 

Food Service Trade Organization Selects Kevin Asbjörnson, MIM As KeyNote Speaker for Annual Convention

Kevin Asbjörnson, MIM will present his Artistry of Leadership – Creating Meaningful Connections™ program at the General Session of the 2004 annual convention of the National Association of College & University Food Services (NACUFS). The NACUFS is the trade association for food service professionals at over 650 institutions of higher education in the United States, Canada and abroad. Asbjörnson's presentation will take place on Wednesday, July 7, 2004 at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information on NACUFS, please visit www.nacufs.org.

 

Center for Creative Leadership Conference to Feature Kevin Asbjörnson's Groundbreaking Artistry of Leadership - Creating Meaningful Connections™ Program

Yamaha® Artist, Kevin Asbjörnson, MIM will present Artistry of Leadership - Creating Meaningful Connections™ at the Center for Creative Leadership's 2004 Friends of CCL International Leadership Conference at the Hyatt Lodge at McDonald University in Chicago, Illinois. Asbjörnson will present his program on Thursday, September 30 from 2:45 pm – 4:00 pm, and again on Friday, October 1 from 9:00 am – 10:15 am. For information on this innovative leadership conference or to register online, please visit www.ccl.org, select "Leadership Community", and then select "Special Events & Conferences."

 

PianoOne Affiliates with The Breakaway Group to Expand Portfolio of Services to Professional Associations, Speaker Bureaus & Organizations

PianoOne announces its affiliation with The Breakaway Group, a firm dedicated to mentoring business leaders and key decision makers around the world. The company's thought leaders are internationally recognized business authors, former turn-around CEOs and sought-after speakers, and have mentored more than 500 companies on ethics, management, strategy and execution.

"By affiliating our professional service practices, we offer business leaders events, workshops and professional services that are an invigorating twist away from traditional personal, professional & leadership development initiatives," said Kevin Asbjörnson, MIM, founder and principle recording artist of PianoOne. "Our high-impact, instructional methodologies are inspirational, creative, experiential and interactive."

"By integrating PianoOne's Artistry of Leadership – Creating Meaningful Connections™ experience, we now offer leaders the four cornerstones in business: creativity, credibility, culture and strategy execution," said Charles Fred, founder and thought leader of The Breakaway Group. "In today's economy, these four cornerstones will greatly impact the performance of leaders and their organizations."

For more information on The Breakaway Group, please visit www.thebreakawaygroup.com.

 

Latest Acoustitherapy CDs Calm Your Mind, Relieve Your Tension, and Ignite Your Heart

Experience the therapeutic pleasures of the new Acoustitherapy CDs Relaxation, Gentle Passion, and Ambiance, featuring the sounds of acoustic piano, harp, guitar, flute, and cello. These beautiful collections of evocative, soothing, and inspiring melodies include the music of Kevin Asbjörnson, MIM – Piano; Darren Curtis Skanson - Classical Guitar; Lisa Lynne Franco - Celtic Harp; Susan Winsberg - Silver Flute; and Mark Billman - Cello. These CD's make ideal gifts!

To preview the music on these delightful albums or to place an order, please call 1-800-730-5959 or visit www.PianoOne.com

 

Kevin Asbjörnson's Collage CD hailed as "meditative, transportive, and filled with life."

Asbjörnson's critically acclaimed Collage CD includes ten original piano solos that Metaphysical Reviews called "meditative, transportive, and filled with life," and New Age Voice said combines "a heartfelt lyricism with a clear understanding of the link between music and spirituality."


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