I was walking along at the Good Guys car show at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Then, I get the feeling I just walked onto a movie set as right in front of me is a lady right out of a fifties movie complete with black peddle pushers, high heal tennis shoes, pink sweater and piled high bright pink and white cotton candy hair.
Lo and behold next to this lady was a bright pink 1958 Studebaker Prudential Station Wagon. I asked who are you? In character, with a lot of excitement and enthusiasm she said, “I’m Pinky. Who are you? I’m immediately captivated and taken back to the 50’s.
Others are coming up to meet Pinky and have their pictures take with her and the Study. Like me, they’re immediately taken in by the experience and made part of Pinky’s group. Just as I asked, “There’s got be a story here”, Pinky pulls out the photo album and immediately takes us on the journey telling her story:
Pinky said, “I was walking down the street one day and I saw this car. I walked around it. Then couldn’t leave. I had to have the car. It was soon mine and the restoration began.” Photo after photo revealed the love and attention Pinky used to bring her classic and the persona of Pinky to life. “Here’s a photo of her (yes, the Study is a her) with her makeup off (grill and bumpers)”. Pinky took us all on the journey with the excitement, emotion, the color of as if she were reliving the actual story. You felt like you were there during the creation of Pinky! It was a fabulous experience.
As I passed by several times later, there was a constant gathering around the Study, becoming a part of the Pinky experience too.
Pinky had her package together as you can in your oral boards. She was Pinky. In character living the experience.
This from Pinky:
In case you could not tell I'm a real people person and love the amuse, delight and interact with crowds. I didn't plan on the whole pink car / Pinky persona thing, it just kinda came about, but I always come away with an incredible feeling about the whole thing. It's more then just dressing up for a car show to me. It takes me to "another level" of interpersonal interaction. Believe it or not I used to be shy and am somewhat of a loner. Doing these shows gets me out of my shell to have fun, and get a chance to talk to and encourage others to live their dream. I'm very satisfied with my life right now. I wasn't sure if I'd ever get to this point. But I have and it's great! I know I'm going places! Thank you so much for your words of encouragement, they have really stuck with me! Pinky
Getting this job is all about presentation skills. Pinky has it down and can go as far as she wants to take it. You can too!
“Nothing counts ‘til you have the badge . . . Nothing!”
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