I stopped by to see my friend Liza Cirlot Looser in Jackson, Mississippi, last week. We met while working at an ad agency 25 years ago. Liza went on to start her own very successful agency while we were housemates.
There was a tiny room in our house with no heating. Liza spent hours, days and weeks in that unheated room getting her first big accounts. I used to try to get her out of that room to do something fun, but she just worked.
She went to the bank with just 75 dollars to put in her brand new business account. The bank teller chuckled when she did that and said, "Go get 'em, Tiger."
And she did. Here we are at her agency offices:
While we were there, Liza asked Mel to make the recording for her international office's voice mail. Here he is doing it.
Now Mel's British accent will be the first thing any of Liza's overseas clients hear when they leave a message.