COMMENTS ABOUT THE MEETING
Stan, the speaker was great!!!! You really lucked out getting
him as a replacement for Ervolino. I thought Franks' comments were not only
fascinating, but also very relevant. It's inspiring to know that successful
people actually started out doing grunt work and came up through the ranks. A
very positive start for NJ Creatives' new season. Thanks.
Really enjoyed Frank's talk Wednesday night. I like where his heart's at in his
business--and his candor about what matters to him. Good person to know. Thank
you for arranging.
It was a great meeting―SWAN/NJ
Creatives in its new home with one of the best presentations ever.
My first impressions were that Frank was a great speaker and a great find, even
though he was a fill-in. It's always interesting to learn about the circuitous
route that many people take on the path to being in a position of reknown or
Frank was a great raconteur.
If he does an encore -- back by popular demand – we should tape it.
Congratulations on the success of your inaugural meeting.
Congratulations on moving us back to the Bergen Museum.
I so enjoyed Frank Scandale's talk last night. It's interesting to hear the twists and turns of someone's life. And he did it with such candor and humor, pointing out the highs and the lows.
As we discussed, I thought it was a fabulous meeting and well worth my 120-mile round trip to Bergen County.
I think we were all treated to a live, abbreviated version of his future best-selling autobiography. He was honest, witty, down-to-earth, accomplished and proud, yet not boastful. It was fascinating to listen to the "tapestry" of his journey as a writer, reporter and editor. He deftly interwove his personal and professional stories, recounting not only the progression of his work, but such items of interest as his marriage proposal, the pride that all his relatives felt, his move to Denver and the leasing of his lavish apartment there.
It was fascinating to hear about his stint in Denver that included covering the Jon Benet Ramsey case and Columbine shootings. His arrival back to NJ just a day before 9-11-01 was moving, especially since he was addressing our group almost two years later to the day.
Having worked on several weekly newspapers, I related to much of what he
recounted. And when he talked about the passion of his reporters and what they
get paid in comparison to what they do, I related to that as well.
I'm sure Frank Scandale will be very pleased when he is shown his remarkable
tapestry after he crosses over on his final journey to the other side of the
newsroom. Until then, I'm looking forward to reading the uncensored version of
his dynamic autobiography.
As a first-time visitor to your
organization, I just wanted to say thank you for the warm reception I received
last Wednesday at the NJ Creatives monthly meeting. Frank Scandale, editor of
The Record, was informative and very entertaining. I'm looking forward to coming
back next month to hear Bob Bly