Ardis S. Bazyn of Burbank, has been Reappointed to the California State Independent Living Council


SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments:

Ardis S. Bazyn of Burbank has been reappointed to the California State Independent Living Council, where she has served since 2013. Bazyn has been president and chief executive officer at Bazyn Communications since 1999. She was a community outreach representative at the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk in 2004 and a foodservice manager at Cedar Rapids Post Office Vending from 1984 to 1999. Bazyn is secretary for the California Council of the Blind’s Board of Directors and Students Program. She is second vice president of the Randolph-Sheppard Vendors of America and a member of its Glendale-Burbank Chapter. She earned a Master of Education degree in arts in teaching from Coe College. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Bazyn is registered without party preference.

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ACB Sparks Success - 56th Annual American Council of the Blind Conference & Convention 

ACB Sparks Success - 56th Annual American Council of the Blind Conference & Convention

I enjoyed this conference and thought you’d be interested in watching this clip of activities. This is a highlight video from the 56th Annual American Council of the Blind Conference & Convention from June 30 - July 7, 2017, at the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nevada (with audio description):

Congratulations to Lynn White Shelby!

Congratulations to Lynn White Shelby! She received two awards for her volunteering in Burbank and the County of L.A. She is a 35-year member of our VerdugoGlen chapter of American Business Womens Association. Lynn was presented with a special award at the Burbank City Council meeting and the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion luncheon. This was in recognition of Older American Month. Her civic activities in the community are well known.

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Bazyn Communications Spring Newsletter

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Please click here to download a pdf of my informative Spring newsletter.

It contains two articles: “Hiring and Firing Staff or Contractors” and “Thinking of podcasts?”. You can either read the newsletter online at or read the attached pdf version. Enjoy.

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American Business Women’s Association Welcomes Guest Speaker Kim Somers Egelsee

Glendale, CA – The American Business Women’s Association – Verdugo-Glen Chapter is excited to welcome guest speaker Kim Somers Egelsee to their meeting on January 25, 2017. Egelsee’s talk will cover “positive communication, tools for life balance and stress relief, tips for exuding confidence in every interaction, and goal setting methods to break through your fear and doubt.”

Kim Somers Egelsee is a speaker, author, and confidence expert. The author of 12 books and a TEDX speaker, Egelsee received Congressional recognition as a speaker from the US House of Representatives for her inspirational message, thoughtful perspective, and positive impact on the status of women in our society. She holds a degree in Speech Communication Studies from California State University of Long Beach.

The American Business Women’s Association’s mission is to bring together business women of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition. The Verdugo Glen Chapter has been active for over 50 years, and has received 40+ awards for chapter excellent.

Egelsee’s talk will take place at the meeting on Wednesday, January 25, 2017; the meeting will start with networking at 5:45pm, with dinner at 6:45pm. The event will be held at the Glendale Elks Lodge at 120 E Colorado St. in Glendale, California. The dinner meeting cost is $25.00. To make a reservation, please email

Bazyn Communications "Making the Impossible Possible" Newsletter Winter 2016


 Bazyn Communications

"Making the Impossible Possible" Newsletter

Winter 2016 


“True vision with insight” 

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1. Letter from the editor 

2. Articles 

a. “Should You Follow Up in December?" By: Wanda Allen, Follow Up Sales Strategies 

b. “Investing in Your Business" By: Chris Scully, Total Biz 360 

3. Updates 

4. Products and Services 

5. Contributing to this newsletter 

6. Recommended links 

7. Contact information 

8. Favorite quotes 


Letter from the editor

Dear Readers, 

The holiday season is my time of the year to be thankful for all my blessings: a wonderful supportive family, considerate and loving friends, congenial and helpful colleagues, and time to celebrate the Christmas blessing of the birth of Jesus. It's also time to reflect on the future: what positive changes should I make and how I can better assist others. In this newsletter, I've included two articles written by other successful business owners. Both follow-up and investing in your business are topics we all need to remember.

I recently offered to sell a large print calendar planner for a visually impaired friend who created them. You can purchase one from my shopping cart online or give me a call and I'll ship one to you. Please remember I offer a free consultation to see if I can assist you in developing your strategies for the future, whether you are considering retirement, deciding on whether to become an entrepreneur, or more fully develop your business with a new marketing or business plan. 

This year, my travels have included Las Vegas, NV; Washington, DC; Baltimore, MD; Dallas, TX; San Diego, CA; Paso Robles, CA; Faro, Portugal; Madrid, Spain; Minneapolis, MN twice; Santa Barbara, CA; Sioux Falls, SD; St. Cloud, MN; Santa Anna, CA; Chattanooga, TN; Redding, CA; Seattle, WA; and Denver, CO. In the next few months, I'll be travelling to Las Vegas, NV; Washington, D.C.; Garden Grove, CA; Woodland Hills, CA; Sacramento, CA; Reno, NV; and Sioux Falls, SD. To give organizations and corporations discounted speaking fees, I try to coordinate events and trainings. Please let me know about events or possible speaking opportunities in these and other areas, since I’m always adding cities to my itinerary. 

Have a wonderful holiday season! 

Ardis Bazyn 


Should You Follow Up in December? 

By: Wanda Allen, Follow Up Sales Strategies 

The answer is YES! 

Is December a busy time for many....of course. However, that should not stop you from following up with your clients, prospects and referral sources. It's important that you stay "out of your head" with thoughts that will prevent you from taking action. Some of the action defeating thoughts are: 

• He's busy with year end 

• She's probably taking time off this month 

• I'm sure she's in the holiday mood and not wanting to be bothered 

• I'll follow up with him after the 1st of the year


I want you to say no, no, no and no to the above thoughts. So often when we get "in our head" we think we know what's going on with our prospects, clients and referral sources, but more times than not we really don't know. 

During the month of December, focus on taking action and not worrying about the outcome. Not everybody puts business off until January. You have to make the call or send the email or text to find the one's who aren't putting business on hold this month. 

On another note, December is a great time of year to show appreciation for your clients. Call and thank them for their business this year and let them know you look forward to working with them in 2017. This simple phone call can go a long way in deepening your relationships and creating loyalty. 

For her Follow Up Sales Strategies Coaching Program. Call 858-382-1952 or 


Investing in Your Business

By: Chris Scully, Total Biz 360 

Treat your business as your most important investment. Make sure you get a good return. 

Is Your Business a Good Investment? 

Good question, isn't it? How can you, a business owner, determine the answer without ego or emotion getting in the way? The short answer is look at the numbers. If there's a return on the investment, good. If there isn't, bad. There's no justifying or explaining the numbers at this point. They are what they are. 

Financial Planning

What you might miss is that any time you disburse business funds, you're investing. At least that's how you should view it. 

Let's look at beans to illustrate the point. You have 10 beans. If they grow into healthy plants they'll produce enough new beans for your family to enjoy some and enable you to plant more next season. You wouldn't bother planting the beans if you couldn't get that kind of result. If you keep getting that kind of return, you'd be able to have beans growing on every available square foot of your property, eat what you want, set aside 

enough for next year's crop and sell the rest. Now your beans are a business. Every bean planted returned many times that to the farmer. That's how business finance should be managed. Every bean you spend must produce so many more beans in return. 

When you view business expenditures as investments that are supposed to produce a return, you're less likely to waste money or foolishly buy things that you don't need and won't contribute to your bottom line. You can do the same thing with your time. Look at the time you're spending at work as an investment that's supposed to produce a return and you're far less likely to spend it watching cat videos. That change in perspective will help you get on top of time management. 

Lost Revenue

Lost revenue is usually a bigger problem for business than money wasted on expenditures that don't result in a return. How does that work? If your business has the resources in terms of space, equipment and personnel to generate $10000 per week in revenue, bit it's only producing $5000 per week. Operating at 50% of its potential is costing you $5000 per week in revenue you could have made but didn't. 

There's another way a business can lose revenue. It's similar to the example above, but much harder to see. Here's how it happens. You build up your business to the point where its producing as much as it can possibly produce with current staff, equipment and space. Well done. Now, you can get people to work harder, maybe put in a little overtime, fine tune things to make them a bit more efficient and squeeze a little more production out of it year over year for a while. 

You look at getting more space, hiring more staff, buying more or better equipment, but you don't do any of those things because they'll "cost a lot of money." Spending that money might double or triple your revenue. Not spending it will keep it in the same range. Again you're losing revenue. 

Another example in the lost revenue category: You've been a solo operator for some time and you've done pretty well growing your business. You're starting to hit your limit in terms of how hard and how smartly you can work. You're maxed. You're pretty sure that if you hired someone to take over some functions from you, you'd be able to keep the business growing. You don't do it. You think, "I can't afford the salary because that money would have to come out what I've been paying myself." Similarly you might think, "I don't have time to train anyone. I barely have time to eat lunch and do everything I'm supposed to do. It's easier to just keep doing everything myself." The truth is that you will be tighter on money and on time while you're training your new 

employee, but once you've gotten him or her trained and producing what you need, you'll get a much greater return on that investment. 


You can make your business a good investment by evaluating the potential return on all expenditures and ensuring you're not losing income due to not operating at full capacity. When you do hit full capacity, increase your capacity. If you run your business finances this way, you'll get a great return from the investments you make in your business! 

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Products and Services

Bazyn Communications continues to offer inspirational and motivational speaking, business coaching, and writing. A free consultation by phone or in person is available upon request. For a list of speaking or coaching topics, visit We’re also available for a variety of writing projects, small and large: business plans, marketing plans, articles, and copy for most types of media for small businesses and nonprofits. Small Braille transcription projects 

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Favorite Links

Check out the links of organizations in which I participate: 

American Council of the Blind 

Burbank Activities 

Burbank Business Network International 

Burbank Chamber of Commerce 

California Council of the Blind 

California Voter Empowerment Circle 

Democracy Live Accessible Voting 

Independent Visually Impaired Entrepreneurs 

Randolph Sheppard Vendors of America 

Speaker Match 

Success Simplified 

Xlibris Publishing 


Contact Information

Bazyn Communications 

Ardis Bazyn 



Favorite Quotes

“I'm convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance” - Steve Jobs 

If we could look into each other's hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care. 

Marvin J. Ashton--- 

“The right idea with no follow-through is dead on arrival” 


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