Yes, m’lady

Posted by  Mark Schenk —April 14, 2011
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One of the things we Anecdoters strive for is to meet new people and have interesting conversations. I had one of these this afternoon.

In the middle of 2010, Danielle DiMasi followed her passion, and forsaking corporate life, struck out on her own and started a business speaking, coaching and training Gen X and Gen Y leaders on business etiquette. A very good idea, especially seeing that everyone else working on business etiquette is a baby boomer with only tenuous relevance to the younger generations.

Danielle blogs for sites like Smart Company and a little while ago I noticed she had started referring to herself as Lady Danielle. So I asked her about it today.

A little tongue-in-cheek, Danielle went online and purchased a certificate pronouncing her as entitled to use the title of ‘Lady’. Not surprisingly, this certificate was a fraud and had no status in law. So Danielle dug a bit deeper and discovered that, through an ancient loophole, she could purchase a plot of land in Scotland that came with both a land deed and a title deed.

So she did. in October 2010, Lady Danielle DiMasi became the proud owner of a plot of land in Scotland and her use of the title ‘Lady’ is recognised in law internationally. Cool huh?

The nice twist is that the block of land is about the size of a small table top and cost a few hundred dollars. Danielle also bought one for her partner who is now a Lord.

If you have young execs needing some rough edges taken off, Check out her website.

Mark Schenk About  Mark Schenk

Mark works globally with senior leadership teams to improve their ability to communicate clearly and memorably. He has been a Director of Anecdote since 2004 and helped the company grow into one of the world’s leading business storytelling consultancies. Connect with Mark on:

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