Appreciation Secrets with Dr. Paul White

In my interview with Dr. Paul White, he pointed out the difference between appreciation and recognition. Recognition is frequently seen in business settings. We recognize people for achieving goals and for how long they have been in business. It’s great to recognize people for accomplishments, but appreciation is different. Appreciation is all about the person, […]

Thank You is Important in Every Language

I spent an incredible week on a Mediterranean cruise. We visited Spain, France and Italy. Everywhere we went, I tried to know a few words in the native language. Especially thank you – gracias, merci, grazie. It was important for me to recognize the people who were serving me – from clerks at stores and […]

10 Ways to Celebrate National Humor Month in your Business

April is National Humor Month. Here are 10 ways you can use the occasion in your business to follow up and connect with your contacts. Email a joke, have them respond to receive the punch line. Send a funny card with a joke or humorous cartoon. Share a video of your favorite comedian. Tell a […]

Top 10 ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Your Business.

Many businesses celebrate an annual holiday in December. Few celebrate Valentine’s Day. You can stand out by doing one of these things in your business this year.   Send Valentine’s cards to all your clients from last year saying, “I love doing business with you.” Send Valentine’s cards to your strategic partners saying, “I love […]

Time Lapse of Gift Basket Assembly

Recently, I assembled 170 gift baskets for a financial planning office for their clients for the holidays. I thought it would be fun to do a time lapse film of the process. We took 2 different videos, which covered about 2/3 of the gift baskets (around 120). There was also the process of boxing them […]

Gift of the Week – Soak it Up Cloths

A couple years ago, my mom sent me a gift for Valentine’s Day. It was a rectangle that was stiff and thicker than paper. It was decorated with hearts. I wasn’t sure what to do with it. Should I hang it on the wall? Was it meant to be a large coaster? It wasn’t quite […]

Gift of the Week – Eco Flowers

There are many occasions where sending flowers is a nice gesture – holidays, get well soon, condolences, etc. The problem is that fresh flowers don’t last. They may be beautiful to begin with, but eventually they have to be discarded. What if you could send flowers that last forever? Eco Flowers creates flowers out of […]

Gift of the Week – Glassy Baby

Colorful, hand-blown glass with a charitable side to it. That is Glassy Baby. Their home page of their website says, “We hand blow glass with color and light for people who love to give kindness.” Glass blowing is an art form and these art pieces are created by 80 glass blowers. It takes 4 people […]

Gift of the Week – Tactical Christmas Stocking

How can you make a standard Christmas stocking more interesting? The tactical Christmas stocking puts a new twist on this holiday staple. It is made of nylon and has MOLLE straps, carabiners and clips. You could say it is a military grade stocking. It has a handle, a zipper and an external pouch. It screams […]

Gift of the Week – State Icons

Everywhere you travel has its own special iconic places. As a tourist, you probably make a point of seeing them. When they are in your home town or state, you feel an attachment to them. They help identify home to you. Many of these iconic places around the country have been preserved by Christy Johnson […]