The leaves are turning and covering the ground with a blanket of colour. It’s fun to walk, swishing through the leaves, and kicking them in the air just like children do. The sun is shining, and spirits are high as we enjoy the beautiful fall days.
However, it’s not all “sunshine and roses” as the days shorten – it’s dark in the morning and dark earlier at night. After a long sunny summer, the days are becoming cloudy and darker and the rains are starting.
The cooler temperature can makes us feel agitated and unmotivated. The key is to get active – “when you are feeling down, get up”*. Don’t isolate yourself – connect with others and make the most of the day and season. Connection matters. October 10th is World Mental Health Day and this year the theme is Mental Health is a Universal Human Right. And rightly so - we need to check in on family members, colleagues, and friends. Strong ties provide us with happiness, security, and support. It can also provide a sense of purpose and a protective factor against anxiety and depression - Be social.
The green ribbon is the international symbol of mental health awareness. Wear a green ribbon to show colleagues, loved ones or simply those you walk past that you care about their mental health.
Thanksgiving is the perfect opportunity to give thanks to family and friends, to get together, to share a meal and to spend quality time. This is a great time for us to “check in” with others. When you ask others “how are you?” take time to listen to their response – not only their words, but their tone of voice, eye movement and body language. We all have personal struggles and often people put up a front and try to appear that everything is fine. Reach out, and most of all, make a connection.
Connecting is also critical to our business success.
5Tips for Networking
There is a reason it is called “net-WORK-ing”. It is an occasion for learning, discovering new ideas and opportunities. Mostly to make business connections.
Think of socializing and eating as secondary goals if they are part of going to an event. It’s a time to connect, communicate and collaborate:
2. At the event
3. Introduction and Meet and Greet
When you are introduced to someone, make eye contact, and repeat their name to help you remember it. If there are business cards exchanged, possibly write a key word or reminder on the card to help you remember the person in future. Some people dog-ear a business card as a reminder to follow up with a VIP.
Ask questions and listen actively. Repeat or rephrase what the other person says to demonstrate your interest and understanding.
Although you are hoping to promote yourself, your brand or your product, be sure to connect with the needs and interests of the other person to increase relevance.
5. Follow Up
Stay and keep in touch. Invite them to one of your events or let them know of an upcoming event based on common interests.
Remember you only get one chance to make a good impression and make sure that you do.
We just finished our photo shoot of new offerings and there are numerous delectable gifts to choose from.
Client or Corporate Gifts
We have luxury gift baskets that include wine, cheeses, and gourmet food items. Or include branded merchandise and a wide variety of quality gifts or food items to “wow” your client and stand out from the rest.
Acknowledge new business or referrals with a thoughtful gift tailored to the client and the occasion.
Include a branded item and a personalized card with your company’s logo for staff appreciation events, bonuses for reaching sales goals, and other milestones or achievements.
Significant events to be recognized with an appropriate gift.
- Onboarding gifts for new employees
- Work anniversary gifts
- Retirement gifts
- New Baby gifts
- Get Well Soon
Kick start your holiday giving with our Give a Gift and Get a Gift program
All the Best,