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The End of Cold Calling – Use Pop-By Gifts.

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What are Drop-By or Pop-by gifts?

Try walking in with a little gift that lets them know they’re appreciated. The gifts are intended to deepen your relationship and provide an opportunity to connect.

It means the end of cold calling, as you know it!

60503-gbv2bgift2btagMost people add a catchy line with the gift to make it fun, memorable, and ultimately for inexpensive marketing purposes to promote their business.

They can become a favorite part of your business.

Each is done by hand, customized to the clients requirements.

These gifts, when customized, can include your name, company info and phone # with a quirkily, memorable tagline such as ‘Just Popping By to Say Hi’

Gift Basket Villas creates these are beautiful little gifts to be given to clients to create, maintain and grow relationships. There is no longer need for cold calling. These gifts ensure you’re are a welcomed sight.

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Fun Thanksgiving Table Questions

I can hear the groans when the question comes up: What are you most thankful for this year?…..but the things that we hear can be amazing, fun, interesting, heart-wrenching and incredible. So, don’t pass this one up.fall002

Want to get some fun conversations going? Here are some starters:

  • Who is the most fun person at the table and why?
  • What movies did you read this year?
  • Books read and couldn’t put down?
  • Pretend you just won a million dollars. What’s the first thing you would buy?
  • If you’re not a parent , what do you think is the hardest thing about being a parent?

 

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Gift Giving -The worst gift?

A woman was asked, what’s the Worst Gift she ever received?

Her answer: A plastic rose from her husband.

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She had mentioned to him that she didn’t like receiving flowers, because of her love of nature, so in his mind this was something she’d appreciate. rose. She may be one of those folks who has a similar belief to one of my guru’s, Eckhardt Tolle. He says that If you see a flower that you love don’t pick it, because by picking it it dies and it ceases to be what you love. I think about that every time I want to pick a flower and put it in my hair. I know it’ll be dead in a matter of minutes, but I love having a flower in my hair. It feels so exotic.

Once the question is asked anyone from anywhere in the world can answer the questions. I saw this question: what’s the worst gift you ever got and I thought this was a great topic given that I’m into gifting!

This one made me laugh out loud.
A cappuccino maker.
So what’s the problem? A cappuccino maker is such a great gift-idea. The problem was, she didn’t drink coffee or cappuccino. When she asked her husband about the thought behind the gift he said it’s because “you love cappuccino”. She then reminded him that that was his ex-wife! Yikes, wonder if she’s now his new ex-wife?
follow-thruAs you may be aware, I’m into gifts and gift-giving. It is my passion. I love to give and receive really great presents.

I get questions on what are the best gifts for my boyfriend or husband, since it so much
tougher to buy for a guy that a gal, isn’t it? Unless you get beer or golfing, or fishing gifts, but you really need to know what they like. Most people who have a hobby already have everything they need, so you need to come up with gift ideas on that are personal, put some thought into it. Remember the things they talk about and let them know you cared enough to remember the conversation or the fun time you had. Most of all, spend time with your loved ones and the things won’t matter as much.

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Best Things about Thanks-Giving.

 

  1. Family and Friends
  2. Creating lasting memories
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  4. Lunch, dessert, dinner and dessert again!
  5. Football
  6. Food induced coma and an afternoon nap.

 

 

 

Did you know?

Thanksgiving Holiday Statistics Data

  • fall3The total number of Turkeys eaten on Thanksgiving Day 51,150,000
  • Total U.S. spending on Thanksgiving dinner food $2,875,000,000
  • Average household spending on Thanksgiving dinner $56.18
  • Average household spending on Thanksgiving weekend $312
  • Number of families that will travel for Thanksgiving 39,000,000
  • Average cost per pound of Turkey $1.15

 

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Thanksgiving Heart-to-Heart

Some great thing to talk about on Thanksgiving….did you know?

Thanksgiving Holiday Statistics Data

  • Total number of Turkeys eaten on Thanksgiving Day 51,150,000
  • Total U.S. spending on Thanksgiving dinner food $2,875,000,000
  • Average household spending on Thanksgiving dinner $56.18
  • Average household spending on Thanksgiving weekend $312
  • Number of families that will travel for Thanksgiving 39,000,000
  • Approximate Average cost per pound of Turkey $1.15

But actually, these are more important:

  • Who is the most fun person at the table and why?
  • What movies did you read this year?
  • Books read and couldn’t put down?
  • Pretend you just won a million dollars. What’s the first thing you would buy?
  • If you’re not a parent , what do you think is the hardest thing about being a parent?

And of course: What are you most thankful for this year? I can hear the groans…..but the things that we hear can be amazing, fun, interesting, heart-wrenching and incredible. So, don’t pass this one up.

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How to Build Customer Loyalty

Here’s how to Build Loyalty

Potential customers need items that can make them remember your company brand or image. There needs to be a token of appreciation and an extraordinary benefit, if you want to stand out from the competition.

 

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There are so many others in your field that are not providing these small extras to attract customers and to make a connection with your company. This can help brand your company, and communicate your style of business.

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A Corporate Strategy

Employing a corporate gifting strategy is one of the best investments your company can make, it is unexpected, can be one of the most exciting part of your job and it can make your life so much more fun and easier.

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Come Bearing Gifts – Create Loyalty

How to Build Loyal Customer?

Come bearing gifts!

Basic Steps to  Building Relationships

Have you ever seen a food frenzy at the office? Someone brings in bagels or donuts and everyone is instantly hungry and can’t stop thanking the generous giver.
The same way we maintain friendships – by giving of our time, our resources and ourselves is the same method to use for our customers.pop-by

Potential customers need items that can make them remember your company brand or image. There needs to be a token of appreciation and some type of benefit – sometimes extraordinary gift giving, sometimes not so much. Almost always, it’s the ordinary that maintains relationships – a chat, a note, showing up with popcorn, tea and cookies or a bagel and cream cheese.

A Client Touch Gift

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If you want to stand out from the competition. There are so many others in your field that are not providing these small extras to attract customers and to make a connection with your company. This can help brand your company, and communicate your style of business.

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Turn Back Time

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Turning Back The Time

Would You? In a blink of an eye, it’s going to be over – would you turn back time if you could? Or are you happy to be where you are today?  I believe it matters what we’re doing now! Now is all we have and no matter how much we may sometimes wish we could turn back time, it’ll never happen, nor do we really want it.

Make the time for what does matter … now, today. We have this life once. How are you choosing to spend it? What is in your heart and why wait? Can you imagine a world where we each live our purpose, love ourselves and each other as we are? Why not start open-heartedly communicating with one another?

Remember to enjoy each experience in life,  even tough times give you the opportunity to learn something new. Until you’ve accepted yourself and know your full self-worth, you’ll continuously seek other people’s approval just to feel good about yourself. The life we have left is a gift. Cherish and Enjoy it now, to the fullest.

I am about to retire at the ripe old age of 60 and about to head into a brand new future as the big Kahuna of  the Gift Basket Villas. I am so excited. We can enjoy life now and pursue our dreams today.

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LIVE for the present, we can also choose to plan for the future. Like the Zen masters say, we can just BE, we are free to be the people we were born to be and make our world a better place by following our true hearts’ callings.

If you wake up every morning being grateful for your life and living your passion, following your life’s heart language, living your purpose it will your life be phenomenal, extraordinary. Alive people radiate, they shine, they smile often. Laughter is infectious.

Here are some really tough decisions I’ve made, buy a house, sell a house, give up climbing towers, give up hiking, give up indoor rock climbing. But one thing I learned from all of this is that one door closes and others open. It’s all a matter of perspective.

This is now my life, even after giving up all that I knew and exploring outside my comfort zone:

  • Enhance your life, change your lifestyle, make these a priority:
    Spend time with your significant other, show them how important they are.
  • Take the time to cuddle, to read, to play. have good conversations,
  • Take time to be in nature.
  • Appreciate the beauty of the world around us. Take time to savor the little pleasures in life.
    Be adventurous.
  • Meet people you’d normally meet
  • Be true to yourself – be authentic.
  • Love more. Live a life you truly love.  Follow your passion.
  • Use your creativity
  • Travel to near and distant places.
  • Listen to that song -Dance like nobody’s looking.
  • Make new friends. Change something about yourself.
  • Try something new.
  • Question everything.
  • Go on an adventure or just climb trees.
  • Play with anybody’s kids
  • Learn something new.
  • Be vulnerable to someone
  • Take chances.
  • Trust that in the end, everything works out.
  • Don’t worry about making mistakes.
  • Be goofy – Laugh often
  • Travel as much as you can afford.
  • Spend time with Family.  Girlfriend Time is so Important
  • Explore the ordinary. Explore the extraordinary.

Evolve – grow. That’s my purpose on this Earth School.  Above all, be authentic and see how life feels!