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Fun Seasonal Christmas Quotes

A Time of Sharing, A Time of Giving, and A Time of Believing

A Time of Sharing, A Time of Giving, and A Time of Believing

A Time of Sharing, A Time of Giving, and A Time of Believing

“The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.” ~ Burton Hillis

“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. “~ Norman Vincent Peale

“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” ~ Charles Dickens

“At Christmas, all roads lead home. “~ Marjorie Holmes

“I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month. “~ Harlan Miller

“Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.” ~ J.L.W. Brooks

“The message of Christmas is that the visible material world is bound to the invisible spiritual world.” ~ Author Unknown

“Three phrases that sum up Christmas are: Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Men, and Batteries not included.” ~ Author Unknown

“May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through” ~ Author Unknown

“Bless us Lord, this Christmas, with quietness of mind.  Teach us to be patient and always to be kind. “ ~ Helen Steiner Rice

 

Great Christmas Quotes to Share:

The Quote Garden

Here is your link at http://www.quotegarden.com/christmas.html

 

All Things Christmas  

Here is your link at http://www.allthingschristmas.com/quotes.html

 

 

Cora Belle Marburger, Digital Marketing Support

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Six Strategies to Make Your Connections Count

Your First Impression Counts

Your First Impression Counts

You only have the first seven seconds to make your first impression with a potential client of JV partner.   I do believe that with a small window of time you will receive full attention to what will align with their goals and expectation.

“Any communication or marketing professional needs cross-cultural research and communication skills to be able to succeed in the future.”  Unknown

 Your First Impression Counts

Watch what your body language says about you while listening and networking with others.

  • Have a smile which communicates an openness to a conversation, you are approachable, and that you are trustworthy.
  • Be sure to keep consistent eye contact so the other person fells respected and understood.
  • Remember to nod during conversations to show that you are listening to what the other person is saying.
  • Always stand tall to appear that you are confident in talking to your possible clients.
  • A clear voice tone will also show that you are confident in your conversation.

Networking with Like-Minded People

  • Effective business networking is to connect with like-minded business professionals, in which we build a trust through relationships where we can see a need to support each other.
  • Networking in a business community can be through Meet-Up Groups, Business Associations, BNI, eWomen Network, Seminars, Lectures, Public Meetings, Breakfast Networking Clubs, Hospitality Events, Conventions, and local Chambers of Commerce.

Be Authentic and a Memorable Communicator

  • Have the ability to be present and respond more effectively.
  • Be able to adjust your content and deliver your presentations to suit particular audience styles.

Set Yourself Apart

  • Zero in on prospective clients by offering sound advice and guidance to those in need.
  • Get to know your customers to build your relationship based on their business needs.
  • Touch base with your past customers and offer them a loyalty discount.

Give and Receive Great Business Referrals

  • Give referrals to get referrals is the basis for business networking.
  • Keep your client’s best interest in mind.
  • Give at least three recommendations in any situation.

Use Networking Events to Build Your Business

  • Know the purpose of your networking event and save the date.
  • Be consistent and attend your weekly and monthly network events.

Resources:

Making Great First Impressions with Networking 101 

http://www.samdiener.com/2009/08/making-great-first-impressions-networking-101/

Five Pointers on Giving Referrals 

http://businessnetworking.com/5-pointers-on-giving-referrals/

Steps to Expand Your Business Network

http://blog.youraceassistant.com/category/business-networking/

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Productive Office Work Teams

 

hand drawing the keys for success

“The Golden Rule of Habit Change: You can’t extinguish a bad habit, you can only change it.” ― Charles Duhigg

Maintain a Work Balance

  • Plan daily schedules to support short-term and long-term goals.
  • Review team goals daily, then link them to the activities for the week.
  • Avoid ambiguous language. Be very specific and precise so the listener can receive a clearer communication and less the need for repetition.
  • Don’t allow little distractions to take away your focus from your team.  Turn off those pesky text and email pings that takes your attention away from you projects.
  • Set realistic time frames on new projects.   A tight work load can frustrating and generous workloads can contribute to inefficacy.
  • Give instruction and make requests as specifically, as possible.  Ask your team to repeat what they think you said and immediately correct misinformation.
  • Use delegation skills to develop your team and expand their work experience skills.
  • Ask your team, “Is there a more effective way of doing these projects?”
  • When multiple people take a project, break it down into pieces of their own real estate.  It sometimes can get difficult to stay on track towards the end project goal.
  • Schedule creative and challenging monthly events during your peak hours.
  • Lighten up with laughter to lift spirits and enhance creativity.

Set Priorities and Take Initiatives

  • Set realistic time frames on new projects.   A tight work load can frustrating and generous workloads can contribute to inefficacy.
  • Give instruction and make requests as specifically, as possible.  Ask your team to repeat what they think you said and immediately correct misinformation.
  • Use delegation skills to develop your team and expand their work experience skills.
  • Ask your team, “Is there a more effective way of doing these projects?”

Develop a Win-Win

  • When multiple people take a project, break it down into pieces of their own real estate.  It sometimes can get difficult to stay on track towards the end project goal.

Synergize Your Team

  • Schedule creative and challenging monthly events during your peak hours.
  • Lighten up with laughter to lift spirits and enhance creativity.

Resources:

Characteristics of Good Work Team Members

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/cutting-edge-leadership/201301/characteristics-good-work-team-members

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Virtual Teams

https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/openforum/articles/culture-beat-the-7-habits-of-highly-effective-virtual-teams/

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