Two Great Ideas!

I was talking with a good friend recently who had just received his third digital picture frame as a gift.  While trying to pawn off the gift to me for some extra golf money I told him to do the old fashion “re-gift”.  He thought that re-gifting something was bad form, this from the guy who wanted $50 bucks for the heart-felt gift he had just received.  So what to do with those digital frames that are loaded up with kids and mother-in-law pics.  Simple, use it as a business tool!

Does your company have  a reception area?  Run a slide show of key products, key staff, or your corporate history, etc.  Be sure to keep it casual and intimate. Remember, this is a picture frame not a big time presentation tool.

I recently saw one in use at a Business to Business trade show booth.  A poster might be too low-tech and a flat screen hooked up to a laptop or PC is at times too high-tech.  Use a digital frame to announce your booth events, product offerings, raffle drawings, etc.

Lastly, if you don’t have a moral issue with re-gifting then give one away as a VIP gift.  Is your business sponsoring a golf tournament for charity, participating in a special dinner, or hosting a weekend retreat?  Have someone from your company act as roving photographer and get some great pictures of the event then load them onto a digital frame and send it home with the winner.

 The second part of the blog post is a great idea I heard recently on checklists or task lists.  Lists are great but sometimes you want a reminder that’s right in front of your face to be absolutely certain you don’t forget something on the way to the office.  Use a dry erase marker to leave yourself a mirror-note.

The person who told me this writes a to-do list on his bathroom mirror and on a mirror in his office.  This way every time he walks by the mirror he sees what he has to do.  And the only thing more satisfying than crossing something off a to-do list is being able to watch yourself smile while doing it.   Plus, you can check the teeth prior that important meeting.

That’s it for this week.

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Branch Manager that has worked in the small to medium sized business lending field. I have experience in all types commercial lending and I'm here to provide insights from a lender's point of view. I hope to impart some knowledge that can take your business or profession to the next level. I currently work as a Branch Manager at the 10th & Bannock Office for Banner Bank in Boise, Idaho.

Posted in Business, Checklists, Golf, Marketing Ideas, To Do List, White Board

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