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.


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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