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.