IveBeenThinkingBlog-1024x459.jpgAs we are in the holiday season, it certainly seems like a good time to keep in touch with our family, friends, and colleagues. What are you doing to make sure your contacts know they are valued? For example, I have heard from several contacts I haven't talked to in a while. It is nice to catch up and remember the importance of people. As I say in my consulting business, people are #1 to success. And isn't it just a great time of year to keep in touch anyway?

 

One tip to implement this week:

 

The great news is that the holidays provide a great reason to keep in touch. I prefer to use the personal touch. Write a hand-written note in a holiday card. Pick up the phone to let them know you appreciate them. Schedule a time to get together and catch up. Send a personalized email or video card.

 

In my ProVisors group, we had a conversation about this topic. The key is to do something of high quality that stands out from the crowd vs. the non-personal touch. Think about something a little different. Don't just send something to check it off your list. Put thought into it to value the relationship. Don't worry if you haven't started. It is a fantastic opportunity through the New Year to leverage this opportunity.

 

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