Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Nonsecular and completely American, just like country music, but with turkey and gravy, it affords everyone the opportunity to count their blessings. And watch football. And unbuckle your belt without it being creepy.
It is, in my opinion, the Mary Poppins of holidays—perfect in every way!
Just thought I’d say thanks…
For me, 2012 has been a year of giving and receiving, and for that I am most grateful. When it ends in a few weeks, I will have written 52 posts for this blog, overseen a few less for the Print Confessions blog, cranked out 52 video sales tips and recorded 52 “Short Attention Span Webinars.” In addition, T.J. Tedesco and I will have penned six columns each for Printing Impressions magazine. All free to you.
In addition, I have rewritten and rerecorded all of my “Sales Challenge” webinars and, together with the amazing Kelly Mallozzi, created all new material for a new training program we are launching in January of 2013. There will be a new 90-day program, a total of eight Tuesday eWorkshops, DVDs and CDs comprised of sales subjects ranging from creating an effective prospecting process to time management and beating voice mail—44 separate recordings in all.
That, my friends, is a LOT of content!
What did I get in return? Great feedback, Comments and constructive criticism. Great exposure and name recognition. And the great feeling that comes with knowing that you have been of service to others.
But if you don’t mind, I’d like to take Thursday off!
On a personal note, I am grateful to my daughters for reminding me what it means to be “rich and successful.” Though they are as different as different could be, they are each a reflection of their father in one way or another. God help them! With just one more to launch from the nest, there is sure to be a change of address in my future.
Bill Farquharson is a partner at Idealliance. As a print-specific sales trainer, Farquharson applies a fundamentally-sound approach to his coaching, online programs (found at sales.epicomm.org), and live presentations. Contact him: firstname.lastname@example.org or (781) 934-7036 to discuss your sales challenges.