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The Ways We Say welcome And The Ways We Say thanks

It has been said many times that we do not get a second chance to make a good first impression, but one could argue that welcoming someone and then thanking or saying goodbye is another important touch point. After that, we have memories, and what better way to keep the memories going than by including promotional products such as custom mugs and customized pens as part of your best impression plan.

If you are a salesperson in business, chances are you have a business card, even in this modern day of electronic communication. What is printed on that card, as well as the weight and typeface will leave an impression on your first meeting, so be sure to involve a professional in your decision. But if you eschew such throw backs as paper media, try something different for your first impression. Certainly you are not the only vendor to call on a customer, so stand out from the crowd by delivering custom mugs with your contact information after your first sales call. With a large imprint area, youll have a chance to imprint your name and a few benefits about your company.

First impressions are not limited to people in business, perhaps you are a job seeker, or are trying to promote a not-for profit cause, or you are leading a fund raising drive for a religious organization. When seeking an interview or a fund request, try having customized pens as your calling card. Something of a promotional nature to promote your visit or accompany your fund request is an appreciated gesture that is sure not to be forgotten.

Welcoming events are all around us and making the best of the moment is worth giving pause to, in order to ensure a positive outcome.

Aside from sales calls, other occasions include:

1.Playing host to out of town guests
2.Getting the family together for the 25th reunion
3.Opening your school or daycare to current and prospective parents
4.A grand opening of a new location
5.Celebrating an annual event such as earth day, community day or various races for a cure

In a society of competing events and competing needs, it is every increasingly important to sandwich your impressionsspecifically, the initial impression as well as the final impression. Aside from including promotional products as part of your thank you impression, here are a few other ways to stand out in the competition for mind share

1. Have a hand written thank you note. This is not your typical e-card, but rather a warmer and more personal approach that may stand out just for the rarity in modern culture.
2.Send a photo. If you someone took the time to visit your institution, send a digital or actual photo of their visit with an invitation to return at their leisure and your wishes that they participate again. Recall the adage..a picture paints a thousand words.
3.Did someone donate to your cause or organization? Try working with local businesses to arrange for a complimentary service for the donor. Maybe its a free breakfast or a 15 minute massage. Just by asking, youd be surprised by how many local concerns would welcome the chance to be part of your own thank you efforts.

Act today to be different and may all your impressions turn out to be positive and rewarding.

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