Even though it’s later in December it’s not too late to make the right impression. December is always the month that I focus on my established, new relationships and potential relationships. Take time to thank those that have helped you and that can potentially help you. Be creative in your communications and find ways to differentiate yourself. Whatever you do, personalize it and make sure the receiver feels like this was made just for them. Get outside your comfort zone and always be sincere in what you say. Try to focus on the personal side, don’t have an agenda.

It doesn’t have to be about business at this time of year.

Please don’t hesitate to share some of your creative ideas with me.

Author: Jim WiederholdJim believes his 39 years of experience--particularly his more than 26 years in healthcare--has prepared him well for what he does. His wealth of experience spans key areas, including finance, operations, management, leadership, sales and sales management, corporate, contingency, contractual and retained recruiting, outplacement and transition work and executive coaching.