Weekly Edge

Short Funny Christmas Story

Heather Frame - Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Merry Christmas!

We hope you are having a lovely day and in the spirit of Christmas today we share with you a funny and short Christmas story.  Enjoy!

It was only a few days before Christmas and an honest politician, a generous lawyer and Santa Claus all got into a lift at the Crown Casino in Melbourne.

As the lift travelled down to the ground level, one by one they noticed a $50 note ly8ing on the lift’s floor.

Which one picked up the $50 note, and handed it in at reception?

Santa of course, the other two don’t actually exist!

Merry Christmas….. And eight gifts that do not cost a cent

Heather Frame - Wednesday, December 18, 2019

With only eight sleeps to go before the big day here’s wishing you a happy and safe Christmas with your loved ones. 

 

Plus, here are 8 gift ideas that do not cost a cent

 

1.     THE GIFT OF LISTENING...
But you must REALLY listen. No interrupting, no daydreaming, no planning your response. Just listening.

 

2.     THE GIFT OF AFFECTION...
Be generous with appropriate hugs, kisses, pats on the back and holds. Let these small actions demonstrate the love you have for family and friends.

 

3.     THE GIFT OF LAUGHTER...
Clip cartoons. Share articles and funny stories. Your gift will say, "I love to laugh with you."

 

4.     THE GIFT OF A WRITTEN NOTE...
It can be a simple "Thanks for the help" note or a full sonnet. A brief, handwritten note may be remembered for a lifetime, and may even change a life.

 

5.     THE GIFT OF A COMPLIMENT...
A simple and sincere, "You look great in red," "You did a super job" or "That was a wonderful meal" can make someone's day.

 

6.     THE GIFT OF A FAVOR...
Every day, go out of your way to do something kind.

 

7.     THE GIFT OF SOLITUDE...
There are times when we want nothing better than to be left alone. Be sensitive to those times and give the gift of solitude to others.

 

8.     THE GIFT OF A CHEERFUL DISPOSITION...
The easiest way to feel good is to extend a kind word to someone, really it's not that hard to say, Hello or Thank You.

Are you a leader?

Heather Frame - Wednesday, December 11, 2019

So often we hear business owners doubting their own leadership.  Here’s a quote from John Quincy Adams that we think sums up the qualities of a leader.

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”  John Quincy Adams

Out of Office or Out of Your Mind?

Heather Frame - Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Each week when we send out our e-newsletter we're inundated with replies detailing that people are "out of office". 

Now don't get us wrong, we love a good out of office reply, but we see some shockers here on a weekly basis.

Here's some of our least favourites.

1. The grammatically incorrect / spelled incorrectly reply.  With spell check there's really no excuse.

2. The too brief reply. We got one simply saying "On leave <> - cheers".  There's no space limit on most out of office systems - give a little more. 

3. The reply that only lists a phone contact.  If someone's chosen to email you, please, give them an alternate email contact (it's clearly their preferred method of contact).

4. The expired date.  This one kills us.  Joe is out of the office until 21 June (only it's 27 June now!).  If you're going to put an out of office on - diarise to take it back off again!

5. The no end date.  "I'm out of the office from 4.30pm Thursday".  Until???


Here are some out of offices we've loved:

Greetings and I hope you are well.
 
Just letting you know that I will be away on leave for the next few weeks and that my dedicated Finance Manager <> will continue to manage all matters during this time.
 
<> is fully across and briefed on all current and potential client needs so please feel free to call him on <> or email him on <> should you require any assistance.
 
My fellow Directors <> and <> will also be supporting <> during this time with any new or additional property investment finance or home loan needs.
 
Thanks for your continued support and I will be in touch on my return.
 
Regards,
John

<> 

Hi there,

I trust that you are well!

I am currently on Annual Leave until the 20th July.

I will be clearing my inbox every 3 days.  However, if there is any urgent issue please call my mobile on (mobile number given here)

Take care and we will chat soon!

Many Thanks
Tina
<>

 Hi,

As a salesperson I'm away from my desk for much of the day showing properties, dealing with clients and signing contracts.

It's my policy to check emails twice a day, but if you need me more urgently, please feel free to call me on my mobile <>.

I look forward to talking with you soon!

best wishes,
<>

 Will your out of office be forgettable or useful? Embarrassing or memorable? Helpful or painful?