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Monday, February 21, 2011

Bearing Gifts

By Andrew Johnson

It doesn’t need to be much – but it’s surprising what a small gesture can do.

When I first met DANIEL HALL of SPEAKERSCRUISEFREE.COM he told me that he always takes a small gift for the contacts on board.

Since then we have taken coasters, bookmarks, copies of one of my books etc. as a way Spanish mugof marking our arrival. At the welcome on board meeting I hand over some small gift to our contact and usually it becomes a talking point throughout the cruise. I’ve seen our coffee mug or fridge magnet prominently displayed in the cruise staff office.

And it gets remembered. I have occasionally sent a signed copy of one of my books to the Cruise Director and to the Captain. We’ve been invited to the bridge, to the Captain’s table for dinner, to exclusive cocktail parties (make sure you have your best dinner suit with you!). And on  one ship the Captain who we had met on an earlier cruise on another ship noticed my name and mentioned me in his welcome on board address, encouraging passengers to come to my talks, which he “always thoroughly enjoyed”.

It costs so little to make an impact.

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1 comment:

Dale Collie said...

And many of my contacts appreciate the Starbucks gift cards that can be used at many ports throughout the world. On my recent Caribbean Cruise the program director was going on holiday to his home in Turkey as soon as the cruise was completed ... he was "way excited" about the Starbucks coffee he'd have enroute.