The Real Business World
So far it has been a magical 2016 Rio Olympics for a few super stars like swimmer Michael Phelps and the entire women’s gymnastic team. Record setting performances, personal triumphs of skill and artistry and finally years of work rewarded on the podium with some new gold jewelry
Redding once again is represented with our own Megan Rapinoe playing soccer for Team USA. With some luck she will once again lead the team and bring home the top prize with our wonderful American squad!
Can you imagine what it is like to be standing there on the top step of the podium accepting your reward for being the best?
After years of training.
Endless work, injuries, training and re-hab.
Countless competitions, thousands of travel miles, tiny hotel rooms or sleeping in the back of the car while family drives cross country yet again.
Can you hear the sounds, the roar, the music?
The National Anthem is playing in the background while your teammates, family and thousands of US fans are going crazy cheering your moment!
It must be a blur of pride, tears and relief from the pressure.
How will your life change?
How will your confidence grow?
What’s next? What new challenge and goal can your conquer?
For us mere mortals we seldom get an opportunity to be recognised for our efforts and skills. Once past grade school the “gold stars” and happy face stickers are replaced by monthly paychecks.
There is no anthem, no cheering or high fives.
A trip to the bank and you start all over again.
If you own a business, teach a class or lead a team you might want to find a simple inexpensive way to cheerlead your best performers and customers. A way to feature them, show gratitude and encourage them to keep growing and going.
There’s an app for that!
With your smartphone download the FREE SendOutCards app from your app store. Type in the activation code 12212. Now you can take a photo with your phone and send them a real card in the mail. (Even include a gift like awesome brownies or popular books) Your card will be printed the next business day and mailed directly to them!
Try it free. Your first two cards are a no charge demo to see how easy the program is to use anywhere you have access to your phone or internet on your computer.
You can use these for Thank You notes, invitations, prospecting, special events and of course follow-ups.
If you have 5 minutes I would be happy to guide you through the easy process. (If you are under 50 years old you can do it almost blindfolded) Plus, I can show you how I use the program personally and for business.
Call me at 244-2636 to see how SOC can work best for you.
It appears we have a week with no rain coming up. Time to get those outdoor chores quickly done before El Nino sends us our next drenching. It’s also a good time to get those photos you want done without dealing with the umbrella and rain coat. Business head shots to start 2016 off right. Adorable Kids Contest for children 12 years and younger. Valentine Boudoir photos. Family photos showing the 3-4-5 generations of your clan. Call 244-2636 for your appointment.
Last week”s shoot in Texas was at the famous Wizard’s Academy, a crazy scientist school for business owners and creative professionals. Located just minutes outside of Austin in the beautiful hill country, a group of 17 photographers spent two days documenting the art and grounds for a new book that will share the history and back story once the final two building complexes are complete. If you are an artist, author, musician, business owner or marketer you need to know about the magic going on at the most unusual school you will ever encounter.
A unique feature of the school is the romantic vision they freely share with the world. On the property is Chapel Dulcinea which will host over 1,000 free weddings this year. With it’s classic bell tower the open air venue is perfect for small events and will yield many great photos with the landscaped surroundings.
P.S. Looking to be one of the first ever in the world? The Academy is creating a ground breaking certified Scotch Sommelier program that is ideal for restaurants or to impress your dinner party friends. Showmanship, story telling, hard spirits history and of course developing the palate for fine alcohol will make the two year program an adventure.
What does it say about your personal or business brand when all your social media profiles and images feature you with a selfie? Do you look successful? Trustworthy? Knowledgeable?
When your first impression or lasting image can make a difference in your future business or social affairs it might be best to invest in a quality image that set you apart from the competition.
In the studio, your office or on site, the right vision, lighting, equipment and direction can make all the difference.
What’s your future worth to you…
(Also good for dating sites so you look awesome!)
See us this weekend at the 2015 Home and Garden Show in Anderson at the Fairgrounds. Watch our Facebook page or drop by for daily specials for seniors, children and family pix.
Get ready for our annual Woodland Nymph photo week in mid April! This is your only chance for this year to have your little girl be part of the famous fairy days photoshoot!
For your business or personal use there is still a little time left to get custom Holiday Cards created for this year.
Your photo session can be in the studio, outdoors (if not raining) at your business or in your home to make it as personal as possible.
Of course you can also use your own photos or artwork and then go to www.SendOutCards.com/12212
and have custom cards printed, stuffed, addressed and taken to the Post Office for as little as 93 cents each.
We have been using the program for 7 years now and love the 24 hour service and we never have to handle a card!
Call 244-2636 now to get your family or office schedule for a photoshoot.
You can also reserve a time for this year’s Frozen for Kids theme the first week in December for you child ages 3-10.
We have the props and clothing ready for you… just bring us your favorite daughter and grandchild!