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John Ruhlin

John Ruhlin

Guest Writer / Founder and CEO of the Ruhlin Group

John Ruhlin is an entrepreneur and international speaker and the author of Giftology. His relationship and referral strategies can be found at Giver's Edge.

 

 

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Know that that gift will be appreciated and maybe make you stand out to a new client or prospect.
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Bad Bosses

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Stop expecting exceptional candidates to jump for higher salaries. Instead, consider how to improve their quality of life.
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To leave a lasting impression, give a gift at an unexpected time of year. Valentine's Day, anyone?
Business Gifts

Don't Assume What Gifts Potential Partners Want -- You Can't Afford to Be Wrong

Treat your recipients' loved ones to something nice. Just stay away from their kids until you know them better.
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Shoddy freebies and shortages make brands look disorganized and cheap. So plan very, very carefully..
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Come bearing gifts for assistants, event planners and interns.
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