It’s  Thanksgiving in the US in a few weeks.  And regardless of whether you’re  reading this in Canada (and wondering why I mention it with  Thanksgiving  long past) or in the US (and visions of turkey stuffing just came into your  head), you should as a business care about this fact.
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Thanksgiving  is about gratitude.  So it’s the perfect time for solidifying  business relationships.  One thing Shawne Duperon (check out  http://www.ShawneTV.com)  teaches is the power of using food to solidify the most important relationships  in your life and business.
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Shawne is one of the worlds  leading authorities on how to generate a real and lasting relationship with  media. When Shawne and I first met at an event, we instantly  connected.  I had seen one of her articles about using food as a  fun way to solidify a friendship, so the next week, I found an on-line cheese  store and couriered her some Colby Jack cheese.
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Those of  you who’ve heard Shawne speak know that she tells a very touching story of an  early care-giver who used to treat her to Colby Jack.  Even before  the cheese arrived, a parcel from Shawne showed up at my door with hot chocolate and cookie mixes to bake with my  daughters.
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We called each other and had a great laugh and  have been best of friends ever since.  Shawne’s mentorship and  friendship is one of the main reasons I am now a best-selling  author.
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So here are  some fun things you can do to solidify your relationship capital this US  Thanksgiving.
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– Who are your  most important US contacts right now (suppliers, clients, people who could help  promote your business through word of mouth)?
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– Send the top  three a quick Thanksgiving card or parcel with some food (e.g. a piece of  chocolate) and let them know you’re grateful to them.