Taking the broad leap of logic that you are actually spending the holiday with your family and not prospecting for new clients or working on closing some new business, let us lighten the mood a little for Thanksgiving.
(Though—thinking about it—the often wonderfully random selection of friends-of-friends guests at an especially large Thanksgiving dinner may in fact be a good spot to make a few connections for future business calls. Have some conversations, just don’t be that guy, Larry’s uncle who tried to sell everyone life insurance at Thanksgiving dinner. We’ve all been there and it’s not pretty.)
In the meantime, as America’s highly caloric opportunity to celebrate friends and family fills the house with the smell of roasting turkey and the sound of football on the new wide-screen plasma TV, here are a couple of useful hints on making the day less traumatic, especially with your elderly relatives.
Jason Gay at the Wall Street Journal offers a good list of foolproof and hopefully liability lawsuit-free suggestions for the pre- (or post-) dinner game of touch football, which I found quite helpful.