Hi to all my friends in the trade show industry, all the businesses that exhibit at and sponsored trade shows that any person just wide to learn more about these incredible events we call trade show. I suppose conferences and more. I want to welcome you all to a very special Thanksgiving episode of Trade Show University.
Very short episode today. I'm Jim Cermak and in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I just wanted to send out some quick thank you's. But I'm the first I'm going to start off with a request. My request to you is this, I want you to take time today to say thank you to someone who maybe you haven't talked with in a while.
It could be a friend, family member, somebody who impacted you in some way in your life. Maybe they're a good friend. Maybe you admire their work ethic. Maybe. Teacher who made a strong impact on your life? Whoever it could be. Take time to think about something you're thankful for and who it is as responsible for that.
It could be something big can be something little, but something impactful might be something that happened yesterday, or maybe, maybe several years.
Okay. Now, once you figure out that person and that thing that impacted you, pick up the phone, call that person, or maybe go visit them, leave them a voicemail, send them a text, do something to contact that person.
You will never know how you can make someone's day by just reaching out and making a difference. So be sure to do that. That's my request to you. And I hope that you will take me up on that request.
Now I want to send a few quick thank yous in the spirit of Thanksgiving.
First of all, I have to thank the almighty God for creating me in love.
And I wanted to say thank you to Jesus Christ, his son for saving me and the holy spirit for guiding my path every single day.
I need to thank My beautiful bride, Mary Ann for believing in me and my dream, supporting me and supporting this podcast every step of the way. She's just amazing.
For my kids, Jake and Brittany, and my son-in-law Bryan for their constant love and support.
Thank you guys. I always look forward to our family mastermind sessions together where we, we talk business and just get to catch up as a family.
For The trade shows the events, the expos virtual live and hybrid. Thank you for your excitement, your endless opportunities, which initially drew me in and made me such a huge fan.
And for your perseverance during this past year, it has been a struggle for the industry, but coming back strong and together, we will emerge stronger. I am so hopeful for that.
For all of my guests who invested the time to be part of Trade Show University, while sharing their insights, their tips, their expert advice to help all of us have better shows, stronger businesses.
I thank you each and every one of you and for those listening and maybe new listeners go back and check out the amazing library of interviews that we have as I've, I'm just so blessed to have a hat on so many amazing guests, so many amazing.
And lastly, but most importantly, I want to thank all of you, my listeners, the trade show professionals.
And I like to call you the trade show warriors, the people that battle every day to have an amazing event, they made you make this all worthwhile. I appreciate the questions, the suggestions, the comments that you email in the ratings and reviews you leave on apple podcasts, the comments and likes on social.
All means the world to me and why I do it to help make your world better, to help you make your shows better. And of course, a better ROI. So I thank you each and every one of you really from the bottom of my heart, I'm so grateful. So here is wishing you all a blessing, joyous and healthy holiday season for you and your loved ones.
And of course, enjoy Thanksgiving and. I hope you all have an opportunity to feast today, keep listening in because we have so many more fantastic episodes coming up, which I just cannot wait to share with you. And one more time, Happy Thanksgiving. Be sure to take time, recall all you have to be thankful for.
And we will see you next time. Right here on campus at Trade Show University.
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