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Hi Everyone!

Welcome to the October issue of 'What's New'! With Christmas only a couple of months away, it's never too early to start looking forward to the parties, presents and winter fashion! What kind of party will you be having and what will you wear? Are you looking at client or staff gifts or sending out company Christmas cards? Click here to add to our forum and share your ideas.

Ensure your Xmas is a safe one as well as a happy one and, make sure you don’t miss out on 40% discount from Bupa business health insurance.

Gift cards are the perfect way to show your staff your appreciation for a job well done, making it the ideal gift and we have two fabulous offers to share with you. Arcadia is offering you the chance to win a £25 fashion gift card every week until Xmas. Plus buy a Debenhams gift card or vouchers worth £50 and receive a VIP shopping treat.

Fancy an extra christmas present for yourself? Fill in our survey for a chance to win a brand new Nescafe Alegria machine, the perfect warm up for those winter mornings. Or get a free sample of Nescafe Gold Blend to take your hug-in-a-mug with you on the go.

For those with meetings over the festive period we have some amazing offers in store. Regus is offering a free LCD projector for every booking and a saving of 25% when you book online. Join IHG Hotels BusinessClub and find out how you can get an ipad, plus reward points for every pound you spend. Plus, for those of you working in small and medium size businesses, there’s a fantastic brand new rewards programme designed just for you from Club Carlson for Business.

Get rewarded for your hotel bookings with BusinessClub. Sign up now!
Get rewarded for every meeting or overnight booking you make with IHG hotels - for every £ you spend at participating hotels you will earn BusinessClub points which you can redeem on anything from a shopping spree, home furnishings or the latest electronic gadgets, to air miles and hotel stays! Go on, you deserve it!

Sign up today and find out how you can get an iPad!
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Fall into fashion and WIN a £25 Arcadia Group Fashion Card
With the nights drawing in, and Christmas getting ever closer, the Arcadia Group Fashion Gift Card can help you step into the party season in style.

Accepted in seven of the best-known high street stores in the UK, it gives you the opportunity to shop wherever and whenever you want – and pick out your own particular look. Arcadia Group is giving you the chance to enter every week from now until Christmas to win this great prize.  
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Exclusive rewards to help your business.

Now there is a hotel rewards programme specifically designed for small- and medium-sized businesses. Club Carlson for Business.

Through Club Carlson for Business, eligible companies can earn Gold Points towards free hotel nights and other valuable rewards when your employees stay on business at more than 1,000 participating Carlson hotels worldwide.

And your company will also enjoy a 5% discount off our standard rates.

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With more than 1300 premium meeting rooms facilities in professional environments in over 150 UK locations, it's even easier to make Regus an ideal choice.
The Regus advantages include: locations close to tube and rail links, motorways and airports, free use of LCD projector, unlimited WiFi* and internet access. Plus, no deposit and no cancellation fees 11 days in advance.
Now with real time online booking - search, select and book in seconds!
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Britain's favourite premium coffee* with its new recipe and richer aroma has just got even better.
 With a variety of coffees available, consumers have come to expect a high level of quality. Give your colleagues NESCAFÉ® GOLD BLEND®, they’ll love you for it. Get your free sample.
 *IRI July 2010
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Reward your staff and customers with Debenhams giftcards & gift vouchers

With competitive discounts, the option of designing your own giftcards and VIP shopping treats with every £50 giftcard ordered, there is no better way to reward loyalty and hard work.

 An ideal way for you to say thank you.

 Download Order form

 For more details call 08445 61 61 70 or email

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Win a NESCAFÉ® Alegria machine.

The Great British love affair with coffee shows no sign of slowing with an estimated 70 million cups of coffee consumed every day *. Now you can enjoy café style coffee without having to set foot outside the office with the new NESCAFÉ® Alegria coffee machine. Choose from Cappuccino, Latte Macchiato, Americano, Lungo or Espresso and you’ll have a delicious café style coffee ready in seconds. Just tell us how you get your daily caffeine fix in the following questionnaire, and the NESCAFÉ® Alegria machine could be yours.


* Source: British Coffee Association
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How to Respond to Compliments Without Feeling Awkward
How do you respond when someone compliments you?  Can you simply say 'thank-you' and feel pleased, or do you feel awkward, blush or run away and hide?   Here are several tips to help respond to compliments without feeling awkward and being able to do this will certainly help your self confidence and self esteem.
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  • So that's it from us for another month! Please don't forget to update your blogs and keep giving us feedback. If it's important to you, then it's important to us.

    We'll be back in November with more offers and competitions, until then keep visiting us for all of your office tips, tricks and information.

    Until the next time
    Best wishes
    The DeskDemon Team
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