Sales development never takes a holiday. In the US this week, we celebrate Thanksgiving Day on Thursday. For many people, it means a short work week. However, even though it might be short and it might be even more difficult to contact customers, it doesn’t mean it has to be anything less than productive. Use this week as a time to focus on sales motivation and sales development. Because customers are out of the loop, plan how you will close out the calendar year and begin getting ready for 2008. Maximize your time so you don’t let this week go to waste.