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Seven things you need to know BEFORE booking a speaker

Most of the inquiries I get are from people who don’t make a living booking speakers. They are assigned to get a speaker for an upcoming event, so they scour the Internet, cross their fingers, and then hope they made the right decision. The problem is that often the experienced and inexperienced can speakers can […]

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Real Heroes Don’t Wear Spandex

There have been four live-action iterations of Batman in my lifetime.  1] 1960’s Batman, starring Adam West and Burt Ward. Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson pretty much just sat around Wayne Manor all day until they got a call on the red Bat-Phone from Commissioner Gordon. Then they slid down the bat pole and somewhere […]

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SERVE Like Robin

Samantha was talking to her neighbor who was moving out of town and asked him what he’ll miss most when he moves. He answered, “I know it sounds funny, but one of the things I’m going to really miss is my mail lady. She’s just awesome!” Since this wasn’t anything like the answer she was […]

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Disruptive Customer Service

How the next level of customer service can elevate your business and increase sales My assistant recently told my wife that she was considering buying a coin-counting machine. My wife asked her if she had thought of taking her coins to a local bank to use their free coin counter. My assistant replied that she […]

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But Seriously Folks… Creating Marva-lous Customer Service

Maybe it’s time to re-think your goal of customer satisfaction. My family and I spent the entire day in the car driving through a torrential downpour to get to an important event three states away. Both of our kids were cranky and miserable which meant my wife and I were cranky and miserable. We all […]

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Just for Fun – Charles’ Big-Time Super-Helpful Financial Plan

Money is always a stressful subject, but never fear! I’m here to help. Just apply the the following 3 tips and soon you’ll be rolling in dough! 1] Organize your bills. For most people, the subject of bills is unpleasant, but it needn’t be anymore. Instead of ignoring them, I suggest you tackle financial responsibilities […]

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But (kind of) Seriously Folks… Mom’s Customer Service

I just caught a cold and feel really lousy. I don’t think it detracts from my masculinity at all to say I want my mommy! It’s amazing how Mom always used to know exactly what to do when I got sick but, if I’m being honest, her cold remedies were usually way worse than the […]

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