Rest: My Four Letter Word

When asked what I enjoy, what I want to do when I retire, I often simply answer ‘work’. I love creating, doing, accomplishing, growing, learning, helping. When I reach a goal, I don’t pause for celebration, I’m motivated to get on with the next fun project. Not surprising that rest…

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Don’t Give Away the Farm!

Are you finding that your promotions, the specials that you use to boost sales or bookings, most often default to a discount? Discounts are great, however, when used too often they send a detrimental message to your customers and undermine the value of your business or service. Many times, businesses…

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Email vs. Social Media – who kicks butt?

Why Email Kicks Social Media’s Butt. Are you feeling a bit frantic trying to keep up with all the social media promotions you’re working to engage in? Does it seem like marketers are yelling at you to be on Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, Google+, Tweet, etc. etc.? I did and I…

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Horrible Behaviors

Sometimes giving examples of horrible behavior illustrates what we’re trying TO do regarding excellent customer experience. Using negative illustrations in a lighthearted manner in a staff training can help people to reflect and notice if they’re guilty of any of the top five. Top five horrible example behaviors.  Enjoy the…

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Do you need a pick-me-up after a busy season?

Busy summer? Feeling drained? Staff bedraggled? Feeling unmotivated? Is someone about to get on your last nerve? Normal. Completely normal. I found myself feeling this way after a tremendously busy summer season filled with weddings and many hotel guests. Between training up new employees, supporting them, and working to exceed…

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