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25 11, 2015

What Are You Thankful For?

By |November 25th, 2015|Giving Back|

Last week, I asked a few friends, “What does Thanksgiving mean to you? What are you thankful for?” The answers, listed below, included racing, mom’s food, family, friends, football, time off, and giving back.
What Thanksgiving means to a few friends

So thankful all my family is healthy. It sure is a great feeling.

Thankful I still have […]

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23 11, 2015

The Importance of the Finishing Department in Graphics

By |November 23rd, 2015|Vehicle Wraps & Graphics|

Every department in an organization is important. The quality and timeliness of any divisions work directly affects every other department and ultimately impacts the customer. At TKO, we strive to make customer impact favorable. Design, print, and application are all critical to a satisfactory customer experience. Customer service, accounting, and sales all can make or […]

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20 11, 2015

Should you Role-Play a Job Interview?

By |November 20th, 2015|Human Resources|

While having dinner with several friends last week, the subject of job interview preparation came up. I had helped two of the people at the table ramp up for job interviews by role-playing an interview with each. Another friend politely questioned the worth of such practice stating that he didn’t see how an interview role-play […]

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19 11, 2015

Trucking, Turkeys, and Thanksgiving

By |November 19th, 2015|Trucking & Logistics|

Americans will consume close to 50 million turkeys on Thanksgiving. In Thanksgiving by the Numbers CNN reported that we consumed 46 million turkeys on Thanksgiving 2014. If the average turkey weighs 16 pounds that’s 800 million pounds of turkey! The Trucker blog, The Road, did the logistics of shipping math for us, “No need to […]

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18 11, 2015

How to Give Your Sales Team More Time Selling

By |November 18th, 2015|Sales & Marketing|

According to this Hub Spot Infographic sales people spend less than one-third of their time selling. If the job description of sales people is to sell—isn’t that how they should spend their time? What are they doing the other two-thirds of the time?
7 Actions Plans for Sales Success 
Administration – According to several studies salespeople spend […]

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16 11, 2015

The Cost of Not Wrapping your Fleet

By |November 16th, 2015|Vehicle Wraps & Graphics|

We’re frequently asked how much does a vehicle wrap cost. Any business with a fleet of vehicles, whether it’s three delivery vans or 500 semi tractor-trailers, is asking the wrong question. The right question is how much does not having vehicle graphics cost?
Fleet Graphics is Efficient Advertising  
Nearly any organization that has fleet vehicles and an […]

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13 11, 2015

TKO Tech Talk: Holiday Gift Ideas 2015

By |November 13th, 2015|TKO Tech Talk|

Technology and the holiday’s go hand in hand. Who doesn’t love to receive cool new tech toys? Technology is always changing so it’s always the perfect gift. Here are a few gift ideas for this holiday season.

Wearable Technology
Smartwatches have been around for several years but are just now getting to a point of true usability. Fitness […]

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12 11, 2015

8 Steps to Improved Writing

By |November 12th, 2015|Social Media & Networking|

It’s intimidating to write a how to write post. I mean, readers are going to search for my mistakes. I know I would, and that’s my first point. Your writing will never be perfect so don’t sweat it.

If you wait for perfection, you’ll never publish. I have the advantage of deadlines for my work content. […]

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11 11, 2015

10 Assumptions Made by Immature Managers

By |November 11th, 2015|Leadership Values|

The other day I found myself in conversation with a few friends about common mistakes we made as new managers. We talked about misconceptions we shared and unrealistic expectations we put on subordinates. The discussion evolved to considering how to help new managers avoid some of the same mistakes. With that in mind, here’s a […]

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9 11, 2015

How to Avoid a Scary Vehicle Wrap

By |November 9th, 2015|Vehicle Wraps & Graphics|

Over Halloween weekend, I attended a storytelling program at Crown Hill Cemetery. There were several storytellers attempting to “spook” us, but the scariest thing for me was the vehicle graphics on a food truck brought in for the event.
Here’s what made this Vehicle Wrap Frightening

The design. The images, fonts, and colors didn’t work together. The […]