26 09, 2016

What is the 3M MCS Warranty?

By | September 26th, 2016|Vehicle Wraps & Graphics|

When it comes to adhesive vinyl vehicle graphics, not all warranties are created equal. Because, inks, printers, and the skill of the application team all impact the quality of the installation. Only the best vehicle graphics providers who have completed training, passed inspections, and use the correct products, qualify for 3M MCS Warranty certification. How [...]

23 09, 2016

10 Tips for Phone Sales Calls    

By | September 23rd, 2016|Sales & Marketing|

It used to be that the telephone was one of the few, and best options to contact customers and prospects. In today’s business climate people have multiple communication choices: email, text, social media, facetime, and phone sales calls. Wait I forgot snail mail and fax. What’s Best for You May not be Best for Everyone [...]

22 09, 2016

How to Dress for Success at Your Next Trade Show

By | September 22nd, 2016|Trade Show|

I didn’t know whether to write how to dress or how not to dress, so I’ve shared some of both. What you wear will impact the success of your trade show. Choosing the right apparel can be the difference between enjoying the show and being miserably uncomfortable. What you wear can attract or repel prospects. [...]

21 09, 2016

Does Your Hiring Interview Fit Your Needs?

By | September 21st, 2016|Human Resources|

I’m going to assume you have an interview questionnaire that you use as a guide while conducting hiring interviews. If you don’t, you should, because even if you don’t think you need one, eventually someone will. Others in your organization will assist with interviews, and they’re not you. But I stray. I want you to [...]

19 09, 2016

Photo Blog: Endeavor Communications Fleet Graphics  

By | September 19th, 2016|Featured Customers|

Endeavor Communications had a challenge for TKO Graphix. They wanted a to rebrand their fleet of vehicles to a fresh, simple, yet corporate look. However, the fleet included several makes, models, years, and styles of vehicles—and they wanted them all to be instantly recognizable as Endeavor Communications. The Vehicles The list of vehicles included Ford [...]

16 09, 2016

Ten Types of Big Rigs

By | September 16th, 2016|Trucking & Logistics|

Big rigs surround us everyday on our highways and byways. We take them for granted, and forget they’re there. We tend to classify all semi-tractor trailers and big rigs as the same. They’re not. There are many different types of truck haulers and carriers each designed for specific purposes and products. Here are ten types [...]

15 09, 2016

5 Simple Steps to Better SEO from Your Blog

By | September 15th, 2016|Social Media & Networking|

I'm not a blogging expert. Any success I’ve had at business blogging is because I’ve developed a system and stick with it. The “I’m no expert” designation is never more appropriate than me discussing SEO. I’m no SEO Expert I only know enough about SEO to be dangerous. Last year I gave a presentation to [...]

12 09, 2016

Vehicle Graphics Terms Installers Want you to Know

By | September 12th, 2016|Vehicle Wraps & Graphics|

The other day I was chatting with two of TKO Graphix certified employee installers when the conversation got around to communication with customers. I asked what vehicle graphics terms they wished every customer understood and more importantly what words would help customers better express their wishes. Breaking Down Communication Breakdowns Whether it’s trying to communicate [...]

9 09, 2016

Top Ten Ways to Get Backlinks to your Blog

By | September 9th, 2016|Social Media & Networking|

To tell you the truth I was confused about the different types of links. I wasn’t certain what the difference was between inbound, internal, outbound, and backlinks. Have you wondered the same? An outbound link is a link to another website from your blog, for example, Growing Popularity & Links. An internal link is from [...]

8 09, 2016

How to Set Communication Expectations that Work

By | September 8th, 2016|Leadership Values|

Last week I facilitated a discussion with TKO Graphix outstanding Customer Service Team. Two of the many things I appreciate about working with this team is they're always trying to improve, and they’re not afraid to share. In previous meetings some of the frustrations of unmet communication expectations had been discussed—lack of follow up, not getting information [...]