15 12, 2017

4 Networking Questions That Will Save You at Your Next Networking Event

By | 2017-12-15T08:53:39+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Social Media & Networking|

You’re introduced to a total stranger at a networking event, after shaking hands and asking, “What do you do for a living?” you stare awkwardly at each other until one of you excuses yourself from the conversation by saying you need a refreshment, the restroom, or you’re heading over to the fire escape. Rather than [...]

14 12, 2017

How to Talk with Prospects at a Trade Show 

By | 2017-12-14T09:42:21+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Trade Shows & Events|

Here’s the thing. I attend several trade shows per year, and mostly I find a lack of engagement to a degree that’s alarming. I wrote about my experience at one show here, How to Engage Prospects at a Trade Show.  I’d recommend taking a minute and reading this post before we go on. I’ll wait. [...]

13 12, 2017

When it Comes to Company Culture One Size Does Not Fit All

By | 2017-12-13T09:31:13+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Leadership Values|

In his book, StandOut 2.0, author Marcus Buckingham shares a story of interviewing two award-winning Hampton Inn Managers. Diana managed an Inn in Pennsylvania; when Marcus chatted with her he found her to be outgoing, energetic, and verbose. He asked her what she would tell other managers to do to build an award-winning team such [...]

8 12, 2017

How I Avoid Holiday Stress and So Can You

By | 2017-12-08T09:51:17+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Wellness|

It’s been years since I stressed over the holidays, but in my day, believe me, I’ve been a nervous wreck. I’ve overspent, waited until the last minute, went to gatherings I didn’t want to attend, overate and … well, you get my point. However, I’ve learned how to avoid holiday stress and so can you. [...]

6 12, 2017

Management Candidate Interview Questionnaire

By | 2017-12-06T09:27:15+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Human Resources, Leadership Values, Uncategorized|

I was recently asked to conduct a management candidate interview for a construction company. Two of the three business owners joined me in the interview. I asked the majority of the questions and facilitated the conversation. I used the Management Candidate Interview Questionnaire below, but before you look at it and decide it’s too complicated and [...]

4 12, 2017

Omada Worldwide Expedite Truck Wrap

By | 2017-12-04T09:25:04+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Featured Customers|

I met Omada Worldwide Expedite Owner/President, Bryan Hadley in the waiting room at TKO Graphix. It was soon evident that he’s passionate about his business, because he wants to do the best for his customers. He was excited about his new truck wrap because it represents what his company stands for. We’re privileged to work [...]

1 12, 2017

How Can Social Media Improve Sales?

By | 2017-12-01T08:58:58+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Sales & Marketing|

Several years ago we landed a national account with more than 4,000 work vehicles to de-identify (remove old graphics) design, print, and deliver new graphics, and then install the adhesive vinyl graphics at the customer’s locations all over North America. We completed the job with few hitches and ahead of schedule. The customer was appreciative, [...]

30 11, 2017

6 Ways to Reuse Old Blog Posts

By | 2017-11-30T09:45:30+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Social Media & Networking|

How many blog posts have you published, 50, 100, 1,000? At TKO we’ve published more than 1,500 on three sites, TKO Graphix Blog,  TKO Signs Blog, and TKO Marketing Solutions Blog. That’s a lot of content more than 600,000 words closer to 700,000. Repurposed or not, the content helps with SEO (Search Engine Optimization) but [...]