Training that Sticks

Maximizing Your CSR Effort

Posted by Scott H. Lewis on Wed, Aug 01, 2018 @ 09:08 AM

Companies like to talk about their commitment to corporate social responsibility. Beyond the PR, though, they often show little understanding of how to design an appropriate CSR effort.  

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Do You Have a Culture of Training?

Posted by Joe Lipham on Tue, Jul 17, 2018 @ 11:07 AM

When my son was young, I was always amazed at the questions his mind developed. It usually started with “Is it possible…” or “What if…” Things such as, “Is it possible for a man to fly?” and “What if cows could suddenly give chocolate milk?” I would take the question, try to reason with it and figure out a logical conclusion as to what exactly could happen. One day as we were getting an oil change for my car, my son asked, “What if you never changed the oil or put any oil into a car what would happen?” It was an easy answer; the car would cease to run. I explained to him that if you fail to change the oil, the oil becomes dirty and fails to lubricate the engine. Once that happens the car engine stops working and the car is no longer able to function.

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Topics: Training, Employee Development

What You Are Saying to Your Customers, Really…?

Posted by Merry Gagg on Tue, Jun 19, 2018 @ 08:06 AM

Whether we like the idea or not, your customer judges you and your company within microseconds. And, I have news for you – so do you, when you are the customer! We all do it; making judgements even when no words have been spoken.

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Topics: Customer Experience, Employee Development

The Customer Experience: how to make hotel guests feel like they’re getting more for their money

Posted by Francis Prézeau on Mon, Jun 04, 2018 @ 12:06 PM

The following blog was written by Francis Prézeau, President and Managing Director of Signature Canada. This was originally posted on Signature Canada's blog, as well as on hotelleriejobs.com.

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Nuclear Email

Posted by Scott H. Lewis on Tue, May 15, 2018 @ 09:05 AM

The immediacy provided by emails and messaging apps is wonderful, except when it isn’t. 

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Topics: Email, conversation

Positive Reinforcement Ideas to Assist with Training and Coaching

Posted by Norma Jarman on Fri, May 04, 2018 @ 12:05 PM

As someone who has delivered customer service and sales training to a variety of industries for the past 18 years, there is no better feeling than arriving at the training site and being welcomed with genuine smiles and excitement from the attendees – I love it when this happens!

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Topics: Coaching, Employee Engagement

Keep Swimmin'

Posted by Roberta Szymanski on Thu, Apr 19, 2018 @ 16:04 PM

My work anniversary was on February 1st.  It’s hard to believe that I have been working with Signature Worldwide for 22 years! I love to see people’s reactions when I tell them that I have been with the company that long; I always wonder what they are thinking, but won’t say, especially the younger folks.  When I first started with the company, we were a very small, home based company with a few dozen employees. Needless to say, in the past 22 years, I have seen change; some changes that were minor and some that were significant, but somehow, I managed to survive them all.

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Topics: Employee Development, Adaptive Performance Management, Change

How to highlight your strategic differential in a highly competitive market?

Posted by Daniel Spinelli on Mon, Apr 09, 2018 @ 17:04 PM

"To be successful in the market, you must deliver a product or service that is unique, attractive, and of very high value to your target customers. This strategy needs to be difficult - if not impossible - for the competition to copy. You must know how to execute it with perfection”. (Spence, 2017)

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Topics: Customer Satisfaction, Communication

Reputation at Risk

Posted by Scott H. Lewis on Thu, Mar 15, 2018 @ 14:03 PM

It’s a normal Friday night: Occupancy is high, the lobby bar is buzzing, and, in the ballroom, a party is just getting started. A deejay has set up his sound system at one end of the room, the F&B manager set up a portable bar at the other, and servers have started circulating among the guests with platters of appetizers.

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Topics: Employee Development

Survey Savvy

Posted by Scott H. Lewis on Wed, Jan 24, 2018 @ 15:01 PM

why.jpg“We’re going to the zoo.”

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Topics: Market Survey, Data

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