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Spring Training for Your Team!

Spring is a season of renewal. In nature, new grasses grow, flowers bloom and birds nest. For consumers, moods brighten, house projects are planned and cars are serviced. For company managers, it’s a time to achieve performance numbers, optimize employee … Continue reading

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Helpful Expertise

The phrase “Helpful Expertise” seems pleasant, but what does it really mean? And, why do I think it’s so important that it not only deserves this headline, it should also be a real focus for your business in 2015 and … Continue reading

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Flip the Trust Switch!

What if it was as easy as flipping a switch to get your prospective customers (Prospects) to trust your company? You simply reach for the trust switch, flip it to the ON position, and your Prospect immediately changes from someone … Continue reading

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The Deciding Factor.

Your potential customers’ brains are constantly absorbing signals from both your company and your competitors and then using these signals as a basis to choose. Each market signal that your company sends moves their “preference for your company” needle up … Continue reading

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Trust First!

Trust is the air through which potential customers see all of your company’s attributes. Like trying to see on a pitch-black night, without trust in your company, your potential customers won’t see your positive facts right before their eyes. If … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time…

People love stories. That’s why we spend so much time with movies, TV shows, books, video games, and news and entertainment websites. But that’s still not nearly enough. We need even more stories! That’s why more than a billion of … Continue reading

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The 80% Solution

If you qualify for Diamond Certified, you’ll have done the hard part: managed your company to consistently achieve high customer satisfaction. For the great benefit of your company, your next step will be to optimize your team’s usage of your … Continue reading

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What Are You Signaling?

Our brains are hardwired to constantly evaluate signals from our environment. These external signals impact our moods, inclinations and decisions. In an instant, the sound of a horn, the smell of smoke or the sight of sparks alerts us to … Continue reading

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Brand Matters

“All they want is the cheapest price,” Steve recited as he flashed me a “and don’t tell me any different” expression. I patiently replied, “No. You are wrong. Brand matters. Your brand matters. And Diamond Certified helps your brand matter … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

Our entire team at American Ratings Corporation wishes you and your loved ones a wonderful Thanksgiving season. For me, this is the time of year to give thanks to special people and reflect on outstanding deeds—an ideal precursor for personal … Continue reading

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