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Top Rated for Quality and Expertise

If you qualify for Diamond Certified, it’s incredibly important that you show prospects and customers that you earned it. The enclosed 2015 Awareness and Influence Report illuminates the power Diamond Certified has on both your potential and past customers. More … Continue reading

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More Quality Customers

There are Quality Customers and then, well, there’s everybody else. The difference is striking, as seen in this simple table. Divided into four key dimensions, it’s the Quality Customers who 1) seek quality as their number one shopping priority, 2) … Continue reading

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The Four Powers of Diamond Certified

“Use the force, Luke,” urged Obi-Wan Kenobi to his protégé as he flew a dangerous mission to destroy the Death Star. During this pivotal scene from Star Wars Episode IV, our hero promptly shuts down his guidance instruments and conjures … Continue reading

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Who’s the fairest of them all? That’s the essential question your potential clients ask as they evaluate you and your competitors. The data points they gather and how they process those data will determine whether you or your competitor wins … Continue reading

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mailing it in…

I’ve been writing about business for the past 14 years, so I’m pretty set in my personal writing process. Once I choose a topic, let’s just say I try to wrestle it to the ground. A few hours and a … Continue reading

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How are you doing?

“How are you doing?” Meant as a casual greeting more than a request for detailed data, we often ask this of each other. We expect the typical range of rote responses: “Good, how ’bout you?” “Hanging in there.” “Fantastic.” (Of … Continue reading

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The First Four

One-one thousand, two-one thousand, three-one thousand, four-one thousand. That’s how quickly prospective clients judge your company. In just four seconds, your company has made a first impression, and after four minutes, that impression has solidified. And although this impression can … Continue reading

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The Quality Magnet

Your team may be very good at satisfying customers, but delivering quality is only half the battle—the other half is convincing the best customers to choose your company instead of a lower priced competitor. Who you do business with matters … Continue reading

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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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