October 18, 2016
by Bob Meyer, Editor of BarterNews
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NATE Announces New BANC Broker
Association of Trade Exchanges, a premier organization for trade
exchange owners from across North America, announced they have hired
Lauren Perkins as their new BANC Broker. In addition to BANC
brokering and member support, Lauren will be heading up all
marketing and website support efforts.
Lauren is no stranger to the barter
industry, as she has 7 years experience, working both in the private
trade exchange arena as well as past experience working with NATE.
She first joined NATE back in 2010 and served the Board of Directors
for nearly 3 years before leaving to work full-time for The Barter
Company in her hometown of Kennesaw (GA).
Fast-forward a few more years, and Lauren
now finds herself married with a brand new baby looking forward to
reuniting with the NATE Board of Directors and membership. "I am
elated to [again] be working alongside some of the best in the
industry. I look forward to bringing new ideas and growth to the
association and can’t wait to jump back in!" In addition to her
prior barter industry involvement, Lauren has extensive experience
in marketing, public relations and web content/design.
a wealth of industry knowledge coupled with a sincere desire to help
NATE members succeed. We are thrilled to have her join our team and
excited to work with her to grow BANC and help our members!" said
John Kucera, NATE President and owner of Carolina Trade Exchange.
National Association of Trade Exchanges:
NATE is the
premier organization for trade exchange owners from across North
America. They join to share experiences, pool resources, and create
an environment in which entrepreneurship and free enterprise
As a continually improving, member-driven
organization, NATE offers their members additional benefits such as
national and regional meetings as well as accreditation
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Using Other's Talents to Accomplish
By John Tschohl
Team building is a delicate and time-consuming process. Anyone
can put together a group of talented people, but it takes a
dedicated team leader to bring everyone together effectively. One of
the most important considerations you must make is whether or not an
applicant fits into your company's culture. The right person will
build upon what you've created, but the wrong person can bring it
all down very quickly — and culture can take an awfully long time to
Learn to conduct the orchestra.
In the following
series of lines from Aaron Sorkin's already famous screenplay, Apple
co-founder Steve Wozniak holds the following dialogue with Jobs:
You can't write code, you're not an engineer,
you're not a designer, and you can't put a hammer to a nail… So
how come 10 times in a day I read that Steve Jobs is a genius? What
do you do?
I play the orchestra.
he could never have accomplished what he did alone. He needed
engineers, marketers and designers. His skill was in bringing those
people together and keeping them in harmony.
Amazon, Jeff Bezos' skill is bringing talented people together and
focusing them on the vision for Amazon. They work in harmony. Each
does their part for the success of the team, for the success of the
company. It's called a service strategy. He allows employees to
assist in creating new and innovative approaches that have a
profound impact on the customer experience — that's conducting the
Be a magnet for talent. As managers, team leaders
and engaged employees it's not enough to say that we need to get the
right people in our company. We must identify who the right people
are and create a process that gets them on board and in the position
The process works for both large and small
1. Identify who the right people are. Each
organization and team will have different needs so your right people
may be different than other companies and teams.
several people in your organization who you wish you could clone.
Write down their characteristics and traits and create your own
benchmark of the right person for each position; therefore, setting
the expectations for all other team members.
3. Identify the
type of person that fits your company and team culture. For example,
if you want to create a positive culture make sure you hire positive
people. If you want to create a culture that is creative then hire
4. If you invest your time, resources and
energy to get the right people on board you'll have fewer headaches
and expenses later on. Take your time during the hiring/recruiting
process to make sure you are all on the same path.
Remember, the people you surround yourself with will often determine
the kind of company you'll have.
6. Continued training is
essential. If you expect your team members to develop their skills
and stay on top of changes, don't get complacent about establishing
and updating your training.
Professional athletes put in
thousands of hours to sharpen their skills and prepare their bodies
for the rigors of their sport. They are routinely able to overcome
the pressure of high stakes moments because they allow their
training to take over. When that happens they can play or perform
without worrying about timing or their position. They are able to
perform without thinking about what they have to do next. They work
Through Service Quality Institute, I have
trained trainers and employees all over the world and have taught
them to believe in themselves and their abilities. I have written
several books to spread the word about service strategies and the
effect it has on your company, your employees, your customers, and
your bottom line.
"When you express your passion
and enthusiasm, you will become a magnet to others who will be
attracted to your high level of energy. You will become the
conductor of the orchestra."
John Tschohl is an international
service strategist and speaker. He is founder and president of the
Service Quality Institute in Minneapolis (MN). He has written
several books on customer service, and has released the 10th Edition
of Achieving Excellence Through Customer Service. The Service
Quality Institute has developed more than 26 customer-service
training programs. His monthly strategic newsletter is available
online at no charge. He can also be reached on Facebook, LinkedIn
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