What Are You Great At?

What Are You Great At?

What are you GREAT at?

Not “what are you are capable of”?  Not “what are you trained to do”?  And certainly not “what are you experienced in”?

I just want to know, what are you GREAT at?

I ask that, because it is only the people who do what they are GREAT at who change the world.

Let’s take a brief look at three people we’re all familiar with

How to Boost Your Business With One Simple Action - And It Doesn't Cost a Thing!

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By Alli Hill

Last weekend while grocery shopping, I witnessed a woman become quite irritated after she stood in line at the deli counter for nearly 10 minutes behind another customer who was taking an exceptionally long time to make her selections (I know it was 10 minutes, as I had been standing at that same counter for about as long). As she walked away, I heard her mutter, "I don't have time for this."

While I continued to wait at the counter for help, I thought about how one simple action from the deli attendant could have potentially saved that sale:

Acknowledge your customers. It seems like a no-brainer, but it still amazes me how many times I visit a store or restaurant and feel like no one even knows I'm there, or have to seek out an employee for help. This should never happen.

Here are three reasons why you should make it a point to acknowledge every customer:

  1. It breaks the ice. Your customers should never have to seek out help. Make it a point to approach every customer as soon as you see them. This cements the beginning of the transaction and opens the door for the customer to fulfill the reason they came to your store. Once you make the initial contact, your customer is less likely to leave empty-handed.
  2. It projects a sense of value on the customer. When your customers choose to buy from you, they're doing YOU a favor, not the other way around. Welcome them with a warm smile, direct eye contact, or even a simple "How are you?". They'll feel important, and you will leave them with a favorable impression of your business.
  3. It makes a customer's wait time seem shorter. No customer wants to feel as though you're too busy for them. If you can't even find a second to acknowledge them, they may think you have enough business and take their money elsewhere.

Whether you're selling deli meats, interest rates, professional services, retail goods or pipes, valves and fittings, if you can't give your full attention to a customer right away, let them know you'll be right with them. This simple gesture helps soften their attitude about having to wait, and they may decide to hang around a little longer.

When it comes to your customers, the old saying rings true: "If you ignore something, it will go away." Make a commitment to acknowledge every person who walks through the door, and you may find your door is opening more often.

Who do your customers SEE when they hear your on-hold marketing?


By Johnny Gailer


As a smart business owner or marketing professional, you probably already use clearonhold to help your business sound more professional, communicate your competitive advantages, improve your customer service, and inform customers about your new products.


But how much do you think about the music you are playing on hold?


Music is what creates the feel in which your messages are received.  Music breathes life into your messaging, and associates your brand with different images.


So what brand are you communicating?


Below we've compiled a list of our music genres and put them side by side with the people that those genres are associated with.


Look at the people.  Their clothes, their facial expressions, their surroundings.  You know these people.


Take a look and see what your customers see when they hear the music you're playing:

If you need help choosing your music, just give us a ring and tell us the image you want to give your customers.




Did You Notice How Audio Branding Impacted Your Summer Vacation?

Did You Notice How Audio Branding Impacted Your Summer Vacation?

The summer is drawing to an end. And like most people you probably took some time off to relax, spend time with family and friends, and maybe even take a vacation. And if you didn’t, you probably spent the summer daydreaming about taking a vacation.

While business was probably the last thing on your mind, did you realize how the businesses you visited used audio to entice you to spend more money during your time off?

How To Convince Buyers That YOU Are Better Choice

How To Convince Buyers That YOU Are Better Choice

When a politician tells you that he is honest and will go to bat for the working man, do you automatically believe him? No? Why not? If you’re like most Americans, you don’t trust a politician when he says such things because THEY ALL SAY THAT!

Never Turn Out the Lights on Your Customers!

Never Turn Out the Lights on Your Customers!

I arrived at 6:45 and immediately confirmed with the guy at the counter that they did in fact close at nine that night, as the business hours posted on the door stated. To my surprise, less than half an hour later, one of the employees asked me if I would like a refill before they poured out all of the coffee.