Becoming an effective networker takes time and effort. It requires you do your homework and step out of your comfort zone--and many of us, even experienced executives, still have a hard time doing it well. As a business coach, I often remind people of the importance of networking. It's definitely worth the time and effort. But what if you're out there doing your best and it's still not working well for you? You could be making one of these five common networking mistakes.
For Five Great Tips on Networking, click HERE
Showing customers a little empathy requires two things:
Empathy is fairly easy if you've been in your customer's shoes. Just think about how you felt when it happened to you and try to show you understand.
It gets trickier if it's never happened to you. For example, someone working in tech support might find it hard to empathize with a confused customer because they can fix their own computer.
Here's what you can do to demonstrate empathy when you don't have a relatable experience:
Glen Falls, Va. — Nearly 40 members and supporters attended the Virginia Limousine Association (VLA) general meeting held February 5 at the Richmond Limousine facility. Chauffeur Driven Industry & Brand Ambassador Philip Jagiela, who is also VLA’s executive director, was among those present.
For full story as provided by Chauffeur Driven, click HERE
Left to right: Robert Alexander, Kevin Polite, Art Miesemer
Kevin Polite, owner of Culdesac Chauffeur Service shared exciting news about being acquired by RMA Worldwide Transportation: “I am excited to announce that I have a new challenge within the industry. Culdesac Chauffeur Service has been acquired by RMA Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation, Robert Alexander owner”, Polite further states “RMA has given me tremendous creative control over where we grow this company during the next several years”. Both companies have grown in the past 12 months, and together, their collective teams intend to improve the overall product/services. “There is nothing we won’t be able to accomplish in the chauffeured transportation industry.”
They want to be a large operator with a small operator feel as it pertains to giving everyone the time and attention they deserve. Alexander states- “At RMA, our goal is to achieve perfection, and with this merger, we have further increased the effort”. With this new merger, they look forward to helping their affiliate partners grow your businesses in 2018, so we can move the entire industry into the direction it needs to go.
For more information on RMA, click HERE
Claude Cristea owner of Williamsburg Chauffeur Service, LLC, ready for the bridal show. Thank you Create-A-Card for having all the promotional materials on time for us at Colonial Heritage Golf Club, Williamsburg, VA.
David Glazier states: “Proud to say that we have been awarded the "Couple's Choice Award" for the 3rd year in a row from Wedding Wire. This award is given to the top 5% of the industry's professionals. We have been expanding more and more each year. This is evident in our ever-growing fleet”.
Congratulations from fellow association members!
Virginia Limousine Association hosted an over-the-top Holiday event that was met with excitement, great food and the time to network with fellow colleagues during this festive event.
Full story coverage provide by our friends at Chauffeur Driven. For details click HERE
Claude Cristea, owner of Williamsburg Chauffeur Service, LLC continues to expand his fleet while maintaining a high level of customer service.
His latest purchase is an Executive Coach Mini-coach equipped to handle the most discreet clients. For more information on his service, visit www.williamsburgchauffeur.com
You really do not want to miss another opportunity of not being a member for this forwarding thinking association. For full meeting details provided by Chauffeur Driven, click HERE
With the honor of our 2017 LCT-NLA Association of Excellence award, we were provided with a $1000.00 check to donate to the charity of our choice.
At our June 15, 2017 general membership meeting, we made that presentation to the organization "The Doorways Between Healing and Home". We recently received a letter of their gratitude that can be read HERE