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The Role Of The Shop Foreman – Service Drive Revolution #54

The role of the SHOP FOREMAN …

Chris and Gary catch up with some brief conversation about a “fasting” documentary in which Gary felt inspired by with his never-ending cholesterol issues. This is quickly put into context by Chris by simply stating “fasting is when you don’t eat!”. The main topic of today is to understand what the role of the shop foreman is.

The guys look at the differences between foreman’s that drive production and “coffee cup” formans. If you work in the Service Drive either as a tech, advisor or you’re a shop foreman yourself, this is must listen episode!

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How to Interview Like a Boss – Interviewing Techniques and Skills from THE Cal Fussman

Business performance leader Chris Collins sits down with journalist and author Cal Fussman. Cal is a Writer at Large for Esquire magazine, known for the ‘What I’ve Learned’ column, and is known from his interview techniques and skills rooted from extensive experience in the interviewing and journalism world. Some of Cal’s interviews include Mikhail Gorbachev, Jimmy Carter, Ted Kennedy, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, Jack Welch, Robert De Niro, Clint Eastwood, Al Pacino, George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Bruce Springsteen, Dr. Dre, Quincy Jones, Woody Allen, Barbara Walters, Pelé, Yao Ming, Serena Williams, John Wooden, and Muhammad Ali. Although Cal has a slight cold, he reveals some of his most compelling and useful interviewing techniques. Chris then discusses and compares these life-changing techniques to major components in the business performance world including customer service, people connection, and sales. This is a must listen show, as you will get full-access into one of the leaders in interviewing sharing his most important tips and techniques when it comes to the interview process and hiring skills.

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The Dangers of Scaling Too Fast (Revisited)

Problems that businesses can run into when scaling too fast. Various issues include hiring systems and cash flow issues.

If you have a business and you want to scale and grow, this is MUST-LISTEN episode so that you don’t run into any deal-breaking problems along the way.

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The Art Of Making Things Happen With Steve Sims (Full Interview) Revisited

Friend and C.E.O of Bluefish, a personal concierge service for VIPs and Executives, Steve Sims.

In PART ONE of this fascinating two-part podcast, Steve Sims unravels some of his secrets in how to create and sell unforgettable experiences. Amongst the mind-blowing stories of setting up a dinner in the Accademia Museum of Florence, under the statue of David and being serenaded by Andrea Bocelli, Steve discusses his essential tools for building a business where the experience is the commodity, such as under promise over deliver, the issue of self-marketing and letting others add credibility and how to build and have access to a super exclusive network.

In PART TWO, Steve continues with incredible stories building up what became BlueFish. He discusses moments of fear or failure, his exclusive connections, transparency and authenticity and making clear that you should never try to be something you’re not.

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How To Double Sales At An Equinox Gym Revisited

Doubling sales without new customers?

On this today’s show, we discuss a few some simple tools and processes that can double sales for a business in the gym industry. We use the gym we go to every day – Equinox in Los Angeles, as our case study example. Without increasing foot traffic or growing a bigger customer following, we break down some simple steps and ideas that would completely transform the sales of an Equinox (or any gym for that matter) using the customer base that already exists. Challenge yourself to take these tools and tips, and think how it could be applied to other businesses in different industries.

In addition, the show includes some special features on ‘Amazing Moments In Business’ with comedian Daniel Z Barber and ‘Millennial Work Problems’ with Andy Pifko and Molly Schreiber.

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Presence

In this week’s show, we ask the question: do you have presence? What is presence? And how do you establish it? How do you command a room and use presence as an effective business tool that will create connections and a lasting impact?

Diving in, we discuss authenticity, self-pride and how to be aware of your demeanor, with the understanding of what effect it can have on clients, potential clients, colleagues and other leaders and entrepreneurs you engage with.

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The Art Of Making Things Happen With Steve Sims – Part 2

In this special two-part episode of Chris Collins Unleashed, we sit down with friend and CEO of Bluefish, a personal concierge service for VIPs and Executives, Steve Sims.

In part two, Steve continues with his incredible stories of how Bluefish came to be. He discusses the moments where he faced the fear of failure, how he made his exclusive connections, the importance of transparency and authenticity, and the idea that you should never try to be something you’re not.

Be sure to listen to part one of our interview with Steve before tuning into this one.

Be sure to check out Steve’s newly-released book: Bluefishing: The Art of Making Things Happen. It’s available now!

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The Art Of Making Things Happen With Steve Sims – Part 1

In this special two-part episode of Chris Collins Unleashed, we sit down with friend and CEO of Bluefish, a personal concierge service for VIPs and Executives, Steve Sims. In this first episode, Steve unravels some of his secrets for how to create and sell unforgettable experiences.

Amongst the mind-blowing stories of setting up a dinner in the Accademia Museum of Florence, under the statue of David and being serenaded by Andrea Bocelli, Steve discusses his essential tools for building a business where the experience is the commodity. Key to his success are ideas such as under-promise over-deliver, the challenge of self-marketing, letting others add credibility, and the strategies to build and have access to a highly exclusive network.

Ready to listen to part two? Click here to tune in.

Steve’s book, Bluefishing: The Art of Making Things Happen is available now!

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Gamification: Playing For Profits

In this episode of Chris Collins Unleashed, we discuss one of our favorite topics: Gamification. It’s the ultimate business hack and its implementation has long been a core part of our business turnaround process. In fact, I am so passionate about it, it is the subject of my Amazon best-selling book, Gamification: Playing for profits.

But what is Gamification? In this episode, we break down the components of the system, and explain how it works and why it works. Through years of teaching these techniques, we have run into some hilarious situations that you don’t want to miss. By the end of this episode, we can promise that you will want to implement Gamification into your business and turn it into a profit machine.

Get the book: Gamification: Playing For Profits
Learn about our Gamification On-Demand Virtual Training

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Work / Life Balance – Part 2

Today, we re-visit a topic we covered a few episodes back: work/life balance. In this follow-up episode, we re-examine the topic through the lens of an entrepreneur who has prioritized their business and growth of their career over just about everything else. How can you maintain a healthy home life when you’ve made this commitment? This is often very difficult…but we’re here to share our tips and help you strike that balance to your best ability.

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