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Old 10-20-2009, 04:55 AM
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With everyone seeming to be having a bad time, what is your assessment on why this is the case? How can they all be having a bad time?

Why do you feel they were even at the demo? I would figure if they were having a bad year, they wouldn't be in the mood to buy new equipment from Deere.
Although Halifax is a fairly large city, it's a small world and it gets around if you do not good good work. If you do good work, it also gets around, at one site we were looking at yesterday and I was there to do some excavation work, we had three people as if we could stop by there place, I told them I would try however we are not taking on any further projects this year and have had to put some off until April, it was interesting as they wanted us all the more....no idead Steve, I know we do good work, stand behind what we do and the staff have a super personality when dealing with clients, this is something I watch and I insist on.

I have no idea why they are having a hard time however to make it in this business and make seroius coin, presentation is everything, of all the people I met, talked to and did a demo for there are not many I would hire personally, I don't want to get into details as I am in no porition to jusge others, all I know is what we do and how we do it is working, and working very well.

There were a lot of tire kickers at the demo, they come because they don't have a lot to do, an excuse to get some time off and a chance to try equipment they do not own.
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It really is a fascinating topic because if you think about it you have a group of people who at first glance all potentially look similar. They all potentially can perform similar work. They can all talk and interact. Yet when it comes down to business, you have a group who seems to want to operate their own businesses but they don't seem to be doing too well.

It makes me wonder if there are a few step they or anyone else for that matter could implement that could absolutely change their results.

Do you think it comes down to a few things, maybe not necessarily for that specific group, but for everyone, that defines whether we will find success or failure in business or life?

Or is it more than just a few things. Does it become more of a question of desire and drive? And if it is a question of desire and drive, can that be taught or is that just something that springs from within for reasons that may be difficult to explain?
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I say this at the risk of sounding judgemental and I suppose to some degree I am.

Presentation to me is everything, does this person look professional, your dress, did you bother to shave in the past few days, are they wearing sneakers or proper boots?

Next is what are they driving, is it in reasonable shape or beat and tired, does it have their company information?

Next is the equipment, does it look well taken care of or is it beat to crap?

This could all be due to my target market, mid 40ís++, upper middle class, I cater to what they want and I know how the majority think after many years of business.

Finally is the sale, do they mumble and look at the ground, do they sound like they know what they are talking about.
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Have you had the chance to use your DR vacuum again ? What about the chipper. I'd like to see more pics when you get a chance
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Have you had the chance to use your DR vacuum again ? What about the chipper. I'd like to see more pics when you get a chance
No, we have four excavation/landscape jobs on the go and there are still leaves to come down. They told me when I ordered to not expect stellar results from the chipper as it's really made to shred leaves and man the quality is top drawer. I doubt the chipper will ever be used as we have three commercial units designed for this.
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Though not as big as Andy, I agree with his assesment. One can not speak, look, or operate as if he has just fallen out of Fido's ***. Respectfuly to all here there was once a post on an ugly work shoe contest. While maybe all in fun you or your crew must not look or operate as such. You are who you hang with...

Rush Limbaugh sums it up pretty well for success. Be and do the best you can and then some. search for excellence & strive to be the best

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Rush Limbaugh sums it up pretty well for success. Be and do the best you can and then some. search for excellence & strive to be the best
Do you think you have been able to take that and apply it in some way? Sometimes we hear things and then something just snaps and we change the way we do things.

I was wondering if this had such an effect on you.
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