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Bowl Expo 2019

By Vivian Conterio / June 4, 2019 / 0 Comments

We are so excited that Bowl Expo is coming up in just three short weeks, what about you? TrainerTainment will be exhibiting at Booth #145! Bowl Expo has so much to offer. In addition to catching up with old friends and making new ones, Bowl Expo features: Sunday: 4 Boot Camps Monday: New Breakfast Event…

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How Well Do You Really Know Beth?

By Guest Blog / April 30, 2019 / 0 Comments

That’s the question – how well do you really know Beth Standlee, fearless leader of Trainertainment? If you are familiar with the company and a regular reader of this newsletter, then you most certainly know who she is. But do you really KNOW who Beth is? I thought I did, but recently I came to…

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5 Ways to Get Past the Gatekeeper

By Marlies McKie / April 16, 2019 / 0 Comments

A good salesperson selling corporate and team building events knows the importance of presenting their product to the decision-maker of a company. It’s the decision-maker who will have the final say that leads to closing the sale. If the decision-maker is in an executive role, there is most likely an administrative assistant or executive assistant…

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By Beth Standlee / April 2, 2019 / 6 Comments

I’m very excited to announce Robin Marshall is joining the TrainerTainment coaching and training team. Robin’s experience in the bowling community sets her up as the kind of coach who inherently understands the needs of this market segment.   TrainerTainment has been very involved in the bowling world since the company started in 2005. We…

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Hire With Intention, Not Desperation

By Beth Standlee / March 26, 2019 / 0 Comments

I think we can all agree that one of the hardest parts of running a business is finding – and keeping – the right people. When you can’t rely on your team, every bit of a day’s work can be challenging. This is especially true for any business reliant on hourly employees. As a Trainer…

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Working Your Abs (I Mean Core)

By Beth Standlee / March 19, 2019 / 0 Comments

As an entrepreneur, I’ve had my share of “Aha!” moments while building a new business from the ground up. And I have to say, identifying and being able to articulate the Trainertainment Core Values was one of the biggest.   In fact, our Core Values are so intrinsic to the Trainertainment world that we pay…

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Vision vs. Mission

By Beth Standlee / March 12, 2019 / 0 Comments

Establish the Vision – Make it Your Mission to Succeed Have you ever flown Southwest Airlines? If so, you’ve likely experienced the crew’s tendency toward silly antics like spontaneously breaking into song or cracking a joke over the loudspeaker. They seem to really have fun. Sounds a bit like the fish market crew we wrote…

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Flying Fish

From Looming Bankruptcy to World-Famous – How a Company’s Culture Changed Everything.

By Beth Standlee / March 5, 2019 / 1 Comment

Caution: Low Flying Fish Picture this – you’re strolling through an open-air farmer’s market in Seattle, Washington when a sign reading “Caution: Low Flying Fish” catches your eye. Curious, you stop to read the sign again and – BAM! – you’re hit by a flying foam fish. Laughter erupts as you realize you have been…

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Adventures in Leadership™

By Beth Standlee / February 19, 2019 / 2 Comments

Adventures in Leadership™ Recently, I put together a team building program in an adventure park. It is difficult for me to conceptualize something without doing it. So, with all the courage I could muster, I walked into the Bedford Urban Air Adventure Park and asked one of the stellar team members to help me go…

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Don’t just talk about it, SOLVE it!

By Laura O'Neal / February 12, 2019 / 2 Comments

Worrying is like sitting in a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but doesn’t get you anywhere. That’s what talking about problems does. Nothing. Okay, ALMOST nothing. Talking about problems can help you “get stuff off your chest,” give you an emotional band-aid, and spread some good ole’ fashioned gossip around. But talking…

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