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Tom Keller: Working on a Different Level

While Tom Keller of Brazos Urethane may be known as “Tom the Roofer” after his work on the Superdome post-Hurricane Katrina, his work in the coatings industry can’t be contained by the Big Easy. His work has spanned from San Francisco to Miami, and he’s currently focusing on branded roofs of national sports arenas. However, his beginning had much more humble roots.

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Cutting Edge Technologies All Meeting Planners Must Embrace

Unfortunately, many meeting planners — aside from those who specialize in the tech industry — shy away from technology. They may be familiar with some of the new technologies available, but they don’t utilize them consistently and end up missing out on important opportunities.

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Beating the Boomer Bust

More than 60 percent of U.S. business owners are over 50 years old, and many of them are looking toward retirement and the process of attracting and vetting potential buyers to take the reins. The differences in yesterday’s and today’s business landscapes are stark.

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Boost Your Brand Behind the Microphone: 5 Public Speaking Fundamentals

As he approached the podium, Taylor could feel his face begin to redden and the perspiration building on his palms. He mentally recited his opening line with each step to center stage, hoping above all else that he did not stumble over the words, or worse, draw a complete blank

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Moisture and Your Floor

Concrete is a very strong, durable material, and it is the primary substrate on which flooring materials are applied. What is well documented but seemingly not well understood are the problems that moisture can cause on a concrete floor that has been coated with non-breathing flooring materials.

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What Every Employee Wants From You as a Leader

Do you ever feel overwhelmed as a manager? Being overburdened by the responsibility of having to figure out what others want and need from you is a familiar feeling shared among leaders.

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Media Mixology: Crafting the Perfect Publicity Cocktail

From the bar room to the board room, a different brand of mixology is taking place: the meticulously designed publicity campaign. All beneficial and lucrative public relations (PR) strategies are devised like a classic cocktail.

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Influence: The Ultimate Power Tool

In business today, effective influence is essential. Want your ideas implemented? You must influence others to act on them. Want more clients? You must influence people to buy from you.

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How to Stage a Comeback in Your Small Business

Every small business owner struggles. Some simply cannot go on and decide to close the doors. But some make unbelievable comebacks. Against astounding odds, they come from far behind — and fight back to win. Interested?

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Avoiding Common Winter Coatings Problems

The cold and inclement forecast of winter brings with it a hardship for many people related to the coatings world, including owners, engineers, and architects.

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The Crooked Yardstick: Redefining Success

Take inventory of your successes. What comes to mind? The title of your position in your company? How much money you make? The value of your home? An award you won?

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Writing a Coatings Spec: A Work Plan Example

A concise Work Plan must be submitted with each bid proposal, including that for coatings work. Failure to submit a Work Plan may be cause for rejection of the bid

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Simplicity Is Best

As an industry, perhaps even as a society, we have a ton of information, tidbits, and insight. The coatings industry has so much information that many of us are frankly overwhelmed. Some of us can’t get anything done that doesn’t have a deadline on it.