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Remodeling Mastery · Marathon & Interview with Dean Curtis, Ingage
Part 1: It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint
The COVID-19 pandemic remains at large, affecting home remodeling businesses across the country in different ways. It’s not going away anytime soon–every business is in it for the long haul. To make better sense of what’s happening right now, Mark compares the situation to a long-distance race–or marathon. While there will be an end to this situation, home remodelers will need to make the right effort, employ different strategies, and be ready to overcome challenges until they can cross that finish line. In this section of the podcast, Mark talks about the essentials you can glean from thinking of this pandemic as a kind of marathon, and how it relates to your business.
- Think of strong reasons why you’d like to go through this marathon of a pandemic.
- Prepare accordingly for the months ahead.
- Focus on the step ahead to better overcome challenges.
- Get all the necessary support.
- Pace yourself when you need to.
- Stay healthy.
- Keep your eyes on the finish line.
Part 2: Thought Interview with Dean Curtis, Ingage CEO
Technological advancements have made it possible for businesses to create connections and promote more effective communication. These have become especially useful during this pandemic, when face-to-face conversations in a work setting are greatly discouraged. In this section, our special guest, Dean Curtis offers an in-depth look on what it’s like to go virtual and work remotely. Highlights include:
- Advice on making connections and maintaining relationships when you don’t have the opportunity to do it in person.
- The “out of sight, out of mind” mindset in relation to sustaining connections in a virtual setting.
- Creating touch points using videotelephony and online chat services.
- The importance of creating virtual spaces that are not necessarily related to work.
- What to look for in a video conferencing software. Hint: user-friendly and secure.
Tune in to Mark and Dean for a more detailed discussion on how to effectively maintain and enhance work relationships in a remote setting.