Positivity of Engagement

Posted by S.Sanger on Jul 13, 2017

Some have the mindset of coming to work because they have to in order to survive. That doesn’t seem very appealing!

How can we change that mindset? Engagement!

You have the opportunity to increase positivity in your work life and your co-worker’s work life as well! Are you drawing a blank as to how to contribute to being engaged and spreading the positivity throughout your team? Here are some pointers to think about on a daily basis…

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When is a Sign not just a Sign?

Posted by Ramona Marenda on Mar 10, 2017

Many people are of the mindset that signs are “just signs.” After all, what does a sign have to accomplish other than say who you are as a company?  Let’s consider that for a minute: a sign tells WHO YOU ARE.  Just as your daily wardrobe is a reflection of who you are personally, your business sign is a reflection of your brand. And that, as any marketer will tell you, is when a sign becomes more than “just a sign.”

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Do a Double Check Now, Upgrade Later

Posted by Tim Hagen on Dec 27, 2016

Now that the weather is cold, outdoor electrical work is tricky. Holiday lighting is done for this year, but it’s a perfect time to consider next year’s display.

Whether you own a business, manage a property or just want great exterior lighting for your home, having the right electrical outlets can make or break your outdoor lighting and décor. Here are four things to consider as you move through your 2016 holiday set-up and take-down.

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Customer Pain Points and Creating Rapport

Posted by Tim Hagen on Dec 13, 2016

Leaving a great impression on a customer is the goal of every service provider. So what do you do when your customer attaches blame to your crew for something that is not in your control?



You get proactive, that’s what you do! Be diligent about your work and your crew, go the extra mile, pay attention to safety, and always be observant to the customer’s needs.



Don’t assume that the impression your customer will have is what you intend. That impression may be affected by others such as on-site staff that leave unwanted debris in your work area, or machinery that breaks down due to lack of ongoing maintenance and causes your work to be delayed.



Your fault or not, inconveniences like these can affect your ability to gain repeat business. But, as you build a great rapport with your customer, you’ll be able to address not only their concerns, but also your own concerns.

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Communication Styles and Getting the Job Done – Part Two

Posted by Wendy Thorgersen on Nov 28, 2016

Part Two: Using Soft Skills

A well-cared for staff means a well-cared for project and that leads to a well-cared for client. There’s no way around that. Getting to know my team members and clients through frequent and meaningful communication is key to keeping any job running smoothly. All too often I see project managers overlook the personal aspects of managing a people.

Employees want to know their efforts matter, that what they do is making a difference. It’s the softer side of project management that plays a very big, albeit subtle, part in getting to the finish line on time and on budget. Each team member is different -- each requires something different based on rank, gender, tenure, generation and so on. Sometimes, I am a cheerleader. Other times, I am a sounding board. But always, I must be responsive to their needs. Let’s take a look at some of the factors in the effectiveness of a team.

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Improve Your Teamwork – Be a Great Co-Worker

Posted by Katie Galarza on Sep 22, 2016

This year you will spend more time with your coworkers than you will with your family, best friends, neighbors or even your dog. 

There is a lot we can learn from our co-workers. We have a lot of control in the way we co-exist and collaborate with our fellow employees. Make your week go smoother and happier with these simple tips. 

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Communication Styles & Getting the Job Done: A Two-Part Series

Posted by Wendy Thorgersen on Aug 19, 2016

Part One: Know Your Audience

The most important part of what I do as a project manager in the Data Communications Division at Lemberg is getting to know my audience – my client or my team -- and how to communicate with them. Each member of that audience has different goals and needs. More importantly, each has a different expectation for communication that is affected by factors like personality and ability. 

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LED Sign and Lighting Technology: A Good Investment

Posted by John Wachniak on Jul 22, 2016

We’ve seen an increase in the number of businesses retrofitting neon signs with LED lights. Others are integrating LED electronic message centers into their traditional signage. Here’s what might be behind the decision to upgrade.

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Life Long Learning Necessary for Your Career

Posted by Katie Galarza on Jul 5, 2016

Today, both employees and employers must adopt a lifelong commitment to skill development. However, neither can do it alone. To remain attractive to potential talent and to retain good employees, companies should make learning accessible through educational tools and resources..

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Culture Code and Deal Breakers

Posted by John Wachniak on May 26, 2016

I ran into a sign industry business colleague the other day, let’s call her Sandra, who mentioned she was leaving her current position and moving to another state for a new opportunity. We talked a while about her new opportunity and about the reasons she would make such a move. After all, this was a woman with an established career and a family; moving to another state was no small decision. What she revealed was quite interesting and says a lot about the importance of culture and how we define an employment “deal breaker.”

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