Articles by tag: Greg Crumpton Podcast

Women in Skilled Trades are Driving a Tradesperson Renaissance

Greg Crumpton lives by a simple mantra: Relationships drive business. Each week on Straight Outta Crumpton, Crumpton dives into the lost art of networking and speaks with the biggest influencers in business services to learn how they build, nurture and value their professional relationships.   Skilled trades certainly don’t get the respect or attention they deserve. In…

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Business Services
Bridging Communication Gaps to Build a Stronger Business

Greg Crumpton lives by a simple mantra: Relationships drive business. Each week on Straight Outta Crumpton, Crumpton dives into the lost art of networking and speaks with the biggest influencers in business services to learn how they build, nurture and value their professional relationships.   On this episode of “Straight Outta Crumpton” Greg Crumpton hosts…

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How to Make Lasting Business Connections

Greg Crumpton lives by a simple mantra: Relationships drive business. Each week on Straight Outta Crumpton, Crumpton dives into the lost art of networking and speaks with the biggest influencers in business services to learn how they build, nurture and value their professional relationships.   In the world of business, being a people person has…

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Building Thankfulness into the Sales Process

Greg Crumpton lives by a simple mantra: Relationships drive business. Each week on Straight Outta Crumpton, Crumpton dives into the lost art of networking and speaks with the biggest influencers in business services to learn how they build, nurture and value their professional relationships.   What’s the most critical aspect for sales professionals in building…

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Business Services
How to Build Sustainable Relationships in Business

While the world of business continues to change and evolve, one thing remains the same. Success depends greatly on relationships. No matter your industry or role, you can’t achieve your goals without building relationships. Cathy Feil O’Donnell, a long-time media sales account executive, offered her perspective on how people are doing business today. O’Donnell is…

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Business Services
Building Battle-Tested Business Relationships

Straight Outta Crumpton hosts Tyler Kern and Greg Crumpton were joined by Crumpton’s longtime friend, Mike Kelleher, for a discussion about that exact topic – the foundation and building of business relationships, which can often bloom into personal friendships. Kelleher and Crumpton have been through many trials and tribulations and squared off against challenging scenarios…

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Building Management
Career Paths Are Rarely Linear

The path for most careers is rarely straight. It twists and turns, depending on many factors. That’s the story of Jimmy Jack, Carolinas Sales Lead, Critical Components Inc. Jack’s work history has a lot of deviations. Still, he said key relationships with colleagues, mentors, and customers have made all the difference. “After about 20…

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AI in content marketing
Generative AI in Content Marketing: Why Creativity & Authenticity Will Make it Work
July 11, 2024

Will 2024 be known as the year AI made waves in content marketing? It sure seems so, with recent AI-driven ads from Toys R Us and Under Armour generating significant buzz online. Not just this: Despite having no official ties to the brand, a mock Volvo ad created entirely by AI has also gone…

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Hiring Made Human: Hiring When You’re a Start-Up
July 11, 2024

The challenges of hiring for a startup have become more pronounced these days than ever. With technological advancements and evolving market demands, startups must be agile and strategic in their hiring practices to ensure success. According to some studies, nearly 90 percent of startups fail, with a significant factor being the inability to attract…

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Focus on the Customer
Fifth Inning – Focus on the Customer
July 11, 2024

In a compelling narrative by Jesse Cole, the Savannah Bananas, a baseball team known for its unconventional approach, has declared advertising dead. Cole emphatically asserts that while advertising may attract customers, it is the fan experience that fosters lasting loyalty. In a bold move, the Savannah Bananas have eliminated all forms of advertising at…

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Dr. Mark Manera talks Trucking Industry
The Trucking Industry Needs a Fitness Overhaul to Jumpstart a Trucking Health Revolution
July 11, 2024

With the trucking industry seeing many changes that prioritize efficiency and productivity, the health of truck drivers has increasingly peaked as a critical concern. With life expectancies for truck drivers averaging 16 years less than the general population, there is an urgent need to address health issues within the industry. Recent initiatives, like the…

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Are You Staying Humble as a Leader?
September 3, 2020

If you’re a former employee of Kenneth Oesch, Chief Financial Officer at Piedmont Service Group, make sure to say hi next time you’re logged onto LinkedIn. He feels that as a manager, one of the perks of using LinkedIn is seeing where your former employees have headed next and what they’ve accomplished. “It’s fun…

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Creating a United Front to Solve Problems
August 12, 2020

“You have family inside businesses,” said Sam Frowine, speaking about how relationships are at the core of functional businesses. “You have to have, at the heart of a relationship, a trust and regard and respect, and out of that you can solve problems,” he said. Sam joined the show to lend his insights on…

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Developing a Deep Rapport with Clients: Straight Outta Crumpton
July 30, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted nearly every aspect of human life, but its effects are perhaps most apparent in the way we communicate and foster relationships as humans. For businesses that rely on strong client rapport, the coronavirus has posed a monumental challenge. Greg Crumpton, host of “Straight Outta Crumpton,” dives deeper into how to…

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Sharing Knowledge is the Foundation of Business Relationships: Straight Outta Crumpton
July 16, 2020

Relationships in business have always mattered, maybe even more so now, as organizations drive to innovate and engage. Finding the right connections can impact what happens to ideas. Molly Pedemonte, a business consultant with a high aptitude for strategic change, serves as a TPG Consulting Director. She works with companies to identify what’s working and…

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How Building Relationships Can Open The World: Straight Outta Crumpton
July 3, 2020

There aren’t many people who can say they have friends in places like Iraq, Algeria, Afghanistan, Mexico and Libya, but Emily King is one of those people. Powered by RedCircle   The CEO of Global Venture Consulting and Founder of Prospector Portal helps natural resource companies get into emerging and frontier markets, including some markets…

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Taking it to the Bank: Straight Outta Crumpton
June 18, 2020

Straight Outta Crumpton with host Greg Crumpton focuses on why building relationships is valuable, both in the world of business and in life. This week, Tyler Kern and Greg Crumpton are joined by Jason Banks, CEO and Owner of Banks Electrical Contractors, to discuss how he fell into the electrical field and learned early on the value…

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How to Become a Changemaker: Straight Outta Crumpton
June 4, 2020

Straight Outta Crumpton with Greg Crumpton focuses on the ways that building relationships is valuable both in business and in life. Change is hard, but today’s guest Gwen Smothers has been a trailblazer in facilitating it. As the business systems manager of Piedmont Service Group, a technical facility and energy-efficient solutions company in Raleigh, NC,…

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Airforce Pilot’s Advice on Finding Your “Wingman” in Business: Straight Outta Crumpton
May 21, 2020

Straight Outta Crumpton focuses on the ways that building relationships is valuable both in business and in life. The guest on this episode is a perfect example of this. Lt. Col. Waldo Waldman, Air Force Academy graduate, combat decorated Air Force F-16 fighter pilot turned sales guru, performance consultant, executive coach and motivational keynote…

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How to Build Mutually Beneficial Relationships Both Professionally and Personally: Straight Outta Crumpton
May 7, 2020

That’s the questions Greg Crumpton and Tyler Kern posed on this episode of Straight Outta Crumpton to Todd Boucher, founder of Leading Edge Design Group. Todd spoke on the podcast about the lessons that he has learned over the years from watching the way his father conducted his electrical contracting business. “He really believes…

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