Want not just customers but raving fans of your business? Of course you do! Read on to find out some key tips to creating a following of that caliber!

Tedesco Building Services was in attendance on Wednesday, April 11th at the “Create Raving Fans” Lunch-and-Learn put on by the Troy Rotary Club.  The program featured a panel of professionals who have mastered the art of cultivating such a following for their businesses. Panelists included: Shawn Lee of Shawn Lee Studios, Candice Simons of Brooklyn Outdoor, and Ara Tapouzian of the Troy Chamber of Commerce with moderator Michael Angelo Caruso leading the discussion.

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Pictured left to right: Shawn Lee, Candice Simons and Ara Tapouzian

While listing every nugget of wisdom isn’t possible, we would like to share some of our favorite takeaways of the event:

  • There are four steps needed to create a raving fan:
    •  A customer must have a “rocking first impression” of your company.
    • You must follow it up with an equally strong second first impression- don’t drop the ball!
    • Offer a unique value proposition: a product and/or service no one else can offer
    • Provide a consistent customer experience every time running from purchase to social media to follow-up and everything in between.  Never let them down!
  • Shawn Lee advises:
    • we should all promote our customers whenever possible
    • align with what people can relate to ex: the work he does with charities to help promote their cause through his amazing photography skills
    • be relevant
  • Candice Lee points out:
    • the importance of knowing how to sell without selling.  Promote yourself in a manner that does not make people feel like they are “being sold”.  As Jeffrey Gitomer says, “People love to buy but they hate to be sold.”
    • do four things for someone else before you ask them for something- add value to their life and you become valuable to them.
  • Ara Tapouzian stresses:
    • listen to your customers to make sure you are always serving their wants and needs.
    • if what people want and need doesn’t exist, it’s time to innovate it! This creates your unique value proposition.
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Pictured above: Meghan Ellison of Garrett Popcorn who provided the scrumptious “party favors”, Michael Angelo Caruso acting as moderator

The Troy Rotary Club routinely puts on these phenomenal lunch-and-learns and serves the community in a myriad of other ways.  Check out their upcoming calendar of events here. To thank you for participating in their programs, the second lunch-and-learn you attend is free! Talk about value!

At Tedesco Building Services we work to create raving fans by not only providing great janitorial service but providing a personable relationship to our customers so they know they have a true partner in the

What is your favorite way your business creates raving fans?

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