Successfully communicating to your credit union front line staff

first_img 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr One issue we run into over and over again as we begin working with a new credit union client is front line communication. If it exists, it’s usually not effective. Keeping your front line staff in the dark, or only sending down orders via quick bullet points is killing your growth opportunities! I won’t say that we’ve perfected the art, but understanding the importance of it has certainly given us reason to continue experimenting and exploring options to better communicate marketing updates and cultural news briefs to the front line staff at the credit unions we work with. Staff numbers at our various credit unions range from 6 people to 119 people. But what if you had to communicate to over 2,000 people?Dunkin Donuts was having the same problem many credit unions in effectively communicating corporate information to their franchises and front line staff, totaling well over 2,000 people. continue reading »last_img read more

New display homes open to the public

first_imgThe Atlanta display home.“We’re getting a lot of families moving into Greater Ascot and these homes would suit people who have got a young family and are starting to look for a really good first home or their second home and are starting to spend a little more for those extra features they want in a house,” she said.“They probably have equity or they’ve sold and they’re ready to upgrade.“These are great homes for those that would love a theatre room and want those bigger kitchens and bits and pieces.”The new display homes are packed with features from theatre rooms, to LED lighting in the ceiling, butler’s pantries, double showers, high ceilings and custom-designed walk-in wardrobes. The Meredian display home by Doble Homes.Greater Ascot will eventually be home to about 7000 residents and there are plans for a shopping precinct, sporting fields and access to the Bohle River.St Benedict’s Catholic School, next to the estate, is scheduled to open next year offering kindergarten to Year six.Parkside land sales manager Mark Pyers said many of the homes at Greater Ascot had front verandas which added to the community feel.“The whole idea is to bring the community out on the street,” he said.For more information on Greater Ascot, call Mark Pyers on 0412 465 053. Mark Pyers, the land sales manager at Greater Ascot who are unveiling some new display homes.THREE new display homes at masterplanned community Greater Ascot will be open to the public today for the first time.The homes at The Grange, off Greater Ascot Avenue, will be open today and tomorrow from 10am to 4pm.center_img The Latan display home by Tropical Homes.Two of the homes have been built by Tropical Homes ranging from 184sq m to226sq m with one three-bedroom and one four-bedroom home.The third home called The Meridian was built by Doble Homes and has 188sq m of space over two levels with four bedrooms.The public will also be able to inspect the three existing display homes built by Grady Homes, AP Williams & Co, and Jazz Homes.Parkside Developments marketing manager Fiona Montgomerie said the new display homes catered to families looking to upgrade.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020last_img read more

Men’s basketball: Despite rough end to season, Hayes’ NBA potential remains intriguing

first_imgIn the final four games of his junior season, forward Nigel Hayes took a total of 54 shots — he made only 11.That’s a grand total of about 20 percent shooting from the field in the four most important games of the season. It was win-or-go-home time for Hayes and the Badgers, and the first-team All-Big Ten performer was reluctant to show up.After shooting 2-15, his worst shooting performance of the season, in the loss to Nebraska in the Big Ten Tournament, fellow juniors Vitto Brown and Bronson Koenig bailed out Hayes in the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament, where he shot a combined 5-27.In the Sweet 16 game against Notre Dame, Hayes did manage to put up his best performance of the four games — a measly 4-12, which included two three-pointers. But there was no one to bail him out, and the end of the season could not have gone worse for the junior.But despite the poor performances and the criticisms that came as a result, Hayes is still testing the NBA waters, even if he is just dipping his feet in.Last Tuesday, head coach Greg Gard announced they were going to submit Hayes’ name to the NBA advisory committee, and he will then make his decision regarding the NBA draft. This means that Hayes will submit his name for consideration and have the ability to rescind his name up to 10 days after the NBA Draft Combine May 15.Given the way Hayes’ junior campaign ended, it’s more than likely he won’t garner much interest from NBA teams until maybe the end of the second round of the draft. But there is a reason this was initially thought to be Hayes’ final year at Wisconsin. There is a reason he was thought of a potential top-20 pick. There is a reason Hayes is even bothering to submit his name for consideration.Hayes is a very talented basketball player whose skill set is made for today’s NBA.After playing power forward for his first two seasons with the Badgers, Hayes made the move to small forward this season to make room for Brown and redshirt freshman Ethan Happ in the frontcourt. That move alone allowed Hayes to display his versatility on both sides of the ball and ultimately proved his ability to be viable two-way player at the next level.Men’s basketball: What Badgers will miss if Hayes decides to go proFor collegiate basketball players, the allure of the NBA is tantalizing. Reaching that level is what many have been working Read…OffensivelyAt 6 feet 8 inches tall, Hayes would be undersized as a power forward in the NBA, but an above-average height at small forward. These types of players are usually referred to as “tweeners,” as they are floating somewhere in between two positions.These types of players are usually seen as risks at the next level, but the way Hayes showed his play on the wing as a small forward should have removed a lot of doubts in terms of what position he should be playing.He’s a small forward, and when on the wing, Hayes is likely to be a mismatch for the defense on nearly every possession.This was on display in Wisconsin’s final game of the season against Notre Dame, where the already undersized Fighting Irish had no choice but to give 6-foot-5-inch guard Steve Vasturia the assignment of defending Hayes. While Vasturia is the team’s best perimeter defender, three inches is a lot to give up to a player with Hayes’ strength and finishing ability.Unfortunately, Hayes did not take advantage of this matchup, appearing reluctant to take Vasturia down to the block, where he has found the most success this season. But it won’t be the last time Hayes finds himself with that kind of matchup offensively, and it will only make it easier for him to both score and distribute.DefensivelyHayes’ versatility also allows him to excel defensively, as his prowess on the defensive end never wavered even when the success rate of his jump shot did.His ability to defend three different positions is intriguing enough, but his ability to be successful in doing so is what is most intriguing about the junior’s defensive prowess.On the short list of players Hayes defended this season for extended stretches, are two national player of the year: Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine and Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield, along with Iowa’s Jarrod Uthoff, Indiana’s Troy Williams and Illinois’ Malcolm Hill.That’s two shooting guards, two small forwards and power forward, and Hayes managed to defend all of them admirably.His length combined with his lateral quickness for someone with his size is something that NBA teams will most definitely find valuable. But that said, it is still clear that Hayes is not yet ready to take the next step.That doesn’t mean that he never will be.He struggled in the final stretch, which may even be an understatement, but those struggles don’t take away Hayes’ potential. He may be one year away still, but there is no doubt he’ll be ready.last_img read more