Bruce Outridge is interviewed by Oakville Arts Council and Oakville Today about leadership comic

Oakville Arts Council Interview

After releasing issues of my Pride Junkie Comic book Series for kids on leadership I was approached by Oakville Today and the Oakville Arts Council to learn more about the comic series.

This comic book series is for kids 8-14 with values intergrated in each story. PRIDE stands for P (Passion), R (Respect), I (Integrity), D (Dignity), E (Excellence). The hero of the story is a truck driver that can change and helps people from violence. You can read the actual comic on Bruce’s website www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com.

The interviews are below:

About the Author

Bruce Outridge speaks on leadership for youth audiences on careers and having a moral compass. You can learn more at www.bruceoutridge.com

Convoy for a cure date change

The Convoy For a Cure Ontario West division is changing the date of their convoy due to conflict with another event. The new date for the event is Saturday october 2, 2010. For more information visit http://www.convoyforacureontwest.com . If you are a professional driver go on out and support the ladies in their fight against breast cancer.

Convoy For a Cure Ontario West
Convoy For a Cure Ontario West

Contest Winner

Some of you may have been aware that I was running a contest for professional drivers and owner operators through some of the truck shows we attended through the summer months. I am proud to announce that the winner was Paul davidson of W.D. Potato from Beeton, Ontario. Paul was notified of the win at the end of August and will be presented with the finished prize by the end of October. Congratulations to Paul and all of those that entered the contest.

Have a great day….

Developing your passion

In speaking with a group of new potential entrepreneurs the other day I had wrapped up my presentation and was then asked to stay over for a few moments to talk to a few individuals interested in starting a business. Many had heard they need to register, look for potential clients, create an office etc. Since my presentation focused on the passion of the business they seemed a bit confused by what they had heard earlier. When speaking to them individually they seemed to get more excited as the procedure fell into place so I thought I would mention it again here. There is no sense setting up shop for a new business if you don’t know what you do yet! Find your passion, find your niche, then set up the business office. Many weren’t sure what they were going to do yet, but were ready to register the company. In my presentations I hand out a sheet of paper that on one side says “What do I like to do”. The other side says “What am I good at?” Fill out a similar sheet and see if there is a common thread. That may be the start of a new enterprise.

Good luck!

Excellent Customer Service

It always amazes me how many businesses do not grasp the importance of good customer service. People say I am always harping about customer service ,but it is one of my pet pieves about business. Many of the ones who are lacking in customer service are the larger companies. However even if you are working in a large company you can extend professional customer service by being in control of how you deal with the people you service each and every day. One of the companies that promote exceptional customer service objectives is that of the Nalco Chemical Company. I can attest to their customer service skills as I used to perform this very job. If you are interested in seeing exceptional customer service then click the link below and take notes.

Nalco customer service video – http://www.youtube.com/user/NalcoCompany#p/a/u/0/iyt19ofBWrE

Enjoy

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