About Randy Clark

Randy Clark is the Director of Communications at TKO Graphix, where he blogs for TKO Graphix Brandwire. Randy is passionate about social media, leadership development, and flower gardening. He’s a beer geek and on weekends he can be found fronting the Rock & Roll band Under the Radar. He’s the proud father of two educators; he has four amazing grandchildren, and a wife who dedicates her time to helping others. Randy is the author of How to stay Ahead of Your Business Blog Forever and The New Manager's Workbook a crash course in effective management, and The Manager's Guide to Becoming a Leader He can be found on Twitter @RandyLyleClark, Facebook Randy Lyle Clark, and LinkedIn Randy Clark.

Wait What? You Want Me to Give a Meeting? 

Your boss has asked you to give a meeting. OK, you were kind of told you were giving the meeting. But wait—you hate meetings!? There are too many, and they're too long. The last thing anyone needs is another boring one-hour lecture. Are you to be a part of something you despise? Calm down and take some deep breaths. With a little planning, you can [...]

By |2024-05-14T17:10:55+00:00May 16th, 2024|Training|0 Comments

5 Ways to Connect on Twitter I Mean X

So, how do you connect on Twitter and is it important? I've had a Twitter account since June of 2010. Like many longtime advocates of Twitter, I've lamented the evolution of Twitter from a place to find like-minded souls and carry on conversations to just another social media marketplace. But wait; is it Twitter or The [...]

By |2024-05-09T13:07:16+00:00May 9th, 2024|Sales and Marketing|1 Comment

How to Identify Your Customers Problems

Can you identify you customers problems? Are you familiar with the 1992 movie Glengarry Glen Ross? Have you watched the “Always be Closing” scene? The sad thing is a lot of sales training is similar. ABC (Always Be Closing) wasn’t written for the movie. The movie borrowed the acronym from sales trainers. In today’s connected [...]

By |2024-05-06T19:50:50+00:00May 6th, 2024|Sales and Marketing|0 Comments

Stop Thinking Like “that” Salesperson

To stop thinking like "that" salesperson stop calling yourself one. Take the title of consultant, adviser, or customer service specialist instead of salesperson. Your job shouldn't be to "sell" people. Your job should be to help them. And when you help people, they return to you and tell their friends. Stop Thinking Like “that” Salesperson Throw [...]

By |2024-04-30T13:14:06+00:00April 30th, 2024|Sales and Marketing|0 Comments

What Are Your Employees Sharing on Social Media?

So, what are your employees sharing on social media? A friend  shared a work related incident I suspect many of us could sympathize with. Employees were sharing images of work they'd completed for customers on their personal social media accounts. They were proud of the work and wanted the world to see. Unfortunately, one of [...]

By |2024-04-24T19:15:04+00:00April 25th, 2024|Training|0 Comments

Earn the Right to Ask for the Order

One of the mistakes I often see with consultants is when they earn the right to ask for the order, they hesitate or don't ask for the sale. So, how does a consultant earn the right to ask for the order? Have you listened to your customers and determined their needs? Can you fulfill their [...]

By |2024-04-23T16:45:03+00:00April 23rd, 2024|Sales and Marketing|0 Comments

Please Proofread You’re Copy

Okay, so I think I’m funny, Please Proofread You’re Copy huh? But it happens all the time. I do it more than I like to admit. Here’s an example: This appeared in a newspaper headline: “Missippi Literacy Program Shows Improvement.” --  HuffPost.  Or a sign that says, “Please satanize your hands here” – BuzzFeed. Can Satan do [...]

By |2024-04-18T12:10:19+00:00April 18th, 2024|Writing|Comments Off on Please Proofread You’re Copy

Your Most Important Sales Consulting Tool

So, what's the most important sales consulting tool? In sales, listening is more important than talking. Often, it’s not what you say; it’s what you hear that will make the sale. Most salespeople spend time on what they’re going to say but little on improving listening skills. When clients are allowed to talk, they will [...]

By |2024-04-16T12:49:07+00:00April 16th, 2024|Sales and Marketing|Comments Off on Your Most Important Sales Consulting Tool
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