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First-Time Guest follow up

You just landed on an every-once-in-a-while series called Primer Posts, a curated collection of my favorite articles and books on one particular topic. These are the resources I usually point to when people ask about getting started...

4 Reasons Leaders Don’t Reproduce Leaders

Many of us carry the title of leader, but we don’t often hold the posture of a leader. In other words, we’re more comfortable doing rather than developing. But a real leader will intentionally develop...

Two Weekenders Remain for 2022!

If you’ve never been a part of our Guest Services Weekender, you still have two more chances this calendar year: Thursday, July 28: join leaders from North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and DelawareSunday, October 23:...

Help! I’m Starting a Parking Lot from Scratch!

When your church sets out to build a new facility (or expand on an old one) there are a veritable ton of decisions to be made. If you’re in the guest services world, you may...

Multi-Site: Same Destination, Different Pace

I’ve said before that a multi-site approach may necessarily mean multi-standards. In other words, the permanence of the facility and our standing in the facility (rent vs. own) might affect things like cleanliness, environment, and...

How Much is a Phone Call Worth?

We’re building a series based on the first-time guest follow up process. (You can see the first five parts here, here, here, here, and here.) You can read back over all of those “how to” and “why to” posts,...

Top Ten Quotes: The Come Back Culture

I’m doing a rare author giveaway today…stay tuned until after the quotes. I’ve long been a fan of my friend Jason Young. Whether we’re talking about his previous books like The Come Back Effect or...

Get Face-to-Face with Your Frustrations

In work and in life, we are going to have to deal with stuff that frustrates us. More accurately, we’ll have to deal with people who frustrate us. Maybe it’s their work style, or their...

Who Should Follow Up With First-Time Guests?

We’re building a series based on the first-time guest follow up process. (You can see the first four parts here, here, here, and here.) Today…who actually follows up with your first-time guests? Is it a team? A person?...

“People Are the Mission” Now On Audiobook!

The audio version of People Are the Mission dropped last week, and you can get it right now on Amazon, Libro, and wherever fine audiobooks are sold. Downloaded. Whatever. Also, if you’re not a current...

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