Triple Word Score!

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: Last month I had an idea…

I know. It doesn’t happen often. Don’t remind me. Need more coffee.

But as I settled into enjoy a long holiday season, I kept thinking about all the incredible small business owners I know. People who are working their tails off, but still struggling to take their businesses to the next level.

One such person is Thomas C Knox whom I met last year. Because of his bowtie.

While on my morning walk one bitterly cold day I saw a man approaching with the most engaging tie. It said GREAT.

Being the shy person I am, I of course stopped him. I learned that he had a company called Be Great Bowties.

I interviewed him on my podcast. I bought a tie for my hubby (who asked for it to say SMILE). And I have kept in touch, watching he and his business grow.

We met up yesterday so that I could pick up the newest ties I ordered. I haven’t worn a bowtie since I was in a quartet in high school, but these are just for me. I am so proud of his vision.

I asked you to help me support his business. A small purchase to most of us, but significant to a growing company. Thank you so much to those who took my challenge! He is feeling the love.

5 letters to make a statement. And each tie definitely earns a triple-word score.

About the author, Michael

I am an executive leader, sales trainer, and author, with over 25 years of experience delivering motivational speeches and training sessions to audiences worldwide. I have a unique range of experience, from my beginnings as a Catholic school teacher to managing hundreds of people and hundreds of millions of dollars as Vice President of US Sales for two global medical device companies.

In 2016, I published my first book, Tell Me More, to share my leadership mantra. Through a strategy of active listening and observational questioning, we become better leaders, better sales people, and we can deliver on phenomenal customer experiences. Through this podcast, we’ll see how the Tell Me More process is at work in the business world today.

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