Not All Gaiters Are Created Equal!

When we read a publicized study by a reputable university, we tend to believe what it says, but in some instances, we must question what we are being told. You may know of a recent study published by Duke University that has disrupted the promotional gaiter business and has shed a bad light on the gaiter industry as a whole when it comes to the gaiter being used as a PPE item. When your customers are going to ask you about this study, let them know the following: 

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How to Motivate Team Members Working Remotely

At the beginning of the year, many of us were working how we always have: in dedicated workspaces outside of the home. Some of us had the job perk of having a “work from home day,” when we wanted/needed to spend the day working from home. As we are nearing the end of 2020, many of us have not been allowed to return to our offices and MUST work remotely.

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We Are All in It Together: Making “It” Happen From a Manufacturer’s Perspective

For those that do not know me, I am one of the co-owners of the supplier, Toddy Gear. Our current business is manufacturing USA made masks in our factory in Illinois. 

Running a manufacturing facility in these times is especially difficult. Not only do we have to provide a safe environment for our employees by taking temperatures and blood oxygen levels daily. We monitor their health, create social distancing workstations, and wipe down all workstations and surfaces countless times daily, and in addition to this, we have to produce our distributor’s orders. 

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Virtual Meeting Best Practices

For everyone out there working from home and missing that face-to-face interaction with your clients, using free services such as Zoom and Google Meet are excellent ways to stay connected. These services provide free video calling for small and large groups of people. If you have been hesitating, stop and give one of these services a try. It’s FREE!

It’s quite easy to use this technology to your advantage. Instead of taking your customer to lunch or coffee, see if you can have lunch or coffee delivered and present during lunch. Send them a sample kit and set up a virtual meeting to demo the items. If you are stumped on proper virtual meeting etiquette, take a look at these best practices.

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