Social Geek Radio hosts Deb Evans and Jack Monson are joined by guest Tim Tang, Director Enterprise Retail Solutions for Hughes Network Systems. Tim attended his first IFA (International Franchise Association) convention. Deb and Jack asked what surprised him most about his attendance. He replied that he attends several conferences a year but said that the 2016 franchise convention was his first experience to attend a conference on such a large scale with an opportunity to engage with attendees, including franchise executives, that were warm and welcoming. Tim also said, “that after a course of a few days he received many years of insight on how franchising works.”
Tim shared tips specific to franchisors how technology can be used to insert a distance between the corporate and the franchisees and still protect their brands and standards creating a positive customer experience (referencing the National Labor Relations Board ruling and franchise implications).
Haley Conner, Marketing Manager Pinot’s Palette is Social Geek Radio’s guest announcer. Founded in 2009, Pinot’s Palette is an upscale, entertainment art studio based in Houston, Texas. At Pinot’s Palette, they combine the centuries old appreciation of wine and art to create an unforgettable experience that you can enjoy with your friends, family, or team members.
Geek It Out
Jack Monson opens Social Geek Radio with the “Geek It Out” segment sharing the app Churchill Solitare, Donald Rumsfeld’s first IOS app! A solitaire app with historical flavor and challenging rule tweaks.