All posts by David Thompson

JAR Cleaning graduates

11 individuals from JAR Cleaning in St. Cloud, FL just graduated as Accredited Carpet Care Experts after a day of engaging with the Academy of Cleaning Excellence. GEM Supply hosted the class where they were able to learn proactive measures in the healthy maintenance of carpeted flooring.

When will you be sending your staff to a professional development class at the Academy? Here is the class schedule:

https://mailchi.mp/academyofcleaning/campusclasses

BCWG S4:E7 Sean DeVore is talking carpet, carpet tiles and adhesives.

Today the guys are talking about broadloom carpet, carpet tiles, backings, adhesives and maintenance of these types of flooring materials.

Listen to see what is said about hot water extraction, pile lifters, hi and low pH cleaning chemicals and what is “best practices”.

If you have questions, or just want to join in on the conversation, mark it down on your calendars and join in.

The first Monday of each month Sean will be with us at 11 AM Eastern, LIVE on the air.

Sean DeVore: sean_devore@mannington.com

Dave Thompson: dthompson@academyofcleaning.com

BCWA S4:E6 David Reimann talks with us about the details and facts when becoming an infection prevention expert

Becoming an Infection Prevention Expert starts with a positive proactive mindset. There are plenty of resources easily available to help schools get on the right track to be proactive and not reactive. Join us on this podcast as we discuss this topic further.

David Reimann
Listen to this Podcast HERE!
Podcast Topic: The importance of being an Infection Prevention Expert at Schools. Every year it is estimated that over 60 million school days lost every year to influenza and norovirus according to ISSA, costing schools billions of dollars in lost federal funding. And, according to the CDC, this year’s flu season is currently the worst over the past 10 years!

And consider this, according to a Keep Kids Healthy research conducted by Victory, over 40% of school custodians and administration admit to not having any infection prevention protocols.

Knowing these statistics, something needs to change! The way schools are cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting is not working. We want to help!

Becoming an Infection Prevention Expert starts with a positive proactive mindset. There are plenty of resources easily available to help schools get on the right track to be proactive and not reactive. Join us on this podcast as we discuss this topic further.

Contact David Reimann: david.reimann@victorycomplete.com

Contact David Thompson:dthompson@academyofcleaning.com

BCWA S4:E5 Steve Prentice is here talking about technology, people and sales.

Steve Prentice

Steve Prentice is a speaker and writer who works in that murky space where people and technology try to co-exist. His background is in organizational psychology and project management, and for over 20 years he has helped people and their companies understand how to work with new technology and manage change.

Steve says that fear is our biggest issue when it comes to making use of advances in tech.

http://www.steveprentice.com/

Yacht Rock: Upbeat 1970’s pop-rock tunes for your corporate shindig.

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Listen to Steve Prentice HERE

BCWG S4:E4 Bill Fellows is back in 2020, this time talking about chemicals, safety, storage, and reactivity.

To start the year, 2020, Bill is here talking about how we store, move, and use chemicals in the cleaning industry.  Did you know that liquids must not be stored on a shelf over 6′ from the floor surface?  This is just one of the facts Bill shares along with understanding the importance of PPE.

Ask Bill about his Michigan story sometime?

Bill Fellows started his career in the cleaning industry over 53 years ago, February 1966.  Bill’s experience includes working as a custodian, business owner, multi-site manager, international support person, ISO auditor, and consultant.  He is currently an assessor for ISSA – CIMS & CIMS-GB certification, a verifier for CMI training courses and training centers, and a third-party custodial effectiveness auditor of buildings applying for or being re-certified in the LEED standard through USGBC.  Along with his wife Patty, they operate Fellows Custodial Consulting, LLC, providing training and consulting services for existing cleaning organizations and assists individuals in starting new custodial businesses.

Patty & Bill Fellows

Making Cleaning Organizations and Their People Better!

615.606.6056 Patty

410.530.8545 Bill

Bill@BillFellows.com

www.BillFellows.com

BCWG S4:E3 Dr. Aaron Buchko is with us LIVE this season and today we are talking ears, brain, eyes, and learning as it relates to technology.

In this episode, Aaron talks about hearing with your ears, listing with your mind and more than doubling both with your eyes.  How we use these senses and how this affects communications when making a sales presentation.

Dr. Aaron Buchko is a professor of management in the Foster College of Business, Bradley University, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in Planning and Strategy and graduate courses in Executive Development and Business Ethics.

He lives in Peoria, Illinois with his wife, Dr. Kathy Buchko, a counseling psychologist, their daughter, Alex, and son Andrej. In his spare time, he is an avid fly fisherman, hockey player, and coach, motorcyclist, reader, and is a student of U.S. history, particularly for the period from 1840-1940.

Engage with Aaron: abuchko@comcast.net

Engage with Dave: dthompson@academyofcleaning.com

BCWG S4:E2 Jude Charles is LIVE on the show talking about storytelling, branding and being human.

This is our second LIVE stream podcast of 2020, and today Jude Charles joined us to talk about branding and marketing through the use of storytelling video.  

Jude Charles is a story-driven filmmaker, brand strategist & speaker. For over 13 years, Jude has traveled the world, crafting stories for world-class brands such as Google & Steve Harvey. Through his Dramatic Demonstration of Proof™ process, Jude helps purpose-driven entrepreneurs bring their story to life. He lives and breathes YOUR brand. He digs deep to find the compelling story that no one else knows & then leverages it for higher impact.

Jude Charles

Three steps review:

  1. Know your core values and focus on 5 of them.
  2. Make a storyboard before you start.
  3. Share, Share, Share.

and always remember to be HUMAN!

Oh, when you contact Jude, ask him if he has accomplished his personal list item yet!  You’ll hear what it is at the end of this show.  

Contact Jude Charles for his 70 ways to promote a video.  jude@judecharles.co

Reach out to Dave: dthompson@academyofcleaning.com

Floor savers strike again!

True Health, a regional healthcare facility recently installed new VCT flooring and the typical wisdom was to put down chair mats for the rolling office chairs. It was quickly noted that the mats moved on the VCT and they were not the best solution.

After some consultation with the facility maintenance manager, it was suggested that the CasterTire Floor Savers from Expanded Technologies would be a ‘best practice’ approach. Here are some pics of them putting them on and how they fit on the chairs. We will update you later after they have had them in place for a while to see how they are doing for True Health.

Facilities Maintenance Technician, Mr. Thomas Vasquez installing the CasterTire Floor Savers
Mr. Glen Brathwaite installing CasterTire Floor Savers
CasterTire Savers will not mark the floor, so no need for a chair mat.
10 covers go on each chair.

Attend an Accredited Floor Care Expert class and you will learn about best practices to prevent issues.

Accredited infection prevention experts

Angela Holley, Daniel Nunn, Chris Degado, Clinton Goodman, Migdalia Martell

Darryl Henry, Director of Facilities for True Health in central Florida signed up his team for the Accredited Infection Prevention Expert course online.

These individuals earned their certificates from the Academy this past December. Below are a few words from these graduates.

“The Academy of Cleaning Excellence truly has educated me and broaden my 2020 vision of applying proper cleaning techniques that will help me in my quest to help save lives. This is my new goal and 2020 vision as a True Health employee to provide true care and concern to anyone in my place of employment. I must admit, that in 27 years of cleaning experience, I have a new outlook and concern about how I clean. That it’s not about making an area of your responsibility to look clean or smell clean, but that true cleaning is about reducing and/or, eliminating those unseen pathogens, germs, and viruses that cause disease or illness.” – Clinton Goodman 

“I am really grateful for the Cleaning Course. It’s always true that even if you know about something, there is still more to learn. I found the course to be complete and very informative. All though I have 38 years of experience, still, I found valuable information.- Daniel Nunn

“The class showed me a lot of things about cleaning and how to clean that I really didn’t know, I enjoyed taking the class and the test. Learning new stuff never hurts, it will help you in the long run.” – Angela Holley 

“This course has opened my eyes to the true meaning of cleanliness.” – Chris Delgado 

“What I liked the most was the reassurance that I was doing the right thing, and didn’t have to leave my work area to take this Training Course. It was Great! – Migdalia Martell

You too can join these new graduates by taking the class online or at a LIVE class at one of our regional campuses. Review class offerings HERE.