Category Archives: Downright Interesting Stuff

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.

BCWG S3:E25 Aaron Buchko is back talking about technology and the need for salespeople to utilize it to communicate value.

In this episode, Aaron is talking about podcasting and technology in business and how people, especially salespeople in the cleaning industry, need to start using every avenue they can to communicate their value.

Listen to the podcast at the link below.

https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-fgmk4-cc24ca

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

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BCWA S3:E18 Brian Consolino is on with Dave to talk about what Jan/San distributors can expect when they partner with the Academy.

Over the last two years, Brian and Atlanta MRO Supply have been partnered with the Academy and have had some great experiences.  Brian talks about the most recent one, the Rock Star Custodian program.
Some sessions with the Academy have been LIVE and in person at a few Atlanta locations, while others have been utilizing technology and the web.
Listen as the two tell you what you can expect to get when you join the ACE family of regional campuses.

Contact Brian at brian.consolino@atlmro.com

Contact Dave at dthompson@academyofcleaning.com

Engage the Academy at www.AcademyofCleaning.com

Mike Seebeck and Dave talk about FSPMA, distributors and the Academy

 

Mike Seebeck with Earthlabs/HDOX and Dave with the Academy of Cleaning Excellence were both in the GEM Supply booth at the FSPMA conference this week in Orlando, FL.  The two guys talk to distributors around the country as to the benefits of professional development and partnering with operations such as GEM Supply.

The Rock Star series of motivational sessions was on Mikes’s mind as he attended a couple of sessions and then applied the thought processes while on the show floor.

You and reach the Academy of Cleaning Excellence at www.AcademyofCleaning.com or email us at education@academyofcleaning.com

Mike can be reached at mike@hdoxinfo.com

October Podcast with Dr. Aaron Buchko – motivating & changing habits

Dr. Aaron Buchko has signed on to be a regular on our show and first of all, we want to say THANK YOU.

Aaron is a professor at Bradley University and during this conversation with Dave, he speaks about the classroom and cleaning from his perspective.  How the changes in the classroom affect him and his student’s ability to both teach and learn.

If you thought that you as a custodian, janitor, cleaner, technician or whatever you want to call us, didn’t have an impact, listen to this.

You will also want to listen to the end of the show to find out what the guys have to say about “Changing Habits”, driving a different way and the Dutch Owens classic.

Don’t forget that voting for the Rock Star Custodian for 2019 is now open and the twelve finalists have over 85,000 votes so far.  Go to www.RockStarCustodian.com

 

You can reach Aaron at aab@bradley.edu

You can reach Dave at dthompson@academyofcleaning.com

Dr. Aaron Buchko and Dave continue to talk from last weeks podcast

As the two guys continue, Aaron is talking about experience in development.  Learning is the power of experience.

Smell and Vision are the two most powerful forms of experience.

Aaron talks about, “Everything you need to know you learned in Kindergarten”.

  • The single most important word in management; PLEASE
  • Two most important words in management are; THANK YOU
  • Three most important words in management are; I NEED HELP

If you like what you are hearing with Aaron and Dave, stay tuned as Aaron plans to be a regular on the show.

Be sure to subscribe and follow so you will get the next broadcast of Beyond Clean With ACE.

Connect with Dr. Aaron Buchko; abuchko@comcast.net

Connect with Dave Thompson; dthompson@academyofcleaning.com

Jeff Beals – International sales speaker talks with Dave

Jeff and Dave meet each other a number of years back when Jeff spoke at a Chamber of Commerce meeting in Columbia, MO.  It was at a time when Dave was just getting started in his career of public speaking and as the two will share, they found they had some common interest as well.

Jeff has two books, Self Marketing Power and Selling Saturdays which you can find on his website;https://jeffbeals.com/

During the 30 minutes, they talk about the use o  social media, LinkedIn and the like as well as the value of a salesperson.  Jeff also reveals that over his 14 years has been able to make over 500 presentations around the globe.

Speaking of such, he wants to travel to Rome, as he hasn’t made it there yet.  Listen as the two men talk about what they have done and how they see personal branding.

You might want to follow Jeff on his blog, which he talks about: https://jeffbeals.com/blog/

As you listen, have a pen a paper ready as he gives you a list of people who he follows as well.

You can listen to the podcast of this discussion here:  https://mailchi.mp/2abf65f62a55/beyondcleanpodcasts

 

Podcast with Jeff Beals, International self-branding and sales speaker.

Jeff and Dave meet each other a number of years back when Jeff spoke at a Chamber of Commerce meeting in Columbia, MO.  It was at a time when Dave was just getting started in his career of public speaking and as the two will share, they found they had some common interest as well.

Jeff has two books, Self Marketing Power and Selling Saturdays which you can find on his website;https://jeffbeals.com/

During the 30 minutes, they talk about the use o  social media, LinkedIn and the like as well as the value of a salesperson.  Jeff also reveals that over his 14 years has been able to make over 500 presentations around the globe.

Cleaning Schools During the Summer – Online Class

School has let out for the summer and our work is kicking into high gear.  This new class will remind you of tasks, help if you don’t have an outline or help get everyone on the same page.

https://classes.academyofcleaning.com/p/k-12-summer-cleaning

 

 

  • Planning Summer Cleaning
  • Mathematics for Summer Cleaning
  • Classrooms – Offices – Library
  • Gymnasiums
  • Summer Detail Cleaning Checklist
  • and more.