Category: Ixtapa

New Festival Project For RempelGroup Promoting Tourism To Mexico

 

More information about the Tequila Blues Explosion Fest Internation, Jan. 5-7, Ixtapa, Mexico HERE or if you’d like to more information on how we can work to create similar tourism magnet style events near your Beach and Beach Community, please contact us by email at “bob at bobrempel.com”

Have You Been Invited? The Big Ideas Mastermind Summit January 5-8, 2018 Ixtapa, Mexico

The Big Ideas Summit For CEO’s & Leaders Coming Soon

How many great ideas have you had lately. What if you shared the room with 25 or more ceos and leaders from Mexico, Canada and the United States in a breathtaking setting for 4 days? How many would you have if you were challenged to think in new ways about your business and your businesses future?

Announcing in 7 Days: The Big Ideas CEO Summit. Follow us on Twitter at one of: @bobremp, @pacomethod @kindnessintl for full information details or send us an email direct to “bob at bobrempel.com”

Paco Is On Twitter

Tweeting about The Paco Method @pacomethod for growing Restaurants, Bars, Food Trucks, Cafeterias and many other similar businesses that want to fill the seats and create long lineups and crowded stores on a consistent basis.  

Have you got any empty seats? No lineups, short lineups. Inconsistent cash flow. Few repeat customers.  The good news. It doesn’t have to be permanent. You need a managed system and the right mindset.

Follow us on Twitter here and join the conversation.  Ideas and advice on acquiring New Customers and Clients almost daily. 

Paco is on Linkedin too and soon a special community on Facebook.  More information also on this site here.  You can read more about The Paco Method here, you can Click this link to get started or you can contact Bob Rempel directly by email at “bob at bobrempel.com” and we’ll set a time to talk personally.  

The wise Paco might say to the question: “How Do You Develop A Loyal Lifetime Customer & Fan”?

“Get The Right New Customer First…Then We Start With The Method”

 

Announcing The New Customers Solution For Restaurants, Bars & The Food & Beverage Industry

Media Release, March 16, 2017   Additional Information Added: March 24/17

New Customers & Fill The Seats Solution Secret Playbook Comes To All Early Stage & Struggling Restaurants & Bars WorldWide

For More Information: Media:  Bob Rempel, CEO, RempelGroup Team  Email: bob@rempelgroup.com
For More Information: Interested Food Service Establishments: Website: BobRempel.com

Today, the RempelGroup Marketing & Communications Team is pleased to announce the forthcoming release of a new systematic and methodical program and playbook that will help new and relaunching Restaurants and Bars Fill the Seats in their empty establishments and set them on the path to acquiring lifetime customers.

It’s called the Paco Method, in honor of a 15-year-old Mexican boy from Acapulco, whose story went viral for his success in selling empanadas on the beach to tourists of all kind…in 10 different languages. More formally, it is “From The First 5 Seconds Of Contact To A Lifetime Customer and Brand Zealot. How New Restaurants, Bars & Food Trucks Can Fill The Seats And Create Long Lineups Consistently.”

“You need new customers consistently in your early years to generate revenues and the needed cash flow to ensure your business doesn’t fail like the 60-70% of the others in the industry. Without new customers you never get to the point where you can have a lifetime customer and fan of your business and your brand”, said Bob Rempel, CEO of the RempelGroup Team.

“Apart from great food, great service, and an overall wonderful experience, which basically just gives you a reason to be in business”, said Rempel, “the number one reason early stage restaurants and bars fail is they don’t know have systematic methods to keep bringing customers into their establishment”.

“It’s a simple equation he said:  Increased Consistent Revenue=New Customers Consistently.  Then it transitions into Consistent Revenue + Growth=Repeat Customer Visits and Referrals after that business is on solid footing a few years or more in”.

Q & A:

What is the Paco Method: A uniquely developed mix of methods, including software, hardware, and procedures, that when implemented systematically and monitored closely will help early stage restaurants, bars, and food truck and other similar businesses attract new customers on an ongoing basis.  It becomes The Paco Playbook.

How Do I Acquire The Paco Method:  There is a qualification process that starts with a simple email connection on our website, a short questionnaire, and then a phone conversation and interview.  It’s a matter of determining a good fit on both sides.  The early members of our program get exclusive usage in their areas,  and we are reluctant to offer that to anyone who does not take a medium to longer term perspective.  Similarly they user must be comfortable with us and our philosophy about tracking data and being responsive to changing environments and changing conditions.   Users can acquire the program on a monthly subscription fee basis, or a simple fee structure based on the number of new customers acquired per month.  Return on Investment (ROI) for the program’s adopters is designed to exceed all other similar systems or programs.

What’s the Background To The Program:  Program was in development for almost 6 months.  It was inspired by hearing the concerns of a new restaurant owner about getting customers while watching a steady stream of foot traffic and slow-driving vehicles go by during a very busy Christmas season in a tourist town.  His worry, his fears, inspired us to just outline what to do in a step by step way and offer to work alongside him and his restaurant team as the program was implemented.

What Makes It Unique:  It truly reflects the best of the past, present, and the future. The RempelGroup team has blended Old School and New School,  Offline and Digital

Is It Only For New Restaurants & Bars:  It’s perfect for those businesses with a high walk by traffic and slow drive-by-traffic!  We are promoting it in the launch stage for Restaurants, Bars, Food Trucks and other related businesses because it was inspired and designed to help a new restaurant.  It’s easily adaptable for other types of business. For example, it’s well suited for any business located in shopping mall locations, interior or exterior.

For an update on the new customers to lifetime customers The Paco Method, for new and relaunching Restaurants, Bars, Food Trucks and other Food Service establishments please view our Checklist/Cheatsheet Post Here   For our recent Blog Post on “The Single Most Important Mistake First Time Restauranteurs Make” view world renowned chef Gordon Ramsay’s answer and our analysis Here 

Rempel is available for interviews and other speaking opportunities related to Newer & Relaunching Restaurant & Bar Rescue and Growth subjects: “The 10 Reasons Why New Restaurants & Bars Fail”, “The One Thing You Should Focus on First If You Are Starting Or Relaunching A New Restaurant or Bar”, and “20 Ideas You Can Use Today On How You Can Market Your Own Restaurant”.

Rempel is an experienced media and public speaking veteran, having worked as a Public Relations and Media Director for several large Canadian corporations, and a rapidly growing NonProfit Social Enterprise, which had a food service component.  He has appeared live on all major television networks in Canada, news, current affairs, and morning breakfast television, and been interviewed by all major daily newspapers during the course of his career.  This includes:  CBC, CTV, Global, City, Globe and Mail, National Post, Winnipeg Free Press, and many more.

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In addition, he speaks on “Crushing The Competition…with Heart and a Cause: Strategy and & Tactics No One Else Is Emphasizing To You That Help Small and Medium Sized Business Stand Above Their Competition” and on “Global Linkages:  5 Key Steps For Mexican Business To Help Them Expand World Wide Where English Is The First Language of Business”.

 

The RempelGroup Marketing & Communications Team is also actively currently involved in promoting specialty Tours and Travel to the beaches of Mexico, including a new Blues-Rock Festival in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo in 2018 and Unique Sporting Events on or near the beaches of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo during the North American winter travel season.

Available Now: Our Weekly Digest Issue 1 #7 for 2016

Get Bob Rempel’s Weekly Digest for “CEO’s, Leaders, Influencers, Those That Crush It and Those That Want To”

Here Now   Issue 7, December 17, 2016

The Integrity Agency & The RempelGroup proudly deliver their unique “Crush The Competition with Heart” strategies and program at Retreats/Training Workshops in Ixtapa, Mexico and other locations as well as virtually.  We have content focused on Crushing The Competition on Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, and more, and our Agency and Coaching services support all Client partners on an ongoing basis.

10 Reasons Why Teams Function At Less Than 100%. Yes Your Team Too!

10 Top Reasons Why Teams Function At Less Than 100%. Often Well Below 100 per cent.  Is This Your Situation? dysfunction_junction_cold_spring_ny_photowalk-e1339601940384Strengthen Your Teams With Team Enhancement Ideas For Any Workplace.

When Teams Are Not Functioning At Peak Levels?  You Feel It Everyday. You See The Signs Everyday.    

I think of football.  Clearly a team game.  One of the greatest football coaches ever, Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots defined team success very well. It applies to business, organizations or sports

“On a team, it’s not the strength of the individual players, but it is the strength of the unit and how they all function together.”

by Bob Rempel,  RempelGroup Partners      bob_dec2015

Most Teams function well below optimum. Far below optimum. This almost seems to be the norm. The expectation.

Is this your situation or similar to it?  It doesn’t matter whether you are in a leadership position in a small or large business, a nonprofit or social enterprise, educational organizations or other organization, have a sports team at any level, or you have virtual or real teams or a combination of both.  The symptoms are the same.

It’s something you’re feeling.  You see it too.

*Measurable results are slipping.

*Deadlines are missed.

*Negativity about projects and customers seems to be increasing.

*People are not engaged.

*You don’t hear laughter.

*Attendance at voluntary events seems to be declining.

Are these familiar to you?  Do you see some of these other symptoms:

*Lack of enthusiasm about core aspects of your business or strategy.

*Abandon ship thinking.  No belief in the future for the

*No belief in the future of the business.

*Unsupportive of other team members and a me-first approach.

*Problem solving shows no energy, no creativity, no initiative.

In a sports sense, when I coached high-performance level athletes, we used to say the team member was playing for the name on the back of the jersey, not the team name on the front.

This is critical if you want a high functioning team at an executive level.   I adopted the phrase in my executive management over the years that I heard from many of my capable superiors and leaders over the years.

“I trust your ability and talent, bring me solutions, not just problems.”

Contrast that with the following voices you could be hearing:

*Work life is Fun

*Work life is Challenging but it’s good for me.

*I like the people I work with.

*There are some amazing people here and I liked them more as I got to know them better.

*I’m excited about our new Project.  I understand it and I think it will be great for the business.

*I like the people I work with. There are some amazing people here. and I liked them more as I got to know them better.

*I like (Leader’s Name).  I don’t always agree with him or her, but I respect him/her for their knowledge and experience, their obvious hard work and dedication, but most importantly, how they at least listen to what I have to say.  I don’t expect they will do everything I want, but I need to be heard.

Take a minute and think about situations where teamwork is never required or the team structure is not used.   Yes, team performance is not closely monitored and maximizing team performance is not important.

Whether it’s Big Business, Small Business, Government from local levels on up,  NonProfit Organization and Social Enterprises,

I’ve been a Team Leader most of my work life and a long time Team Head Coach in sports at high-performance levels.  The best teams had specific qualities or lacked these qualities.

The Sylvia LaFair recent Inc article Top 10 Reasons Why Teams Fail And What To Do,  summarized this best I feel.

Here are the 10 pitfalls to watch out for, as per LaFair.  Turn the pitfalls around and add them to your team work at your business or organization.

  1. Lack of explanation: there needs to be an initial explanation of the business case for change and the purpose of working together in a new way.
  2. Lack of envisioning: without a clear vision of what the future will look like there is nothing to go toward.
  3. Lack of resources: without buy-in as to what will be needed to get to the vision of the future, people feel they are only going to have one oar to row the boat.
  4. Lack of accountability: the need for a specific and structured way to make sure people say what they mean and do what they say.
  5. Lack of planning: must have specific team action plans and deadlines that are possible to reach, even if they have to stretch.
  6. Lack of encouragement: no procedures in place to close skill gaps and have extra training where needed.
  7. Lack of conflict strategies: no agreed upon ways to handle conflict so it does not simmer and fester.
  8. Lack of collaboration: ways to put diverse individuals together to find new solutions to old problems.
  9. Lack of inclusion: everyone needs to know the big picture issues and have a way to participate in adding their point of view.
  10. Lack of reinforcement: make sure that time is given for individuals to voice frustrations and concerns so they do not end up sabotaging by going behind closed doors.

Michael Hyatt says the key factor in dysfunctional teams is Connection.  His comments are worth quoting in its entirety.  “Feeling Connected in the workplace is absolutely critical.  In fact, in my opinion, it may be the number one Life Force driving all positive growth in people, companies, sports teams.

In both cases what’s missing is Connection. If there’s no connection to the organizational vision, the team leader, other teammates, or organizational outcomes, then leaders will fight uphill battles on engagement every day.

But if leaders cultivate those connections, they’ll build teams that are enthusiastic about driving results for the organization.”

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Hyatt says there are four things to do:

Remembering the critical link to Cconnection, here are four ways guaranteed to boost team engagement:

  1. Connect your team to the vision. When our teammates don’t understand or care how their daily tasks serve organizational goals, it’s nearly impossible for them to maintain interest in their work. People laying bricks stay inspired when they realize they’re building cathedrals. So take time to explain the why behind the what.
  2. Connect your team to you as their leader. People don’t work for companies; they work for other people. Often, folks don’t engage because their leaders don’t engage them. When leadership is faceless, two-dimensional, or dismissive, they lose interest (or never commit to begin with). It’s the leader’s job to go first—build rapport, demonstrate concern, and personally invest.
  3. Connected your team to one another. People stay engaged with their work when they are engaged with their coworkers. Toxic organizational culture breeds disengagement—emotionally healthy people will find their way to the door. Leaders should look for ways to cultivate mutual appreciation and create opportunities for positive shared experiences.
  4. Connect your team to your results. One of the most important things I did as a leader at Thomas Nelson was to begin regularly sharing our company financials. People could see what their daily work did to shape the quarter and the year. Transparency is a leader’s friend. Don’t be afraid to share the metrics and underscore the relationship between team efforts and organizational results.

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Lack of trust is a team-performance-killer if there ever was one. Combined with the corrosive effect of low-trust, lack of trust often prevents people from speaking up about performance issues.

So for leaders with concern about team performance issues, you need to go back to the basics or fundamentals as we do in most things when we have low levels of performance.  This is certainly how we approached when I coached international and national level teams and athletes.

At the core, Teams are composed of Individual People.  Take the time to really get to know the people on the team. As people, as individuals.  Let the people on the team get to know the people on the team.  Take the physical workplace out of the situation in some cases, but in other team growth actions, keep it in, because that is context.

Taking Action:  Our prescription for you involves creating an experiential and growth opportunity combination for your Team Members. Create the opportunity for them to invest fully in the mission, strategy, and tactics for the future of the business, organization or team.  Create the opportunity for a memorable experience and bonding where people at all levels truly get to know and understand each other and Connect.  Hire a Coach for your Team(s), on an ongoing basis.  Retain a Coach for yourself as the business or organizational leader

I invite you to review our “Crush The Competition…Hug Your Customers-Embrace Your Community” Strategy Retreats & Workshops for Leaders and Teams” in our favorite location, Ixtapa, Mexico.  A real hidden gem and great surroundings for the best possible Retreat, we feel.  We and our Partners, create customized experiential learning events for Teams, and hold open to all 3-day Workshops in early December, 2016 and mid January, 2017.  Follow us or subscribe to get updates on our programs.

Sources Credit:  Michael Hyatt and Sylvia LaFair

Other Links:  

Signs You Needed A Great Business or Life Coach

7 Qualities of a Great Life Coach

Upcoming Blog Posts:  

How To Evaluate and Appraise Team Performance in Business And Sports

Why Crushing The Competition…With Heart… Is Truly The Best Team Building Approach You Can Use!

 

5 Ways Your Business Or Organization Benefits Long Term From The “Crush The Competition” Retreats in Ixtapa, Mexico Through April 30, 2017

Crushing with heart

Crushing with heart

5 Ways Your Business & Your Teams Benefits From The “Crush The Competition” Leader-Team Strategy & Tactic Retreat Workshops in Ixtapa, Mexico through April 30, 2017…..even if you don’t think you have competitors, or you think you’re crushing it right now.

1. You wear the Boss title and you just heard again a staff member say “Our Business Strategy Sucks”….”Our Teams Don’t Work Together Well At All”
2. You are going to learn to love “Customers” and “Community” all over again and your business and team will become part of the enlightened leaders and business with vision for the future network

3. Where else are you going to learn about what Narcos TV and Pablo Escobar can teach business Crushing the Competition and have fun doing it?

4. Crushing anything…with heart is fun…Crushing the Competition even more so. It helps you sleep better at night

5. Ixtapa is a “Serenity Now” approved destination and you’ll love our sessions on the beach just staring at the gorgeous sunsets and reflecting…but don’t think you can’t kick it up if you want. Because you will be doing that too!

To sum it all up: “I can’t take another gorgeous sunset and a cold drink, while I’m feeling that we’re really working to put some great plans in place to dominate our market, with a heart based approach, and grow for the future”….SAID NO TEAM MEMBER OR EVEN CEO/LEADER…EVER!

And there’s more:

Did we say these are fully customized events for your business and team too?

Did we say we do this virtually or live, or a combination of both.

Did we say the Rempel Team provides a full six months or more of support and our hands on with you, your business/organizaton, and your Team, after the Retreat-included in your Retreat fee.

Did we say an Early Adopter package for companies and organizations buying in before December 25, 2016.

Original Retreat Announcement and More Information

11 Ways Narcos TV Can Give Business “Crushing The Competition” Lessons

Crush Them + With Customers + Community + More

Crush Them + With Customers + Community + More

We continue to explore the world of Narco TV and the Pablo Escobar life to mine the nuggets for our semi-comedic presentation on “What Narcos TV and Pablo Escobar Can Teach Us About Crushing The Competition”

See our October 3rd Announcement About Our “Crush The Competition Leader & Team Strategy Retreats” at this link.

Yes, we know, we are exploiting a highly popular tv show that is drawing interest for many reasons:  cartel life, Pablo’s life, the drug culture, Colombia, the reality, the history, 80’s, Netflix binge watching, the great acting.  Business can learn from this as well.

Please also check these links out:  More to come. We’ll share parts of our presentation here as well, soon.

The Real DEA Agents Comment on What Narcos TV Got Right

5 Lessons From Narcos TV 

Exploiting Narcos TV Interest For Business: The Language Learning Example

We’re opening the Comments to you. What did you think of the Narcos show and what can business learn about “Crushing the Competition”

 

 

 

Narcos TV Story To Help Coach CEO’s & Teams On Crushing The Competition At New Retreats Program

Crush Them + With Customers + Community + More

Crush Them + With Customers + Community + More

Business Coach-Consultant Says Narcos TV Show Will Help Him Coach CEO’s & Teams To “Crush The Competition” At A New Retreats Program Just Launched     

Immediate Release: Worldwide

Contact: Bob Rempel
Address: Ixtapa, Mexico/Winnipeg, Canada
Phone:  Email to set up phone contact
Alternate Phone Number: please email
Email: bob@bobrempel.com
URL: www.bobrempel.com

Summary:  Now Underway: Crushing The Competition Retreats For Leaders and Teams but in a Enlightened Way, with a Heart…and Community and World View…The New Enlightened Business Model Designed For Long-Term Success.  Developed By A Social Enterprise Expert….It’s About Cause Marketing…Communication…Consultation…Customers…Competitor Intelligence…Then The Crush!

“Crush The Competition-Hug Your Customers-Embrace Your Community & The World” (The CHE Program) Retreat style experience and training has been launched by Bob Rempel, Business Consultant/Coach & Partners, to help business leaders and their teams win decisively at the competitive game, create far better strategy and tactics, and do it by using enlightened approaches, including Customer Engagement and Community/World Involvement.

The final program curriculum and choice of presenters is custom designed with attendees, however, Rempel, a 35 year business and non-profit leadership veteran from Canada, and social enterprise and cause marketing specialist, said we can announce now that a semi-comedic presentation on What Narcos TV  and Cartels Can Teach Us About Business & “Crushing The Competition”, which will lead into the Epilogue, also semi-comedic presentation, Crushing The Competition With Heart And Ethics, using additional examples from Navy Seals and the New England Patriots and many others will typically be part of the agenda.

20-20 Business Vision For The Year 2020 & Beyond, Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence, Keys To Making Your Business Customer Centric, Audience Not Content is King, Having Real Conversations with Customers, Turning Customers Into Fans and Advocates and Competitor Intelligence Strategies are also typically part of the curriculum program, he said, often in experiential ways. More details on content available upon request.

“The first thing we heard when we planning this is “””don’t just give us the same old stuff again that everyone else puts on year after year,”” said Rempel.   We heard, ””Get creative, give us interesting content, inspiring locations, make us laugh, let’s be truly experiential, and don’t isolate us from the local community.””  We heard more, of course, such “don’t abandon us after you’ve got us started on the right track…”

This is our intention, he said.  The Retreat fee also includes a minimum six-month contract and services arrangement with the client by the Rempel Team, Rempel said.  You might call it their own “VP of Competition Crushing” and partner in progress, he said.  We only win as consultants if we ensure that our Clients are truly successful with the strategy and tactics, (“crushin’ it so to speak”) and receive many times the value of their one time Retreat cost in revenues, reduced costs and enhanced image. That’s our team’s Customer Value and high ROI commitment, said Rempel.

The collaborative training and experiential 3, 5, or 7-day Retreats are custom styled for each Group, with locations and content providers to be set with Clients.  Attendance open to teams of 2 or more with the best value for groups of 10 plus.

Where clients have no preference, home base for the events is Ixtapa, Mexico, regarded as the “home of million dollar sunsets”, by Tourism officials.  A choice of full cultural immersion and palapa under the stars sleeping to 5-star beachside accommodations is offered. A CEO Only Leadership Networking and Strategies To Year 2020 Mastermind style event will also be held, in the next six months, with dates to be announced shortly.

The Retreat events are open to business participation worldwide.  The natural focus initially is on North America and Mexico, but we will be promoting it broadly as well to Asian businesses wishing to create networks with North American and Latin America enterprise.

“At this particular moment, our crack research staff has determined that there are 153,049 businesses or organization operating worldwide where the CEO or Board Chair just heard or saw a comment, “Our/Their business strategy sucks” or a key staff member was overheard commenting or texting “We’ve got good people but we can’t pull together as a team”, says Rempel.  

“Those numbers are with my tongue firmly planted in cheek he said.  It’s probably much, much higher. We’ve got room to grow”   

As part of our program launch and other promotional initiatives, we’ll soon be launching a Nominations page  where employees and friends of these struggling companies, and even the CEO himself or herself, can nominate companies, organizations, sports organizations, and non-profits who should be “crushing the competition” but for various reasons are not.  

“The training and experience have serious intent and lasting end results for the businesses who participate, but we promise much fun, other great experiences, and cultural immersion that will have a lasting impact on the individual team members.  It won’t be just another Retreat,” Rempel concluded, “or we’ve failed”.

Media representatives can contact us for more information by email:  bob@bobrempel.com or via Twitter @bobremp 

A further announcement will be made shortly on this site to announce the Business Nominations contest.

Businesses interested in more information can contact Rempel Partners at “bob at rempelgroup.com”

 

 

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