I just gave a seminar for the National Cleaners Association, in Paradise Island in the Bahamas. Though the weather was not kind to us, each dry cleaner that attended was focused on learning as much as possible during the conference.
My topic for my three hour seminar: How to Build Relationships With Your Customer Using Your Brand …Virtually! While I was preparing my session, I was wondering: why would a customer want a relationship with their dry cleaner? It is about trust, and delivering great service, and caring.
But, then the night before I was flying out, I tried on my own suit. I couldn’t even squeeze into it. My dry cleaner had somehow shrunk it and I had just worn it to Toronto only two weeks ago. So, I either bulked up two sizes or it was ruined.
I mentioned this to Nora Nealis, the President of the NCA, and Ann Hargrove, who works with her (pictured above), They said it was probably “wet cleaned”, and had shrunk (thank heavens it wasn’t that I’d bulked up 15 pounds), and she said to mail her the suit when I came back to Florida. I sent it out to her today. Read the rest of this entry