Transformotion

  • Transformotion in a Box

    transformotion by mb piland Introducing TRANSFORMOTION™ in a Box, our subscription-based program designed to take your brain off its leash and let it expand in new ways.

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  • Testimonials + Press

    transformotion by mb piland Testimonials  

    "Transformotion Treat - The month with fortune cookies was particularly fun and I think I spaced that special treat out for many weeks and it seemed that the little fortune was saying exactly what I needed at that moment. One not so fun night I popped one open to read, 'Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.' Often that is exactly where we sit as an entrepreneur." Angel Zimmerman, Entrepreneur and Law Office Managing Partner 

     

    "The exercises you put us through generated GREAT IDEAS and lots of laughter and bonding as an organization of women entrepreneurs! I am excited with what I'm using already!!!" —Nancy Harms, Manager, Findables

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  • see TRANSFORMOTION™ in action

    TRANSFORMOTION™ in a Box video gallery

    These videos show more about what's in our subscription box and concrete ways that TRANSFORMOTION™ can help you innovate in your organization. 






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    When you subscribe to TRANSFORMOTION, you will receive an experiential package once each quarter containing hand-selected items that stimulate your senses and your mind—sight, taste, sound and aroma, combined with materials to work both sides of your brain.

    Buy once: $75 + priority shipping and handling
    Buy for a year (4 shipments): $300 and get free priority shipping and handling  

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Financial Blog

  • How to pay more than lip service to your brand

    lip service for your financial brandMany financial institutions struggle with differentiating themselves in this commodity-mindset industry. “We need a new slogan,” they say. And, “let’s talk about our great service.”

    Service is not a position and you’ve got to pay more than lip service to your brand.

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  • Do not write my name on my clothes: and other things you do for your convenience, not mine

    bad tag for business processesIt’s been a while, but I’m still fuming about the dry cleaner who wrote my name inside my clothes. With a Sharpie. Really!? This isn’t summer camp and I’m not 8 years old.

    While this happened months ago, I’m still dismayed.

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  • Don't leave employees (and customers) in the dark

    open door webEveryone is busy. Like many high-performing employees, your people may be running as fast as they can. The problem: somewhere along the line, they’ve been taught to mind their own book of business, not the business of the entire bank. They're in the dark.

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  • Stop calling on the usual suspects for your advisory board

    Casablanca title 2Lots of community banks have an advisory board of 8-10 local movers and shakers. Some of these boards have diverse representation. Unfortunately, many are filled the usual suspects. If you want to stand the test of time, you must attract and retain the next generation of movers and shakers.

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  • What tourist-y restaurants can teach banks about being sticky

    Wet naps for sticky brandsI was a tourist in Branson, MO recently and as to be expected, had some sub-par experiences in the crowded restaurants. Many seemed perfectly happy offering mediocre food and sticky seats. They know I probably won’t be back, because some other stranger will take my place. They're just in it for today's dollar.

    On the flip side, you actually want stickiness in your institution. You're in it for today's and tomorrow's dollars.

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  • Bankers: how excellent service devalues your brand

    dollar devalued brand mb piland croppedI recently asked a variety of C-level people how often they were called on by a banker trying to get their business. I heard one thing that surprised me—and it’s not what you think.

    Several said they don’t really need a loan, so they weren’t that interested in talking to a banker. Wait. What?!

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  • 16 easy ways to make commercial customers feel like rock stars

    MM sweeten your brandAre you making yourself indispensable to your business customers? Treat them like rock stars and they’ll have little reason to consider doing business with other institutions.

    You don't have to stock their offices with M&M's (minus a certain color) and a special brand of sparkling water.

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  • The surprisingly effective response to a customer complaint

    banker gift certificateI recently had trouble with a community bank’s technology and emailed a banker there to complain in what I hope was a polite—but very frustrated—manner. The response was swift and unexpected.

     She thanked me.

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  • 4 tips to spark board engagement

    pink electric spark for webYour board meets regularly. Maybe they sign loan approvals or give advice. Do they do anything else for you? What about growing your organization? It's time to amp up expectations.

    Whether you’re working with a governing board or an advisory board, here are a few simple steps to spark more engagement from your board of directors and boost your business development program.

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