Another great episode on Saskatoon Marketing by The SaskatoonUpClose Marketing Show. In this episode, Chuck Gallagher, the creator of SaskatoonUpClose.com discusses techniques you can have your front line employees perform to engage your customers and clients, build relationships and most importantly, get more sales. SaskatoonUpClose.com is a video directory of everything Saskatoon including videos on businesses, services and things to do. SaskatoonUpClose is also a Saskatoon Marketing Company specializing in SMS/Text Marketing, Video and YouTube Marketing, Facebook and social media marketing, and internet and SEO marketing.
This is a transcript of the video:
“Hello this is Chuck the creator of SaskatoonUpClose.com. On today’s first episode of The SaskatoonUpClose Marketing Show, we’re going to talk about techniques you can have your front line employees use to increase engagement with your customers and clients, build relationships, and in the end, get more sales. We have all seen and heard these words before right? Uh, Hi, may I help you? May I help you find something? Uh what? Do you have an appointment? What? This is annoys all of us, and it does not make me feel welcome and certainly will NOT help increase sales. If a customer walks into your store, don’t you think they are there to learn more about what you have to offer? So why ask them? They are there because they probably need your help. Instead, why not say something like Hi thanks for coming to Billy Bobs clothing. All of our pants are 2 for 1 and all the new jeans are on this rack here. Wait to see what they say or do. Often, they will wander over to a section. Then when they do, just start by commenting on what they are looking at. Show your expertise so they can start to trust you. Say, these jeans are a little smaller fitting than this version over here, but many customers like the $5 difference. Usually, words like this will put the customer at ease and they will likely start to talk to you. If not, at least you tried then they know you are there to help when they are ready. If you work in some sort of service business, you could even say “Hi welcome to Sebastien’s Service, and thanks for coming in today. This alone will make the client feel welcome, and they will just ask for what they need. You could even say hi, thanks for coming in. Have you heard about our new special? Even a place where you have to take a number, why wouldn’t someone say please take a number, have a seat in our waiting room, and feel free to have a read of some of our magazines on the rack. If there is something you need, come on and let me know. These techniques to engagement require thorough training and great product knowledge. But the benefits of increased sales are worth it, aren’t they? Try one of these techniques and see your sales grow! Thanks for watching this episode SaskatoonUpClose.com Marketing Show, if you want more great tips like this, go get our newsletter, The Purple Moose Marketer. Just click on the link below to get it. We’ll see you soon.”
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The Saskatoon Daily Deals Show from SaskatoonUpClose.com is a daily video show promoting deals, discounts, coupons and savings from local Saskatoon businesses. The Saskatoon Daily Deals Show for February 29, 2012 will feature hot deals teeth whitening packages, gel nails for your hands and feet, 2 hours of house cleaning, and Spotless Paw dog paw cleaning gloves. Remember if you see a deal you like in the video make sure you click on the hot deal links below. Also, share the deal with your friends by clicking LIKE below or by sending a tweet.
AFTER WATCHING THE VIDEO CLICK ‘LIKE” BELOW SO EVERYONE YOU KNOW CAN LEARN ABOUT THESE AWESOME ADOPTABLE DOGS.
We went to visit all the newer dogs available for adoption at the Saskatoon SPCA on Clarence recently. Wow! There are a lot of amazing dogs that need a good home. Have you ever considered adopting a dog from the Saskatoon SPCA? If you have ever thought of it now is a good time to look into it a little more. We made a little video of all the adoptable dogs we took out for a walk. They were all adorable. Every one of them loved the attention, were friendly and all wanted to cuddle. Well the big Great Dane just wanted to run around! Some dogs we left in their kennels as they just had some surgery and we did not want the bug them. They were really cute. All of these dogs at the Saskatoon SPCA need a good home. Talk to your family and see if one of them might be suitable in your home.
Now we really want everyone to share this video so we get the message out to as many people as possible and fast. So we are prepared to have a little contest. After watching the video scroll down to the Facebook “like” button below and click ‘like”. Everyone who clicks ‘like” will be entered into to win a pair of Dawgs boots. We will even give you the choice of Dawgs microfibre, knit boots or the new Side Tie microfibre. Please share the video by clicking ‘like’ below so we can increase the chances of one of the great adoptable dogs going to a happy home!
AND IF YOU CANNOT ADOPT A PET PLEASE CONSIDER A DONATION TO SUPPORT THE AWESOME WORK OF THE SASKATOON SPCA.
For more information on the dogs in the video call the Saskatoon SPCA at 306-374-7387 or visit their website at::
The Saskatoon SPCA is located on Clarence Avenue in Sskatoon, just outside the city, 5 kms south of Circle Drive. Their mailing address:
The Saskatoon SPCA
5028 Clarence Avenue South
Phone: 306-374-PETS (7387)
For our story on how we adopted Turk please click below.
I got locked out of my house the other day in Saskatoon and it was around -20 degrees out and about 11:00 pm. We tried to get in through some windows but the house was locked down like Fort Knox. We had no cell phone or money. We just went outside to move the cars around but left the house keys in the key bowl. It was freezing out! So we drove to a friend’s and invited ourselves in. Because they are the bestest of friends (hope they are reading this) and offered to lend us money until the next day to get a locksmith to help us out. Well we tried doing a search in Google and found results but not a lot of information and when we called some and no one answered. One listing in Google Places even had a towing company listed. Well I knew they would probably not be able to help but called anyways. Ofcourse they don’t work on houses! My friend posted on his Facebook page hoping someone would answer.
Within a couple of minutes someone said they just looked on Kijiji and found a locksmith that clamined they were 24 hours. Awesome and he was!! He showed up at the house with 20 minutes and got us in to our house within 5. Super nice guy and said that most companies in Saskatoon say they are 24 hours but are really not. The Saskatoon locksmith’s information is below if you ever need a locksmith in Saskatoon. We hope to soon make a video for him on SaskatoonUpClose.com.
Priority Lock Service
PO Box 9412 STN MAIN
His website is www.prioritylock.ca.
He has been a Saskatoon locksmith for 20 years and will help you:
• Get your house or vehicle unlocked
• Get your house locks changed or rekeyed
• Get a broken key out of a lock
• Install deadbolts
• Repair your locks
• Install new locks
I made the video Tips to Avoid Being Locked Out Of Your Saskatoon House in hopes others don’t have to go through what we did and maybe even avoid the $80 locksmith bill! I have listed the tips. I know they are basic but maybe the tips will help someone out:
Tip #1 – Leave an extra key with a friend or neighbour and memorize their phone number.
Tip #2 – Buy one of those magnetic key car holders or hide-a-keys, that you can stick to any magnetic parts under your car.
Tip 3# – You can always hide a key somewhere around your house. Not the best idea but if you have some good hiding spots it might be worth it.
Tip #4 – Keep a spare key in your car.
Tip #5 – Keep a spare key in your wallet.
Please leave your comments below. Tell us your own story about getting locked out of your house or car. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
We drove to Pike Lake Provincial Park just outside of Saskatoon this summer. This is a late post but I imagine a cool place to go in the fall too! Pike Lake Provincial Park in Saskatchewan is a great place to hang out for the day. It is only a 20 minute drive from Saskatoon. We went there to hang out on the beach and it was great. It is a body of water of the South Saskatchewan River that got cut off from the main river. You can swim in the lake, or if you prefer, you go swimming in the pool. The lake was fine for swimming. No different than any other lake really. It is a small beach but enough room to get a spot. A lot of people were having picnics by the lake. You can even rent boats to go explore. There are many other things to do including hiking, fishing, walking, camping, play on the grass area, play baseball, eat at the restaurant, shoot some mini golf and more activities too. You can view an entire list of activities on the Pike Lake website at:
It is easy to get there from Saskatoon. Just take 22nd west (highway 7) and turn left on highway 16 and drive straight for around 23 kilometres. Here is the contact information:
Pike Lake Provincial Park
102-112 Research Dr.
SASKATOON SK S7N 3R3
Phone: (306) 933-6966 (administration) or (306) 933-7777 (Reserve-A-Site)
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In the summer the South Saskatchewan River levels get low and they expose some awesome beaches. A really nice one is on the north side of Circle Drive and Spadina Crescent right near the Circle Drive Bridge in Saskatoon. If you park your car along Spadina, you will be able to find a path that will lead you to the beach area. It is on the north side of the South Saskatchewan River just opposite the river part of the Sutherland Beach Off Leash Recreation Area. In September of this year, 2011, it was really hot and almost every day there was a huge crowd of people enjoying the sun and watching the river go by. The video shows how sandy the beach really is too.
To see our video about the Sutherland Beach Off Leash Recreation area click the link below.
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The Sutherland Beach Off Leash Recreation Area in Saskatoon is a great place to take your dog for a long walk through forested paths, at the sides of fields and down by the South Saskatchewan River water. You are sure to bump in to familiar faces and furry friends during your walk. Lots of birds fly around, an occasional deer might spring up in the evening, and if you are lucky, the elusive beaver may swim by or chop a log for you. You can do a good lap or two to get good exercise. We go there at least once per day with Turk, who we adopted from the Saskatoon SPCA. He loves it there. There are dogs of all kinds there, big and small. And even some giant ones!! The park is very clean and they have garbage bins throughout to throw away the dog poop. The Sutherland Beach Off Leash Recreation Area is also connected to a fenced in area that is used by cyclists, walkers and runners. Turk did one day find a hole under the fence and used it. Actually, I think he had seen it before and was eyeing it up. Then one day he decided when I wasn’t really looking he could crawl under it and hang out on the other side. See picture below.
There is a major path that takes you right to the South Saskatchewan River where in the summer the low water levels create an awesome sandy beach area. The dogs can also get a little drink of water too. Go there with your dog and you will love it!
To get there go to Central Avenue and Attridge Drive and go north on Central. Take your first left and go down the dirt road that runs parallel to Attridge. Drive right to the Cul De Sac, get your dog out, and go for a walk!
Please clean up after your pet and make sure your dog is licensed.
To check out our video on the Avalon Off Leash Dog Park click the link below.
Felicia is a cute little thing staying at the safe shelter at the Saskatoon SPCA. She is very quiet and needs confidence building from a patient, understanding and dedicated family. She was rescued in a seizure in Northern Saskatchewan. She is a husky cross. She didn’t want to play very much. She just wanted to lie there safely. She did let us pet her and hang out with her but was scared. She behaved really adorably. She did not want to come with us on the leash at first but with a little patience she came with us. Please watch the video to see how cute Felicia really is. They say pictures are worth a thousand words, but video is worth a million pictures. Please share this video with as many people as you can. Share the video with all of your friends. Someone out there may be interested in meeting with her.
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For more information please visit http://www.saskatoonspca.com.
For more videos on adoptable pets or other Saskatoon videos please visit http://www.saskatoonupclose.com.
Zeke is a border collie that would love a happy home. He is doing fine at the safe shelter at the Saskatoon SPCA on Clarence Avenue south of Circle Drive in Saskatoon but he wants a family. He is 3 years old, neutered, brought in my animal control, he is not recommended for first time dog owners, would need a job to do like flyball, needs to work on his food skill, and likes to be the dominant dog. He is very fun to be around and loves to listen and play. He is super fast. He was good on the leash too.
If you are interested in adopting this fun dog please contact the Saskatoon SPCA on their website at:
To see another cool video of Lucy who is also ready for adoption go here:
or for Jesse go here:
Jesse is a cute little thing staying in the safe shelter at the Saskatoon SPCA on Clarence Avenue south of Circle Drive in Saskatoon. Jesse is very playful and loves to just burn up the grass in circles. She appears to like to fetch. We tested her skills and she does like to shake a paw. She needs a good home that will spend lots of time with her and keep her happy. She is a collie cross, is 3 years old, spayed, she was originally found as a stray, she has medium energy levels, is allergic to chicken and is good with kids. We had fun playing with her in the off leash area. Please contact the Saskatoon SPCA for more information on how to adopt.
Also remember that the Saskatoon SPCA is currently looking for donations of kitty litter and soft cat food.
As Bob Barker always said, please spay and neuter your pets!!