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Free Training Resource for FEC Team Members

Posted by Sherry Howell on Feb 13, 2019 10:42:09 AM

Being the face of the FEC is not always an easy job—like keeping that bright smile shining and making sure you have all the answers all the time.

But if you’re not having fun, you’re definitely not doing it right! Use this easy Q and A checklist to make sure you’re hitting all the essentials, so instead of worrying about your top to do’s you can focus on the fun.

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Topics: FEC, Sales, Employee Management, Facility Operations, Birthday Party & Groups

How to Overcome Sales Growth Obstacles in Your FEC

Posted by Sherry Howell on Jan 23, 2019 11:14:13 AM

Discover what’s holding your frontline sales team back from achieving success.

Many people see sales as a job function that only a unique few undertake, but the truth is that every day, humans are trying to get other people to buy something. As children, we sell our friends on the game we want to play. As teens, we’re selling a potential date on why they should go out with us. And as adults, we’re selling our coworkers, bosses and clients on our ideas and offerings. But for some reason, the word “sales” invokes feelings of displeasure or even fear, and can cause us to fall short of our potential because we have preconceived notions that it’s hard, unwelcome or generally not something we want to do.

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Topics: FEC, Employee Management, Facility Operations

CenterEdge Pro Tip: How to Reap the Benefits of Electronic Event Invitations in Your FEC

Posted by Sherry Howell on Jan 16, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Maximize your use of electronic event invitations at your FEC to handle RSVPs, waivers and more.

Think electronic event invitations are just a value-add for guests? Think again. Today’s CenterEdge Pro Tip video discusses other key benefits that will help your FEC maximize the potential of an integrated electronic invitation system with Advantage Groups. Using electronic event invitations, you can track everything from RSVPs to waivers all while collecting data for future marketing efforts.

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Topics: FEC, Point of Sale, Reporting & Analytics, Employee Management, Facility Operations, Birthday Party & Groups

5 Tips to Get You on the Right Path to Helping Angry FEC Guests

Posted by Sherry Howell on Jan 2, 2019 11:55:33 AM

How to masterfully manage difficult amusement park guest interactions while maintaining the relationship – and your cool.

Without a doubt, handling angry park customers (or coworkers) is one of the most difficult parts of anyone’s job. Tense interactions invoke both physical and psychological responses in us that can make a tough situation worse if we don’t handle them appropriately. And our reactions to those moments can leave a lasting impact on guests’ repeat visits, our reputation at work and even our business’ standing in the community. Bottom line, it’s a big deal and one that you need a plan for – before the next difficult situation arises. To do it right means not only putting all the pieces together into a well-rounded approach to service recovery, but also being ready for the tough times with these five tips.

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Topics: Customer Loyalty, Employee Management, Facility Operations

CenterEdge Pro Tip: Get Your Key Reports Sent Automatically

Posted by Sherry Howell on Dec 19, 2018 12:18:26 PM

Shorten your busy to-do list by having important reports sent to you automatically on a one-time or recurring basis.

You have enough on your plate without having to take the time to pull routine reports to use in analyzing your business. Save time by setting up the reports you pull most often to be automatically emailed to you or anyone else – whenever or wherever.

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Topics: Reporting & Analytics, CenterEdge Advantage POS, Employee Management, Facility Operations, Birthday Party & Groups

Goal Setting that Works: Give Your FEC the Best Chance to Achieve Success in 2019

Posted by Sherry Howell on Dec 5, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Practical tips for setting meaningful goals for your FEC.

The holidays sure are busy, aren’t they? Navigating all the festivities and facility park events along with your family obligations will no doubt require some major juggling, but hopefully you’ll be able to take some time to relax and enjoy it. With the new year approaching fast, it’s time to nail down those 2019 goals so you can hit the ground running in January. But setting and achieving goals are often easier said than done, so we’ve provided five tips to help you craft or refine your 2019 FEC goals to turn them into a reality and keep you from failed resolutions.

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Topics: Sales, Employee Management, Facility Operations

CenterEdge Pro Tip: Facility Scheduling Made Simple

Posted by Sherry Howell on Nov 13, 2018 9:31:24 AM

Time Clock and Scheduling Tricks

You probably have a few point of sale software tricks that help you better manage your business on a daily basis. We have collected some of these tips from clients and team members — and today, we’re sharing a Pro Tip from Jill Rempert at Epic Air in South Elgin, Illinois.

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Topics: Employee Management, Facility Operations

CenterEdge Customer Service Week Challenge Winners 2018

Posted by Sherry Howell on Oct 3, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Meet the five Excellence Award winners and finalists of the 2018 Customer Service Week Challenge

We had such a great response for the Customer Service Week Challenge! Responses came from all over the U.S. and it was great to read about all the terrific things your team members are doing. From party hosts to admissions staff all the way to maintenance, it’s so obvious when team members have that “it” thing that makes a difference. It was so hard choosing winners, but here are the top five winners and finalists who prove that “Excellence Happens Here” at their facilities.

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Topics: Customer Loyalty, Employee Management, Facility Operations, Birthday Party & Groups

How to Embrace a Creative Culture to Grow Your Park or FEC Business

Posted by Sherry Howell on Sep 26, 2018 8:48:18 AM

Understanding, hiring for, and cultivating a culture could be the key to growing your park or FEC business.

Nearly every operator in every park or FEC finds themselves considering how to find, develop or keep their competitive edge. When asked, “what makes the difference between you and your competitors?” many managers, especially those in the family entertainment center industry, will automatically answer, “it’s our people that make the difference.”

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Topics: Employee Management, Facility Operations

[INFOGRAPHIC] Be a Leader!

Posted by Sherry Howell on Aug 29, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Being a great leader isn't a skill people are just born with, it's developed over time. Whether it be through training seminars or reading books, the best managers — both new and experienced — are always learning new ways to improve their skills. 

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Topics: Employee Management