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Tips to Nail Your Presentation!

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No matter your position within a company at some point you will be expected to give a presentation whether it be to a large audience or a small group.  It can be nerve wrecking to try and win over the audience with your message.  Don’t get too worked up here are some tips from some of the pros on giving a killer presentation:

Show some energy — No great presentation can be delivered like a conversation. You’re not lecturing to a college class, you’re not at a cocktail party and you’re not chatting with a small group in a board meeting. You’re on stage! People are sitting in their chairs for too long — most of them squirming. Many of them have their iPhones and laptops ready to command their attention the moment that you start sucking. You’re on stage — act like it! Get out of your comfort zone. You need to be an order of magnitude more perky than you would feel comfortable with in a normal conversation.

Tell a story — Every great presentation tells a story. Stories have starts, middles and ends. They are human and touch emotions. The bring your product to life. They are not buzzwords or bullet points. Why do people think that buzzwords are going to interest audiences?

Learn how to structure — Telling a story is one thing. But make sure that you’re structured in the way you communicate. You need to break down your message into key components. It is generally best if you have a “theme” or “thesis” which if the main point you want to get across. You then need sub-themes or “supporting evidence” to reinforce your key theme. These are weaved through your story.

KISS — (keep it simple, stupid) The goal of the presentation is just to give the audience a basic sense of what you do and why it matters. Don’t confuse this with a tour-de-force education on the finer details of how your company operations. They simply need to know: who has a problem? how are you solving this problem? why does this matter? how big of a problem is it — really?

 Make it visual — Bullet point were the worst thing ever created for group presentations. Nobody wants to read your text on a big screen. If you’re going to do that why not just print out your presentation and leave it on my seat. Far more expedient. Your presentation should have almost no bullet points. The way to capture an audience’s attention is visually. Pictures set the image, your voice tells what would have been in the bullet points.

Eye Contact – Match eye contact with everyone in the room. I’ve also heard from salespeople that you shouldn’t focus all your attention on the decision maker since secretaries and assistants in the room may hold persuasive sway over their boss.

Come Early, Really Early – Don’t fumble with powerpoint or hooking up a projector when people are waiting for you to speak. Come early, scope out the room, run through your slideshow and make sure there won’t be any glitches. Preparation can do a lot to remove your speaking anxiety.

When considering a regional carrier look to United Delivery Service to offer you exceptional customer service and save you money! http://www.uniteddeliveryservice.com Contact Us at 630.930.5201

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Frequently Asked Questions for Package Delays

Facebook-page-tips-and-tricksBusinesses rely on United Delivery Service for secure, tightly-controlled delivery solutions. UDS has your customers’ best interests in mind.

Our innovative solutions include:

  • Real-time tracking from our website (and other options)
  • On-Time delivery (ability to adhere to time commitments during route optimization)
  • “Wrong Address” warning at point of delivery
  • Smooth implementation of value added services or on-demand orders, including quarterlies and tax documents
  • 24/7 Customer Service
  • GPS, Electronic Signature, VPOD & VPOA provide accurate accountability
  • Report and Analysis tools to ensure results meet or exceed your customers’ needs

We understand that issues do arise and although we expect customers to receive their packages on time sometimes it is beyond our control.  Our Issue Management System can help locate lost packages or help with delivery issues. Accessing it is easy, here are some of the answers to the most common questions we see at UDS:

Q. My package tracking is showing that there is a delay, how come?

A. Circumstances out of our control sometimes come up and when a package is delayed. There can be several different reasons for delays, 1. Mis sorted which we do our absolute best to not have that happen but unfortunately does occur. Mis sorts can mean it was sent to an incorrect hub that does not service that particular area or it was sent on an incorrect route that does not service that area. 2. Sometimes packages are not received into the UDS warehouse from the vendor that the customer purchased from.  Rest assured that we will do our best to locate the package and get it out for delivery as soon as possible. By entering your tracking number on www.unitedddeliveryservice.com – you’ll be able to see the reason of the delay.  This may be caused by a line haul delay, a missort on the route or maybe weather issues on route. Or enter your issue and someone will get back to you.

Q. I need to communicate with the driver to leave my package inside my building how can I get ahold of them.

A. We would be happy to relay a message to the driver on your behalf but please keep in mind that  there is no guarantee that we will be able to reach them, but we will always do our best to try. By entering your tracking number on www.unitedddeliveryservice.com – you able to create an issue and we will be able to add any special instructions you have for the driver.

Q. I think my package is missing how can I get a picture of my Visual Proof of Delivery?

A. Customers can access images (VPOD) to confirm their package arrived safely – or to check where it ended up. The image will help us determine what happened to your package. Customers can enter in tracking number using the website and we can answer the issue with an attachment of where the driver released the package. By entering your tracking number on www.unitedddeliveryservice.com – you able to create an issue and request a VPOD from the website.

 UDS would like to partner with you and be your first choice in last mile delivery! Your customers deserve the best and so do you! Save 10% or more with a FREE shipping evaluation. Call me at 630-930-5244  http://uds-email.com/LindaV/

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Business Tips, Delivery Service

Frequently Asked Questions for Package Delays

Facebook-page-tips-and-tricksBusinesses rely on United Delivery Service for secure, tightly-controlled delivery solutions. UDS has your customers’ best interests in mind.

Our innovative solutions include:

  • Real-time tracking from our website (and other options)
  • On-Time delivery (ability to adhere to time commitments during route optimization)
  • “Wrong Address” warning at point of delivery
  • Smooth implementation of value added services or on-demand orders, including quarterlies and tax documents
  • 24/7 Customer Service
  • GPS, Electronic Signature, VPOD & VPOA provide accurate accountability
  • Report and Analysis tools to ensure results meet or exceed your customers’ needs

We understand that issues do arise and although we expect customers to receive their packages on time sometimes it is beyond our control.  Our Issue Management System can help locate lost packages or help with delivery issues. Accessing it is easy, here are some of the answers to the most common questions we see at UDS:

Q. My package tracking is showing that there is a delay, how come?

A. Circumstances out of our control sometimes come up and when a package is delayed. There can be several different reasons for delays, 1. Mis sorted which we do our absolute best to not have that happen but unfortunately does occur. Mis sorts can mean it was sent to an incorrect hub that does not service that particular area or it was sent on an incorrect route that does not service that area. 2. Sometimes packages are not received into the UDS warehouse from the vendor that the customer purchased from.  Rest assured that we will do our best to locate the package and get it out for delivery as soon as possible. By entering your tracking number on www.unitedddeliveryservice.com – you’ll be able to see the reason of the delay.  This may be caused by a line haul delay, a missort on the route or maybe weather issues on route. Or enter your issue and someone will get back to you.

Q. I need to communicate with the driver to leave my package inside my building how can I get ahold of them.

A. We would be happy to relay a message to the driver on your behalf but please keep in mind that  there is no guarantee that we will be able to reach them, but we will always do our best to try. By entering your tracking number on www.unitedddeliveryservice.com – you able to create an issue and we will be able to add any special instructions you have for the driver.

Q. I think my package is missing how can I get a picture of my Visual Proof of Delivery?

A. Customers can access images (VPOD) to confirm their package arrived safely – or to check where it ended up. The image will help us determine what happened to your package. Customers can enter in tracking number using the website and we can answer the issue with an attachment of where the driver released the package. By entering your tracking number on www.unitedddeliveryservice.com – you able to create an issue and request a VPOD from the website.

 UDS would like to partner with you and be your first choice in last mile delivery! Your customers deserve the best and so do you! Save 10% or more with a FREE shipping evaluation. Call me at 630-930-5243  http://uds-email.com/KarlieM/

UDS-Business-Development-Specialist-Karlie

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Business Tips, Delivery Service

Frequently Asked Questions for Package Delays

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Businesses rely on United Delivery Service for secure, tightly-controlled delivery solutions. UDS has your customers’ best interests in mind.

Our innovative solutions include:

  • Real-time tracking from our website (and other options)
  • On-Time delivery (ability to adhere to time commitments during route optimization)
  • “Wrong Address” warning at point of delivery
  • Smooth implementation of value added services or on-demand orders, including quarterlies and tax documents
  • 24/7 Customer Service
  • GPS, Electronic Signature, VPOD & VPOA provide accurate accountability
  • Report and Analysis tools to ensure results meet or exceed your customers’ needs

 

We understand that issues do arise and although we expect customers to receive their packages on time sometimes it is beyond our control.  Our Issue Management System can help locate lost packages or help with delivery issues. Accessing it is easy, here are some of the answers to the most common questions we see at UDS:

Q. My package tracking is showing that there is a delay, how come?

A. Circumstances out of our control sometimes come up and when a package is delayed. There can be several different reasons for delays, 1. Mis sorted which we do our absolute best to not have that happen but unfortunately does occur. Mis sorts can mean it was sent to an incorrect hub that does not service that particular area or it was sent on an incorrect route that does not service that area. 2. Sometimes packages are not received into the UDS warehouse from the vendor that the customer purchased from.  Rest assured that we will do our best to locate the package and get it out for delivery as soon as possible. By entering your tracking number on www.unitedddeliveryservice.com – you’ll be able to see the reason of the delay.  This may be caused by a line haul delay, a missort on the route or maybe weather issues on route. Or enter your issue and someone will get back to you.

Q. I need to communicate with the driver to leave my package inside my building how can I get ahold of them.

A. We would be happy to relay a message to the driver on your behalf but please keep in mind that  there is no guarantee that we will be able to reach them, but we will always do our best to try. By entering your tracking number on www.unitedddeliveryservice.com – you able to create an issue and we will be able to add any special instructions you have for the driver.  

Q. I think my package is missing how can I get a picture of my Visual Proof of Delivery?

A. Customers can access images (VPOD) to confirm their package arrived safely – or to check where it ended up. The image will help us determine what happened to your package. Customers can enter in tracking number using the website and we can answer the issue with an attachment of where the driver released the package. By entering your tracking number on www.unitedddeliveryservice.com – you able to create an issue and request a VPOD from the website.

 UDS would like to partner with you and be your first choice in last mile delivery! Your customers deserve the best and so do you! Save 10% or more with a FREE shipping evaluation. Call me at 630-930-5209 or http://uds-email.com/AngelaP/index.html

UDS-Business-Development-Specialist-Angela

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Trends to Watch For in Last Mile Delivery!

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Last-mile delivery – i.e. the movement of goods from the stage of fulfillment to final destination – has seen a lot of disruption over the past 12 months. Rising demand from customers for deliveries that are both faster and less expensive, as well as the increase in online purchasing, have forced the fulfillment and logistics sectors to evolve at a blistering What more can you expect for last-mile delivery in the near future

1. Faster Fulfillment
There’s an emphasis on logistics and fulfillment due to an increase in on-demand or same-day delivery. There is a huge push and pressure on the fulfillment side to get orders turned around on a much faster scale and pace than a lot of the technology is capable of doing today.

What normally would have taken less than an hour, all of the sudden needs to go out within minutes, which poses challenges in terms of planning. Examples include pharmaceuticals and food delivery. Customers want a window of delivery within a few hours. By the time the order comes in, it has to be processed and ready to go, to meet the narrow window,

2. Focus on Visibility
United Delivery Service has have improved traceability, with proof of delivery and tracking information. Many regional and local last-mile delivery organizations don’t necessarily have the technology bandwidth to provide that data. So one ends up with a mishmash of data requirements for how to communicate with them, and it makes it a lot more challenging.

That data is important for traceability if a package is late or gets lost. But smartphone apps have revolutionized the process for tracking with GPS. Now, customers can see where the driver or package through simple and cost effective proof of delivery with signature capture at the point of delivery.

3. Delivery by Self-Driving Cars, Drones and Robots
While these futuristic delivery options are being developed and tested, they’re not yet trending. But keep your eyes on them for the future. If parcels can be delivered by autonomous vehicles or drones, that will change the game considerably.

The highest cost in delivery is labor, which accounts for 60% of the cost. Deliveries are currently limited by labor cost, availability, and shifts.

Robotic delivery could be done 24 hours a day. Drone deliveries, however, may have limited use in highly urbanized areas due to regulatory and operational issues.

Robot delivery is already being tested – don’t be surprised who you find at your door step when your bell rings the next time!

UDS would like to partner with you and be your first choice in last mile delivery! Contact us today. http://www.uniteddeliveryservice.com

 

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UDS Offers a Better Customer Experience

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Excellent customer service creates loyal customers for life; customers who are willing to refer your business to friends, family and colleagues. Providing this type of excellent customer service starts with a genuine desire to satisfy  your customers, but you also have to think beyond selling your products or services. You need to consider the cumulative experience your customers have when they work with you, what they think and feel, and what you can do to make it better.

My name is Karlie Malizzio, a Business Development Specialist at United Delivery Service. I like to consider myself a problem solver because what I like best about my position is helping find the right delivery solution for customers.  If you haven’t heard of UDS before let me tell you a little about what we do best:

  1. We offer a Better Customer Experience. We provide quick response times to customer requests or complaints.  Rapid response to issues and challenges through our issue management system.  We believe you should always speak to a live person not a computer that is why I will always pick up my phone and get back to you quickly.
  2. Same Day/Next Day Service.  Providing the most reliable same day & next day services with complete professionalism is where we excel. As a faster, adaptable, and more cost-effective delivery partner, we will work with you to develop creative solutions that help you fulfill your consumer promise.
  3. Proprietary Technology.  We offer  Real Time Package Visibility through the use of our own proprietary technology such as geocodes, GPS, mapping API’s and other technologies, UDS can offer total visibility into the delivery process. Real-Time Tracking (imported, received, out for delivery, delivered) exception tracking (i.e.: damaged, short, delayed) electronic signatures, VPOD, VPOA (visual proof of attempt) GPS reading. With online ordering growing in record numbers UDS continues to be an innovator in technology by providing delivery assurance to its customers.
  4. Competitive Pricing.  We believe we can save you money on shipping costs including next day and same day deliveries.  We would like the opportunity to conduct a free shipping evaluation to see if we can help save you at least 10% on shipping costs!  Our prices are very competitive and our customer service is exceptional.

UDS-Business-Development-Specialist-Karlie

Excellent customer service often comes down to consistently checking in with your customers and making sure they are happy with not only the products and services you’re selling, but also the process of purchasing, ordering, working with you, etc.  UDS would like to partner with you and be your first choice in last mile delivery! Your customers deserve the best and so do you! Save 10% or more with a FREE shipping evaluation. Contact me at 630-930-5243

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Business Tips, Delivery Service

UDS Offers a Better Customer Experience

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Excellent customer service creates loyal customers for life; customers who are willing to refer your business to friends, family and colleagues. Providing this type of excellent customer service starts with a genuine desire to satisfy  your customers, but you also have to think beyond selling your products or services. You need to consider the cumulative experience your customers have when they work with you, what they think and feel, and what you can do to make it better.

My name is Linda Vuong, a Business Development Specialist at United Delivery Service. I like to consider myself a problem solver because what I like best about my position is helping find the right delivery solution for customers.  If you haven’t heard of UDS before let me tell you a little about what we do best:

  1. We offer a Better Customer Experience. We provide quick response times to customer requests or complaints.  Rapid response to issues and challenges through our issue management system.  We believe you should always speak to a live person not a computer that is why I will always pick up my phone and get back to you quickly.
  2. Same Day/Next Day Service.  Providing the most reliable same day & next day services with complete professionalism is where we excel. As a faster, adaptable, and more cost-effective delivery partner, we will work with you to develop creative solutions that help you fulfill your consumer promise.
  3. Proprietary Technology.  We offer  Real Time Package Visibility through the use of our own proprietary technology such as geocodes, GPS, mapping API’s and other technologies, UDS can offer total visibility into the delivery process. Real-Time Tracking (imported, received, out for delivery, delivered) exception tracking (i.e.: damaged, short, delayed) electronic signatures, VPOD, VPOA (visual proof of attempt) GPS reading. With online ordering growing in record numbers UDS continues to be an innovator in technology by providing delivery assurance to its customers.
  4. Competitive Pricing.  We believe we can save you money on shipping costs including next day and same day deliveries.  We would like the opportunity to conduct a free shipping evaluation to see if we can help save you at least 10% on shipping costs!  Our prices are very competitive and our customer service is exceptional.

UDS-Business-Development-Specialist-Linda

Excellent customer service often comes down to consistently checking in with your customers and making sure they are happy with not only the products and services you’re selling, but also the process of purchasing, ordering, working with you, etc. I want you to know that UDS is here for you we want to be your first choice in last mile delivery! Your customers deserve the best and so do you! Save 10% or more with a FREE shipping evaluation. Contact me at 630-930-5244!

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