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TAG: Jody Shilan

September 2015: Editorial advisory board

September 8, 2015By

Licensing in the landscape industry: Are you for or against? Landscape Professionals Richard Bare Arbor-Nomics Turf, Norcross, Ga. “I would lean in favor of licensing because it might eliminate or prevent poor operators from entering our industry. That being said, I do hate the idea of more government in our lives, but this would be a good move.” Adam Linnemann... read more

Landscape Live! to preview DBI Symposium talks

July 31, 2015By

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) partnered with Jody Shilan to preview the speakers who will present at the NALP DBI Symposium on Landscape Live!, an online talk radio show produced in partnership with LM. The conference is being held at the Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston, Aug. 9-11. The Landscape Live! DBI Symposium Preview series runs Aug.... read more

July 2015: Editorial advisory board

July 7, 2015By

What are the best ways for landscape/lawn care companies to give back to their communities? Landscape Professionals Richard Bare Arbor-Nomics Turf, Norcross, Ga. “Any landscape project for city/state parks, botanical gardens, battered women’s shelters, poor areas for the underprivileged homeowners—things like that. Be sure your name goes on the promotion.” Chris Joyce Joyce Landscaping, Cape Cod, Mass. “Giving back to your... read more

Ep. 129: A design/build client’s perspective

May 7, 2015By

Have you ever wondered what your clients experience during a construction project? In this episode, Jody Shilan of From Design 2 Build talks to his clients about their current backyard renovation project. They share their perspective on the design/build process, including what they like about it and what scares them. In addition, his clients discuss why working with a landscape... read more

May 2015: Editorial advisory board

May 7, 2015By
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Any predictions on how technology will influence the management of landscapes in the next decade? Landscape Professionals Richard Bare Arbor-Nomics Turf, Norcross, Ga. “At the end of the decade we may have self driving trucks, mowers, spreaders, sprayers, etc. Everyone will have gone paperless and battery-driven unless there’s a giant failure of the power grid knocking us into the greatest... read more

Prepare, present and close

April 1, 2015By

Master the tricks of a perfect kitchen-table presentation. Public speaking or giving presentations is a nerve-wracking experience for most people. It requires confidence, concentration and knowledge of your subject matter. It also requires experience. If you’re not comfortable making a presentation to a customer, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Over the years I’ve literally given thousands of presentations to homeowners... read more