“Trump-eting” Our Own Horn

Posted on September 22, 2015 by Dean Benard

Lately I have been giving a lot of thought to what it is that makes us great and what separates our company from others. More importantly, I have been struggling to figure out how to tactfully point this out without sounding egotistical or boastful. After all, I want people to respect us and to want to work with us.

Then it hit me – Donald Trump!

Donald Trump has spent the last several months demonstrating his enormous capacity for speaking positively about himself, and although some find him offensive, his popularity grows steadily. Now I don’t want to get into a political debate about whether what he is saying is correct or incorrect, rather, my focus is on his style. That’s when it occurred to me that I should be able to promote and even brag a little about our services and talents, as long as I stay out of the “Trump Zone.”

For those of you not familiar with the Trump Zone, it is that space where people stop listening to the content of your statements because they are so focused on your choice of words, obnoxious hand gestures, or your hair. I think we are safe on all of these fronts, so here are a few things about Benard + Associates that will demonstrate who we are and what we bring to the table for our clients:

  • In the last 11 years Benard + Associates has conducted over 2000 investigations in both the regulatory and workplace sectors.

  • We delivered hundreds of educational workshops and seminars on investigation techniques and strategies. These have been delivered to private groups, educational conferences, and even in the form of a DVD that has sold over 500 copies in the last four years. In addition, we have published articles on these topics in journals and our own newsletter, as well as provided web-based seminars for people all over North America.

  • Benard + Associates is the only licensed investigation firm that is also a mediation firm. Our mediators have resolved regulatory, court-based, and workplace disputes and conflicts.

  • Two of our investigators worked for large national insurance companies, investigating healthcare fraud, accident insurance fraud, and life insurance fraud. This gives us a tremendous depth of understanding on insurance related issues – there isn’t much that they haven’t seen or dealt with.

  • Two of our investigators are former police officers with a solid understanding of the criminal justice system. We know our way around the system and how to get what our clients need, including knowing how to work collaboratively with police services and Crown Attorneys.

  • Our locate services have a better than 95% success rate in finding people of interest.

  • Our combined years of experience in the field of investigation and mediation is well over 100 years.

Ok, I said I wouldn’t do it, but I can’t help myself. I am now entering the “Trump Zone”…  

  • “We don’t build walls we tear them down – but we can tear down the walls of conflict like nobody can tear down the walls of conflict”

  • “We are GREAT at what we do – BELIEVE ME”

  • “Our organization has the BEST GUYS”

Uh, on second thought, I will just stick to telling it like it is. I don’t want to have to say to myself… “Dean – YOU’RE FIRED!”

Come check out our website and reach out to us. We would love the opportunity to work with you.

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