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Patience Is A Virtue

Posted On: December 30, 2014

Patience Is A Virtue


 

 

Patience is a virtue, or at least it used to be.  Today things happen fast, so fast in fact that most companies come out with the next generation of cell phone or tablet before half of their consumer base has even upgraded to the pervious incarnation.  Customers expect this.  It is what they want and what they need.   We live in a world where everything not only has to happen instantaneously but multiple things need to be happening immediately and all at the same time.  It s a world where if you cant keep up you are left behind.  There does exist a time where patience must be exercised, as always when things are rushed they do not always end up as good as when the right amount of time is spent on them.

 

Sometimes the best things really do come to those that wait.  Having the newest technology first isn’t always a good thing.  Often the bugs and kinks in the tech aren’t fully worked out yet.  Sometimes they won’t be until the next version comes out.  Anything good is worth waiting for if for no other reason then you took the time to investigate all the other alternatives before you made your decision.  Just because one thing is right for someone else does not mean it is right for you.  In todays world of online reviews and consumerism everyone is an authority, but the fact undoubtedly remains that only you can decide what is best for you, take the time to make the right choice.

 

Things happen quickly nowadays and often there are many things all happening at the same time.  Just because we can satisfy many needs and wants instantly does not mean we should do so.  An informed decision is exactly that, and to be informed often means gaining experience or at least doing the research.  Despite the fact that many people want everything immediately it does not mean that the best thing is to rush to give it to them, take the time to do things right.

 

All Star Limousine is a Long Island, New York based company with an extensive global reach; we provide expert Wedding, Special Event and Executive Travel services throughout the Tri-State area and the world. We have over 30 years of experience in the travel industry; our attention to detail, 2014 top-of-the-line vehicles and professional trained Chauffeurs set us apart from the rest! 

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Gratitude

Posted On: December 26, 2014

Gratitude


 

 

Gratitude is one of the most underrated feelings we express as human beings.  So often we are told to be positive, or to be active, or to be happy but very rarely are we told to be grateful.  In reality we should always be grateful.  Every moment of all of our lives we should be grateful for a multitude of things, simply living certainly not being the least of which.

 

Many of us spend our days and years constantly trying to get more or do better.  The reality is that we would be much happier if we were simply able to be happy with what we have.  Society shows us that we should never be content, that we should constantly be seeking to better our selves and our positions.   While there is nothing wrong with achieving goals and chasing dreams it is important to enjoy our journey.  We must remember to embrace and appreciate the moment and to not constantly look towards the future or dwell in the past.

 

So this holiday season try not to be too focused on what’s going to be under the tree, instead look around you at everything and everyone you already have and be grateful.  Live fully in every moment and your life will be filled with only happiness.

 

All Star Limousine is a Long Island, New York based company with an extensive global reach; we provide expert Wedding, Special Event and Executive Travel services throughout the Tri-State area and the world. We have over 30 years of experience in the travel industry; our attention to detail, 2014 top-of-the-line vehicles and professional trained Chauffeurs set us apart from the rest! 

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How To Sell In 2015

Posted On: December 16, 2014

How To Sell In 2015 


In today’s market the average consumer is becoming more and more informed, today everyone is an expert on everything.  The question is, as a professional, how do you get your point across or truly inform a potential customer without sounding like you are trying to sell them something.  Most customers these days have a good idea of what they are looking for long before they even walk in the store.   These customers bolt for the door at the first sign of a sales pitch.  Why is this?  How can we impart product knowledge without sending our customers running?

 

Well, as we said, with the advancements that have been made in communications technology everyone is an authority.  So many people read a few articles on the internet write a review and deem themselves an authority.  While it is truly great that everyone has unlimited access to an near infinite amount of information reading about a product or service is different then actually working with it, using it, or experiencing it.  It becomes difficult, especially when dealing with equipment or services involving technical knowledge, to explain to a customer the difference between your services and someone else’s when it took you six years of education just to begin to understand the nature of your job.  The frustration becomes compounded when that person has been doing his homework and assumes he knows what you’re talking about, so then that the moment you attempt to explain some of the positives that your product has to offer his brain immediately shuts off.

 

The days of the pushy aggressive sales person are over.  No longer will those scare tactics, upselling and bait and switch tactics be effective, now the best way to convey information is to have a conversation.  Present everything to your potential client, pros and cons; tell them what they want to hear and what they don’t want to hear.  People these days like to be informed, they like to know, so if you offer to them a wealth of information they will appreciate it.   Ultimately it is a good thing because a good product will sell itself and the days of ripping people off and selling snake oil will come quickly to an end. 

 

In todays world information is readily available to everyone.  Everyone is an authority and the traditional idea of selling turns off a great many potential buyers.  What we can do is stop selling and start informing.  Convey the information about your product or service in a way where your goal is to educate the client not make the sale.  

 

All Star Limousine is a Long Island, New York based company with an extensive global reach; we provide expert Wedding, Special Event and Executive Travel services throughout the Tri-State area and the world. We have over 30 years of experience in the travel industry; our attention to detail, 2014 top-of-the-line vehicles and professional trained Chauffeurs set us apart from the rest! 

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All Star Limousine Executive Summary

Posted On: December 12, 2014

All Star Limousine Executive Summary


 

 

All Star Limousine has been in operation since 1982 and has been a leader in the international executive car service industry for over 30 years.  All Star Limousine guarantees perfect service in an industry that is known for being problematic, we are able to do this through several different methods and systems.   We have technologies and business practices almost unheard of in our industry implemented in an effort to ensure a flawless transportation experience every day and all over the world.  Our services are proven and we operate like no one else in our industry.

 

All Star Limousine guarantees perfect service.  We have a 12-18 month turnaround time that allows us to provide our clients with only the newest vehicles available.  We have multiple massive in-door facilities where we house the majority of our fleet.  These locations have in-door car washes and mechanic facilities where these vehicles are maintained and cared for daily.  We have a fleet of over 200 hundred vehicles and are equipped to handle clients of any size.  Each one of these vehicles are equipped with the latest in information technologies and amenities, including but not limited too iPad’s, Drive Cams, Omatics GPS, Two-way radios and all the typical luxuries you would find in any modern vehicle.

 

Our chauffeurs are the best in the business.  Hand picked and extensively trained we have a tiered driver system, in other words we send only experienced and proven professionals to our corporate clients.  Every driver on our roster is properly licensed and insured by All Star Limousine.  These gentlemen undergo continual education that covers topics such as customer service, ground logistics, emotional intelligence and information technology.  We pride our selves on having a team of truly unbelievable men and women who are dedicated to providing nothing but the very best in transportation services.   As far as professionalism, knowledge of the areas that they service, punctuality and customer service the All Star chauffeurs are unmatched.

 

We can provide service all over the world via out international affiliate network.  This is a network that has been cultivated and nurtured for nearly a decade in an effort to ensure that the quality of our service is consistent everywhere in the world.  This is done by building relationships, constant site visits and a system of checks and balances that has been developed by the dedicated professionals in All Star Limousine’s worldwide department.  We have over 450 affiliates internationally and we are fortunate enough to have found like-minded ladies and gentlemen who are as dedicated to service as we are.

 

All Star Limousine never closes, we operate at full capacity 24/7/365 and our phone lines are always manned by reservationists and dispatchers directly employed by All Star Limousine, we never forward our calls to an outside service. Reservations can be made via several methods, phone, email or directly through our website and they can be made the same day, sometimes even a few minutes prior to the time of the requested pick up.  We do triple confirmations as well as send care alerts via text message, email or phone letting you know that the driver is en-route or on location.  We typically handle anywhere from 300-500 transfers daily.  We have fully customizable account options that are refined over time in a continual effort to provide for you that perfect service, some of these options include preferred drivers, pick up locations and vehicle types.  We have an extensive checks and balances system built into our reservations process that includes phone recordings, automatic email confirmations and a triple checking of each reservation to eliminate any possibility of human error.  The entire staff of dispatchers, reservationists, accountants and managers are dedicated, passionate professionals that work as a fluid machine designed specifically to handle corporate travel needs.

 

Ultimately All Star Limousine offers a service that the competition does not.  We simply do more then any other executive car service currently operating.  We are built to handle large volumes of work domestically and internationally and our company prides itself on offering quality service consistently.  We have a multitude of methods with which we guarantee our service included in everything from our vehicles to our office staff.  We promise perfection and we deliver.

 

All Star Limousine is a Long Island, New York based company with an extensive global reach; we provide expert Wedding, Special Event and Executive Travel services throughout the Tri-State area and the world. We have over 30 years of experience in the travel industry; our attention to detail, 2014 top-of-the-line vehicles and professional trained Chauffeurs set us apart from the rest! 

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CEO Of All Star Limousine

Posted On: December 11, 2014

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Corporate Car Service

Posted On: December 09, 2014

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How To Deal With A Bad Situation

Posted On: December 04, 2014

How To Deal With A Bad Situation


 

Life is filled with ups and downs.  Mountains and valleys I have been told, sometimes things are good and sometimes they are not.  Many will tell you that it is a matter of perspective and that life is exactly what you make it, dividing the populace into pessimists and optimists.  Now while I agree that maintaining a positive outlook is the best offense for any bad situation, inevitably life is going to throw you a curveball. 

 

When the unimaginable happens, or things just don’t go according to plan, there is a right way to handle it and a wrong way.  First what they say is true, stay positive, keeping an optimistic outlook can only help the situation, don’t ignore it or pretend it is something that it is not, but don’t go bury your head in the pillow and act like the world is coming to an end.  Second remain calm and maintain your composure.  Approaching the situation in panic mode will only cloud your judgment and your thoughts, it will make you irrational, and it will impede your ability to properly address the issue.  Thirdly seek help; it never hurts to ask for help especially from friends and family.  If the situation merits, contact a professional, sometimes things are not as bad as they seem and with professional help it may contribute to keeping things in perspective.  Finally, don’t give up, because as soon as you throw in that towel you lose the battle, if something is worth fighting for then fight for it!

 

Inevitably life will hit you with a less then awesome surprise, somewhere somehow things will go a little wrong.  Remember keep positive, stay calm, consult a professional and don’t give up.   The battle is only over when you say it is, and while these tips wont solve your problems they will help you solve them yourself.

 

All Star Limousine is a Long Island, New York based company with an extensive global reach; we provide expert Wedding, Special Event and Executive Travel services throughout the Tri-State area and the world. We have over 30 years of experience in the travel industry; our attention to detail, 2014 top-of-the-line vehicles and professional trained Chauffeurs set us apart from the rest! 

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The Importance Of A Reliable Antique Vehicle

Posted On: December 03, 2014

The Importance Of A Reliable Antique Vehicle


 

 

On your wedding day you want everything to be absolutely perfect, and justifiably so, you have been planning this day for years and spending all types of money so that everything goes off without a hitch.  Transportation on the day of your wedding is not something that should be overlooked.  Many people put off booking their transportation until the very end of the planning process, to some degree this makes sense as the logistics of your day may not be fully fleshed out until you get closer, on the other hand you need to make sure that you get to where you need to be that day on time and without hassle.  

 

Traditionally the your wedding day transportation involves what is known as a lead car, or a vehicle that the bride and her father will take to the ceremony and then the newly weds will take from the ceremony to the reception.  Often times this is an antique vehicle, possibly a Rolls Royce or another type of high-end vintage car. These vehicles can be beautiful and charming and can add a completely different element to your special day.  They can also be dangerous and unreliable and can cause a major issue on your wedding day if the company you are renting it from is not reputable or reliable. 

 

Most of these antiques are at least 50 years old, some are much older, All Star Limousine carries a very rare 1933 Presidential Packard that is over 80 years old.  These vehicles have countless miles on them and, if the company is successful, they are going out often.  What this means is that these vehicles need constant attention and care and if that care is not received then mechanical issues are inevitable.  The engines and electrical systems in these cars absolutely must be redone; this is because they no longer make the original parts for these vehicles and that makes doing preventative maintenance on them impossible.  If you are not doing preventative maintenance on these vehicles then you are doing reactionary maintenance only when problems occur and that is simply not good.

 

If you want an antique lead car on your wedding day make sure you ask these questions.  Are the engine and electrical systems redone in these vehicles?  Is preventative maintenance performed on them routinely?  What condition are they in?  What happens in the event of a mechanical failure?  Does this vehicle go out more then once in a day?  How long has the company been in business?  Make sure you go and visualy inspect the car, and do not price shop your antique vehicle because this service is a classic example of you get what you pay for.  Ask these questions, gauge the answers given and then go online and read reviews about the company.

 

Ultimately the addition of an antique lead car on your day can be a magical touch.  Just be careful when making the reservation, do your homework on the company and be smart about it.  Ask the right questions and go and see the vehicle.  Make the right choice when it comes to making a decision about your lead car.

 

All Star Limousine is a Long Island, New York based company with an extensive global reach; we provide expert Wedding, Special Event and Executive Travel services throughout the Tri-State area and the world. We have over 30 years of experience in the travel industry; our attention to detail, 2014 top-of-the-line vehicles and professional trained Chauffeurs set us apart from the rest! 

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