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Are You Visible Or Invisible?

Can I trust you?  Who are you?  Where are you?  Who do you work for?  Where can I find out more about your product or service?  These are questions we are all asking!

And I’m asking you….”How do you answer these questions?”  How do you establish credibility and verify your identity?   This man is asking those questions:

I choose to be visible!  I believe people have come to expect transparency and visibility.  If you are invisible, then as far as they are concerned, you don’t exist!

Has privacy ceased to exist?  Of course not!  But the reality is that nearly everything we do is tracked, sold, used for marketing, or searched for by consumers.  People want to read our reviews, see what we like, share in what we know and do 24/7.

I’m reading Daniel Pink’s book “To Sell is Human.”   It’s a good read….I highly recommend it:bookcoverjpeg-e1354078407704I agree with his premise that we are all selling something!  And I believe that being a good salesperson means being visible!   So what will you choose?

Visible….or Invisible?  My name is Tom Burns!  You can find me at http://www.kimtag.com/nashvillesmart  I sell things essential to life as we know it….


Tip For Today


I ask a lot of questions, and I answer a lot of questions.  It comes with the territory….I’m a sales professional.  You might ask what I sell…I sell things that are essential to life as we know it,

such as refrigerators, microwave ovens, dishwashers, washers and dryers…..Ugh!  Can you imagine life with spoiled food and dirty clothes, and having to actually WAIT while your food cooks—no way!

One of my friends is a plumber.  One of his favorite sayings is “you’ll know when you need me!”  I think that applies to me too.  When the microwave won’t heat the food and the ice cream is melted–you’ll  know you need to start asking questions about new appliances. 

Here is a good place to find answers to your appliance questions:


and if you need me,


By Tom Burns, Seller of things essential to life as we know it….



Shopping For Kitchen Appliances

For most people, buying a new kitchen appliance or a washer/dryer is not a frequent experience.  It’s not like choosing a restaurant for lunch today.  A lot is at stake here….You need to feel confident that you can find a good selection of product, that the company is reputable, and that the staff is qualified to meet your needs.  In my humble opinion, A-1 Appliance is your best choice!  (Disclaimer: I have been a member of the sales staff at A-1 Appliance for over 15 years) 🙂

We have an incredible selection of appliances in all categories!  You may find inspiration in the Wolf/SubZero Living Kitchen, or in our live Jenn-Air kitchen.

For more ideas, venture upstairs to our Bosch/Thermador gallery, or to our Electrolux kitchen.  On any given day, you may find us baking cookies in our Miele kitchen….yummy, it sure smells good at A-1 Appliance!

Do you need to learn about magnetic induction cooking?  I can show you how with a quick demo!  I love to boil ice….yes, I said ICE.  I put a scoop of ice in the pan, and within 90 seconds I have boiling water!

Not only does A-1 Appliance have a great showroom, we also have an in-house service department.  Do you need to talk with a service technician?  We can do that!  We have our own delivery and installation team.  You may have a very complicated installation issue.  If you need on site assistance in the planning stage…we can do that!  WOW….A-1 Appliance has a great sales staff too.  We offer an educational experience at A-1….we create APPLIANCE HAPPINESS!



Thought For The Day



Where?                                  When?






Asking questions

Portrait of Socrates. Marble, Roman artwork (1...

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Why don’t adults ask questions?  Next time you are around children, notice that all they do is ask questions, and quite often it is “why?”.  They don’t accept “because I said so” as an answer….so why do you?

I’m reading a great book right now by Christopher Phillips called Socrates Cafe.  I highly recommend it.  It is a book about asking questions. I found it to be a very thought-provoking book.  Pick up a copy at your local library.

If you have questions about appliances, I hope you will ask me.  I’ll do my best to help you save money and find what you need.  Visit our website for more informaton :  www.a1appliance.com