This was one of my favorite podcasts to record because I actually had someone to talk to for once. As some of you may know, my first four podcasts have been me talking for 45 minutes so I thought it would be a nice change of pace to have a guest on and do a little interview.
I don’t think I could have picked a better first guest because just from interviewing Rez I learned a ton of new tips, strategies and information that’s going to make me a better driver. Rez brings a ton of customer service experience and I think what makes him so unique is that he has experience in a wide variety of industries.
I know a lot of people approach rideshare with the attitude: “How hard can it be?”. But I bet those are also the same people who think they’re getting 3 and 4 star ratings because of the passengers. It’s easy to blame the app or blame the passenger for low ratings but I have never approached life with that attitude. Rez is the exact same way. He is always looking for a solution, not someone to blame and I think that’s what I enjoyed about his class so much.
This podcast is a great introduction to his class and if you enjoy what you hear, I highly recommend that you contact him for more info about his online classes. And if you mention ‘Rideshare Guy’ you’ll get a $5 discount off the price of the class!
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Delivering The Extraordinary Experience With Rez LaBoy
A Little Background on Rez
- Rez has over 17 years in various customer service industries (Retail, Food & Beverage, Hospitality, Telecommunications, and Transportation)
- Currently works full time for AT&T and as a consultant for Marriott
- One of Uber Baltimore’s highest rated drivers with a 4.9 since October 2013 and maintains a perfect 5.0 rating in Uber Washington D.C since February 2014.
- R3Z Solutions focuses on providing drivers with Self-Discovery Coaches, who can help guide the driver to improve perceptive behaviors, which in turn will allow the driver to deliver the extraordinary experience.
- R3Z Solutions’ class covers the most basic perceptive behaviors such as how you would treat family during visitation and how to replicate those behaviors to passengers.
Delivering the Extraordinary Experience
- What is R3Z Solutions’ class about?
- The Extraordinary Experience Methodology
- How would you treat a family member?
- Fake it ’til you make it! Be a movie actor to maintain positive attitude at all times
- Earn your passengers’ business by properly demonstrating appreciation
- Short term vs long term gains
- Building your internal brand
How to take a class with Rez
- Online classes and in-person classes in the Baltimore area
- Visit their FB page: R3Z Solutions FB page
Rez’s Association With Uber
- Rez has been a Partner Driver with Uber since October of last year
- Rez primarily drives during party hours (Friday and Saturday night) but still maintains a 4.9 rating with Uber, which is typically a challenge for those hours as we know.
- Uber Baltimore reached out to Rez to uncover how he maintains such high ratings. He was able to provide tips and tricks of how to deliver the extraordinary experience.
- R3Z Solutions now offers 1 on 1 classes and developmental classes to any driver interested.
- Our first podcast interview
- Read Rez’s testimonials on his Facebook page
- Rideshare is getting tougher so you need to adapt
- How can you make yourself a better driver?
- Work Smarter, not harder
- Use every resource available to make yourself a better driver.
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- R3Z Solutions FB page
- If you’d like to take a class with R3Z solutions, please e-mail rideshareguy.class[at]r3zsolutions.com
- “Success is not what you bring yourself, it’s what you bring for others.” Don Gerbrick – 2007
- “If you bring down with a negative attitude on a negative issue you’re going to have negative results. If you bring down with a positive attitude on a negative issue there is room for positive results. That’s just simple math.” Rez LaBoy – 2008
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How was our first podcast interview? Does ‘Delivering the Extraordinary Experience’ sound like a class you’d be interested in taking? What was your biggest takeaway from the interview?
PS – If you mention to Rez that you found his class on The Rideshare Guy Blog & Podcast I will receive a small commission and you will also get $5 off the price of the class for a limited time!
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