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Welcome to Franchise Interviews weekly podcast and radio show. If you ever dreamed of one day owning your own business, then you have come to the right place. Listen to detailed interviews/podcasts with some of the most informative sources on the topics of franchising and entrepreneurship. People are hungry for good vital content (Keyes, 2009). To date, we have recorded over 700 interviews on our weekly franchise radio show with some of the top franchisors, franchise experts, franchise attorneys, franchisees, and franchise authors. You can even listen to our shows based on the category of interest on our website at We have met with some exciting new franchise concepts as well as some of the biggest names in franchising. As a visitor to our website, all you have to do is click and listen. So grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy. Live shows can be heard on Blog Talk Radio every Thursday at 10AM EST, 7AM PST. It's no problem if you can't listen to the live show. Each show is recorded and immediately placed in our library of audio archives. To date, we have had over a quarter of a million listeners! Franchise Interviews is hosted by Dr. Martin J. McDermott.

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We have a great show. We are meeting with the Telephone Doctor, Nancy Friedman. Nancy is an expert on customer service, communication skills and sales. Nancy Friedman is a sought-after keynote customer service speaker at annual conferences, franchise and corporate meetings – both large and small. Her programs are inspiring, motivational and entertaining creating a memorable session all attendees can use immediately and forever. Fun, distinctive, fast paced, and energy filled, this customer service speaker's fast wit and laugh-out-loud audience participation has everyone wanting more. Labeled a ?don't miss? session, Nancy always delivers the ‘goods. Today, Nancy and I are going to have a conversation on the 4cs of communication – Covid, Civility, Culture, and Customers.
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