May 2011

The Retail Electric Provider and the Smart Grid: Reviewing the Past and Anticipating the Future to Understand the Present: Part One of Three

Posted On: May 25, 2011 | By: Samantha Davis

A former British Caribbean Colony’s parliament was attempting to create efficiency by changing old policies. The fact that the populace still drove on the left side of the road, an old British holdover methodology, was brought up. The financial argument was that American cars were cheaper and that shipping from a geographically closer manufacturer, like those in the US, would also be much cheaper than the alternative. Another faction stated that they thought that a change like that was a large endeavor and should be phased in slowly. The wisest of the wise agreed and suggested that the phase-in should start with the semi-trucks.

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I Can’t Hear You — I’m Too Busy Selling

Posted On: May 18, 2011 | By: Samantha Davis

Everyone talks about listening, but who actually does it? One of the things our most successful Ignite Associates tell us about sharing the Ignite Opportunity is that they find out what is important to each prospect and then tell that person how the business can help meet a stated goal. Great promoters and salespeople have always known this not-so-secret technique, but how many of us use it in our daily lives?

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Licensed to Serve

Posted On: May 12, 2011 | By: Samantha Davis

Today our friends at Captain Hope’s Kids launched an “Awareness Boom” to help spread awareness about the plight of homeless children in North Texas.

Stream Energy is a committed supporter of Captain Hope’s Kids, and we are pleased to help promote today’s Awareness Boom as part of our ongoing support campaign called “A Big Difference Starts Small,” which Stream Energy Chairman Rob Snyder ushered in on New Year’s Eve.

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Talking With — Not At — Employees

Posted On: May 4, 2011 | By: Samantha Davis

It’s no secret that communication is the basis for all types of business relationships. Stream Energy puts great emphasis on effectively communicating with all our customers and Ignite independent associates on a frequent basis to retain good-standing relationships by providing valuable information regarding our firm and the energy landscape.

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