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Episode 154

11/30/23

Topic: Why to Host a State of the Company Meeting

Guests: Dan Gordon & Donnie Shelton



In this episode we discuss:

  • When and why Donnie implemented state of the company meetings at Triangle Pest Control

  • How Triangle's meetings used to take several hours and have evolved

  • The importance of defining "where we're going" as a company

  • Why the analogy of business as a game is effective when you're talking to employees

  • How Donnie handles doing the meeting across multiple branches

  • What he covers at the meetings

  • How to handle contentious questions

  • The ideal length and format

  • Use of the PCO Bookkeepers & M&A Specialists Pest Control Industry Cost Study

  • Why Donnie created a replica Vince Lombardi Trophy at Triangle to emphasize the concept of "going pro"

  • How to get started with hosting a state of the company meeting

A silver football trophy replica
Triangle Pest Control's replica Vince Lombardi Trophy

Resources mentioned:

Notable: "It does not matter what size you are, even if you only have three people in the company, I think you should be doing these meetings." —Donnie Shelton

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