Last night on a group call I was asked by the event host how I was able to create an event and fill a room when this was not something I did all the time for a living. I told her I felt it came down to three key things:
1. Set the date
Don’t let the vision . . . → Read More: Choosing to Grow
Have you decided that speaking will be a way to get in front of your potential clients, to build a stronger relationship, and to give great value to people in their lives and their business? If so the thought of finding a venue or event to speak at may feel overwhelming. No one is asking you to . . . → Read More: Get Speaking!
I’ve heard that this shopping season in Canada consumers have spent an average of $100 per family more than over the 2011 Christmas shopping season. Is your business one of the businesses that is benefiting from increased spending? If not then ask yourself what you have done to improve sales this year. In fact I want . . . → Read More: Have You Done Enough? Ideas to Increase Your Sales
Being unique is one of the key’s behind every successful person and business. You have to have something that is slightly different than your competitors or your customers have no reason to return to you.
Here are two stories I found recently on Alltop that SCREAMed unique.
A surprise every time with the Biblio-Mat – no other used . . . → Read More: Don’t Be Afraid to Try Something Different
Labour Day weekend represents another time during the year where a lot of change takes place. What is changing in your life right now? How is that affecting your business? What change have you invited or planned for? What change is happening because of an outside source?
Take inventory of the things that are changing in your . . . → Read More: Is Something Changing?
Last week at an association lunch I was asked what I thought was the most important thing to know in business. My answer was simple to come up with because I have given it so often.
You must be a life-long-learner!
I truly believe that to be moving forward in business you must be learning about business, about . . . → Read More: You Must Be a Life-Long-Learner! Here is Why
Are you turning off your clients, peers, and mentors by being the one that does all the talking? How much of the time are you being the listener? If you are really listening to others you will see an increase in your business. Everyone wants to feel like they are being heard. If you are controlling . . . → Read More: Is Your Talking Losing You Clients?
When you are networking or speaking it is your story that will start to create the connection you need to make the bonds of a great client relationship. What is your story? Your clients and potential clients want to know you a little (the real you). Don’t be afraid to share some information about who you . . . → Read More: What’s Your Story?
Today is the last day of school for my kids. Last night my oldest had his graduation from Grade 8. The entire class looked spectacular and it was a lovely event.
If you have kids, the summer can be a challenging time to run your business, especially if you are working from home. Here are a few . . . → Read More: Last Day of School – How to continue to work with your kids around
Guest Blogger Tim Green
How do you find new prospects for your services – through cold calling, leads, referrals or prospects who contact you? Each involves a numbers game. For example, 20 cold calls may bring you five appointments and ultimately one contract. Leads may yield better percentages, depending on their source.
Prospects that contact you are . . . → Read More: Guest Blogger Tim Green on Increasing Your Referrals