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Of Course I have a Referral and Follow Up System!

Date February 9, 2009

A referral and follow up system…  You may be asking yourself what do I need that for?  I was reminded about a pretty well know fact after reading yesterdays post on Duct Tape Marketing by John Jantsch titled My Most Excellently Flawed Referral Survey.  The survey questions had to do with the percentage of your […]

Create a Strong WHY to Achieve Your Goals

Date February 8, 2009

I last talked about how creating a strong WHY is an important step in your follow up and sales success.  The why is a fantastic motivator to push you to make one more call, mail one more thank you card, or follow up with one more prospect. Last week the importance of a powerful why […]

John Assaraf on the Power of Why

Date January 29, 2009

This week I had the great opportunity to meet will John Assaraf to discuss the Global Hug Tour, a great new cause inspired by Gail Goodwin from Inspire Me Today.  The purpose of the meeting was to discuss how John and his company One Coach might play a role in the tour. During our meeting […]

Zappos Pays Employees to Quit!

Date January 15, 2009

There was a great article in the current Inc. Magazine titled The Ultimate Business Tune-Up For Times Like These. The article listed 23 things you can do right now to energize your employees, wow your customers, and get your business back on track.  One of the ideas from a previous Inc. Start-Up Blog post was […]

LinkedIn: Great Follow Up Tool or Complete Waste of Time?

Date January 7, 2009

One simple question I ask every new contact at some point during our first meeting…  So are you on LinkedIn?  The answer to this question can be very surprising!  I have heard everything from “No, Yes, What is LinkedIn?, LinkedIn?  What a complete waste of time!, I think I am on LinkedIn, I get invites […]

Are you a Gary Vaynerchuk?

Date January 2, 2009

Have you ever met someone who is filled with passion and enthusiasm?  Passionate about their company, passionate about their job, passionate about their relationship,  or possibly passionate about their cause…  I mean real passion!  So much passion and enthusiasm you might think it’s too much!  This reminds me of one of the people I followed […]

Top 10 List of Books To Help Your Clients Kickoff a Fabulous 2009

Date December 29, 2008

So here we find ourselves past the holiday season.   We now have a great opportunity to make a positive impression on our top clients and referral sources!  Sending books to top clients and referral sources is one of the most memorable follow up strategies I use. It’s creative, different, and is just not done enough!  […]

Follow Up Strategies: Two Days Before Christmas

Date December 23, 2008

This morning I had a completely different post in mind.  I was going to write about sending books to your top clients and referral sources for the New Year.  In thinking about follow up this morning I decided to write about a simple and highly effective follow up strategy for the two days before Christmas. […]

Do You Still Need to Send Your Holiday Cards?

Date December 12, 2008

You still have time to get this important follow up strategy completed!  However at this point you are a bit limited on how you can get this done.  One way is to make a mad rush to the store and buy boxes of holiday cards only to spend today and most of the weekend writing […]

Holiday Follow Up: Greeting Cards, Postcards, and E-cards

Date December 11, 2008

Today you have many choices when it comes to holiday cards.  The choice of holiday greeting cards is enormous, and we cannot forget holiday letters, postcards, and e-cards.  As business owners and sales professionals what are the best practices?  In my opinion, holiday greeting cards should be your only choice! Holiday cards: You have many […]