Referral Week 2009: Can Your Referral Make the Difference?

Date March 4, 2009

Make a Referral Week 2009 is March 9-13, can your referral make a difference?  We are all hearing the negative talk about our economy!   Many businesses, sales people, and entrepreneurs are complaining and contributing to the negativity.  But what if you can make a difference?  What if you made one referral today?  Could you inspire others to do the same?  Can this effort have a profound impact on your business as well as those in your business network?  The creators of Make a Referral Week seem to think so!

The goal for Referral Week 2009 is to generate 1000 referred leads to 1000 deserving small businesses.  This seems pretty simple to me and I am hoping you will participate in this positive approach!  Here are some simple steps to help you create your referral:

Over the next few days think about the people in your business network.
Listen to the conversations with your customers. What are they looking for?  What do your clients need?
Simply match those customers and clients with someone in your businesses or referral network.
Visit the Make A Referral Week Counter Page and tell them who you referred!

For great referral strategies John Jantsh is hosting a live conference call on Tuesday March 10th featuring Bob Burg, author of the Go-Giver, Ivan Misner, founder of BNI and Bill Cates, author of Get More Referrals Now.  This should be a great call teaching the strategies of referrals.  Just check out Johns post Have Your Made Your Referral? to register for the call.

Will you participate?  Will you help one those people in your network and give them a referral?  Will your referral start a chain reaction of more referrals?  We all can make a difference in turning around this economy!  The question to ask yourself is are you willing to give one referral?

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5 Responses to “Referral Week 2009: Can Your Referral Make the Difference?”

  1. John Jantsch - Duct Tape Marketing said:

    Thanks for sharing this about our event – and great advice – “Over the next few days think about the people in your business network. Listen to the conversations with your customers. What are they looking for? What do your clients need? Simply match those customers and clients with someone in your businesses or referral network.”

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  4. Shelley Baur said:

    Wish I had know about this. I would have run tomorrow’s post sooner!
    Keep up the good work, Alan.

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