Bring Them Flowers

There are a few things you must do to prepare for your first face-to-face meeting: Make a list of what you want to accomplish during the meeting; Anticipate potential concerns from the client; Check to ensure you are completely prepared; Listen more than you talk; Bring support staff with you; Use and respect the client’s […]

Who’s Your MVP?

The previous post dealt with making first contact with your prospective big fish and how to make a positive first impression. Today we’re going to cover feeling out the personality of your prospective big fish in order to match the right salesperson to the fish. You need to do this in two steps: Profile your […]

The Perfect Bait

Our last post covered how to learn about your big fish and prepare for your initial contact with them. This first contact is essential to your success so you will need to instill confidence in them. They need to know you can fulfill exactly what you are offering on time, at a good price, and […]

Untangle the Red Tape

In our last post we covered how to bring the big-company mindset into your business and your team. This will help you overcome the mental obstacles that will keep you from being successful. Now that you’ve learned how to overcome that, we’re going to discuss how to identify who your fish is. It is important […]

Become One With the Fish

The previous post started our series on catching big clients, or “fish”, which will sustain your business over the long run. Today we’re going to take that a step further by exploring how to turn your mind to think like a big fish company and how that can help you plan your approach and find […]

Are You on The Right Path?

There are a number of factors to take into consideration when prepping yourself and your company to approach the largest clients you may ever work with. Today we will begin with a brief look at the three paths every business faces and show you which one is the path to success. Then we’ll talk about […]

Are You Growing by 1%?

The Rule of 1% is simply defined as improving your customer service one percent at a time. Before you can do this, you must perfect your consistency or this growth will never be realized. One percent may seem small, but if you approach the vision for your company with baby steps, you have the potential […]

Another Secret Revealed

In the last post we outlined the first secret to building a solid customer service plan and how to establish your vision for your business. Today we will discuss the second secret in elevating your satisfied customers to raving fans. It is imperative that you know what your customers want. Familiarize yourself with who your […]

Positive Customer Service

Customer service is a hot topic and can make or break your business. Consumers have little patience for poor customer service and easily get tired of waiting in long lines, trying to get a live person on the line, going through an interrogation to return something, or trying to communicate through a language barrier. If […]

Put Them in a Trance

Today we will examine the 5 essential keys to a successful and reusable marketing campaign launch. Once you have these basics down, you will be able to use them over and over again. The 5 essential keys are: Define your Unique Selling Proposition (USP); Put an effective sales offer to work; Avoid the marketing pitfalls; […]