AmSpirit Rx (Show Interest)

It is less important as to how interesting you are and more important that you are interested in others.

Ask meaningful questions of others and give them a chance to talk about themselves.

Watch them shine as they tell you about the events or ideas important to them. If you do this, people will surely like you (even if they cannot exactly put a finger on why).

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AmSpirit Rx (Embrace Importance)

Research has shown that you are twice as likely to consider yourself successful if you embrace the importance of those around you and their positive impact on your life.

To this end, remember that every contact holds opportunity and every person has value. Find it and you will improve your own value in the process.

Carpenter, S. 2000.  “Effects Of Cultural Tightness and Collectivism On Self-Concept and Causal Attributions.”  Social Science 34: 38-56

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AmSpirit Rx (Back Track To Move Forward)

An effective way to meet great people is to determine who was originally responsible for introducing you to the great people you already know.  Come up with the names of 20 great contacts you have (exclude close relatives), and then work backwards to find the original facilitator of the connection.

For example, “I  met Jim from Mary … and I met Mary through Greg … Greg was introduced to me by Al, whom I met at my first job.”

In this example, Al is the facilitator of your connection to Jim through a series of intermediate steps. Run through this exercise for several people and a pattern will emerge … a handful of productive facilitators. Reconnect with these productive facilitators and meeting more great people is sure to follow.

AmSpirit Rx (Network With A Purpose)

If you are not entirely comfortable at events that are solely networking in nature, try to attend gatherings that have more of a purpose.

Activities such as educational or cultural seminars, interactive classes and workshops and even volunteering have the benefit of providing intellectual content as well as purposeful networking among those with similar interests.

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Make It Easy To Get Paid

When you set up a marketing campaign, you put a lot of effort and a decent amount of money into making it happen.  And the ultimate reason for doing all of that is so you can get paid.

 So doesn’t it make sense that you make it as easy as possible for your customers to order from you?

Give them the option of ordering online, by phone, fax, or mail 24 hours a day.  Also give them the option to pay with credit cards, with checks, or checks by phone.

 In addition, think of terms you can offer that will make it easier for them to make payment.  In other words, offer to let them pay in installments instead of in one lump sum.  Installments are easier for many people.  Plus they’ll increase your conversion.

 Make sure you take some time to think about this.  Don’t set up your payment process as a last minute thing.  Otherwise, all your effort could be for naught.

As I said, getting paid is the whole point of your marketing campaign.  So treat this aspect of the campaign with the respect it deserves.

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AmSpirit Rx (Urgent E-Mail Matters)

Do not rely on e-mail to be an urgent forum for discussion.  Rather, use e-mail as a peripheral tool for keeping in touch with friends, colleagues and clients.

If you need a reasonably quick response to a question or situation, you are best served by picking up the telephone.

And if someone e-mails you looking for an immediate response, and if you are unable to do so effectively (something requiring more than a simple “yes” or “no” response), you should indicate to the sender that you will respond later.  At least then they know you have received their message and will respond when time permits.

Why just be in the network when you can own the network?

Consider a franchise with AmSpirit Business Connections.

  • Highly Affordable, With A Great ROI … And,
  • Dovetails With Existing Business or Profession … And,
  • Enhances Your Professional Presence Within The Community

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