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So how do you build a strong word of mouth referral base?
Better yet a referral base that keeps on giving?
You simply give back!
First of all, we know that it takes 5-12 touchpoints to make a sale.
Sending a Holiday card should be one of the touchpoints in your marketing arsenal.
This past year, Relationship Marketing Weekly has showcased incredible stories from professionals in all different kinds of industries.
By focusing on relationships, they have been successful in creating a strong, word of mouth referral base.
One thing is for sure, in every showcase, Holiday cards proved to be one of their most powerful touchpoints.
I understand that finding time to send Holiday cards can be difficult in today’s crazy, busy world.
No wonder why SendOutCards is the world’s premier Relationship Marketing touchpoint system.
Don’t miss out on this valuable touchpoint by putting off what you can do today to get ahead of the Holiday chaos!
If you’re not already using SendOutCards for your business then let me help you implement the benefits of this incredible relationship marketing tool for the Holidays, your customers will be impressed!
If you would like to try out the system, “click here” to send out a card on me.
If you are already a customer, I’m here to help in any way I can.
This is why I wanted to make you aware that SendOutCards has introduced some new packages that might better serve you during the Holidays, as well as throughout the New Year.
To find out more about the new Elite or Elite Plus packages, click here…
Happy Friday!!! Come #Network with us at Nashville Networking Business Luncheon the 2nd Friday every month at Jonathan’s Grille 1130-1pm!
Bring lots of business cards and come early n stay late! Full house every month n don’t forget your #smile!
I’m just loving these #Fall colors even though it’s not really in my color scheme, I’m trying to play around w them w some of my color schemes still around my face so it looks good 😊 so tell me if I did a good job! Lol
This is a #ChristopherBanks fall leaves pretty skirt, autum colors, but a few accents of #turquoise in it, so I added #JessicaSimpson #Stilettos to match that and kind of bring that out, then a #rust color #ColdwaterCreek tank/tunic w pretty #lace at the bottom, and then to tie in w my coloring added one of my most favorite #shrugs by Antthony Mark with Antthony Design Originals it has pretty black lace on the back! And then a pretty black bead necklace from #iman to top it off 😊
#NashvilleBlogger #FashionBlogger #OutfitIdeas #OutfitOfTheDay #StyleBlogger #StyleOfTheDay #FashionPrincess #BestSellingAuthor #MotivationalSpeaker #BusinessTrainer
Come network w us!!! 1130-1pm #JonathansGrille #Hendersonville 2nd Thursday every single month! #NNBL #nashville #NashvilleNetworking #NashvilleNetworkingBusinessLuncheon #NashvilleBlogger #motivationalspeaker #BusinessCoach #BestSellingAuthor
Today I chose #HappyFall colors!!!
#Twiggy gorgeous orange #cardigan #Slinky black sleeveless top #ChristopherBanks #olive green skirt I picked up on sale last week and #Fioni peach/orange #stilettos 😊
#FashionBlogger #fashionistas #OutfitOfTheDay
“This lady is totally genuine in her love for showing kindness, appreciation and gratitude to those around her. She has several businesses and is a great public speaker. Love her leadership and her heart. Gina Dane
Thank you so much Gina!
Early morning reading, and preparation for the day, it’s SO pretty outside!!! Loving sitting outside to work in this beautiful weather!
Today is one of my favorite #CalvinKlein dresses, of course cuz it has lots of purple and pink! Also have my purplish pink #velvet #stilettos by #JessicaSimpson my #sunnies are also Jessica’s 😁
Many have asked me about my favorite Laptop briefcase, it is also a purplish pink and by #RadioRoad I love it because it has wheels, several pockets and divisions to organize rather than just cram all in there.
And of course my pink #MichaelKors purse I love cuz it has LOTS of pockets and dividers and places to organize 🙂
Word of mouth advertising is the most powerful of advertising, and it’s FREE! And quite simply, the only way to earn word of mouth advertising is by making your clients/customers feel like a VIP.
I know you’re probably thinking, in order to make your customers feel like a VIP you have to spend;
a lot of money
a lot of time
But that is just not the case!
Steve Jadczak owns Light Up My Holiday. He’s been in the business of decorating homes for the holidays for 20yrs.
Steve says, “treating all my clients as VIP’s has grown my business with not only repeat customers but customers who recommend me to their friends.”
Steve’s secret weapon…creating a habit of showing kindness. This makes his customers/clients feel like VIPs. Turning business to business into friend to friend.
His secret weapon (which you will learn in the short video below) has generated more referral and word of mouth business than he has ever imagined possible.
This unique way of building relationships is Relationship Marketing at its very best. Clients actually turn into friends who actually care about you, and refer you business as you become closer to them on a personal level.
Learn the power of Steve’s secret weapon here…
“Be prepared to find blessings coming to you from situations and circumstances which may at first appear to be the opposite.
Learn to look for the blessing.”
I have been coaching, training, and speaking at events all over the world the last 15 years. Much moreso the last 6 years. It is amazing the many tragic events that have come thru my life, where I have thought, for a moment, “Why God, Why Me? Why not _____? You picked the wrong person, I am not this strong”…..
And through that, staying close to God, praying and questioning Him *many* times (I promise! I ask, fight, argue, cry, whine! lol All the above!)
Then He will bring something in front of me, someone who needs something, a speaking engagement not for money (sometimes yes, sometimes not), but for spiritual, where I *get the opportunity to* help and be of service to others……
But it is in those moments, not that it makes it all better….
It never does……but He shows me, how, *simply me* can help someone else, and make a difference for good in *their* life. People come to me after, they text me, they private message me, they call me, they hug me, they cry with me, they tell me how they got saved, or grew closer to God……And I realize……*My Why* and why He allowed it.
It don’t take the hurt and pain away, don’t make it perfect…..but it DOES make me feel better, makes me *see* the difference I am being able to make in my *dash* while I am here on this earth.
#IAmSoBlessed #IamGrateful #IamThankful #IAmHis #IAmMakingADfiference
This came up again recently in talking w a few people….so I thought I would *talk* about it here –
When I hear people say ‘treat it as a business not a hobby, if you treated it as a business you’d find time’
(granted I agree, to a point) — for me, I was not treating my business as a hobby, I have always treated my *business as a business*, I am very professional, honest, ethical, etc in my business….. and have always worked it consistently for almost 25 years being self employed (25 web & graphic design, branding & marketing, 15 years speaking, coaching and training, 15 years in my Networking Luncheons business, 15 years in my greeting cards and gifting business, etc), BUT I have had a job at times as well, also own a few non-profits, had a husband for a long time and homeschooled my kids, and I was not going to neglect my family *in order to build a business*…..I designed and started my businesses to ENHANCE my family.
Others have said even build it so you can spend more time w your family later, which makes sense “to a point” ….but also I’ve seen many “lose” their marriage and/or kids during that process (and I did make that mistake some when I was younger, and sometimes still do, I have always been a *work-a-holic* but I also absolutely LOVE what I do, so it is not like work), and as I have experienced a few years ago, what if your spouse or child is not *here* one day? so….. then what was it worth????? Make SURE you don’t *neglect* them to build now totally, and plan for later, cuz you might not have a later with them….
My number one focus is FAMILY
but still being consistent in business at the same time…..
You have to learn to schedule…..too much of anything, good or bad, can become a bad thing….so you need to schedule your job, your spiritual time, your personal time, your business time, your spouse time, your kids time, etc, if it is not scheduled, you probably won’t make time for it, and you must be flexible of course as well – and to a point you can work your business around your personal life too….
CONSISTENCY is the KEY, a little bit or a lot a bit, every day, every week, every year, with out giving up…..remember your WHY you started it in the first place, WHY you are doing it and what you want out of it or from it……that is one of the things that has helped me
By this we mean “keep it so simple”
What if you could get repeat business from customers 2, 3, 4, or even 8 years later?
Today’s show features Allen Throndson, of Lighthouse Enterprises out of Heber, UT. Allen has specialized in remodeling kitchens and bathrooms since 2006.
Basically 90 to 95 percent of Allen’s business is referral business, and It’s really not uncommon for him to get a call from somebody that he’s done a job for up to eight years later.
Allen says…”Showing gratitude toward your customers, and taking care of your customers, are the keys to growing your business.”
Find out how a “Keep it stupid simple” relationship strategy, and being a member of a professional networking group, has earned Allen a 95% word of mouth referral based business.
#business #remodeling #wordofmouth