Last month I followed a post on Facebook that begged the question, 'When can your persistance in follow-up become an annoyance?'
It really must be done through the permission of a good relationship. There is a balance that must be adhered to along with respect.
A gentleman by the name of Robert Redmonds commented on the post and shared these words of wisdom: Respect with Perseverance.
I loved that comment and couldn't agree more.
Know when to continue and when to stop. Follow up with unexpected ways that are non intrusive. It doesn't always have to be a phone call. A simple greeting card that simply says, 'Hi, have a great day' is more effective than another email. When you see an article in a magazine or newspaper that relates to their business or their hobby, send it. Ask yourself, 'How can you make them laugh or smile?' Always ask them if you can continue to stay in touch.
Here are a couple more comments:
David - " I find that asking clients when would they like me to get back to them works well. Then you can persevere over a long time. They'll eventually need us :-) "
Roland - 'Peristency is the key! Right attitude is next. Good business relationship sustains."
How about you? How often do you stay in touch with a prospect? What do you do to not be a nuisance.
Please feel free to leave your comments below.
I must confess, when I first started in the Facebook world, I thought it was important to get as many 'likes' as I could. C'mon, you know what I mean...it makes you look good, right?
Yes, building your list is your #1 investment, however it is important to get the right people to 'like' you. What does that mean, 'the right people'? It is the people who are interested in your message and your services. So when you post, 'Hey, go 'like' my page so I can reach 100 people, it doesn't serve you nor does it serve your friends and network. Why should your meat eating, hunter cousin 'like' your vegetarian lifestyle page?
HERE IS A SIMPLE FIX TO ASK FOR MORE 'LIKES' THAT ARE TARGETED:
Instead, simply ask your friends or business network to share your page to the people they believe would be interested. Here is an example: 'Hey friends, I have a new recipe for the tastiest Kale Salad, can you share my page to people you know that may be interested. I would love to connect with other vegetarians. Much appreciated'. Added bonus: you have reached into their network of friends not just yours. They are helping you reach out to a targeted person without feeling obligated to click the 'like' button just because you are 'family'.
Fortunately, I hired a social media specialist to be part of my team in the beginning of my journey in marketing with social media. She got me back on the right track with targeted followers and 'likes'.
Social media done with specific protocols and strategies is a beautiful thing. I see too many business owners making simple mistakes that doesn't serve them well. I highly recommend that business owners invest in a virtual social media assistant as part of their team. It is worth every penny...and then some.
To your social media success,
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As the New Year approaches, did you accomplish what you set out to do? "
"Is your life any different from last year?"
Would you like to start your own business but fear leaving your career...continue reading.
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Passion is the main secret between people who spring out of bed in the morning ready to take on the day and those who just simply trudge through the responsibilities of life. My friend, Lora Colautti, once shared a powerful term with me - Passion Plan.
The Passion Plan is a step by step guide to discovering and developing your personal passion. Most people are not lucky enough to get to live their dreams and passion. Instead, they work a 40 hour a week job pay their bills and just get by. It doesn’t have to be that way. Many times discovering your passion is the best way to start a profitable business.
In order to find your passion you have to search deep inside your soul. Start by asking yourself questions such as “If I could do anything what would it be?” Or “If I could spend each day doing something, what would it be?” And "If money were no object, the bills were being paid, and my house was paid for, what would I be doing every day?"
Answering these questions is the first step to devising your own Passion Plan. Devising your own passion plan is the first step to finding personal and professional happiness. People who are happy do things better and with more confidence, which always equates to more success. More success breeds more happiness so it becomes a positive circle that your life is wrapped up in.
Start to find your passion and see how it can equate into profits for you. When you are doing something you love it never feels like you work a day in your life. The first step to becoming that kind of person is to identify your passion and put a plan into place to start making it a part of your everyday life. In the coming days, I'll be sharing an incredible offer with you that will help you discover your passion and your purpose. Stay tuned...there's more to come soon!
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