Archive for August, 2010

THE 7 MOST IMPORTANT THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SELF-PROMOTION

August 9, 2010

  1.   People do business with people they know, like and trust.

   2.   Make it easy for people to contact you – review your contact system – phone/mobile/email/website/ etc. systems, are you utilising their full potential?

   3.  Combine your interests with your networking.

    4.   Position yourself as the expert in what you do by learning as much as possible about you services as well as your competitors.

   5.   Strive for excellence in communication skills – listening, talking and writing.  Always act in a professional manner – even when others don’t.

 6.    Treat people the way you want to be treated. 

Don’t be afraid to ask for help, BEFORE you need it.

     7.  Always work win-win.

    Remember –   The window of opportunity is so clear that sometimes you miss it

7 KEYS TO DEVELOPING STRATEGIC ALLIANCES

August 9, 2010

 

          *   Select your partners carefully – make sure you attract  like-minded people with similar values

           *   Be clear on your desired outcome – be as specific as possible

           *   Never assume anything – clarify all the details

           *   Document key points asap after the initial discussions

           *   Set specific time lines and exit clauses or trial time frames.    This will ensure clean breaks if required

            *   Aim to work win-win always.  Brainstorm possible best &  worst case scenarios

            *   Remember to celebrate your success