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September 27, 2011 at 8:15 am #975247Kosta_KondratenkoMember
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My personal 2 cents in no particular order:
#1: Absolute belief in yourself and your business
You will have dry spells, sometimes for a long time, you have to keep at it. Sure, you want to change direction, but because you decide, not because of fear.
#2: Non stop learning
There’s always so much to learn, especially with the new social web coming out, all this internet stuff as well as the old worn soft skills like selling.
#3: Build Relationships Based on Trust
Clients that you work need to know that not only can they trust you with big projects but that they can refer you to their friends in confidence. It’s also a lot easier to work with people you actually get along with.
#4: Learn online marketing
On top of sales, but especially all the internet things that go with it. Nowdays you can reach anyone online and make a real impact behind a computer. It’s fairly obvious now that a strong online strategy can give you a razor sharp edge, which is why it’s so crazy to me that 60% of businesses in Australia still don’t have a website. Online marketing is something that relates back to point 2 as there is always something to learn.
#5: Be at your peak
When you’re in business and interacting with clients all the time you need to be in a good place mentally, which is easy for us business people as most are doing what they want to be doing anyway.
And P.S. I know there are no secrets!September 27, 2011 at 9:01 am #1073192September 27, 2011 at 9:08 am #1073193September 27, 2011 at 2:39 pm #1073194B CooperMember
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Great list – I think a few of those points can be substituted depending on your personal view towards the matter – all except for number 1, that I agree is the most important.
BrentisSeptember 27, 2011 at 6:51 pm #1073195September 27, 2011 at 11:38 pm #1073196Dane PymbleMember
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Some great points there. I definitely agree with point 2 however we can often get caught up in information overload. I think it is important to be measured in our learning so that what we are learning can be practically applied to our businesses. I know I am one who in the past has suffered from buying every sales/marketing/self help program and thinking how great the material is but then watch it gather dust on my bookshelf!
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