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Customer Service Networking

Networking: The Rules! Mastering the Challenge and Gathering New Business

Do you run screaming from the room when someone mentions going to a networking event? Are you one of the many who have to work up the energy, get into the right mental space to attend a networking gathering?

The last three, five, or ten have not resulted in any new business for you. Are you thinking it is a waste of time?  Think again.

‘Connecting’ in business has a different context than in the social milieu of today. Connecting with people for business purposes means seeking new contacts through business associations, social networks and community contacts. Once you’ve made contact, find out what they are focused on, want, need. Done well, can mean big success. Read through to the end of this article; then assess what you have or have not been doing for networking with the little quiz at the end.

Most people have trouble getting into the swing of networking; but it is worth your while in almost any business to spend time stepping up to this plate, and up to the challenge – effectively.  Face-to-face meetings are still the best opportunity to gather new business, despite all the online access to people and other networks.

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Sales

Reselling and Retelling “The Art of Selling”

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“Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.”

– Andy Warhol

The most successful sales technique for the long-term survival of your business is simply caring about the people you meet. It is about building a relationship, and developing a rapport with the potential customer.

You create a team with each customer, and your team requires teamwork.

Know that absolutely every person you meet is either a potential customer or knows someone who is.

“Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman – not the attitude of the prospect.”

-W. Clement Stone

Good business is the art of asking the right question at the right time that conveys the right amount of interest in what the potential customers’ circumstances are. You then use that information to guide them, through additional questions, to the answer that is going to give you the sale or get you the contract.

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