“Just be yourself.” We hear this phrase all the time but in business especially, it’s easier said than done. It’s important to stand out, but you also don’t want to alienate clients or appear unprofessional. The truth is, being yourself in business (and your marketing) is a balancing act.
Facebook’s sudden news blackout last week no doubt gave pause to the many Australian businesses that use the platform as part of their marketing and communications strategies. The move has had wide-ranging impacts on businesses, and not just those in the media industry.
We were recently reminded about how easy it is for specialist professionals to be overlooked by prospective clients. We had met with an award-winning business with credentials up to their eyeballs, who enjoy preferred partner status for local government AND they have a raft of out-of-the-box innovative runs on the board… and yet, they found…
When it comes to Google business reviews or social media comments, sometimes people have a genuine concern or complaint, while others just behave like bullies. Either way, the key is to actively manage your social media and Google business reviews and take swift action when comments and reviews take a negative turn. Keeping a cool…
There is danger in making assumptions and it could be costing your business thousands. This is because it’s very likely your colleagues and clients don’t actually know what you think they should know about you.
We’ve been working with professionals for years and most of them don’t ‘sell’. They don’t like it or they won’t do it, especially now in these highly sensitive COVID times. If this sounds like you, it’s time to find peace with how you go about bringing in new business.
Now, more than ever, your clients and prospects are looking for real and genuine support. Simple and straightforward marketing communication creates meaningful connection with clients and prospects. Rather than overthinking your marketing, think about what’s most important for your clients and keep it real: reassuring, relevant and genuine!
Long before COVID-19 many businesses were already suffering a debilitating affliction that they were not even aware of. Called ‘client perceived indifference’, symptoms include clients experiencing a sense that their product or service provider doesn’t care much about them. And the cause? Poor client communication.
In this time of COVID-19 many clients have to get used to doing business with you differently. That means relying on telephone and online options rather than meeting with you face to face. The key is staying visible. And that starts with communicating often and in a meaningful way.
Your clients need you. They need your experience, advice and leadership. If you are unsure about how, or you don’t have time to communicate with your clients, ask for help.