Some of these ideas are suitable for online activity, while others work better locally:
- One person at a time – individually. I heard someone say “I like to do business with a person”
- Use their name – look in the eye – smile
- Show and feel a genuine interest in knowing about them
- Find out what is important to them
- Share something about yourself
- Find a way to introduce him/her to others – be a connector
- Look for something you have in common
- Notice something they need – something you can do for them
- Find future ways to connect – coffee, walk, lunch, movie, on-line or local event, Hangout conversation
- Share/recommend great resources – books, films, articles, software,
- Connect with them on social media – branch out to another platform and find them there.
- Share their pieces with your groups on social media – Help them go viral.
- Comment on their blog or newsletter when you have something to enhance. Otherwise, just say you enjoyed the content.
- Invite them along when you attend a function – share your community.
- Discover their strengths.
- Discover their challenges – this will take a long time because trust needs to be there first.
- Take it gradually in all of the above.
- How will you listen to your target client?
- How will you engage with them?
- How do you develop relationships in business?
- What will you do for your prospect group?
This Mindset Monday post is presented especially for solopreneurs
by LowellAnn Fuglsang, Business and Career Coach
In my workstyle-lifestyle coaching work I love helping solopreneurs find direction, stay motivated and build systems that both support and promote their business. One support that I like to emphasize for them is the Google experience. Two great places to begin are my Weekly Being Your Own CEO Success Circle and The Portable Business Coach (Now titled “Solopreneur Evaluation Tool” – a tool that will tell you where you need to put more time and energy)