I was recently asked to write a feature article for “The Representor” which is published by ERA (Electronic Representatives Association)
Here is an excerpt with a link to the full article.
Doesn’t it seem as if email has been around forever? The use of email started in the early 1970s and is now a staple of business communication everywhere around the world.
Even though electronic communications such as texting, private messengers and social messaging have all come on the scene and are being used in day-to-day business communications, email still reigns supreme. This is due, in part, to the personal connection people have to the email processes that has been put in place to conduct daily business. People feel comfortable with emailing because it has stood the test of time (more than 40 years strong), and it is a proven way to manage and keep track of daily business conversations.
However, you need to be careful that your email address does not get blacklisted. If you have ever had this happen, you know how frustrating it can be.
In this video from Mike Rowe, he does a great job at “keeping it real”. In our culture we tend to over encourage each others and ourselves – right out of reality. Providing encouragement is ALWAYS a good thing, but we also need to be real with others.
The simple truth is, just because we are passionate about something doesn’t mean we are good at it. I agree with Mike when he says “Bring Your Passion With You”. That is a truer than true statement. No matter what we do in life, we need to be passionate in it. And if we can do that, we will enjoy what we do and other aspects of our lives so much better.
Spend a few moments watching this video from Mike Rowe.
People who say it cannot be done shouldn’t interrupt those who are doing it.
There are many reasons why a person might fail as a coach and we really don’t want to focus on the negative, but it is always a good idea to make sure we look at our business and actions realistically and make sure we are always trying to improve our situations and strive for every edge of success we can get.
Here are a few areas for us to look at to help you improve;
When you first start your journey on being a small business consultant, the question that arises is how do you build on it and make it grow? What marketing strategies and processes do you put in place? How do you do you position yourself as an expert – the “go to” professional? Here are a few ways for you to do all that, regardless of whether you are a business consultant or coach, advisor or mentor. These will help you grow and polish your business.
Driving traffic to your coaching or consulting website is very important to help position you as an expert in your field as well as to help you increase your pipeline.
Over the years, there has been a notable increase in the number of professional consultants and coaches leveraging the internet to establish credibility, increase traffic and leads. While this is a favorable change, it has increased competition hence if want to be noticed, you have to step up your game. After all, if your consulting website does not have any visitors, you will eventually end up with a rapidly dwindling pipeline of prospects. Here are a just a few awesome ways you can drive more prospects to your website:
Don’t be held hostage by time – you need to be in control.
Consultants are people who are paid to impart their knowledge, expertise and experiences to help organizations and individuals achieve their growth objectives. Numerous organizations hire consultants in addition to their full-time employees, mainly to gain a new perspective of the situation. As with other service based industries, consultants have to make the most effective use of their time in order to maintain profitability while still managing a balanced personal life. As a consultant or coach, here are 5 tips for time management you can use: