My son told me he hates my job
- Any words of wisdom for people on obtaining clients?
- I wake up everyday with pain in my stomach just of the thought of going to the office
- I’m terrified of getting fired for poor performance
“Life’s greatest tragedy is to be successful at the wrong assignment.” — Myles Munroe
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Episode – 03-4-16
In this episode, Dan answers a number of questions from the 48 Days Community regarding the challenges around obtaining clients. His thoughts?—it’s important to network and sell yourself, but do so in a tactful manner! Listen as shares words of wisdom for obtaining clients and his tips for maximizing value from the conferences you attend.
Time Stamped Show Notes:
- 01:00 – Today’s topic:
- Any Words of Wisdom for Obtaining Clients
- 01:10 – Preview of today’s topic and questions:
- How to maximize the benefit of going in to a conference?
- My son told me he hates my job
- I wake up every day with pain in my stomach just of the thought of going to the office
- I’m terrified of getting fired for poor performance
- 03:45 – Today’s Quote
- “Life’s greatest tragedy is to be successful at the wrong assignment.” — Myles Munroe
- 04:22 – Today’s resources
- A New Addition to Your Business Process
- How to Make Money on the Side When You Don’t Have a Product
- Mallard Creatives Providing Expanded Shownotes
- 06:47 – From Stephany – What has been the most powerful networking strategy for you?
- Request for contact information
- Check in with them
- 09:09 – From Harold Arnold
- 13:47 – Question from Suzanne: Any words of wisdom for obtaining clients?
- Go to where the (potential) clients hang-out!
- 15:20 – Short interview with Michael Stelzner
- 16:16 – The power of networking
- 18:43 – Networking Bingo Card
- 20:00 – Without a greenroom or speaker room so speakers can interact
- 22:48 – Networking Embassy
- 27:42 – 10 Tips to Maximizing Value from a Conference
- List 3 speakers you want to meet
- Attend with someone who is just as interested in learning as you are
- Craft your elevator speech
- Have 50 sharp business cards with your elevator speech printed on the back
- Get to meetings early and talk to attendees
- Take 12 pre-stamped postcards or cards to use as Thank Yous
- Create a list of notes and questions
- Make at least two introductions per day between attendees
- Identify five new people you want to stay in touch with
- Thank the speakers for giving valuable insights
- 30:02 – Question from Tristan – How can I begin to garner more exposure for my products?
- You have to know what is your unique message
- Put it out there and people can participate if they want to
- A virtual summit
- Get a unique domain
- 36:30 – Question/Warning from Russel – A year ago I decided to abandon my freelancing to take a full time job with a consulting firm on an island paradise. I started the job 6 months ago and have been lax on networking and I just found out I am redundant. Fortunately, I have a few contacts that I can take advantage of. If I had been more active, I could have had a much bigger network in place.
- 37:55 – Question from Kim –Shouldn’t I focus on building trust and attention first?
- You can’t build an audience before you have something of value to give them
- 1,000 True Fans
- 41:35 – Question from Madeleine –I started the year certain I was doing the right thing, now I’m ready to quit.
- Decide what you want your life to look like
- Start counting the days to make that happen
- 43:23 – Question from Lisa – I’m a nurse and my life is horribly unbalanced.
- Get the book – Essentialism: The Discipline Pursuit of Less
- Delegate and put boundaries
- 45:01 – Question from Ariel – I wake up every day with pain in my stomach just of the thought of going to the office. I’m terrified of getting fired for poor performance. Any advice?
- It sounds like it’s time to look for a new job
3 Key Points:
- Understand what your unique value prop is and put it out there!
- People are going to participate with your idea only if they want to—don’t obsess over controlling their interest, you can’t.
- Check in with your network early and often—always be ready to pick up the phone and chat.
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Harry’s Razor winners – David Efros and Chloe the dog
How to make money on the side even if you don’t have a product https://www.48days.com/side
Here are my 10 Tips to Getting MAXIMUM VALUE from a Conference
- List of 3 speakers you want to meet – Why?
- Attend with someone who is just as interested in learning as you are.
- Craft your Elevator Speech (1) Who you are (2) What you do (3) Why are you here?
- Have 50 sharp business cards – with your elevator speech printed on the back.
- Get to the meetings early and talk to other attendees.
- Take 12 pre-stamped postcards to use as Thank Yous to people you meet.
- Create a list of notes and questions as you listen.
- Make at least two introductions per day between attendees you’ve just met.
- Identify 5 new people you want to stay in touch with.
- Thank the speakers for sharing valuable insights.
- Show Notes provided by Mallard Creatives