As a startup entrapenuer the most important thing is making connections. You will make connections at conferences at seminars heck even in the ladies room at Walmart, hey we all have to go to the bathroom let’s connect! Could be a potential client get that exposure😘
The backbone of a service orientated business is you. You are your brand lets check you out. Reherse everything with a person who will give you the raw truth.
Start with your voice is it clear and confirming or harsh and demanding. Your appearance, you don’t have to look like the cover of a magazine however, in public the pajama look well let’s say I would not want you coaching me. Your passion, is your statement scripted sounding like everyone fits in the same box. Are you loud and jumpy saying how much you believe in what you are doing practically scaring the person from you. Finally your purpose, this is the defining moment when a potential client might just overlook the ketchup stain on your shirt if they believe you can get them results. It’s in this moment when the deals are made. Speak to them as if you are addressing yourself. Tell them the changes you have helped implement with other clients and how successful they are now. Do not waiver on your belief in yourself. Do not be overly pushy.
Always have your business cards on hand. Napkins get lost and well just are not professional. Thank them for their time and the universe will do the rest. I personally don’t call them. I let them decide if I am a right fit without pushing them You have done your part. If they connect everything was in perfect order. If they don’t you can reacess and know their will be other clients. Never give up!