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How to Get Better Results from Linkedin

3 Step Formula: How to Get Better Results From LinkedIn

August 13, 2018Posted by Bill Cates

If you’re like me, you’re always trying to figure out how to get better results from Linkedin. On one hand, you don’t want to look like a LinkedIn spammer. But on the other hand, you don’t want to be passive to the point of wondering why you have so many connections if nothing ever comes of them.

So, what’s the best way to approach prospects (and potential strategic alliances) on LinkedIn to maximize your chances of creating productive connections?

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Leaving Voicemails that Get Returned

9 Quick Tips for Leaving Voicemails That Get Returned

July 24, 2018Posted by Bill Cates

Voicemail purgatory! This is a real place, you know. This is where weak, unanswered voicemail messages go to die a lingering death. If you ever leave a voicemail for a prospect that goes unanswered, the harsh truth is that it’s probably because your voicemail wasn’t relevant and/or compelling enough to trigger a response.

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How to tell it's time to fire a client

The #1 Reason to Fire a Client

July 11, 2018Posted by Bill Cates

Did you hear that Twitter is purging millions of accounts every day? In Twitter’s case, it’s because they had millions of “fake” accounts. However, this concept got me thinking about the concept of purging in general, and how many of us (myself included) are guilty of holding onto clients long past when we should. So, how do you know when it’s time to fire a client?

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5 Things You Must Do To Prepare for a Referral Meeting

June 20, 2018Posted by Bill Cates

Athletes use a pre-game routine to reach peak performance during the game. Musicians use a pre-concert routine to be at their very best when the baton drops. What about you?

Check out Bill’s pre-appointment checklist with 5 things you must do to prepare for a meeting where you plan to ask for introductions.

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How to get prospects to actually read your LinkedIn messages and emails

5 (Easy!) Ways to Get Your Linkedin Messages and E-mails to Stand Out

June 7, 2018Posted by Bill Cates

We have all received emails and LinkedIn messages where it was obvious someone had just copied and pasted a generic note. If you want your electronic messages to be noticed, don’t make this same mistake! Click here for 5 easy tips to make your messages more relevant and personalized.

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5 Critical Components of a Relationship Marketing Plan

5 Critical Components of an Effective Relationship Marketing Plan

May 14, 2018Posted by Bill Cates

Most discussions about Relationship Marketing revolve around the concept of client satisfaction and client loyalty. And there’s certainly nothing wrong with that. But that’s just one of 5 critical components that should be part of your relationship marketing plan. Keep reading to discover which “missing links” may be holding you back.

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3 Power Phrases to Move Prospects to Take Action

3 Simple Phrases Proven to Drive Prospects to Take Action

April 25, 2018Posted by Bill Cates

Words matter.  Knowing exactly what you want to say in any given situation allows you to feel more confident and create the impact and influence you desire. If you’re looking for some fresh ways to keep the sales conversation moving, and convert more prospects into clients, then click to learn more.

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7 Strategies to Get More Right-Fit Clients from Social Events

April 10, 2018Posted by Bill Cates

Here are 5 reasons why you should strongly consider adding Social Event Marketing to your overall client-acquisition plan (and 7 strategies for making your efforts as productive as possible).

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9 Question Self-Assessment: Do You Communicate Your Value Effectively?

March 28, 2018Posted by Bill Cates

If you want to attract and win more right-fit clients, you must ensure that the information you are conveying to the world about your value is, in fact, what you intend to communicate. Here are 9 questions that will help you to both assess your value, and create an action checklist to focus your messaging.

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How to get introduced to perfect-fit clients

27-Second POWER SCRIPT for identifying “perfect-fit” clients

March 13, 2018Posted by Bill Cates

We can all agree that if a prospect is not a proper fit for your business, then you would be doing both the prospect and your business a disservice by taking them on as a client. So, how do you ensure that your clients and centers of influence are connecting you with the right people? In today’s article, I give you a quick & effective power script that will help you clarify who you serve best, and start getting more introductions to “perfect-fit” clients.

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