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Ask Your Future Into Existence

Speak and Deliver

Places to Speak Speaking Gigs Referrals Networking Booked to Speak"How do I get speaking gigs?" It feels like an 800 lb gorilla. Tell your boss.

Those Referrals: Pound of Flesh

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Some are having hard landings because they are newbies in the complex web of obligations involved in receiving and giving referrals for work. 

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Alan Weiss on Million Dollar Referrals

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

From Alan's new book, Million Dollar Referrals from McGraw-Hill, which will be released in mid-2011.).  

Use the “Testimonial Formula” to Get [Stronger] Testimonials from Your Clients

Succeed Speaking

Business Strategy Marketing Referrals Get Better Testimonials Get More Speaking Engagements Speaker Reviews Speaker TestimonialsWe all know how important testimonials are in building your speaking business — especially good testimonials (i.e. the ones that say more than “Bob is such a great guy!&# ). Here’s an example: 1.

Public Speaking : Referral Fees

Great Public Speaking

One way to encourage people to spread your name around is to offer them an incentive in the form of a referral fee. I offer up to 20 percent of my speaking fee as acommission/referral fee if someone calls up and says, "Joe saw you speak and said we have to have you at our next convention. I don't know why that is. Are you available."

Looking for referrals: One great way to ask

SpeakerSue Says...

A Realtor , dog lover and wonderful pet photographer friend, Mauri Way, has closed every email she has ever sent to me with this wonderful request for referral business: By the way, I am NEVER too busy for your referrals. Thank you for keeping me in mind! Brilliant or what? She’s given us permission to use it. (If

How to Get More Leads and Referrals Every Time You Speak

Pivotal Public Speaking

Public speaking is one of the best ways to generate leads and referrals, especially in today’s market. But that’s not how it is now.

Anatomy of landing a client on the Web

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

The rest are from referrals or my marketing.) About 70% of my new training and writing gigs come to me through my website. Recently, I wrote a business letter for a client in Russia who is trying to land distribution deal with an American company. Other writers have asked me how a client from Russian [.].

Referrals: What To Do Once Your Foot's In The Door

);} else {document.write( );}return true;}LoadMenus(); NAME E-MAIL ZIP CODE Resources Articles Events Online Tutorial FAQs Links Article: Referrals: What To Do Once Your Foots In The Door, June 2007 By Vickie K. Sullivan To many professional service firms, referrals are precious. " Thats still true with referrals.

If you don't want the relationship, don't ask for the favor

Speak Schmeak

In this blog post , John Greathouse describes a phone call from someone seeking referrals to contacts in John's field. They feel special.

Celebrating Voices of Leadership with The Bright Side of Life

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The five [.]. The five winning presenters were Dawn Christensen, Carolyn CJ Jones, Jim Niswonger, Sandra Patino, and Ryann Pryor-Foster.

Freelance Writer’s resolutions for the New Year

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

generate testimonials and referrals from previous clients. If you want to boost your freelance writing business in 2016 here are some resolutions you can make to help you boost your business: Create a business vision that defines who you want to be, who you want to work for and what you want to do (can do).

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Either way, you'll be expanding your understanding of women and speaking: Support your fellow women speakers? Bravo! Did you miss?

Ch 31: Networking Success (Everything You Wanted To Know About Freelance Writing)

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Asking for referrals is a form of networking. Allow me to re-introduce you to a concept with which you are probably familiar. If you are like most freelance writers, it’s one you probably ignore or use informally. The concept is called networking, which is a fancy word for talking to people about what you do.

Ch 30: Generating Repeat Business (Everything You Wanted To Know About Freelance Writing)

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

In this chapter, we look at generating repeat business, testimonials, and referrals. If you are thinking you need to generate business before you can generate repeat business, you are right. However, I want to start here for readers who have, or have had, some corporate clients.

A Conversation with Sanjay Nambiar

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

He shared effective networking and referral techniques. On Thursday May 5, members of the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable hosted a conference call with freelance speechwriter, author and publisher Sanjay Nambiar. Sanjay is a veteran speechwriter and award-winning children’s book author. We also discussed his publishing business.

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Is the elevator pitch dead?

Speak Schmeak

A discussion question was posted in one of my LinkedIn groups, and it sparked a lively thread. The question was, "Is the elevator pitch dead?"

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Trading Time for Coffee

Speaker Launcher

PS: Did you know that I have two ways of saying thank you for referrals? Are you spending your time effectively? See you soon Wealthy Speakers!

15 ways I use @evernote for public speaking & coaching speakers

The Eloquent Woman

It''s also a secret weapon in my coaching of speakers and public speaking workshops, as well as my own public speaking. It works! Genius!

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Ch 33: Cold Calling and Direct Mail (Everything You Wanted To Know About Freelance Writing)

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

But if you are currently working minimal billable hours, it is one of the most important marketing tasks you can schedule, beyond generating repeat business and referrals, networking, advertising and building (and optimizing) your website. Chapter 33: Cold Calling and Direct Mail: We are now entering the domain of cold calling.

Generate Repeat Writing Business

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

In this chapter, we look at generating repeat business, testimonials, and referrals. And one of the best ways of engaging in active marketing is to generate repeat business, referrals, and testimonials. Sometimes, I contact selected clients to ask for referrals. All of a sudden, I have a referral. You can be lazy, but….

Book 8 of 52 in 52: The Barefoot Executive by Carrie Wilkerson

Speak and Deliver

I first ran across her on Twitter in 2008, when it seemed my ''New Foot Smell'' would match well with ''The Barefoot Executive''. Evans last year.

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Shoot all 5 arrows in your marketing quiver

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Generate repeat business, testimonials, and referrals. [Excerpt from Everything You Wanted to Know about Freelance Writing -- [link]. This blog post applies primarily to freelance writers who want to conquer corporate writing markets. We have at least five arrows in the marketing quiver , including: 1. Advertise and promote.

Talk - Nothing Small about It in Networking

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This referral could hurt my own brand. Architects, just like journalists and lawyers, are struggling with a downsized market for their skills.

Tips from “The Positive Guy”

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

And finally…it is all about referrals. I hard Andre du Toit speak “ The Positive Guy ” this evening, and he left us with a few valuable tips about public speaking. Here they are. I hope they are useful! Some tips. It’s all about personal brand – you and not your company are the brand. You have to want to be a better teacher.

Is it a good fit?

Speak Schmeak

We don't want to go through the trouble of making that next referral. Download audio here. Luxury?" you say. Luxury to pass up a paycheck?

When the Audience Isn't the Most Important Factor

Speak and Deliver

Except, when it's not. Sacrilege Rich! We're pulling your coaching card and sending you to the penalty box! How could you say such a thing?

5 Ways to Add Humor to Your Presentations Without Being a Comedian - A Guest Post by Avish Parashar

Speak and Deliver

The result is that my audience response has improved and, more importantly to me, my referral rates have gone up. Victor Borge.

Famous Speech Friday: Nancy Hanks on the student she expelled

The Eloquent Woman

Sometimes the organization that helped you get your start asks you to come back and share wisdom in the form of a speech. She considered data.

If you don't want the relationship, don't ask for the favor

Speak Schmeak

In this blog post , John Greathouse describes a phone call from someone seeking referrals to contacts in John's field. They feel special.

Inbound Marketing - Have Your Mindset Beyond Digital

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The game, now called inbound marketing, used to be known simply as referrals and/or playing in traffic. Versus your reaching out to them.

Publishers - The Facebook Wednesday Massacre

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The News Feed will now show posts from friends higher up in the feed than posts from Pages like news outlets. Here is the article.

The Speakers Bureau Myth

Speak and Deliver

Even a referral reward may give them the extra incentive to get you your next event. Upcoming speakers like this myth. If only it were true.

Don't Wait for Your Perfect Audience: Speak Anyway!

Speak and Deliver

I'm not going to get any clients, referrals, or book/product sales there", they argue. Who is your perfect audience? Baloney. Speak Anyway!

Games (Crooked) Psychics Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The common-sense thing to do is to ask those in our networks for a referral. Even One of the best known had been Rose Marks. million.

VetLex - Concrete Help for Veterans' Legal Woes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

VetLex is an early holiday gift for Veterans. The two put together this unique kind of assistance for veterans. Thank you, Jones Day and the ABA.

3 A’s of Social Media Success for Sales Pros

SpeakerSue Says...

One quick way to develop trust is to have a referral. “It’s just a time sucker and it gives them an excuse to not be selling,” the Director of Sales told me. “Really. Does anyone actually get any business from telling people what they ate for breakfast.” ” Yes, sort of. Attitude. Approach. Action.

How to find ‘corporate’ freelance writing gigs

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

The five arrows in my marketing quiver include: Generate repeat business, testimonials, and referrals. You can sit back and hope your clients will tell others about you, or you can motivate positive word of mouth by asking your clients—by phone or email—for referrals and testimonials. v=uCt1I20Bdyc ). The answer is simple.

Online Dating - Implications post-Ingrid Lyne Massacre

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Online dating is big business. And almost-must entertainment for the 54,250 singles in the U.S. One of the major players is eHarmony.

Networking your way to freelance writing success

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Asking for referrals is a form of networking. You are networking with previous customers. But what about all the people you know who are not customers?