Interview: Maile Collmer, Referral Marketer

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Maile is a marketer who built a referral team that […] Maile believes that business is built one connection at a time. Maile is a marketer who built a referral team that helped her climb into the top 5% of realtors in Contra Costa County. Now, she helps others build their referral teams to take them to the top of their fields. She helps people become master networkers and generate referrals. As a referral marketing consultant who is a part of the.

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.  With jobs so difficult to get during this paradigm shift in the economy, communications folks from all generations, Silent to Y, are parachuting into the self-employment space.    As a result, like this young entrepreneur featured in PORTFOLIO , they might find themselves stunned. 

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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.). Language to generate referrals in various stages of client interaction New Clients, Project Launching. • “As we move forward, it’s common for me to request referrals from my client partners, since that is the source of most of my business. My partner Alan Weiss in The Odd Couple Marketing Seminar is just back from Bora Bora.

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.). Language to generate referrals in various stages of client interaction New Clients, Project Launching. • “As we move forward, it’s common for me to request referrals from my client partners, since that is the source of most of my business. My partner Alan Weiss in The Odd Couple Marketing Seminar is just back from Bora Bora.

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. A colleague of mine and professional speaker Bill Cates wrote the book "Unlimited Referrals."

Public Speaking Marketing Tips: 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 a commission/referral fee if someone calls up and says, "Joe, saw you speak and said we have to have you at our next convention. A colleague of mine and professional speaker Bill Cates wrote the book "Unlimited Referrals." Increase Your Referral Fees and Grow Your Speaking Business!

Where Do You Get Your Speaking Business?

Speaker Launcher

Are they coming through referrals? Most Recent Post Speaker Marketing Referrals sources for getting business where do you get your businessI have a very important question for you: Where do you get your speaking business? Are you hustling and booking everything directly? Or are you using speakers bureaus and social media? Every day there are more and more apps and platforms popping up that purport to help speakers get booked. […].

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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 If you’re a dog lover like we are, check out her photos of dogs, too. Gorgeous and adorable!

[Podcast] Building Business Models & Monetizing Events with Michelle Villalobos

Speaker Launcher

The Wealthy Speaker Podcast branding Building Business Models business model events Get Paid to Speak Jane Atkinson marketing Michelle Villalobos Monetizing Events Referrals Running Successful Events Speaker Marketing Wealthy Speaker UniversityIn this episode, learn all about building business models & monetizing events with Michelle Villalobos. Michelle didn’t just think about it, she used live events to scale her business beyond speaking.

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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!&# ). The thing is, most clients want to give you a great testimonial after a successful engagement. But you’ve heard of writer’s block, right?

Ask Your Future Into Existence

Speak and Deliver

Places to Speak Speaking Gigs Referrals Networking Booked to Speak"How do I get speaking gigs?" This is a primary question for speakers just getting themselves started in the business. It feels like an 800 lb gorilla. We go through so much preparation work to make sure we're a good speaker, that we have a great message, and that our website looks just so - and then we're left with nowhere to speak.

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You Like Me? You Really Like Me?

Speak and Deliver

Meeting Planner Smile Sheets Feedback Forms Toastmasters Self Esteem Referrals Feedback National Speakers Association Audience FeedbackDo You Have Sally Fieldesque Esteem Issues? Last week, I talked about Walking My Talk , and speaking to a group on short notice. I graded myself out at 8 out of 10. A respondent suggested that while it was great I thought I did so well, how well did the group feel I did?

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

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);} 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 RainToday.com, June 2007 By Vickie K. Sullivan To many professional service firms, referrals are precious. While referrals are great, they dont clinch the deal like they used to. Youre Not The Only Referral To start with, there are two kinds of referrals.

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. Small audience – content; large audience – a show. You have to want to be a better teacher. PowerPoint is used for training – not for speaking.

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Five ways writers can land clients

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Freelance writers can land new clients five ways: through referrals, from previous clients, through a well optimized website, by email, by mail or in person. Freelance Writing - Corporate Freelance Writing - General Marketing Your Services freelance writing marketing marketing writing services sales and marketing selling writing services

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 [.]. Marketing Your Services Search Engine Optimization Search engine optimization SEO writing for the web

Navigating Week of August 17th with Madame Clairevoyant

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

You need a referral from those in the psychic loop. Here it is another week. And here is how New York Magazine's Madame Clairevoyant is guiding us through the whatever. If you don't find the guidance helpful, remember it's free. You may do better with a paid service.

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A Life in Likes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That sixth degree of separation resulted in a referral. Unfortunately, the referral didn't result in an assignment.  The "experts" hammered us (that is, strivers) to like our way to success on social media. According to those supposed networking gurus, if we really really targeted our likes and supported them with well-thought-out comments we would land some useful contacts. But, of course, that would take time. So, like like like. 

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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. Maybe the caller thinks of a couple of ways he can offer something to John in exchange for John's referrals. Furthermore, that relationship becomes a living thing , and continues on whether or not John is able to make the referral this time. The caller basically does everything wrong, starting with forgetting a key factor in relationship-building: research.

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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. You bet, put plenty of energy in the actual delivery of your services so that there will be referrals. The experts usually put "inbound marketing" in the digital box.    But, in essence, inbound marketing is all about having customers and clients come to you. Versus your reaching out to them. And, of course, that's nothing new.

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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. Maybe the caller thinks of a couple of ways he can offer something to John in exchange for John's referrals. Furthermore, that relationship becomes a living thing , and continues on whether or not John is able to make the referral this time. The caller basically does everything wrong, starting with forgetting a key factor in relationship-building: research.

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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. You are networking with previous customers. However, what about all the people you know who are not customers?

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? Why wouldn’t you network with family members, friends, other writers, associates and other people you know, or join associations that represent your target sectors and go to events where you can network?

An Executive’s Guide to OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) Framework

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Scale customer referral program to attack 100 new sign-ups per month. Setting ambitious goals is easy. Reaching them is 10X harder. When that goal is divided across multiple people, the track to success can get even longer.

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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. In addition, I want those of you who have had no clients to start here too. That way, when you land new clients, you’ll be thinking about how to keep them coming back.

How Your Week Could Go - Madame Clairevoyant at New York Magazine

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Ask around for a referral. Knowing how your week could play out and how to make that happen or prevent it from happening gives you an edge. Destiny isn't pre-packaged. You determine it by your attitude and actions.    No wonder then Madame Clairvoyant's weekly column is popular at New York Magazine. Here it the new post. For this week, my mission as a Taurus, Madame Clairvoyant mandates, is to value myself enough to refuse mistreatment.

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Pay to Play: Rooftop Slushie, LinkedIn ProFinder, Upwork (and being paid not to work through Universal Basic Income)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The media outlet portrays the platform as really about "selling" job referrals for $20 to $50 each. The professional vets them, if appropriate makes a referral, and then makes a few bucks on the side. On its website , Rooftop Slushie describes itself as platform in which job searchers can anonymously ask questions about careers and seasoned professionals, who have been vetted, answer them.

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Celebrating Voices of Leadership with The Bright Side of Life

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Stand in your Leadership Role” coaching session with Sahar Kordahi “Lead and Speak with Balance” with speech performance and movement specialist Pam Whitman Support from the collaborative “Voices of Leadership” team Referrals to other speaking opportunities. Back on June 27 I spent a delightful and instructive day helping judge emerging speakers at Sahar Kordahi’s Bright Side of Life Voices of Leadership day.

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Madame Clairevoyant for Week of May 11, 2020 - Why Use of Psychics Is Surging

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's imperative to get a referral from someone who has using this kind of tool for a while.  Magical thinking hasn't worked. We huffed and we puffed and we couldn't blow COVID-19 away, as we were certain we could. Instead we are finding out it's going to hang around until a vaccine is developed. That means we could still catch the infection and die. It also means the hit to our ability to hold onto a job or operate our businesses profitably will go on.

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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.

Publishers - The Facebook Wednesday Massacre

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Pages should expect a decline in reach and referral traffic, especially if they rely on clicks directly to their posts rather than re-shares by their followers." For example, as Maya Kosoff reports in Vanity Fair , from January 2015 until November of that year, Huffington Post had a 60% plunge in Facebook referrals. "Facebook is also making a feed ranking change today that literally puts its primary value that 'Friends and family come first" into practice.

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. There is no magic to generating repeat business, referrals, and testimonials. Instead, ask for a referral and/or testimonial.

Next Door Email ListServ - Getting Back to The Old Neighborhood

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That everything ranges from genuine caring to a referral to an affordable lawyer. Next Door provides everything that ordinary folks used to get in The Old Neighborhood. Essentially Next Door is an email listserv. There is one for each geographical area, such as here in the North Commons part of Toledo, Ohio.    It was through snail mail that the North Commons Next Door folks introduced themselves to me. I had just moved here. Obviously, Next Door is well organized.

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Product-Led Growth (PLG): The Ultimate SaaS Business Growth Strategy To Pursue

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Through strategic product improvements and strong company-wide alignment, they managed to create truly remarkable products with in-built mechanisms for user acquisition, sales enablement, retention, and ultimately referral marketing. Product-led companies closely monitor and analyze the following set of SaaS metrics: AARRR metrics (also known as pirate metrics) — stand for Acquisition, Activation, Retention, Referral, and Revenue.

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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? Check out my referrals page for more information on how you can get some time with me, . The coaching program that I’m involved in this year has really got me working hard to value my time, and to recognize when I’m spending it poorly. Are you spending your time effectively?

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VetLex - Concrete Help for Veterans' Legal Woes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In addition to helping out with clients with the Veterans Administration, it aims to create a referral service that will offer veterans legal assistance with landlord-tenant disputes, employment issues, family law matters and advice for business start-ups." VetLex is an early holiday gift for Veterans. And it's a gift which can keep on giving for the brands of law firm Jones Day and trade association the American Bar Association.

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Focusing on the wrong things means sales – and customers – lost

SpeakerSue Says...

That’s how you get raving fans and awesome referrals. My male dog, BC, had a “hot spot” that I allowed him to lick (because really would you want to wear one of those collars of shame?). Don’t judge me. So this morning he and I went to the vet and he was cleaned, shaved, given a steroid shot and sent home with two prescriptions. And just now I received a text request to leave a google review based on my experience. No ask about the dog!

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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.

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). Determine the types of documents or articles you can write based on your experience.

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Online Dating - Implications post-Ingrid Lyne Massacre

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They might return to the old-fashioned approach of meeting a soulmate at church, through a referral from friends, or even at the water cooler in the workplace. Online dating is big business. And almost-must entertainment for the 54,250 singles in the U.S. According to Statistics Brain , about 49,250 of them have tried finding their soulmate or at least a diversion online. One of the major players is eHarmony.

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[Podcast] Reinventing Your Brand to Hit Next Level Revenue with Michael Hoffman

Speaker Launcher

While Michael has had an incredibly successful speaking business, 90 percent of which is repeat and referral business, he has never, as he says it, “busted through the ceiling.” Many of you may know Michael Hoffman. He’s a great friend and resource of The Speaker Launcher site, sharing with us his wealthy tips on How to Go Deeper with Clients and How to Let the Audience Speak for You.

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Lewis Animal Hospital, Toledo, OH - Delivering Old-Fashioned Neighborhood Caring to Animals and Their Pet Parents

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On Listserv Nextdoor , there are frequent requests for referrals to vets in the Toledo Metro area who are both good and are affordable. It's like a "store" in the old neighborhood. That's the ethos of Lewis Animal Hospital , Toledo, Ohio (5104 Lewis Avenue, Toledo, Ohio, 419-476-9106). There is that end-to-end caring which was part of doing business in downtown Jersey City, New Jersey, in the 1950s. We kids got a slice of cheese from the butcher.

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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. The overall economy may be improving. But glut is a fact of professional life in a growing number of career paths. Through my client assignments I bumped into a full-time opening for an architect with about seven years experience. My neighbor could have been a possible fit. But, no, I didn't pass that lead onto him.

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