Everybody talks a good talk when it comes to the value of relationships. But very few people actually invest in those relationships in ways that stand out and really matter.
My guest today is John Ruhlin, founder of The Ruhlin Group – a strategic appreciation and gift giving service that helps you create your own relationship action plan to consistently show your appreciation by giving gifts of appreciation.
You’re going to learn a lot about the practical steps it takes to give gifts that set you apart and deepen relationships, so do what you can to hear what John has to say on this episode.How Gifts Of #Appreciation Build Powerful #Relationships, with John @Ruhlin Click To Tweet
Today technology has simplified lives beyond belief, creating ample opportunities for budding businessmen to make it big in the industry. Gone are the days of old and obsolete techniques, from manufacturing to real estate, every sector has been revolutionized. There are industries and enterprise popping up everywhere thank to the developments and innovation in technology.
Good news for real estate agents! The shift of population and changing dynamics in the market has led to an increase in the demand for land. Armed with the high tech tools and technologies, property developers have now ventured out in the virtual platform to attract more customers. Read on for our picks of the top 10 tools and technologies that can boost the performance of real estate blogs online.
10 Tools for real estate blogs:
Do you remember the days when email was in its infancy? Do you remember the days when you spent more time checking your answering machine and fax machine than your inbox?
While this may have been a simpler time in some ways, things have changed over the years. In today’s world, email remains the number one form of professional communication. It’s common to have a love-hate relationship with your inbox. On the plus side, you enjoy the fact that you can communicate in a fast and efficient manner, all without having to jump on the phone or meet in person.
Conversely, there’s no denying the fact that “inbox overload” is a real thing. Some people become so overwhelmed that it negatively impacts the way they manage their inbox and how they follow-up on important conversations.
Fortunately, there are a variety of email tools that can help you get organized and stay organized. Here are several of the top tools that make email follow-up easier.
Read on for 5 Email Tools
Marketing is a game of making a connection, and the stronger the connection, the more likely the customer will buy the product marketed. Marketing varies on the target audience, categorized by age, location, and even consumer preferences. In today’s modern age, marketing campaigns do not last longer than a couple of months, if distributed effectively enough to reach its highest potential reach. The average length falls between 3-9 months.
With such a small period of time, marketing relies heavily on popular culture and its trends. A cultural trend is any type of activity that is participated in by society as a whole, and big trends recently have been: the Ice Bucket Challenge, the Mannequin Challenge, Pokemon GO, and spontaneous Flash Dances. There are many more, but all of them present businesses with a unique opportunity to capitalize on new revenue.
Especially when it comes to social media, where the demographic is mostly younger people, marketing campaigns must have relevance to current events and trends. The best marketing teams are opportunistic in regards to world events and social trends to optimize their product reach and sales potential. Of course marketing on every single trend alone will not earn customers, but rather drawing the connection between trends to your own product will.
We have made a list of possible ways for real estate agents, small businesses, and others can capitalize on social trends. Here are some recent trends and how a marketing team would have approached it to fit their business.
4 Marketing trends to try out:
Gone are the days when professional connections exist only to serve business or professional goals. When you take the time to build generous and genuine connections with others, whether they seem like an advantageous connection to have or not, you are opening the door to becoming an asset to them and their network of connections, on a number of levels. And when they see you as an asset, you become valued and top of mind.
Today’s episode features Michael Roderick, a guy who’s made it his business to study and apply the art of connection making and has a lot to share about the power and benefit of doing so. You’re going to learn some critical things for relational success from Michael on this episode.How To Become An Asset To Your Professional #Connections with @MichaelRoderick Click To Tweet
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on the Huffington Post and can be found here.
Meeting people in real life, face-to-face is important for building professional relationships, but I’d be willing to bet that most of us — whether introverted or extroverted — do not enjoy the awkward interactions that are common when meeting strangers face-to-face for the first time.
Networking events can feel like high school dances. Some packs of people who know each other stick together in cliques, never truly reaching out of their comfort zone. Others sit on the sidelines like wallflowers, waiting to go home to their pajamas and The Tonight Show. A scarce few may end up networking with someone they end up having a fruitful business relationship with, but most of us are lucky to leave with a few pleasant exchanges and business cards.
Networking online, however, provides a much greater chance of success. It allows for a more thoughtful approach.
10 Reasons to start networking online:
You sent an important email out a day ago, it may have been to a hiring manager about the job you’ve applied for, or maybe it’s to a client that’s waffling on signing the deal you sent over to them. No matter what the circumstances, waiting for a response can often be torture and most of the time can slow down your day or decisions you need to make. This is where the follow up email comes into play.
I know, they’re hard to write, they’re hard to send and they’re often easy to forget in the middle of a busy day. But when you finally remember that you needed a response, it may be too late and you’ll end up wishing you had sent that follow-up email after all.
Instead of dragging your feet on sending out that quick email, we’ve got a few tips to help make the process a little less painful and instead help you build the follow-up strategy right into your day-to-day tasks without even thinking (or stressing) about it!
4 Tips to writing a painless follow up email:
We’ve all been there, sitting at our desks, writing an email or a communications for work and wondering if we’re potentially using words that could keep people from opening our email or could also positively influence them as they read it. There’s a reason there’s plenty of articles out there that tackle this exact conundrum of determining the best words for generating a response from your contacts.
Since its birth in 1991, the world wide web grows everyday. The internet, as of January 2017, has over 4.78 billion registered web pages and over 3.48 billion users. The email realm is even greater: by the end of 2017, it is estimated that there will be 4.9 billion email accounts with over 206 billion sent daily. The sheer size and scope of content available is daunting to any blogger or marketer trying to build, but there are methods on how to capitalize on the audience size the internet provides: call to action words.
Call to Action words, CTAs, are not just verbs, but rather words that will provoke responses. CTAs can be placed in blog titles, email subjects, and advertisements links, and they increase the likelihood of grabbing attention from cold leads, or people who may not have heard of you, your website, company, or brand. MarketingExperiments, an Internet-based research lab that specializes in optimizing sales and marketing processes, has found that CTAs can increase clicks by upwards of 110%.
In the content world, language plays such a big role that it cannot be ignored, our customers must be convinced to respond. In the IoT – the internet of things – persuasion is the only way to appeal and gather popularity and recognition. In short, action words are the words that have more persuasive power than other vocabulary. After research and experimentation, we at Contactually found that these five action words and phrases are the most powerful in provoking responses and fostering genuine relationships in the wide world of Internet and email communications.