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How to Improve Your Client Relationships by Becoming a Likeable Expert, with Michael Katz

My guest on this episode of Real Relationships is Michael Katz, the likeable expert. Join Michael and I as we discuss how to form real relationships by becoming a likeable expert in your field. Michael is a likeable expert on marketing and has written four books on the subject. He gives out some great ideas on how to gain clients by not just being an expert in your field but being a likeable expert. If you are interested in learning more about how to gain more clients by building and maintaining real relationships and becoming more likeable to clients listen to this discussion to hear how.   How to become a #LikeableExpert with @MichaelJKatz on this episode of Real Relationships #relationshipmarketing Click To Tweet What is a likeable expert? It’s hard to tell exactly who is an expert in their field in today’s ever so specialized world. Every profession seems to be full of experts, but just where are the likeable ones? Something that can set you apart from the rest of the experts in your field is to simply be likeable. Raising your likeability is an easy and practical way to gain more clients.  If you are looking to gain an edge over the competition in your specialty, then you will want to listen to this discussion to hear Michael’s sound advice on becoming a likeable expert. Relationship marketing is key to gaining clients When Michael began his small marketing firm in the early 2000’s he quickly realized that relationship marketing was the key to gaining clients. Over time he became systematic about developing and maintaining relationships. He has learned how to make connections and friends rather than transactions.This personal way of maintaining relationships has...

Setting Yourself Up for 2018

This episode of Real Relationships is formatted a bit differently than my previous ones. Rather than having a guest come on I’ve decided to help you set yourself up for success in the new year.  Since this is the last podcast of the year I’ve decided to discuss goals for the coming year and how to actually meet those goals. Listen in to this episode to get a few fantastic tips to help you make the most of 2018. Setting Yourself Up for 2018 on this episode of Real #Relationships Click To Tweet Don’t just stop at resolutions Each year we come up with New Year’s resolutions, and by the end of January, they are long forgotten. To follow through on your resolutions you need a strategic plan to make your resolutions happen. Without implementing strategies resolutions are just ideas. Strategic plans make resolutions happen. Listen to this episode to hear how you can come up with a strategic plan to make your resolutions become a reality. The struggle between important and urgent We all get caught up with the urgent tasks of the day. Responding to emails and text messages can take up much of our time. But while these tasks are urgent, are they really important? When you develop a strategic plan to deal with these tasks you can focus on important matters and accomplish your goals. Listen to this episode of Real Relationships to learn how to start focusing your time on important tasks and not waste your day with minutiae. Overcome the struggle between important and urgent with these great tips on this episode of Real #Relationships...

An Introvert’s Guide to Networking

Are you interested in discovering secrets to building a successful network in your business? It can be a real challenge for introverts to network, but finding the right people to work with is a key to success. Listen to my interview with Jay Papasan to find out how this introvert has built a network of hundreds and how his network helps his business thrive. One amazing piece of advice that Jay gives is that if you aren’t looking for people that are talented, then you become a prisoner to your business. Listen to this conversation to hear how Jay built and maintains a network of hundreds of people and what this means for his business.   Listen to this episode of Real Relationships to hear an introvert’s guide to #networking Click To Tweet How Jay grew with a real estate giant Jay Papasan is my guest on this episode of Real Relationships. He is the co-author of two books and is a real estate professional with Keller Williams. Jay worked as a publisher at Harpercollins in New York before beginning his career with KW as a writer in Austin when the real estate firm was still small. As KW has grown immensely over the past 17 years so has Jay. He went from Newsletter Writer #2 to VP at one of the largest real estate corporations in the world. Listen to this episode to hear how Jay has grown along with the real estate giant. Jay has always loved books and figured he would become a fiction writer, so becoming a bestselling author of a nonfiction book took him...

Creating Joy Through Working Relationships, with Shaa Wasmund

Relationships are arguably the most important aspect of any business but they are sadly misused. Even if a relationship is effective and profitable, you may be doing it wrong and thus hurting your future success. On today’s episode of Real Relationships I welcome Shaa Wasmund, she is a successful businesswoman and a master of relationships. We will dive deep into why going about your working relationships wrongly can be detrimental and how you can make sure you are getting the most out of them. Creating #Joy Through #Working #Relationships with Shaa Wasmund Click To Tweet Your working relationships can have a broader effect than you may realize When Shaa was writing an article for Cosmopolitan magazine she saw first hand how relationships, when used correctly, can have huge impacts on everyone in your circle. In a moment of excitement and unchecked ambition she went over the editor’s head and scheduled an interview with the current middleweight boxing champion without approval. Instead of bringing about painful consequences the situation left Shaa free of student debt and with new contacts. Make sure you listen to this episode to hear exactly what happened. If your working relationships don’t bring you joy then they are not right for your business Joy is a pivotal aspect of our lives. Without it even the most important tasks become unbearable. My guest Shaa Wasmund explains in this episode of Real Relationships why your business relationships must first bring you personal joy before they bring you profit. This episode with packed with Shaa’s helpful tips and tricks on how you can make sure you keep your life...

The Power Of Authentic Relationships In Business, With Patrick Ewers

Patrick Ewers of MindMaven.com specializes in relationships and the power they can have in your business. In this episode of Real Relationships, I dive deep with Patrick into the power of relationships in your business and life. Patrick explains how approaching someone with authenticity can open the doors to a relationship that lasts and benefits both members. If you are struggling to grow your network and or simply want advice on how to effectively benefit those in your circle, make sure you listen to this episode with Patrick Ewers. The Power of #authentic #Relationships in #business with Patrick Ewers Click To Tweet  Relationships are at the center of effective business As humans, we all have many of the same needs and desires. This common ground means having a genuine relationship with those in your circle and your business will connect you on a fundamental level, essentially boosting your business.  Patrick Ewers has seen the power of relationships and how they can bring about the seemingly impossible. That is why he has dedicated his professional life to teaching the art of the relationship. In this episode of Real Relationships Patrick gives insight into how relationships play a major role in his daily business. This is a must hear episode, make sure you listen in. Being reactive instead of proactive is the best way to kill your productivity It’s completely natural. We all react to our surroundings, events, or conversations. Yet not many of us are naturally proactive. If all we do is react we lose some of the best opportunities to make a difference, not only in our life and business...