Powerful Relationships Support Powerful Marketing 

Marketing is enhanced with collaboration. There are simply too many parts to do them all, while still serving clients well. Your business will do best when you can create powerful relationships to support you. It can enhance your wellbeing to be part of a supported team rather than an isolated solopreneur. It also allows you to make a deeper difference in the world as you free up time and energy to grow your business or to work in your highest state, while others hold the pieces you don’t care to.  

 Relationships are powerful when you: 

Clearly share your expectations, desires and outcomes. Take the time to communicate as needed. Indirect or unspoken ideas can undermine a potentially successful collaboration. Don’t worry about being abrupt or too direct. Others generally appreciate clear boundaries and knowing where you stand.  

Expect the best. When you assume there are amazing, talented people who are a perfect fit for you in the world, there are. When you worry that there is no one who can do it as well as you, there they are. Earlier hurts or disappointments already happened—don’t let them color your present day.  

Plan to spend money and time. Collaborative efforts generally pay off over time. Like all relationships, the time and resources you invest in them are what makes them blossom. Expect to pay well for talent and contribution, just as you expect to earn that for your work.  

Know that it’s a process. Start small and be willing to build on that little by little. It takes patience and repeated input to craft a successful, long-term relationship. Don’t look for quick wins, look for incremental forward movement. 

Put in the time with others and you’ll reap the rewards. Want to know more? Visit www.lindabasso.com.

The Next Evolution in Marketing and Sales

No matter what business you are in, what niche you serve, if you are marketing online or through email, you’re likely experiencing crappy open rates, increased opt-outs and declining conversion. These are clear signs that your would-be clients are demanding a change in the way you court and close your ideal clients.

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Leading the Way Is Good Marketing

You have the expertise and credibility, and know how to lead others when it comes to your business. But do you showcase that well for potential clients? Letting others see your leadership skills is good marketing because it positions you as an authority worth listening to.

Market yourself as a leader with these tips:

Take on leadership roles. Join committees, take a board position or volunteer to spearhead activities within networking or industry groups you are part of. These are quiet kinds of leadership pursuits that even introverts can do gracefully. These activities put you into visible leadership roles in others’ eyes. Once people see you in action, it’s easy for them to consider hiring you or referring you to others.

Take the time to share your knowledge. Be open to answering questions or giving advice to others even if they aren’t potential clients. This is a good way to give back and it’s a generous stance that invites good will to you. I once took several hours to talk with and send a detailed email response to a young college student who had questions about my industry. The next month, his coach hired me as her marketing person because she was so impressed with the information I had shared with him!

Publicize your leadership roles. Be sure to note on your website, speaker sheet and LinkedIn profile what leadership roles you take on. Do you provide advice to those younger than you? Note that you are a mentor. Have you won an award? Be sure it’s part of your profile. Be loud and proud about your leadership roles to be seen in a bigger light.

Take on leadership roles, share what you know and communicate what you do to market yourself as a leader and attract your ideal clients.

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Soar with the Eagles: How Branding and Community Lead to Entrepreneurial Success

Soar with the Eagles: How Branding and Community Lead to Entrepreneurial Success

“You will never see an eagle of distinction flying low with pigeons of mediocrity.”
― Onyi Anyado

When entrepreneurs commit to their big ideas, dreams and visions, they have a choice. They choose to take the leap, get support, gather resources, hang with other successful entrepreneurs and choose to be ALL IN, or they do not. Here are ways entrepreneurs who soar with the eagles stand out:
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Marketing Means Building Community

Marketing Means Building Community

Marketing is really about creating relationships. It’s not about creating ads, building your brand or even growing your list. People buy from others they resonate with. If someone is a name on your list, and they do not feel your desire to have a relationship or to really know them, they’ll move on to someone else. Why? Because we are people! And most people have the need to connect, to be seen and to be heard. If you’re not creating a relationship through your marketing, you’re missing your real opportunity: building community.

These tips can help create community through your marketing:

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Marketing and Sales: A Love Story

Are you in love with your business? How about your clients? Your team?

Most entrepreneurs are deeply creative beings who long to serve others. Business requires us to constantly expand in areas that we don’t always love, like “marketing,” “conversions,” and, the dreaded, “sales.”

The way I see it, business is a love relationship. Our clients give us the opportunity to earn a living by serving them. Of course we love them. We just aren’t always clear about how to reach them.

Good marketing means:

  • Knowing who your ideal client is and not allowing yourself to spend time with people you are not here to help
  • Listening to your clients’ needs so you know exactly what they are struggling with
  • Letting your potential clients know that you are committed to partnering with them to generously create solutions together

If your marketing is done well and you establish caring relationships with your ideal clients, the sales will literally close themselves.

Your job is to provide solutions to problems. In the sales process, you only get to the solution when you have earned somebody’s trust. To earn that trust you must do a little warmup; a little marketing.

When you focus on solving another person’s problem in a unique way, marketing and sales become a joyful dance you welcome each day in your business.

Here is a link to a webinar that may offer some additional insights to Sales with Ease.

Consider joining us at one of our upcoming mastermind events to gain tools to make your entrepreneurial journey a joyful one.

Our Limitless Women Leadership Conference will be held April 7-9, 2017, in Newport Beach, California.

Money, Marketing and Sales Retreat for Women will be held June 14-16, 2017 in La Jolla. Details are online at www.lauragisborne.com.

Marketing Influence Is an Inside Job 

If you are good at creating influence, your business will soar. If you aren’t, it cannot take flight. Successful marketing means building influence with four groups of people: potential clients, existing clients, vendors and referrers.

How can you build influence?

Listen well. In marketing, becoming influential comes from being influenced yourself. When you listen to what others need from you, your company or your products, you are in the best position to give it to them. When you listen to what works for others in your industry and keep up to date on industry trends, you are well poised to influence existing and potential clients to take actions that have good results. When you listen to what referrers or vendors need from you, you can take care of them in ways that reinforce them taking care of you.

Teach others. When you educate another person on your business topics, you create influence. The more effective you are at sharing and teaching, the more influence you’ll have with those who use your information to improve their businesses. Teach what you have passion for, be a thought leader, use your own experience or share good research. Bonus: teaching is a relational activity that can garner the feedback you need for good listening.

Be responsive. Refine your message, services, products or customer care—indeed your whole business—to orient yourself around what your customers care about and what they want. What’s the point of listening well if you don’t respond in a way that shows you heard? The more responsive you are in all aspects of your business—with potential clients, existing clients, vendors and referrers—the more you will be trusted, admired and hired. Now that’s effective influence!

Listen, teach and be responsive to build influence and watch your business soar.

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BIGGER visibility = BRIGHTER future

BIGGER visibility = BRIGHTER future

Last year was a success and you loved it. This year you’re hoping for some bigger visibility that will move your business even further. But how do you conjure up larger opportunities with ease?

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