Oct. 15: Increase Sales with a Business Blog

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The national and local trend is for sales to shift from product/service based to relationship based. More and more, the relationship you have with your client and the perception they have of you is what makes or breaks the sale. Not whether your product is better or your service is more efficient.

Blogs are a great way to release content allowing clients and potential clients to forge that faux-personal connection with you they’re looking for. Blogs can also be used to guide the perspective your clients have of you. So how can you increase sales with a business blog?

Stop down to Complete Media on October 15th, noon, to learn how. $10 for the general public, free for the Complete Media Circle.

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Relationships Don’t Happen By Accident

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While attending college, I had a professor tell me multiple times that relationships don’t happen by accident. Most of the time, I would nod my head to make it look like I was paying attention. After graduating and starting my job here at Complete Media, I can truly see this concept coming into play. I can now say that this professor was absolutely correct. Relationships are important in both your personal and professional life. Here are a few tips to help you build better relationships with those who surround you!

1. Be honest. Honesty is always the best policy! Make sure you are always being truthful with both professional and personal contacts.

2. Let someone know you are thinking of them. Has your friend or business contact recently been promoted? Is it their birthday? Send them a handwritten note to let them know you are thinking of them!

3. Make time. We all have hectic schedules, but make sure you make time for those who are important to you. Whether it is a personal or professional contact, that individual wants to be heard. By making time, you can ensure that their thoughts and ideas are being recognized.

4. Be yourself. You are the best person at being you—don’t try to be someone you’re not!

Relationships are the key to professional and personal success. Use these tips and you will be on the path to better relationships!

Complete Media Provides Solid Coverage for North Central Insurance

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North Central Insurance partnered with us to help update their over- all look/brand. We have developed new materials for them along with assisting them in redesigning and editing their website to better market to prospective clients.
Complete Media is driving traffic to North Central Insurance to provide them with a trackable return on investment.  We also assist with social posts to build relationships with prospects and clients.   As business continues to grow, we will continue to provide them with consultative ideas to provide strategic solutions for their business.
Joe Kolb, President
North Central Insurance
(605) 339-4000
www.northcentralins.com
info@northcentralins.com

A Lesson Learned : Respect People’s Time

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My mom once told me a story about a friend of hers who was always punctual for meetings, and how she taught her a valuable lesson. My mom went to meet her friend for coffee and was running a little late. This happened before the age of cell phones, so there was no way of informing her about her tardiness. When my mom arrived her friend was gone. She called to see if something had happened, and her friend said, “No, I just thought you had something better to do, so I left.” This story stuck with her long enough that she told it to me 20 years later to teach me a lesson; always respect other people’s time.

In any business it is ESSENTIAL to respect the time of your clients, other business professionals, and your associates. This consideration can have either a powerful positive or powerful negative impact on the perception of that person. Even if you work in an industry where it is customary to run late or to cancel meetings, you should always consider how the person on the other end is feeling about the canceled meeting. People enjoy working with others who appreciate their time, and will continue to work with those people because of the relationship that was established. Next time you go to cancel a meeting, consider how this will impact the other person’s time, and in the long run, how will it affect your business?