It’s that time of year again! Time for the annual company or neighborhood holiday party and all the other social events that come with the season. The truth is that these seasonal events are also a great place for networking. And even if you don’t look at them as a ‘networking event,’ you likely will be meeting new people and making an impression in the process. You may as well make the most of it!
The one “thank you” that feels the most sincere is the one that comes from you directly. When someone can hear you say “thank you” – just to them – it feels different. It feels personal. It feels authentic.
If you want to make an impact during this holiday season, consider calling someone or stop by someone’s office and deliver that “thank you” in person.
Why? The “thank you” that is delivered personally takes more effort (and we know it) than sending off an email,
Did you miss The Advisor Thought Leader Summit last week? I hosted the summit with Marie Swift of Impact Communications. The event turned out beyond our expectations! There was a full room, delighted attendees, gracious sponsors and an amazing lineup of speakers including a media personality and producer, multiple New York Times best-selling authors, TEDx speaker, and powerful marketing and video experts. Each attendee recorded their own thought leader video that they now can use online and in their communications.
I am not sure why some businesses and individuals think that fitting in is a good marketing strategy. It is safe sounding like everyone else. And frankly, being conservative in your financial strategy is completely different than taking on a safe marketing strategy. They are not the same.
When someone plays it safe in marketing they become a gray suit on a gray wall. No one can see you or much less remember you when they really need you.
Can you clearly describe your value? It’s something you should be able to do at any time. If you can’t do it at this time, we’re here to help. Describing your value should be direct, simple, and understandable to grab the attention of your prospects.
Here is our Messaging Your Value Formula that will help you truly stand out: