Being in lockdown is not natural and especially for business owners. We are social beings and small business owners are used to getting out and networking.
The Professional Services Network is offering monthly, networking events online to connect business owners. Zoom calls can help where we can see, share screens and learn.
In our September meeting, the following topics were discussed:
- Small business loans
- Marketing a program
- Creating new programs
- Using Social media
- Employing Virtual Assistants – where to find a VA, how to get started with a VA, getting your processes in place so a va can do the work, training a va
- Events moving forward – hybrid events and how to handle the event
- COVID – brought the family together with no after school activities and dinner was together. Home schooling had it’s challenges.
These are all real issues, challenges and activities that business owners have to deal with and navigate for their business.
Looking for assistance and discussions are important. Coaches are there to educate, help implement and keep clients accountable.
Should help is required, Adrienne McLean at The Speakers Practice is there as a resource to assist. Email on email@example.com or ring on 0414 367 960.
Networking functions help Service Professionals to build their audience, grow their skills and connect with other businesses to build opportunities to refer.
Networking helps to raise your profile, make connections and have you talk about what you do. All the important parts that go together to build a reputation.
- meeting with people one-on-one,
- sending personalised emails
- attending networking functions
- building an online community
Things to think about:
🔆 Your brand and your reputation are very closely aligned. Nurture your reputation and build your brand.
🔆 Networking is one of the parts that go along the business development process and how important it is to keep in contact with your audience.
🔆 It takes anywhere from 5 to 15 touch points to make a sale so Service Professionals need to be keeping in touch with their audience. When you network face to face with someone or pick up the phone and have a constructive conversation, these are useful touch points in the process of building trust.
The focus of The Speakers Practice is to help Service Professionals with navigating the business development journey and building confidence with strong presentations and going out to promote themselves.
This is not always as easy as it seems.
Adrienne McLean is a BookYourselfSolid® Certified Coach, SpeakersTrainingCamp® Internationally Accredited Instructor and the Principle of The Speakers Practice. Offering marketing discovery audits, online training programs, Public Speaking for Professionals, Effective On-Camera Presenting workshop and much more.
Email on firstname.lastname@example.org or ring on 0414 367 960