The days between Christmas and New Year are a great time to take a bit of time out to decide what you want out of the next year.
2020 has shown us that upheavals happen. Expect the unexpected!
However, we can still move forward, with intention about what we want to achieve. Starting the year with intentions helps, goal setting and imagining what we’re wanting from the year.Of course, New Years Resolutions have the reputation for not being achieved.
However, think about your intentions, what you are wanting to achieve, accountability partners really help, if you’re wanting these things, how can you make them happen?
I’m a fan of the incredible writer and author , Steven Pressfield. Steven’s books , The War on Art and Turning Pro are simply essential reading for any entrepreneur, artist or writer. Anyone who is being creative, finds they are facing time when they are not getting done the things they should or are procrastinating and wants more, needs to read these two books. You can hear the audible version on YouTube – Turning Pro – Audiobook spoken by Steven Pressfield
In your role as an entrepreneur, you are a leader, you are forging new ground, facing things outside of your comfort zone. You are needing to experience learning experiences which might make you uncomfortable or cause you to procrastinate. You may be getting fearful of what may (or may not) happen. Here’s Simon Sinek speaking on the topic of “How to get people to follow you” Leadership is an important skill.
Take some time out during this quieter time. Ask yourself –
What are my intentions for 2021?
What do you want to achieve in the next 90days, 180 days, year, 3 years ?
How are you going to do this?
You’ve got this!
I’ve a suite of tools to help with goal setting, continuous improvement, systems and growth. If you’d like to have a chat email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com or ring on 0414 367 960
Professionals are highly skilled ,however, the business side ie the marketing, sales, delivering presentations, asking for the sale, the world of digital marketing & online tools to help business is where Professionals need assistance.
The Adrienne McLean.com Membership site is growing a community of Service Professionals who are needing assistance with business development, marketing, sales, digital marketing, mindset and the tools for running a business in the 21st century.
There is an annual conference, the Professional Services Marketing Conference, where specialists in various business development disciplines deliver quality presentations with information for Service Professionals. Whether you are a Business Owner, Business Development Manager , Marketing Manager or a Sales Manager, this conference is designed to take you along the business development journey through marketing, digital marketing, sales and mindset.