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The 4 ingredients you need to understand to start getting more referrals
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The 4 ingredients you need to understand to start getting more referrals

Have you ever sat there and wondered how to get referrals? After all if you listen to your partners, supposedly all you have to do is ‘get yourself out there’. You wouldn’t be the first accountant, lawyer or consultant in practice who has wondered how they are going to win their own client work. And…

Asking for referrals: When not to do it (hint: many of us do this without realising)
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Asking for referrals: When not to do it (hint: many of us do this without realising)

Recently I have had some online conversations with people I’ve only just met. These conversations have gone very badly. All because of one small thing. They without knowing me at all asked me for a referral. Although to be fair, they probably didn’t realise they were doing this. Something which Ivan Misner calls premature solicitation….

The number 1 myth you need to stop believing if you are going to regularly generate referrals
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The number 1 myth you need to stop believing if you are going to regularly generate referrals

This post is taken from a transcript of one of my recent webinars on “how to win your first client…..and then your second and third”. You can listen to the section of the recording and view the slides here Heather Townsend (HT): A lot of people are being told to go out, network, you’ll win…

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6 essential questions to answer if you want a steady stream of referrals from your network

How to get referrals from your network Confidence is essential if you want to establish a good pipeline of work via referral from your network. But the question is how to get referrals from your network? However, you often only get the confidence when the work starts to come through by referral. It’s the age…

5 types of referral friction you need to overcome if you want to generate referrals from your firm’s existing clients
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5 types of referral friction you need to overcome if you want to generate referrals from your firm’s existing clients

In this article, I consider the knotty problem of how to open up the internal marketplace in your firm to build your own client portfolio. This is especially important if you are in a Big 4 or large law firm. Why is this important? The really successful professionals in a Big 4, Magic Circle or…

Are you making this mistake which is stopping your network from sending you referrals?
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Are you making this mistake which is stopping your network from sending you referrals?

Referral Generation Tip: It was an innocent enough situation, and one which could have easily spiralled out of control. It also was a situation which illustrated why so many of us fail with our referral generation. In this blog post I will explain all, but also give you some ideas on how to maximise the number…

7 annoyingly true reasons why you are not getting enough referrals from your network
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7 annoyingly true reasons why you are not getting enough referrals from your network

Referral generation tips: Or why you are not getting enough business from your network I’ve been spending a large proportion of my time recently helping lawyers create their business and personal case for partnership. As a result of doing this work, I have asked all of them, ‘how much is your referral network worth to…

Why valuable content helps you gain referrals
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Why valuable content helps you gain referrals

I was asked by Sonja Jefferson ofValuable Content to write a guest blog for them on the role of valuable content in gaining referrals for your business. I have reproduced the blog here: As part of the research for ‘The FT Guide To Business Networking’ I spent over thirty hours interviewing international networking experts such as Ivan Misner, as well…

The Go-To Expert
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The Go-To Expert

To progress your career in practice, you need to move from being a great technician into someone who can be relied upon to win good quality work. To do that, you will need to differentiate yourselves from your peers AND the more experienced members of your practice. Not an easy task! This course gives you…

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