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Is this self-limiting belief handicapping you from building your own network of introducers?

From time to time I get a run of similar clients with similar problems. As it happens, now is one of those times. At the last count, I am working with 4 lawyers who are all involved in deal making, i.e. M&A, Private Equity, Financing. These lawyers are spread all over the globe, so this …

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The ultimate guide to meeting an introducer for the first time

You are meeting a potential introducer for the first time. This article looks at what to expect from this first meeting and how to make sure it goes well.  What you shouldn’t expect Given the pressure to win work, many of us go into this meeting thinking that we will walk away with work or …

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Do you regularly review the state of your relationships?

One of the best career development tips I can give you is to build and nurture your network from your first day in professional services. It is this network of people who you have worked with who will almost definitely be the first providers of clients for your portfolio. However, we can’t always choose who …

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How to make sure you get that first getting to know you meeting

How many times have you been introduced via email and then nothing happens? You (or the other person) may exchange an email, but then nada. So why is this, and how can you increase the priority of the two of you moving from email to a phone call or physical meeting. Here are my thoughts …

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5 ways to make it easier for you to pick up the phone and make that call – part 2

Yesterday, we started talking about how to make it easy for you to pick up the phone to stay in contact with your network. In this 2nd part of the blog post, we look at ways 3, 4 and 5 to make it easier for you to pick up the phone. 3. Have some standard script …

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5 ways to make it easier for you to pick up the phone and make that call – part 1

I was talking with a new client last week, and she explained to me that she wasn’t one of those people who found it easy just to pick up the phone and talk to people – particularly people she had not spoken to in a while. I know that one of the best ways to …

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How flickering lights will help you win more referrals

I have a local electrician in my network and he wins all his business via referral. In fact, his business is growing at a rate of knots and he has a steadily growing team of electricians working for him.  He makes it incredibly easy for his network to think of him and refer him to …

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Stop saying ‘fine’ if you want to develop a profitable relationship

I was reading a great blog post by Dinah Liversidge on ‘is being ‘fine’ costing you business’, which prompted me to think in more detail about how being ‘fine’ is hindering your from developing your personal brand and relationships further. Dinah, in her article, examines really well the reasons why we say it. In this …

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