November 4, 2010 Neville Godwin

Simple, sane words in a time of confusion, to get you more business

I was chatting at a networking function on Wednesday and met someone who said his work colleagues would travel miles to listen to speaker Dan Sullivan. He seems to distil things down, which echoed how I was feeling about all the new media opportunities and business conduct in general.

At a time where you can’t move without someone telling you how they can help with your New Media Strategy blah blah, I think a lot of the time we’re just replacing common sense with modern delivery systems. With any area of business, or design for that matter, unless the foundations are good it doesn’t matter how you dress it, it still won’t work!

Anyway my colleague said the main bits of advise from this talk seemed to back up my thoughts so I thought I’d share them with you.

Five simple points to help you get more business.

  1. Show up on time
  2. Say please
  3. Say thank you
  4. Use your ears a lot more than your mouth
  5. Do what you say you’re going to do

To the point, simple but points often overlooked in the rush to embrace all the new networks, communities and tribes. Do a few things well rather than a lot poorly is my feeling!

Anyway does the list ring true for you?

What do you think?

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