These days the word, “Influence” is used so often it has taken on different meanings to different people. That’s fine. However, in order to ensure we’re facing the same direction let’s define it a specific way. In Influence & Insights Video #3, we’ll look first at the general definition, and then take it a big step deeper, exploring, “The ‘Essence’ of Influence” which is what the most successful influencers tap into.
You can have practically all the positive attributes of an ultra-successful person including talent, high character, ambition, kindness, creativity and much more. But, as we discover in Influence & Insights Video #2, titled, “The Importance of Mastering People Skills” unless you can influence others, your chances of attaining that stratospheric type of success is somewhat limited.
You’re now on a roll as you’ve already received several referrals via asking correctly; gently funneling down their world into small groups of people they can easily picture in their mind’s eye. But there’s no reason to stop now. And in Endless Referrals Action Tip #22 we’ll explore some additional frames you can utilize that can easily result in additional referrals.
In Endless Referrals Action Tip #21 you’ll discover the exact wording that will instead help your referral source to picture exactly the people you should be speaking with…and be able to tell you. Bonus: It’s VERY simple!
You’ve created the perfect context to receive lots of high-quality referrals. Now you need to apply the third part of the referral-asking process, which is to ask. However…you need to ask *correctly* otherwise you’ll hear the all-too-common response, “I can’t think of anybody right now but, when I do, I’ll let you know.”
The next part of our three-part referral process is to provide your referral source with what I call the “How to Know” statement. This will help your referral source to understand the type of person who is your ideal prospective customer or client; one to whom you’d like to be referred. In Endless Referrals Action Tip #19 we’ll walk through…
Now it’s look at the last half of the Referral Bridge and discover the magic in the last part of this powerfully-effective phrase. In Endless Referrals Action Tip #18 you’ll see how words can truly paint a picture, and how the right words can truly communicate a sense of confidence in you…
As you build your network of know, like, and trust relationships you’ll find that you’re creating a powerful eco-system filled with people who can benefit one another in a number of ways. Let’s explore just one aspect of this in Endless Referrals Action Tip #13.
Is it really possible to utilize social media as way to build know, like, and trust relationships? Absolutely. And, as you’ll see in Endless Referrals Action Tip #11 the principles of doing so are actually very much the same online as they are off.
In Endless Referrals Action Tip #9 let’s continue that conversation and look at the results you can expect to see. Please note: if you’re concerned that this handwritten notecard is supposed to replace the other media you are now used to utilizing…