Have you missed an opportunity? Recently I did and big time to! I was busy preparing for a client meeting when the phone rang. I was on a tight schedule and pushing to get myself out the door so as not to be late. Just as I was about to leave the phone rang and I quickly picked it up to find a journalist on the other end of the phone wanting me to comment on a pertinent topic of the day. I was so pushed for time my reply simply was “I am sorry, I don’t feel comfortable commenting on this subject at this point in time”. End of conversation!
Uuugh! I still play this conversation out in my mind. This was a perfect opportunity for me to gain more exposure for my business, build credibility and build a relationship with the journalist.
What’s done is done, I can’t change what happened. From this there has been a truly big learning for me – keep your eye out for opportunity and have a plan for when it rises, you never know when it will happen.
Now I have a plan in place, I have created a plan of action should this situation arise again. I thought through what I could have done better, what I could have said and how I could have filled both obligations on the day.
I know this sounds really basic stuff, however, you would be surprised at how many times we can let opportunities slip through our fingers because we don’t have a plan, we don’t think things through logically and we don’t act! Having a strategic plan in place and most importantly putting some action to the plan can help to build on those opportunities.
For me now, I visualize the phone ringing and the journalist is on the other end giving me a second chance to prove my value.
Have you let an opportunity pass you by because you weren’t prepared for action?
Over the last few months I have run some free webinars, seminars, spoken at events and then there is the podcast channel. After any one of these events, etc I get phone calls & emails from listeners, viewers, participants asking for a little more information.
Most of the phone calls and emails start off a little awkwardly as they are to find out a little more information, a tip, trick or some techy stuff.
I really enjoy sharing information and helping other small to medium business owners. It is what I do!
I was driving along yesterday after a meeting and I had a brain wave hit me BIG TIME!!!!!!! What if I could offer regular subscribers to my podcasts, newsletters, webinars and participants of my seminars the ability to contact me for information, tricks, tips and techy stuff?
Now, like you a run a business so time is of the essence. So here is what I am proposing. Every Friday morning, my mobile and email is available to access me for a Favour For You Friday. During 10am - 11am every Friday I make myself available to answer any questions you may have on anything and everything around low to no cost marketing, social media, podcasts, video production, product creation - all the areas I specialize in. Now to make it fair, I will have to limit the calls to 10 minutes and emails responded to within 48 hours. This time is my Favour For You Friday.
These calls are obligation free. So....... how to take up my offer of Favour For You Friday, I hear you ask.
Mobile: 0400 862 793
Email: Claritycoaching@bigpond.com -Subject: Favour For You Friday
If you are a member of Secrets Exposed With Clarity - I am doubling your time, that's right your favour For You Friday has doubled to a 20 minute phone call!
You are probably thinking, this is too good to be true, what's the catch. Well, I am being a little selfish, you see the questions you ask me help me when I am putting together more free webinars and creating more products. I could send you to an on-line survey company, but that doesn't help you only me. I want both of us to gain from my offer. I get my information and so do you! Favour For You Friday's are running as of tomorrow right through to the end of November.
If the feedback from you is you want this service regularly then there is no reason it can't continue. I would love to hear your thoughts.