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New To Business? Want More Sales? Next Stafford One2Three Club 9th December!

THE STAFFORD ONE2THREE CLUB

Following the successful launch on Tuesday 18th November – Stafford College – The Riverside Restaurant we are looking forward to the second meeting of the Stafford One2Three Club on Tuesday 9th December!

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Stafford College – Tenderbanks Road End

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What Is The One2Three Club?

Building on the huge success of its Ready for Business programmeStaffordshire Chambers of Commerce has created a business support service for all new and young Staffordshire businesses called the One2Three Club.

Acting as a support hub for young businesses, this service will provide post-start support for businesses that are up to 3 years old with 3 employees or less, helping them in the early stages to ensure a prosperous future across the County.

The One2Three Club provides access to mentoring and invaluable workshops as well as offering advice, support and expertise.  The aim is to help you create a network for your business through regular networking opportunities with other businesses in a similar position.

Who Needs To Come

  • Are You A Graduate Of The Chamber’s Ready For Business Programme?
  • Are you currently being mentored by the Chamber’s Let’s Do Mentoring Programme?
  • Are you a start-up business?
  • Need help and support from other experienced business people who can help you grow your business?
  • Have you been less than three years in business?
  • Have you less than 3 employees?
  • Are you passionate about helping start-ups and new businesses?
  • Are start-ups an important part of your market and marketing plan?

If you answered YES to any of these questions then you need to be at the next One2Three Club meeting at Stafford College – The Riverside Restaurant on Tuesday 9th December – starting 7.00am

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What Is It You Are Going To See

Other great local businesses that you can create significant long-lasting relationships with!

Moderating the new @one2three_club launch yesterday :-) #brnuk #Stafford #startups

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A structured agenda that will help you get the most out of the meeting designed by the foremost expert in referral marketing & business networking in the region – Stuart Walton

A great spotlight from one of the local businesses like Jonathan Andrew that are members of the One2Three Club where you get to know more about them and what business they are looking for!

A top local expert like Philip Oakley speaking on a topic that is guaranteed to inspire you, help you and leave you with actions that you can do after the meeting to help grow and improve your business

The support of a fantastic team of business people willing to help you and others out.

The support of the best Chamber Of Commerce in the region!  The Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce!

Want to Know More?

For further information about the Ready for Business programme or the One2Three Club visit the organisation’s website at CLICK HERE

To find out how to become a member of the One2Three Club, contact Stuart Walton on 01785 244411 or email him at stuart@conspicuous-cbm.com

To remind everyone the second One2Three Club is Tuesday 9th December 7.00am -Stafford College – The Riverside Restaurant – Meeting fee cost £12.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK via Evenbrite

Look forward to meeting these great new startup and new businesses on the day of the launch of One2Three Club in Stafford. Please do let your fiends and colleagues know about the meeting on the 9th of December through all social media channels – Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Google+.

Please follow One2Three Club and the Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce on Twitter for news and updates aimed at small companies and new startups in Staffordshire – CLICK HERE & CLICK HERE

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If you know of any other great Staffordshire or West Midlands experts we can share with the world on any subject – then please let us know via LinkedIn.

If you want to discuss your referral marketing, social media, business networking needs & how to get the most out of them, then please do get in touch with us via LinkedIn. Feel free to connect with us LinkedIn, subscribe to our newsletter or our Superstars of Networking tips series via this website.

New in business then come along to the One2Three Club – a brilliant new networking concept aimed specifically at you – CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS

Read what our customers say about us on our Testimonials Page – CLICK HERE TO READ

Don’t forget the social media challenge for a great free prize from us – DO THE CHALLENGE

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Schools Want To Save Money? Get Your Energy Costs Audited!

Occasionally we like to share information on other topics from top local experts.

These great tips are thanks to Chris Wheeler, Director of top cost saving consultants Auditel based in Staffordshire.

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Chris Wheeler

Energy Costs Savings!

Today is no exception with excellent costs saving case study which Auditel have done with clients in the schools and educational sectors where savings of over 50% have been achieved on utilities and telecoms bills.

Read more about the case study here on Chris’s SLIDE-SHARE account:

 

If you want to talk to Chris on more top cost saving tips tips to help your businesses or schools save money on a whole range of items on an ongoing basis then please contact him via LinkedIn, email him at chris.wheeler@auditel.co.uk or call him on 01785 812250.  Subscribe to his SLIDE-SHARE or connect on LinkedIn to see more great case studies from him on how he has saved local businesses in Staffordshire and the West Midlands like you save money!

Watch out for more top tips on all sorts of subjects from local experts.

If you know of any other great Staffordshire or West Midlands experts we can share with the world on any subject – then please let us know via LinkedIn.

The Conspicuous CBM Call To Action

If you know of any other great Staffordshire or West Midlands experts we can share with the world on any subject – then please let us know via LinkedIn.

If you want to discuss your referral marketing, social media, business networking needs & how to get the most out of them, then please do get in touch with us via LinkedIn. Feel free to connect with us LinkedIn, subscribe to our newsletter or our Superstars of Networking tips series via this website.

New in business then come along to the One2Three Club – a brilliant new networking concept aimed specifically at you – CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS

Read what our customers say about us on our Testimonials Page – CLICK HERE TO READ

Don’t forget the social media challenge for a great free prize from us – DO THE CHALLENGE

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Want More IT Fun? Go To The Let’s Do Technology Family Day!

The Questions!

Feeling lost about technology?

Feeling left behind by more dynamic businesses on-line?

Want something fun to do on a Weekend?

If you answered yes to that then you need to go along to the Staffordshire Chamber’s Of Commerce – Let’s Do Technology “IT Family Fun Day” on Saturday 6th December between 11am to 4pm, at the Yarnfield Park Conference Centre near Stone, ST15 0NL.

The Flyer says “An Interactive fun technology day for the whole family.  Understanding technology for social and business uses – Come along and see what we have on offer!  Don’t just bring your business cards, bring your technology to use on the day (free super fast wifi available to use all day).”

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To find out more contact Leila Green from Staffordshire Chamber’s Of Commerce on 01782 213929 or email her at leila.green@staffordshirechambers.co.uk

The event is being held in conjunction with WiRE (Women in Rural Enterprise) – to find out more visit – www.wirechallenge.org and book via EVENTBRITE – HERE

Look forward to seeing people on the day learning about IT and Technology – let the whole word know you are going and promote it to your friends on twitter, Facebook, google+ and LinkedIn.

The Conspicuous CBM Call To Action

If you know of any other great events in Staffordshire or the WestMidlands which we should share with all our readers then please let us know via the comments or via LinkedIn.

If you want to discuss your referral marketing, social media, business networking needs & how to get the most out of them, then please do get in touch with us via LinkedIn. Feel free to connect with us LinkedIn, subscribe to our newsletter or our Superstars of Networking tips series via this website.

New in business then come along to the One2Three Club – a brilliant new networking concept aimed specifically at you – CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS

Read what our customers say about us on our Testimonials Page – CLICK HERE TO READ

Don’t forget the social media challenge for a great free prize from us – DO THE CHALLENGE

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New To Business? Want More Sales? Stafford One2Three Club Has Launched!

THE ONE2THREE CLUB

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Today at the Stafford College – The Riverside Restaurant the One2Three Club was launched to local businesses.

Building on the huge success of its Ready for Business programmeStaffordshire Chambers of Commerce has created a business support service for all new and young Staffordshire businesses called the One2Three Club.

Acting as a support hub for young businesses, this service will provide post-start support for businesses that are up to 3 years old with 3 employees or less, helping them in the early stages to ensure a prosperous future across the County.  The One2Three Club provides access to mentoring and invaluable workshops as well as offering advice, support and expertise.  The aim is to help you create a network for your business through regular networking opportunities with other businesses in a similar position.

Today’s Meeting

The meeting was chaired by Stuart Walton.  Opening remarks were made by Tim Jobson, President of Stafford Chamber of Commerce to bless the launch.

The meeting was attended by local businesses from around the borough, and the meeting followed a set agenda where each of them gave an elevator pitch promoting their business and specifying the referrals they are looking for.

The 60secs at #Stafford launch of @one2three_club at @staffordcollege today :-) #brnuk

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This was followed by a guest spotlight by Jonathan Andrew, from Baswich Business Consultancy on his business and how to tender for public sector contracts.

Listening to @baswichbiz talking tenders for schools opportunities for business at #Stafford @one2three_club #brnuk

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The educational slot was presented by Philip Oakley of Outserve Ltd on social media for small business which gave the audience a whistle stop tour of how social media can benefit start-ups and small businesses, and in the spirit of what we are trying to achieve with the One2Three Club everyone in the room went away with actions to do online on LinkedIn or Twitter.  The LinkedIn group discussion is HERE.

Listening to @philoakley from @outserveweb talking social media for #startups at @one2three_club in #Stafford #brnuk

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Both presentations will be available online on Slideshare, and were filmed by Paul Woodcock – look out for them on YouTube.

Feedback from the launch was excellent, and we are looking forward to welcoming the first members when the first group officially launches in 2015 which a full agenda of educational talks from local experts.

To remind everyone the second One2Three Club is taking place Tuesday 9th December 7.00am -Stafford College – The Riverside Restaurant – Meeting fee will cost £12.  Watch out for an Eventbrite booking link coming soon – CLICK HERE

Many thanks to Stafford College for hosting the first Club and helping us launch it today.

Look forward to meeting more great new startups and new businesses on the 9th December of One2Three Club in Stafford – also at Stafford College.  If anyone knows of a local Stafford based banker or accountant that should be at the One2Three Club meeting each month to introduce new business to the group or to help group members please let us know via the comments or LinkedIn.

Please do let your fiends and colleagues know about the second meeting on 9th December through all social media channels – Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Google+.

Please follow One2Three Club and the Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce on Twitter for news and updates aimed at small companies and new startups in Staffordshire – CLICK HERE & CLICK HERE

The Conspicuous CBM Call To Action

If you know of any other great events in Staffordshire or the WestMidlands which we should share with all our readers then please let us know via the comments or via LinkedIn.

If you want to discuss your referral marketing, social media, business networking needs & how to get the most out of them, then please do get in touch with us via LinkedIn. Feel free to connect with us LinkedIn, subscribe to our newsletter or our Superstars of Networking tips series via this website.

New in business then come along to the One2Three Club – a brilliant new networking concept aimed specifically at you – CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS

Read what our customers say about us on our Testimonials Page – CLICK HERE TO READ

Don’t forget the social media challenge for a great free prize from us – DO THE CHALLENGE

The Burton Business Club BIG Business Event

Want More Christmas Networking Fun? Go To Burton Business Club Holywood Party!

The next networking event put on by the Burton Business Club in Burton-upon-Trent is being held on Sunday 21st December 2014 at 7.00pm – Christmas party!

Come along to network, make business contacts and get to know other professionals living and working in Burton-upon-Trent and the A38 Corridor between Staffordshire & Derbyshire in an semi-formal networking environment with a very nice evening meal to boot.

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It’s The Burton Business Club Christmas Social – Sun 21st December – Hollywood Edition!

Limited Spaces – Early Bird Price £20 instead of £42

Its Hollywood Lights, Camera and Action at Branston Golf & Country Club, the venue for this years Burton Business Club Christmas Social on Sunday 21 December 7.00pm.

Spaces are limited and one a first come first served basis, so if you want to be one of the Thirty people at the event

The event is being facilitated by Branston Golf & Country Club Pavilion Building team, the venue for our November meeting and as the brochure says: “This is the most glamorous and magical Christmas Party in town. From the golden age of Fred and Ginger to the classics of 50’s West Side Story, 70’s disco and pop rock of the 80’s, through to modern day blockbusters. Enjoy the full red carpet treatment as our Hollywood Christmas Party whisks you away into the glitz and glamour of Hollywood throughout the ages.

Let’s party in style in the reception bar with fabulous pre-dinner entertainment. Enjoy delicious wine and sumptuous food,with our three course festive dinner. Pure entertainment with live spectacular show followed by DJ and dancing!”

And to get you in the Festive mood and your appetite for a bargain dancing, Burton Business Club have secured a brilliant deal in terms of ticket prices. Normally this evenings spectacular would cost you £42.00 per head, but we have a Very Special Offer of £20.00 per head, Early Bird only for the next week, so if you want that early Christmas bargain, Book Now (eventbrite fees are in addition to the above prices)

Since the November meeting already a number of tickets have been snapped up so Book Now before they are all gone!”

For more information and to confirm attendance please book via events@burtonbusinessclub.co.uk or use the EVENTBRITE LINK – BOOK HERE.

The address for the event is at the Branston Golf & Country Club, Burton Road, Branston, Staffordshire DE14 3DP

Let all your friends and business acquaintances know through the normal social media channels – Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.

Look forward to meeting local business ourselves on the night.

The Conspicuous CBM Call To Action

If you know of any other great events in Staffordshire or the WestMidlands which we should share with all our readers then please let us know via the comments or via LinkedIn.

If you want to discuss your referral marketing, social media, business networking needs & how to get the most out of them, then please do get in touch with us via LinkedIn. Feel free to connect with us LinkedIn, subscribe to our newsletter or our Superstars of Networking tips series via this website.

New in business then come along to the One2Three Club – a brilliant new networking concept aimed specifically at you – CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS

Read what our customers say about us on our Testimonials Page – CLICK HERE TO READ

Don’t forget the social media challenge for a great free prize from us – DO THE CHALLENGE

 

Breaking Down the LinkedIn Social Selling Funnel

Want More Sales? Do The LinkedIn Christmas Challenge!

Do The LinkedIn Christmas Challenge!

Your know by now that we are big fans of LinkedIn to help networking, engage in referral marketing, reputation building and one of the most useful social media platforms out there. Read what we said before on LinkedIn – HEREHEREHERE, HERE, HERE, HERE  and finally HERE.  As you can see – this is a very important tool for us & thanks to what Google Analytics tells us – bought us nearly 70% of the traffic to this blog last month!

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CCBM_Google_Activity_—_October 2014

So getting the most out of LinkedIn is something we take very seriously & any help you can receive such as the LinkedIn Challenge we would encourage you to take up very seriously.

This fantastic tip brought to us again thanks to our old friend Melonie Dodaro, a fantastic social media expert at TopDog Social Media that you can follow too on  Twitter.

Melonie Dodaro

Melonie Dodaro

This 21day challenge starting 1st December 2014 is brought to us by Sarah Santacroce, a swiss-based social media expert from simplicitysmallbiz.com, who has put together a team of worldwide experts like Melonie Dodaro to help her.

The December 2014 LinkedIn Challenge Question

The December 2014 LinkedIn Challenge Question

The above is the first question you see when you click this link – CLICK HERE

So Why You Should Join LinkedIn!

  • Because you have neglected it up till now, not giving it the credit it deserves
  • Because you’re not yet seeing those leads coming in
  • Because there’s so much more to LinkedIn than you would think, and this challenge will show you
  • Because it’s a fact that LinkedIn drives the most targeted traffic to your site
  • Because LinkedIn is a business platform, and you want more business, right?
  • Because it’s FUN !

What’s In It For You?

  • It’s FREE !
  • You receive a tip every day via e-mail, from me and other famous experts (see list below)
  • You can get support & answers to your questions via the ‘LinkedIn Challenge’ LinkedIn Group
  • You get access to other great LinkedIn resources
  • You learn how to use this powerful platform to get more leads for your business
  • You grow your network significantly during these 3 weeks
  • and much more…

Who is helping you with these TIPS?

Get Great Tips from these awesome Experts

  • Rick Itzkowich, ‘The LinkedIn Guy’
  • Neal Schaffer, ‘Maximize Your Social’
  • Des Walsh, LinkedIn Coach
  • Mike Allton,The Social Media Hat
  • Melonie Dodaro,’Canada’s #1 LinkedIn Expert’
  • Luca Isabella, ‘The LinkedIn Ronin’
  • Petra Fisher, ‘Top of Mind with LinkedIn’
  • Greg Cooper, Front of Mind Coaching
  • Daniel Jordi, ‘You deserve to Love Mondays’
  • Jo Saunders, Wildfire Social Marketing

So don’t delay sign up today to get your tips delivered to your in-box starting 1 December from Sarah & the experts – you won’t regret it!  CLICK HERE NOW

The LinkedIn Challenge at www.bit.ly/linkedinchallenge

The LinkedIn Challenge at www.bit.ly/linkedinchallenge

Do you have any other great tip lists that you are know about for using LinkedIn or another social media platform? Hit the comments below to let us know or let us know via LinkedIn!

The Conspicuous CBM Call To Action

If you know of any other great experts from Staffordshire, the WestMidlands or beyond whose ideas we should share with all our readers then please let us know via the comments or via LinkedIn.

If you want to discuss your referral marketing, social media, business networking needs & how to get the most out of them, then please do get in touch with us via LinkedIn. Feel free to connect with us LinkedIn, subscribe to our newsletter or our Superstars of Networking tips series via this website.

New in business then come along to the One2Three Club – a brilliant new networking concept aimed specifically at you – CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS

Read what our customers say about us on our Testimonials Page – CLICK HERE TO READ

Don’t forget the social media challenge for a great free prize from us – DO THE CHALLENGE

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Want To Get Better At Data Analysis? Plot Your Excel Data On A Map!

Occasionally we like to share information on other topics from top local experts.

These great tips are thanks to Tony Walton, Director of top Data Analysis and Performance Monitoring company Excelsier based here in Staffordshire.

The Top Tip

Today’s top post is from his “Excel Tips for Digital Analysis” series which he is publishing on LinkedIn.  This one is entitled – “Plotting Your Excel Data on a Map”

Please read and enjoy what Tony has to say on the subject.

Data Analysis using Bing Maps

If you don’t have Excel 2013 then this post probably won’t really be of much interest. Excel is a fantastic tool to analyse your data, creating visual reporting with graphs and trackers.

One way your typical digital analyst can now provide more visual information is by showing results plotted on maps. Excel 2013 allows you to incorporate Bing Maps into your reports. It’s very easy to set up and use, with automatic updates when your data changes. You can choose to plot using pie charts or plotting circles, customising your colours. Just click on the dots to reveal more data.

If you want to give an extra dimension to your reporting, then why not try out Bing Maps with Excel 2013.

Plotting Your Excel Data on a Map

Data Analysis using Bing Maps

If you want to talk to Tony on more top excel (or seeing if he can weave his magic with these tips on “Google Sheets” or “Apple Numbers”, data analysis, social media management and business tips then feel free to contact him via LinkedIn, email him at tonywalton@excelsier.co.uk or follow him on his online channels – WEBSITE / LinkedIn / Twitter / YouTube

Watch out for more top tips from Tony on Excel and other data management subjects on LinkedIn and on his WEBSITE + watch out for tips on all sorts of subjects from local experts.

The Conspicuous CBM Call To Action

If you know of any other great experts from Staffordshire, the WestMidlands or beyond whose ideas we should share with all our readers then please let us know via the comments or via LinkedIn.

If you want to discuss your referral marketing, social media, business networking needs & how to get the most out of them, then please do get in touch with us via LinkedIn. Feel free to connect with us LinkedIn, subscribe to our newsletter or our Superstars of Networking tips series via this website.

New in business then come along to the One2Three Club – a brilliant new networking concept aimed specifically at you – CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS

Read what our customers say about us on our Testimonials Page – CLICK HERE TO READ

Don’t forget the social media challenge for a great free prize from us – DO THE CHALLENGE

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Want More Business? Finish Off Your Mentoring In Style!

The Sad News!

Very sad for us here today – we have finished our Staffordshire Chambers Of Commerce’s Let’s Do Mentoring, delivered by Stuart Walton with Paul Woodcock, Director of top local accountants PJW Accounting based in Rugeley.

We have enjoyed mentoring Paul very much – his journey into all forms of social media has been a joy to behold, and we have loved referring him onto our other Mentees, colleagues and family as from his tax tips  (click on the “Tax Category” on this website for all of them) we know he the best at saving you money we know.  Plus his attitude, his commitment & discipline, and his friendly & approachable persona really does show that Character Does Equal Competence.

That’s it for @pjwaccounting in #Rugeley – no more @letsdomentoring for him – but #mentoring still rocks :-) #brnuk

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We know that Paul has benefited hugely from the Let’s Do Mentoring scheme and how it has helped him grow and develop his business in a short time.  In turn we have benefited as a mentoring scheme from the the referrals he has given us, for people he has recommended to be mentored.  The true essence of a win-win relationships.

We look forward to continuing to share his top tax tips with our readers and followers, and working with Paul on a number of exciting projects such as the One2Three Club in South Staffordshire.

If you want to talk to Paul on more top tax tips to help your business save real money or subscribe to his newsletter – then please do contact him today via LinkedIn, email him at paul@pjwaccounting.co.uk or call him on 01889 586431.  If you like this tip then do share it across Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ – thanks.

If you want to read about the success of the Let’s Do Mentoring programme then read all about it HERE or HERE.  If you want to grow your business and turbo-charge your sales then get a Mentor today!  If you or if you know of any great Staffordshire / West Midlands businesses that could benefit from Mentoring – then please let us know via LinkedIn.

The Conspicuous CBM Call To Action

If you know of any other great experts from Staffordshire, the WestMidlands or beyond whose ideas we should share with all our readers then please let us know via the comments or via LinkedIn.

If you want to discuss your referral marketing, social media, business networking needs & how to get the most out of them, then please do get in touch with us via LinkedIn. Feel free to connect with us LinkedIn, subscribe to our newsletter or our Superstars of Networking tips series via this website.

New in business then come along to the One2Three Club – a brilliant new networking concept aimed specifically at you – CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS

Read what our customers say about us on our Testimonials Page – CLICK HERE TO READ

Don’t forget the social media challenge for a great free prize from us – DO THE CHALLENGE

Breaking Down the LinkedIn Social Selling Funnel

Want More Sales? Behave Yourself On LinkedIn!

Behave Yourself On LinkedIn!

We like to share information on topics from top local experts especially on social media: one of the 4 pillars of low cost marketing we recommend for all new and small businesses that really amplifies your reach and presence in order to grow and enrich your network with your thoughts, ideas and opinions with the aim of having more sales.

Your know by now that we are big fans of LinkedIn to help networking, engage in referal marketing, reputation building and one of the most useful social media platforms out there. Read what we said before on LinkedIn – HEREHEREHERE, HERE, HERE  and finally HERE.  As you can see – this is a very important tool for us & thanks to what Google Analytics tells us – bought us nearly 70% of the traffic to this blog last month!

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CCBM_Google_Activity_—_October 2014

So behaving nicely on LinkedIn is something we take very seriously & any help you can receive such as a “LinkedIn Etiquette Checklist” should be studied and acted upon immediately to get better results from this fantastic tool.

This fantastic tip brought to us thanks to our old friend Melonie Dodaro, a fantastic social media expert at TopDog Social Media that you can follow too on  Twitter.

Melonie Dodaro

Melonie Dodaro

This guide was sent to all her email news subscribers – a fantastic touch from here (to subscribe to the email newsletter – CLICK HERE)

What Are Melonie’s LinkedIn Do’s?

  1. Personalize connection requests.  Tell them your reason for connecting.
  2. Have a profile picture so people can see whom they are connecting with.
  3. Personalize your recommendation requests and offer to reciprocate (if appropriate).
  4. Keep it professional and only share information relevant to business.
  5. Turn off notifications when updating your profile.
  6. Send a nice welcome message that provides value.
  7. Regularly nurture relationships.  Building relationships is not a numbers game!
  8. Make your contact list open to your connections.
  9. Offer to introduce your connections to others in your network.
  10. Respond promptly to messages (1-2 days).

To read the full list of Don’ts click on the link below to access the full graphic:

LinkedIn_Etiquette_Checklist

We hope you’ve enjoyed these LinkedIn etiquette tips – both Do’s & Dont’s – from Melonie Dodaro – We know there was at least one that you don’t do today that helps you use this fantastic tool more easily to get more sales!

Do you have any “etiquette” tips of your own using LinkedIn or another social media platform? Hit the comments below to let us know or let us know via LinkedIn!

The Conspicuous CBM Call To Action

If you know of any other great experts from Staffordshire, the WestMidlands or beyond whose ideas we should share with all our readers then please let us know via the comments or via LinkedIn.

If you want to discuss your referral marketing, social media, business networking needs & how to get the most out of them, then please do get in touch with us via LinkedIn. Feel free to connect with us LinkedIn, subscribe to our newsletter or our Superstars of Networking tips series via this website.

New in business then come along to the One2Three Club – a brilliant new networking concept aimed specifically at you – CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS

Read what our customers say about us on our Testimonials Page – CLICK HERE TO READ

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Want More Sales? Make The Right First Impression!

Occasionally we like to share information on other topics from top local experts.

This great tip are shared with you thanks to Stuart Williamson, Director of top local accountants JSW Accountants based in Stoke-on-Trent.

This comes from his excellent free ebook available to download from his website – 57 Ways to Grow Your Business – CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

This excellent tip goes to the heart of the psychology we talk about in networking, referral marketing, reputation building and social media which endorse as the best & lowest cost forms of marketing for new or small businesses.

NO SECOND CHANCE TO MAKE A FIRST IMPRESSION

Customers make most of their judgments about you and your business within the first few minutes of meeting you or your business representative.

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Ted Says Dress For Success

Ted Says Dress For Success

Team members should always be properly dressed – establish clear guidelines as to what is acceptable, even if your company does not have a specific dress code. Customers have expectations as to how a representative of a particular business or profession should be dressed – this one factor is of disproportionate importance, as documented many years ago by John Molloy (1988) in Dress for Success. And remember, it’s always easier to dress down than it is to dress up.

Enthusiasm

There’s no substitute for enthusiasm. A customer wants to know that you and your team are 100% committed to your products and services. Train your team members so that when they are asked what they do, they respond with – “I work for the best __________in town/in the ________ industry. For example, “I work for the best consulting firm in the forest products industry.”

Professionalism

This is achieved when members of your team demonstrate:

  • Product and service knowledge
  • Acceptance of responsibility
  • Competence
  • Dependability
  • Responsiveness
  • Active listening
  • Keeping promises

Image Audit

At this point, it may be advisable to do an overall “image audit” of your company. Here’s a checklist:

  • Team member dress
  • Enthusiasm
  • Professionalism
  • Business cards (everyone should have one)
  • Company branding
  • Physical appearance of the business
  • Product packaging
  • Stationery
  • Signs
  • Unique Selling Proposition (USP)

A great tip from Stuart which we wholeheartedly endorse – make sure you are making the right impression first time in everything you do so people can understand that your character equals competence!  If you don’t people will “mark” you down for all sorts of reasons – fair and unfair, and the only loser is you and your business in lost sales and opportunities.

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