I’m a lucky girl. I get compliments from my love-circle all of the time. And I’m over the moon happy about them…they mean the world to me. But, I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I’ve received even more powerful compliments than those given to me by my love circle. In fact, I’ve received the
Best compliment ever
I have the honor of working with business and brand owners coaching them as they venture into the social media world. Some need more coaching than others but, always it’s a joy and a privilege to work with these enthusiastic people. And after our conversations, when I’m back in my day to day life and I am scrolling through my Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram time lines and I see my clients posts, I am ecstatic! They listened….they heard….and, most important, they took action! This, to me, is the best compliment that you can pay me.
When you create a working relationship with someone, or any relationship for that matter, the best foundation to build from is always trust. When business connections trust each other, the ability to facilitate learning and acceptance is so much more effective. I can talk all day long until I am blue in the face about the power of social media as part of your marketing strategy. But it won’t resonate with you at all if you don’t trust me. Once trust is established, the door swings wide open to allow the flow of communication.
Keep the door open
When I am working with clients, I want them to know, more than anything, that my door is always open to them. Always. It’s an important message to convey. If clients think your relationship is “one and done” or that each time they call with a question, the time clock is ticking, communication is not encouraged and the door slams shut. I found an interesting secret just by accident. If you encourage your clients to call you anytime with any questions, they actually respect you and tend not to abuse that privilege. I know it seems counter intuitive but I believe it is just the comforting knowledge that they CAN call you that makes them feel better and in an odd way, more capable.
No really! Call me. My door is always wide open and I’m all about building trust. But mostly, it’s the biggest compliment you can give to me because it means that you “listened” and understood what I’ve been sharing here. So, email me at Claudia@SocialMediaDDS.com or fill out that little “Let’s Talk” box that has popped up in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Let’s figure out how I can help you with your social media journey!