But within that narrow spectrum of teaching and following there are vital business practices being overlooked.
It’s often really tempting to think that just because our services or products are online we can just use email. But what I’ve found recently is that some of the most impressive sales and business relationships have only come about because of a face to face meeting. Meeting in person is even better but with Skype we can create personal bonds that were hard to develop before.
So why is it that talking on Skype or meeting a person for lunch can be so much more powerful for selling a product or creating an important alliance? One of the most common questions that you guys asked on my unmasking post was about how we can speed up the whole process. Do the Blog Tyrant — unmask If you are blogging anonymously I think it might be time to consider getting your face out there. Collaboration potential – arrange Skype chats with bloggers whenever possible This is probably the most important point because by getting on Skype with bigger guys in your industry you often open up a lot of doors to new collaborations.
And at that moment I had an important business realization: I’d forgotten something vital.
And I think almost every blogger is making the same mistake that I was.
We are also very OPEN MINDED by adding videos to our site for those late lonely night that we’ve all had!
We also let YOU choose whom you decide to talk to or hook up with unlike these other websites.
And given a choice between an SMS and an email I’d rather send the email. Sure, it’s nice for us to stay in our pyjamas all day and talk to our clients and potential clients by email instead of meeting up for a coffee. Or the people who might want to buy your expensive product.
Yes we bloggers like to use email and social media to stay in touch. And Skype offers us a way to “have a coffee” with clients and potential clients anywhere in the world and possibly create a whole new revenue stream.
But I’ve also been lucky enough to grow up around some really successful businessmen and women who are constantly closing big deals and impressing their clients on the phone and in face-to-face scenarios.