October 6, 2009

Just Sayin’

Posted in Advertising Specialties-Promotion at 6:16 pm by mktgbydm

Competition is a good thing…right?  Motivates us to be the best we can be, helps to keep us up-to-date with what’s happening in our industry, teaches us to be more responsive to change, sharpens our skills, tests our values.  With all of these positive responses because of our competitors, why do many view the competitor as the “enemy”.  It takes far more energy to study and complain about what someone else is doing or not doing, rather than developing our own strengths, deepest values, passions, and commitments so that what we are competent at is NOT just a job.

Somewhere down the line, that competitor may be a potential client and no door should ever be closed.  Respect for the way a person does business should be across the board.  Author Dr. Henry Cloud, “Integrity”, encourages us to be aware of the “wake” we leave behind us as we go through life and interact both with our personal and business relationships.  Smooth and very little waves is good!!

Focusing in on your own worth and value to your client is a whole lot more beneficial to them than comments about what your competitor is or is not doing.  Approach all with respect and it will come back to you ten-fold.

“I have been up against tough competition all my life.  I wouldn’t know how to get along without it.” ~ Walt Disney

October 3, 2009

Just Sayin’

Posted in Advertising Specialties-Promotion at 8:18 pm by mktgbydm

Learning something new everyday is just the way it is….unless you want to be left behind.  So, naturally, since I am in business and social media is really the “hot” means to communicate even more effectively than in the past, to me it was a must to investigate.  So for my very first blog I would like to share with you some of my inital experiences on Twitter.  For me personally, it has been fascinating.  My choice was to follow people that were posting informative links.  So much information out there and changing very fast.  Luckily some of my followers knew exactly where to find blogs and websites that I can learn various imperative information.  I have made so many wonderful connections that I would not have ordinarily been able to.  Businesses large and small are missing a great opportunity if they are not exploring the advantages that Twitter presents. Don’t forget to add it to your business plan.  Watch, listen and learn and you too will be as intrigued as I am regarding this awesome opportunity to connect and build relationships.  Who knows….you might even grow your business and meet some great people doing it!!  Now, I must develop my Plan and integrate Twitter in my everyday communications.   Have you finalized you Plan?   Any advice?

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