The look of the website isn’t that important to the websites overall effectiveness. If you have to say, “I know you can’t read this, but.” you’ve flubbed it. It’s a safe bet that none of these people got pink slips.
Most entrepreneurs wonder why after they have set up their business, it seems to stall after a few good years. They seem to get stuck. It seems like the more effort they put in, the more the business seems to stagnate. Their major mistake is that they try to establish their business with the same strategies they used when they started the business.
You’ve been pretty interactive with your fans, in the sense of not secluding yourself isolated in some sort of self-imposed ivory tower. You’ve been signing autographs after your shows, and you’re even a featured player, on a cruise to Ocho, Rios, Jamaica and Georgetown, Grand Cayman.
Do people understand the goals of the organization and why they might be asked to do more? People hate the unknown. accountants understand that as they get closer to April 15th, they’ll be a lot busier.
If someone has to be at that meeting does it have to be you? Could you find someone who could go in your place? It could be a colleague – and you’ll help her out with something. It could be a junior colleague who would find the experience exciting and a chance for personal development Naturally you’d brief them properly and inform the Chair.
When he compares himself to all the agents working in his city, what is his competitive advantage? I learned years ago that successful agents sell differences rather than similarities. They maximize their strengths and manage their weaknesses. I had Tim do a complete SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) on himself. For more information on use of the SWOT analysis, read my book The Passionate Manager or The Passionate Agent.
That’s the first time I’ve heard that. But you know something? The music was for people that were a little more intellectual. I hate to say that, because it’s a little deeper than the average sort of rock and roll, sort of jazz type music. So I can understand that.
If a member of the audience nails you with a question you can’t answer, don’t be afraid to say, “I don’t know. I’ll have to look that up and get back to you.” Thrashing around for an answer–any answer–will be obvious to the audience and instantly kill your credibility.