Reciprocity – the art of giving value

Reciprocity – the art of giving value

Try saying ‘reciprocity’ and most people stumble, but it’s an important word in business.  It’s all about creating obligation – in the nicest possible way! Reciprocity is why people are willing to give you their email address in order to get your free download....
Not another email …

Not another email …

If you’ve ever got on one of ‘those’ marketers lists you know that you can count on at least one email daily – sometimes more than one. They’re all trying to give you useful information, but it’s like a deluge. Too much information just switches your brain into...
Are you throwing your money in the bin?

Are you throwing your money in the bin?

I go to lots of networking events and I collect lots of business cards – these are useful as it provides a means of getting in touch with people who may become suppliers.  I also get lots of leaflets about services, forthcoming events and promotions – most of these...
10 Top Marketing Tips

10 Top Marketing Tips

These are the things I find I have to ask my clients the most before we can get their project off the starting blocks!  Knowing the answers will put you several steps ahead of your competition: ONE – Know who you want to reach You may think you know who your target...
When people want free advice

When people want free advice

I was having a conversation with a group of business people recently and the subject came up about people who ‘pick your brains’ and, effectively get free advice. Some of these people don’t realise that they’re getting free consultancy – but some do and think the ‘can...