“Stop and Drop” this Holiday Season

This holiday season make your business shine a bit brighter.

During any time of the year that business is a bit slower paced, you have plenty of opportunities to make an impression with a “Stop & Drop”.
It’s this in a nutshell: you “Stop” in on a client or a prospect unexpectedly to say hello, “Drop” a card or small gift and leave. It’s easy to do, it gives you the opportunity to say ‘hi’ face to face and builds relationships.

Keep it short. This is not a service or sales call – so keep it to 10 minutes max. During your SHORT conversation, you can get a pulse of what their wants and needs are so you can better serve them. If they want to have a longer conversation with you about your services/product, be prepared to do it right then and there, or choose to schedule a time that works for both of you.

Is the person that you wanted to see not in? Then be sure to follow up with a personal handwritten note.

No amount of cold calling, sales promotions, or advertising will equal the amount of business you will get from someone who knows you, trusts you and will recommend you to their customers. Business is built on connections and relationships – not texts, emails or a phone call. I’ve always made a point of scheduling a coffee ‘meeting’ at least twice a week. One is with someone new that I’ve just met and the other is usually a colleague that I haven’t seen for a while.

Happy Holidays! Now Go, Get Connected!

Cathy Kuzel

An award-winning Leader, Entrepreneur and Business Development Strategist, Cathy Kuzel teaches entrepreneurs how to let go of limiting beliefs and “Stand Up & Stand Out” to have the business success they dream of. Cathy is recognized across Canada for her expertise on “All Things Small Biz”. Named one of the Top Ten Mentors in Canada, Women of Worth Leader of the Year, the Founder of The Connected Woman Association, Author of “Are You a Collector or a Connector?”; “I’m on the Phone!”; and the internationally known “Daily Espressos – Caffeine for the MInd”.

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