Today I want to talk to you about FOLLOW UP!  Yes, you know you not doing enough follow up IF you are doing any at all, right?

I’ve been in business for 15 years now and before that I worked with a  couple of organizations where I was out in the community locally in Northern California.  I became  really good with following up because I knew that I had to continue the conversation to build relationships.

When I started my own business, it seems that all I did was Networking and Follow Up.  Why?  This was before websites were as popular as they are now AND social media wasn’t even around.  But guess what?

Most of my sales and new clients still come from Follow Up!

Click the video below to Get Your Follow Up System in Place for More $$

Want to learn how to Follow Up the RIGHT WAY!

Go as fast as you can to JumpstartYourFollowUp.com.  You’ll get my new tool to help you learn how to Follow Up the right way.  It’s my Follow Up Flowchart AND my audio training and it’s absolutely FREE!  You’re gonna love it!  AND, there’s no obligation.

Talk to you again soon!

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Katrina Sawa

The Jumpstart Your Biz Coach, Speaker &

Author of the book, Love Yourself Successful

916-872-4000

katrina@jumpstartyourmarketing.com

“Showing You HOW to Make a LOT More Money Doing What You Love!”

PS: Get your Free Jumpstart Your Biz Kit now at www.JumpstartGift.com!   

PPS: Ready to jumpstart your business in a BIG WAY? You probably need to be doing a LOT more marketing & sales! Take a look at my upcoming in person trainings:  www.LiveBigEvents.com 


Get FREE access to my Jumpstart Yourself as a Dynamic, Sought After Speaker audio to learn the quickest & easiest way to develop your Signature Talk! and so much MORE! Go to JumpstartSpeakerTraining.com NOW!

I wanted to keep you posted on all of my August Events where I’m speaking in Dallas! I’m so excited to speaking at several Events in the Dallas area from August 15th through August 19th!

  1. Tim Gillette & KSFirst up is an Event on August 15th from 6:30p – 9p CT, where I’m speaking at my good friend, Tim Gillette’s DFW Coaches Event at the Coffee House Cafe!  I’m excited to be sharing tips to how to JumpStart Your Business online and fast. If you are going to be in the area, click the DFW-Coaches link and register to join us!
  2. My friend, Kay Miller Smith, The Energy Dressing Coach and I are co-hosting and co-presenting “The Beauty & Business Beauty & Business Training ImageWorkshop” in Hurst, TX on Wednesday, August 17th. We are planning a content rich workshop mixed with tons of fun for our attendees.  Kay is sharing how your First Impression can make it easy for you to CONNECT and ATTRACT new clients! Did you know your image could be sabotaging your efforts of attracting clients?  I’ll be sharing great tips to help you stop working WAY TOO HARD for NOT ENOUGH PROFIT in your Business.  Join us and bring your best biz buddy for free. Lunch is also provided so sign up at http://energydressing.com/beautyandbusinessworkshop/
  3. eWN150dpiOn August 18th, I’ll speaking at the eWomenNetwork – Tarrant County Chapter’s Accelerated Networking Event! I’m a member of this International Networking group and I love reconnecting with its members throughout the U.S. when I travel to an area where one of their Chapter’s is located. I’m sharing about Follow Up and how critical it is to effectively market and grow your business! Join us to network with a dynamic group of highly motivated business professionals, enjoy a great lunch, and to hear my juicy tips to help their members and guest learn to grow their businesses and make money faster! Check their Upcoming Events at the eWomenNetwork – Tarrant County Chapter link.
  4. katrina-sawa-e1432159159712 PSA 07.28I’m headed to an early morning breakfast networking meeting with the Dallas Veterans Business Formation Group on Friday, August 19th.  I’ll be sharing tips about the importance of Follow Up in their business!  I’m excited to help this group learn how to grow their businesses faster and to tell they how to get their Follow Up systems organized to work more effectively for them. Click the link to learn more about the Dallas Veterans Business Formation Group.
  5. Speaker-Coop-DFW-300x225Moving on to Addison, TX, I’m presenting at the Speaker Coop DFW luncheon event on Friday, August 19th.  I’m excited to be sharing tips about how effective “Following Up From Live Events & Speaking Gigs to Close Even More Sales & Build Your List.”  Attendees will learn how ineffective follow up actually cost them a ton of sales and revenue and on some joint venture opportunities. Click on the Speaker Co-op DFW link for more information.

It’s going to be an exciting and hectic week with Kat in the BIG D but you know how much I love sharing tips and information with other business owners and entrepreneurs to help them make more money and grow their businesses faster and easier!

Here are 3 ways to engage with me further and get the support and training that you can use to jumpstart your business FAST:

  1. Come talk with me about this and more in a FREE 1on1 session by clicking here: http://katrinasawa.com/freecallwithkat/
  2. Go grab some additional FREE Resources online at http://www.KatrinaSawa.com/resources
  3. LIveBigEventsHeader-2016Or attend one of my next live training events in Sacramento, CA – find out more about them here.

 

Talk you to soon!

 

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Katrina Sawa

The Jumpstart Your Biz Coach, Speaker &

Author of the book, Love Yourself Successful

916-872-4000

katrina@jumpstartyourmarketing.com

“Kicking YOU and YOUR Business Into High Gear Making a LOT More MONEY Doing What You LOVE!”

P.S.  Get your FREE Entrepreneur’s Success Kit at www.JumpStartYourMarketing.com/freegifts

P.P.S.  Ready to jumpstart your business in a BIG WAY? Join me at one of my live events in 2016 – July or Nov! Go to www.LiveBigEvents.com for dates and info!  

 

 

Most people don’t do enough follow up and those people are missing out on Thousands and Thousands of Dollars! You need to start learning a system to improve your Follow up and to attract more people from the networking events you attend.

4 Ways to follow up Events & Speaking GigsIf you are going to spend time at a networking event, if you speak at a networking event, or if you are an exhibitor or a sponsor at a networking event and you have a display table, you have to make the effort to maximize your return of your investment of time and money to be at that event. You want to capture as many leads as possible.

I’m listing these types of LEADS into 3 categories as follows:

  • Hot Leads – you want to capture as many HOT leads as possible. You want to talk with the 3 or 4 people who want to book you for a speaking event or hire you. Follow up with them FIRST!
  • Warm Leads – these are the people who will likely buy from you or book you as a speaker within the next 6 months to a year.
  • Cold Leads – are the ones who might start watching for your emails and learning from you. Something in their life may shift and they will want to hire you. This can take from 1 to 5 years or more to convert these prospects into buyers.

When following up, you CANNOT rely solely on your email marketing these days. Some people think they only have to put these prospects on an email list. They are WRONG and you have to be careful not to spam people – get more information on this in the video. You need to start putting your mailing address on your business card as well as your phone number, your email list and website information. This is why…

There are 4 Methods of Follow Up:

  • Email – your digital newsletter and other email communication that relates specifically to them.
  • Phone – remind them you sent an email with a freebie they were looking for.
  • Direct Mail – send them a note that says, “It was great to meet you, let’s have a phone conversation so I can learn more about you.”
  • Social Media – send a message to them to check their email for what you sent to them.

You have to approach your follow up marketing in different ways. Why? Because people are busy, they are as busy as you are! So make sure you are following up in those 4 different ways after every event. Get your system organized NOW!

Check out the video below for more detail about these 4 strategies to Follow Up From Live Events & Speaking Gigs!

Video Biz Tip: 4 Ways to Follow Up From Live Events & Speaking Gigs !

If you want my system on how to do create your Follow Up System like I do it, go to jumpstartyourfollowup.com. There’s a product list of everything you get with the Program plus 3 Bonuses! It’s a HUGE VALUE for all you get. And if you are not already on my email list, go ahead and click to sign up to my FREE Entrepreneur’s Kit while you are there – link is at the top of the page.

But whatever you do – GET STARTED RIGHT AWAY!

I’d love to be able to help you with your strategy, your marketing, or whatever is challenging you in your business!. If you’d like to schedule time to talk with me, just go to katrinasawa.com/strategysession/ and fill out the form to schedule a FREE strategy session with me.

You can also engage with me a couple of other ways:

  1. Go grab some additional FREE Resources online at http://www.KatrinaSawa.com/resources
  2. Attend one of my LIVE Events!!! Get more info about the dates, location, and topic of my LIVE EVENTS at www.LiveBigEvents.com. I’d love to see you at my next LIVE EVENT!! The next one is in November, so you can start making plans!

Talk you to again soon!

 

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Katrina Sawa

The Jumpstart Your Biz Coach, Speaker &

Author of the book, Love Yourself Successful

916-872-4000

katrina@jumpstartyourmarketing.com

“Kicking YOU and YOUR Business Into High Gear Making a LOT More MONEY Doing What You LOVE!”

P.S.  Get your FREE Entrepreneur’s Success Kit at www.JumpStartYourMarketing.com/freegifts

Are You Ready to jumpstart your business in a BIG WAY? Join me at one of my live events in 2016 – next one is in Novemeber! Go to www.LiveBigEvents.com for dates and info!  

Hey East Coast Fans – It’s your LAST CHANCE to come to these fabulous Events where I’ll be speaking.

I’m getting ready for a whirlwind tour of the East Coast next week to help business owners and entrepreneurs learn how to make more money while enjoying the lifestyle they have been yearning for!  If this describes you or someone you know,  take a look at all of these offerings and sign up or share them with a business owner on the East Coast who could benefit from attending.

eWomenNetwork Accelerated Networking Luncheon Event

This event will be held at the Sheraton Edison Hotel Raritan Center – Edison, New Jersey Tuesday, May 17th from 11:30a.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET

eWN150dpiI love eWomenNetwork and I am a member because it is one of the largest women’s business networking organizations in the country! I highly recommend your attending this event if you’re in the NJ area or can plan to travel there. I’ll be speaking about the Power of Follow-up! By now you’ve learned, (because I’m always advising you of the benefits) that I’m the Queen of Networking and Follow-up. Come to this event and you’ll learn to stop doing the things that AREN’T BRINGING IN THE BUCKS and you’ll learn what tasks you should be spending time on instead. I’m going to tell you my secrets about:

  • The easiest, quickest ways to build an effective follow up system
  • How to delegate and automate the majority of it so it all gets done
  • Why to focus more on your follow up.

I’m looking forward to seeing you there and you’ll get a lot of information to help you get on the RIGHT TRACK to see more ROI on your networking efforts. Click here for registration details for the May 17th eWomenNetwork Luncheon Event LAST MINUTE RSVP CONTACT GLORIA DIRECT FOR MEMBER PRICING.

If you are planning to attend the eWomenNetwork Event on May 17th, why not join me the following day, May 18th at my:

Fast Cash & Mindset Alignment One Day Intensive

Edison, NJ on Wednesday, May 18th

NJ-Live-Event-BanerI’m thrilled to be able to bring this Event to the East Coast. This is a BRAND NEW TRAINING that I’m doing with one of my friends in NY, Sandra Fidelis. There’s so much you can learn in only ONE DAY that can make the difference in your business for the rest of the year and for years to come. I’m sharing my best secrets on how to craft those on-the-spot, juicy offers that clients and potential clients will jump on. These are the offers that will bring you a consistent cash injection to your business. For any of you who have experienced fear and anxiety about having gaps in your income – THIS IS THE EVENT YOU CAN’T MISS!

Hey, I’ve been where you are in the very beginning of my business and I learned what to focus on and what to let go of. I know that it’s great being your own boss but when it comes to your income, if you’re not consistently making money in your business, you’ll soon go out of business.

At this Event, I’m going to share with you the exact formula I use for creating “fast-cash strategies” and “easy yes” offers that infuse cash into your business so you can get paid EVERY time you go to a networking event or speak anywhere!

I’m sharing the fast cash and money making strategies and Sandra will check your mindset so you can leave with a whole new outlook and a ROADMAP TO GETTING CLIENTS to JumpStart Your Business!  You’ll learn how to identify your limiting money paradigm at its root so you can clear it and making the income you desire, live more freely and enjoy life more. Who doesn’t want that?

Join me and an intimate group of highly motivated business owners and you’ll walk away with CONFIDENCE knowing that you can create offers that bring steady income into your business. You’ll learn that you CAN make it through client droughts because you’ll be armed with a strategy to make money in your business NO MATTER WHAT!

Get clarity in your plans to make the money you want and need to support the lifestyle you truly want to live! We have a full day planned for you that is jam-packed with the tools you’ll need to make your business successful and more profitable. Use the 400OFF promo code to get in for $97, which includes lunch and all day working on your business! Click here for more details and to REGISTER NOW!  Or go to my site at LiveBigEvents.com/new-jersey to register!

I’m rounding out the week on May 21 -22nd at

1Life Fully Lived Conference East Coast – “Lift Your Life”

West Chester University, Philadelphia PA

1LifeFullyLived May 2016I’m one of the Featured Speakers at what will be an incredible two day event that will change your life with phenomenal speakers, inspiration, training and networking. Their conferences are centered on helping you and your loved ones “Dream, Plan and LIVE” your best life!

At this event, you will:

    • Develop a renewed SENSE OF PURPOSE and COMMITMENT to your life
    • Create a written PLAN OF ACTION with items you can implement immediately
    • LEARN, GROW and CONNECT with the 1Life Fully Lived Community
    • Find an accountability partner(s) to help KEEP YOU ON TRACK

Get more info about this conference by clicking here!

So join me for one or all three of these fabulous Events!

 

Have a Great Week!

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Katrina Sawa

The JumpStart Your Biz Coach

916-872-4000

katrina@jumpstartyourmarketing.com

Get your FREE Entrepreneur’s Success Kit at www.JumpStartYourMarketing.com/freegifts or FREE Love Yourself Successful Audio at www.LoveYourselfSuccessful.com/freegifts

If you are interested in having a conversation with me to see how I can help you and to learn if I’m a good fit for you, go to Askkat.biz and complete the questionnaire. I’ll reply to you to schedule our call.

 

 

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Jumpstart your biz in a weekendIf you are an entrepreneur, a coach, a consultant, a speaker or a frustrated small business owner who struggling to make ends meet or really get ahead in their business, I’ve got what you are looking for!  This is the only training event where you will leave with your 3 Year Entrepreneur Evolution Plan & Roadmap to Attract Floods of New Clients. So make your plans NOW to join us in Sacramento for my Jumpstart Your Biz in a Weekend Intensive, July 22-24!

P.S. If you’d like one of the FREE scholarships, here’s the link to get yours.

 

In order to be successful and PROFITABLE in your small business you want to start embracing the power of using systems.

In the marketing world, it truly is still a numbers game. Most entrepreneurs however are NOT reaching out to and marketing to or following up with enough prospects to reach your sales goals.

Trying to figure out what to do and how to do it all on your own frankly however will take a LOT LONGER than if you just come learn what you need to know about certain things in your:

– lead generation
– marketing
– follow up and
– sales processes

You want to learn how to automate, delegate and systematize more in your small business….yes, even if you’re just starting out. When you get really busy then it’s a little too late right? You’re too busy to stop and implement this stuff. Then it really costs you more because you need to hire more help.

In this video tip today I share about how to automate your follow up marketing.

This is the ONE system that I’ve been doing since day one in my business, that without, I would not be where I am today. It’s the single most important marketing activity that I do in my company to date and we do it weekly in some capacity or another.

Click the video image to watch now.

 

product-followupI have all sorts of affordable training webinars, audios and products that can help you with certain aspects of your business such as these. Go grab one today and get started implementing them now at www.JumpstartYourMarketing.com/products or specifically grab my Ultimate Marketing Follow Up System at www.JumpstartYourFollowUp.com.

Or, if you like learning at live events and seminars, then come to my next live training event, info at www.LiveBigEvents.com.

Or you can join my NEW Love & Money Club at www.LoveandMoneyClub.com and learn more about how to do a ton of things in your business with our 1000+ file training library, calls and more!

Talk to you soon!

 

 

                                  
Katrina Sawa  
The JumpStart Your Biz Coach
(916) 872-4000
info@jumpstartyourmarketing.com

P.S. There are a TON of events happening in Sept and Oct – I would urge you to jump over to my Events page and see where you can catch me in the next month or so in person, speaking or in attendance! 

 


 

“Before I met Kat, I knew bits and pieces about social media, websites, shopping carts, etc.Although, I am technologically capable and learn fast, I was extremely overwhelmed and didn’t know what to do and where to start. After I started coaching with Kat, it got much easier. I realized that because I didn’t know the ins and outs I was afraid to make a fatal mistake. I also didn’t know how they link together, which is for what, how often is too little, or too much, etc. Kat put it all in perspective for me. And, through her coaching, she told me how and when to use which tool, how to make sure they are all coherent, and have a plan to be consistent. There is much more to learn and that what is good about it, Kat is on top of it and shares what she learns. ~ Sonia Shafazand, Life Coach with BandofCourage.com

 


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Are you a speaker who doesn’t seem to convert a lot of people from your audiences either into a sale or onto your email list? Are you unsure of what to do when following up? Well if this is you, then watch this video!

 

I’ve been speaking for over 14 years in my own business and for other jobs that I’ve held as well and I learn more every year watching speakers do their thing on stage. I’ve also taken numerous speaking courses and trainings to upwards of $70,000 in investments in my business since I realize that speaking is the #1 very best way to capture new clients.

I hope you realize how important speaking can be to YOUR business too. And following up from speaking gigs and other events! It’s crucial!

Speaking in your business will:

  • Increase your visibility, credibility and your confidence
  • Get you in front of dozens if not hundreds of potential prospects all at one time therefore extremely leveraging your time
  • Allow you the opportunity in many cases to make an offer from the stage and get paid big time in the back of the room

If you’re already speaking you know this but is it really working for you to create big income flows for you? If not, what can you do to change that?

If you’re not speaking yet there are a few things you need to do to prepare first before you go just winging it out there on stage. Please don’t do that without a little direction.

Here’s a link to go listen in to a free call I did on the topic of Jumpstarting Yourself as a Dynamic Speaker – feel free to go listen into that now!

Then this video shares a some juicy tips on how to make more sales from the stage or at least build your list from your speaking gigs.

For more information on how to jumpstart your business, your marketing and your life too, come talk with me to see if or how I can support you in jumpstarting your business. Go fill out the questions on this page and I’ll be in touch to set up a free 1on1 consult soon! Go to www.AskKat.biz now.

 

I go through all of the nitty gritty details of everything you need to become successful in your business, your marketing strategies, sales processes, online marketing techniques, website copy and design suggestions, how to get speaking, become an author, and more in one event than you’ve ever experienced.

Or go get free access to a teleclass I did just for speakers here: http://katrinasawa.com/jumpstartspeakingteleclass/

Here’s to creating and enjoying your happiest life ever with a business doing what you love!

Katrina Sawa

Your Love & Money Mentor, Speaker &

Author of the book, Love Yourself Successful

916-872-4000

katrina@jumpstartyourmarketing.com

“Helping You Get More LOVE In Your Life & MONEY In Your Business!”

P.S.  Get your FREE Entrepreneur’s Success Kit at www.JumpStartYourMarketing.com/freegifts or FREE Love Yourself Successful Audio at www.LoveYourselfSuccessful.com/freegifts 

P.P.S.  Ready to jumpstart your business in a BIG WAY? You probably need to be doing a LOT more marketing and sales – online and offline. I recommend you take a moment and sign up to come talk with me – it’s free and you WILL get clarity, I promise. Go here now to sign up:  www.AskKat.biz!

P.P.P.S. Make sure you leave a comment below on today’s blog or contact me if you have any questions!

 

 

If you’re a small business owner looking to grow your business fast, then you want to get networking! Networking in person can be your fastest path to quick cash flow if you have special offers and easy YES offers.

This is the third post in the series on Networking – make sure you go read the last two posts and watch their corresponding video tips to know how to best prepare before a networking event and what to do to maximize your time during a networking event.

Networking continues to be one of my BEST sources of lead generation even now, 12 years into my business. I highly recommend it to ALL of my clients as well as their #1 marketing strategy.

But I’ve ONLY been as successful with networking as I have because I developed an EXTENSIVE and consistent follow up system! At first I had no idea that what I was doing was really a “system” or process that I did over and over again. when I realized that I put it all into a format so I didn’t have to continue recreating the wheel so to speak every time I went to an event.

And keep in mind that I follow up via email but also by mail (yes, U.S. mail), phone and now on social media sites too for some people. Email follow up these days, although free to do, is so NOT ENOUGH! Email is just not as effective as it used to be. Sorry to tell you this but you have to do MORE. Which is why you want templates, scripts and a clear system so it gets done.

Check out my Ultimate Marketing Follow Up System for more info on how you can get this!

This week’s post is video #3 (what to do AFTER the event) and the second half of my top 10 tips.

Kat’s Top 20 Networking Tips (the second 10)

  1. Don’t Feature Dump when talking to people (don’t list all your services or benefits while talking), find out what the customer/person wants or needs by asking questions first and getting them talking – LISTEN!
  2. Never “lead” with a card when you enter a room, “leave” the card or wait until someone asks you for your card.  Don’t presume everyone wants your card.  If they don’t want it, they won’t do anything with it anyways so why waste it on them?
  3. Go by to follow up with those people in person who you think could be good referral sources or customers for you and/or mail them your brochure and card too.
  4. Offer to donate raffle prizes to events – use gift baskets or purchase something from a business that you’re trying to get to refer business to you and always slip your card and brochure into the gift.  (Don’t offer as a prize a certain dollar amount or discount off your product or service, it’s not a gift then, it’s only a discount.)
  5. Offer to give a referral discount or gift to those current customers or networking contacts that refer their friends (need to brainstorm ideas on incentives and “what’s in it for them” – maybe $100 referral fee depending on your price point or a $5 Starbucks gift card?)
  6. Make arrangements with other businesses to offer their products or services to your clients/contacts for free exposure for them while allowing you to give gifts to your clients.
  7. Do anything and everything you can to get noticed
  8. Every person you network with, follow up by sending them a note, flyer or letter about how you would like to work with them and how you can help each other.  Every person you meet with about your service, send them a thank you card right away.  You want to make every relationship a WIN-WIN.
  9. Follow up on every lead no matter what within 48 hours by phone, fax or email, whichever works best for THEM.
  10. Try to help everyone you meet by referring people to their business, they will remember you and do the same for you.

The key is to just get started. Find a few events and get out there! 

I also did a 3 part Video Series on the topic of Networking, here is video #3:

 

HERE ARE 3 ACTION STEPS YOU CAN TAKE NOW TO LEARN HOW TO ADD MORE NETWORKING TO YOUR MARKETING PLAN:

  1. Grab Kat’s Networking Tradeshow Tool Kit for $57 and develop a better process for more prospects from or at events – go to http://www.jumpstartyourmarketing.com/product-tradeshow.
  2. Grab Kat’s Ultimate Marketing Follow Up System – complete with audio trainings, hundreds of pages of email templates, direct mail examples, scripts and so much more for $197 plus many bonuses too – go to www.JumpstartYourFollowUp.com
  3. Grab a FREE COPY of her Entrepreneurs Success Kit now + 3 other Free Gifts – Sign up at www.JumpstartYourMarketing.com/freegifts.

 

3.  Now, if you want more specific examples, steps and samples of ways to do all this then you really want to attend my next 3 ½ day Jumpstart Your Marketing® & Sales Summit where I lay out everything you need to do to market online and offline in many different ways and for many different types of businesses too. I give you the steps, the implementation cheat sheets basically on how to do this, what to say, when to send stuff, how to send it and how to even delegate it all so that you can concentrate on getting MORE prospects and making more sales.

Join me in
 November and let’s jumpstart your business!
Go to www.LiveBigEvents.com for all the details and sign up today!
Here’s to creating and enjoying the business and life of your dreams!


Katrina Sawa

The JumpStart Your Biz Coach, Speaker &

Author of the book, Love Yourself Successful

916-872-4000

katrina@jumpstartyourmarketing.com

“Kicking YOU and YOUR Business Into High Gear to Create Your Happiest Life Ever Full of lots of LOVE & MONEY!”

P.S.  Get your FREE Entrepreneur’s Success Kit plus a few other Free Gifts online at www.JumpStartYourMarketing.com/freegifts!  
P.P.S.  You can subscribe to my email newsletters and email updates OR subscribe to the blog posts only (scroll up above my social icons on the right column for that) OR subscribe to my YouTube videos – you can get my content any way or every way you choose now – just click and sign up!
P.P.PS. You can register for my next Jumpstart Your Marketing & Sales Summit Nov 12-15, 2014 where we’ll be working on this and so much more to jumpstart your business and yourself this year! Go to http://www.LiveBigEvents.com for info and a BIG SPECIAL OFFER & Early Bird Pricing now!

Kat at a WINK networking event in San Diego, Nov 2011

If you’re a small business owner looking to grow your business fast, then you want to get networking! Networking in person can be your fastest path to quick cash flow if you have special offers and easy YES offers. Sure you can network online too but you most likely won’t gain the trust and credibility as fast as you will when you meet your prospects in person, face-to-face.

Networking continues to be one of my BEST sources of lead generation even now, 12 years into my business. I highly recommend it to ALL of my clients as well as their #1 marketing strategy.

I’m not “too good” to network and go to some chicken dinner either like some coaches who’ve been in business as long as I have.

It’s all about building relationships and connecting with more of the right people. prospects and referral sources. That’s what will help you grow your business FAST!

Due to my extensive networking background, I’ve done a few videos lately on what to do before, during and after a networking event plus I put together a list of my Top 20 Networking Tips too – just for you!

This week’s post is video #2 (during the event) and the top 10 tips, then next week I’ll share video #3 (after an event) and the last 10 tips in my Top 20 List. If you want to read my 6 Steps to Networking post or watch video #1 (before an event) then click here now!

Kat’s Top 20 Networking Tips (the first 10)

  1. Always shake a hand firmly (no fishy handshakes – if you’re not sure how good yours is try it out on someone you trust and ask them)
  2. Look people in the eye, don’t look beyond them or look around when you talk to them
  3. Wear clothes with pockets in them if possible and use one pocket for your cards and one for those you collect at events
  4. Make sure to write notes on the back of every card right away for easy remembering
  5. Practice your 10 sec, 30 sec and 60 sec infomercials because all meetings and events will ask for or warrant different lengths and have different scenarios. Be prepared to change it up a little depending on the audience and remember to stick in a call to action to make them DO SOMETHING.
  6. Get a name badge so people know who you are wherever you go –  mixers, events, the store, etc. (it also adds credibility and professionalism and helps brand your image/logo), don’t rely on stickers.
  7. Build rapport and relationships with the people that you meet when networking, don’t try to sell right off the bat or expect them to use your services that first time they meet you.  People get turned off with pushy people, however don’t forget to slip in a trial close now and then.
  8. Arrive at meetings and events early and be prepared to stay late and meet those people you don’t know yet – meet and get to know EVERYONE! 
  9. Don’t go to something just because you think the speaker will have valuable information for you, go to network and if the speaker turns out to be good, then that’s a bonus.
  10. Bring flyers, brochures and business cards to display or hand out at every meeting just in case it’s appropriate and acceptable to pass them out or put them on display but keep them in your vehicle for easy access so you don’t look too eager (not the biz cards, bring those in – and a pen!)

The key is to just get started. Find a few events and get out there! 

I also did a 3 part Video Series on the topic of Networking, here is video #2:

 

HERE ARE 3 ACTION STEPS YOU CAN TAKE NOW TO LEARN HOW TO ADD MORE NETWORKING TO YOUR MARKETING PLAN:

  1. Grab Kat’s Networking Tradeshow Tool Kit for $57 and develop a better process for more prospects – go to http://www.jumpstartyourmarketing.com/product-tradeshow.
  2. Grab a FREE COPY of her Entrepreneurs Success Kit now + 3 other Free Gifts – Sign up at www.JumpstartYourMarketing.com/freegifts.

 

3.  Now, if you want more specific examples, steps and samples of ways to do all this then you really want to attend my next 3 ½ day Jumpstart Your Marketing® & Sales Summit where I lay out everything you need to do to market online and offline in many different ways and for many different types of businesses too. I give you the steps, the implementation cheat sheets basically on how to do this, what to say, when to send stuff, how to send it and how to even delegate it all so that you can concentrate on getting MORE prospects and making more sales.

Join me in
 November and let’s jumpstart your business!
Go to www.LiveBigEvents.com for all the details and sign up today!
Here’s to creating and enjoying the business and life of your dreams!


Katrina Sawa

The JumpStart Your Biz Coach, Speaker &

Author of the book, Love Yourself Successful

916-872-4000

katrina@jumpstartyourmarketing.com

“Kicking YOU and YOUR Business Into High Gear to Create Your Happiest Life Ever Full of lots of LOVE & MONEY!”

P.S.  Get your FREE Entrepreneur’s Success Kit plus a few other Free Gifts online at www.JumpStartYourMarketing.com/freegifts!  
P.P.S.  You can subscribe to my email newsletters and email updates OR subscribe to the blog posts only (scroll up above my social icons on the right column for that) OR subscribe to my YouTube videos – you can get my content any way or every way you choose now – just click and sign up!
P.P.PS. You can register for my next Jumpstart Your Marketing & Sales Summit Nov 12-15, 2014 where we’ll be working on this and so much more to jumpstart your business and yourself this year! Go to http://www.LiveBigEvents.com for info and a BIG SPECIAL OFFER & Early Bird Pricing now!

The number of people you have in your database is the number of people you have access to market to on a regular basis so your #1 goal in your business should be to build your database and set up a consistent, frequent system for marketing and following up with them.

If this isn’t your #1 goal, you’re missing out on a ton of sales. If you’re not networking (online and in person in some way), you’re missing out on a ton of sales. Networking in person can be your fastest path to quick cash flow if you have special offers and easy YES offers.

Here is a quick 6 STEP networking and follow up guide for you:

  1. Have you defined your target market? Are you sure? Who is your ideal client?       Describe them.
  2. How many people are in your current database (everyone you know)? I recommend you include everyone you know within your larger database so you can call or mail something to them. However it is not good email etiquette to add just anyone to an email list, you want to make sure you’ve gotten their verbal opt in at least if you met them in person and they didn’t enter a drawing or something. Find out more about how to get the “verbal opt in” in a recent video I did here.
  3. How many people do you want to add to that this year? Do you want to double it?       What’s your goal? You should set a goal or it definitely won’t happen right? Maybe 200-400 subscribers a month? Not everyone you meet will want to get on your list.
  4. Where can you go to build your list where your ideal client is hanging out (brainstorm)?
    1. women’s or business organizations
    2. chamber of commerce events
    3. industry association meetings
    4. membership functions
    5. local or national conferences and workshops – BIG PROSPECT POOL!
    6. online social networking websites, blogs and forums
  5. How to best prepare yourself for networking:
    1. research events and block them on your calendar every month (make sure you’re consistent and go back often to ones that are good)
    2. practice your 10-30-60 second commercials
    3. bring marketing materials, always have them in your car and on hand so you never run out – INCLUDING A WAY TO SIGN A CLIENT UP ON THE SPOT! (order forms!)
    4. arrive on time and allow enough time after for continued networking – don’t rush
    5. be prepared to give to others, ask questions of others and not just talk about yourself
  6. Develop an easy follow up system you can follow each week or delegate it to an assistant so it gets done! Use email, direct mail, phone for sure and connecting on social media sites too.

Networking is just ONE way to market and promote your business to get clients however it can be the fastest path to fast cash other than by speaking which is better.

When I first started my business I went to an average of 14 networking events every single month locally. Then I followed up like crazy in many different ways and I became very top-of-mind with everyone I met.

These days, 12 years into my business, I’m still networking locally although I’m networking nationally as well. I travel to various conferences, workshops and events to speak, exhibit or attend and network. I always make the best use of my time and spend the whole time at the event too rather than just flying in for an appearance and leaving early.

The key is to just get started. Find a few events and get out there! 

I also did a 3 part Video Series on the topic of Networking, here is the first video:

 

HERE ARE 3 ACTION STEPS YOU CAN TAKE NOW TO LEARN HOW TO ADD MORE NETWORKING TO YOUR MARKETING PLAN:

  1. Grab Kat’s Networking Tradeshow Tool Kit for $57 and develop a better process for more prospects while networking, exhibiting or speaking at live events – go to http://katrinasawa.com/products/tradeshow.
  2. Grab a FREE COPY of her Entrepreneurs Success Kit now + 3 other Free Gifts – Sign up at www.JumpstartYourMarketing.com/freegifts.
3.  Now, if you want more specific examples, steps and samples of ways to do all this then you really want to attend my next 3 ½ day Jumpstart Your Marketing® & Sales Summit where I lay out everything you need to do to market online and offline in many different ways and for many different types of businesses too. I give you the steps, the implementation cheat sheets basically on how to do this, what to say, when to send stuff, how to send it and how to even delegate it all so that you can concentrate on getting MORE prospects and making more sales.

Join me in
 November and let’s jumpstart your business!
Go to www.LiveBigEvents.com for all the details and sign up today!
Here’s to creating and enjoying the business and life of your dreams!


Katrina Sawa

The JumpStart Your Biz Coach, Speaker &

Author of the book, Love Yourself Successful

916-872-4000

katrina@jumpstartyourmarketing.com

“Kicking YOU and YOUR Business Into High Gear to Create Your Happiest Life Ever Full of lots of LOVE & MONEY!”

P.S.  Get your FREE Entrepreneur’s Success Kit plus a few other Free Gifts online at www.JumpStartYourMarketing.com/freegifts!  
P.P.S.  You can subscribe to my email newsletters and email updates OR subscribe to the blog posts only (scroll up above my social icons on the right column for that) OR subscribe to my YouTube videos – you can get my content any way or every way you choose now – just click and sign up!
P.P.PS. You can register for my next Jumpstart Your Marketing & Sales Summit Nov 12-15, 2014 where we’ll be working on this and so much more to jumpstart your business and yourself this year! Go to http://www.LiveBigEvents.com for info and a BIG SPECIAL OFFER & Early Bird Pricing now!

Have you got stacks of these around YOUR office?

Massive networking and consistent, relationship marketing follow up are the two main things that I did from day one, 12 years ago, (and still do!) to build a very successful and profitable business.

If you are attending networking events at least a couple times a month or more and/or speaking or being an exhibitor at live events then I would venture to guess that you are NOT doing enough follow up. NO ONE DOES!

You are most likely missing out on thousands of dollars every single month due to your lack of follow up (and following up in many different ways too, not just one or two). I find (and so do many of my clients who are using my Follow Up System) that the majority of sales (MAJORITY!!) I make from each event I attend happen in the follow up process! Yes, it’s true.

What I’ve also found though is that entrepreneurs just won’t take the time to do their follow up (the way it needs to be done). They/YOU just don’t take the time.

Then you wonder what happened and why didn’t you get any business? Or you think to yourself “boy, networking doesn’t work”. When it does work BUT you have to know how to ‘work it’. And you can still do that without being pushy or annoying….I do it all the time and so do my coaching clients.

So, if this is one area you KNOW you need help with and you know you need a system for so it will actually get done or delegated to be done….then please go grab my Follow Up System.

I can’t express enough how this will help you totally transform your business and your revenues. In it I teach you a lot more than just follow up too but it’s all in one convenient package to learn how to jumpstart your business and follow up right now, this could make a difference for you IMMEDIATELY in your sales. Plus you get a ton of other bonuses too this week when you buy it!

Have a great week!