We have all had the experience of throwing a stone in a pond and watching the waves ripple across the surface in ever expanding, concentric circles. Just as a ripple hits the shoreline, your reputation for the quality and quantity of service you render, precedes you in your marketplace.
Whether you’re aware of it or not, there’s an active “word-of-mouth campaign” going on about you in your community. So the real question isn’t whether or not people are talking about you, but more importantly, what are they saying?
Consumer surveys consistently underscore the importance of impeccable business ethics and professional character traits as key considerations when selecting a salesperson. Among the most sought after character traits are: personal integrity, reliability, trustworthiness, competency, responsiveness and confidentiality.