10. Social media.
People want to do business with people they like and trust. Connect with friends, colleagues and people you’ve done business with. Set up the app “Job Change Notifier.” The app sends you an email whenever your connections change their employer. Great for those working with 401(k) rollovers or simply a great way to congratulate them and keep your network engaged.
9. Client trust.
In my opinion, it all starts and ends with being referable. Getting a client is easy. Being the person your client trusts and is ready to enthusiastically hand out your business materials to everyone they know is the least expensive and highest result marketing a producer can use.
8. Saturday morning golf.
During the summer months, if you golf, don’t be afraid to schedule yourself a tee time around 9 a.m. for one. Get paired up with a couple or maybe three other guys; it’s an opportunity to meet two to three new prospects per week and you already have one thing in common. At the end of the four hours I’m sure you’ll know if you’re going to do business, and if not, you enjoyed a round of golf.
If you have done rollovers, ask your satisfied clients if they know former co-workers who will be retiring soon. They are normally pleased to help out.
6. Walking and Talking.
The old style of prospecting that is walking and talking, handing out business cards, asking for referrals. It is an excellent social event with great results!
-John T. Corbin
5. The Golden Rule.
Take excellent care to service your clients because you never know who they will refer to you. Believe that what goes around comes around.