Your Spouse Does What?

24 03 2010

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If you are like many small business owners, you try not to miss an opportunity to network with others. Did you know that some of your best referrals could come from your spouse, directly or indirectly sharing your business information with others? But if you are like Jennifer Harmon, you may need to train your spouse on what to say.

Darrell Harmon, of People Smarts, often uses examples from home in his business training sessions to explain how crucial conversations and crucial confrontations can be handled. Darrell used to say, “My wife does Pampered Chef.” Well yes, that is Jennifer’s business, and she has been a successful consultant for the past 13 years.

But here are the phrases Jennifer asked her husband to use to create an interest in her business:

“My wife goes into homes and teaches cooking skills.”
“My wife teaches women meal planning and cooking tips.”
“My wife shares with other women how to bring the family back around the table.”

The results – increased sales!

Have you been overlooking the opportunity to have your spouse or other family members network for you?

Bev McCrostie, M.Ed.
Virtual Assistant Certificate
Red Deer College
Bev.mccrostie@rdc.ab.ca
www.virtualassist.ca

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3 responses

25 03 2010
Michael Zaro

Bev,

It was great talking with you today. After Bryan and I were done with our meeting i had a chance to look around your blog. I like the content but i went to retweet your most recent post about networking and couldn’t find the little green button so common now on blogs. One great way to publicize what you do is by allowing others to talk about it. I believe the company is called tweetmeme and as far as i know it’s free. There may be others but tweetmeme is by far the most common. Googleshare also has a way to do allow others to retweet or buzz about your post.

Happy blogging!!

Michael Zaro

30 03 2010
bevmccrostie

Michael, I did some more checking in the WordPress Help menu and found out this:

Plugins are tools used to extend the functionality of the WordPress platform. However, they are only applicable to privately-hosted blogs and web sites using the WordPress.org software. Plugins are not permitted on WordPress.com for various security reasons.

So it looks like I will need to migrate my blog over to WordPress.org.

Bev

30 03 2010
Kristen

This is such a clever idea! I’ve never thought of just using family member’s coversation as a marketing tool.
Way cool.

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