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Month: July 2016

The value of a great center of influence or Referral Partner can far surpass the value of your biggest client. Are you maximizing your Referral Partners? Are you sure?

Are you making these mistakes?
• Assuming you’re referable?
• Assuming they know how to introduce you?
• Assuming they know who you serve the best?

Apply these 8 simple strategies + a bonus idea, and get ready for more introductions from high-trust sources in your community.


“Darn it! I forget to mention referrals with this client?” How many times have you thought that?

Remember when you were a child and your school teacher was teaching you how to cross the street with a traffic light? I think my daughter even had a song she used to sing.

Green means go. Red means stop! Yellow means be careful. Right?

Here’s a simple idea I learned from a participant on a recent webinar. He calls it “The Green Light Strategy.” See if this “lights you up!”


Have you ever met a referral prospect socially first, only to find it difficult to then schedule the business meeting?

Maybe you felt like you connected with the prospect over a meal or a round of golf, but the whole purpose of this social meeting – to gain a connection for a business conversation – fizzled away?

It’s possible you were missing the ONE KEY STRATEGY that would have made all the difference in the world. Don’t let this happen again!


I am often asked, “How often can I ask my client for referrals?” The thought of asking for referrals more than once feels pushy to some.

This is a hard question to answer, because it depends a lot on the client – how open they are to giving referrals, how connected they are, and who in their life you’ve discovered to suggest for a possible introduction.

There are two keys to asking for referrals a second or third time (or more)…


Referral Coach