Are there people in this world you’re dying to meet? People you really admire, and want to be a part of their team? The key to making these connections isn’t telling them how great they are, or what you want from them. Chances are they are surrounded by people who do that every day. You really need to stand out from the crowd, and it’s easier than you think.
To get the attention of people you respect, you need to show them how you can add value to them. That doesn’t mean brag about the things you done, it means show them what you can do to help them. Notice I said show, not tell. You’d be amazed at how much attention you can get by taking a little extra time out of your day and use your skills to provide a sample of what you can do for them.
It may seem like a waste of time to do something for free, and there’s always a chance nothing will come of it. If you think sacrificing a little bit of your time to prove your value is a waste, that mentality if only going to keep you from reaching the top.
On this episode of the James Swanwick show we are joined by a long time listener, Atticus Radley and his friend Ben Albert. Atticus reached out to provide James help with his social media and gave examples of what they can do. It’s now bloomed into a personal and professional relationship that wouldn’t have existed without Atticus proving his value.
Download this episode of the James Swanwick show to hear more about how you can successfully reach out to the people you want in your life.
- When you write an e-mail try to provide as much value as you can while asking for as little as you can.
- Take the time to research the people you are reaching out to.
- Embrace criticism and complaints, that’s where you learn the most.
- Stop sending in job applications and start sending in value.
- You want to give your customers free content and value.
- People can value things more when there’s a fear of missing out.
- People prefer benefits over features.
- You have to speak the language of your audience.
- You HAVE to be genuine and honest with your customers.
- People can smell BS.