How are you connecting with others?
As a best selling author, a motivational speaker and a successful businessman I have heard from a number of people that they admire the connections I make with people. When you get good at something, anything really, it becomes second nature and maybe you don’t, but I tend to minimize it.
A number of years ago, I took a class at the Tulsa Glassblowing school. It was something I always wanted to do. As I attended more classes, I got better and better at it and some of the techniques became second nature.
In my previous blog, I talk about making goals “simpler” to achieve them. “Think about how some of your goals can be changed this year to make it simple, but achievable.”
As far as connecting with others, lets make it yet again…..simple.
1. If you want to connect with others, wear a name tag. Who are you?
I can’t begin to tell you how many network meetings I have been to where most guests did not have a name tag on. It sounds elementary, but when people see my name tag, I get the typical responses:
- They address me by name
- They often tell me how they love Chick-fil-A
- Better yet, they tell me how they love MY Chick-fil-A
2. Carry business cards and showcase your skills
I know it seems silly, but the exact same thing. How will you be set apart from others? In the movie Hitch, Will Smith’s character Coaches Kevin James Character on how to impress a girl. He calls it “Shock and Awe,” how do you stand out from the rest? If you are going to hand your card out, don’t just walk away. Consider how many other cards that particular individual got from business like yours. How will you stand out from “the pile.”
3. And as always….Make It Remarkable
Then of course, what are you doing to make sure they remember you? I had a vision of a card I wanted to have created. So I planted the seed and it turned out extraordinary! I took a simple thank you card ne step farther. How are you going to take it one step forward when connecting with others?
Give them the “Shock and Awe!”
Arthur Greeno is the Owner/Operator Of Chick-fil-A Eastside Market and Woodland Hills Mall of Tulsa, Oklahoma as well as an entrepreneur, Best Selling Author, Coach and Mentor. Arthur’s mission is to Teach, Inspire and Serve. Arthur is best known for being an expert and Marketing Guru. Teaching his team and others about how to HONOR their guests is an integral part of his business model. Arthur has accomplished two Guinness Book of World Records and participated in more. Arthur was named One of The Top Tulsa Men of Distinction of 2015. If you are interested in having Arthur speak to your organization, conduct training or coaching please contact us here.