Tell your story and attract your listeners

You are strolling at the market and you see a young man standing on a platform. He shouts about creating a better world. “Things have to change. We can not continue this way. We must consume less! Therefor, I have….”

Everyone walks by and nobody seems to listen or looks interested in his story. You also keep on walking. “When nobody stops to listen, it probably is not interesting”, are your thoughts.

A bit further you see a young lady. She is sitting on a bench and more than ten people are sitting close to her and listen. She is telling a story, but you can’t hear it. You move a bit closer.

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You can hear what she is talking about, but it still is difficult to understand everything she says. Slowly you move closer, until you are almost uncomfortably close to some other listeners.

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Deirdre Breakenridge on Public Relations and attracting clients

New inspiration on how experts attract clients and find new business in their niche. This interview with Deirdre Breakenridge is about public relations and social media and how she gets new clients.

Deirdre Breakridge PR 2.0 foto by Hyku via Flickr

The Expert

Deirdre has worked over 20 years in the communications industry. At one time she had an agency with about 40 people. Now she is the founder and CEO of Pure Performance Communications with only a few people who all work from their homes. A good way to combine entrepreneurship and family.

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Pieter van Osch on Commercial Idealism and Attracting Clients

To give you inspiration on how experts in the market, attract clients and find new business in their niche I started a series of video interviews. This interview is with Pieter van Osch of Commercial Idealism.

Last week the interview was with Jane Boyd on work life balance and attracting clients. Next week I will publish the interview with Deirdre Breakenridge.

The Expert

Pieter van Osch

Pieter van Osch (@pyotr) believes that customer experience drives business growth, He is the founder of Commercial Idealism, and stands for Soft Skills, Real Results.
Pieter calls himself a Professional eye-opener.

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Best People Attraction Model

Working and experimenting for over 10 years on the best way how to attract clients I have created a model. This model can help you to stop chasing clients and start client attraction for your business.

Attracting Clients Customers Leads Suppliers Vendors Partners Freelancers Virtual Assistants Attracting clients online will also result in a better balance between entrepreneurship and family.

Self employed

For the last 4 years I have focused on the self-employed or independent professionals in my business. Professionals in what they do and they work independently. They run their own business.

I love working with these entrepreneurs. They want to move forward, they are willing to change, want to grow/improve, and make decisions.

Thus the model works best for the self-employed, the independent professional or the solopreneur. You are for example a trainer, coach, speaker, author, mentor, consultant.

What are you struggling with

When people subscribe to my newsletter I ask two questions in a follow up mail.
1. What is your expertise
2. What are you struggling with

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