Saturday, June 4, 2016

They Don't Admire You For Your Words...


...They Admire You For Your Actions.

In the second part of this topic, "Do What You Say You Can Deliver", it still continues to amaze me how many businesses (online and in the public domain) still advertise what they think we wish to hear with no intentions of delivering it.

The idea is: Say anything to get them in the door, apologize, and then sell them what you have.

It doesn't work.

If you offer free Wi-Fi, a free morning newspaper, free Fresh coffee, home delivery, access to laundry services, all-you-can-eat services, the production of any object, shipping services, 24 hour anything, or particular office/store hours - do it or take it off your website/store advertising.

Apologize once, someone may return because you're the only game in town. Apologize twice, you've lost them and earned some incredible advertising - particularly if it's another business owner who will now have to bust his/her buns to make his customer happy.

There are too many aspiring business owners who can take your place in a heartbeat. Five to ten minutes a day to review the product/services you say you can offer will be worth thousands of dollars of positive or negative advertising.

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