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The Importance Of A Meeting Diet

By Michael Roderick  -  On 08 Sep, 2014 -  0 comments

When you first start any new venture there is the likelihood that you will start having more meetings in your life. These meetings can include networking meetings, partner meetings, client meetings, planning meetings, etc. Many of these meetings will feel super productive. You’ll talk about the future, maybe some partnerships, and you may also close

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Novice vs. Pro

By Michael Roderick  -  On 04 Sep, 2014 -  0 comments

If you are an entrepreneur in the early stages of your business, then you likely do not have a salesperson working for you. You are the one doing the selling and that means you are the one who has to pitch and ask for business. For many people this is one of the most uncomfortable

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Two Things To Consider About How Your Network Sees You

By Michael Roderick  -  On 03 Sep, 2014 -  0 comments

How you are seen in your network is a very important thing and you can be seen in one of two ways: The first is as a service provider. You have a service that people pay for and, when the pain point or problem you address through your service comes up, your network thinks of

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Want To Build A Tribe? Do This.

By Michael Roderick  -  On 02 Sep, 2014 -  0 comments

Many entrepreneurs are interested in building a following for the work that they do. Whether you are looking for more readers for your blog, more subscribers for your mailing lists, or more people to attend the events you host, the main idea is to develop a tribe very quickly. But how do you go about

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Following Up vs. Following The “Out”

By Michael Roderick  -  On 27 Aug, 2014 -  0 comments

Many of us have heard the phrase “follow up or fail” but do we actually take it to heart? We know that we need to follow up but often we don’t because we are afraid of what the other person might say, we’re afraid of looking needy, or we’re afraid that the other person will

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Lies We Tell Ourselves About Investors

By Michael Roderick  -  On 25 Aug, 2014 -  0 comments

There are a number of lies we tell ourselves about investors. One of the most common questions I get from people with projects looking for money is, “How do I find investors?” and my answer is always the same: “Stop calling them investors.” Investors are people, not some magical creature, and they are not the

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Be a Doctor, Not a Dabbler: The Best Way to Approach One-on-One Meetings

By Michael Roderick  -  On 21 Aug, 2014 -  0 comments

If building business relationships is important to you, then you likely will find that one-on-one meetings with potential referral partners, prospects, and other business owners is an essential part of that process. The interesting thing is that many times people waste these opportunities for partnerships and support by spending the entire time trying to sell,

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Save Some Trees: One Thing To Check For Before Handing Out Anything

By Michael Roderick  -  On 20 Aug, 2014 -  0 comments

It is not uncommon in one-on-one meetings for someone to have “materials” on who they are and what they do. If you happen to be one of those people, you run the same risk as the people on the street handing out flyers. If you do not want your pamphlets, folders, and one-sheets to end

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Start (Even If You Suck): What To Do When You Don’t Know Anyone Yet

By Michael Roderick  -  On 19 Aug, 2014 -  0 comments

One of the toughest things to do in any field is to get started. Whether we are sitting down to write, getting ready to go to the gym, or about to ask someone out the moments directly before are the toughest. Seth Godin has said that anxiety is experiencing failure in advance and, in many

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The One Question You Need To Ask In Order To Make Good Referrals

By Michael Roderick  -  On 18 Aug, 2014 -  0 comments

There is no arguing that referrals can be a game changer in any business. A good referral can lessen the time it takes to close a sale, open doors to a different industry, or even increase the size of a project. Many business owners will consider you an invaluable resource if you are able to

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