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Easy Way To Get More Clients w/o Cold Calling

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by neodregan, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. neodregan

    neodregan Regular Member

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    I would've never thought something like this would work, but somehow it did amazingly! :cool:

    Earlier this week, I was at local Starbucks meeting with a client to go over details of a web design project. Over the course of our conversation, there were numerous people around us and I'm guessing they overheard most of what we were talking about. The only things I was mentioning were services that I was offering to my client such as Reputation Management (thanks 7878!), Google Places optimization, PPC Management, and going over our contract. So what right? I thought the same thing.

    After my client left, someone behind me at a different table started to chat with me all of a sudden about a web design project they needed as well because they overheard what I was saying and needed someone with my 'expertise'. We exchanged business cards and we have a meeting set week.

    What happened next? I couldn't believe it.

    Someone else called me today about a web design project! This new person got my card from the person that overheard my conversation initially! This new person what was at the same Starbucks but at a different table. We spoke today and we have a meeting booked for Monday.

    What does this all mean? I got two potential clients from meeting in a area where there were lots of people in a similar mind set as you. I'm talking Starbucks, Barnes & Noble, etc. Everyone has a computer and everyone there is possibly connected with other business minded people or a owner themselves.

    So next time you meet a client, meet them in a place like this and talk extra loud!
     
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    imperial444 Elite Member

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    Starbucks for life ;)
     
  3. vincevirzi

    vincevirzi Newbie

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    Starbucks is the best place to meet people and speak about business. I am there daily!
     
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    Sweet and Simple. The power of eavesdropping :p. Nice share, thanks!

     
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    So, basically we should go to starbucks and talk to our clients on a loud speaker? Just kidding...

    I think this was just a fluke, it's not like anyone can do this and expect a random person to come up and say they overheard you. Still a good story though!
     
  6. dariobl

    dariobl BANNED BANNED

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    Here is a twist, get a friend with you to a starbucks and pretend that you are a web designer and he is a potential client and talk about it for few hours until you get 5 new clients :D
     
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  7. neodregan

    neodregan Regular Member

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    I don't think this was a fluke. Think about it, Starbucks serves a specific demographic of people and the ones inside are usually business savvy people. I'm not saying put your relationship with your client on a loud speaker because of course some things are confidential. Just do it during meetings where your going over the structure of the site or your explaining other services you can or are doing for them. Test it out. You may get the same results.
     
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    Night Owl2 Junior Member

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    Hope this will increase your clients ;)

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