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Your title to clients?

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by GummyBrian, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. GummyBrian

    GummyBrian BANNED BANNED

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    By what positions do you guys call yourself on business cards when you present yourself to clients?
    Do you call yourself SEO specialists? Web services? Lets throw some ideas around.
    Also, How do you guys name your company, do you use LLC? Or do you just keep it simple.
     
  2. hits79

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    I am not LLC yet, so I don't use it. On emails / and letters I send out, I use "CEO & Founder" under my SEO FIRM name.

    However on my business cards, I have SEO consultant :p
     
  3. brkseven

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    Web Consultant. It's broad, includes everything, it's mysterious enough that people want to know what it's about and therefore gives you the opp to explain in more detail than possible on a biz card. Works in most cases, although prob not all.
     
  4. BassTrackerBoats

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    I don't offer a title... I just tell them I am Greg.

    I'm not much more than that name anyway.

    Also, all my businesses that are US based are in a separate LLC.
     
  5. poweronics

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    CEO or SEO Manager in my case.
     
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    I beleive a personal touch is more better for long term. So I follow gregs advice most of the time.
     
  7. KevinA

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    No solid title, just my name, 'Owner' and business name, thats it..
     
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    On my business cards I have always used "Director" no need to elaborate on that..Its says you are the boss and you dont have to talk to anyone else to make a decision..Always pretty sad to see made up corporate handles on a business card
     
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    My business card says "Webdesign & e-marketing solutions"

    Putting "owner", "founder" or "SEO" is fine to let people what is your position in your company, but gives no idea as to what you are actually doing (i.e. how you can be of any help to them) - not the best idea IMO unless you have a tagline or something under your company name to that effect.
     
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    i like how "managing partner" sounds
     
  11. BigMarcusStud

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    I don't like using "CEO" or something of the same effect. It just screams...start-up.
     
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    I put administrator. I think owner and CEO screams startup, but that's just imo. I'm a rather low-key person.
     
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    CEO and owner get old once you get big. Everyone wants something for free at that point. They think you should cut them a deal.

    I had some cards make up with:

    Bad Ass Mother Fucker

    On them. To pay homage to Pulp Fiction.

    I have them out to "special clients". They loved them and had a great laugh.

    Don't forget to throw some laughs in. It doesn't have to be all biz all the time. Enjoy yourself.
     
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    I simply have "Business Development" despite being the owner of the business. This is mainly because I'm quite young, and I act as though we're MUCH bigger and experienced. When asked though I'm always completely honest.
     
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    Any management profile or member of Board of director.
     
  16. SevenYearItch

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    Why would I give them I title. Quite typically, I look down on my clients. I treat them like the needy little scumbags they truly are.

    To them, I embody everything they had ever wanted to become. But little do they know, I am just some guy that read up on these services on some online forums.

    They literally beg me to help them. So I always charge them out of the world prices.. And as for a title? They simply refer to me as Tony the bishop. Because it is almost god-like the way I turn their shitty little businesses into money grabbing machines.
     
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    Managing partner. I like it better than CEO, and I actually do have a partner and people who work for me :)
     
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    Look at the hundreds of business cards in your stash for examples. Most all of the ones I have say "Owner" unless they are financial/real estate agents in which case they get some watered down name like, agent or account manager.

    If you have to explain what you do through a title on your business card, your business card is not complete. Not saying that having a title is a bad thing - just saying that you should focus on the complete package. Owner conveys a good message of understanding that you know what you're doing or at least are the person with all the connections to getting things done. Drywallrob makes a good point about freebies, but it's just as easy to say no or transform it into a "I'll give you this great price" conversation.

    In my opinion, if you want to get elaborate with your title beyond Owner, do something creative that spawns conversation. Bad Ass Mother Fucker is a good (yet extreme) example. Pick a title for an ice breaker. Apple stores use "Genius". Try, Know It All, Expert, Smart Guy/Girl, Level 85 Warlock - whatever.
     
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    Operation Director for not-related to advertising company. I oversee operations and I'm among the shareholders.
    (sounds big and cocky isn't?) <-things that distinguish noob and experienced entrepreneur.

    but tbh, I normally tell people that I meet on social event that I'm the business development guy
    rarely tell my actual title to everybody even to my future clients cos it is lame to demand respect from client by telling "I'm the owner".

    I prefer them to respect me naturally i.e. after they discover that I'm the boss.
    After all, opinion that originate from oneself have more value