When I give a speech at an event, I usually enjoy the talk, interact with my audience, and generally have fun. Afterwards, I get barraged with people giving me their business cards, and asking me for things…business, introductions, free books…even once a life insurance policy. All this happens in first five minutes as I’m walking (usually hobbling carefully in high heels) down from the stage.
So, it is always especially refreshing when someone offers me something to help ME. That happened last night at our Board meeting. I’d mentioned we were looking for new office space, and after the meeting…Alex came up to me and told me that there is lots of very nice space in his building, and he’d get me the name of the manager and phone number, if I wanted. It was a nice gesture, with no ulterior motive on his part. And, I appreciated it.
The same thing happens on networking sites, like Twitter. Some people are forever hawking their products, and they do it every hour. Others provide value, like John Kremer. He sent me his Marketing Book Tip of the Week, and it is full of information for me. I never market any of my books, but he gave me some ideas I will try.
He also offers a Twitter Mania Manual, a full downloadable book you can get an use and it is full of great ideas. So You try it…give first, and then maybe give again…and good tings will begin to happen.
John Kremer, you’re great!