Postage Stamp Project
100+ Stamps in 100 Days – Day 91
A daily happy mail campaign and blog! I will be making an effort to send out at least 100 cards/letters over the next 100 days and blogging it. Encouraging a return to written correspondence!
Saturday June 11, 2011
Sharing the Postage Stamp Project
Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of sharing the postage stamp project with my networking group. I started by handing out two colored envelopes with stamps already affixed. I asked them to write their return address on the envelope right away. I then proceeded to share with them how sending cards is an effective method of follow up, that the majority of business people are not using. If done right you can have differentiation for under a buck.
I had a hand out with ideas for sending cards to people beyond the obvious birthdays and holidays.
Some people shared the last time they had received a card and how it made them feel. One person even volunteered the incredible power of using handwritten cards to boost sales, citing a personal example as well as that of Joe Girard, a famous car salesman who wrote cards to his clients on a monthly basis. He holds a record for being the number one salesman in the country for over 10 years.
I am sending out cards today to the people in my uLinkNetwork networking group, and because some don’t list their address on their website because the business is home based, I will just have to send their card to the address where we meet every two weeks. One must get creative!
Dr. Jared Thomas is the chiropractor of the group with Thomas Chiropractic. He speaks of restoring the body to its proper function. I have visited his office multiple times and I can proudly say that he is the first chiropractor that I have used where I don’t get a headache after the adjustment.
Ashish Arya is the dentist of Whitney Oaks Dental. He says, “Some call me a dentist, but what I do is beautify your smile!”
Adam Clark is dedicated to saving you money through his company Paramount Energy Solutions. Providing savings on energy is his specialty through the installation of solar power panels on your home. Offering a variety of financing options, Paramount helps you make an investment that is recouped in no time at all and offers continuous savings.
Doug Fitzsimmons is the computer specialist of our group with Pinnacle Computer Care. He cleaned up my computer and it is running smoother than ever. Check out his website/blog for great tips to release your inner computer nerd.
Julie Gramyk owns Pampering Angels. If you need to relax and unwind with a professional facial or massage, I highly recommend that you visit her and her pampering staff. You will not be sorry. Brian Taylor with evolveUniversity is a partner with Julie and offers incredible trainings on Time Management, Goal Setting, and other must haves in today’s dynamic business world.
Nicolette Lawrence is the owner of Nicolette’s Photography. Just a visit to her online portfolio shows you that she is not only an amazing photographer but also a specialist at getting people to relax into just the right shot!
Irina Pankratova is our Real Estate Agent with Re/Max Gold. She will amaze you with her approach to challenges. The tougher the better. Her goal is to make buying a home a piece of cake while she handles all the hard work.
Glennen Quyn is the owner of Cal-Pro Home Inspection. He will make sure that the home you buy is really the investment you think it is by detecting repairs that might otherwise have gone unnoticed until months or years after the sale. Talk about peace of mind!
Lucas Rayburn is with Principal Financial Group. His goal is to give you peace of mind in your financial through proper insurance. Lucas and I actually met on an airplane about 8 months ago and coincidentally ended up in the same networking group.
Josh Saunders is the investment specialist with Great Pacific Wealth Management. His specialty goes beyond traditional stocks and bonds into commodity investments where investors have historically fared better than stocks and bonds alone. What is a commodity? Think coffee, cotton, oil, precious metals, etc.
Jon Sealy of Jon Sealy Construction is our newest member. From replacing a light fixture to building your dream home, it is his commitment to provide the client with the finished product that makes their dreams come true.
Amber Tillery of Tillery Family Insurance Agency is our insurance agent with Farmers. What makes their agency special is their undying commitment to their customers, assisting them with everything from adequate coverage to help navigating the chaos when they have to make a claim. Customer service as it should be.
Check out any of these professionals for reliable, quality service!
Stay tuned: 9 days to go!
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About the Author: Michele Valencia, owner of influenSPHERE, a Networking & Business Relationship Consulting company, helps new and established business professionals discover and fully utilize their inherent networking strengths to have greater positive impact in their sphere of influence through a mix of old-school networking techniques with a healthy dose of online networking.