Another year has been etched into the annals of history, and
embark on the exciting and unpredictable future that 2003 holds
all of us.
This is the first 2003 edition of the Brain-Trusts quarterly
newsletter. This publication is dedicated to discussing innovative
(sometimes new and sometime seasoned) ideas on how we can improve
our businesses during the coming year.
In these publications, we will:
*Discuss the opinions of myself and other professionals on
to improve our businesses in today's changing market.
*Recommend publications and articles, we feel will be beneficial
to many areas of your Business, Professional and Personal
*Notify you of coming events, training seminars and on-line
classes available through other consultants, professionals and
Brain-Trusts International, Inc. These learning opportunities
will be beneficial to you, your managers/employees and company
in many areas including business management and employee
Some events & trainings may be disseminated in separate
Increasing Revenue In a Declining
HOW CAN YOU IMPROVE YOUR BUSINESS TODAY?
Follow-up and Follow Through: Throughout my consulting career
been totally amazed by the number of people in business who
follow-up, do not return phone calls and do not return emails.
any business, it is imperative that you adopt a proactive policy
always following up with leads that are given to you, prospective
clients and current clients. It is unacceptable for any business
to return a phone call or an email. You need to treat every
contact or email contact as the one that may generate hundreds,
thousands or millions of dollars to your company. You never
should never assume. I recommend that all follow-up should be
completed with in one working day.
I do not recommend that any company use e-mail auto-responders.
responders are telling your clients that you are too busy to
just do not care enough to respond to their emails and if at
in the future you feel their contact deserves a real response
get back to them. One company found out the hard way about auto-
responders. Another company that also used auto-responders contacted
them and before the day was over their respective companies
generated over 150 auto-responder messages to each other.
Follow Through. Make it a policy to never promise what you
deliver. By adopting the policy to always under promise and
deliver your clients should always be happy with your service.
in turn will alleviate calls from unsatisfied clients and they
help to promote your business. Tell your clients when you will
back with them and then deliver as promised. I have a friend
was recently looking for Health Insurance. The first agent did
follow through with his promise to provide information for over
weeks and then was upset when my friend purchased insurance
another agent. The first agent was contacted 3 times for the
Remember for every unsatisfied client/customer they will tell
people who will tell 3 more. For every satisfied customer they
tell 3 people. You need to work 10 times harder to build a good
business reputation then a bad one.
------------------ Up Coming Events
& Company Brain Bytes-------------
* Our name has changed to Brain-Trusts, International, Inc.
* Essential Tools for Team Building is now available on-line.
Our team-building seminar is a professional coaching-based course.
This Internet and Teleclass course is open for registration
now.Classes begin in March, so register now!
Visit the course information on-line:
Pay & Register on-line:
* Brain-Trusts provides essential services to businesses and
organizations. What business goals do you have for 2003? We
you on track and moving & completing your business goals.
If you would like to contribute articles or information for
consideration of being published in this newsletter, please
The Art of Innovation Newsletter is published and distributed
Brain-Trusts, International, Inc. Copyright 2003. Please contact
Rick Allen: strategist @ brain-trusts.com for questions or inquiries.