Often times when looking for or sending business leads run into sensitive industries.
We have to be careful how we ask or send to prevent angry responses.
It was once mentioned by someone that they’d signed up for classes on having a healthier diet.
Well; they told friends I’m doing this & if you’re interested too let me know.
One friend got quite angry; feeling this was an assuming “pitch”.
They had simply only mentioned it to see if anyone else was interested in joining them.
Another example; if a Headshot photography company contacts me & says you might want to get new ones.
I’d be unhappy thinking they’re telling me that my current headshots were less than satisfactory.
And chances of me buying or sending any future leads would be non-existent.
Last Spring; was out and one person said they wanted to get into shape.
I told them that another had sent me a workout program that I use.
Another woman overheard & remarked Your friend told you to lose weight?
No, I laugh! Nothing like that.
She’d said I’m doing this for MYSELF; if anyone else wants to join me then let me know.
This way it didn’t look as if she was soliciting anyone.
It was I’m doing this for me instead of “you need this” which would make even a broom angry.
Would you just recommend a therapist or Doctor without knowing they wanted one?
Business leads for sensitive industries or even mentions are best approached lightly & with sensitivity.
It’s better to say we’re doing this for ourselves & would you know anyone else interested?
That way asking for Business Leads doesn’t seem a pushy solicitation that gets an angry response.
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