What Does Thumbs Up Mean?

Kevin Willett says that business and emoji’s do not mix.

Last week I sent a message to a person on social media asking them if they were interested in attending networking events. He responded with a thumbs up emoji, which of course I thought meant that he was interested. When I later sent him further information, he responded by saying he was not interested. I encourage you to not respond to a message with a thumbs up or a ‘K’ or any other emoji’s. If you are busy, please wait until you have time to respond properly to make sure you are communicating the right message. Follow the same advice I give to my 3 year old nephew and use your words.

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Kevin Willett is the Author of One Connection How you can grow your business  (and change the world) one connection at a time. The business networking book is available on Amazon. Purchase One Connection on Amazon

Kevin is also the CEO of the Friends of Kevin Networking Group  and the New England B2B Networking Group. Please connect with him on social media to hear about his upcoming business networking events.

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Why You Should Be Cautious About Commenting on People’s Weight Loss

Kevin Willett shares how sometimes meaning well can have the opposite effect.

It seems like many of my friends are obsessed with weight loss and congratulating people when they lose weight. Although your intentions are good, please remember that not all weight loss is good.  Suffering from illness and life events can also cause people to lose weight, so please make sure that you understand the reason for the weight loss before you comment on it. I have a friend who is going through a divorce and he commented to me the other day that it makes him sad when people congratulate him. Sometimes meaning well can have the opposite effect.

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Kevin Willett is the Author of One Connection How you can grow your business  (and change the world) one connection at a time. The business networking book is available on Amazon. Purchase One Connection on Amazon

Kevin is also the CEO of the Friends of Kevin Networking Group  and the New England B2B Networking Group. Please connect with him on social media to hear about his upcoming business networking events.

Who is a Good Client for You?

Kevin Willett says the more specific you are the easier it is to refer you.

Has anyone ever asked you who is a good client for you? How did you respond? Did you say everyone? Or anyone? You want to be careful not to reply that way because it doesn’t help the person identify potential clients for you.

Let me give you an example. Let’s say you are a financial planner and you say everyone would make a good client. Now I would agree everyone could benefit from working with you. But if I know a lot of financial planners what will prompt me to remember you?  If you tell me that you are a financial planner interested in meeting people going through life events such as getting married, having a baby or retiring, I will think of you when I meet someone in one of those situations.

The better job you do drawing a picture in my mind of your ideal client, the better job I can do of helping you find them. Remember the more specific you are the easier it is to refer you.

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Kevin Willett is the Author of One Connection How you can grow your business  (and change the world) one connection at a time. The business networking book is available on Amazon. Purchase One Connection on Amazon

Kevin is also the CEO of the Friends of Kevin Networking Group  and the New England B2B Networking Group. Please connect with him on social media to hear about his upcoming business networking events.

Don’t Stop Being Nice

Kevin Willett says to surround yourself with people who inspire you

Yesterday, my friend posted on social media, that every time she is nice it comes back to bite her. I think we can all relate to that feeling sometimes, but please don’t give in to the temptation to change and stop helping people. However, I do think you need to re-evaluate the relationships you have with the people in your life from time to time. I know this is hard for most people. Sadly, you may have people in your life who are holding you back from reaching your goals and dreams, so you have to ask yourself why they are still part of your life? Maybe you should consider spending less time with them to minimize the negative impact they have on you and your business and make new friends who inspire you. Either way, in the end, you should never stop being kind and helpful both in business and your personal life.

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Kevin Willett is the Author of One Connection How you can grow your business  (and change the world) one connection at a time. The business networking book is available on Amazon. Purchase One Connection on Amazon

Kevin is also the CEO of the Friends of Kevin Networking Group  and the New England B2B Networking Group. Please connect with him on social media to hear about his upcoming business networking events.