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Toooting your horn in business

Most business owners are asked “How’s business?” Every time you stand up at a networking meeting or are in a social or business setting, that question is asked. Stop and think, what is your typical answer? Do you say “Fine” or “Great”? Some people answer “I’m Swamped” or “It couldn’t be better”. What do you you may have more business than you can handle so you really don’t need a referral or that business is lousy and you don’t want anyone else to know.

The following excerpt from the book 29% Solution provides us with a good definition of tooting your horn: Horn tooting is simply making positive, factual statements about your business in a way that highlights your successes while leaving the door open for new clients. Its purpose is to share positive information about your business with people who may be in a position to refer you or promote you to others.

Let’s look at some possible answers when asked “How’s business?”

  • “My last few months were pretty good, but we’re expecting to increase our client base even further in the next two months.”
  • “I’ve got 10 new accounts so far this year, but my goal is 30”
  • “I have just increased my office staff and am looking for new opportunities.”

These responses accomplish a few things for you and your business:

  • They inform the person of your accomplishments in a positive manner
  • They provide information that can be repeated by someone on your behalf
  • They let people know how they can help you grow your business.

Take a sheet of paper and write two answers to the following questions:

  • “How’s Business”
  • “What’s New”

Memorize your answers and use them next time you are asked one of these questions. Remember, if you don’t toot your own horn, who will?

Strategic Duck offers the very best support in Business Planning and Coaching. Call us today for a free one hour consultation.

Nick J. Petra         www.strategicduck.com            Please tell all your friends about our blog and services.

Make it a Successful Today!

Most business owners are asked “How’s business?” Every time you stand up at a networking meeting or are in a social or business setting, that question is asked. Stop and think, what is your typical answer? Do you say “Fine” or “Great”? Some people answer “I’m Swamped” or “It couldn’t be better”. What do you you may have more business than you can handle so you really don’t need a referral or that business is lousy and you don’t want anyone else to know.

The following excerpt from the book 29% Solution provides us with a good definition of tooting your horn: Horn tooting is simply making positive, factual statements about your business in a way that highlights your successes while leaving the door open for new clients. Its purpose is to share positive information about your business with people who may be in a position to refer you or promote you to others.

Let’s look at some possible answers when asked “How’s business?”

  • “My last few months were pretty good, but we’re expecting to increase our client base even further in the next two months.”
  • “I’ve got 10 new accounts so far this year, but my goal is 30”
  • “I have just increased my office staff and am looking for new opportunities.”

These responses accomplish a few things for you and your business:

  • They inform the person of your accomplishments in a positive manner
  • They provide information that can be repeated by someone on your behalf
  • They let people know how they can help you grow your business.

Take a sheet of paper and write two answers to the following questions:

  • “How’s Business”
  • “What’s New”

Memorize your answers and use them next time you are asked one of these questions. Remember, if you don’t toot your own horn, who will?

Strategic Duck offers the very best support in Business Planning and Coaching. Call us today for a free one hour consultation.

Nick J. Petra         www.strategicduck.com            Please tell all your friends about our blog and services.

Make it a Successful Today!

Most business owners are asked “How’s business?” Every time you stand up at a networking meeting or are in a social or business setting, that question is asked. Stop and think, what is your typical answer? Do you say “Fine” or “Great”? Some people answer “I’m Swamped” or “It couldn’t be better”. What do you you may have more business than you can handle so you really don’t need a referral or that business is lousy and you don’t want anyone else to know.

The following excerpt from the book 29% Solution provides us with a good definition of tooting your horn: Horn tooting is simply making positive, factual statements about your business in a way that highlights your successes while leaving the door open for new clients. Its purpose is to share positive information about your business with people who may be in a position to refer you or promote you to others.

Let’s look at some possible answers when asked “How’s business?”

  • “My last few months were pretty good, but we’re expecting to increase our client base even further in the next two months.”
  • “I’ve got 10 new accounts so far this year, but my goal is 30”
  • “I have just increased my office staff and am looking for new opportunities.”

These responses accomplish a few things for you and your business:

  • They inform the person of your accomplishments in a positive manner
  • They provide information that can be repeated by someone on your behalf
  • They let people know how they can help you grow your business.

Take a sheet of paper and write two answers to the following questions:

  • “How’s Business”
  • “What’s New”

Memorize your answers and use them next time you are asked one of these questions. Remember, if you don’t toot your own horn, who will?

Strategic Duck offers the very best support in Business Planning and Coaching. Call us today for a free one hour consultation.

Nick J. Petra         www.strategicduck.com            Please tell all your friends about our blog and services.

Make it a Successful Today!

Most business owners are asked “How’s business?” Every time you stand up at a networking meeting or are in a social or business setting, that question is asked. Stop and think, what is your typical answer? Do you say “Fine” or “Great”? Some people answer “I’m Swamped” or “It couldn’t be better”. What do you you may have more business than you can handle so you really don’t need a referral or that business is lousy and you don’t want anyone else to know.

The following excerpt from the book 29% Solution provides us with a good definition of tooting your horn: Horn tooting is simply making positive, factual statements about your business in a way that highlights your successes while leaving the door open for new clients. Its purpose is to share positive information about your business with people who may be in a position to refer you or promote you to others.

Let’s look at some possible answers when asked “How’s business?”

  • “My last few months were pretty good, but we’re expecting to increase our client base even further in the next two months.”
  • “I’ve got 10 new accounts so far this year, but my goal is 30”
  • “I have just increased my office staff and am looking for new opportunities.”

These responses accomplish a few things for you and your business:

  • They inform the person of your accomplishments in a positive manner
  • They provide information that can be repeated by someone on your behalf
  • They let people know how they can help you grow your business.

Take a sheet of paper and write two answers to the following questions:

  • “How’s Business”
  • “What’s New”

Memorize your answers and use them next time you are asked one of these questions. Remember, if you don’t toot your own horn, who will?

Strategic Duck offers the very best support in Business Planning and Coaching. Call us today for a free one hour consultation.

Nick J. Petra         www.strategicduck.com            Please tell all your friends about our blog and services.

Make it a Successful Today!

Most business owners are asked “How’s business?” Every time you stand up at a networking meeting or are in a social or business setting, that question is asked. Stop and think, what is your typical answer? Do you say “Fine” or “Great”? Some people answer “I’m Swamped” or “It couldn’t be better”. What do you you may have more business than you can handle so you really don’t need a referral or that business is lousy and you don’t want anyone else to know.

The following excerpt from the book 29% Solution provides us with a good definition of tooting your horn: Horn tooting is simply making positive, factual statements about your business in a way that highlights your successes while leaving the door open for new clients. Its purpose is to share positive information about your business with people who may be in a position to refer you or promote you to others.

Let’s look at some possible answers when asked “How’s business?”

  • “My last few months were pretty good, but we’re expecting to increase our client base even further in the next two months.”
  • “I’ve got 10 new accounts so far this year, but my goal is 30”
  • “I have just increased my office staff and am looking for new opportunities.”

These responses accomplish a few things for you and your business:

  • They inform the person of your accomplishments in a positive manner
  • They provide information that can be repeated by someone on your behalf
  • They let people know how they can help you grow your business.

Take a sheet of paper and write two answers to the following questions:

  • “How’s Business”
  • “What’s New”

Memorize your answers and use them next time you are asked one of these questions. Remember, if you don’t toot your own horn, who will?

Strategic Duck offers the very best support in Business Planning and Coaching. Call us today for a free one hour consultation.

Nick J. Petra         www.strategicduck.com            Please tell all your friends about our blog and services.

Make it a Successful Today!

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