Create Your Own Power Pad
The Power Page is a pad in template form that you can carry around with you when you visit clients. Why is the Power Pad a template when you write so much information on it and transfer it to a computer program? By template in this instance, we mean a "Form".
You have all filled out order forms, forms for getting refunds, etc. Each of these forms requires the same information over and over again. We use forms to capture information and when you create your Power Pad templates, you will actually be creating a hand-written form that can be later transferred to the computer. Forms help you to be more organized and also to make sure you get all the information that you need when in a meeting. It will help you ask the right questions to fill in important information.
Creating your own template will also make you think about what is important. It will also help you to discard some data as totally irrelevant to the business at hand. You should carefully think about what to use and then design your form (template) so that it is easy to use. I know I have filled out information on some forms and wondered why they would need to know some of the things they ask for. Make it easy on yourself and know what it is you need to have in order to get to the proposal.
Do not give yourself lots of work; only gather what you need now and what you can use in the future. Design your template to be practical and useful. You can even have a space that records what promo items you have given to this client or to your potential customer. It gives you an excuse to call them and create yet another touch point.
Bette Daoust, Ph.D. has decided to find the best ways to get people's attention, be creative in how she presented herself and products, getting people to know who she was, and being visible all the time. Her friends and colleagues have often dubbed her the “Networking Queen”. Blueprints for Success - Networking: 150 ways to promote yourself is the first in this series. For more information visit http://www.BlueprintBooks.com
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Date Published : May 7 2007
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