So now you have gathered 5 business cards and discovered a few things about each of their businesses or professions.
OK Brian, how do you get insurance referrals? Read...
Step 2: As you meet new people and learn about their businesses, now you start to help these people get what they want. This is key. Because everyone else is either not really engaged in networking, or they are wondering how they are going to make a sale, find a joint venture partner, or maybe they are not focused at all on their goals at this meeting because of a 'fire' they have to put out at work. It could be anything...
But you are different. You are the one who is learning about other peoples businesses, and you might be able to help them make connections they couldn't or wouldn't make on their own. The goal is insurance referrals (or financial planning referrals...it'll work in any industry)...
For example, if you meet a telecommunications representative and you just finished up a conversation with a real estate office manager who was having problems with her phone system, you could bring them together. "Hey Jennifer, this is Sally and she was telling me that her phone system is all haywire. Maybe you could help her figure out the problem?"
Now you've helped them make a connection, and potentially helped them solve a problem.
Do this with as many people as possible. People will appreciate you, and you will make a big impact. Don't expect anything in return. Just help other people get what they want.
You'll probably get a few insurance referrals right off the bat because of your selfless assistance of other professionals. But we aren't done yet...
It's just one way to work the room comfortably, and it's fun.
Step 3: The next day, send a postcard with your picture, and a small advertisement melded into it like this...
'Nice Meeting You' Insurance Referral Postcard Back:
While most people are putting business cards in a drawer or maybe sending an email to a few people they met, you are making a bigger impact. You helped other professionals make a few connections, potentially solved of few of their problems, and maybe they grew their businesses as well...
AND you are giving them a little Wow factor with your postcard. It's the added touch that puts you head and shoulders above everyone else.
Who are they going to think of when it comes time to referring a friend or family member? They guy who only calls once in a while for policy reviews, or the guy or gal who helps them get what they want, and follows up with unique IMPRESSIONABLE marketing pieces like this insurance referral technique?
In addition, your postcard will generate a few leads for you over time. See the postcard and the example USP.
So now you can put these people in your software program and follow up with them through direct mail and email.
If you liked this tip, be sure you are get my referral marketing mini course.
Let me know how this works for you.Brian Maroevich
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