Make March Magical by sharing your gratitude! Each day, I challenge you to write a review for a local business or professional. Where do you go when you want to find out about a specific product or service? If you are like 90% of the consumers, you go to the web. You check reviews. You decide based on what you find. In fact, studies show that a review from a stranger often holds more weight than a referral from a friend.
We have been engaged in a BOLD Day Challenge, which is writing One Thank you note per day to someone that we are grateful for. The results have been heartwarming… even in this cold, snowy time!
Let’s take it one step further this time, and actually write a review with the same strategy as our notes. This means being generous in our praise, and identifying the ONE strategic differentiator that the person possesses. So, when the consumer is reading the review, they will have no question what it is that makes that person special.
Reviews are so important to businesses today, yet we all struggle to ask our happy clients for them. So, for March, share your magic… in the way of a review.
Here are some ways to leave a review:
Google their business. Their business will come up and on the right hand side of the page will be their ‘google business’. On the bottom of that box, there is a spot that says to review. Click that spot. (If their business does not come up, let them know that they have not claimed their business on Google. It’s easy to do- have them call me for help!)
Go to Yelp– Leave them a review with Yelp. Yelp is important because when you ask Siri a question, Yelp answers. Yelp is tricky though, because they want you to be a ‘Yelper’ and do more than one review.
Go to their website. Most websites have prompts on how they want you to leave a review.
Go to their Facebook page– While it won’t be indexed by google, many people will see, and that is very significant to the business or professional.
Go to their Linked In Page. This is the professional equivalent to Facebook for a business professional. Please note! A recommendation is much more powerful than an endorsement. You want to leave a recommendation!
Go to www.lovethemtellthem.com. We have LOTTIE the LOVEbug- Which is a platform to leave Live Online Video Endorsements . Share your LOVE! Video is the king of all communication, because your sentiments can be heard!
Keep following us through month for more suggestions, feedback, comments, and tips!
Let’s make March Magical!