Posts Tagged ‘ expert ’

What Do You Write About? Part #1

Jan 6th, 2009 | By | Category: Marketing Professional Services, Marketing Services by Writing, Practice Building With Backend Sales

Article, report and whitepaper writing continue to lead the pack as things you can write to generate interest in your practice and establish your credentials as an authority figure. What is always hard is developing a list of topics to write on developing those ideas into a topic.

In either an earlier post or an email to the members of the Instant Practice Builder (http://instantpracticebuilder.com), I mentioned that one of the best ways to develop subject matter is to make a note of the question a client has when they call you and find an angle to turn that question and your answer into an article or report.



Printed Newsletters On The Cheap And Easy

Oct 20th, 2008 | By | Category: Marketing Services by Writing

By virtue of it being a tangible product, something your prospect can see, feel and touch, a printed newsletter shows the prospect that you are willing to put some time and effort into your relationship with them.

But, because it is a tangible product, it takes production time, and it takes money to create. Something that most startup practitioners have very little of to spare.

So, how do you maximize your production, while minimizing your expenses? Ah, the eternal question, posed by all Practice Builders.



Becoming a Rainmaker by Speaking

Aug 11th, 2008 | By | Category: Marketing With Speeches

If you’re a typical bookkeeper or accountant trying to build your practice using the traditional methods of networking and referrals, you’re probably struggling day after day and not getting the results you need.

Your competition has probably already positioned themselves in your community as the small business “expert.” You see their name in every seminar announcement from the local community college, or in the newspaper as a speaker at almost every Rotary or Kiwanis club meeting. And you wonder how they did it. How did they position themselves as the “expert?”



Practice Marketing For Busy Accountants

Aug 8th, 2008 | By | Category: Marketing Professional Services

Because they could not advertise, these “Rainmakers” used the skills lawyers are trained to use, writing and speaking. This came naturally; those lawyers are trained to write, things like briefs and contracts, and to speak, especially when arguing a case.

Financial professionals, such as accountants, were not so lucky. Their college training focused on how to add and subtract. Harsh as it may seem, accounting rules are basically rules of when to add and when to subtract from one side of the ledger to the other.



Writing And Using Articles

Jul 29th, 2008 | By | Category: Marketing Services by Writing

One of the basic tools of the rainmaker system is the writing and using of articles. You’ll enjoy a lot of benefits by having an article printed in a business or professional publication, or even in your local newspaper. However there are some misconceptions about what it will do, and these misconceptions usually wind up […]