Thursday, January 22, 2015

Coffee Shop Chat - Boost Your Sales!

Someone gave me this idea on how to start conversations about your business while working at the local coffee shop. This is perfect for network marketers who want to connect with people who are looking for your services.

As much as I'd love to take credit for this, I will confess that the inspired information I share with you will most likely come from somewhere else. However, it is my pleasure to pass it on to my fellow business associates in an effort to help us all gain success this year. Hence, I have dusted off my Wicked Marketing blog in order to do so. Make sure to subscribe so you'll be updated with future brainstorm offspring.  It may benefit you!

Here's how to create conversations about your business in a coffee shop (in a non-threatening way). Go to or and create your custom laptop skin with the words "Talk to me about (insert your business here)."  For example, if you are a Real Estate Agent, your skin should say, "Talk to me about Real Estate" or "Talk to me about Selling Your Home" if you want to be more specific. The laptop is marketing space you could be using to your advantage! This could be YOU showing fellow coffee enthusiasts your products or services!

You can change up your laptop skin as often as you change your marketing campaign. Mine, for instance, might say "Talk to me about Wine Tastings". Next quarter, it could say, "Talk to me about Drinking Wine for a Living". Instead of using an online service, see if you can support one of the printers in your network to see if they can create something like this for you. Perhaps your other business partners might follow suit and want one for themselves. This means more referrals for your printer! If you are in the Orange County, CA area and don't know a local printer, feel free to contact Carey Jo and Tony at All We Print to see if they can help you!

Whatever business you are in, whether you are a Financial Planner, Mortgage Lender or an Independent Consultant with Mary Kay, Origami Owl, Jamberry Nails, Gold Canyon Candles, etc., you should be spending some time in a local coffee shop (my favorite is Monkey House Cafe in Huntington Beach) to connect with people in your area in need of your service or product.

Have I pimped enough businesses in my network yet?  Okay, you may go.

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