During these challenging times many of us are literally wringing our hands wondering how we can maintain our professional relationships while being under a quarantine. And if you’re a person that provides a service, then you are used to being able to meet with your clients, prospects and referral sources in person at your office, a coffee shop or a restaurant. But as we all know those meetings are simply not possible right now due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Here are 6 tips to help you stay in touch with your contacts in a meaningful way during our ‘stay at home’ mandate.
For further information on this topic, please join us on our up-coming webinar hosted by author Kristy Gusick called “Toxic Client Relationships: Learn how and When to Disengage” which is scheduled for Thursday, March 26th 11:30am – 12:15pm CDT. Kristy has been working within and for professional service firms since 1994 and has been a partner at the marketing firm, PSM Marketing since 2012. As a part of her work with many clients, she often helps them develop and implement strategies around identifying and removing toxic clients – then replacing them with new A-Level clients.
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