Similar to hosted and mobile crm software, web based crm software gives you the flexibility to access and enter customer data on demand where you are via the internet.
Connection crm is such an application. It is totally void of needing to be downloaded and installed so it makes it simple to use it as long as you have access to the web.
Networking functions can be a rewarding and equitable way to meet potential referral partners or clients that could really use your services, but they also can be intimidating and nerve-racking.
I say that because often when meeting people in these types of venues, conversations can seem a little artificial. Everyone there is in attendance for the same reasons you are, to see who they can meet that can help out their business. Right?
So just being there is a little unnerving because you never know how to connect with people because it seems as if everyone has an arterial motive.
So what can you do to set yourself apart from the pack? What can you do that can help propel yourself over everyone else and establish yourself as someone that others really wouldn't mind doing business with, amidst all the other like minded individuals in the group?
Begin to build a relationship with these people whom you have come in contact with. Give people a chance to get to know, like and trust you. Because, as the saying goes,
"People only do business with people that they know, like and trust," and they will want to do business with you if you give them a reason.
So how do you give people the opportunity to get to know you outside of your initial meeting? You can do this with the use of a Connection Crm.
A web based crm software such as Connection Crm makes meeting people fun and pleasurable instead of menacing. It helps you enjoy getting to know people and networking without the frustration of not knowing how to follow up.
Now at networking events, your main goal is to relax, converse with people, get their information, and hold back from spilling your 2 minute advertisement of what you do on them.
Once you have had a conversation with that person, write notes on the back of their business card about the details of the conversation and what problem you think you can solve for them.
Make sure to take pictures of yourself at the event and anything else that may have been of interest to those that are attending the function as well.
At the end of the day, you log into the system via pda, computer, or any web accessing device and load your notes and pictures.
“I would recommend this program to absolutely anyone because it has definitely created loyalty! There is so much competition in larger cities and when we opened our second location in Burlington, IA we needed to do something to set our bakery apart. I can think off the top of my head at least 15 customers who eat here 4 days a week just because of the card, where as before they would come only once a week. It has really worked well for us and has created a word-of-mouth to where we don’t even have to “sell” it anymore. It has been a win-win for both our business and our customers.”
* Martha Wolf
The Ivy Bake Shoppe & Café