3 Keys to Reaping the Rewards of Relationships

I was recently coaching an attorney at a small east-coast law firm who was lamenting how slow new business had become in the past few months. As we talked, I asked him, as I ask dozens of attorneys every week, “What have you done in the past 3 months to build relationships with potential referral partners?” He mentioned going to lunch a few times and speaking with a couple over the phone when they made a referral to him.

I asked him to open up his Outlook contact database; there were more than 200 non-client contacts in it including: accountants, financial planners, angel investors, business brokers, and private investment bankers. Here are the 3 keys I share with him to develop the relationships in his “Golden Rolodex.”

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