The best referral thank you ever.
Thursday, April 22nd, 2010
Lately I’ve taken more time to ask Big Gnome clients and colleagues for referrals and introductions for possible new business. Last week, I took one of our clients, Palmetto Software Group, to On the Border for lunch to talk about who we want to have conversations with. If this IT security company were a restaurant, it would be On the Border. A perfect fit. And, it was cool because they came with their A game and had prospects for me to consider.
But, I’ve been trumped by quite possibly the best “thank you” for making an introduction. Kamran Popkin of Swag Club stealthily left this outside Big Gnome Corporate this morning:
Why? Because I gave him a referral. I warmed up an introduction to a prospect he’s been wishing to woo for awhile now
Happy Thursday, indeed.
It’s fitting for today because in Joe Tye’s Self Empowerment Pledge (seven simple promises that will change your life), Thursday’s promise is “Contribution: I will earn the help I need in advance by helping other people now, and repay the help I receive by serving others later.”