10 ways to get attention with Trust. Be a Trust Agent by establishing your reputation that you care.
I believe we are all Trust Agents, whether we recognize this in ourselves or or not. Whether we are online or offline people. Whether you are a parent, a business owner, a volunteer or whatever role you play in your life there are people who depend upon you. You need to show up and be counted.
In their book they share several tools and resources that will help you to be a Trusted Agent on the web and the various types of agents they believe there are.
I’ve been doing my own research by reaching out to people. How have I been doing this? By picking up the phone and calling people who I am connected to on LinkedIn or Facebook or Twitter.
It been a wonderful adventure to find out who really wants to have a relationship with me or not. My network on LinkedIn, is over 3,500 people. I personally would rather have quality relationships than quantity. The debate is ongoing with this question. It’s not over yet, if I haven’t called you yet, or I have left a message or we have had a great conversation Thank you!
Here are 10 tips in how to get the Attention that you really want to have:
1) When someone calls to connect or engage with you – say YES! This reminds me of the movie “Yes” with Jim Carey – starting a new personal development program and saying yes to everything.
2) When someone wants to hear about your projects or what you do share them and then don’t forget to ask the other person what their project is.
3) Create a circle of friends and colleagues and introduce other people to each other. Carol Deckert likes to refer her new connections to me. I in-turn do the same. I introduce them to Carol and a couple of other people. We are more likely to do business with people we like and feel positive about.
4) Do favors for people without expectation of return that they are going to do anything for you. Do it because you like them and it’s the right thing to do.
5) Make friends to build your social net. By picking up the phone and calling people to get to know them better, I also like to know how I can support them. If they aren’t interested in being a friend, they are either deleted or I put them in my outer circle.
6) Write about other people in your network – be a Connector. If you do, your level of perceived trustworthiness goes up in the eyes of those who you have connected.
7) Make yourself available when someone needs help
8) Engage yourself in groups, or start your own. Ask questions and answer other peoples questions; share your expertise.
9) Be positive, transparent and open to new conversations and opportunities
10) Be a Trust Agent – once you established your reputation, you can build influence, share it, and reap the benefits of it for your business.
When you’ve learned the Trust Agents secrets, your words can carry more power and more weight than any PR firm or big corporate marketing department.
it’s written by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith. There are other articles listed under relationships. Just click on the tab.