Branding is a term which takes a lot of time to talk about. The most significant strategy in marketing as well as globalizing your product and service is to create an outstanding brand. Nevertheless, it is impossible for brand to occur with no credibility. Increasing your personcal credibility ratings will improve your business in a way you cannot even imagine. Below are some tips to help you.
Walk the Talk. Always deliver, and if possible, OVER-deliver on your promises. Nothing will harm your personal credibility more than saying one thing, and then doing another. Make it your aim to lead by example, not words.
Always Keep Your Appointments. Being late for meetings (for those working from home, a scheduled phone call is considered a meeting!) or constantly rescheduling them, not calling after you promised you would, or in any other way failing to meet deadlines, is the easiest way to kill your business. People will take your lack of punctuality to mean a lack of professionalism and interest. Nobody will be willing to follow, buy from, or partner with someone who does not care enough about their business to be on time.
Don’t be a “Know-it-all”. People are not interested in doing business with someone who has all the answers. They ARE, however, very interested in the leadership of someone who is honest and willing to find new answers and solutions. If you don’t know an answer admit it, but offer to find it! Never brainstorm aloud before customers or employees, unless you are in the middle of a brainstorming session. People will often mistake your ramblings to be real proposals or responses to issues being discussed. Think before you speak.
Under Promise, and Over Deliver. If you have a new contract that you think will take you three weeks to complete, offer to deliver it in four. If the client considers four weeks to be a reasonable amount of time to complete the project, they will be highly impressed, and a lot more likely to offer you other contracts, once you deliver the completed work a week early. On the contrary, if you sing your own praises and sell yourself as the ultimate in what you do, but then run into unexpected snags, the client will more than likely think twice about hiring you, let alone referring you to others.
Know Your Limits.Don’t take on more than you can effectively do. If you already have a project that will consume all your energy and resources for the next couple of weeks, don’t take on anything else for that period of time. No one will think less of you for knowing your limits; on the contrary, they will respect you for it. If, however, you choose to overextend yourself, and deliver mediocre work, they will take that to be the true quality of your work. Give yourself the opportunity to keep all your commitments with excellence.
Branding is not a mystical force that is only granted by the powers that be to the chosen few. Enhancing your personal credibility within the business arena, will help your name be known and branded as people continue to spread the word on your high-quality work. Work on yourself more than you do your business, and the rest will fall into place.