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Read Tweets From Our Live Twitter Chat: John Jantsch @ducttape author of "The Referral Engine" #bizbooks

Read Tweets From Our Live Twitter Chat: John Jantsch @ducttape author of "The Referral Engine" #bizbooks

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Below you will find the Twitter chat history the Verizon Small Business team had with feature author John Jantsch, who wrote “The Referral Engine.”He is a featured author of the Verizon Author Series.  John shared some great tips for businesses to get referrals.  He stressed the importance of putting in place a strategic system to create champions and cultivate referrals… which will help to generate more customers for your business. Be sure to read from the bottom up.

 

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AnishKattukaran RT @ducttape: Randon tip #3 - you need 5 kinds of content - trust, education, customer, sales and other people's content #bizbooks -1:28 PM Oct 12th, 2011


deniseshopkins RT @ducttape: Randon tip #3 - you need 5 kinds of content - trust, education, customer, sales and other people's content #bizbooks -1:26 PM Oct 12th, 2011


Stacy_Jax “@ducttape: Randon tip #3 - you need 5 kinds of content - trust, education, customer, sales and other people's content #bizbooks” -1:14 PM Oct 12th, 2011


likelist4biz RT @VZSmallBiz: For more info from @ducttape and other#smallbiz experts read our blog for upcoming live Chats and Webinarshttp://t.co/woLxvdED #bizbooks -1:11 PM Oct 12th, 2011


tweetreports @dotcomcowgirl NP. Great info like that needs to be shared and saved. #bizbooks -1:10 PM Oct 12th, 2011


dotcomcowgirl A Texas-sized thank you to @ducttape for the great SMB Referral tips live chat and @tweetreports - thanks for the transcripts!#bizbooks -1:10 PM Oct 12th, 2011


VZSmallBiz For more info from @ducttape and other #smallbiz experts read our blog for upcoming live Chats and Webinars http://t.co/woLxvdED#bizbooks -1:09 PM Oct 12th, 2011


tweetreports #bizbooks transcript for @VZSmallBiz & @ducttapehttp://t.co/yaYyZpiV (this covers full Q &A) -1:08 PM Oct 12th, 2011


LorenSan RT @ducttape: A6 Don't put someone on your partner list unless you would refer your best customer to them #bizbooks -1:08 PM Oct 12th, 2011


andrewghayes RT @ducttape Every business needs a blog - not b/c people want to read it, because they expect to find content on everything#bizbooks -1:07 PM Oct 12th, 2011


TOPTravelOnline RT @ducttape Every business needs a blog - not b/c people want to read it, because they expect to find content on everything#bizbooks -1:07 PM Oct 12th, 2011


likelist4biz Thanks @ducttape and @VZSmallBiz #bizbooks for the chat today. Please look @LikeList - what do you think +my blog posthttp://t.co/coyhP49n -1:05 PM Oct 12th, 2011


britteast RT @ducttape: Random tip #2 Every business needs a blog - not b/c people want to read it, because they expect to find content on everything #bizbooks -1:05 PM Oct 12th, 2011


tweetreports @VZSmallBiz NP. You're welcome #bizbooks -1:05 PM Oct 12th, 2011


tweetreports #bizbooks transcript for guest @ducttapehttp://t.co/N2HWaoTp -1:04 PM Oct 12th, 2011


VZSmallBiz Hope you'll join next time. Water is warm! RT @JeffHarbert: Lurking in @VZSmallBiz's #bizbooks chat with @ducttapehttp://t.co/3yMV5r6q -1:04 PM Oct 12th, 2011


tweetreports #bizbooks transcript (no retweets) http://t.co/eeOxh713 -1:03 PM Oct 12th, 2011


VZSmallBiz Thank you! RT @tweetreports #bizbooks transcripthttp://t.co/jVwZGKZN -1:03 PM Oct 12th, 2011


Zedpher RT @ducttape: Randon tip #3 - you need 5 kinds of content - trust, education, customer, sales and other people's content #bizbooks -1:02 PM Oct 12th, 2011


tweetreports #bizbooks transcript http://t.co/3ujRZB37 -1:01 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape Thanks all - and now back to our regularly scheduled programming#bizbooks -1:01 PM Oct 12th, 2011


likelist4biz RT @ducttape: Randon tip #3 - you need 5 kinds of content - trust, education, customer, sales and other people's content #bizbooks -1:01 PM Oct 12th, 2011


VZSmallBiz Wow, what an engaging LIVE chat we had with @ducttape. Thank you to all who join the chat and asked Qs. Thank you John! #bizbooks-1:00 PM Oct 12th, 2011


steveqshannon RT @likelist4biz: Good tip - #Reciprocity RT@steveqshannon@ducttape #bizbooks Be around other known referral persons. Thx for RT Yes! -1:00 PM Oct 12th, 2011


tweetreports RT @ducttape: Randon tip #3 - you need 5 kinds of content - trust, education, customer, sales and other people's content #bizbooks -1:00 PM Oct 12th, 2011


PromoteUGuru RT @ducttape: Random tip #2 Every business needs a blog - not b/c people want to read it, because they expect to find content on everything #bizbooks -1:00 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape Randon tip #3 - you need 5 kinds of content - trust, education, customer, sales and other people's content #bizbooks -12:59 PM Oct 12th, 2011


mikesansone RT @ducttape: Random tip #2 Every business needs a blog - not b/c people want to read it, because they expect to find content on everything #bizbooks -12:58 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape Random tip #2 Every business needs a blog - not b/c people want to read it, because they expect to find content on everything #bizbooks -12:58 PM Oct 12th, 2011


likelist4biz Good tip - #Reciprocity RT @steveqshannon@ducttape#bizbooks Be around other known referral persons. If you refer daily, others will too. -12:57 PM Oct 12th, 2011


charlynshelton RT @ducttape: Identify strategic partners you need to build a platform to showcase them create content and events with them #bizbooks -12:57 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape Master SEO? Create great keyword content and attract links pretty much all there is to it! #bizbooks -12:57 PM Oct 12th, 2011


CorpNet RT @VZSmallBiz#smallbiz #businesses Any marketing Qs for@ducttape? Last call on our LIVE chat w/ John #bizbooks -12:57 PM Oct 12th, 2011


steveqshannon @ducttape #bizbooks Special thanks to you and all who made this possible. Hooray! -12:57 PM Oct 12th, 2011


SuzanneVara OH YES! RT @likelist4biz@dwesterberg @SuzanneVara#bizbooks Go out of way to fix things gone wrong-almost gu… (cont)http://t.co/HhQbj2CN -12:56 PM Oct 12th, 2011


charlynshelton RT @ducttape: Creating a blog in your community and all of your partners took a topic that blog would rule the SEO in your town#bizbooks -12:56 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape @likelist4biz great point in some cases your most loyal customers will come from what was initially a mess up #bizbooks -12:55 PM Oct 12th, 2011


steveqshannon @ducttape #bizbooks "The Art Of The Handwritten Note" USPS loss, your gain. Dominate that medium w/handwritten thx & real stamp. Win big! -12:55 PM Oct 12th, 2011


VZSmallBiz #smallbiz #businesses Any marketing Qs for @ducttape? Last call on our LIVE chat w/ John #bizbooks -12:55 PM Oct 12th, 2011


charlynshelton RT @ducttape:Ifyouve created an ebook or workshop that you know people love let your strategic partners cobrand it #bizbooks -12:55 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape @How_Violins they tell me a couple weeks #bizbooks -12:55 PM Oct 12th, 2011


likelist4biz @dwesterberg @SuzanneVara #bizbooks Go out of way to fix things gone wrong-almost guarantees referrals -people remember the fix not the prob -12:54 PM Oct 12th, 2011


AdlerLarry RT @ducttape: A3 should you pay for referral - a referral for the right reason is social - money can kill that motivation #bizbooks -12:53 PM Oct 12th, 2011


steveqshannon @ducttape #bizbooks Be around other known referral persons or "usual suspects" if you will. If U refer daily others will too..true??? -12:53 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape A8 if you've created an ebook or workshop that you know people love (you have right) let your strategic partners cobrand it #bizbooks -12:53 PM Oct 12th, 2011


VZSmallBiz We're near our one hour LIVE chat w/ John Jantsch @ducttapeAsk Qs now or ask him on our live 10/20 webinar #bizbookshttp://t.co/sNt0XKYC -12:53 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape A8 imagine creating a blog in your community and all of your partners took a topic that blog would rule the SEO in your town #bizbooks -12:52 PM Oct 12th, 2011


JeffHarbert Lurking in @VZSmallBiz's #bizbooks chat with @ducttapehttp://t.co/5HZ6wJnx -12:52 PM Oct 12th, 2011


DWesterberg RT @SuzanneVara: Doing better than expected job when referred really does motivate referrer to do so again. Makes them look good.#bizbooks -12:52 PM Oct 12th, 2011


doug_brock So true! RT @ducttape: A6 Dont put someone on your partner list unless you would refer your best customer to them #bizbooks -12:52 PM Oct 12th, 2011


How_Violins @ducttape Do you have a date for the #dtmv2 audiobook? And where will it be available? #bizbooks -12:52 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape A8 once you identify strategic partners you need to build a platform to showcase them create content and events with them #bizbooks -12:52 PM Oct 12th, 2011


AdlerLarry RT @ducttape: A2 - the best time to plant the seed for a customer referral in the lead generation process #bizbooks -12:51 PM Oct 12th, 2011


likelist4biz Attention #women #entrepreneurs - Share resources like@ducttape Thurs twitter chat on women-owned #smallbizhttp://t.co/ftQTej0M #bizbooks -12:50 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape A8 Followup is so important a referred lead is special and you need to let them know, you also must followup with sources #bizbooks -12:50 PM Oct 12th, 2011


VZSmallBiz Great tips John! Q8 @ducttape What's the best way to activate your (referral) strategic partner network #bizbooks -12:50 PM Oct 12th, 2011


AdlerLarry RT @ducttape: A1 so many people are scared to ask for referrals feels like begging if you believe in what you do I think you're cheating folks#bizbooks -12:48 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape @bigmantis work harder Smiley Happy okay, no I think you do have to do more for your sources think about other ways you could help them #bizbooks -12:48 PM Oct 12th, 2011


VZSmallBiz @bigmantis Thx for joining our LIVE chat w/ @ducttape send your info to vzsmallbiz at verizon.net for a free copy of John's book#bizbooks -12:48 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape A7 Create a special community for your best referral sources - bring them together and give them a reason to share even more #bizbooks -12:47 PM Oct 12th, 2011


likelist4biz Make @LikeList of best providers RT @ducttape adopt mind set of building team of best of class providers 4 everything clients need#bizbooks -12:47 PM Oct 12th, 2011


bigmantis Any special tips for rural or sparsely populated areas? #bizbooks -12:47 PM Oct 12th, 2011


steveqshannon @ducttape #bizbooks Great rule of thumb indeed: U said. Refer only those U wud refer to your best customer. Bravo! -12:46 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape A7 the best way to motivate referral sources is recognition and appreciation - thank them and create something just for them #bizbooks -12:46 PM Oct 12th, 2011


VZSmallBiz @carlinws We'll be happy to send you a free copy of John's book, just email us at vzsmallbiz at verizon.net #bizbooks -12:46 PM Oct 12th, 2011


DWesterberg Amen! RT @ducttape: A6 Don't put someone on your partner list unless you would refer your best customer to them #bizbooks -12:45 PM Oct 12th, 2011


VZSmallBiz @carlinws Hi there, when you join live Twitter chats be sure to use the designated hashtag We are using #bizbooks for our chat w/@ducttape -12:45 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape A6 adopt the mind set of building a team of best of class providers for everything your clients need - great value add! #bizbooks -12:45 PM Oct 12th, 2011


bladedthoth RT @ducttape: you can create specials deal that only the partners give have access to and pass out each others materials #bizbooks -12:44 PM Oct 12th, 2011


steveqshannon @ducttape #bizbooks Pay is not the way. Educate (train) receptive partisan. Got one=80% of my referrals. His referrals e-mail or call !!! -12:44 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape A6 Don't put someone on your partner list unless you would refer your best customer to them #bizbooks -12:44 PM Oct 12th, 2011


irishis98 RT @ducttape: A6 one of the greatest untapped opps for referrals is strategic partners that have your same target ideal client #bizbooks -12:43 PM Oct 12th, 2011


VZSmallBiz Q7 @ducttape What's the best way to motivate my referral sources #bizbooks http://t.co/sNt0XKYC -12:43 PM Oct 12th, 2011


TheBizEngine RT @ducttape: A6 one of the greatest untapped opps for referrals is strategic partners that have your same target ideal client#bizbooks -12:43 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape A6 Send a letter to those partners and instead of suggesting a rerral ask them to educate you on the best way to refer them #bizbooks -12:43 PM Oct 12th, 2011


likelist4biz @ducttape #bizbooks @VZSmallBiz Q for John What are the best ways to acknowledge or reward referrals (esp if money is counter-productive)? -12:42 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape A6 ask your current clients who they love to do business with and refer right now and start making a list of potential partners #bizbooks -12:42 PM Oct 12th, 2011


VerizonCA RT @ducttape: A6 one of the greatest untapped opps for referrals is strategic partners that have your same target ideal client #bizbooks -12:42 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape A6 one of the greatest untapped opps for referrals is strategic partners that have your same target ideal client #bizbooks -12:41 PM Oct 12th, 2011


charlynshelton RT @ducttape:you can create specials deal that only the partners give have access to and pass out each others materials #bizbooks -12:40 PM Oct 12th, 2011


VZSmallBiz Q6 @ducttape How can I target strategic partners for referrals#bizbooks -12:40 PM Oct 12th, 2011


aaroneden RT @ducttape: A5 Send $100 gift cert to clients tell them to give to friend in need for each that comes back they get a bonus too! #bizbooks -12:39 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape @likelist4biz you can create specials deal that only the partners give have access to and pass out each other's materials #bizbooks -12:39 PM Oct 12th, 2011


charlynshelton RT @ducttape: Partner with a non profit and hold a special purchase sale that generates % to partner for referrals#socialmedia#bizbooks -12:39 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape A5 Send $100 gift cert to clients tell them to give to friend in need for each that comes back they get a bonus too! #bizbooks -12:38 PM Oct 12th, 2011


charlynshelton RT @VZSmallBiz: Q5 @ducttape What are some ways to let my clients know I love referrals #bizbooks http://t.co/b5gYr3t4 #bizbooks -12:38 PM Oct 12th, 2011


VZSmallBiz @bladedthoth Hi, thanks for your Q earlier, send your info to vzsmallbiz at verizon.net to get @ducttape's book #bizbooks -12:38 PM Oct 12th, 2011


likelist4biz @ducttape #bizbooks for cross marketing between businesses? Trying to make it easier 4consumers to find women-owned, ind& green bizs. Tips? -12:38 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape A5 reach out to influencer and agree to do work for free if thrilled with result they agree to introduce you to their network #bizbooks -12:38 PM Oct 12th, 2011


bladedthoth @VZSmallBiz Do we ask directly in twitter? #bizbooks -12:37 PM Oct 12th, 2011


charlynshelton @VZSmall Biz@ducttape Thank You! I so appreciate you!#bizbooks -12:37 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape A5 partner with a non profit and hold a special purchase sale that generates % to partner for referrals #bizbooks -12:37 PM Oct 12th, 2011


VZSmallBiz Good info! RT @varjuluceno@VZSmallBiz Thank you very much. I find @ducctape's books easy to read, filled with practical advice!#bizbooks -12:37 PM Oct 12th, 2011


VZSmallBiz RT don't count, to get a free signed copy of @ducttape John's book the Referral Engine you've got to ask a Q. Smiley Wink #bizbooks -12:36 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape A5 - have 100% refund game, every referral earns 25% refund up to 100% club #bizbooks -12:36 PM Oct 12th, 2011


charlynshelton @ducttape Could be done in Facebook too, as a private group#socialmedia #bizbooks -12:36 PM Oct 12th, 2011


varjuluceno @VZSmallBiz Thank you very much - will send my info. I find@ducctape's books easy to read, filled with practical advice! #bizbooks -12:36 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape A5 - I don't think you can promote enough have the referral conversation during the sales process, hold contests, send coupons#bizbooks -12:35 PM Oct 12th, 2011


VZSmallBiz RT @TerrieHoward It's great for verizon to bring @ducttape to provide tips to #smallbiz #bizbooks -12:34 PM Oct 12th, 2011


bladedthoth I currently have a promo running for one side of my business 'Save a friend $10, save yourself $10'. Is that a wise choice? #bizbooks -12:34 PM Oct 12th, 2011


VZSmallBiz Q5 @ducttape What are some ways to let my clients know I love referrals #bizbooks http://t.co/sNt0XKYC -12:34 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape @likelist4biz have you thought about creating a group of strategic partners @vzsmallbiz #bizbooks -12:34 PM Oct 12th, 2011


TerrieHoward It's great for verizon to bring @ducttape to provide tips to#smallbiz #bizbooks -12:33 PM Oct 12th, 2011


papertigersoft RT @ducttape@dotcomcowgirl love bring or refer a friend approach it creates more exposure and makes a strong referral #bizbooks -12:33 PM Oct 12th, 2011


SuzanneVara @ducttape is ppl spotting your ideal client encompassed in the talkable difference from RE, think chap 4? #bizbooks -12:33 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape @dotcomcowgirl love bring or refer a friend approach it creates more exposure and makes a strong referral #bizbooks -12:33 PM Oct 12th, 2011


jayhoneycutt @doug_brock Again, agreement. Qualified & targeted, but my assertion relates to the absence of a "systematic" metric #bizbooks -12:33 PM Oct 12th, 2011


likelist4biz @charlynshelton #bizbooks Thanks. Besides SBDC - are there lists of women owned businesses? as a consumer can you search for local...-12:32 PM Oct 12th, 2011


charlynshelton @steveqshannon Makes sense, relationships should be based on trust and balance. @ducttape, money is not a motivator. #bizbooks -12:32 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape @steveqshannon sometimes payment is a turn off - they are referring to help their friend or you not for money #bizbooks -12:32 PM Oct 12th, 2011


VZSmallBiz @jwgarrett send your info to vzsmallbiz at verizon.net to get a free copy of @ducttape's book #bizbooks -12:31 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape @doug_brock absolutely the best approach, but I bet you get better referrals that way too #bizbooks -12:31 PM Oct 12th, 2011


steveqshannon #bizbooks Paid a referrer every month 10% for a year of a 10yr referral. She said STOP. Never paid anyone since. 20yrs in biz. -12:31 PM Oct 12th, 2011


jwgarrett @ducttape @VZSmallBiz #bizbooks Q for John: How can we find quality leads that will produce good referrals? -12:30 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape A4 people need to know how to spot your ideal client, how spot cries for help, how to intro and what you do with a referral #bizbooks -12:30 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape A4 you've got to commit to an education process to get the right referrals even your champs need to know how to intro you #bizbooks -12:29 PM Oct 12th, 2011


charlynshelton @likelist4biz, Check with SBDC, they offer lots of options#bizbooks -12:28 PM Oct 12th, 2011


doug_brock @jayhoneycutt I only refer people when I am confident they will provide a great product or service. No expectation of reciprocity #bizbooks -12:28 PM Oct 12th, 2011


steveqshannon #bizbooks Love Bob Burg...in fact he's a pal here in Palm Beach Cty, but this min, whom do you see when you seea serial referrer coming @ U? -12:28 PM Oct 12th, 2011


dotcomcowgirl @ducttape Does offering coupon % off services for referral reward weaken yr price position? Better as "refer a friend" discount?#bizbooks -12:28 PM Oct 12th, 2011


likelist4biz @ducttape @VZSmallBiz #bizbooks Q for John: how can women-owned businesses share the fact that they are women-owned to drive more referrals? -12:27 PM Oct 12th, 2011


VZSmallBiz Q4 @ducttape How do I make sure I get referrals that are right for my business #bizbooks -12:27 PM Oct 12th, 2011


SuzanneVara @ducttape ut oh, I have exposed my secrets. #bizbooks -12:27 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape A3 A remoding contractor can give a carpenter for a day for a referred client instead of $1000 #bizbooks -12:27 PM Oct 12th, 2011


charlynshelton RT @ducttape: You can do clever things to keep your sources motivate like hold contests and offer discounts on goods #bizbooks -12:27 PM Oct 12th, 2011


doug_brock @VZSmallBiz@ducttape Do you have different advice or approaches for different industries or businesses of differing sizes?#bizbooks -12:26 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape A3 - I do think you can do clever things to keep your sources motivate like hold contests and offer discounts on goods #bizbooks -12:26 PM Oct 12th, 2011


charlynshelton @ducttape Even in this economy John? #bizbooks -12:25 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape @charlynshelton right so one of the best ways to get more referrals is to give more referrals - duh, right? #bizbooks -12:25 PM Oct 12th, 2011


jayhoneycutt @doug_brock @ducttape I agree cosmically, but still need offer/honor mechanism for those with shorter horizons #bizbooks -12:25 PM Oct 12th, 2011


sigmawebmktg @ducttape Business takes a right-hand turn into new market. How would u recommend we make some initial inroads? #bizbooks -12:25 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape A3 should you pay for referral - a referral for the right reason is social - money can kill that motivation #bizbooks -12:24 PM Oct 12th, 2011


charlynshelton Funny thing, it can be as simple as 'Do unto others...'#bizbooks -12:24 PM Oct 12th, 2011


likelist4biz @ducttape @VZSmallBiz Referral gen =great topic. Have you seen http://t.co/ntJVxPzm lists from consumers, B2B http://t.co/VJNwfM8g#bizbooks -12:24 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape @mark_copeman I think it comes down to your own view of the world and your expectations they sort of dictate who you attract #bizbooks -12:23 PM Oct 12th, 2011


VZSmallBiz RT @mark_copeman @SuzanneVara What goes around comes around - that's for sure... If you help others out - you'll win in the end.#bizbooks -12:23 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape @SuzanneVara it can make you really really smart #bizbooks -12:22 PM Oct 12th, 2011


VZSmallBiz Q3 @ducttape Should I pay for referrals #bizbookshttp://t.co/sNt0XKYC -12:22 PM Oct 12th, 2011


mark_copeman @SuzanneVara What goes around comes around - that's for sure... If you help others out - you'll win in the end. #bizbooks -12:22 PM Oct 12th, 2011


mikesansone RT @VZSmallBiz: We're having a LIVE chat w/ @ducttape - Join the conversation #smallbiz and ask John a Q to get a free bookhttp://t.co/sNt0XKYC #bizbooks -12:22 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape RT @myliterarycoach: Implemented DTM v2 recommendations about differentiation and web traffic has zoomed. #bizbooks @ducttape#bizbooks -12:22 PM Oct 12th, 2011


VZSmallBiz Hi @myliterarycoach @sigmawebmktg send your info to vzsmallbiz at verizon.net to get your free copy of @ducttape'sbook#bizbooks -12:21 PM Oct 12th, 2011


charlynshelton RT @SuzanneVara@ducttape get The World’s Most Practical Small Business Marketing Guide – 2nd Edition. I know it will be great!#bizbooks -12:21 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape @JohnColumbus plan on it - have a plan to move people from know, like, trust, try, buy, repeat and refer logically #bizbooks -12:21 PM Oct 12th, 2011


charlynshelton @suzannevara You hit the nail on the head...Listen carefully!#socialmedia #bizbooks -12:21 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape RT @SuzanneVara@ducttape get The World’s Most Practical Small Business Marketing Guide – 2nd Edition. I know it will be great! #bizbooks -12:20 PM Oct 12th, 2011


SuzanneVara @ducttape yes, there is a wealth of knowledge shared in social media activity. Hone in on it and listen carefully. #bizbooks -12:20 PM Oct 12th, 2011


doug_brock True Karma! RT @ducttape@jayhoneycutt I dont keep score, find the right partners and let the universe keep score #bizbooks -12:20 PM Oct 12th, 2011


VZSmallBiz We're having an engaging LIVE chat w/ John Jantsch @ducttapeJoin our conversation by asking a Q and get a free copy of his book#bizbooks -12:20 PM Oct 12th, 2011


myliterarycoach Implemented DTM v2 recommendations about differentiation and web traffic has zoomed. #bizbooks @ducttape -12:20 PM Oct 12th, 2011


JohnColumbus @ducttape Thank you & agreed. How can you ensure that a great customer experience is turned into a solid referral? #bizbooks #SMB#smallbiz -12:20 PM Oct 12th, 2011


sigmawebmktg True referral must include personal introduction in my book. Just ask - people usually r willing. #bizbooks -12:20 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape @jayhoneycutt I don't keep score, find the right partners and let the universe keep score #bizbooks -12:19 PM Oct 12th, 2011


SuzanneVara @ducttape now I just need to get The World’s Most Practical Small Business Marketing Guide – 2nd Edition. I know it will be great!#bizbooks -12:19 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape @How_Violins yes referral education, how to refer us, how to spot our ideal client, what we do with a referral all great tools #bizbooks -12:19 PM Oct 12th, 2011


jayhoneycutt John, what mechanisms do you consider effective to measure and enforce reciprocity? #bizbooks -12:18 PM Oct 12th, 2011


charlynshelton @ducttape-Terrific idea, look at their social media activity! WHo 'gives'?#socialmedia #bizbooks -12:18 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape @jayhoneycutt yep a true referral in my mind implies introduction - not just send me some names #bizbooks -12:18 PM Oct 12th, 2011


varjuluceno @ducttape Do businesses or people refer prospects and customers who reflect their style and values? #bizbooks -12:17 PM Oct 12th, 2011


How_Violins Would you recommend putting together a referral package, to make it easier, eg wedding photographer showcase #bizbooks -12:17 PM Oct 12th, 2011


UnKit RT @JohnColumbus: Live Twitter chat w/ @VZSmallbiz & John Jantsch@ducttape today at 12 p.m. ET. Search #bizbooks, more infohttp://t.co/t8HXNtyR -12:17 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape RT @charlynshelton@steveqshannonThere is a couple of terrific books, @bobburg has one and @joegirard totally agree #bizbooks -12:17 PM Oct 12th, 2011


dotcomcowgirl LIVE Twitter chat on SMB Referrals How-To with John Jantsch@ducttape is on now. Search for #bizbooks -12:17 PM Oct 12th, 2011


UnKit RT @vianza: What are you reading this week? #bizbooks -12:17 PM Oct 12th, 2011


VZSmallBiz Hi @steveqshannon & @charlynshelton send your info to vzsmallbiz at verizon.net to get your free copy of @ducttape's book.#bizbooks -12:17 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape @steveqshannon look at what they are doing now, look at social media activity they will leave lots of clues #bizbooks -12:16 PM Oct 12th, 2011


likelist4biz RT @VZSmallBiz: We're having a LIVE chat w/ @ducttape - Join the conversation #smallbiz and ask John a Q to get a free bookhttp://t.co/sNt0XKYC #bizbooks -12:16 PM Oct 12th, 2011


jayhoneycutt A "lead" can lead to a "referral", but is not easily measured in both bricks/clicks world #bizbooks -12:16 PM Oct 12th, 2011


JaySherer RT @ducttape: A2 - the best time to plant the seed for a customer referral in the lead generation process #bizbooks -12:16 PM Oct 12th, 2011


whosChrisHughes RT @ducttape: A1 - ask yourself this tough question - do you really deserve referrals - if it's hell yes - then what's holding you back#bizbooks -12:16 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape RT @SuzanneVara@VZSmallBiz referral engine? I have it already. It is a fabulous book. Love it! aren't you sweet Smiley Happy #bizbooks -12:15 PM Oct 12th, 2011


jayhoneycutt A referral is of the caliber to create an engagement #bizbooks -12:15 PM Oct 12th, 2011


charlynshelton @steveqshannonThere is a couple of terrific books, @bobburghas one and @joegirard #bizbooks -12:15 PM Oct 12th, 2011


VZSmallBiz Cool! RT @SuzanneVara@VZSmallBiz referral engine? I have it already. It is a fabulous book. Love it! #bizbooks @ducttape -12:15 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape @charlynshelton I love to motivate but not compensate - say thank you, give referrals, create a club, shower them with chocolate#bizbooks -12:15 PM Oct 12th, 2011


SuzanneVara @VZSmallBiz referral engine? I have it already. It is a fabulous book. Love it! #bizbooks -12:14 PM Oct 12th, 2011


steveqshannon #bizbooks Love this subj. How do we profile a serial referral person? Ideas? -12:14 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ellen_yu We're having a LIVE chat w/ @ducttape - Join the conversation#smallbiz and ask John a Q to get a free book http://t.co/VbY0i2iG#bizbooks -12:14 PM Oct 12th, 2011


VZSmallBiz We're having a LIVE chat w/ @ducttape - Join the conversation#smallbiz and ask John a Q to get a free book http://t.co/sNt0XKYC#bizbooks -12:14 PM Oct 12th, 2011


charlynshelton @ducttape Do you offer compensation for referral? I think it is a great way to say thank you. #bizbooks -12:14 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape @JohnColumbus be more referable! I know, rocket science but a great customer experience is how you get more referrals #bizbooks -12:14 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape A2 - and then you'll let them introduce you to 3 other people that need that great result - works every time! #bizbooks -12:13 PM Oct 12th, 2011


JohnColumbus @ducttape While there are many, what do you believe is the most important take away from your book? #bizbooks -12:13 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape A2 - tell your prospect that you know they will be so thrilled with what is promisted you'll come back in 90 days to make sure . . #bizbooks -12:13 PM Oct 12th, 2011


VZSmallBiz @varjuluceno @How_Violins @SuzanneVara send your info to vzsmallbiz at verizon.net to get a copy of @ducttape's book #bizbooks -12:13 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape A2 - the best time to plant the seed for a customer referral in the lead generation process #bizbooks -12:12 PM Oct 12th, 2011


SuzanneVara @mark_copeman yes they do many times expect something back. When beneficial I agree but just because nah. I too like good Karma.#bizbooks -12:12 PM Oct 12th, 2011


charlynshelton RT @ducttape: A1 so many people are scared to ask for referrals feels like begging if you believe in what you do I think you're cheating folks #bizbooks -12:12 PM Oct 12th, 2011


charlynshelton RT @ducttape: A1 if you know you your service gets results you are doing people a diservice if you don't let them help their friends#bizbooks -12:12 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape @SuzanneVara then go to work on educating them on why it makes sense and how you'll contact the referral #bizbooks -12:11 PM Oct 12th, 2011


rohnjaymiller " AgileMarketing,"my presentation with Flip case study, is on SpeakerDeck: http://t.co/nk5KrbgA #agile #marketing #bizbooks -12:11 PM Oct 12th, 2011


SuzanneVara @ducttape I agree but what about when people are apprehensive and give that long pause of silence when you ask? #bizbooks -12:11 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape @varjuluceno start asking your customers to introduce you to other companies they love and refer #bizbooks -12:10 PM Oct 12th, 2011


VZSmallBiz Q2 @ducttape What's the best time to ask for a referral#bizbooks -12:10 PM Oct 12th, 2011


mark_copeman @ducttape That would certainly be my mindset - but there's a lot of folks who expect something back. Personally I like good karma#bizbooks -12:09 PM Oct 12th, 2011


doug_brock @DuctTape What's your advice on gaining referrals inside large corporations? Cross departmentally for instance. #bizbooks -12:09 PM Oct 12th, 2011


How_Violins Can you recommend some effective tools for email referral follow up? #bizbooks -12:09 PM Oct 12th, 2011


JohnColumbus Join our tweet up... Own a business? Join @VZSmallBizTwitter chat w/ John Jantsch @ducttape at 12 pm ET http://t.co/t8HXNtyR#bizbooks -12:09 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape A1 - ask yourself this tough question - do you really deserve referrals - if it's hell yes - then what's holding you back #bizbooks -12:09 PM Oct 12th, 2011


VZSmallBiz hi @shugorick & @NotActuallyHero Thanks for asking @ducttapea Q. Send your info to vzsmallbiz at verizon.net to get free book #bizbooks -12:09 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape @mark_copeman there are some cases where it could, but ideally you want the kind of relationship where people refer to help others#bizbooks -12:08 PM Oct 12th, 2011


varjuluceno @ducttape How do you start cultivating a network of endless referrals? #bizbooks -12:08 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape @shugorick very, very (that's 2) effective nobody does it any more and it always gets opened - send five a week and see #bizbooks -12:07 PM Oct 12th, 2011


VZSmallBiz Hi @mark_copeman Thanks for asking @ducttape a Q, send your info to vzsmallbiz at verizon.net to get a free copy of John's book #bizbooks-12:07 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape @NotActuallyHero I think the difference is motivation - a referral is done for social reasons an affiliate is done for financial #bizbooks -12:06 PM Oct 12th, 2011


VZSmallBiz Hi @irishis98 Thanks for asking @ducttape a Q, send us your info vzsmallbiz at verizon.net to get a free copy of John's book #bizbooks -12:06 PM Oct 12th, 2011


mark_copeman John, should asking for a referral be linked to the mention of commission in the same breath? #bizbooks -12:06 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ItsThePlumber RT @ducttape: A1 if you know you your service gets results you are doing people a diservice if you don't let them help their friends#bizbooks -12:06 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape @irishis98 introduction with education - someone introduces what you do to someone that needs what you do #bizbooks -12:05 PM Oct 12th, 2011


shugorick John, in the book you talk about hand written notes. How effective can they really be and I assume the shorter the better? #bizbooks -12:05 PM Oct 12th, 2011


NotActuallyHero @ducttape What differentiates referral programs from affiliate programs? #bizbooks -12:05 PM Oct 12th, 2011


VZSmallBiz @Reveal_Body thanks for asking @ducttape a Q,pls send your info to vzsmallbiz at verizon.net to get John's book for free! #bizbooks -12:05 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape A1 if you know you your service gets results you are doing people a diservice if you don't let them help their friends #bizbooks -12:05 PM Oct 12th, 2011


officesatlanta RT @ducttape: A1 so many people are scared to ask for referrals feels like begging if you believe in what you do I think you're cheating folks #bizbooks -12:05 PM Oct 12th, 2011


varjuluceno RT @VZSmallBiz: 1st 15 to ask @ducttape a Q today during our LIVE chat w/ get a free sign copy of his book Referral Enginehttp://t.co/sNt0XKYC #bizbooks -12:04 PM Oct 12th, 2011


irishis98 Define Referral please, leads to a sale? leads to a contact?#bizbooks -12:04 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape A1 so many people are scared to ask for referrals feels like begging if you believe in what you do I think you're cheating folks #bizbooks -12:04 PM Oct 12th, 2011


Reveal_Body @ducttape Is it good to offer some kind of referral bonus to your present clients to get them spreading the word? #bizbooks -12:03 PM Oct 12th, 2011


Power30under30 RT @vzsmallbiz: John Jantsch @ducttape is a #smallbizexpert& author and will give tips on getting referrals = more business#bizbooks -12:03 PM Oct 12th, 2011


mospeedatty RT @ducttape: We are getting ready to start live tweet chat - what do you want to know about referrals referrals! - get my book #bizbooks-12:02 PM Oct 12th, 2011


VZSmallBiz Let's get started! Q1 @ducttape What holds people back from pursuing referrals #bizbooks -12:02 PM Oct 12th, 2011


sjlinkingsystem @ducttape we'll be "watching" RT I'll be tweeting fast & furious for a bit here doing a live tweet chat on referral marketing join#bizbooks -12:02 PM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape Jump in folks we are getting ready to start live tweet chat - what do you want to know about referrals referrals! - get my book #bizbooks -12:02 PM Oct 12th, 2011


VZSmallBiz 1st 15 to ask @ducttape a Q today during our LIVE chat w/ get a free sign copy of his book Referral Engine http://t.co/sNt0XKYC #bizbooks -12:02 PM Oct 12th, 2011


SocialBuzzU RT @ducttape: What do you want to know about referral marketing - join me for a tweet chat at Noon ET on #bizbooks btyb@Verizon -12:02 PM Oct 12th, 2011


VZSmallBiz John Jantsch @ducttape is a #business owner, #smallbiz expert and author and will give tips on getting referrals = more business #bizbooks-12:02 PM Oct 12th, 2011


SocialBuzzU RT @vzsmallbiz: We'll start our LIVE chat w/ @ducttapemarketing at 12 pm ET, get your Qs ready use #bizbooks. John will give tips to get... -12:01 PM Oct 12th, 2011


kristofcreative RT @tweetreports: Don't miss LIVE #bizbooks chat w/@ducttape marketing starting now! http://t.co/lNmxyTy6 -12:01 PM Oct 12th, 2011


doug_brock Have a few minutes at lunch? Catch a tweet chat with@ducttape on referral marketing. #bizbooks -12:01 PM Oct 12th, 2011


VZSmallBiz Welcome John Jantsch @ducttape to our live chat! Thank you for making time to share insights w/ #smallbiz #bizbooks http://t.co/sNt0XKYC-12:01 PM Oct 12th, 2011


tweetreports Don't miss LIVE #bizbooks chat w/ @ducttape marketing starting now! http://t.co/lNmxyTy6 -12:01 PM Oct 12th, 2011


jillperrysmith RT @vzsmallbiz: We'll start our LIVE chat w/ @ducttapemarketing at 12 pm ET, get your Qs ready use #bizbooks. John will give tips to get... -12:01 PM Oct 12th, 2011


VZSmallBiz We'll start our LIVE chat w/ @ducttape marketing at 12 pm ET, get your Qs ready use #bizbooks. John will give tips to get referrals#growth -11:58 AM Oct 12th, 2011


Verizon Want to join @VzsmallBiz Live chat at 12 pm ET, but need some help? Check out this how-to post http://t.co/RWeJAIx8 Search for #bizbooks-11:57 AM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape Tweet stream notice - I'll be tweeeting fast and furious for a bit here doing a live tweet chat on referral marketing - join us #bizbooks -11:56 AM Oct 12th, 2011


shugorick RT @ducttape: What do you want to know about referral marketing - join me for a tweet chat at Noon ET on #bizbooks btyb@Verizon -11:53 AM Oct 12th, 2011


VZSmallBiz We're getting ready for our Live chat at 12 pm ET w/ @ducttape. Check out this how-to post http://t.co/z9FlmRLc Search #bizbooks -11:50 AM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape @SuzanneVara hey you are you going to join the chat and harass me? #bizbooks -11:48 AM Oct 12th, 2011


SuzanneVara RT @ducttape: What do you want to know about referral marketing - join me for a tweet chat at Noon ET on #bizbooks btyb@Verizon -11:47 AM Oct 12th, 2011


VZWdavid Own a business? Join @VZSmallBiz #LIVE Twitter chat w/ John Jantsch @ducttape today (Oct. 12) at 12 pm ET http://t.co/fPG0mqpP#bizbooks -11:47 AM Oct 12th, 2011


irishis98 RT @johncolumbus: Live Twitter chat w/ @VZSmallbiz & John Jantsch @ducttape today at 12 p.m. ET. Search #bizbooks, more infohttp://t.co/... -11:46 AM Oct 12th, 2011


AlayaBeauty RT @ducttape: What do you want to know about referral marketing - join me for a tweet chat at Noon ET on #bizbooks btyb@Verizon -11:45 AM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape What do you want to know about referral marketing - join me for a tweet chat at Noon ET on #bizbooks btyb @Verizon -11:45 AM Oct 12th, 2011


VzNana Own a business? Join @VZSmallBiz #LIVE Twitter chat w/ John Jantsch @ducttape at 12 pm ET http://t.co/mitYY7QO #bizbooks -11:38 AM Oct 12th, 2011


JohnColumbus Live Twitter chat w/ @VZSmallbiz & John Jantsch @ducttapetoday at 12 p.m. ET. Search #bizbooks, more info http://t.co/t8HXNtyR -11:35 AM Oct 12th, 2011


VzSports Own a business? Join @VZSmallBiz #LIVE Twitter chat w/ John Jantsch @ducttape at 12 pm ET http://t.co/8SlVrGV4 #bizbooks -11:32 AM Oct 12th, 2011


VerizonCA RT @Verizon: Businesses get more referrals. Tips from expert@ducttape in LIVE chat w/ @VZSmallBiz at 12 pm ET http://t.co/pXyskgbNSearch #bizbooks -11:32 AM Oct 12th, 2011


deidrem Live Twitter chat w/ @VZSmallbiz & John Jantsch @ducttape today at 12 p.m. ET. Search #bizbooks, more info http://t.co/ftiLV9Sr -11:32 AM Oct 12th, 2011


verizonbusiness Own a business? Join @VZSmallBiz #LIVE Twitter chat w/ John Jantsch @ducttape today at 12 pm ET http://t.co/uIMtXJx1 #bizbooks -11:30 AM Oct 12th, 2011


MukMan RT @Verizon: Businesses get more referrals. Tips from expert@ducttape LIVE chat @VZSmallBiz at 12 ET http://t.co/0TBVRh4k Search#bizbooks -11:22 AM Oct 12th, 2011


heatherwilner RT @Verizon: Businesses get more referrals. Tips from expert@ducttape in LIVE chat w/ @VZSmallBiz @ 12 pm ET http://t.co/jf5tIzJe#bizbooks -11:16 AM Oct 12th, 2011


Verizon Businesses get more referrals. Tips from expert @ducttape in LIVE chat w/ @VZSmallBiz at 12 pm ET http://t.co/pXyskgbN Search #bizbooks -11:13 AM Oct 12th, 2011


VZSmallBiz @mattwilsontv Join our LIVE Twitter chat at 12 pm ET w/@ducttape ? Tips on getting referrals Search #bizbookshttp://t.co/sNt0XKYC -11:02 AM Oct 12th, 2011


VZSmallBiz @TheRealJayHolla Thanks for the RT we'll be giving away@ducttape's book during the LIVE chat at 12 pm http://t.co/sNt0XKYC#bizbooks -11:00 AM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape @megumirobinson chat starts at Noon ET - #bizbooks -http://t.co/tgqrEs7c -10:53 AM Oct 12th, 2011


ducttape Join me live today at 12 p.m. ET. for Twitter chat on referrals#bizbooks, more info at cot.ag/mWpGZ8 btyb @Verizon -10:35 AM Oct 12th, 2011


verizonbusiness LIVE Twitter chat with John Jantsch @ducttape today at 12 p.m. ET. Search for #bizbooks, more info at http://t.co/uIMtXJx1 -10:20 AM Oct 12th, 2011


TheBigRedEd RT @Verizon: Own a business? Join @VZSmallBiz #LIVETwitter chat w/ John Jantsch @ducttape today (Oct. 12) at 12 pm EThttp://t.co/pXyskgbN #bizbooks -10:08 AM Oct 12th, 2011


Verizon Own a business? Join @VZSmallBiz #LIVE Twitter chat w/ John Jantsch @ducttape today (Oct. 12) at 12 pm ET http://t.co/pXyskgbN#bizbooks -9:42 AM Oct 12th, 2011


JWPRInc "A beneficial book to any large organization" @800ceoread on@subirchowdhury 's THE POWER OF LEO http://t.co/iVlZt5Z5 #management#bizbooks -5:55 PM Oct 11th, 2011


VerizonCA RT @VZSmallBiz: Join our #LIVE Twitter chat with John Jantsch@ducttape tomorrow (Oct. 12) at 12 p.m. ET Search for #bizbookshttp://t.co/sNt0XKYC -3:48 PM Oct 11th, 2011


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