1382435_teamwork_conceptIf you want new customers, you have to find a way to connect with them. This may look and feel like a simple idea, but in fact it can prove to be quite complicated. Forming connections with strangers when you don’t know anything about them is difficult for most people. However, it is a skill that can be learned with time and practice. Check out the advice below to see if you can find more customers by connecting with them.

Spark Conversation Wherever You Go

Many of us know how to join in on a conversation. We do it all of the time with our peers, at networking meetings, and during our everyday lives. Instead of just joining in on conversations that are already happening, actively engage others in meaningful exchanges. This way they’ll recognize you when you speak to them again, especially if you were especially quick-witted or memorable. When you approach them to do business later, they’ll remember who you are.

Show Them That You’re Worth Their Time, Even When You Don’t Feel Like You are

No new clients can be found and kept without the essential art of faking it. That doesn’t mean that you’re a grumpy person and you’re only cheerful around customers. What it does mean, however, is that you need to always keep your persona in mind when you’re around clients and potential clients. The way you brand your company is by telling your story and making it personable, sharable, and completely believable (this is best achieved by simply telling the truth). Make people giggle or get them to think – they’ll remember you better this way, and you’ll be more impressed with the outcome when you call them later in the week for a follow-up.