January 18, 2024

Follow up on cold proposals + more Independent Insights

<table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="nl-container" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;background-color:#fff" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="row row-1" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;background-color:#fff" width="100%"><tbody> <tr><td><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="row-content stack" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;background-color:#fff;border-radius:5px;color:#000;width:615px;margin:0 auto" width="615"><tbody><tr><td class="column column-1" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;font-weight:400;text-align:left;padding-bottom:5px;vertical-align:top;border-top:0;border-right:0;border-bottom:0;border-left:0" width="100%"><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="image_block block-1" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad" style="padding-bottom:20px;padding-left:10px;padding-right:20px;padding-top:20px;width:100%"><div align="left" class="alignment" style="line-height:10px"><div style="max-width:123px"><a href="http://email.runpollen.com/e/c/eyJlIjoxMjU2ODEsImVtYWlsX2lkIjoiZXhhbXBsZSIsImhyZWYiOiJodHRwczovL3d3dy5ydW5wb2xsZW4uY29tP3V0bV9jYW1wYWlnbj0xJTJGMTgrUm91bmR1cCslMjhXYWl0bGlzdCUyOVx1MDAyNnV0bV9jb250ZW50PTElMkYxOCtXZWVrbHkrUm91bmR1cFx1MDAyNnV0bV9tZWRpdW09ZW1haWxfYWN0aW9uXHUwMDI2dXRtX3NvdXJjZT1jdXN0b21lci5pbyIsInQiOjE3MTA0Mzc5MjZ9/0619a9bcb8fd8c7ec25156f2b51edc401570133ccefe9ff8f03ecd8e6c2a33cd" style="outline:none" tabindex="-1" target="_blank"><img alt="Image" src="https://userimg-bee.customeriomail.com/images/client-env-125681/Calque%202.png" style="display:block;height:auto;border:0;width:100%" title="Image" width="123"></a></div></div></td></tr></tbody></table><table border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" class="text_block block-2" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;word-break:break-word" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad"><div style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><div class="" style="font-size:12px;font-family:'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;mso-line-height-alt:18px;color:#000;line-height:1.5"><p style="margin:0;mso-line-height-alt:21px"><span style="font-size:14px;"><em>👋 Welcome to Independent Insights, </em><em>where we gather member wisdom and expert insights to take your consulting business to the next level. 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In the past, I’ve sold too many things to too many different groups of people, and both in my planning and offerings, I want to skew more towards simplicity.</span></p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;margin-left:40px;mso-line-height-alt:18px">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;margin-left:40px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"><span style="font-size:16px;">Disciplined Simplicity is one of my core values. <span style="background-color:#ffdf8f;">Simplicity sells, and simplicity scales.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-size:16px;">So, as I put together the model, I asked, “How can I get better results with less effort?”</span><br><br> <span style="font-size:16px;">My questions for you:</span></p><ul style="line-height:1.5;mso-line-height-alt:24px;font-size:16px"><li><span style="font-size:16px;">Have you put together a simple revenue model for 2024 so that you know what you must sell, how many, and at what price?</span></li><li><span style="font-size:16px;">Have you gone back to see if you’ve baked in costly complexity?</span></li><li> <span style="font-size:16px;">Have you asked what you can eliminate to free up focus for higher value offerings?</span></li></ul><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>See Austin’s 2024 Revenue Model</strong><strong> and get his take on your offerings in the discussion.</strong></span></p></div></div></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="row row-2" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;background-color:#fff" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="row-content stack" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;background-color:#fff;color:#343446;width:615px;margin:0 auto" width="615"><tbody><tr><td class="column column-1" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;font-weight:400;text-align:left;padding-bottom:5px;vertical-align:top;border-top:0;border-right:0;border-bottom:0;border-left:0" width="100%"><table border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" class="divider_block block-1" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad"><div align="center" class="alignment"><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="divider_inner" style="font-size:1px;line-height:1px;border-top:1px solid #bbb"><span> </span></td></tr></tbody></table></div></td></tr></tbody></table><table border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" class="text_block block-2" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;word-break:break-word" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad"><div style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><div class="" style="font-size:14px;font-family:'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;mso-line-height-alt:16.8px;color:#000;line-height:1.2"><p style="margin:0;mso-line-height-alt:16.8px"><span style="font-size:18px;"><strong>📧 Crowdsourcing wisdom: Following up on cold proposals</strong></span></p></div></div></td></tr></tbody></table><table border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" class="text_block block-3" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;word-break:break-word" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad"><div style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><div class="" style="font-size:12px;font-family:'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;mso-line-height-alt:18px;color:#000;line-height:1.5"><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"> <span style="font-size:16px;">It can be one of the most frustrating parts of sales. We get all the way to finding a warm lead, booking the discovery call, and crafting the proposal, only for the client to go quiet.</span></p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:18px">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"> <span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>Pollen Member Gaurav</strong>&nbsp;asked for strategies of how to follow up with these clients, to get either a “yes” or a “no” with an explanation and learnings for next time.</span></p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:18px">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"> <span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>Matthew: </strong></span><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="background-color:#ffdf8f;">I like to follow the rule of Always Get That Next Conversation Booked.</span> Near the end of the discovery call, I’ll say:</span><br><br><span style="font-size:16px;">“If I got you a proposal by noon on Wednesday, when could we meet to discuss it? How’s Thursday afternoon for you?”</span><br><br> <span style="font-size:16px;">This way, we’re both on the hook to move this work forward.</span></p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:18px">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>Lex: </strong>Techniques you can consider:</span></p><ul style="line-height:1.5;mso-line-height-alt:24px;font-size:16px"><li> <span style="font-size:16px;">Following up both email and phone (if it makes sense, for some industries it does) and some sales people even jump over to LinkedIn</span></li><li><span style="font-size:16px;background-color:#ffdf8f;">Asking if anything (goals, requirements, people) has changed since you last spoke</span></li><li><span style="font-size:16px;">Asking what other info they need to make a decision and/or who else might be involved (ideal to do upfront but can happen later)</span></li> </ul><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>Get more tips and </strong><strong>sample follow up copy from others</strong><strong>.</strong></span></p></div></div></td></tr></tbody></table><table border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" class="divider_block block-4" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad"><div align="center" class="alignment"><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="divider_inner" style="font-size:1px;line-height:1px;border-top:1px solid #bbb"><span> </span></td></tr></tbody></table></div></td></tr></tbody></table><table border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" class="text_block block-5" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;word-break:break-word" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad"><div style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><div class="" style="font-size:14px;font-family:'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;mso-line-height-alt:16.8px;color:#000;line-height:1.2"><p style="margin:0;mso-line-height-alt:16.8px"><span style="font-size:18px;"><strong>🧠 Quick tips for battling brain fog&nbsp;</strong></span></p></div></div></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="row row-3" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;background-color:#fff" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="row-content stack" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;background-color:#fff;color:#343446;width:615px;margin:0 auto" width="615"><tbody><tr><td class="column column-1" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;font-weight:400;text-align:left;padding-bottom:5px;vertical-align:top;border-top:0;border-right:0;border-bottom:0;border-left:0" width="100%"><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="html_block block-1" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad"><div align="center" style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica Neue,Helvetica,sans-serif;text-align:center"></div></td></tr></tbody></table><table border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" class="text_block block-2" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;word-break:break-word" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad"><div style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><div class="" style="font-size:12px;font-family:'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;mso-line-height-alt:18px;color:#000;line-height:1.5"><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"> <span style="font-size:16px;">In entrepreneurship, mindset is everything. </span></p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:18px">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>Pollen Member Ilia</strong>&nbsp;asked: “What are your favorite strategies to deal with the racing mind and overwhelm that come with having to juggle multiple clients/responsibilities?”</span></p><p style="margin:0;mso-line-height-alt:18px">&nbsp; </p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>Alexa</strong>: Definitely time to unwind at the end of the day, usually with a book</span></p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>Karl</strong>: The Calm app</span></p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"> <span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>Kelsey</strong>: Getting an alarm clock and leaving my phone in the other room on DND mode so that I don’t look at my phone first-thing.</span></p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>Ashley</strong>: Healthy diet and rest</span></p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"> <span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>Jamie</strong>: <span style="background-color:#ffdf8f;">Time to truly do nothing, no phone, no tv, etc</span></span></p><p style="margin:0;mso-line-height-alt:18px">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin:0;mso-line-height-alt:24px"><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>Get more feel good tips and share your own </strong><strong>here</strong><strong>.</strong></span></p></div></div></td></tr></tbody></table><table border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" class="divider_block block-3" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad"><div align="center" class="alignment"><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="divider_inner" style="font-size:1px;line-height:1px;border-top:1px solid #bbb"><span> </span></td></tr></tbody></table></div></td></tr></tbody></table><table border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" class="text_block block-4" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;word-break:break-word" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad"><div style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><div class="" style="font-size:14px;font-family:'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;mso-line-height-alt:16.8px;color:#000;line-height:1.2"><p style="margin:0;mso-line-height-alt:16.8px"><span style="font-size:18px;"><strong>🤔 Strategy share: How to use freebies to bring in clients</strong></span></p></div> </div></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="row row-4" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;background-color:#fff" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="row-content stack" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;background-color:#fff;color:#343446;width:615px;margin:0 auto" width="615"><tbody><tr><td class="column column-1" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;font-weight:400;text-align:left;padding-bottom:5px;vertical-align:top;border-top:0;border-right:0;border-bottom:0;border-left:0" width="100%"><table border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" class="text_block block-1" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;word-break:break-word" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad"><div style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><div class="" style="font-size:12px;font-family:'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;mso-line-height-alt:18px;color:#000;line-height:1.5"><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"><span style="font-size:16px;">Have you joined a Strategy Share yet? They’re our mastermind meets lunch and learn — a focused, yet free flowing discussion where Pollen members connect and share knowledge and strategy around specific topics.</span></p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:18px">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"><span style="font-size:16px;">This week, we talked all things related to free offerings and other client hooks.</span></p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"><span style="font-size:16px;">&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"> <span style="font-size:16px;"><strong><a href="http://email.runpollen.com/e/c/eyJlIjoxMjU2ODEsImVtYWlsX2lkIjoiZXhhbXBsZSIsImhyZWYiOiJodHRwczovL3d3dy5saW5rZWRpbi5jb20vZmVlZC91cGRhdGUvdXJuOmxpOmFjdGl2aXR5OjcxNTMzOTgzNzE0MjcyMjE1MDQ_dXRtX2NhbXBhaWduPTElMkYxOCtSb3VuZHVwKyUyOFdhaXRsaXN0JTI5XHUwMDI2dXRtX2NvbnRlbnQ9MSUyRjE4K1dlZWtseStSb3VuZHVwXHUwMDI2dXRtX21lZGl1bT1lbWFpbF9hY3Rpb25cdTAwMjZ1dG1fc291cmNlPWN1c3RvbWVyLmlvIiwidCI6MTcxMDQzNzkyNn0/df35832dc9a5b0fbf43f87b76eddddef4385e6d1f9aa82d898ccb1b72d76fc9e" rel="noopener" style="text-decoration: underline; color: #343446;" target="_blank">Get all the key takeaways</a>, including some of the nontraditional formats for free offerings that we like.</strong></span></p></div></div></td></tr></tbody></table><table border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" class="divider_block block-2" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad"><div align="center" class="alignment"><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" 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Jamie Cox</strong>.</span></p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:18px">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"> <span style="font-size:16px;">The sprint runs from January 22nd - 30th and includes 4 live sessions, a private community space, and exclusive content:</span></p><ul style="line-height:1.5;mso-line-height-alt:24px;font-size:16px"><li><span style="font-size:16px;">Jan 22nd: Audience Personas and Competitive Analysis</span></li><li><span style="font-size:16px;">Jan 23rd: Brand Positioning and Personality</span></li><li> <span style="font-size:16px;">Jan 29th: Messaging Foundations</span></li><li><span style="font-size:16px;">Jan 30th: Brand Implementation and Planning</span></li></ul><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"><span style="font-size:16px;">This sprint is perfect for independents looking to build or refresh their brand and reach customers more effectively.</span></p><p 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