Qualifying Leads: Construction Chat Questions 10/23/14


Qualifying Leads - #ConstChatAre you in the construction industry? Do you want to build up your following? Are you looking to connect with the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) community?

You’re in luck!

Joining our weekly Twitter Chat may just be the right thing for you.

Construction Chat is a weekly Twitter chat Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time.

Check us out on Tagboard!

How to Join a Chat:

1. Follow the hashtag on Twitter (but don’t forget to add #ConstChat manually after your tweet or we won’t see your tweet).

2. Use Hootsuite or TweetDeck and make a column for #ConstChat (but don’t forget to put #ConstChat manually after your tweet).

3. Go to the Twubs page for #ConstChat.

4. My preferred method is using TweetChat. Just go here and log in with your Twitter account. You can even highlight the moderator so you don’t miss questions. Continue reading

Trick or Treating – For Bids?


Trick or Treat - # 31 of 113 in 2013 "Halloween" by Austin Kirk on Flickr

Trick or Treat – # 31 of 113 in 2013 “Halloween” by Austin Kirk on Flickr

Remember the days of your childhood? You’ve planned your whole school year around October 31 – the night you’ll collect a year’s worth of candy. You’ve determined the best costume and maybe you and your friends have planned to dress up as a group.

All of the details of this cold, autumn night have been planned down to the size of your pillowcase – hoping it will be filled with your favorites.

Yet, you’ve put those hopes and dreams in a random group of people.

What’s the return of investment on your costume when your loot is dumped out on the carpet? There’s no greater disappointment to a child, after canvasing and collecting for hours, when all of his candy-filled dreams have ended, and all that represents his hard work are Twizzlers and Pixie Sticks.

Fast forward twenty years.

You’re a business owner. You’ve developed and planned your concept, ideas, and brand for years. You’re finally leasing a space, you’ve got drawings from an architect, and it’s time to put them out to bid.

Will you rely upon random door knocks?

“Trick or Treat!”

Of course, we advocate the design-build method, but should you choose design-bid-build as in this scenario, why not choose contractors you trust?

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In the Know – Exhibiting at a Trade Show – #ConstChat Recap


ccchat-leadgenConstruction Chat  is a weekly chat on Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time.  If you’re free, we’d love you to join us.

This week’s topic is trade shows for exhibitors.

Thank you to Ginny of Hager Company for co-hosting!

Below are the questions as asked during the chat and some responses.

Q1. How many trade shows do you exhibit at per year?

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Trade Show Exhibitors with Hager Co: Construction Chat Questions 10/16/14


CCChat Trade Show Are you in the construction industry? Do you want to build up your following? Are you looking to connect with the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) community?

You’re in luck!

Joining our weekly Twitter Chat may just be the right thing for you.

Construction Chat is a weekly Twitter chat Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time.

Check us out on Tagboard!

How to Join a Chat:

1. Follow the hashtag on Twitter (but don’t forget to add #ConstChat manually after your tweet or we won’t see your tweet).

2. Use Hootsuite or TweetDeck and make a column for #ConstChat (but don’t forget to put #ConstChat manually after your tweet).

3. Go to the Twubs page for #ConstChat.

4. My preferred method is using TweetChat. Just go here and log in with your Twitter account. You can even highlight the moderator so you don’t miss questions. Continue reading

Keeping The Flame Alive – #ConstChat Recap


cc-clientretConstruction Chat  is a weekly chat on Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time.  If you’re free, we’d love you to join us.

This week’s topic was client retention. 

A lot of people recommend reading Dale Carnegie’s “How to  Win Friends and Influence People.”

Here’s a video summary in 7 minutes.

Below are the questions as asked during the chat and some responses.

Q1. Do you have a system in place to follow up on clients?

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Seven Reasons to Be Afraid of Your Office Space


Villa Carmen 3 by Josep Enric on Flickr

Villa Carmen 3 by Josep Enric on Flickr

Opening Scene:

Your awesome real estate broker has found the perfect building or suite for your company. So you go to lease or buy a building and it has a fantastic amount of office space.

Looks good to you, so no problem. Right?

Sign on the dotted line.

Boom.

So where’s the parade, band, and champagne?

We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but when people come to us later (if you didn’t get a survey before), that’s often our role. (We’re nice people, we promise.)

Here are some common issues:

1. You’re under-parked.
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Client Retention: Construction Chat Questions 10/9/14


cc-clientretAre you in the construction industry? Do you want to build up your following? Are you looking to connect with the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) community?

You’re in luck!

Joining our weekly Twitter Chat may just be the right thing for you.

Construction Chat is a weekly Twitter chat Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time.

Check us out on Tagboard!

How to Join a Chat:

1. Follow the hashtag on Twitter (but don’t forget to add #ConstChat manually after your tweet or we won’t see your tweet).

2. Use Hootsuite or TweetDeck and make a column for #ConstChat (but don’t forget to put #ConstChat manually after your tweet).

3. Go to the Twubs page for #ConstChat.

4. My preferred method is using TweetChat. Just go here and log in with your Twitter account. You can even highlight the moderator so you don’t miss questions. Continue reading

Generating Leads Online – #ConstChat Recap


Lead Generation #ConstChat questions with Tess WittlerConstruction Chat  is a weekly chat on Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time.  If you’re free, we’d love you to join us.

This week’s topic is lead generation.

It was chosen by Tess Wittler of TessWittler.com Let’s have a round of applause for her time and expertise!

By the way, her e-course on this subject starts 10/9. Check out her website for more info.

Below are the questions as asked during the chat and some responses.

Q1. Do you have a system in place to generate leads?

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Lead Generation with Tess Wittler: Construction Chat Questions 10/2/14


Lead Generation #ConstChat questions with Tess WittlerAre you in the construction industry? Do you want to build up your following? Are you looking to connect with the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) community?

You’re in luck!

Joining our weekly Twitter Chat may just be the right thing for you.

Construction Chat is a weekly Twitter chat Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time.

Check us out on Tagboard!

How to Join a Chat:

1. Follow the hashtag on Twitter (but don’t forget to add #ConstChat manually after your tweet or we won’t see your tweet).

2. Use Hootsuite or TweetDeck and make a column for #ConstChat (but don’t forget to put #ConstChat manually after your tweet).

3. Go to the Twubs page for #ConstChat.

4. My preferred method is using TweetChat. Just go here and log in with your Twitter account. You can even highlight the moderator so you don’t miss questions. Continue reading

Advising Your Younger Self – #ConstChat Recap


constchat-busadviceConstruction Chat  is a weekly chat on Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time.  If you’re free, we’d love you to join us.

This week’s topic is advising your younger self.

It was chosen by Darren Slaughter DarrenSlaughter.com Let’s have a round of applause for his time and expertise!

Premise: You’ve been in business a month, 3 months, 3 years or 30 years. What would the “now you” tell the then you the day you started your business about the following?

Below are the questions as asked during the chat and some responses.

Q1: What would you tell you about going out on your own?

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