Thursday, October 3, 2013

Business Tip #1: Always Deliver on Your Promises

Always deliver on your promises. And, whenever possible, over-deliver. Why? Because everyone else will be doing just enough to not suck, while you are being a rockstar when you follow this tip!
Don't you want people to know that your level of professionalism knows no bounds? Whether you are faced with deadlines that were impossible to meet or changing priorities. No one cares that you had your back against the wall when you don't deliver... they only know that you can't get it done. Otherwise, you will have a following of people that have nothing but bad things to say about you. No one needs that!
Follow through says that you take a project seriously and finish it. That you can be trusted. When I take on a project, I break it into milestones and set deadlines for each part adjusting as necessary as long as my final deliverables are ready on time. This way, I always know that I am on tract for success. It feels much better to give someone a completed project early than an excuse to why it's not quite done.

If is seems that you will need a miracle to get the job done, dig deep and find your super power. Your clients will thank you!

Vicki Bezio, BSIT, MAEd

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16 comments:

  1. That's so true!
    Give the best work for your clients/ customers to get their satisfaction.

    -Alikekid Sanrisk

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  2. If you do not deliver, that is the end of the relationship.. that at least is my experience.

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  3. Thanks for the constant reminder. It can be very easy to get caught up in the day to day activities and overlook something you said you were going to do. A delivery, especially on a promise can create a lasting relationship. Not delivering can hurt you more than one could ever imagine, as a lot of people are faster to spread ill feelings than good ones.

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  4. I absolutely agree! Under promise, over deliver.... that is my motto with my clients. It's much better to leave folks feeling happy and eager to continue working with you than to leave a foul taste in their mouth because you didn't give them what they expected. I love this post. Thank you! - Susan Tucker

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  5. I always OVER deliver on my promises! When someone doesn't follow through with their promises I am very reluctant to do business with them in the future. I'm aware there are extenuating circumstances, so I find first about the issue.

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  6. This is probably the #1 advice that I would give recent college graduates for getting ahead. The second one is don't make promises you can't keep...

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  7. It's not too hard to follow through and it sets you apart from your competition. It's the minimal thing you should be doing in your business.

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  8. I always take my projects seriously and finish it on time.

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  9. Yes always important to give the best satisfaction in deadlines or projects.. customer service period.. need to make them happy!!

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  10. This is very true. Your customers satisfaction is number one and if you don't deliver...you won't have any.

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  11. I couldn't agree more! I always tell the customer I would rather under promise and over deliver to them. We take our business serious with each and every client.

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  12. Delivering consistently great customer service is the key!

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  13. That's so true!!! I'm new to the business world (only recently joined Scentsy). I found people tend to come back for more when you follow through on your words!

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  14. What a great article! This is number one advice for anyone starting their own business.

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  15. This is probably the best advice you can give anyone starting their career. Thank you for sharing.

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  16. So true! Sometimes we need to be reminded of things that we already know and maybe laxed a bit on! Thank You for this!!

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