VBL039 – How to Build Relationships with Influence and Trust, with Chris Brogan!

Chris BroganIn this edition of the Virtual Business Lifestyle Podcast I sit down to talk with one of my all-time favorite authors, bloggers and entrepreneurs. Chris Brogan is easily known to most people doing any type of business online worth talking about! He is also a highly sought-after speaker, extremely well-known web personality, successful business owner, the brains behind Kitchen Table Companies and the popular paid-for weekly newsletter ‘Blog Topics‘, as well as being a best selling author.

I reached out to Chris with the idea to talk to him about beginning, building, growing and capitalizing on relationships. What I got was a full-blown, hands-down business lesson that I will never forget – and niether will you, when you’re done listening / watching.

Amongst other things, myself and Chris discuss:

  • How to create loyalty through online relationships.
  • How to ‘follow up’ on potential business without becoming a pain!
  • Why understanding the relationship ‘dating cycle’ is so important.
  • How to be seen as ‘useful’ to your followers and online fans.
  • The concept behind ‘Whats in it for me..?’ in business.
  • Why Chris is a little ‘touchy feely’ when he meets someone for the first time!!!
  • Plus much, much more…

Relationship talk to one side, my conversation with Chris (which took place a while ago… I’ve been waiting for the right time to put it live!) led me to think about so many different aspects of my business – which I knew it would. On the back of this chat I’ve hired more management staff to take care of clients, put in place a COO at my company to be sure that the day-to-day operations are better than ever before, reached out and met not one, but TWO groups of VBL fans in two different cities in the world (San Francisco and London) and decided I’m finally going to write a book – which I am in pre-production on right now!

Inspiring, entertaining and thought-provoking, Chris Brogan is the real deal when it comes to knowing people, and how to win them over in the world of business and life. Spend some more time with Chris over at his blog, and tell him that I sent you over to him. If he doesn’t sound impressed, let me know!!!

I’d love to hear from you on this, the latest installment of the VBL Podcast. Are they getting better? Boring? More entertaining, or rewarding? I’d love to hear your thoughts…

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