Category Archives for Credibility

Leave Your Mark, Not A Mess

I’m a major sucker for reality shows like CBC-TV’s Dragons’ Den, a show where entrepreneurs pitch a panel of five potential investors, for a stake in their company. I guess I like to live vicariously through the Dragons’ who get to tell awesome entrepreneurs how great their idea is, and tear into the ones that […]

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Top 4 Strategies to Achieving Expert Status

The Top 4 No-Brainer Shortcuts to Achieving Expert Status, Fast! Independent service professionals often ask me how they can become a sought-after expert in their field, especially if they are just starting out. The secret lies in getting others to perceive you as an expert in your field. To achieve this, you must BE (and […]

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The Savvy Snippet: Conceit vs. Confidence

There is a difference between conceit and confidence. Conceit is bragging about yourself. Confidence means you believe you can get the job done. — Johnny Unitas If you want to get the business, you must instill this kind of confidence in your potential clients. In order to instill it in others, it must first be […]

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How NOT to Reply to a RFP

Last week, I posted a call for help to a few VA online groups I’m on. I needed assistance with an important, detailed, last minute and complicated RFP for a client. Most replies were professional. There were those who offered advice and even provided outlines and templates, while others submitted formal service quotes. A few […]

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