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jamesbond
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Just wondering any ideas on what to give out your clients who gave you a referral besides restaurant gift certificates?

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I use a referral reward program. Simply stated, I reward folks for every referral. Now keep in mind that I give an award out to even those folks who refer me work and it does not land as a paid gig. I do this because I want those folks to know I appreciate what they are doing and that I encourage them to keep on doing it.

Gift ideas can range from:
- simple gas cards
- visa check cards
- Simple box of candy
- Movie tickets
- Lottery tickets
- Video or DVD store certificates

There are many different ideas and things you can use. The fact is that it does not have to cost you an arm and a leg. It needs to be something you feel they will enjoy and that they know it is coming from you as your way of saying thanks.

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Nothing wrong with just doing a great job and having others mention how well you worked out. Then thank you the next time you see them.

Has worked for me for a LONG time.
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Donald Dunphy
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As an alternative to waiting to thank them (Danny's suggestion), give them a simple call to thank them. Be proactive.

Think how you'd feel, if someone called out of the blue to thank you for being thoughtful. Especially if you weren't expecting it.

If you want, you can send a card or a gift, but simply calling to talk with them is an important building block in your relationship with them. Don't cop out, by just sending a gift or a card.

The phone is your friend.

- Donald
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I guess my problem is I get A ton of referals. Heck most of my private works is strictkly referals as I don't advertise I do it so it would consume far too much time.
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Yeah, I guess for you Danny, it would be horrible to call and thank them. They'd just end up sending more work to you, as a result of your action. Sounds like you can't quite handle all of the business you already have. You don't need any more business. Smile

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Yeah.. no need being polite cuz it's too inconvenient. (Hehehehehehehe!)

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Donald 5 nights a week yea pretty well booked for now thanks. I work with companies and resorts sorry but NOT everyone does the kid show thing where Johnny tells his mommy which magician or clown to use.

See NOT every technique works for everyone. Especially in this business. But thanks for the sarcasam.
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Sorry for the misunderstanding. Actually, I was serious. For you, you clearly didn't need more work. So there is no need to go the extra mile and give positive encouragement to referrals.

I agree, not every technique needs to be used by every performer, in every situation.

BTW, I rarely use sarcasm. In your case, it was just a tiny bit. (Hopefully, I didn't offend.)

- Donald
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I sincerely hope that no one here thinks that for a moment that "being polite" is a 'technique' to be 'used'. Seriously, we should never be too busy or too selfish to be nice to our relationships, should we?

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I guess that is what I was trying to say. It's never wrong to be polite and thankful.

If it benefits your business as well, then great.

- Donald
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I am always polite and and humble and thankfull. Which is to a huge degree why my name gets passed. The best ting you can be is "easy to work with". Colleges LOVE that if you ever want to work them. EVERYONE loves it actually.

I have done bad shows, but been hired on the fact that they loved working with me. It is a HUGE thing to do.
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Make their day...

Thanking them by making a personal phone call or sending a personalized e-mail of aprreciation is a great and simple way to show your sincere appreciation.

It's just the decent thing to do and feels good for both parties concerned.

But everyone already knew this... didn't they?

In fact, I 'm simply repeating what other have said above, but in my mind it's worth repeating.

Let me repeat...

Re
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Best wishes.

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Thanks, Danny, for the clarification of your position.

"It's nice to be important, but more important to be nice."

Can I get an "Amen"? Smile

- Donald
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AMEN
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AMEN keep preaching brother. You keep it real and tell them all as you see it. WAHOOOO!!! Ok... I had a bit too much sugar.

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...a "bit" too much sugar Kyle??!!

.. you ate the whole box! lol Smile

Posted: Dec 2, 2006 2:20pm
Here's a novel idea to express your unyielding gratitude...

...why not consider presenting your client with a "real imitation" million dollar bill after the show.

That way, they will never complain about your fee.


Of course, your photo should be photoshopped into the center of the bill, and your contact points (telelphone, and web site) into the corner.

Just a tiny "tip"... that (for you) "might" be right "on" the money!
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Donald Dunphy
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The reason I suggested a call over a gift or a note, is that it is more likely to get done.

Every week goes by, when I have many items on my "to do" list that aren't accomplished.

Mainly, that's because I pick tasks that require too much of me. Write a note, go out and buy the gift (or certificates), put a stamp on it, mail it, etc.

If I pick up the phone and make a simple call, it's done. I can express it verbally. They can hear my gratitude and heartfelt thankfulness.

Then, if I find the time to send the note and gift on top of that, that's great.

For me, I often overwhelm myself by picking too large, too many goals. So, I start with baby steps. Then I work up from there.

- Donald
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Dannydoyle
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Well if "getting it done" is the main concern, tough to argue with my method of doing NOTHING! LOL
Danny Doyle
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The job does stay the same: always make the people who hired you or recommended you look great!

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