See great local Forest of Dean Businesses below

  • A R Website Design, based in The Forest of Dean offers bespoke, simplistic and easy-to-use websites. With over 4 years experience, contact us today for help with your website, SEO & Social Media. Website Design packages start from just £850.00.

    07564 920055

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  • Lansdown Insurance Brokers have been established in Cheltenham for over 50 years and our locally based staff have built up a reputation for excellent customer service. We can take the worry away with our expertise to make sure you have the right insurance cover whatever the type of business.

    0345 8734943

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  • We are an award winning Cheese Shop & Delicatessen in the heart of the Forest of Dean. We have a large cheese selection, make home made food daily, are specialists in supplying fabulous local produce and we create food gifts and hampers to suit all budgets and tastes, each one handwrapped with foodie love :)

    01594 833001

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  • A bespoke pet sitting, dog walking and home boarding service based in the Forest of Dean providing individualised care and attention for when you are not there. NARPS registered, fully insured, CRB checked and Licensed by Forest of Dean Council.

    01594 563707
    07582 784417

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  • Based in the picturesque Forest of Dean, JB Leasing offer industry leading service as well as competitive pricing on both business and personal contract hire vehicles. Whether you‘re looking for a Peugeot or a Porsche, get in touch for a friendly, no obligation chat today.

    01594 369088

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  • Honey Bee Collection and Removal Services
    Professional and Ethical Bee Collection or Removal at Its Best.
    24/7. Call Now! on 07840 874567 or 07483 242141.
    Best Advice and Survey for all Bee Problems.

    07840 874567
    07483 242141

  • Peachy Impressions design and create both luxury handmade and cost effective e-mailable/printable wedding and party invitations. All of our work is printed in-house using professional printers, high quality materials and assembled and finished by hand.

    07870 681752

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Can You Be ‘Too Friendly?’ - 24/02/2014

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When you are making initial contact with potential customers, it can be confusing as to what is classed as ‘friendly’ and what is ‘unprofessional’.

Firstly you need to judge the situation by who you are talking to. If you‘re talking to a local events promoter for example, then using the friendly approach could be beneficial however if you are speaking to the MD of a huge company, then this may not be suitable.

You will be able to tell fairly quickly into your call or meeting which approach will work best for you. Keep watching their reactions and comments in case you become too ‘friendly’ during this time.

I always believe that behind a Business name is a person who is like me. If I can see that person during my call or meeting, I‘ll try to engage that. However I can quickly tell when I need to keep it more ‘on topic’ and professional by watching their reactions to my behaviour.

Most importantly smile, be cheerful, positive and polite. Show interest in your customer and their news and you‘ll do great!


 

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