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Be a joy to work with: How to build relationships in business (authentically!)

When it comes to client-based work, being a joy to work with is like having a secret weapon in your back pocket. Sure, delivering awesome services or products is important, but building killer relationships takes it to a whole new level.

So, grab your virtual high-five and join me on this blog post adventure as we dive into the art of being a work buddy that people can’t help but love.

Show some love with follow-up thank you emails or calls:

Who doesn’t love a good dose of appreciation? After wrapping up a project or acing a service, don’t forget to send a follow-up thank you email or make that good ol’ phone call. Go beyond a simple “thanks” and let them know what made working together super rad. Share how their collaboration rocked your world and contributed to the success of the project. Authentic gratitude is the name of the game!

Gift-Giving Game small but mighty:
Everyone loves surprises: show your clients some serious love by sending them a small gift that packs a punch. No need to break the bank here, my friend. It’s all about the thoughtfulness. Take a moment to think about their interests or hobbies, and pick a gift that shows you “get” them. Maybe it’s a handwritten note, a personalized item, or something related to their passions. Make it unique and memorable, and watch that smile light up their face!

Here are some ideas:

  • Recommended by Tanya Hennesey – send a package with all the ingredients and tools needed to whip up delicious drinks, it’s the perfect present for the cocktail enthusiast in your life. Shake, stir, and sip in style! Cheers, sweetie! ๐Ÿน๐ŸŽ

  • Indulge in the sweetest way to say “thank you” with a chocolate telegram! Send a delicious treat accompanied by a heartfelt message of gratitude. Each delectable bite will remind them of your appreciation. It’s a delightful surprise that combines the joy of chocolate with a heartfelt sentiment. Sweetness delivered! ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ’Œ

  • Send a succulent with the help of Saraโ€™s Garden! These adorable, low-maintenance plants are perfect for any space, adding greenery and positive vibes. A succulent is a gift that keeps on giving life and happiness. ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŽ

Social Media: Stay Connected and Be a Cheerleader:

Okay, let’s take our friendly vibes to the digital world! Connect with your clients on social media platforms and be their personal cheerleader. Hit that “Follow” button and engage with their posts. Like, comment, and share their content to show your support. Celebrate their wins, be there during the tough times, and make them feel like they’ve got a rockstar in their corner. It’s not just business, my friend; it’s a virtual friendship that’s here to stay!

Let’s Get Personal: Engage in Their Extracurricular Activities:

Now it’s time to break free from the business bubble and dive into their personal lives. Show a genuine interest in your clients’ outside-of-work activities. Are they involved in cool events, conferences, or workshops? Let them know you’re stoked about their participation and, if possible, join the fun. Support their causes, shout about their charitable endeavors, and get involved in their community activities. They’ll see that you’re more than just a business partner; you’re a friend who’s got their back!

Being a joy to work with is the secret sauce that takes your client-based work from “meh” to “heck yeah!” So, strap on your friendship hats, and let’s make some magic happen. From sending those gratitude-filled emails and surprise gifts to getting social on the interwebs and supporting their extracurricular escapades, we’ve covered some seriously fun and casual ways to build authentic connections.ย 

Remember, it’s all about being genuine, having a blast, and showing your clients that you’re not just a work buddy but a friend for the long haul. Now go forth, spread those friendly vibes, and watch your business soar to new heights. High-fives all around! ๐Ÿ™Œ

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