HOW TO HANDLE CLIENTS THAT DON'T VALUE YOUR TIME.
In today’s day and age time is a precious commodity. It appears we have more to accomplish within the one thousand four hundred and forty minutes a day we are given, than any other time in history. Not only do we value our time, others value their time as well. We all have someone in our life who is consistently late, has a dozen excuses for their tardiness and feels their time is more valuable than yours. On a personal level, it’s easier to address that issue with them than when they are a business associate or possible client.
So what do you do if a client or possible business partner never seems to return your calls, doesn’t reply to your emails, text messages, or has told you yes they are interested but actions seem to say they are not.
Be Polite: When you don’t hear back from someone right away try not to take it personally. Resist the urge to get mad or angry, you have no idea what is happening in their world. Showing that you’re friendly and that you understand how busy your contact is, is a good way to keep him or her happy and interested.
Be Persistent But Not Every Day: Sending a follow-up email every day doesn’t show you have gumption or passion, it shows you don’t respect a person’s time. A good rule of thumb is once a week.