Are You Really Helping When You Recommend a Business?

Season 3 launch Party Inspiring Youth

People have good intentions many times when they try to recommend you to others. They may have seen a place to use your services or found someone that can really benefit from your products. We all can appreciate the benefits of having people recommend you, but if it is not done correctly you may actually be hurting the person your are recommending. Isn’t any recommendation a good recommendation?

Not really, the way you recommend someone is as important as who your recommending them too. Say the wrong things or promote the wrong service and you can actually be hurting that person you are trying to recommend. This happens to our business a lot as we do more than one type of service. For instance as a media company we have extensive knowledge in video, audio, and social media marketing, but we are also known for our caricature art. If someone is asking for social media help and you recommend our caricature services there will be a disconnect for the person receiving the information.

Similarly if you recommend services in the wrong way it can be disastrous. We recently had someone recommend us for a caricature event. Now caricature events can change in pricing based on time requested, location, services required, and more. The person recommending us was communicating with the potential client and asked how much we charged. Not knowing anything about the event we gave a general pricing. That pricing came back as too high for the client. That client will now think our pricing is high overall and we have lost them forever, a recommendation lost.

Unique cartoon by Bruce Outridge
Be careful how you recommend others.

What is the best way to recommend someone?

Follow these tips the next time you recommend someone.

Never discuss pricing, leave that to the business you are recommending. They may have given you special pricing or they may have different levels of pricing based on their business.

Only recommend services that you have seen or experienced.

Offer information based on your experience only.

Never try to be a third party to the transaction. If you recommend a person or business you are doing it in good faith. If you are doing it for some kind of kick back then you are doing a disservice to the business.

Be authentic or stay silent. What you say can be hurting a business if you recommend them in the wrong way.

We all appreciate someone recommending us in-fact for some of us that is the main way we get our work. However if it is done incorrectly you could be hurting that same person you’ve been trying to help.

About the Author

Bruce Outridge is a media entrepreneur and consultant. He is a professional cartoonist, published author, radio and television producer, and marketing consultant. Bruce has businesses with various products and services all helping others be successful. To learn more about Bruce’s consulting services visit www.bruceoutridge.com Get Bruce’s latest book You’re Not Done Yet at www.bruceoutridge.com/yourenotdoneyet

Inspiring Youth Showcases Special Olympics Truck Ride on Television Show

The Inspiring Youth Television Show is showcasing the transportation industry for Season 6 and episodes 6 and 7 will be showcasing the great community spirit of the industry. In episode six which begins airing on December 1st will showcase the Special Olympics Truck Ride that happens each year in September. If you are in the Halton area tune in Thursday nights at 7:00PM on channel 700 for the latest episode.

Promo of the episode

About the Show

The show is hosted by media entrepreneur Bruce Outridge as he talks with ambitious youth in the transportation industry and the different jobs available for youth. You can learn more about Bruce, the show, and program at Inspiring Youth TV at www.inspiringyouthtv.com or on YourTV/InspiringYouth. Season 6 of the In spiring Youth Show is sponsored by Lead Pedal Media which has a podcast and radio station for the transportation industry. You can learn more about Lead Pedal Media at www.leadpedalmedia.com

Season 6-Show 5-Trucking For Our Freedom

In the fifth episode of season 6 Bruce talks to truck drivers who are
helping veterans through the trucking industry. The month of November is
a month to reflect on how we got our freedom. Unfortunately those same
people that fought for our freedom have trouble when returning home ,but
the trucking industry is stepping up to the plate. Our safety tip is driving on
black ice. Enjoy the show Thursday nights at 7:00PM Eastern.

Watch the Promo for Show 5

About the Show

The show is hosted by media entrepreneur Bruce Outridge as he talks with ambitious youth in the transportation industry and the different jobs available for youth. You can learn more about Bruce, the show, and program at Inspiring Youth TV at www.inspiringyouthtv.com or on YourTV/InspiringYouth. Season 6 of the In spiring Youth Show is sponsored by Lead Pedal Media which has a podcast and radio station for the transportation industry. You can learn more about Lead Pedal Media at www.leadpedalmedia.com

Season 6-Show 4- Trucking Positions Supporting Drivers

The next episode of Inspiring Youth TV airs tonight at 7PM and this time we look at Payroll and Recruiting positions in the industry. Our safety tip is driving in foggy conditions. Enjoy the show
Thursday nights at 7:00PM Eastern.

Watch a preview of the show.

About the Show

The show is hosted by media entrepreneur Bruce Outridge as he talks with ambitious youth in the transportation industry and the different jobs available for youth. You can learn more about Bruce, the show, and program at Inspiring Youth TV at www.inspiringyouthtv.com or on YourTV/InspiringYouth. Season 6 of the In spiring Youth Show is sponsored by Lead Pedal Media which has a podcast and radio station for the transportation industry. You can learn more about Lead Pedal Media at www.leadpedalmedia.com

Season 6-Show 3 Inspiring Young Leaders in Transportation

In the third episode of season 6 Bruce talks to a group of students entered
in Logistics Course and a young ambitious person who started in finance
and is now in truck insurance. Find out how they got into the industry and
what they plan to do for the future. Our safety tip is on vehicle security.
Enjoy the show Thursday nights at 7:00PM Eastern.

Episode 3 Promo

About the Show

The show is hosted by media entrepreneur Bruce Outridge as he talks with ambitious youth in the transportation industry and the different jobs available for youth. You can learn more about Bruce, the show, and program at Inspiring Youth TV at www.inspiringyouthtv.com or on YourTV/InspiringYouth. Season 6 of the In spiring Youth Show is sponsored by Lead Pedal Media which has a podcast and radio station for the transportation industry. You can learn more about Lead Pedal Media at www.leadpedalmedia.com

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