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Increase Your Website Value by Increasing the Power of Personal Connections

Posted by Andrew McSwain in Articles


Sure, the internet is worldwide, which means you’ll never, ever, meet all of your customers. But what about the ones that you do meet? And what about your connections with vendors, marketing people, competition, etc? Even though ecommerce is nearly the opposite of shopping at the Mom and Pop store down the street, there are still ways to increase the power and quality of your personal connections that can also help you in a number of ways online such as when you sell your business, deal with an ecommerce business broker and talk with any number of people that are involved in your website business.

  • Not everything is about YOU. In a conversation, remember, you enjoy your opportunity to speak and the other person should enjoy theirs, as well. When someone is constantly interrupting the person who has the floor with ideas or stories that relate to themselves, it causes the other person to become wary and hesitant. It erodes the quality of the relationship. A charming, engaged person is one that allows the other person to speak what is on their mind.
  • Make the other person feel valued. Remember, you don’t know everything. When you act like you know everything, it takes away from the value of the other person. Admit to holes in knowledge and you will put yourself on par with the other person and form a better bond. When people feel valued, no matter who they are, they are more likely to work with you, not against you.
  • Maintain eye contact. When you’re speaking with someone, always, always, maintain eye contact. Don’t let your eyes stray to the television set, another person, your phone, etc. for more than three seconds. Humans pick up on this very well and immediately feel that what they have to say isn’t important to you. By maintaining eye contact, you show the other person that not only are they valued; you are interested in what they have to say.

By implementing just these three concepts in your personal and business relationships, you are bound to forge better quality bonds with the people around you, and succeed in more areas, including your professional life. If you are ready to sell your business, or are interested in purchasing an ecommerce business, contact business broker, today.