57 Ways to Grow Your Business: 17 – Gather Testimonials

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What your customers say about you is infinitely more persuasive to a prospect than anything you could possibly say about yourself, hence the popularity of websites such as tripadvisor.co.uk and yelp.co.uk.

Many customers are pleased to provide a testimonial if you make it easy for them. When a customer compliments you on your product or service (usually at the point of delivery), respond accordingly:

“Thank you for your comments. We would really appreciate a written testimonial from you. May I draft something up for you to review and send back to us?”

Then consider all the ways you can use these testimonials:

  1. Put them on your website
  2. Put copies in a binder and keep it in your reception area
  3. Include them in your various marketing communications
  4. Have the original testimonial letters individually framed – hang them throughout the office
  5. Include pictures of your customers – they will make the testimonial letters even more effective