<img src="https://secure.leadforensics.com/150258.png" alt="" style="display:none;">
REQUEST DEMO

Ackert Blog

By

Stay up to date

Networking

The Wallflower Opportunity
By David Ackert on October 2, 2014

Obviously, the objective behind a business mixer is to make new contacts, but if most of the room consists of new contacts, it can be difficult to break the ice. The people who know each...

Continue Reading

Networking Business Development Client Service Referral Sources

Give a Meaningful Gift
By David Ackert on December 12, 2013

It’s December. They’re not making any more months this year. And the holidays give us the opportunity to acknowledge and appreciate each other in ways that we would otherwise deem corny....

Continue Reading

Networking

Holiday Communique: A Rare Opportunity
By David Ackert on December 12, 2013

It’s December. They’re not making any more months this year. And the holidays give us the opportunity to acknowledge and appreciate each other in ways that we would otherwise deem corny....

Continue Reading

Networking Business Development

Business Development Is More Fun with a Drink
By David Ackert on February 27, 2013

Your business development mission boils down to this: deepen key relationships until they generate new work. And nothing deepens relationships faster than a shared drink. That’s why...

Continue Reading

Networking

Blame It on the Alcohol
By David Ackert on February 27, 2013

Your business development mission boils down to this: deepen key relationships until they generate new work. And nothing deepens relationships faster than a shared drink. That's why they...

Continue Reading

Networking Business Development

Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Rainmaker?
By David Ackert on February 19, 2013

Not everyone can compete in the Olympics. You have to be better than good. You have to be excellent.

Continue Reading

Networking Business Development

Don't Let Fear Control Your Business Development
By David Ackert on January 21, 2013

Learn the difference between your “gut” and your gutlessness. As you are hunting for new business, it will occur to you to take actions that are beyond your comfort zone. In most cases,...

Continue Reading

Networking

5 Steps to a Successful Supper Club
By David Ackert on October 5, 2012

I’ve been experimenting with a business development strategy recently, and it has proven to be highly effective. I call it “Supper Club.” The concept is simple: Make a list of a dozen local...

Continue Reading

Networking

5 Steps to a Successful Supper Club
By David Ackert on October 5, 2012

I’ve been experimenting with a business development strategy recently, and it has proven to be highly effective. I call it “Supper Club.” The concept is simple: Make a list of a dozen local...

Continue Reading

Networking Business Development

Fear Is Good for Business
By David Ackert on October 5, 2011

I was at a conference last week where the speaker had his audience's full engagement. Then he challenged us with a poignant question. The air thickened and the room went silent.

Continue Reading

Get latest articles directly in your inbox, stay up to date