Experience in not-for-profit, commercial and government agencies. Skilled in Communications, Management and Leadership, strategy and IT
Need a hand setting up a simple Facebook or Google Advertising campaign? Lets talk thought what you want to do and I can help you with the first steps in a clear and simple way.
I have 25+ years experience working with not-for-profit boards and developing business systems, IT and HR solutions, designing service delivery and planning fund raising and grant writing.
I've been involved in the IT industry since the late 90's. I can help you streamline your business by using the right combination of IT looks that are easy to use and maintain.
When you are getting started there really isn't a way to avoid cold calling. Its a skill and it gets easier the more you do it. The agency I worked at used to do cold call afternoons - everyone did it at the same time, and there were prizes and incentives. It made it fun.
My top tips:
- Get a headset if you can and stand up - gives you more energy
- Take the mindset that you have something amazing to offer and why wouldn't they want to talk to you?
- Make a note of everything so you develop a database of contacts.
One 'blackhat' method of getting leads is to call for a reference for a candidate you are working with. You are much more likely to get through. And you have a really simple opportunity to ask "so how are you getting on replacing this person"
Beyond cold calls, I'd write to everyone (no, a letter, not an email) and include your card or perhaps a calendar or a pen. Introduce your new agency and why you are so good in your niche. Recruitment is one of those things that people don't need until they do - and having your details close at had is a winner.
I'm available for a call if you want to talk more specifics