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Personal Testamonial

hi,
what is a personal testamonial and how would it help me in my business? - by niallcore
Personal testimonials provide a third parties endorsement of your products or services. They can be very beneficial depending on how they are used. It would help to know what your business is and what your position or job description is to better answer your question. - by GerryMyers
niallcore, if you're referring to testimonials of your other clients, they help you establish credibility with new prospects by acting as proof that you brought value to others. I'm not sure what a "personal testimonial" is but maybe some other experts can help you with that.

Skip - by Skip Anderson
A testimonial is nothing more than a statement from a client proclaiming their admiration of conducting business with you. Typically prospective clients like to hear what others say about you and having a book of testimonials will help you with additional business. I have used one for over 25 years. I began with one and now have over 600 letters of testimonial.

How do you get one?

Simply ask a client -

Dear Mr. Customer:

Thank you for your business. As you know referrals and testimonials are an opportunity for business growth. I would appreciated if you can write a few kind words of your experience and content with our products and/or services.

Thank you for your time.

I hope this is helpful.

Drew - by Drew Stevens
thanks for the responses.
my business is personal training, and nutrition,
i ve been trying to come up with a good name for my business,
and was suggested to do my own two min testamonial as that would help me, and others in getting a good name.
and i was told to learn it off so i could spin it off to people when asked what I do.

ideas? - by niallcore
niallcore, in the B2B world, we'd call this a "reference". Reference letters are extremely powerful. In fact, I would insist that the SRs on my team religously:
1. request a reference letter from each account (typically done when the account is new); and,
2. scan the letter and post it to our internal site (so that the entire team can efficiently source meaningful references efficiently); and,
3. repeat the process when something "over-the-top" happens where the company shines in the customer's eyes; then,
4. update the letters as they begin to age;

To make this work effectively, I'd suggest the SRs create a couple of standard reference letters which they would carry in their brief case at all times (either hardcopy or on a USB stick). The customer would then be alleviated of the "stress" involved in created the letter from scratch.

I carry a leather (TimeSystems) binder. The SRs would include some of these materials as "proofsource" on their calls.

Good luck & Good selling!
Pat - by OUTSource Sales
niallcore, in the B2B world, we'd call this a "reference". Reference letters are extremely powerful. In fact, I would insist that the SRs on my team religously:
1. request a reference letter from each account (typically done when the account is new); and,
2. scan the letter and post it to our internal site (so that the entire team can efficiently source meaningful references efficiently); and,
3. repeat the process when something "over-the-top" happens where the company shines in the customer's eyes; then,
4. update the letters as they begin to age;

To make this work effectively, I'd suggest the SRs create a couple of standard reference letters which they would carry in their brief case at all times (either hardcopy or on a USB stick). The customer would then be alleviated of the "stress" involved in created the letter from scratch.

I carry a leather (TimeSystems) binder. The SRs would include some of these materials as "proofsource" on their calls.

Good luck & Good selling!
Pat
that sounds good. for me a testamonial would be taken within the 1st 4 weeks of training.
this personal reference sounds to me kind of more about myself and what i do, what the benefits are and why someone (you)(customer) would benefit from buying from me.

this is what i was told to do

"None-the-less I am happy to explain. If you have not done so already, we would recommend that you sit down and write a 250 word essay about why you became a trainer, who inspired you, the genesis of your decision to go into the industry, what you want to do, how you intend to help others and those who have helped you get to this point. Try to include a quote from someone who inspires you as well and specific identifiable trait or selling point that separates you from your competitors. Turn this into a 2 minute testimonial. Memorize and rehearse this testimonial on video and or in front of a mirror until you become comfortable and it does not come across as contrived. Check your tone of voice, facial maneurisms and body language. Since 60% of your comm