I had an exploratory call the other day around a new technology venture. It was about an hour long where we were looking at some strategies for go to market.
The call was stimulating in and of itself, but I wanted to share a best practice I did, and tend to do, afterwards.
I like to think in terms of connecting conversations with friends and colleagues immediately in the following ways turning one conversation into many opportunities:
- Information and ideas that might benefit their pursuits
- Introductions with new partners and old that might help each other
- Resources from the conversation that could help my friends
I like to think laterally and connect the concepts. This way, everywhere I go, I can be thinking bigger and creating value. I can help people with other people I know. I can put a little thought into a concept and formulate ideas that are concrete. I can share resources, like software or information, to provide an insight to apply.
The point is that you can always create value beyond what might otherwise be obligatory or mundane. And this opens up opportunities. But, you have to be in a different mindset such as:
- I always create value for others
- I care about others
- I can see ideas that help people (with their wealth, health and children – the things people think about and care about deeply)
- I think big
How can you turn a conversation into two or three pieces of value to help others?