One of the best things you can do to generate more revenue is very simple— smile!
I know it sounds hokey but think about this:
- Smiles are free so you can give them away without worrying about making your mortgage payment.
- You have an unlimited supply at your disposal. So there’s no need to fear running out of them.
- If you are sad, or angry or frustrated and you force yourself to smile, those uncomfortable feelings go away. Seriously! Try it! You simply cannot be angry and smile at the same time.
When it comes to generating revenue:
- Try smiling before you pick up the phone to call a client or a donor. Your smile will put you in a better mood before the call. Plus smiles are contagious— even if you can’t see the person.
Lastly, smile when you meet prospects, clients or donors face-to-face. It’s been proven that waitresses who smile reap bigger tips.