Had enough of political pandering? Whether it’s the President, the presumptive Republican nominee, or any of the typical cadre of elected officials, today’s politicians are masterful at telling each audience what they think they want to hear. This people-pleasing mentality may work to bring in contributions but does little to elevate the discussion as to what is truly good for the whole of the country. While frustrating to watch, their examples are illustrative as to how not to communicate with your customers. It takes tremendous courage, for example, to tell someone that, based upon your informed perspective, what they what to achieve will require greater spending or different choices. Your insightful opinion, as another case in point, on errors in their hiring or growth strategy may not be popular, yet, provides input that can make their circumstances better and lessen errors that drain time, energy, and profits.
As politicians keep pandering, you can focus on proselytizing valuable information that will help people and their companies create better outcomes, higher profits, and sustained success. When you do this, financial contributions to your business, in the form of revenues, will flow in freely with no pandering or spin required.