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Speak with prospective clients with less worry

C.J. Hayden writes:

It’s a rare self-employed professional who has no qualms about talking to prospective clients regarding doing business together. Much more common is to feel anxious, resistant, or awkward about those conversations. Sometimes enough so that you find yourself avoiding them completely, or delaying for so long that someone else gets the business.

But it is possible to speak with prospective clients with less worry.

When you find yourself delaying or avoiding talking with prospects, don’t ignore it or try to push through it. Instead, take time out to identify what may be making it so hard.

How to take the angst out of talking with prospective clients and how to make the whole process easier.

By Josh Richards

Josh is a consulting network/ systems/ cloud engineer, freelance high stakes IT project manager, and former technology executive. He has consulted on information technology matters for over twenty-five years. In 2006, consulting became his primary source of income (just before the global financial crisis!). He’s a big fan of craft beer, freshly roasted coffee, artistic burlesque, good food, and applying science and reason to problems and opportunities small and large (and just for fun). When he has time and energy he also likes to get out on his bike or attend a soccer match.