#152, January 31, 2018

Let's talk about how to get word-of-mouth referrals.

Because they're nearly 100% qualified leads.  

Want  to do it well?  Let me give you a Tip.  

But First, Let Me Tell You a Little Story:

you're available for my wedding."

I LOVE it.  

Here's our next chance to help someone celebrate 
a special occasion.    Which, after all, is what we 
do best and enjoy most.   

I'm proud that my band receives most of our  new
engagements from people who catch us in action 
like this.  Wedding guests and party guests.

But a close second is from "Word-of-Mouth" referrals 
from friends. 

And referrals from colleagues.  Especially in business 
networking groups.  See my video about this in a minute.

I also receive referrals on the job, on the phone, or 
from my colleagues' regular  emails.  Like this one.

Which is why I'm sending YOU this note every month.   

Why am I talking about "Word-of-Mouth" referrals?

Simple.  Because I've found that a personal referral 
from  someone you know and trust is most likely the 
best tip you can get.  

Or give.

And that's the secret:  "Give to receive".

So here's that Tip I promised you: 

Offer useful, valuable "Word-of-Mouth" referrals 
generously, everywhere you can. Do your friends 
and clients a favor, and they're likely to repay your 
favor by referring YOU.
need music for your wedding or your next party.

And now that we're talking about 
planning wedding & party music...
Mardi Gras and Valentine's Day are just ahead, 
and you might be involved with planning an 
exciting holiday party .

And if you or a friend are engaged to get 
married, you might also be involved with 
planning the wedding.

Perhaps both. 

So the next time you or a friend  are looking for 
upbeat, elegant music,  played the way you want, 
preview us at our next public event.

Where can you can catch us?  Here: 

Wednesday, Feb 14,  6:00-9:00pm
Romantic Valentine's Day Dinner
Parcel 104, 2700 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara

Wednesday, Feb 21, 6:00-9:00pm
festive Open House
The Starbright Theatre,
1770 W Campbell Ave, Campbell

Saturday, March 31, 12:00-3:00pm
Annual Wedding Showcase
Saratoga Springs, 22801 Big Basin Way, Saratoga

Caterer?  Wedding or Event Planner?  Bride?  Groom? 
Enjoy the festive mood we'll create.  You'll hear the 
popular standards, jazz classics, and Latin favorites. 
Please stop by and say Hi.

And when it's time for your wedding or next party, 
please reply to this note or call 408-245-9120 
and tell me about the mood you're looking for.

Watch me talk about getting referrals from colleagues. 

Let's chat soon.

Robbie Schlosser | Magnolia Jazz Band
"Elegant, Upbeat Music for Weddings and Parties"  

P.S. Have you seen our five-star reviews on  Yelp
       Have you seen photos of us in action on Instagram

Now, for the "fine print":   You're receiving this reminder because we've worked together sometime in the last 43 years, or you enjoyed our music somewhere, or we met at an event, or you subscribed on MagnoliaJazz.com, or you read my BLOG, or you joined my friends on social media, or you read our excellent reviews on Yelp and WeddingWire .  Whew!  

However you found me, THANK YOU!

Now, let me ask 3 favors:
1. If you enjoyed reading this note, please forward it to your best friend.
2. While you're here, visit our Reminders Archive for more of my stories.
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