By Pat Iyer
How We Define Wealth in a Post-Pandemic WorldHow We Define Wealth in a Post-Pandemic World https://c-suitenetwork.com/advisors/wp-content/themes/csadvisore/images/empty/thumbnail.jpg 150 150 Patricia Iyer https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/c5ecfa9944b827c70f3687dc77878dd2?s=96&d=mm&r=g
If one point of agreement exists among influencers and business leaders, it is that how people do business in the coming years will change.
In practical terms, the age of the huge conferences where many business people met clients may be over, at least for a while. Business trips may also be mostly a thing of the past. The question of how people will make business connections in the future requires immediate attention.
In my own business, I addressed this need by designing and giving a course on online networking in April 2020. The class filled quickly (evidence that many are recognizing the value of online solutions to networking), and the attendees participated with commitment and enthusiasm.
The success of the course has encouraged me to develop additional projects in this vein. It also brings home once again, the principle that has guided me for decades in my various businesses.
I have clarity about my priorities. One of these is to provide innovative services that my potential clients need. Another—and this goes to the heart of my business philosophy—is that my customers, clients, students, and authors are my wealth.
They’re Your Wealth, Too
More than has been true in recent history, potential clients and customers, both corporate and individual, are hurting financially. They will be spending more carefully and looking for the best value for their money.
They will also be looking for businesses that genuinely care about their needs, that want to help them to prosper. The time has come for any business that wants to succeed to recognize this:
- The true wealth of any business is its customers and/or clients. Nurturing these relationships is more important than any other practice related to your company.
- Businesses must find new ways to communicate and expand established successful practices.
- Videoconferencing and other online techniques will continue to flourish. We can expect to see innovations and improved technologies and security.
However, companies will also need to develop increased expertise in written methods of communication. Blogs, newsletters, podcast transcripts, and books will proliferate.
To preserve and strengthen your business will take imagination and focus. Written communication can provide a valuable way to connect meaningfully with the wealth represented by your clients and customers.
Pat Iyer is one of the original 100 C Suite Network Contributors. She hosts Writing to Get Business podcast, found on the C Suite Radio Network, the largest business podcast platform. Connect with Pat at patiyer.com.