How to Communicate Your Value + A Giveaway

Sometimes it is hard to communicate your value, to articulate to a client why they should hire you.  Why you are the best person for the job.  Sure you have the skills required of an interior designer, but a client should hire you for your unique talents and what you bring to the project.

Figuring out how you are different and special is the key.  

I read a book a few years ago that changed my business.  Before reading this book, I was trying to figure out how to mold myself into a person that I thought clients would want to work with.  Easy-going!  Compliant!  Cheerier!

It wasn't until I read How the World Sees You by Sally Hogshead that I realized I was going about it wrong, I didn't need to try to be someone I am not, I needed to be more of who I am.  I needed to celebrate that I am to-the-point, intentional, and rational.  By focusing on these skills I could communicate my value to clients.  

I recommend this book to everyone who struggles to see what makes them special and what talents they need to promote to their clients.  

So to help you find and be able to communicate your value, I am giving away two (2) sets of books that will include a copy each of How the World Sees You and Strengths Finder 2.0 by Gallup.


To enter all you have to do is be an active subscriber on my mailing list AND comment below the three words that make you unique.  Be sure that your name/email is the same on both the mailing list & comment so I can contact you if you win!

To enter:

  1. Be a current subscriber (subscribe below to get on the list)
  2. In the comments below share a word or two about how you are unique.  For extra credit you can also take this personality test and share your personality advantage. (I'm the Veiled Strength)


Official Rules:Two random winners will get (1) How the World Sees You by Sally Hogshead (value $29.99) and (1) Strengths Finder 2.0 by Gallup (value 29.99).  Sweepstakes starts 9/14/16 and ends at 5pm MST on 9/29/16.  Winner will be selected by from the commenters and notified via email on 9/30/16.  Winners have one week to claim their prize.  Winners have a choice of receiving the books electronically (kindle) or hardcopy.  Prizes will be sent to winners within a week of winners claiming prize.  How to Enter: Be a current subscriber and put a comment below.  Please make sure your name and email match the subscription & comment.  US Residents 18+ years only.  Void where prohibited.  No purchase necessary.  One entry per person.  Duplicate entries will be discarded.  Odds of winning are dependent on number of entries received.  

GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED Congratulations to Stephanie & Leslie

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