How to Build Credibility

Here are some tips and guidance on how to create credibility in your business or professional role. Here are some of their ideas and tips:

• To keep your focus on value not price.

• Have a good online presence via positive reviews and people website with social media presence.

• Find ways to add value to your clients and customers, for example a caring follow up call on a tricky situation they have mentioned before or sending them an article or information on a particular situation relating to them.

• Be yourself, be honest and be different.

• Tell a story about something you did above and beyond what is normally done, people find stories very memorable and are more likely to tell others are hence get you recommendations and referrals to others.

• Always deliver on what you promise.

• Build an image on LinkedIn which can remind people of your excellent experience, qualifications and endorsements.

• Try to understand how people perceive you, and work on your positives and improve your negatives. This is important as we are judged instinctively by people as soon as we meet them.

• Credibility can be built by saying stories about some failures and how you overcome.

• Keep your integrity with business relationships.

• Have an excellent assessment process of new clients, when you gain information in a professional manner you already look like you know what to do. Build the relationship on this assessment, and remind them when you have achieved what they have asked for.

• How you dress can build credibility. Make sure you dress to your target market.

• Making sure your answer phones in a polite and helpful manner, and stay prompt in returning calls.

• Smile often, it will not do any harm. People want to do business with someone they enjoy being around. Smiling is an indicator that you are in control and love doing what you do.

• Supply info and give extra advice, these simple but free time can give an excellent sample of you and help gain the trust and commitment of potential clientele to do business with you.

Building credibility is really important whether you are in business or working. Some of the most important traits for your credibility are integrity which includes transparency, trustworthiness, and moral predictability; Good competence such as having the right license or qualifications; Sound judgement; being knowledgeable and trustworthy.

So are you doing all the right things to improve your credibility, If not use some of these tips to start right now.