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Episode 289: Strategic Relationships to Grow Your Wedding Business – Chris J Evans

Are you making an effort to build real relationships with more than just the clients in your photography business?

In episode 289 of the Bokeh Podcast, Chris J Evans discusses the importance of creating lasting, meaningful connections with other vendors, and the importance of gratitude in networking. Listen in as he shares his top three strategic relationships, along with how he builds and nurtures each of them.

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Show Notes

Brand Position: Where fashion, nature, and weddings collide. An editorial style wedding photographer. (7:21)

Content Recommendation: (22:49)
Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek – bit.ly/bp-leaderseatlast
The Art of War by Sun Tzu – bit.ly/bp-artofwar
The Power of Broke by Daymond John – bit.ly/bp-powerofbroke

The Gear Bag: (26:58)
Kenneth Cole Bag – Vintage Lace bails, hand-dyed silk ribbons, prisms, dress hanger, and a deck of cards.

Networking with Vendors: (29:29)
Tag vendors on Instagram when you work with them.
Reach out to vendors you want to work with.
Continue email communication with the vendors you want to work with on a monthly basis.

Chris’ Top 3 Relationships for Networking (35:12)
1. Pacific Coast Wedding Magazine Editor (Robin)
2. Venue Owner (Sylvia)
3. Blog & Magazine Editors

Developing & Maintaining Relationships – Word Association: (45:25)
1. Follow Up
2. Networking Events
3. Personal Interaction
4. Ongoing Communications

The Importance of Gratitude (56:54)