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You have now entered “The Consulting Zone” – #ConstChat Recap

Construction Chat is a weekly chat on Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time.

If you’re free, we’d love you to join us.

#ConstChat Can I Pick Your Brain?


This week’s chat topic is about having our brains picked.

We all have that friend, relative, or business associate that will call us every once in a blue moon to have coffee, lunch, or breakfast.  We cringe. Yet, out of loyalty or guilt, we go.

Five minutes in, “Hey can I pick your brain?” There it is. Another free consultation.

This type of situation can happen with any professional service but seems to abound in the construction industry.


“I have to protect my investment. How fair is it to me to give away all the knowledge I have acquired that I use to make my living, pay my bills and eat?” Adrienne Graham, Forbes “No, You Can’t Pick My Brain. It Costs Too Much


“I do think that people should do things for free for exposure. I still do things for free and I get very compensated for my time and my efforts. … Money is not the only way to pay.” Gary Vaynerchuk


There has to be a balance between giving enough information away to raise your brand’s value yet not giving away your secret sauce.

So, when exactly have you crossed from the light questions into “The Consulting Zone?”

Lots of answers. Lots of scrolling.

Q1: How do you respond to requests to pick your brain?

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Generating Leads Online – #ConstChat Recap

Lead Generation #ConstChat questions with Tess WittlerConstruction Chat  is a weekly chat on Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time.  If you’re free, we’d love you to join us.

This week’s topic is lead generation.

It was chosen by Tess Wittler of TessWittler.com Let’s have a round of applause for her time and expertise!

By the way, her e-course on this subject starts 10/9. Check out her website for more info.

Below are the questions as asked during the chat and some responses.

Q1. Do you have a system in place to generate leads?


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