Seth Godin inspired this post

Seth Godin inspired this post

Inspired by Seth’s blog post yesterday on Five rules for your About page, where he talked about essential elements for your About page. I reviewed mine and found a couple of things lacking.

One, was a way to contact me from the page. Done.

The other which was so obvious but not there was some testimonials/words from clients. What I realised was that our About pages are not just about what we say about ourselves but also about what others say about us. Obvious, I now realise.

So, anyway, here’s what I have now added to the About page.

Often, it’s not what I say about myself that matters but more important is what others say about me. Here’s a few words from some people that I have worked with (these are from Linked In) and there are some more here:

“I worked with Adrian over the course of about a year and soon discovered his deep understanding of business and business process with an ability to put into practice what he teaches. Adrian also has a strong awareness of issues facing business today and how to address these in a systematic and practical way. I would certainly recommend Adrian if you need a business consultant or mentor.” – Simon Barrass

“Adrian is a creative business consultant with solid interpersonal skills. He gets the job done on time and on budget. He engages well with stakehoiders.” – Peter Thompson

“Adrian is one of the most strategic thinking people that I know. Whilst he can do ‘the detail’, his natural inclination and real value add is to take clients beyond the present and stretch conversations to include what may lie beyond the immidiate horizon. He thinks laterally and draws on a wealth of concepts. If you are thinking of getting a progressive coach to help you, Adrian’s your person.” – David Constantine

“Adrian is an excellent source of creativity demonstrating clear links to goals and objectives. His personable approach to working with clients leads to tangible results.” – Lisa McCance

“Adrian and I formed a reciprocal arrangement a couple of years ago… he needed a hand with calls and I had reached a brick wall as to how to advance my business. Nothing phazes Adrian, he imparted lots of valuable and constructive advice, helping me take a step back and review the best way forward. A personable and non imposing force that genuinely wanted to help achieve a better outcome. I thought that I’d need a longer ladder – with Adrians support we simply bulldozed through! Many thanks, highly recommended” – Caroline Slater

“Adrian helped me for over a year and advised me on many aspects of my business. He was a real asset to the business, he walked the walk, if he said he would call at 3pm, the phone would go on the dot of 3pm. He was a great sounding board and helped me move the business forward to a new level and if I want help again I would certainly go back to Adrian and recommend him to others.” – Jane Milton

“Adrian has a curious mind and the passion to satisfy his curiosity. This is complemented by an open mind and the desire to really engage and understand people.” – Crispin Reed

“After working with a couple of our franchisees to help them grow their individual businesses, we liked what we hear and hired Adrian to work with all of our franchisees to help them grow their businesses. The approach we used was via a series of workshops, learning and networking sessions. Adrian’s approach is both creative and analytical and can get to the heart of an issue very quickly. He has a very engaging and fun presenting style which maximises the learning for all participants. If you would like to grow or develop your business, I would whole-heartedly recommend having a discussion with Adrian as I am sure he will be able to help.” – Daryl Taylor

“I worked with Adrian …………….working on strategy and business development. Adrian bings unique perspectives to any discussion and has strong analytical capabilities. He is knowledgeable, articulate and able to dive into details without losing sight of the big picture. I would gladly work with Adrian again if the opportunity arises.” – Sanjay Bhide

“Adrian really knows his stuff when it comes to business management. If you ever get a chance to attend one of his events or workshops, get yourself along to it as he is very good speaker and what you will learn from them will help you in your own business no end.” – Paul Collins

“I have hired Adrian in the past to work with clients. He is particularly good at reading people and situations, and then adapting his approach accordingly. His approach is professional and his methods very practical because he can draw from many years of experience.” – Olga Astaniotis

“Adrian is an essential part of our strategic management. He has listened, guided and empowered us at every stage of our development.” – Tim Clements

“Adrian worked with us to help us work out what sort of a company we wanted to be , what our values and beliefs were, what our financial aspirations were and how to achieve them.” – Alison McCreath

“Adrian is approachable, intelligent, sharp and focussed. If you’re looking to get a strategic partner, and someone who you can trust, then Adrian is someone you need to have on your short list.” – Simon Hedley

“Adrian has a remarkable knack of rapidly understanding the heart of an issue and expressing it in a single pithy sentence. Time and again this helped us make difficult business decisions. I heartily recommend Adrian.” – Pete Callaghan

“Adrian is a ‘no nonsense’ extrememly knowledgeable, professional and well read colleague. His personable style and acres of character simply permeates everything he does. If I was asked to spend the money in my pocket on working with Adrian as opposed to others, I would. He has my highest possible affirmation – simple as that.” – Jim Herrington

“Until you work with Adrian, you won’t know how much value he can add to your business. He showed me several tools and ideas that I use every day. Not ‘pie in the sky’ theories but practical tools that reduce my costs and increase my profits. He genuinely cares about the progress of my company and he’s happy to go the extra mile when I need him. Adrian is the ideal resource for SME owners/managers. I will certainly continue to work with him as my business continues to grow.” – Alan Gayle

“Adrian has run several workshops that I have attended, and his approach has been very professional. Everyone has come away feeling as though they have gleaned a lot from it, and because of the way that the workshops were run, people felt very involved in the learning process. In addition to this, Adrian is a person to get along with very easily and as such, the workshops are both enjoyable and informative.” – Louis Downs

“I worked with Adrian on a number of actual and potential spin outs from Corporates. He had a good grasp of what was possible in complex situations and found elegant solutions to the problems raised. He is a very personable fellow but could fight his corner when it mattered.” – Mike Denison

Some great additions don’t you think? Thanks, Seth.

Are you missing recommendations on your About page?

Thanks to tiny_tear for the image.

Comments

  1. Seth Godin inspired this post http://bit.ly/bULTdT

  2. Matthew Needham says:

    Hi Adrian, I too liked Seth’s post and it’s a good point getting the testimonials on the about page. Nine is burried on a client page.

    You have some great client testimonials here Adrian, it highlights what a great business partner you are.

    • Hi Matthew,
      It was was such a great post that it stopped me in my tracks as I thought about where my testimonials were ‘buried’ much like yours. So simple but great advice.

      I am honoured and blessed by the words that some of my clients, colleagues and partners say about my work :)

      Adrian

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