More conversation starters


Simply have a nice visit (be respectful of their time and behavioral style if you are a “talker”) and follow up with a personal note about it being nice to catch up. They will likely ask you how work and life are going. Be prepared to share a success story or recent achievement related to your specialty.
If leaving a message, tell them the name of the book and why you thought it was relevant. Then, offer to email them a link to it on Amazon or loan it physically if they prefer. Make sure the book is relevant to senior real estate, leadership, or other mutual business interest.
Examples of things you may ask for help with include: Vendors you may need like estate liquidators, contractors, healthcare providers, etc. You may be struggling with how to help someone dealing with relationship issues or things outside your scope – ask around for resources then pass them on. It’s a win-win-win.
This direct approach works particularly well with friends, family, and longtime relationships
The purpose of this request is NOT for feedback. It’s to engage them in what you are doing. The article or blog, etc. should be relative to what you do and/or how you are doing it. Chances are they will love it and ask if they can share it. Uhhhh, yes! You may want to ask SEVERAL of your contacts for this favor.
Examples of industries might be: trust officers, financial planners, healthcare workers, senior community reps, home care agencies, insurance agents, support group leaders, ministers, etc. They may even have contacts you would have never even considered!