Does this make you blush?

You’re amazing! Great job. You’re a rock star!

It’s a little embarrassing when people compliment you, isn’t it? Well, in case you haven’t gotten comfortable with it yet, I’m here to remind you: If you do a good job, people are going to praise you. You’ve just got to deal with it. Learn to smile and say “thank you.”
There’s more … Learn to share the praise. Why?
My shy client (who I’m doing a website rewrite for) has three testimonials on her current website. When I asked her if she had any others, she said, “Yes, I have a couple” – and she sent me 23!
The point?
This wealth of testimonials gave me an inside view into what she was really providing for her clients—and it was so much deeper than what she realized. In addition to credibility, it also gives her audience something to relate to.
I don’t stay at a hotel or eat at a restaurant without first checking TripAdvisor for reviews. Neither do our clients. In our review-seeking culture—are you giving your audience what they want? (I am.) Or are you too busy blushing?
If you need someone to sing your praises, I’m on it.

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