EP 085 | How To Apologize with Kimberley Seldon



About this Episode

When it’s time to say, “I’m sorry,” to a client, there are strategic ways to make it count. Own it, express regret and take responsibility. 

In this episode we learn:

  • entering “victim” mode prevents us from growing into powerful business owners
  • plug loop holes in your procedures that put you in a position of vulnerability
  • avoid words like if and but in your apology
  • when the situation is resolved, take time to reflect on how to avoid a repeated episode in future
  • explore best and worst-case scenarios
  • have difficult conversations face-to-face

Take Aways

If you are not yet a member of Business of Design™, what are you waiting for? The systems and strategies you need to succeed are already created and ready for you to use.


BOD & You

As interior design professionals, we LOVE our work because it matters so much. We want our clients to get our best every time, because it’s going to affect the way they live for years to come. But doing our best work isn’t possible if we can’t dedicate ourselves to it. And we can’t dedicate ourselves to it if doesn’t earn us a living.

Business of Design™ is the best professional advice and business coaching available, and it’s just for you. Our mission is to liberate your talent and skill by showing you how to run a business that supports you, empowers you, and lets you love your work again.


Recommended Learnings:

COURSE: Big Boundaries for Small Businesses

COURSE: Top 10 Questions: Managing Discounts

COURSE: Ideal Client, Ideal Project, Close the Deal






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Legal Disclosure | This podcast is for educational purposes only and should not be used for any legal decisions. Kimberley Seldon Design Group, Kimberley Seldon Productions Inc., Kimberley Seldon Design and Media, Inc., Business of Design™, or any of its affiliated companies or staff is not responsible for any errors or omissions effecting accuracy in any content, and they will not be held liable for the use or misuse of information, facts, details or any other aspects should there arise any defects, errors, omissions or perhaps inaccuracies. Extensive research has been conducted to put this podcast together for the purpose of educating our industry in order to better serve the public. Care has been taken to acknowledge ownership of copyrighted material. The advice and strategies contained herein may not be suitable for every situation. This work is offered with the understanding that we do not render any legal, accounting or other professional advice. Seek the advice of a lawyer and/or other competent professional person in all matters of law. Further, listeners should be aware that internet websites mentioned may change or disappear between when this was recorded and when it was listened to.

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