WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME you pinged? How did it make you feel?

I bet it brightened up your day, put a smile on your face and made the person you pinged happy too.

Pinging is fun and it’s good for your heart.

I love pinging and getting pinged. I do it as many times a day as I can. It makes me feel younger, keeps me sharp and energizes me every time I do it.

And those are just some of the psychological and physiological benefits of pinging.

But, if you ping often, there can also be a financial benefit.

Some people are natural pingers. It’s just what they love to do, so they do it often and they do it well.

I think women are better pingers than men. It must be in the way they are wired or something, it just seems to come to them more naturally. They’re not afraid to ping often. And sometimes they ping for no apparent reason at all other than to reach out and touch someone and make a human connection.

Making a personal human connection, is truly the most sincere and altruistic reason to ping and ping often.

The first time I heard it called pinging was when I read Keith Ferrazzi’s book Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time.

“What a cool, catchy phrase,” I thought to myself. I immediately started to talk about the importance of pinging often in my seminars and I personally started pinging more than ever.

And now it’s become a habit.

I’ve got five kids and a wife, so I don’t ping other people during Family Time. I like to ping during Drive Time or even Lunch Time. I may ping during Pay Time, but only early in the morning or late in the afternoon. Sometimes I ping other people on weekends depending on how well I know the other person and if my business relationship with them has reached a level that’s more personal and intimate.

Typically, I will only ping someone on weekends if it’s their birthday or if I know they have an important event coming up on Monday and they would appreciate a quick and friendly good-luck ping on Saturday or Sunday.

I never ping strangers, it’s too dangerous these days, especially in Jersey.

The cool thing about pinging is that you can do it anywhere in the world and technology has made it easy and more fun to ping often.

Here are the TOP TEN reasons…

” Why You Must Ping Often”

1. It makes the other person feel good.
2. It shows you care.
3. Frequent pinging deepens your relationship with a person.
4. Most people don’t get pinged often by anyone else.
5. It differentiates you and keeps you “top of mind” for the pingee.
6. It takes awareness and effort to ping often and people recognize this.
7. It’s more fun to ping than get pinged (believe it or not).
8. People need more high-touch in the 21st Century due to technology.
9. You’re only as good as your last ping.
10. Because your best customer is your competitor’s best prospect.

FYI Takeaway: Of course, you’re aware that when I talk about “pinging often” I’m referring to reaching out and communicating with clients. However, I hope it’s obvious that it’s equally important to ping friends and family often too.

Want to be a successful pinger? Follow this lead.

FYI ACTION IDEA: Nurture your network and build stronger relationships with them. Employ the Law of Reciprocity and give first without the expectation of getting. FYI and TGIM are great examples of pinging. Connect with others. And build meaningful relationships. Don’t get so caught up in yourself that you forget others and wait to reach out only when you need something.

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Author's Bio: 

Eric Taylor is the Chief Inspiration Officer of SelfGrowth.com and founder of New Jersey based Empowerment Group International. He delivers more than 100 energized and interactive keynotes, workshops and seminars each year to corporations, associations and tradeshows. He is the author of the Energy Passport, Co-creator of the Best Year Ever! Success System and Co-author of The Complete Sales Training Encyclopedia. To get complete details about Eric’s background, his products and services, visit Eric Taylor’s Blog and review Eric Taylor’s Profile.