I recently received a communication via Linkedin. It’s my own fault I know, like the final glass of red, I shouldn’t have said yes without thought. I should have heeded Michael O’Donnell’s advice.
Here’s the message:
“My company, Practice Builders has created your Online Reputation Assessment. The assessment covers all of your online patient reviews (including some that you may not be aware of) plus your Online Reputation Score (A-F scoring). You might actually be surprised to see the results.
Please let me know whom should I be speaking to about this assessment. If it is not you, please forward my message to the appropriate person.
This assessment costs $199 but Practice Builders is providing it complimentary as a promotion for the month of November.”
Then several more messages via email with no option to unsubscribe, trying to be polite I responded:
Please stop sending me these emails.
If you had any idea about my business you would know that I am not in clinical practice and therefore have no patients to give online reviews.
But they keep coming.
“Your Online Reputation Assessment has now been created by Practice Builders, the nation’s leader in healthcare-practice success since 1979. Your assessment includes all of your online patient reviews, whether positive or negative, and may include some that you are unaware of, plus your Online Reputation Score (A-F scoring). You might be surprised to see the results.
I would like to send this assessment to the appropriate person. If that is not you, please forward this message to that person. This Online Reputation Assessment has a $199 value, but Practice Builders is providing it free of charge during the month of December.
Simply reply to this email if you would like me to present the assessment to you.
So Steve Thomas, John Webster and all your team at www.mypracticereputation.com and www.PracticeBuilders.com it is obvious you know sweet Fanny Adams about me and my business and so will I not use your services.
I believe a reputation is built on credibility which comes from working with real people who appreciate the service that you provide.
Now how do I get you to go away?