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How To Find, Hire And Train Staff You Can Trust

Here’s a popular episode from the archives where I show you what my team and I REALLY get up to behind the scenes at our big Mastermind Events for top clinic owners around the world:

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On this one, you get to see live footage from Day 1 of the Nashville Mastermind Event, what goes on behind the scenes with my staff and all of the hard work that goes into making the event spectacular… PLUS, watch and learn as I recap the major learning points from the day.

Also covered on the show:

* The importance of surrounding yourself with people who face the same challenges as you – for growth

* Why it’s essential to find, hire and train A-Players to achieve the financial and business success you want

* How to get the best from your team, and how to set them up for success

* Lessons on communication to motivate staff and attract new patients for your clinic

* And so much more on this “on location” episode of the show…

Click here to watch the Paul Gough Physio Rooms show “On Location” in Nashville and then hit the big red SUBSCRIBE button on Youtube to get updated with regular business success tips.

Enjoy the show!

Sincerely,

Paul Gough

Check out Paul’s Best Selling Books for Physical Therapists on Marketing, Hiring and Selling:

https://www.paulgough.com/books

For more PT Business Education Material:

Click here to subscribe to my email list and I’ll send you more Physical Therapy Business Education >>>

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PAUL GOUGH is a multi-time No.1 bestselling author of The New Patient Accelerator Method, The Physical Therapy Hiring Solution, To Sell is Healthy, and The Healthy Habit. He is also a former professional soccer physical therapist turned successful clinic owner from the UK (a country where healthcare is free). He is the founder of the Paul Gough Physio Rooms – a successful cash pay clinic he started from a spare room in his home with no money down and with no business or marketing skills. He has since scaled his clinic from one to four locations, and zero to $1m in cash pay revenue and he now helps clinic owners all across America and around the world to get more cash pay patients using his proven systems.

How To Train World Class People You Can Trust

On this episode of the Paul Gough Physio Rooms Show, I take you behind the scenes of a staff training session I held at Volk PT, Charlotte a few months back where I share exactly what it takes to build and train a world-class team for your clinic:

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In this episode I cover:

* The importance of developing your staff as people if you want your business to be successful

* Why finding and retaining the right staff is more important than worrying where your next patient is coming from

* The reason why clinical skills aren’t the real reason your patients show up and leave

* Why I believe business success is all about creating the right environment for your staff to learn, develop and grow

* How to create a culture that makes patients want to show up and stay on schedule

* The staff training framework I use at my own clinics

* And so much more…

Watch this week’s show here.

I look back now and realize that one of the reasons my business has been so successful is because we’ve created a culture that is very easy for the right person to fit into – and equally, very difficult for the wrong person to fit into which has made it very easy for me to lead from anywhere in the world.

I talk more about how to do it on this show – click here to watch it – then hit the big red SUBSCRIBE button on Youtube to get updated with regular business advice and tactics like this.

Sincerely,

Paul Gough

Check out Paul’s Best Selling Books for Physical Therapists on Marketing, Hiring and Selling:

https://www.paulgough.com/books

For more PT Business Education Material:

Click here to subscribe to my email list and I’ll send you more Physical Therapy Business Education >>>

Connect with Paul Gough on Social Media:

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– Instagram

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– The Physical Therapy Business School Podcast

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PAUL GOUGH is a multi-time No.1 bestselling author of The New Patient Accelerator Method, The Physical Therapy Hiring Solution, To Sell is Healthy, and The Healthy Habit. He is also a former professional soccer physical therapist turned successful clinic owner from the UK (a country where healthcare is free). He is the founder of the Paul Gough Physio Rooms – a successful cash pay clinic he started from a spare room in his home with no money down and with no business or marketing skills. He has since scaled his clinic from one to four locations, and zero to $1m in cash pay revenue and he now helps clinic owners all across America and around the world to get more cash pay patients using his proven systems.

Never Forget What You’re Actually Selling…

This week I’m taking you back to an episode of the show that was recorded live from a Mastermind event I held in Dublin, Ireland where I share with a room full of clinic owners why patients REALLY drop-off, and how to keep them on schedule:

 

Watch the show here.

 On the show I cover:

* How to communicate with patients when they come to the end of their treatment plan

* What apple and the World’s most successful businesses do to keep people coming back

* Why patients REALLY pay for Physical Therapy

* How patients make purchase decisions

* How to help your staff keep patients on schedule

* And so much more on this episode of the Paul Gough Physic Rooms Show…

Click here to watch it – then hit the big red SUBSCRIBE button on my Youtube Channel. I release footage daily including videos training my staff and other clinic owners from all around the world – so hit subscribe so you don’t miss out, this could be the perfect time to watch, learn and share with your team to help communicate with patients better.

Enjoy the show.

Sincerely,

Paul Gough

Check out Paul’s Best Selling Books for Physical Therapists on Marketing, Hiring and Selling:

https://www.paulgough.com/books

For more PT Business Education Material:

Click here to subscribe to my email list and I’ll send you more Physical Therapy Business Education >>>

Connect with Paul Gough on Social Media:

– Facebook

– Instagram

– Twitter

– The Physical Therapy Business School Podcast

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PAUL GOUGH is a multi-time No.1 bestselling author of The New Patient Accelerator Method, The Physical Therapy Hiring Solution, To Sell is Healthy, and The Healthy Habit. He is also a former professional soccer physical therapist turned successful clinic owner from the UK (a country where healthcare is free). He is the founder of the Paul Gough Physio Rooms – a successful cash pay clinic he started from a spare room in his home with no money down and with no business or marketing skills. He has since scaled his clinic from one to four locations, and zero to $1m in cash pay revenue and he now helps clinic owners all across America and around the world to get more cash pay patients using his proven systems.

How To Deal With Demanding Patients…

In this episode of the show I talk to my staff about how to get comfortable with “demanding” and sometimes difficult to work with patients:

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There’s always that one patient that comes in each week that everyone feels a little uncomfortable around. But it’s not just happening because it is YOU or YOUR clinic and it’s certainly nothing you have done…

It’s because every patient has a different personality type (one of four) and it’s impossible to NATURALLY connect with them all – especially if you don’t know what they are.

Most clinicians struggle with the “drivers” – the lawyer or CEO Type – who are a little more forward in their demands and their expectations.

Yet, I used to LOVE working with drivers. That’s because I figured what to do and say so that they enjoyed working with ME.

As I teach my staff, you can’t change the patients, but you can change the way that YOU respond to them and how you let them make you feel.

Watch the show to find out the four patient personality types here.

Also covered in this episode:

* Why being in control means you must give up control

* The different patient personality types and how to deal with them

* How to recognize the characteristics of the DRIVER personality types and how to work with them

* What specific questions to ask difficult patients to get them on side

* How to get demanding patients to “ease off”

* How to turn drivers into life-long patients you love to welcome back to your clinic

And so much more on this Episode.

This issue of struggling to deal with demanding patients is one that your staff might not want to admit to – so this video will make their day when you show it to them and help them get better at working with all of the personality types that pass through your business.

Click here to watch the show – and hit SUBSCRIBE when you get there so you don’t miss out on more daily staff training and business videos like this.

Sincerely,

Paul Gough

Check out Paul’s Best Selling Books for Physical Therapists on Marketing, Hiring and Selling:

https://www.paulgough.com/books

For more PT Business Education Material:

Click here to subscribe to my email list and I’ll send you more Physical Therapy Business Education >>>

Connect with Paul Gough on Social Media:

– Facebook

– Instagram

– Twitter

– The Physical Therapy Business School Podcast

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PAUL GOUGH is a multi-time No.1 bestselling author of The New Patient Accelerator Method, The Physical Therapy Hiring Solution, To Sell is Healthy, and The Healthy Habit. He is also a former professional soccer physical therapist turned successful clinic owner from the UK (a country where healthcare is free). He is the founder of the Paul Gough Physio Rooms – a successful cash pay clinic he started from a spare room in his home with no money down and with no business or marketing skills. He has since scaled his clinic from one to four locations, and zero to $1m in cash pay revenue and he now helps clinic owners all across America and around the world to get more cash pay patients using his proven systems.

Stopping Drop-Offs With This One Simple Question

On this episode of the show we’re joined in the Paul Gough Physio Rooms with special guest, one of Northern Ireland’s Top Physio Clinic Owners – Gav Noble (Gav is one of the many Physical Therapists involved in our Global Community of successful Physical Therapy Business Owners). On this show we discuss what to do if patients try to “drop off” schedule…

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When you watch the show here’s what you’ll discover:

* What to do if patients try to drop-off schedule

* HOW to keep patients on schedule

* The single most simple question to ask patients so they STAY with you

* Why patients drop-off in the first place

* The importance of setting patient expectations so they complete their full plan of care

* And so much more…

Watch the show here.

If you’re a cash-based or OON owner and you regularly lose clients who give up and resort to the bigger INN hospital systems – just because it’s cheaper – then this Episode is perfect for you.

Even if you are an INN provider and you’re getting patients who want to drop off – this will show you how to keep them on.

Enjoy the show…

…and when you head over to the Youtube Channel hit subscribeleave us a comment to let us know your biggest take away – I release new staff training, marketing tips and videos packed full of business lessons daily.

Watch the show when you click here.

Sincerely,

Paul Gough

Check out Paul’s Best Selling Books for Physical Therapists on Marketing, Hiring and Selling:

https://www.paulgough.com/books

For more PT Business Education Material:

Click here to subscribe to my email list and I’ll send you more Physical Therapy Business Education >>>

Connect with Paul Gough on Social Media:

– Facebook

– Instagram

– Twitter

– The Physical Therapy Business School Podcast

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PAUL GOUGH is a multi-time No.1 bestselling author of The New Patient Accelerator Method, The Physical Therapy Hiring Solution, To Sell is Healthy, and The Healthy Habit. He is also a former professional soccer physical therapist turned successful clinic owner from the UK (a country where healthcare is free). He is the founder of the Paul Gough Physio Rooms – a successful cash pay clinic he started from a spare room in his home with no money down and with no business or marketing skills. He has since scaled his clinic from one to four locations, and zero to $1m in cash pay revenue and he now helps clinic owners all across America and around the world to get more cash pay patients using his proven systems.

The Importance Of Setting Patient Expectations…

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In this episode of the show I talk to my clinic’s staff about the importance of setting – or as is often the case – RE-setting patient expectations:

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A lot of people talk about the “importance of communication” with patients – but I think what should be communicated by those who say that, is that the purpose of getting better at communication, is to ultimately change their expectations.

One is “what to do” – the other is “how to do it”. 

If you look at people’s lives, anywhere they are unhappy; it is mostly caused by EXPECTATIONS not being met.

Look at your practice, anywhere there’s an unhappy patient, it’s usually because EXPECTATIONS have not been met.

This episode comes on the back of birth of my son, Grayson Edward Gough, and I share with my team some real-life examples of how MY own expectations were not met in the 48 hours in hospital…

…and, how that led to a level of frustration, that ultimately led to us talking more about how they made us feel – rather than the great clinical care that was actually provided.

As I ALWAYS say, clinical skills get you started, but they also get you stuck.

All of the clinical skills will not change the EXPECTATION issues that your patients carry with them; you can only do that by truly understanding their INTERNAL needs and if you do that, you get the chance to fix their external needs (such as their knee pain).

– Watch the show here. 

Here’s what I cover on this episode:

* How a highly trained, very skilled, very well paid surgeon made a DREADFUL mistake that p*ssed my girlfriend Natalie off something rotten

* How NOT to communicate with patients when they’re frustrated

* How to communicate with patients so they don’t ever get frustrated…

* Why most people’s issues are EXPECTATIONS issues – and how to ensure they get met whether on the phone or in the treatment room

* And so much more on this episode of the Paul Gough Physio Rooms show…

Click here to watch it – then be sure to hit the big red SUBSCRIBE button on my Youtube Channel. I release footage of training my staff and other clinic owners from all around the world daily – so hit subscribe so you don’t miss out!

Enjoy the show.

Sincerely,

Paul Gough

Check out Paul’s Best Selling Books for Physical Therapists on Marketing, Hiring and Selling:

https://www.paulgough.com/books

For more PT Business Education Material:

Click here to subscribe to my email list and I’ll send you more Physical Therapy Business Education >>>

Connect with Paul Gough on Social Media:

– Facebook

– Instagram

– Twitter

– The Physical Therapy Business School Podcast

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PAUL GOUGH is a multi-time No.1 bestselling author of The New Patient Accelerator Method, The Physical Therapy Hiring Solution, To Sell is Healthy, and The Healthy Habit. He is also a former professional soccer physical therapist turned successful clinic owner from the UK (a country where healthcare is free). He is the founder of the Paul Gough Physio Rooms – a successful cash pay clinic he started from a spare room in his home with no money down and with no business or marketing skills. He has since scaled his clinic from one to four locations, and zero to $1m in cash pay revenue and he now helps clinic owners all across America and around the world to get more cash pay patients using his proven systems.

Why No One Wants To Pay For Physical Therapy…

Most PT business owners experience some form of “push-back” when it comes to the money or pay-out-of pocket conversation.

If you’re getting inquiries, but hearing “I’ll have to think about it” more times than you would like then this week’s Paul Gough Physio Rooms Show is for you – click here to watch it:

When you watch the show you’ll hear me talk to my staff about:

* Why we should NEVER be talking about “PT” to anyone who makes an inquiry

* Why it’s the job of my staff to find out what patients REALLY want from us – which isn’t anything to do with “great treatment”

* Why patients say “no” and how to change what you say to make them say “yes”

* How your patients (including you) make purchase decisions

* PLUS you’ll hear real-life examples from my Queen of follow-up phone calls, Vicki Smith, on how to do a follow-up right

Watch the show here.

It’s worth watching right to the end just to hear how Vicki was able to move an elderly gentleman who was extremely “skeptical” about coming for PT…

…to want to go all-in and book out a full plan of care.

Enjoy the showsubscribe on Youtube then let me know how this show has impacted you by leaving a comment below the video.

Sincerely,

Paul Gough

Connect with Paul Gough on Social Media: 

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– The Physical Therapy Business School Podcast

Check out Paul’s Best Selling Books for Physical Therapists on Marketing, Hiring and Selling:
https://www.paulgough.com/books 

For more PT Business Education Material: 

Click here to subscribe to my email list and I’ll send you more Physical Therapy Business Education >>> 

PAUL GOUGH is a multi-time No.1 bestselling author of The New Patient Accelerator Method, The Physical Therapy Hiring Solution, To Sell is Healthy, and The Healthy Habit. He is also a former professional soccer physical therapist turned successful clinic owner from the UK (a country where healthcare is free). He is the founder of the Paul Gough Physio Rooms – a successful cash pay clinic he started from a spare room in his home with no money down and with no business or marketing skills. He has since scaled his clinic from one to four locations, and zero to $1m in cash pay revenue and he now helps clinic owners all across America and around the world to get more cash pay patients using his proven systems. 

What To Say To A Patient Who “No-Shows”

This week I’m taking you back to a weekly staff training session with the Paul Gough Physio Rooms team at my clinic in the UK – where I teach them what to say to a patient who forgets to show up for a session!

(Or worse… cancels last minute)

Watch the show here:

Watch and learn as I teach my staff:

* How to get a patient who no-shows or cancels back on the schedule ASAP!

* Why you should never tell a patient “it’s ok” when they don’t show up

* How to handle the conversation with empathy AND authority

* How to get patients to show up for more sessions

* How to re-sell the value of PT to “drop-offs” or “no-shows”

And so much more…

Watch the show here then hit SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss out on more daily staff training and business education videos like this.

You are losing money from patients who forget to show up or cancel last minute…

…If your staff can get the “no-show” conversation right – you’ll have a much more profitable business.

Sincerely,

Paul Gough

Connect with Paul Gough on Social Media: 

– Facebook
– Instagram
– Twitter
– The Physical Therapy Business School Podcast

Check out Paul’s Best Selling Books for Physical Therapists on Marketing, Hiring and Selling:
https://www.paulgough.com/books 

For more PT Business Education Material: 

Click here to subscribe to my email list and I’ll send you more Physical Therapy Business Education >>> 

PAUL GOUGH is a multi-time No.1 bestselling author of The New Patient Accelerator Method, The Physical Therapy Hiring Solution, To Sell is Healthy, and The Healthy Habit. He is also a former professional soccer physical therapist turned successful clinic owner from the UK (a country where healthcare is free). He is the founder of the Paul Gough Physio Rooms – a successful cash pay clinic he started from a spare room in his home with no money down and with no business or marketing skills. He has since scaled his clinic from one to four locations, and zero to $1m in cash pay revenue and he now helps clinic owners all across America and around the world to get more cash pay patients using his proven systems. 

How To Use Body Language To Appear More Confident To Patients

Do you ever find it awkward when the money conversation comes up in your Physical Therapy Clinic with patients, or just don’t feel confident handling it?…

On this episode of the Paul Gough Physio Rooms show, I sat down with my Physical Therapy clinic’s team and shared how to APPEAR more confident when you’re in those sometimes “tricky” conversations with patients.

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The one thing that makes the biggest difference in getting patients to buy into Physical Therapy, is NOT what you know…

…But how confident you appear about what you know.

It’s in your hands to take charge of that.

Watch and learn as I teach my staff:

* Bad examples of places I’ve been where there’s barely even any eye contact made with customers

* Ways to confidently overcome common objections to Physical Therapy by changing your body language…

* The simple things we should be doing to stand out from other providers in town

* How to make people feel special with the service you provide

* And so much more in this episode of the Paul Gough Physio Rooms Show…

Click here to watch the show – and be sure to SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube Channel when you get there.

I’m uploading new videos daily including footage of training my staff and other clinic owners from all around the world – so please subscribe when you get there so you don’t miss out on it all.

Enjoy the show! And feel free to use this episode as a resource to train your team…

…more confidence = more people making a confident decision to say “yes” to your services.

Sincerely,

Paul Gough

Connect with Paul Gough on Social Media:

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– Instagram 
– Twitter 
– The Physical Therapy Business School Podcast

Check out Paul’s Best Selling Books for Physical Therapists on Marketing, Hiring and Selling: 

www.paulgough.com/books

For more PT Business Education Material:

Click here to subscribe to my email list and I’ll send you more Physical Therapy Business Education >>> 

PAUL GOUGH is a multi-time No.1 bestselling author of The New Patient Accelerator Method, The Physical Therapy Hiring Solution, To Sell is Healthy, and The Healthy Habit. He is also a former professional soccer physical therapist turned successful clinic owner from the UK (a country where healthcare is free). He is the founder of the Paul Gough Physio Rooms – a successful cash pay clinic he started from a spare room in his home with no money down and with no business or marketing skills. He has since scaled his clinic from one to four locations, and zero to $1m in cash pay revenue and he now helps clinic owners all across America and around the world to get more cash pay patients using his proven systems.

Physical Therapy Marketing Book: “You Cannot Grow A Clinic Without Lead Generation”

This is an excerpt from Chapter 5 of my new, Amazon No.1 Best Selling Marketing book for Physical Therapists, “New Patient Accelerator Method: How I Scaled A Four Location, $1,000,000 + Cash Pay Clinic – In A Place Where Health Care Is Free (…And, In One Of The Poorest Parts Of The Country)

“For all the reasons mentioned in chapter 1, you cannot grow a business without predictable lead generation. And you cannot make lead generation work without a follow-up system that takes your potential patient on a journey that leads to him to making a decision to buy from you. Lead generation marketing is about attracting qualified leads. It is not about asking people to book now. It is about starting a relationship with someone who has a problem you can solve, and it’s about educating them on how you can help them solve their problem.

The follow-up system is about guiding the potential patient along a series of steps so that they become ready to buy. Remember, we are marketing to the people in Group 2, those we identified in chapter 1; those who need what you do, but are just not quite ready to buy from you (yet!). This is the target market with the overwhelming majority, and focusing on this group is the only chance you have of being successful with your marketing. For that reason and more, you need a follow-up system.

The follow-up system bridges the gap between what they know now and what they need to know to confidently book and pay for your services.”

…Continued on page 89.

Paul Gough’s Marketing book for Physical Therapists –
“New Patient Accelerator Method” is OUT NOW!

To get your copy go here now: www.paulsmarketingbook.com

NOTE: If you order it directly from the OFFICIAL WEBSITE (NOT AMAZON), you’ll pay the same price, BUT, I’ll be giving you some incredible bonuses for doing so… When you go to www.paulsmarketingbook.comchoose purchase OPTION 2 to get the very best free BONUSES that will come with your book including my Wealth Marketing DVD program, Free Facebook Ads PDF, and two months worth of the Cash is King Publication and Coaching CD…

Go here now to get your copy:

Connect with me on Social Media – and use the hashtag #paulsmarketingbook when you get the book and share your selfie so I can reach out personally to say thank you!

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Physical Therapy Marketing Book: “Marketing ‘Won’t Work In My Town”

This is an excerpt from Chapter 1 of my new, Amazon No.1 Best Selling Marketing book for Physical Therapists, “New Patient Accelerator Method: How I Scaled A Four Location, $1,000,000 + Cash Pay Clinic – In A Place Where Health Care Is Free (…And, In One Of The Poorest Parts Of The Country)

“Here’s the worst bit about a lack of early marketing success: the business owner, still scared from the loss and disappointment of the failed marketing campaign, now concludes that “marketing doesn’t work in my town” or that “marketing doesn’t work for physical therapy clinics”. He is convinced that the only way to grow is to do what everyone else does – market to doctors or wait for referrals from past patients.

With that way of thinking the business owner is now sentenced to a lifetime of perpetual struggle doing what everyone else does, and getting what everyone else gets – a practice struggling to make a profit.

I appreciate that some people are addicted to that struggle – but I assure you, it does not have to be that way. And, if any of that sounds familiar then you are not alone, as this is pretty much the same mistake that I made, and it is how my first two years trying to market my clinic directly to the public looked.

Thankfully though I discovered that marketing does work in my town and it does work for physical therapy clinics – I just needed to change what I was doing and how I was doing it. I needed to change the strategy.

I needed to accept that I couldn’t help anybody and everybody in pain and I needed to get clear on “who” it was I wanted to talk to (my target market). Once I knew that, it made it much easier to change the message in my ad.

I realized that words are powerful, and much like going on a first date, if I talked more about me (than her), I wouldn’t get a second one. The same is true with marketing. The ads have to talk more about them than you and you have to give them a reason to get in touch with you that is more exciting and less risky than the “call now to book an appointment” phrase that was the ruin of nearly every ad I ever ran.”

…Continued on page 14.

Paul Gough’s Marketing book for Physical Therapists –
“New Patient Accelerator Method” is OUT NOW!

To get your copy go here now: www.paulsmarketingbook.com

NOTE: If you order it directly from the OFFICIAL WEBSITE (NOT AMAZON), you’ll pay the same price, BUT, I’ll be giving you some incredible bonuses for doing so… When you go to www.paulsmarketingbook.comchoose purchase OPTION 2 to get the very best free BONUSES that will come with your book including my Wealth Marketing DVD program, Free Facebook Ads PDF, and two months worth of the Cash is King Publication and Coaching CD…

Go here now to get your copy:

Connect with me on Social Media – and use the hashtag #paulsmarketingbook when you get the book and share your selfie so I can reach out personally to say thank you!

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Marketing Book For Physical Therapists: “Why You Don’t Get As Many Referrals As You’d Like”

This is an excerpt from Chapter 9 of my new, Amazon No.1 Best Selling Marketing book for Physical Therapists, “New Patient Accelerator Method: How I Scaled A Four Location, $1,000,000 + Cash Pay Clinic – In A Place Where Health Care Is Free (…And, In One Of The Poorest Parts Of The Country)

“Giving your patients information to give to their friends’ works because it stops your patients from having to become “salespeople” for you. This is the biggest mistake most clinics make when asking for referrals – they are asking their patients to do the selling for them. Chances are patients are telling their friends about you, but they often say the wrong things (they talk about what happens and not the outcome you deliver).

Have you ever stopped to consider what people say about what we do? Picture the coffee shop conversation where a past patient is telling someone about you. The inevitable question is “what’s it like”, or “what do they do?”, and if your patient starts to say things like “well, you have to take your clothes off”, “he put his elbow in my back right at the point where it hurt”, or “he stretched my leg into a position it has never been in before”, they’re hardly likely to call, are they? Compound that by how much it costs and they’re very unlikely to call no matter how good your past patient’s intentions are.

They are saying the wrong things, which is why so many patients who tell you that they will “tell everyone about you” fail to get them to come and see you. They are simply saying the wrong things. That’s what this system is designed to stop, therefore significantly increasing the likelihood that the potential patient has an accurate understanding of what you really do. If they have a better understanding of what you do they will make better and more confident decisions to hire you.

So, the solution to more referrals from past patients is to give them information that they can pass along for you. The best part is, you already have it (from what you are using in your attraction ads). Now you just need to create a system whereby a patient’s friend, colleague, or family member can get it from you.

Think about what this would mean for your clinic: having someone who booked an appointment at your clinic today refer someone else to you within a few days from now. It is as close to “two for one” as you can get, and it really is an explosive way of growing your business, on autopilot, with as much leverage as possible, making it significantly easier for you to grow profitably.”

…Continues on page 170.

Paul Gough’s Marketing book for Physical Therapists –
“New Patient Accelerator Method” is OUT NOW!

To get your copy go here now: www.paulsmarketingbook.com

NOTE: If you order it directly from the OFFICIAL WEBSITE (NOT AMAZON), you’ll pay the same price, BUT, I’ll be giving you some incredible bonuses for doing so… When you go to www.paulsmarketingbook.comchoose purchase OPTION 2 to get the very best free BONUSES that will come with your book including my Wealth Marketing DVD program, Free Facebook Ads PDF, and two months worth of the Cash is King Publication and Coaching CD…

Go here now to get your copy:

Connect with me on Social Media – and use the hashtag #paulsmarketingbook when you get the book and share your selfie so I can reach out personally to say thank you!

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Marketing Book For Physical Therapists: “The 3 Fundamental Rules Of Direct Marketing Success”

This is an excerpt from Chapter 1 of my new, Amazon No.1 Best Selling Marketing book for Physical Therapists, “New Patient Accelerator Method: How I Scaled A Four Location, $1,000,000 + Cash Pay Clinic – In A Place Where Health Care Is Free (…And, In One Of The Poorest Parts Of The Country)

Successful marketing for physical therapy practices follows 3 fundamental rules:

1. You have to be clear on who your perfect patient is

2. You have to say the right things to your perfect patient

3. You have to reach your perfect patient in the places where they are

The usual scenario in most clinics is to decide to run an ad out of necessity because the patient volume is looking low, or even worse, the local newspaper called and offered a discount on a spot in the health feature that weekend. Neither is ideal, and the reason why is because there’s zero thought ever going into the strategy about “who” is being targeted, what “offer” will be made to them, or even if the “media” used is where the ideal target market (perfect patient) is going to be looking.

These are the 3 fundamental rules of direct marketing success and they are all being ignored in favor of a time-sensitive need to fill up the schedule or a looming deadline.

The only thought is to make the ad look aesthetically appealing and obsess over the color, the position of the logo, the font size and type, and have a designer dress it up with some attractive images.

Let me show you an example of what I mean – and YES, this was one of my own from the early days when I was dabbling with my clinic’s marketing:

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Having spent all that time designing it the ad now “looks” perfect, the clinic owner is certain it represents his or her “brand identity” perfectly, and he can be sure that when everyone sees the ad, the phone is going to ring off the hook.

Except it doesn’t.

Then what happens next is this: the business owner, still reeling at the loss of the $500 it cost to run the ad, (and the disappointment of being rejected, and heartache of being overlooked), decides that the solution to the marketing issue must be to change the color, change the font, and perhaps make the ad a little bigger, as maybe the reason that no one called was that no one noticed it?

So the new, bigger, more visually appealing ad runs. The business owner is even more convinced that they’ve got the “look and feel” of the ad right, and he is beyond certain that this time the phone will ring off the hook.

Except it doesn’t.

There’s rarely an attempt at ad number 3. Instead, what happens next is to blame the marketing itself (to cover up the business owners inept marketing skill) and a retreat back into the comfort zone of the old-fashioned methods of marketing (to doctors or past patients) that didn’t work back then, but now, because the direct marketing isn’t working either, appears to be the only option.”

…Continued on page 13.

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“New Patient Accelerator Method” is OUT NOW!

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Physical Therapy Marketing Book: “Patient Attraction Strategy #2: Facebook”

This is an excerpt from Chapter 7 of my new, Amazon No.1 Best Selling Marketing book for Physical Therapists, “New Patient Accelerator Method: How I Scaled A Four Location, $1,000,000 + Cash Pay Clinic – In A Place Where Health Care Is Free (…And, In One Of The Poorest Parts Of The Country)

…”Let’s move from “offline” to “online”. Facebook advertising is something that I’ve been doing at my practice since the day it became an option, back in 2013.

I’ve since spent in excess of $100,000 on Facebook – and that’s because it works! It is a platform that is difficult to hide from and I don’t know many if any, niches or perfect patients that you wouldn’t be able to find from advertising on Facebook. It’s great for getting leads and raising general awareness of who you are and what you can to do help people.

I primarily use Facebook ads to get leads and build my celebrity status and authority. It is not about selling things or asking people to commit to appointments. It is not about asking for likes or even worrying over things getting shared. It is all about positioning yourself and getting leads that will go through your Nurture System (discussed in chapter 10).

To be clear, what we are talking about here is Facebook’s paid for ad platform. It is NOT about posting status updates and images. It is about paying for your ads to be seen by the people in your target market. And that is what makes Facebook so special and unique. Facebook’s ad platform allows for great targeting so it is very easy to find your perfect patient – you could easily find guys in their 30’s who like to do CrossFit, or ladies in their 50’s who want to be active and enjoy yoga.

If you are in the postnatal back pain or pelvic floor niche, you could very easily find ladies who have just given birth or are about to. You could even talk to middle-aged children who are worried about their elderly parents falling. For all those reasons, Facebook cannot be ignored. I have mainly targeted ladies in their 50’s and above. This allows me to write the message in the ad specifically for that person who are living with a certain type of problem (…an example of one of my best Facebook ads is in your resource kit www.paulgough/resource).

…Continued on page 128.

Paul Gough’s Marketing book for Physical Therapists –
“New Patient Accelerator Method” is OUT NOW!

To get your copy go here now: www.paulsmarketingbook.com

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Marketing Book For Physical Therapists: “Clearing Up The ‘BS’ About Why It’s ‘Wrong’ To Market In Healthcare”

This is an excerpt from Chapter 3 of my new, Amazon No.1 Best Selling Marketing book for Physical Therapists, “New Patient Accelerator Method: How I Scaled A Four Location, $1,000,000 + Cash Pay Clinic – In A Place Where Health Care Is Free (…And, In One Of The Poorest Parts Of The Country)

“…It makes me laugh when I hear some people in our profession say that healthcare professionals “should not be marketing”, or that “it is wrong to market to patients in pain”. Anyone suggesting this is being ignorant and arrogant as to how marketing actually works.

They live closed off from ever discovering how valuable proper marketing can be in enhancing the relationship you have with your patients. What’s more, these people have completely misunderstood how people really need to be helped (at the point of decision), neither do they understand what marketing actually is.

Clinicians often see marketing as “bad” simply because they think it detracts from the superior skill set (that they think they have); they’ve been brain-washed into thinking that skill set is all that’s required. Their self-worth is often tied to their own perceived level of skill and heaven forbid anyone comes along and is more successful simply by having a better website or marketing message.

The person who thinks that “marketing is wrong” is usually the one who is more concerned about credentials and qualifications (ego!). His head is stuck too far up his own “ass” to ever get it out and see that marketing’s only job is to ensure that those skills, and those credentials, are actually utilized. In that respect, and if you are clinically skilled, marketing is your best friend. And you should be embracing it as the vehicle that is going to put you in front of more people who you can help.

I don’t know about you, but I am in business to help people, and over the years I’ve realized that the only way that I can help people is if they actually know I exist. I know a lot of clinicians with a lot of skills who will not market themselves and as a result, have empty schedules and equally empty bank balances. Do not copy their ignorant ways of thinking about marketing. The fact remains that the company with the best marketing always wins. Besides, all those companies that you consider to be great – how did you hear about them in the first place?…”

…Continued on page 52.

Paul Gough’s Marketing book for Physical Therapists –
“New Patient Accelerator Method” is OUT NOW!

To get your copy go here now: www.paulsmarketingbook.com

NOTE: If you order it directly from the OFFICIAL WEBSITE (NOT AMAZON), you’ll pay the same price, BUT, I’ll be giving you some incredible bonuses for doing so… When you go to www.paulsmarketingbook.comchoose purchase OPTION 2 to get the very best free BONUSES that will come with your book including my Wealth Marketing DVD program, Free Facebook Ads PDF, and two months worth of the Cash is King Publication and Coaching CD…

Go here now to get your copy:

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