Euro design vision 2015

I hope you all had a good bank holiday weekend.

Yes mine was OK thanks for asking. Nothing special, but I made sure to turn off the computer and emails, and get some family time. . .

. . . . but to offset that my blog today is short and sweet, as I still have to entertain my boys, and fit some work in too . . .

. . . including my first foreign design job – a European project, for a french client. Continue reading

It’s a yes from me!

I am rather a stubborn kind of person, in as much as I do always like to have my own way – oh YES!

But in support of my genuine argument of this attitude . . . .

1. YES I always do have a justifiable explanation of why I believe things should be done a certain way.

2. YES I am always willing to change in the face of  other / better options, providing they convince me with their own justifiable reason too.

Now you may not all agree, and often my biggest adversary is my husband, who even after I explain my reasons, still struggles to grasp my version of things, never mind agreeing with them. . .

But that said, YES I WILL always HAVE a reason, and in case you were wondering,  . . . . .
“because that is how I like it” doesn’t cut the mustard, as they say.

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And . . . . When its essential to GIVE

Following on from last week, I talked about a business situation when TAKING is in your best interest. . .
But when it comes to pleasing your customers GIVING is always the best bet . . . .

You will recall . . . . .
during your 60 second slot at any networking:
TAKE advantage of your opportunity.
TAKE confidence in your abilities
TAKE pride in your personality and GIVE it your all. . . .

So I did, I GAVE my presentation, without a script ( its my business for heavens sake I don’t need a script)

I was relaxed, friendly, being me, not worrying about pleasing everyone in the room, but merely getting my message across.

And making sure I did as much GIVING as I could, because people love it when you give them things?

( I got some lovely feedback too, when one lady came to chat to me afterwards and congratulated me on the way I presented myself – and offer a warning** – more later). Continue reading