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
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.
OK, So my friend, James Lewellen is the proud owner of his own business.
He got his 250 FREE business cards to get himself started, from you know where, (error number 1)
and even managed to “design” himself a flyer, in word, and get it copied 500 times at his local print shop.
He is really proud of it, he used one of those online templates. (error number 2)
Next step is his website . . .
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