How long will my graphic design project take?

. . .  Is often the first question – after how much? – new potential clients will ask. . . it seems that everyone is in so much of a hurry. . .

Well, your graphic design project will take as long as you allow it to.

The assumed answer people expect is that it relates to how many other graphic design projects I have at the time  . . .

which is true . . . but not as much as you would expect.

Because the real answer is:
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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?

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Back to Basics, part 3 : who?

So in part 2, I helped you get to grips with why you will benefit from proper and professional graphic design, so if you have really understood that then you will be ready to embrace things whole heartedly and get stuck in. But how do you establish a relationship with the right designer. . .

Now you understand what graphic design is all about, and you have accepted the need, you are ready to embrace the service, but you want to build some trust with the right designer.
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