We are all required to do more and more with less and less. This is taking its toll on our productivity, our health and unfortunately on family life. This is a great pity because over 20 years of doing face-to-face time management workshops I’ve found that many of us are making easily avoidable mistakes that cost us dearly in time – and money.
I realize this sounds a tad cynical, so think of it from another perspective. Would you want the work that represents you to be anything less than the best it can possibly be? I suggest twenty images for a portfolio. If you cannot come up with twenty technically flawless images, perhaps you should take some time before presenting a portfolio.
Change the way you define a lead. In many small businesses, a lead is anyone and everyone. Every business card, every contact and every trade show attendee is considered a lead.
Number 8. Develop your interpersonal skills – communicate well. It is imperative that you enhance your ability to communicate. Look for ways to presentaion skills. If you are able to communicate with every level of employee within an organization, including upper management this will do more to help you stand out.
The far more you make gathering and utilizing client comments within your presentation, the easier your life will turn out to be. Use a whiteboard to sketch whilst your audience watches. Men and women want answers and they want them yesterday.
If you’re like most human beings your biggest bugbear with time management is MEETINGS!!! Often we find it difficult to break the habit – we can’t see how to save time when faced with meeting after meeting.
Number 12. Keep your word. Develop a reputation for integrity and honesty. Do what you say you will do. Others will begin to trust you and look to you for answers and you will become known as a person with a good reputation.