It’s a lot cheaper to make design changes to a website during the planning phase than it is once the coding starts. I’ve just come back from a 14-concert tour in Europe. Slides can be a key element of a solid presentation.
Part of being a good entrepreneur is to track the progress of your business periodically. Some people get so obsessed with these statistics and numbers that they often spend hours every night computing and plotting progress. For many businessmen, these metrics serve as a gauge on whether the company is doing well or not. But is tracking the metrics really that important? Isn’t the job of the accountants enough by computing the income generated by the company? Apparently, metrics isn’t just about the income garnered. There are other aspects of tracking involved.
I think that stands out as something that has been consistently through any people that I meet after the show. It’s that it’s been said to me an endless amount of times.
24. Keep your mobile telephone switched off most of the time and DON’T give out your number to everyone. Having your mobile switched on means that anyone with your number can contact you anytime, anywhere. This creates an open invitation and people WILL contact you – even with trivial matters. If you’re worried that people can’t cope without you this signals a need to develop your people more.
He asked them not to go with any money, bag, extra clothing, shoes or staff. He is essentially telling young business owners to be ready to launch off with whatever they have. Lack of money or any other resources must never be excuses why you or any of your staff fail to kick start your business operation.
Know your audience. You wouldn’t make the same presentation about a new software package to engineers, accountants and top managers. The engineers want to know about the tool’s whizzes and whirrs–what it can do for them and why it beats competing products. The accountants want to know what it will cost and how it will save them money. Top management wants to know how it will boost productivity and give the company an edge over the competition. So adjust your pitch as needed.
36. Trick your subconscious by saying, “I’ll do just five-minute’s worth – that’s all just five minutes then I’ll stop”. Guess what happens? Once you’ve started you feel okay about continuing. Keep taking small bearable steps with breaks in between. This is usually not time-effective, but if this is what’s needed to help you overcome procrastination, why not?
He advises that you take a skeptical approach, and says he never actually expects deals to go through. This isn’t negativity, he says. It simply allows him to retain the option of walking away, keeps him from putting too much effort into making the deal happen. If you have to try too hard for it, then it isn’t a good deal. You have to be willing to walk away from any piece of property.