Tag Archives: communication

Business tip of the week: Answer Your emails!

27 Jul

Business tip of the week: Answer emails from coworkers employees and prospective customers immediately. 

So folks I had a guy offer me a job and I was actually excited to take it as a side job to build revenue so I could put money into my business as this will be short-term. 

However the terms changed; which happens in business

We can all relate to that

However, when I was trying to get some finalized answers on how we would proceed I had to wait 24 hours for one answer and now it’s been 24 hours without the finalized answer to this first answer. Now if that sounds convoluted it is because it is convoluted. 

There is no reason not to give bad news good news or just any news that relates to a business transaction or business Endeavor as fast as you humanely can. 

Now most of my readers know you need to answer the prospective client ASAP No Doubt -but folks let’s not forget to answer the people we work with, we may work with, we work for, we work alongside, Pick a way you want to say that -but it is a common courtesy to make sure you answer all the emails from a person you get not just the ones you feel comfortable- or between your PS4 games or in those other little distractions you have.

 Good business is consistent communication.


Stop Yelling at the Dog

20 Jan

Picture it: Sicily, 1938…
OK I’m not Sophia from Golden Girls, but my story will have a lesson.

I’m walking up the block after a late meeting at the office.
Across the street this guy is yelling at his beagle and yanking hard on the leash.

He is telling the dog to stay repeatedly while he himself is edging into traffic to cross the street.

He stops and yells at the beagle, that if it doesn’t stop it will get hit by a car and that it has to listen to reason.

Stop and let that sink in.

Now I’m not trying to piss off PETA, but it was a dog not another adult.

And he was in the wrong by jaywalking himself.

What am I getting at?

*Are you Leading by example?
Do you do what you ask of others?
If you want me to recruit I hope you have mastered that skill set. Doing things the right way is not just proper folks, it’s second only to helping others in leadership.

*How are you communicating?
I hate being yelled at by my peers, higher ups, or bosses.
And I’d wager so does everyone.
So don’t yell at people.
Effective communication is two parts listening, one part talking.
Condescension is fun

– for some, but pain for others. So skip that too.
Simply put; don’t be a jerk.

*Lastly, have realistic expectations of those around you.
This guy told the beagle to listen to reason.
The team goes at the speed of the leader. And if the leader expects the team to deliver 1000% of the time like he does, yeah failure rates become astronomical.
Be present minded. Know what can and cannot be done.
In the gym, the newbie can’t bench 2 plates. So if he starts with dimes- that is still progress. As to my last point- Congratulate them. To the first point, lift the same amount and show and explain how to get to the 2 plates.
See how that last part tied it all in?

I’m willing to bet you did.
If not inbox me: tony@changeinadvance.com

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