“Why, then, are so many presentations bad?”
Giving effective presentations is not something done successfully, just like any other activity, without preparation and forethought. The problem is, whatever training most folks receive, falls into the ‘bland, one shoe fits all’ type category.
The past two weeks were spent implementing a new ecommerce solution. The chosen platform was Cart66.
Here, JT provides an overview of the product and his observations. Short take: Good product, but needs refinement…and documentation.
One of today’s greatest risks, as I am personally, increasingly reminded, is an inability to focus. We pride ourselves on all manner of development, evolution, ways to communicate, work together, to create.
Yet how much of those positive traits could be even more so if only we could really focus.
The pricing subject can causes no small amount of distress. What do you charge? What does your competition charge? What are customers willing to pay?
The key is to deliver value to your customer, at the price he or she is happy to pay, not constrain them to your price list—the lowest common denominator.
Have you ever stopped, thought, and asked yourself the question? When I consult with companies this is a common type of thinking that is often lacking.
The reasons for doing something a certain way often change over time. Frequently the justification completely disappears. Yet, if no one asks, “…why must it be done this way?” the activity or way of thinking often continues unabated. We see it all the time.