How much exploring do you do? As in, really do? On the way to or from your usual destinations, do you ever vary the route? Or, is the route a rut with high sides that you do not look beyond?
Just like many of you, I too fall prey to getting stuck in ruts at times. Perhaps less so now than at other points in my life, but it does happen. Even when we vary our path, we have our favorite little ‘excursions’ we take that, themselves, are simply more ruts. Just not as deep. Reflecting on this I want to encourage you to get out of your ruts. Explore. Truly explore. Do something you would never do as part of a routine.
“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.