Ignore PLANNING important issues to address as long Occupy the meeting in trivial matters Designing an unprofessional image to our customers out with more questions than answers Lack of clarity in the decisions, agreements and outstanding Imprecise Prone project reaches more meetings Prolonging the necessary longer than the scheduled time due to the implementation of the project Now I present my 9 tips for more productive meetings with our clients: Organize the agenda of topics to be one of the commandments of every professional is: “No improvise “, at least not as your plan” A “.

Create your own style of planning, whether priority issues according to the complexity, the transcendence or by execution, the important thing here is to have an organized guide topics. Never let the client who is handling the agenda of the meetings according to their availability or criterion, for you are the one who has more knowledge of tasks and execution times, therefore, know more about that issues should be defined first, and that decisions are taking priority. Take a log of agreements and pending projects are projects, some just an initial meeting and again near the end to develop and deliver our work satisfactorily, but there are others, however, that require multiple meetings with more than a working group.

That means a lot of ideas, decisions, disagreements, concerns and pending remember, and unless you have a memory like an elephant it is advisable to keep a record of it. Keep a record or log of pending agreements and each meeting will allow us to keep track not only needs but also the responsibilities and commitments of both parties, something very useful if we want to protect us from misunderstandings, particularly when we must respond to more than one head.

Write down as many ideas and sketches at random as you can think of, even in the supermarket tickets. Nothing has to make sense at first, or have a real value – but the important thing is not to overlook any of these emerging ideas. Give yourself a relaxing weekend’s amazing what a weekend recreational activities or sports can do for our state of concentration and creativity, recharging our energy levels and improve our readiness vital soul into the new project, remember that with further meetings are , difficult people, deadlines, etc.. So the best thing is that we find with the batteries recharged for our profession it is to play better.

Worry about learning more about your new customers Read a little of its history, production processes or services, find out roughly its administrative structure, products star knows who are its direct and indirect competition, visit their web sites in order to soak up general information of the company and its environment, which surely will be very useful to have a better strategic approach to planning meetings were held. Secure your initial fee must avoid showing timid regarding collection management, as essential parts of our work. It is therefore important that the client knows that our program of work starts the day you receive the original check (days, days shorter), since many companies have a nasty habit of making payments administration too late. To cover our health we must specify it in our service offering, with an explanatory text that says something like “the project will be developed in 20 working days from the date of payment” that will protect us from any misunderstandings that might arise later.

Talk with colleagues is very helpful to exchange views with our colleagues and professional friends on functional and strategic points that could be implemented within the new project because we could obtain valuable information about their experiences working on similar projects that we can use to our advantage in our approach and planning.

Tips Not all the world could prevent 100% that the customer does not like our design, however there are some considerations that will give a presentation full potential of our proposed design. As we have said, not enough to have the talent to succeed, it is also imperative to have the suspicion and character to know to design and sell. In the same way to achieve the acceptance of our proposed design by the customer, not only depends on the creative talent displayed in it, but also strategically well-managed presentation.

PRELIMINARIES: But before thinking about how to make our presentation something shocking, we must correctly plan design, ensuring that: Having understood the client’s graphics expectations Provide the necessary time to develop the best proposal to have all the graphic resources and logistical initials (logo, text and photographs basic list of priorities communication, etc.) for make a proposal as objectively as possible. If our proposal is based on a technical, creative and solid communication, then we have won half the race with a professional design now complements our strategy to our presentation by giving a maximum potential. Tips: Explain a few things before showing the design Spend a few minutes to explain his proposal before the show, quickly tell which were the technical and strategic criteria to justify their creative decisions have been made design, this in addition to its more professional, I could protect from unfounded discrepancies that may arise. Do you feel from the outset that nothing in customer design is no accident, strengthen the confidence that can develop to our professional approach, this will be more receptive and flexible to further explanations see the design again.

Before drawing the first lines in Photoshop, make sure we have the minimum organizational conditions necessary to enhance mood, inspired and productive beginning of our new web project. Although operationally there are dozens of things to do before the start of each new web project, this time I bring to mention eight simple considerations, especially to prepare mentally and emotionally to begin so vigorously and organized our new project. Clean your desktop Although more like a mother board, there is much wisdom in them, for cleaning and tidying your desk of all those folders, flyers, CDs, brochures, and post it watered, has a very positive symbolism mark a new beginning , favoring our psychic disposition and order of ideas. Also do not forget to do the same on your Desktop, organizing all those folders and files that you built up and make your screen look like a game of Tetris.

Takes your availability of time not to reject the project, but to integrate smoothly working to train other development projects. Spend a few minutes to assess the status of your current projects and plan how best to integrate new tasks and commitments. Give clarity to your mind Free your mind from the most outstanding potential, routing as much as possible the current projects before starting to conceptualize the new, this will give you mental clarity needed to focus squarely on the operational planning, creative new project. Do not try to inspired each project as if it were a machine in the factory of Henry Ford, as each project requires a personalized, so you must devote adequate time to fill your bank with references and ideas to inspire fresh trends and apply full maximum creativity to your new project.

As we work with demanding clients, we feel the need to be more precise, confident and eloquent to justify our creative decisions, otherwise we run the risk of not achieving compliance and acceptance of our proposal. As professionals (or about to be) we can not allow progress whenever you have a design, we can not support or justify our actions creative, first because this would cause at the mercy of an avalanche of changes, which in time double the workload, making it less profitable the project, second because we can go unconsciously paving professional self-esteem low profile, lacking security and character.

Defending our creative decisions is not just a matter of personality or character, but also the certainty of having done a responsible job, which we consider as many relevant considerations and guidelines. LIABILITY AND ELOQUENCE Many professionals sin of simplicity in our presentations and we hope that design is sold by the same, without explanation or more, that’s a luxury that fewer and fewer can give us, as a way to get ahead of the attempts of modifications is to justify the technical and conceptual base of our creative work, stating the reasons beyond the graphical approach that led us to take the design decisions. One of the obligations to become creative professionals is to leave no loose ends in our creative decisions, the reason being that motivates me to introduce 5 key ways to support your creative work and achieve customer satisfaction: Make sure you know the intention A design priority not have fully understood the priority intended design, usually causes us to leave certain gaps in composition or visual communication.

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