Effective communication is making sure you are understood.
Last week I wrote about how measuring things regularly focuses attention and leads to action and improvement. Today I want to share another vital point about measuring things: The way you display your measurement data has a huge impact on the value of that data. Charts speak louder than numbers.
Getting paid is the final objective.
Apollo English heard about my Power Negotiation course and asked me to teach a two-hour workshop for them. It’s called “Power Negotiation — Winning More in Business and in Life” and will be held in October in Saigon.
Does your presentation suck?
Yes, probably. Most presentations do.
Your presentation doesn’t have to suck. It’s easy to create a good one with practice. From experience I’ve learned to focus on the 4 S’s and one P.
Yesterday I discovered the most useful app EVER.
It’s called CardMunch.
Use it on your iPhone to take photos of business cards. The CardMunch app automatically will transcribe the card and link to the contact’s LinkedIn profile. You can save the contact info to your iPhone or forward the .vcf file to your Gmail. You also can invite the contact to connect on LinkedIn. The transcription is remarkably accurate.
I spent over an hour yesterday sorting and photographing the pile of old business cards sitting in my drawer. Now they’re all on my phone and searchable, with additional data from LinkedIn for contacts who have LinkedIn accounts. Super, super useful.