When leaving someone a telephone message, always give your
telephone number last. This way you make
it easy for the person to remember, and they do not
have to review your message. This
is very useful for someone who is calling from his/her car or
when they do not have a pen available.
Time Management: Whenever possible, ask people
when they need something rather than promising them
that they can have it “tomorrow”.
We often tend to overload our plates by being too accommodating. By
asking someone when they need something, they will
often give you more time than you were going to take. This
in turn will allow you to manage your tasks without
putting extra pressure on yourself.
It is often good to have meetings at the end of the day,
or on Friday afternoons.
Since everyone wants to go home, people tend to be more
focussed and less time is wasted.
Sales: When going to a sales meeting, always plan on arriving 15-20 minutes early.
This will compensate for unforeseen traffic and/or parking related problems,
and it will provide you with the necessary time needed for you
to mentally focus on your meeting objectives.
Trade Show: If you are planning on exhibiting
at a trade show, it is a good idea to paint your crates
a unique color. If your
crates do not arrive in your booth, they will be a
lot easier to identify. This
will help you avoid untimely delays in setting up your