Woo Hoo for me! I submitted (another) presentation to (another) convention and it was accepted. I like doing presentations; I like meeting my colleagues; most of all, I like it when THEY teach me something! The next topic I’m working on is “What’ll ya have?” For those of you nowhere near the South, it’s the sound one hears when walking into the Varsity near Georgia Tech, http://www.thevarsity.com/. I’m truly a damn yankee but having graduated from Tech and spending the past 20+ years in Georgia, I think I can get away with using it (but I digress…).
The topic dawned on me one day when I was fielding the umpteeneth call from a favorite client; the client was asking me for advice for a project that wasn’t even mine! Ok, bank accounts aside, it’s nice that my client trusts me. Flattery aside, it doesn’t pay my rent.
So, I started with a simple list of the things I do that make my clients behave like they do; and another seminar topic was birthed. So what say you? I’ll tell you what, in follow up to my post on Advent of Technology and posted comments, continuing to learn is a big deal. But so is listening and doing a good job. Tell me what’s important to you? To your clients? What do you want to learn? I’m all ears…
-Lisa Stacholy, AIA