Friday, August 21, 2009

The weather.

I recently seem to be speaking to quite a few people from California. Mostly from LA. Besides that I could be that weather guy, I don't think I could handle the weather. 75 and sunny. EVERY DAY? I have to have some variety. More specific, I would miss the rain, thunder and snow.

Everyone from the Midwest jokes that if you don't like the weather, wait an hour. At least it changes...

Monday, August 17, 2009

Interpretation...Think about it.

The way people interpret your actions can be as important or more important than what you actually do. An example of sitting on a decision. Some may interpret that you are not acting because it is not important to you. Another interpretation may be that it is really important to you! Your past interaction may guide this interpretation.

This is why email is so difficult. There is no emotion and can have many different interpretations that you never thought it would.

In fact, many of you reading this may interpret this about you? It's not.

Spend the extra time on the email clarifying your purpose, spend a little time setting expectations in person. Don't leave it up for interpretation. If anything, when you are hoping that someone gets your point, they won't. Someone else who you are not trying to get the point will interpret it for them...

Sunday, August 16, 2009

365 Posts

So I have published a post for each day of the year.

What have I learned about blogging since?

1. More people than I thought actually read it.
2. Family and friends use this to get a better understanding of me.
3. Business people use it to get a better understanding of the IT business.
4. I have learned and passed on many sales tactics
5. I have enjoyed this more than I thought

To many more posts to come.