Monday, March 16, 2009

Day 3.5 - Edit Post

FINANCE 2.0 MONEY MANAGEMENT FOR THE NEXT GEN
Not a product demo but a product pitch....wanted to see how these things work no need to sell me on the viability. ergh

Skipped off to the pOwer of sMall:

Now I am in my element: Here they are
1. make small talk - helps a lot learn new things
2. go the extra inch
3. say thank you
4. become a mini-tasker
5. see the glass half empty
6. make small impressions
7. make small changes

You gotta trick your mind into changing. Neurological studies show that the most primitive part of our brains is afraid of change. So pretend your already there in the change you want to be and soon enough your brain will catch up - amen or woman as the case may be.


Microsoft BizSpark Accelerator:

Thrive for financial literacy. You can drag and drop icons to set goals and meet them. Three to five minutes to set up. 3 minute product demo. I am in ...smarter than the mint.

Enough to be Dangerous:

SPEAKER
Kali Cover - Exec Director of Systems Implementation Fox - My Space

Making the Most of the Honeymoon Phase:
- meet the team
- identify key players
- make a good first impression - partly to do with SWAG - welcome pak - Champagne - rolling out the red carpet

- spend time outside the client's office - bring them into your cool space - clients judge your level of talent by how cool your space is --- take them out to golf

REFINE YOUR APPROACH:
- Ask how do they like to work
- Explain how you like to work
- lots of upfront meeting

SETTING THE GROUND RULES:
- Establish the Baseline for your Relationship
*clients know how far they are pushing it and they will always ask for more especially around what you will give away and how much time it will take

SEALING THE DEAL:
- Commit to the team - name the team in the SOW for both sides
- Fully express the the business objectives in SOW

MOTIVATING YOUR TEAM:
- Help them empathize with the client (each team member must own the project0
- Clarify roles and responsibilities

EDUCATING CLIENTS:
- inform without talking down
- myth busters and industry standards
- project life cycles

SETTING EXPECTATIONS:
- communicate escalation paths
- set up regular check points


ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE BELLY OF THE BEAST - SUCCESS IN THE CORPORATION
Tips Gleaned from long chat:
- speak the language of your business culture
- stay under the radar
- build it before they find you (time box it for 10 weeks)


must say i have really just once again started to get anther cool hang of this....blogging about the event in the event rocks! and now i get how to make italics and bold. :)

Change Your World in 50 Minutes: Making Breakthroughs Happen

HOW DO YOU REALLY KNOW YOUR USER:(who a person is)
- what's on their ipod playist
- which super power would you choose ? flight or invisibility

14 Ways to improve your productivity

1.Treat your features build like a super power -if we add this will it be a cool super power?

2. What bigger/cooler thing is my (new) thing a part of (my company, my product)

3. Outlyers - it takes 10,000 hours to get really really good at something
a) learn the patterns
b) shorten the duration

4. Deliberate Practice: kicking ass in < less than 1,000 - in specific practice
a)work on your strengths
b) in user experience offer exercises, games, to encourage deliberate practice

5. Make the right things easy and the wrong things hard. Make it easier to have a user have a breakthrough than stand still

6. Get better gear and offer better gear

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