Sherlock knows that perception is reality. While working on the job with his unsuspecting culprits, he asks six questions to continually investigate his client’s perception of his firm’s service.
The ability to listen, and listen carefully, is a skill that seems to be scarce these days. Conversational “blah blah blah” is so common, there’s a day to commemorate it! April 17th is Blah Blah Blah Day. Defeat the disregard of dialogue with these three tips to improve your listening skills.
AnyList is primarily known for its ease of sharing and organizing grocery lists and recipes, and truth be told that is exactly why we love it. But it is just as easily used for any list you can think of: to-dos, must-see movies, books you want to read ... the (Any)list goes on...
Jade Donaghy's goal as a graphic designer? To create something visually appealing that still communicates an idea, a service, or a product, while focusing on brand recognition. “It’s art, but with a commercial purpose.”
It seems intangible among the 47 unread emails and strewn papers on your desk, but it’s a lot of the reason your business exists and keeps going: Networking. Referrals can make up to 80%-90% of new business revenues – so, it’s all about relationships. Just being great at your job isn’t enough. Developing a strong and powerful network is key to maintaining and cultivating new business and clients.
You already have an online presence on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat. So why create (and use!) a LinkedIn account? If you are a business professional, being on LinkedIn is a must.
Effective marketing materials aren't just about how they look. Getting to that final, streamlined product includes many crucial steps. These are our top five.
As marketing professionals, we often dedicate hours of our lives to scrolling, sifting, searching, and scrolling again. To what end? Sadly, we’re probably trying to find correct information online about the things we care about. But with Google Alerts, it doesn’t need to be this way.
What is public relations in our industry? PR is often seen as an advertising mechanism, intended for general publicity. While that may be true in other industries, in the AEC industry we view PR as a support tactic to win work and enhance your firm’s image. Ideally, it is an activity that supports and influences your client base to develop a long-term relationship that results in winning work.
Calling all proposal teams! The SMPS Utah Proposal Bootcamp will give you the tools you need to understand and build your firm’s message for proposal pursuits. Three sessions and a client panel will focus on crafting a compelling message and ensuring that the message is integrated into your proposals and interviews. Sessions will also cover effective writing, managing content, and coaching teams for pursuits. Presenter Keri Hammond, FSMPS, CPSM will work directly with the attendees to develop qualifications for outreach/business development, marketing material organization, and proposals. Please bring project examples, real life questions, and enthusiasm!
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