I’ve done my fair share of presentations through the years, I’ve shed blood, sweat and tears from my hours working in PowerPoint that it should warrant me access to heaven about now. I’ve also been on the receiving end of numerous PowerPoint presentations, and I know the feeling of “death by PowerPoint” from that angle as well.
I always try to keep my presentations as short, snappy and to the point as I possibly can. Since creating presentations take time, and my opinion is that they should be a tool to help you illustrate what you are trying to communicate rather then contain all the communication you wish to do with someone.
If you are lucky enough to get a meeting with someone, then I’m of the opinion that I’m there to make a connection and hopefully sow the seeds for a professional relationship.
As someone who has worked in fashion, albeit “just as” an eCommerce Manager, I find the fashion world enticingly interesting. One of the reasons are that the fashion industry is filled with passionate people who follow both their dreams and visions and work immensely hard to achieve them and make them reality.
Then there is this other side of fashion which I adore. The art of the clothes that meets real life and enable people to express their unique sense of style and flair that makes the world so very beautiful.
Your project proposal is the foundation for the agreement between you and your customer – you want your customer to be fully aware of the details and understand your process and why it benefits the project in question. The project proposal is also the foundation for your project plan. Once you’ve done this, the majority of the work for your project plan to use within your company is already done.
This post is written for anyone who wants to start project operations from scratch and focusses on four basic pillars that is helpful to have in place before you start taking on work, i.g projects. This article is particularly useful for anyone within the digital service and delivery area (Design, copy, web, software, marketing etc).
If you haven’t seen my post on my philosophy on project management, it can be a good start, before heading further in on my project management series, so you get a better understanding of the perspective I’m sharing from.