Once Gone

September 13, 2017 by  
Filed under Front Page, Wright Ideas

Once Gone,
It has been Stolen Forever

Guest Post by Mike Wesley

What is the one thing that nobody has more of than anyone else? Time, We all have the same 24 hours in a given day. The real question is what do we do with our 24?Use this commodity wisely, we thrive, use it foolishly, and we can only feel overwhelmed and unproductive. So the question that came across the Twitter Feed from @DrWright1 was, “What do you use to save time in your busy day?”
 My answer was simple. “Teach others to answer their own questions.”  Yes this sounds simple enough, but is it really? In a very busy day, quick questions and small interruptions end up to be quite large distractions through the day. We are working on something and place that aside to answer a seemingly innocent question. What ends up happening is you think you took the five minutes to provide a short and accurate solution. That 5 minutes really turns out to be 10 by the time you get back on the previous task. Then 15 minutes later you get an email, an IM or a phone call from the same person only to ask another question.

 

Folks this can really landslide on you if you do not grab it by the horns and straighten it out now.  Sure my solution is not easy, and no it may not save you time today, but the good news is, invest the time now and it will pay off in more productivity and who knows, possibly “Free Time” in the future.
Even just six 10 minute distractions through the day add up to one hour. Our hour that has been stolen from you. One hour that you will never get back. So please use your time wisely.
 Here is what to do: Take the time now and teach people who ask you questions to answer their own questions.  When someone asks you to fix something, take the extra time now and show them how they could fix the problem themselves. It will pay off. I am not sure if you know this but almost any question can be answered very simply using one very easy tool, “Google”. Yes Google can answer almost any question you have, don’t be afraid to use it yourself, and this is the time saver, “Do not be afraid to tell others to use it.”
Assume someone sakes you a question tomorrow. This is your new one word answer. “Google” Seriously they really can answer their own questions. Now if it is your boss asking you how long it is going to take you to finish the current project, I don’t suggest you say “Google”, but a question about how to spellchecker in Word, you can just say it.
The point is the more you teach the people around you to answer their own questions the more time you have to answer your own.
Take the time to show others and you may find yourself with more time than you know what to do with?
@Mike_Wesely

 

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Remodel Your Elevator Speech

Is it time to remodel your elevator speech? What is it right now? Write it down. Now, look and see if you still are focused on those services and benefits. Write down your 30 second version, your 3 minute version and your 10 minute versions. Make sure you focus on your clients. Everyone wants to know what is in it for them.

Here is a good question- what is the result you want from your elevator speech? Do you want them to ask for your card? Do you want them to ask more about what you do? Do you want to them buy?
If you want them to buy from your elevator speech, then I will ask you to stop taking the HOPIUM and become clear headed. A sale is not likely to result from a first contact. Remember, you don?t meet someone and then ask them to marry you. The answer is always no.
You do need to understand for YOUR company what is the next step or process you want to happen. Speaking to people one on one helps, however, it is NOT going to be as effective as speaking to thousands or even millions at a time.

 

Everybody Pitch!

Here is the question: Can everyone in your company do a 2 minute pitch about your company. Can they tell someone concisely what you do and how you benefit customers?
Before you say a quick yes, ask them. Without prep, can they give it to you? You might be surprised at what you hear. Team members may be saying all kinds of things. This means this is what they are saying to customers.
All of us have at least one person working on the team, ask them to give you a two minute pitch and let me know what you find out.
If it is not to your liking, then write it out for them and have them practice it.
Let me know what you found out!

 

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