Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Understanding the value of time and scheduling is something that everyone should learn, especially entrepreneurs. This whole start-up thing gets hectic sometimes and being in school still, I forget that other people may not operate on the same schedule as me. While I may have no idea what I'm even going to have for lunch, important people you'll be wanting to talk to have and they even know what's for dessert. Make sure you schedule things far in advance of when you actually need a meeting. Not only is this common courtesy but it makes you look more professional as well. Equally important is the follow up on you scheduled meeting. If you promised to get someone a document or a link, be punctual and specific about it. Don't say "this week or next week" try "I'll have it to you by Wednesday at 2:00 p.m." This helps you prioritize and minimizes the chance you'll forget something. Happy scheduling.