YANNO: The IMPLEMENTATION PLAN is the most critical part of any business relationship moving forward in agreement to pay or serve or manufacture or provide






Technologically, I'm ambidextrous [ had to spell check that one:  thank you GOOGLE with its Blogspot for bloggers >> to be able to right click, then backspace the underlined in red until misspelled word is highlighted in pink -> right click again } GOOGLE will give you options, you can even look up THESAURUS or SYNONYMS (words that have similar meaning)  ] and choices of words' spelling.

Technically ambidextrous?

Huh?  What does THAT mean?  I can think in abstract based on how it is being done, in my head.  The problem with that is, unless it is clarified, I assume it will follow the path that makes sense to me, unless it is spelled out.

YANNO:

Being ambidextrous also means that I can think, talk, and write at the same time.

 --> yanno, (yah, I know)

adding the technological part means I can insert a good idea that should be able to work technically.  

A strong support team

is critical in moving anything forward.  Let me explain.

MEETING OF THE MINDS

Schedule a meeting of the minds i.e. whomever is responsible for answering:  "who can do that or get that done?" persons in your organization.  Obviously, it would be the top down, by level designation, then department, then by ownership, then by responsibility.

GET A BIG FLIP BOARD

Ensure you have plenty of supplies.  Get a set of flipboard+colored markers per group of five people who will be in attendance.

BREAK OUT SESSION MEMBERS

Prior to meeting, have your plan in place for segments of teams you want to be grouped together, so there is no scrambling or delays by being disorganized.  Essentially, this will establish your attendees list, then you can ensure that you have everyone's email.

Save time now, save face later.

The better organized you are for this meeting, the more likely it will be both successful and fruitful.  
Who will be invited to join, will also determine its success.  By having a plan, you will likely clock in close to the time ending.

EXECUTIVE SPONSOR attendee

Top boss should be invited first > send an email to his/her Executive Assistant introducing yourself and a brief background on what will be covered.  If said CEO or OWNER is not available, you may as well cancel having any meeting and stop putting any sweat into trying to push water up hill.  It is the top boss' responsibility to be able to answer to owners, investors or shareholders how business gets done.  In fact, the company's portfolio should already itemized this to attract more money or funding.  

What are YOU trying to do?

You is head honcho, meeting facilitator gets it done - designated contact on top boss' designated attendee.  Why you need this because you are trying to map out how the business gets done:  from the initial order date, who took the order, who follows up the order/ensures that it can be done?

The most successful executives I've had the pleasure of working with, don't do everything, yet they can answer intricate details about his/her business.  That is because before anyone forks over any money, as investor or financial or shareholder would tell you, sometimes they either want or they need to know some of the nitty gritty aspects of operations/delivery.

You have this meeting of the minds to map it all out in intricate detail.  Every tiny baby step or click that takes the customer from the start to the finish line.

e-COMMERCE?



You maybe think it all is ordered online from the e-commerce portion of your website.  Well, what happens before the customer CAN order your service from your website?  


SCHEDULE A MEETING

Depending upon the size of your sphere of influence, you need to ensure that you have a facility to have that many people.

OFF SITE productivity

Right around the corner from me is a highway with majestic panorama views of our fields and mountains as the backdrop.  I would imagine this fabulous inn not that far that caters to the fine dining, elegant meeting setting, and even accommodations if out of town attendees are required (or everyone is flying here -- let me plan your event for 10-12 people.



START WITH THE END IN MIND

Set the target date:  date services start or item will be in the hands of the customer, agreed to or required by customer in agreement entered in for your delivery or start date of services or products to be provided.  This date NEVER moves.  If you are going to be a service oriented company, typically aligned with quality, you are going to have to stick to your commitment(s).  Your reputation demands that and your pocket book stakes everything on that commitment.






..... to be continued






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WHAT they're NOT informing you under PRIVACY 

Privacy matters: what information are you releasing?


Privacy breach?

Like a lot of you out there :: information gobblers and research geniuses :: I'm "aware" that Privacy has replaced Cloud, Data, AI (artificial intelligence), etc. etc.  as the flavor of the day.

Media attention
Does serve a purpose.  In fact, if I wasn't such an avid reader and news fan, I probably wouldn't have noticed how privacy is becoming the dark horse that has reared its ugly head after the wide-spread coverage of how Facebook failed in protecting its users from privacy breaches.  

Hippocratic Oath
Like doctors who graduate into practice take the Hippocratic oath meaning they will fight to maintain life over all other.  Why aren't the social media and online giants or media outlets sworn to upkeep the truth, protect its users from dissemination of their personal information and be charged with some huge fine (minimum equivalent to the monetary value they benefited from release of the information for payment on handing out that information to a third party technology organization).

Big Brother
Big Brother is alive and thriving because of our ignorance, burying our hands in the sand mentality that if we ignore it, it can't happen to us.

To think, I was mulling over a blog about going the extra mile:  you can usually get an idea of where my head's at by my tweets to be transparent.  I had been listening to a Radio Talk Show (I often listen to QR77 in Calgary, to allow it be known).  Because I knew the Host was filling in for not just one colleague, but two, I felt it was my honor to listen to him:  he did a fantastic job of floating from one genre topic to another, having three issues covered in the same day would be a challenge, never mind facilitate call ins and text messages while staying upbeat and convincing in his coverage on all three topics.  The topic was dancing around opinions on legalized cannabis (due Oct 17 2018 in Canada) and then bounced over to Privacy and then bounced over to the viral spat that will have financial ramifications to both countries .... 

Publicity disaster
I never thought I'd see what was tweeted become a diplomatic event because I didn't think that people took to heart what was tweeted.  I guess, The Donald has changed that, eh?

Amazon dominates
So many of us buy from Amazon -> naively distracted by their speed of service.  Except today.  This confirmation of an order delivery showed a picture in real time from the front of my house:

La La Ti Da :: 
I can see your house 24 x 7 days a week so that I can prove that you've received the order .... Not that I've had to delay their staff at the door if I don't answer the door right away or happenstance be in the back yard with my dog (often the case) to wait for my signature (like everyone else).

I guess I'm going to have to go back and dig through the agreements to see where I released the right to show them where I live and details:  I could have been sitting in those chairs with my husband.

Social Etiquette advances ENGAGEMENT online

The following was just posted on Facebook:
Hey Marsha Collier .... Happy 3rd Frienaversary!! It's been a happy ride on the bus with you and together, we show how 2 women, from 2 countries, remarkable and steadfastness to the roller coaster of social media together. Interesting isn't it that this came from Facebook and not Twitter where we consistently interact and "engage" with each other

I declare: Marsha Collier to be my BFF friend online ... dated this 14th day of June, 2018. A solidarity that could not be broken nor can be split even though our country's politicians are both acting like elementary boys volleying to being recognized as the most popular boy at school.

Can you imagine?
If Justin Trudeau invited moi Jeannette Marshall to attend a mini conference with @MarshaColliers and Donald Trump -- I BET we'd have it solved in 3 hours if a glass of wine and a great conversation exchanged between two different ladies: setting a new curve in an upward arrow swirling into the stratosphere as a solution of "WE TOO" @WE2 #We2 ..... Read more ......... HERE>

If you have a good friend, go ahead and tweet at them or post on their Facebook timeline, something along how you met and their impact on your online knowledge quest or self development or communications command post.

Even better if you could scout out a great tweet dated back to the early days of "ENGAGEMENT".



What's the big deal about ENGAGEMENT?
If you, my new associate, have to ask: you are NOT a social media guru.

Sales supremacy & social media power share the same ideal quality that separates all the giants from the tiniest beings is ........ well what do you think it means?

Enter your answer here:
A) On a piece of paper with A) B) and C) ready to go!
B) Share the answer on social media channels with #PureEngagement hashtag.
C) Ability and desire to be responsive, enthusiastic and a positive connection.
Since I wrote this mini exam, I already know the answer but will include "Responsiveness" as I share this blog.

Responsiveness? Conscientiousness? What does that mean? I'm certain that if you were a fleeting observer of either Marsha Collier or me over the past few years, you would have noticed increasing dialogues yet inaudible communication between us.

And, as life usually unfolds, an increasing respect and champion-like exchange begins, ignited between the two. There can be a sprinkle of questions or comments on either party's tweet usually and Facebook post often.

I just realized, we have neither invaded each other's personal space by direct messages, leaving it as a save tool, if you really need to ask a favor or that sort of exchange.

Let's be clear in a mix up space that online is, "Social Etiquette" is the crucial way to be enveloped, acknowledged and supported by the majority online period including the self-acclaimed "Influencer" or compensated "Brand Ambassador" folks aside -- simple because it is complicated and more difficult to dissect.

It is near impossible to have unified agreement on the numbers since data is the new child of the universe that creates opportunity and differentiation.

So often I see one sided, one vantage point or one perspective streaming from social media identities, whether from a brand enforcer or personalized name.

There isn't any trick.
You can go to any of your mediums to see where your mentions are coming from.

Battle over Privacy is nothing compared to data. I said that in a blog a good four or five years ago: the race for gathering personal information, habits, posts that create algorithms that allow predictive answers based on the: NUMBERS.

What comes after numbers? Artificial Intelligence or, what I like to call it: "Automated Internet". That is exactly putting the cart before the horse. Intentionally so, because by being able to predict what "desirable audiences" want, want to buy, want to see, want to subscribe to, etc.

Back in 1997, I was on weekly conference calls with the best, strongest sales team mates from across North America. A handpicked sort who developed ENGAGEMENT with each other based on how easy it was to reach out, just say hi or talk shop about anything, for me mostly lands on publishing or digital media (printing, web, social) my chin flips up and my voice gets louder, with excitement and speed builds, momentum jumps. They didn't mind that. People who "get me" recognize that the speed in which someone modulates their language or story shouldn't diminish its value, yet often is .... mistakenly.

Like the finest athletes, who can usually excel at multi physical exertion (i.e. ice skating: technical, artistic, choreography and graceful or dynamic flow)... people who can exude and engage at the same time are skillful in either sales or social media.

Now, there are a lot of anti-sales folks out there. For good reason for sure: usually being oversold something or paying more than necessary or break in promise on productivity, service, timelines. <Heed this advice < always under promise, be realistic to build credibility on expertise > over deliver don't over commit resources, people, tools, equipment, materials, timelines.

If a topic appeals to someone, regardless of stature in life, they will respond.

So think of a topic that you are enthusiastic about, interested in learning more about and then look (it is not hard to GOOGLE: "online+influence+gardening". Where Google likes to show independent opinion by using the numbers at their disposal: what is the number of clicks on a topic or identity? Then they display.

It isn't surprising that Facebook and Twitter are trying to build their engines: like the two kids on the first day of school and how it ends in the following June (around now: best friends, frenemies, etc.)

Facebook had its hand slapped after as people keep digging for more conspiracy theories online more than ever: not only evaluating the numbers that they have at their disposal and how they can leverage that as an enterprise wants to increase cash flow.

The best way to wrap this up would be to increase your online responsiveness wherever you have an identity, regardless of medium: Twitter, Facebook or InstaGram, etc. Look to see who "Mentions" or "RT" or "Tags" you and then acknowledge it with Social Etiquette, with "Thank You" being the easiest.

Post art source: Vogue
Iman Raad, Eye (Left), 2017, acrylic on raw canvas, 34 x 40 inches
Photo: Courtesy of the artist and Sargent’s Daughter Gallery (March 18 to April 23, 2017)



This is the New York debut of this breakout young talent from Iran, whose brightly colored paintings and installations allow fruits, flowers, butterflies, animals, and other nonhuman subjects to get a life.