Posts Tagged "bad behavior"

Oh, by the way, give me some referrals even though I’ve done nothing to deserve them

Posted by on Jul 23, 2010 in networking, pay it forward | 1 comment

Okay, so that was not exactly what the sticker said on the outside of the handwritten note (not a thank you, btw) we received from what I’ll just call a “grey collar” worker we have in our lives right now, but it might as well have. What it actually said was, “Oh, by the way, I’m never too busy for your referrals.” And, yes, it was on a black and gold very old-school-looking sticker almost exactly like the one below and it was stuck on the back of the envelope. My first question is simply where does one get the chutzpah?! The reality is this person has done...

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Are you on the National No Brain Picking list?

Posted by on Apr 6, 2010 in Consulting, marketing, networking, resources | 1 comment

Are you a consultant or a service provider? How many non-billable brain picking sessions did you sit through so far this year? Or, on the flip side, how many brains did you try to pick for free this year? I think we should start a National Do Not Brain Pick registry and I want to be on it. I know I’ve written about this before, and even referenced Matt Youngquist’s spot-on post about banning the phrase “pick your brain,” but based on what I’ve experienced, witnessed and heard during the first quarter of 2010, not that many people are getting the message. One of...

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The Vendor Client Relationship

Posted by on Jun 5, 2009 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I received this link to a video called, “The Vendor Client Relationship” via email this week (thanks Julie!) and can’t believe how often it’s popped into my mind since.Ā  For anyone in a creative services firm this will definitely hit home, but I’m afraid it probably applies to almost every industry/business these days. Times are tough out there, and from what I hear, people are pulling some of this you-know-what more often than usual. Thought I’d share it here because a giggle like this helps keep it all in perspective and also reminds you that it’s...

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