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Entries in the Month : August, 2009

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Saturday, 15 August, 2009

Content Following my previous post Travel Stationary Geek, my travel journaling is coming along nicely (if a little behind), with my efforts to document our East Asia travel experiences happening both on and offline.

Travel Journal 1

In July, Linh and I went to Taipei and Seoul. The trips adds a further two countries to our visited list that includes Vietnam and Japan, as well as Hong Kong (and Macau). So I've bought another two Traveler's Notebooks as I use a 64 page book for each country in which to keep any ephemera.

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Inspiration. Stationary. Travel.

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Saturday, 08 August, 2009

Content There's no arguing that backing up data is crucial for business. Once a project is finished, its customary to organise it and archive it accordingly. Yet email is something we all use day in, day out continuously, so there's no cut off point where we can make conscious decision to decide to back up. Whether your email set up takes care of backing up or not, it should do as it can help protect your business (or yourself depending on what you do!).

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Wednesday, 05 August, 2009

Content In the past, I've only ever trusted using business email with a desktop client program like Entourage. Firstly, because I started working when dial-up connections were much more common than always-on broadband, so using a program didn't require me to connect each time. Secondly because I didn't want to leave my contacts and conversation trails in the hands of a third party company.

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Sunday, 02 August, 2009

Content Do you often pitch for projects by responding to a client brief? One thing to mention straight off, is that a written proposal alone is unlikely to win a pitch.

The fact that there is a pitch in the first place, however, already implies a process of assessing which supplier might fit the needs of a client the best. This process could include a presentation of some kind, either formal or informal, where the client gets to meet your team and see first hand, your portfolio and/or your possible ideas in answer to their brief.

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Saturday, 01 August, 2009

Content A few years ago, I regretfully spent time on putting together six proposals for a particular "potential" client. Not all at the same time, but one after another, most of which were for potential projects on well-known international brands.

I'm sure I'm not the only person in business, who welcomes opportunities like this and rise to the occasion when they appear. However, in this particular case, I never heard back about the proposals, nor did I see any proof that the potential client had gone to another supplier (I did do some research).

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