They printed me up in the "2013-2014 Parramatta Revealed" booklet!
Also, I did some improvised puppetry for the Parramatta Lanes event the last couple of weeks, and apparently I appeared in the local paper with the puppet I was operating ("Cerny the GAKI" puppet, which brings awareness to the dwindling numbers of Tasmanian Devils due to mouth cancer). Hopefully, I can find a copy of the article!
When you pitch or mingle with a Client do you make it cordial or do you make it personal? Do you sell the business or do you sell yourself? Do you convince the business or do you convince the decision maker?
In my life as a Project Manager, I had the Client sit in to interview successful tenderers for a multimillion dollar, iconic construction project. The tenders that were in the final three were about three per cent difference between each. The tenders themselves were pretty much similar in style with capability statements, Gantt charts, resource management plans, etc outlining the whole project. So essentially what would differentiate them would be the interview. They were asked to bring their Site Foreman, Project Director and Project Manager to the interview to answer questions.
The most promising on paper was a large construction company with impeccable staff, turnover and a slew of prestigious projects under their belt. And they were the most economical as well. So it essentially was a slam dunk for them.
But they lost it all to one mistake.