Here is another speech by Sir Ted Robinson.
I was talking with James Laughlin a friend of mine. I’d met with him a couple times to talk about what I do. The past week I met with him and during our conversation I asked him what I do. He had a hard time explaining it. I told him that is my problem no one really can explain what I do. So we chatted some more and he said to me you need to tell people the product of what you do, not what you do. He came up with a great statement for me. He said, “You turn employees into innovators.” Which is a perfect way to describe what happens when I work with companies. Thanks James.
I have been using that line on people now for about 10 days and it is getting a great response from most people. It is getting me more excited to talk to people. I am also getting the opportunity to talk to lots more people.
I also found this cool software that helps me schedule appointments with people. it at www.tungle.me
I have also met some really great people.
This past weekend I spent about 6 hours at a career workshop. With a couple of friends. I picked up a couple of new things from the workshop. The first is that I need to come up with a better. “Elevator Speech” Here is what I have come up with:
I am a business consultant with over 15 years of successful leadership experience. I am successful because I can fix problems and motivate employees. With my skills I have been able to raise profits and increase employee productivity. I am passionate about learning something new everyday. Because of this I have been able to identify and adopt emerging technologies. This has help me to better manage risk and design innovative solutions to problems
We also learned about power statements. I need to work on more. I am creating a google document with more of the power statements. But here is one for an example.
I can work hard and smart. for example I was given the responsibility of turning an office around that was missing deadlines. I worked 12 hour days to design and implement a system that paid people more to produce more. Within two months were were beating our deadlines by two hours. and the average production for each employee had doubled.
I will continue to work on more of these statements.