You Must have a Good Time Management System - Small Business Solutions from Denise O'Berry

You Must have a Good Time Management System

I’ll never forget the time I almost blew a new prospect meeting because I didn’t manage the details. I was so embarrassed. 

A prospective client was referred my way by a colleague and we talked for a bit over the phone and set up a meeting. We had to juggle a little because her schedule was busy and so was mine. We finally found a mutually agreeable day and time and planned to meet.

Sounds great, huh? Not.

She called me the following Wednesday and wondered where I was. Oops. Not a great way to make a good first impression.

She had written the date on her calendar as April 27 and I wrote it on May 4. We agreed to the day (Wednesday) and the time (9am), but failed to clarify the date. Fortunately we were able to set up a new date.

Whew! Don’t let this happen to you. Make sure you confirm, the day, time and date when you are setting up a meeting. Yes, sometimes the small details do count.

Got any great tips to make sure these type of mishaps don’t happen? Share them with me by leaving a comment.

About the Author Denise O'Berry

Hello! I'm Denise, Your Strategic Partner -- Let me guess. You bought into the hustle, hustle, hustle vibe and now you're on the brink of burnout. You keep setting your alarm for earlier in the day, but don't gain anything from it -- except bleary eyes and frustration about how little you've accomplished at the end of the day. I get it. I've walked in those shoes and they aren't a good fit for anyone. Let me help get you where you want to go without all the stress and frustration.Click here to learn more.