Planning for EDS: It’s About Time
We want you to enjoy a successful EDS. So keep in mind these three planning essentials:
First, schedule appointments early to make sure you have time slots reserved for your meetings. “Some of the things I see with people who make mistakes in scheduling is just not doing it early enough, not contacting the people they want to see,” says Larry Heller, president of Orbweaver.“ And by the time they get to them, their schedules are full.”
Second, be prepared. Make a checklist of what you want to accomplish at each meeting. If you are presenting, make sure your presentation reflects your goals. Arrange your presentation so that it allows time for a recap and questions.
Third, keep to your schedule. “Once you get behind in one meeting, you then show up late for the next meeting,” says Michael Calabria, president and CEO of ABRICON. “Be respectful of other people’s time and the fact that they also have multiple meetings.“ It goes without saying that holding all of your appointments at the Mirage – rather than off-site – is an important part of this.
And, finally, don’t forget to set aside time to meet your colleagues at the excitingEDS All-Industry Event on Tuesday, May 7th, from 4:30 to 6 p.m.