Number thirty-two: Keep Timeframes
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Number 32. Keep time frames.
So from the outset, when a client starts to talk to you about their project, make it very clear what you intend to do, by when, and what you are going to need from them by when. And make it very clear that time frames and deadlines are there to be kept and that if any deadline gets missed throughout the process, it will probably effect the final launch date.
This is one way to preempt the fact that the client might drag their feet with content. It usually happens. It's a very common problem. So you want to start having that conversation right up front.
This is the kind of time frame that we're going to be working on. We're going to need x,y,zed from you by these dates.
And if we don't get XYX from you by these dates, that will push the rest of the project back, so if you have a hard launch date by October 1st, we're going to need this information by September 3rd. And if we don't get it, we'll probably miss the launch date.
So keep, and you need to make sure that you stay true to your time frames and that you deliver whatever it is you promised by when you promise, because you can't expect your clients to buy into those time frames if you don't take them seriously.
So be really clear with the time frames of the project, and be really clear that it's important that you and your client respect those time frames and actually meet them, otherwise you're not going to meet launch date.
In the next video I'm going to talk about why you should never, ever discount. Until then, go elevate.
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