We’re all hoarders and collectors of data. But why don’t we delete anything? What compels us to keep files we haven’t opened in years, even when they take up valuable hard drive space? For photographers, designers, recording engineers, and everyone else who creates content for a living, those files are more than archives. They’re the seeds of ideas that could bloom into a new project. But if those seeds of inspiration can’t be found, they can’t grow into anything new. Here’s how Smart Sync can turn your archived data into a library you can search through to retrieve exactly what you need, right when you need it.
You’ve rehearsed your presentation. You’ve got a smart outfit picked out. You’re ready to give some firm handshakes, smile, and make eye contact. And you’re probably more than a little amped up on adrenaline. Your client, on the other hand, has been in meetings all day, feels pressed for time, and has a million other concerns on their mind. To avoid looking at blank faces while you try to make your case, you need to go beyond the usual preparation tactics. Here’s how to break through the boredom barrier and make a memorable impression in your next pitch meeting.
If you’re a creative pro, your job probably involves two kinds of work: creative work and busywork. The creative work is where you get to express yourself: experimenting, following your instincts, getting in your flow. And then comes the busywork: asking for client review, sending follow-up emails, organizing files, and wading through feedback—a pile of tasks that typically takes longer than the creative work itself.
Everyone has a story to tell. But not everyone knows how to tell it. Some of us get so tongue tied by stage fright, we can’t get our best ideas out of our head and into the world. But public speaking doesn’t have to be a nerve-racking chore. In fact, it can be fun when you know how to get out of your own way and get into a creative flow. Today, we’ll show you 15 tips for chipping away at anxiety so you can bring your brilliant work to the people who need to hear it.
Have you ever emailed a batch of files to a client, only to find out they completely overlooked your message? Or that they only downloaded the first of five attachments? Or that your work got forwarded along without your name or attribution?
When you do the same things over and over, work starts to become routine. You go to the same meetings, review the same numbers, and email the same people. You learn your job so well you barely have to think about it. The spark goes away, and your creative energy fizzles. The problem? You’ve lost your sense of curiosity.