Learner's Journal - 22.03.19
What is the most important thing I want to achieve today?
Make today a highly effective day.
Things I learnt today
It's ok to say no to clients, customers. Don’t bend over backwards
Don't assume - ask (avoid miscommunication)
Things I could do differently to make the day better
Plan conversations better - effective forward thinking. Before engaging in any conversation, have answers for all predictable outcomes. Know what your clear objective looks like.
Manage the other person's time. How can you plan something better, so the person working with you has a clear set of tasks to do.
Things I did well today
Much better at dealing with difficult situations now!! Was super positive all day.
Resisted the temptation of having a social life
Great level of comfort with sales calls as compared to a couple days ago.
Things I want to concentrate on doing tomorrow
Finish video editing projects
Making sure my room is ready for YS to take over.
Packing for BALIIIII
What am I grateful for?
Friends who love me despite my busy life and having no time for them.
Ask the client difficult questions
“Tell your superiors what the video is for - it's a marketing message. They can say all they want - but it's up to you.”
How to reduce number of frames - how to make it as simple as possible?
Make sure filestage is organised. Ask the client - Can you remove your comment?
Instruct them how to give clear comments
Don't discount the client's opinion
Tell them when they have bad ideas - and why it’s a bad idea
Make sure background music is in brief folder before starting animation
Make it as easy for the animator as possible - percentages/exact numbers to change size. More specific = better. 'Make xyz 50% smaller’
find links to explain yourself
Remind them to rush their superiors, if deadline is fixed and can't be moved