Give ’em Something To React To

Give ’em Something To React To

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If you want to get ahead in your career. If you want to stand out in your career.

Use this one tip.

Give people something to react to.

That’s it!

When your manager asks for something … give them something to react to. It will help them know you have thought about the project. It will also force you to think about the project or task in a way that requires a presentation in some form – it could be in-person and oral, it could be a PowerPoint, it could be over the phone or via a webchat. The point is, you want to … Give ‘em something to react to.

In the real world this is not hard to do, but it can be daunting.

  • It’s easy to come up with ideas
  • It’s easy to throw a bunch of spaghetti against the wall
  • It’s easy to make big guesses

It’s a lot harder to put something down that is more concrete and tangible.

Sure, it can be risky and scary to put something out there. But, if you want to stand out in your career this is a great skill to learn early and apply often.

In the real world some people are really good at generating ideas and that’s a great thing and that’s a great skill. Some people are really good at deciphering which ideas are more viable and…