“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”
George Bernard Shaw, Playwright
While each project is different, here’s an idea of the key steps we take to engage in a project together:
Explore our fit
I think it’s important to start by making sure we will work well together – and actually like working together! This early conversation will tell us a lot about our chemistry and shared expectations, and it will ensure that my capabilities meet the needs of your situation/project.
Collect more background
Assuming we agree to move ahead, I’ll schedule a separate meeting or call with you and/or your team to gather more details about the project background, scope of work, desired outcomes, timing, and budget (if known).
Provide a project proposal
With that information in hand, I’ll prepare a customized proposal for your review and consideration. Generally, the proposal includes a written recap of our earlier discussion, an overview of the general communications approach, a description of the activities/steps I recommend, and a clear view of the associated timing and pricing
Seal the deal
Once we agree on the proposal, we’ll work together to secure any needed contracts and address administrative needs. Then, we sign on whatever dotted lines are required.
This is when the real fun begins.