TECHNOLOGY & COMMUNICATIONS
No more computers – no more verbal communications
Our business world is full of disruptions and I may have stumbled across another two.
Let me start off with the world of computers. I have been using an iPad for approximately four years, which, along with my iPhone 6s and my laptop have been my mainstays.
I now believe that the laptop computer will become almost obsolete in the next 5 years. Tablets, smart phones and the next generations of smart watches will replace them. I am also sure that within the next five years there will be something new that will be added to this list, and that the capabilities of the tablet, smart phone and watch will far exceed the capability that they have now.
My second experience about verbal communications I will share by example. I received a text from a potential client asking for a meeting. Always being open for new business opportunities I replied “please let me know available dates, times and locations”. Next I received an e-mail with five options for meeting times, locations and dates. I clicked on the one that worked for me and it was immediately posted to my calendar. I then received a confirmation e-mail. Before I responded to the appointment I checked the prospective client on LinkedIn and decided I would like to confirm the meeting.
My learned lesson here is my need, as well as yours, to have your web site mobile ready, to have a company app, and to re-invent your marketing programs so potential clients can easily find you on a smart phone, etc.
Another lesson is to have the knowledge and proper software to do everything with text and automatic appointments and confirmations through e-mail. More and more of my communications have to be through text (until something better comes along) as many of my clients only respond to text messages and will not answer e-mails or telephone calls.
Are you ahead of the curve?
“The technology train is picking up speed. Don’t get stuck on the tracks!” – Nick Petra
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