📬 Your FlexRoles #13

Balancing Delivery and Pitching Yourself in the Flexer World

Good Morning Flex Family 🌅

We don’t know about you but holidays have been firmly on the mind as we reach mid-july.
The best bit? 
We flex so we go on holiday almost whenever we want!
People are sleeping on this movement… Trust us!

Have a great week.

Today’s Flex takes just 4ish minutes:

FlexThoughts 💭

Winning work as a Flexer

As a Flexer you are a one person company. You’ve got to deliver for your clients but you must also carve out time to win new work.
What’s the right mix between delivery and pitching?..
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FlexFix ⚒️

Each week we set you up with one actionable tip to get you Flex Ready.
Your task?
- Get it done, this week!
- You’ve got this 💪

 Cultivate Effective Communication and Collaboration Skills:

The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said.’ - Peter Drucker

Since fractional or remote workers are often not on-site, clear and efficient communication becomes even more crucial.

  1. Master Written Communication: You will often communicate via email, chat, or project management tools, so written communication is key. Be clear, concise, and ensure your tone is professional.
    Make sure to proofread your messages for grammar and spelling errors.

  2. Develop your Virtual Presentation Skills: As a fractional worker, you’'ll likely present your ideas in virtual meetings.
    Learn to use video conferencing tools effectively and ensure you can present your ideas clearly and confidently.
    (e.g: Annotate, Use a second screen for presentations etc)

  3. Be Responsive: Since you won't be physically present in an office, responsiveness is crucial. Reply to messages in a timely manner and update others on your progress regularly.

  4. Practice Active Listening: This means fully concentrating, understanding, responding, and then remembering what is being said in your conversations. This skill will help you better understand the needs of your clients or the company you're working with.

  5. Learn Collaboration Tools: Familiarize yourself with popular collaborative tools like Google Workspace, Microsoft Teams, Slack, Trello, etc. These tools are often used in flexible work environments to collaborate on projects and tasks.

FlexFlix 📱

In this section we’ll share with you what we’re watching, reading or listening to that helps us Flex faster, more efficiently and all-round win more!

This week we’re reading Book Yourself Solid - Michael Port.

Book Yourself Solid

Michael Port

This book shows you how to promote more than just your skills—you need to sell your reputation, your service, your very self. It starts with laying a foundation so potential clients know you can give them what they want and need…

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