Tuesday, March 31, 2009

When cold shoulders should be ignored

What happens when a client gives you a cold shoulder? Occasionally this happens to the best of us, and it can leave you feeling quite confused. Especially if you thought you 'had it in the bag'.

There are a couple of ways to deal with this. One way is to try and ask the client if there's a particular reason he's not following through with the project. Often it will be something quite simple like a busy schedule on his part.

You can also try waiting for a couple of days to give him a chance to get in touch with you, before you question him.

If he does get back to you with a concrete reason, then you have something to work with. However, if you still find him ignoring you, then as long as he doesn't owe you money, it may be best to leave him alone and to focus on more productive projects. This would also be a good time to remember not to invest too much time in a project unless you have been given a down payment or signed a contract for it.

Happy writings!

© 2009 Usha Krishnan Sliva
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